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Ryan Air

Jun 09, 2016 Ryanair is like a runaway train, in that nothing seems to be able to stop it. Despite unfavorable hedges, terrorism, air traffic control strikes and plenty of economic weakness, the airline still managed to turn a profit during the historically weak first quarter. A 6% ... Read more

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

May 29, 2016 Boeing and Air China officially unveiled the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner to the public at a grand ceremony in Beijing today. The national flag carrier is the first airline in the country to have a 787-9 enter into service. "The 787-9 Dreamliner employs a multitude of cutting-edge technologies best represented by its electronic handling system and wide application of composite materials," said Captain Wang Yingnian, chief pilot of ... Read more

Emirates Sustains Growth Uptick

May 24, 2016 Emirates last week posted an operating margin nearing 10% for its fiscal year. That’s significantly better than the 7% the year before and a whole lot better than the 5%, 4%, and 3% posted in the years prior to that. Is the airline permanently out of ... Read more

TAAG Angola Airlines

May 16, 2016 Boeing and TAAG Angola Airlines, the national airline of Angola, celebrated the delivery of the airline's newest 777-300ER (Extended Range). The latest addition to TAAG’s fleet touched down in Luanda today following a non-stop 8,709 nautical mile (14,015 kilometers) delivery flight from Boeing's Delivery Center ... Read more


Apr 21, 2016 Airbus Training Center (ATC) in Miami – part of the growing worldwide network of Training by Airbus* facilities – has installed its first A350 XWB full-flight simulator. The A350 XWB simulator has received Level-D qualification from both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency ... Read more

Apr 15, 2016 Boeing recently announced it has expanded its training capabilities at its Flight Services campus in Shanghai to support customers in the region. Included in the new offerings are a Next-Generation 737 full-flight simulator and a state-of-the-art 737 maintenance training classroom.  “We are pleased to help our ... Read more

JetBlue Takes Off

Mar 22, 2016 The first Airbus aircraft produced in the U.S. Manufacturing Facility has flown for the first time. The A321, destined for JetBlue took off from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley in Mobile, Alabama, at 9:36 a.m., performed its test sequences, and ... Read more

Pegasus Airlines

Mar 22, 2016 Boeing and Turkey's leading low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines, have finalized an order for five Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes, valued at approximately $505 million based on expected list prices at delivery. Pegasus Airlines and its subsidiaries, Air Manas and Izair, operate a fleet of 58 737-800s and ... Read more

Ups and Downs

Mar 16, 2016 In Episode 30 we discuss Qantas’s record-breaking year and why Virgin Australia has not found the same level of fortune. Air New Zealand continues to defy gravity. Avianca appears to be weathering—in pretty good fashion—the economic storm that’s consuming Brazil right now. Aeroflot is ... Read more


Feb 23, 2016 Finnair, Norwegian and Icelandair all had rather forgettable off-peak fourth quarters, but not because of the chilly weather they are all enduring. Rather, each has a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Finnair’s challenges include exposure to Asia and transatlantic competition, but there’... Read more

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