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Hadi Ahmad Lifelong aviation enthusiast raised in Central Illinois. 777 is the best plane BTW.
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NEWS Mar 01, 2024 QantasLink Launches Inaugural Airbus A220 Service From Melbourne to Canberra A new era has begun for QantasLink, the regional arm of Australian flag carrier Qantas. The airline has officially deployed its brand-new Airbus A220 into service, replacing the venerable Boeing 717. 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 28, 2024 Air India and FlyArystan Planes Nearly Collide on Runway at Mumbai Airport A disaster was narrowly avoided at India's second-busiest airport as two Airbus jets were involved in a runway incursion. This incident occurred between an Air India A319 and FlyArystan A320neo on February 22. Read More →
NEWS Feb 26, 2024 Power Bank Explodes on AirAsia Flight in Thailand, Causing Fear Among Passengers About 30 minutes after a Thai Air Asia flight from Bangkok-Don Mueang (DMK) took off, smoke emanated from row 15. It was soon discovered that this smoke was coming from a portable power bank that had suddenly ignited. The smoke caused the flight attendants to promptly grab one of the onboard fire extinguishers and put an end to the sudden fire. Read More →
NEWS Feb 25, 2024 Ethiopian Airlines and Qatar Airways Planes Nearly Collide Over Somalia A mid-air collision was barely avoided over the skies of Somalia following a miscommunication from Air Traffic Control (ATC) on February 24. This incident involved a Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner and an Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900. Read More →
ROUTES Feb 24, 2024 Delta Air Lines Expands South Pacific Presence With New Los Angeles-Brisbane Route Delta Air Lines is expanding its presence in the South Pacific region with an upcoming service to Australia's third-largest city, Brisbane. Delta will inaugurate seasonal service from its Los Angeles (LAX) hub to Brisbane (BNE) from December 6, 2024 to March 28, 2025. The route will utilize the Airbus A350-900, one of Delta's newest and most modern widebody aircraft. Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2024 American Airlines Baggage Fees Spike 17% Amid Loyalty Program Crack-Down Effort American Airlines has raised the cost of checked bags on its flights for the first time in nearly six years. It has also changed how customers can earn frequent flyer points. Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2024 Boeing Replaces Head of 737 MAX Program After Series of Failures Boeing has been going through a lot of turbulence over the past five years, especially over the past two months. This rough patch for the once-dominant aircraft manufacturer can mainly be attributed to controversies surrounding one of its newest airplanes: the Boeing 737 MAX. On February 21, Boeing disclosed that the head of the 737 MAX program is leaving the company. Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2024 Thai Airways Grows Fleet With Airbus A350-900, Boeing 787-9, and A321neo Leases Thai Airways has made multiple major announcements at the 2024 Singapore Airshow, including a large Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner order on February 20. Thailand's flag carrier is committed to growing and modernizing its fleet. Thai Airways has agreed to acquire four Airbus A350-900s, three Boeing 787-9s, and ten Airbus A321neos from aircraft leasing company AerCap. Read More →
NEWS Feb 20, 2024 Thai Airways Orders 45 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners at Singapore Airshow Despite Boeing's commercial aircraft division having a significant absence from the 2024 Singapore Airshow, the manufacturer has still managed to garner some orders. On February 20, Thai Airways placed a landmark order for the Boeing 787, showing the carrier's aspirations for massive growth in the coming decade. Read More →