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INFORMATIONAL Apr 18, 2024 Is the Airbus A380 the World's Safest Plane? In the nearly two decades of A380 operations, the superjumbo has never suffered a fatal accident. Why is this and does that make it the world's safest aircraft? Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Apr 16, 2024 Top 5 Flight Training Programs Offered by Aviation Universities in 2024 Are you interested in attending university to become a pilot? Phillip Richardson weighs the pros and cons of attending some of the best aviation universities in the United States. Read More →
STORIES Apr 10, 2024 The A320's First Passenger Flight Ended Horribly: The Crash of Air France Flight 296Q Air France flight AF296Q was a chartered demonstration flight for the then brand-new Airbus A320. However, things did not go as planned on the day of the flight. The captain's perspective differs from the official report on how the aircraft crashed that day. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Apr 09, 2024 Modern Trends in Airplane Design Explore the latest innovations shaping airplane design, from lightweight materials to sustainable propulsion systems. Discover the future of aviation! Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Apr 06, 2024 A Guide to the Most Common Commercial Aircraft (and How to Identify Them) With so many commercial airplanes flying in today's skies, it can be difficult to tell them apart, especially when first getting into the hobby. However, it becomes easier to tell aircraft apart by paying attention to the number of engines, aircraft size and shape, landing gear design, and more. Read More →
ROUTES Apr 04, 2024 The World's Longest Domestic Flight: 21 Hours on an Airbus A350 Although it does not operate as a nonstop flight, Air France‚Äôs direct Paris to Papeete service clocks in at around 21 to 22 hours, with a stop in Los Angeles. It is one of the many airlines that operates the second leg of the journey from Los Angeles to Papeete. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Apr 02, 2024 Pilot Shortage: What Does This Mean for Air Travel? It is a well-known fact that the aviation industry is experiencing a pilot shortage. Just how bad is it, and how does the shortage affect you? Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 28, 2024 Could We See an Airbus A380neo? Although production for the Airbus A380 was discontinued in December 2021 due to poor demand, many airlines that grounded their A380 fleets during the pandemic have started flying them again. The A380's return raises questions about the possibility of a more fuel-efficient A380neo version. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 26, 2024 The World's Top 5 Longest Flights to Australia and New Zealand Multiple airlines offer ultra-long-haul flights to Australia and New Zealand to accommodate high demand among international travelers. Eight of the world's 20 longest nonstop routes by distance involve four destinations: Auckland (AKL), Melbourne (MEL), Perth (PER), and Sydney (SYD). These are the world's longest flights serving Australia and New Zealand. Read More →
STORIES Mar 18, 2024 The Most Avoidable Passenger Plane Crash: Air France Flight 447 On June 1, 2009, Air France Flight 447 was cruising from Rio de Janeiro to Paris when suddenly the communications were lost, and debris from the flight was later recovered from the Atlantic Ocean. The investigation revealed several issues that caused the flight to crash, which would later be addressed to improve flight safety. Read More →