La Compagnie: New York to Paris

La Compagnie, the all-business-class airline celebrating its 5th anniversary this year, might be an alternative. In fact, if you book by June 13, the company is offering round-trip flights from New York/Newark to Paris for as low as $1,000. Yes, business class. The company currently flies two Boeing 757s and a new Airbus A321neo non-stop to two destinations, Paris and Nice, from New York/Newark (EWR). The flight to Paris Orly Airport takes about 7 hours non-stop; the flight to Nice about 7 ½ hours. … More La Compagnie: New York to Paris

Fly by Wire: 2001 Space Odyssey

Modern day’s aviation Fly by Wire is today’s newest battle of Man versus Machine. “The captain of Qantas Flight 72 has opened up for the first time about the day the automation of a plane he was in charge of ‘went psycho’ and repeatedly nose-dived towards the Indian Ocean. More than 100 people were injured when the pilots of the flight, carrying 303 passengers and 12 crew members from Singapore to Perth, lost control of the aircraft on October 7, 2008. … More Fly by Wire: 2001 Space Odyssey

Fifth Freedom Flights: The US Political Debate

There are 7 “Freedom of the Air” commercial aviation rights. The fifth freedom allows an airline to carry revenue traffic between foreign countries as a part of services connecting the airline’s own country. It is the right to carry passengers from one’s own country to a second country, and from that country to a third country. … More Fifth Freedom Flights: The US Political Debate

JetBlue Transatlantic Expansion 2021

The new routes won’t be JetBlue’s first foray into international markets. It currently services nearly two dozen countries from the US, with flights as far south as Ecuador and Peru. However, this will be its first venture into Europe. JetBlue is evaluating these International City Pairs for the use of the new transatlantic aircraft: JFK-LIM, JFK-CUZ, MCO-VCP, MCO-LIM, MCO-EZE, MCO-SCL, JFK-FCO, JFK-CDG, JFK-DUB, JFK-FCO, JFK-MAD, JFK-MXP, JFK-BCN, LAX-LIM, LAX-GIG. … More JetBlue Transatlantic Expansion 2021

Fukushima Radiation: Death of the Ocean Food Chain

According to the ​National Science Museum, most of the inspected 17 dolphins had their lungs in ischemia​ state. The chief of the researching team state​d: “Most of the lungs looked entirely white”… internal organs were generally clean without any symptoms of disease or infection, but most of the lungs were in ischemia​ state. Ischemia is a vascular disease involving an interruption in the arterial blood supply to a tissue, organ, or extremity that, if untreated, can lead to tissue death. … More Fukushima Radiation: Death of the Ocean Food Chain

Bamboo Airways: Ho Chi Minh City to LAX / SFO in 2020

Bamboo Airways (QH, Hanoi) is in the process of adding its maiden widebody aircraft, an ex-Vietnam Airlines A330-200. Going forward, the carrier is also eyeing leasing an A380-800 for its touted flights to the United States. Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows A330-200 msn 943 was ferried from storage at Lourdes/Tarbes to Manchester Int’l on June 21. … More Bamboo Airways: Ho Chi Minh City to LAX / SFO in 2020

Moxy Airlines Launch 2021

David Neeleman is by far one of the most visionary and brilliant airline innovators in aviation history. He was the founder of JetBlue Airways and later on Azul in Brazil. He co-founded Morris Air and West Jet as well. Morris Air was the original charter company which he sold to what is known as Southwest Airlines today. Neeleman is currently the co-owner of TAP Air Portugal. Neeleman was also the creator and innovator of the first  E-Ticket. This leads us to 2019 where he is now embarking on his 5th aviation reinvention tour with an airline tentatively named, “Moxy Airlines” … More Moxy Airlines Launch 2021

The Rise of COMAC C919

COMAC C919: China alone will need around 9,000 new airplanes in the next 20 years and most of them will be single-aisle. China will be able to exploit this opportunity to establish the C919 as an Asian-built airplane that will be supported by the world’s largest domestic airline market. The conservatism of its design will be seen as a virtue if it proves to be competitive and reliable. … More The Rise of COMAC C919