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INFORMATIONAL Jun 02, 2024 What is Night Vision Goggles Technology in Aviation? In aviation, Night Vision Goggles technology aids the aircrew in seeing through low-light conditions, whether inside the cockpit or from an external view. Read More →
TRIP REPORTS Mar 26, 2024 Travis AFB Bids Farewell to the KC-10 Extender at Wings Over Solano 2024 A visit to Travis Air Force Base (KSUU) to document the farewell flights of the McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender from the USAF fleet. The aircraft is expected to be retired by the end of this year. 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 →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 11, 2024 U.S. Intelligence Community Annual Threat Report: Key Aerospace Takeaways On March 11, the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released their annual threat assessment, on behalf of the U.S. intelligence community. The 2024 edition featured many updates across the aerospace industry, including concerns about growing militaries, the expansion of missile technology, and the scope of foreign space programs. Read More →
NEWS Mar 09, 2024 NLX Raises $12 Million in Funding: How Airlines Use Its AI Technology to Enhance Their Operations American enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) provider NLX raised $12 million in Series A funding for operational expansion and development efforts. JetBlue's venture capital division, JetBlue Ventures, contributed to the funding round. Meanwhile, United Airlines and Copa Airlines have worked with NLX to incorporate AI into their operations. Read More →
NEWS Mar 05, 2024 Lufthansa Considers Ditching ITA Airways Buyout After Hitting EU Scrutiny Deutsche Lufthansa AG, one of Europe's major airlines, finds itself tangled in a complex web of negotiations and regulatory scrutiny surrounding its offered acquisition of ITA Airways, the successor to Italy's former flagship carrier, Alitalia. The latest developments suggest that Lufthansa may reconsider its investment in ITA Airways due to the strict demands imposed by the European Union (EU) and the uncertainties surrounding the deal's antitrust implications. Read More →
NEWS Feb 29, 2024 Ukraine Shoots Down $774 Million Worth of Russian Military Aircraft in Ten Days Ukraine's military claimed to have shot down $774 million worth of Russian aircraft, representing ten planes, in the past ten days alone. The claims come amid shortages of weapons in Ukraine due to delayed deliveries from the West. Ukrainian pilots are set to deploy American-made F-16 fighter jets later this year. However, Ukraine has shown the capability to perform better than Russia on the battlefield with its existing surface-to-air, Western-made weapons. Read More →
NEWS Feb 28, 2024 Military Planes From Four Countries Drop Humanitarian Aid on War-Torn Gaza Strip Amid the ongoing crisis in the Gaza Strip, various air forces participated in a joint effort to drop aid parcels by parachute along Gaza's coast. According to the Kingdom of Jordan, this operation was a direct effort to help needy people. Read More →
NEWS Feb 25, 2024 Russia Loses Ninth Military Aircraft in One Week After Ukraine Shoots Down Russian Fighter Jet Ukraine shot down a second Russian Bariev A-50 military aircraft on February 23, according to Ukrainian Air Force sources. A video posted on the social media platform Telegram by Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk shows an explosion in the night sky. The explosion appears to be a Ukrainian missile striking the early warning and control aircraft over Russian territory between Rostov-on-Don and the Krasnodar region. The aircraft impacted the ground near the city of Yeysk. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Feb 15, 2024 A Deeper Look at ITA Airways' Airbus Fleet and New Ownership In October 2021, ITA Airways became Italy's new flag carrier after Alitalia sold its entire operation to the airline. ITA has introduced new ownership and a new fleet of Airbus aircraft over the past two years. Read More →