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STORIES Jun 21, 2024 I Flew Around the World. Here's How it Went. Recently, I flew around the globe, with a trip to Southeast Asia in the mix as well. Some general outtakes from my adventure were positive, as the budget airlines in Asia blew my expectations. Read More →
NEWS Jun 18, 2024 Possible Bird Strike Causes Passenger Plane To Burst into Flames Mid-Air A suspected bird strike has caused a Virgin Australia plane to make an emergency landing in New Zealand after one of its engines caught fire shortly after takeoff. The Melbourne-bound flight left Queenstown on Monday evening with footage emerging later that appeared to show fire coming from the Boeing 737-800. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL May 15, 2024 Why Most Australian Airlines Fail In the past 100 years, nearly 300 Australian airlines have failed. With the recent collapse of 18-month-old Bonza Airlines, the question has to be asked: Can any new airline can survive Australia's aviation market? Here's a look at five failed airlines and the impacts they left in the land down under. Read More →
NEWS May 11, 2024 SAF Powered Test Flight Shows Reduction in Carbon Emissions Virgin 100 was the first ever flight to cross the Atlantic Ocean on 100% sustainable aviation fuels. After a year of planning between numerous companies, regulatory approval for the unique blend of SAF used, and six months of data analysis after the flight, Virgin Atlantic has released results showing a major reduction in carbon emissions. Read More →
NEWS Apr 22, 2024 New Data Suggests a Rise in Aircraft Near-Misses While it is true that plane collisions occur quite frequently, recent events may be overstating just how often they may occur. Accidents themselves do not occur as often as many believe and it is incredibly rare for a plane to experience difficulties during the flight itself. Read More →
STORIES Apr 10, 2024 The World's Longest Eco-Friendly Flight The conversation about aviation and sustainability has recently revolved around sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). One company has been very progressive in its research of SAFs and has applied its functionality to a cross-Atlantic flight. In late 2023, Virgin Atlantic flew Flight100 from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) on a fuel based out of 100% sustainable fuels. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 07, 2024 The Environmental Impact of Air Travel and Sustainable Solutions As the COVID-19 pandemic is nearing its end, air travel is constantly increasing, with an estimated 4.7 billion passengers to travel in 2024, beating the 4.5 billion passengers that traveled in 2019. This also means more fuel burn is caused by commercial jets, leading to environmental pollution. Therefore, a new type of aviation fuel, called sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), was invented to reduce air pollution. Read More →
NEWS Jan 26, 2024 Virgin Atlantic Flight Grounded After Passenger Spots Four Missing Bolts on Wing On January 15, a Virgin Atlantic flight from Manchester Airport (MAN) to New York City's JFK Airport (JFK) was canceled moments before takeoff after an observant passenger spotted four missing bolts on the Airbus A330's wing. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 10, 2023 The World's Best Airport Lounges With airlines transporting millions of passengers annually, they have invested millions into showing their luxuriousness and sleek styles. From Frankfurt to Istanbul, airlines worldwide have unique styles with bars, spas, and cigar lounges. Let's look at the top 5 best lounges around this sphere we call Earth. Read More →
NEWS Sep 20, 2023 United Airlines Becomes Third Airline with Fake Engine Parts United Airlines has become the latest airline to have sketchy engine parts in its aircraft. On September 18, Bloomberg reported that UK-based supplier AOG Technics provided fake engine parts to the airline. United is not the only carrier with this issue: Virgin Australia and Southwest Airlines also received counterfeit parts from AOG Technics. Read More →