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STORIES Mar 18, 2024 Remembering David E. Harris: The First African American Commercial Airline Pilot On March 8, the aviation industry was saddened by the loss of David E. Harris (1934-2024), the first African-American pilot to receive the title of captain at a major US commercial airline in 1964. The Columbus, Ohio-born Harris had a storied career in the United States Air Force before switching to a commercial airline in the mid-1960s, when he was fighting through barriers regarding race. Read More →
ROUTES Jul 13, 2023 Here's How Taiwanese Airline Starlux is Expanding its Presence in the U.S. Taiwan's Starlux Airlines is rapidly expanding into the United States. In March, Starlux CEO Glenn Chai mentioned that Los Angeles was only the starting point for U.S. operations. We are now seeing Starlux's expansion plans through the sponsorship of sports teams and additional flights. Read More →
NEWS Jun 04, 2023 New U.S. Flights Operated by Chinese Airlines to Avoid Russian Airspace Chinese airlines are starting to avoid flying over Russian airspace for flights to the US. This suggests that China is looking to improve its relationship with the US as geopolitical tensions increase. Read More →
NEWS Mar 11, 2023 U.S. Air Force Unveils New Air Force One Livery President Joe Biden has unveiled what the final livery for the new presidential 747s (VC-25Bs) will look like. This comes as Boeing has officially committed to building the new planes for the U.S. Air Force to serve the president. Read More →
ROUTES Mar 25, 2021 United Announces New Point-to-Point Routes to 26 Destinations United airlines has just announced their plans to launch 26 new point-to-point routes within the U.S. beginning in the month of May. This is to accommodate for the increase in demand for travel now that more people are being vaccinated and ready to take back to the skies. Routes and frequencies are included in this article. Read More →
NEWS FAA Chief Flies MAX and Gets Bill Approved The chief of the FAA piloted the 737 MAX 8 on Wednesday among tests for the recertification of the aircraft. Additionally, a committee on the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill for reforms the FAA's certification process. Read More →
NEWS U.S. Panel Bashes FAA and Boeing for Aircraft Design Flaws Tests for the recertification of the 737 MAX 8 have recently begun around the world, and for the first time since the aircraft was grounded over a year ago there was hope that the plane would be flying again soon. Things were looking up for Boeing and it seemed as if the plane would be airworthy soon. That all changed this morning, when a report from the U.S. House panel slammed both Boeing and the FAA for design failures and lack of oversight that resulted in the crash of two aircraft, killing over 300 people and the grounding of over 400 737 MAX 8s. Read More →
NEWS Breeze Airways to Begin Charter Flights in October Breeze Airways is acquiring Compass Airlines' operating certificate, subject to government approval. Additionally, they reveal their plans for the future, aircraft-wise and more. Read More →