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NEWS Jan 06, 2024 FAA Grounds 171 Boeing 737 MAX 9s After Mid-Air Alaska Airlines Incident Raises Safety Concerns The year has barely started, and multiple airlines have already lost or were forced to ground certain aircraft in their fleets. Japan Airlines lost an Airbus A350-900 in a fiery crash, Alaska Airlines is scrambling to salvage its fleet, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded 171 Boeing aircraft for safety reasons. The latter two events are due to an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 suffering a mid-air incident on January 5. Shortly after takeoff from Portland, Oregon (PDX), on its way to Ontario, California (ONT), a section of the fuselage, including a window, blew out, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing back in its origin city. Read More →
NEWS Oct 22, 2023 Alaska Airlines and SkyWest Aircraft Almost Collide Near Portland Airport An Alaska Airlines aircraft nearly collided with a SkyWest aircraft near Portland International Airport (PDX) on October 16. Alaska Airlines flight AS 1299 departed from John Wayne Airport (SNA) at 2:01 p.m. local time and was scheduled to land in Portland later that afternoon. However, poor weather conditions forced the aircraft to abort its attempted landing on an airport runway. This scenario is a go-around when a landing is aborted on the final approach due to unsafe conditions. Read More →
NEWS Sep 27, 2023 The Battle for Slots: Delta vs. United at Tokyo Haneda Delta has officially announced it will scrap plans to start service between Portland and Tokyo Haneda. United Airlines has swooped in and applied to use these routes to expand its network from Tokyo. This situation highlights the importance of slots in airport operations. Read More →
ROUTES Jun 16, 2023 Alaska Airlines Doubles Down on Point-to-Point Travel with 3 New Routes Major US-Based carrier Alaska Airlines has just announced 3 new domestic routes, set to begin later this fall. Portland to Miami; JFK to Palm Springs; San Luis Obispo to Las Vegas. Read More →
NEWS Alaska Airlines Temporarily Suspends Flights in Oregon, Washington Alaska Airline has announced that all flights into and out of Portland, Oregon, have been suspended until 3 P.M. Tuesday, due to the growing smoke and low air quality caused by the wildfires sweeping the West Coast of the United States. Read More →