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NEWS Apr 12, 2024 The Shohei Ohtani Effect: Los Angeles Dodgers Introduce ANA and STARLUX as Official Airlines The Los Angeles Dodgers are becoming more popular in Asia after signing Shohei Ohtani and playing two games in Seoul. The team is targeting its Asian fans through its two official airlines: All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Starlux Airlines. Read More →
NEWS Apr 12, 2024 Attending Coachella? This Airline Offers VIP Jet Flights For Less Than $1K On April 11, Aero Airlines announced a new partnership with a luxury hospitality company aiming to begin flights to an airport just minutes away by car to the world-famous Coachella music festival. The service, aimed at luxury travelers, is potentially the start of a long partnership between the semi-private airline and the luxury hospitality company. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 16, 2024 Music Tourism's Impact on Aviation and the Global Economy Music tourism is now an established subset of the travel industry. Many people travel to see their favorite artist perform a concert or to attend music festivals. Airlines benefit from passengers' willingness to spend high prices on music experiences, with flight searches and bookings increasing rapidly ahead of such events. Read More →
NEWS Mar 11, 2024 Microsoft Co-Founder's Aviation Startup Stratolaunch Completes First Flight on Hypersonic Aircraft Stratolaunch, a US-based aerospace company, announced the successful first powered flight of their new TA-1 Test vehicle, the first reusable hypersonic vehicle. The Talon-A test vehicle represents a major milestone in the reusability and sustainability efforts of the aerospace industry, which is trying to achieve reusable hypersonic technology. Read More →
NEWS Mar 08, 2024 United Airlines Airbus A320 Faces Hydraulic Issue, Makes Emergency Landing in Los Angeles A United Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) after the aircraft experienced a hydraulic system issue. Read More →
NEWS Mar 08, 2024 Osaka-Bound United Airlines Aircraft Loses Tire Shortly After Takeoff From San Francisco, Diverts to Los Angeles A United Airlines Boeing 777-200ER suddenly lost one of its tires while taking off from San Francisco. The flight was bound for Osaka, Japan, but was diverted to Los Angeles. Read More →
NEWS Mar 08, 2024 SpaceX-Backed Aviation Startup Secures Nearly 3,000 Orders for Futuristic Flying Car California-based aviation startup Alef Aeronautics has stated that it has received orders for over 2,800 of its under-development, two-seater flying car, the Alef Model A. Alef is backed by investor Tim Draper, who previously funded Tesla and SpaceX. Unlike other electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles, the Alef Model A is mainly designed to drive on roads but can also operate as an aircraft. Read More →
NEWS Mar 05, 2024 Aemetis Receives Approval to Construct Sustainable Aviation Fuel Plant in Central California Renewable natural gas and fuel producer Aemetis was approved to construct a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant in Riverbank, California. The Silicon Valley-based company will have its primary production facility in central California, which can produce between 78 and 90 million gallons of fuel annually depending on the amount of production devoted to SAF. Read More →
NEWS Mar 04, 2024 The Pac-12's Collapse: College Sports Teams Now Face Longer Flights to Games College football is going through rapid changes as teams from the Pac-12 Conference prepare to enter new conferences in the 2024-25 academic year. However, the long distance from the West Coast to the locations of the other schools in the Big 12, Big Ten, and Atlantic Coast Conference creates a logistical headache for athletic directors nationwide. These changes will create long journeys for these former Pac-12 teams to attend away games. Read More →
NEWS Feb 17, 2024 UK Startup Global Airlines Completes First Airbus A380 Flight in California Global Airlines has moved another step closer to launching official operations. The all-A380 UK-based startup carrier successfully conducted a test flight with its first acquired aircraft. The test flight took off from Mojave, and the aircraft did some circuits around the airport before safely touching down back in Mojave after around 20 minutes of flight. Read More →