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Hadi Ahmad Lifelong aviation enthusiast raised in Central Illinois. 777 is the best plane BTW.
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NEWS Jan 01, 2024 Passengers Restrained on American Airlines and Qantas Flights After Dramatic Outbursts At approximately the same time, two unrelated incidents involved disciplinary actions against unruly passengers. The first incident occurred on an American Airlines flight on December 30, while the second occurred on a Qantas flight the following day. Cases involving unruly passengers have been rising since the pandemic, with these incidents increasing by 47% from 2021 to 2022. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Jan 01, 2024 Children in the Cockpit: The Crash of Aeroflot Flight 593 The idea of having children visit the cockpit of an aircraft raises few eyebrows nowadays due to the assumption that the plane is not in flight and the pilots, who are not occupied with controlling the plane, have allowed the visit. The narrative understandably changes when the scenario changes to the aircraft being in flight. Having children or any otherwise unauthorized individual visiting the cockpit during this time is a risky endeavor. Such a scenario was present in the tragic case of Aeroflot Flight 593. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Dec 30, 2023 The Obscure A340-200 and How to Fly On It The Airbus A340 is arguably one of the most recognizable aircraft in the skies. Its triple-bogey landing gear and four engines give the aircraft family unique characteristics. However, the first A340s entered service at approximately the same time as more fuel-efficient, twin-jet widebody aircraft. As a result, only 380 A340s were built in total. Only 28 of those are A340-200s, and only two of those remain in semi-regular passenger service. Read More →
NEWS Dec 27, 2023 Woman with Loaded Gun Stopped by TSA at Washington-Reagan Airport Washington's Reagan National Airport (DCA) has seen multiple incidents regarding travelers carrying guns through the airport. On Christmas Eve, the latest addition to this frighteningly increasing number involved a woman attempting to bring a loaded handgun through TSA. Read More →
ROUTES Dec 27, 2023 Revived Mexicana Begins Operations, Diverts on Inaugural Flight Mexicana de Aviación was inaugurated in 1921 and was Mexico's biggest and flagship airline. The carrier suspended operations in 2010; at the time, it was the oldest airline in the country. In January 2023, the Mexican government purchased the Mexicana brand, planning to relaunch the carrier as a state-owned entity. On December 26, 2023, the new-look Mexicana took to the skies again with the inaugural flight from Mexico City to Tulum. However, things did not occur as anticipated. Read More →
ROUTES Dec 26, 2023 Direct Flights Between the US and Romania Will Soon Return After a 14-Year Absence HiSky, a Moldovan-Romanian low-cost airline, has announced plans to launch its first-ever trans-Atlantic route to New York JFK. This announcement comes shortly after HiSky received permission from the United States Department of Transportation to launch flights to the country. Read More →
NEWS Dec 23, 2023 First Look: Air India Receives its First A350 The new era of Air India has officially touched down as the Indian flag carrier took delivery of its first Airbus A350 earlier today. This is also the first A350 in all of India. Read More →
NEWS Dec 22, 2023 Azul Orders More A330neos Amid Long-Haul Expansion Plans Azul Linhas Aéreas confirmed a new order for the Airbus A330neo following a purchase agreement signed in June. With this order, the Brazilian carrier hopes to expand its widebody fleet and as a result, its long-haul route offering. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Dec 21, 2023 10 Great Gift Ideas for Future Pilots The Winter holiday season is already upon us and during this, many are trying to get ideas on what to buy their loved ones. With that said, here are ten great gift ideas for young aviation geeks and aspiring pilots. Ranging from mugs to remote-controlled paper airplanes, this list has it all. Read More →
ROUTES Dec 21, 2023 Kazakhstan's Future Aviation Plans Could Include Nonstop Flights to New York-JFK Kazakhstan's aviation industry has been growing rapidly over the years. Airlines such as Air Astana, FlyArystan, Qazaq Air, and SCAT Airlines have expanded their fleets and route networks. In a recent government meeting, it was revealed that new services from Kazakhstan to the United States, India, China, Singapore, and Japan are on the cards to begin in the coming years. Who will operate these flights, where will they go, and when can we expect them to start? Read More →