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Edward Carr I am an aviation writer for AeroXplorer.com, an aviation photography and news source based in Washington, D.C. with over 180,000 subscribers. A professional musician with an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, I have written everything from music blogs to marketing plans. My novel and associated podcast, Time Of Departure, an aviation-related time-travel story, will be released this year. I have worked in various aspects of commercial aviation, including simulator visual database design for FlightSafety International; economic research for the Centre for Aviation Safety Research at Parks College of Aviation, Saint Louis University; business planning for Air Choice One regional airlines. It all started with various summer positions for TWA. My favorite flying experience was flying a 1946 Cessna 120 to the EAA fly-in at Oshkosh with my brother when we were both in college. I currently enjoy flying light sport aircraft and living in St. Louis, MO, USA.
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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 →
NEWS Feb 23, 2024 VietJet Purchases 20 Airbus A330neos at Singapore Airshow in First-Ever Widebody Order VietJet and Airbus have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to purchase 20 A330-900neos. The announcement was made on February 22 at a signing ceremony at the Singapore Airshow, Asia's largest aerospace event. The new aircraft will replace the current fleet of leased A330-300s, with the deal being VietJet's first-ever purchase of wide-body aircraft. Read More →
STORIES Feb 23, 2024 The 1956 Grand Canyon Mid-Air Collision: The Crash That Created the Modern Air Traffic Control System The summer morning of June 30, 1956, disaster began with a sudden bang and the sickening crunch of metal crashing into metal. This incident facilitated the creation of the modern en route air traffic control system, which has made commercial aviation the safest means of transportation in human history. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Feb 20, 2024 What Can JetBlue Expect After Activist Investor Carl Icahn Acquired a 10% Stake in the Airline? Activist investor Carl Icahn has taken a 10% interest in JetBlue by purchasing 33.6 million shares of its stock in January and February. His investment has caused a more than 18% rise in the prices of JetBlue stock, a phenomenon known as the Icahn Rise. There are several possible reasons for Icahn taking a stake in JetBlue, ranging from a simple profit-taking opportunity to long-term airline control. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Feb 14, 2024 Analyzing United Airlines' Super Bowl Commercials About Change Fees and Dreaming Big Super Bowl LVIII was the U.S.' most-watched TV program ever, receiving 123.4 million viewers across all platforms. Companies and their brands spent approximately $7 million for a thirty-second chance to reach that audience through advertising. United Airlines decided to do something different from other companies: it directed its message to the fans of the 30 teams that did not make it to the Super Bowl. Read More →
STORIES Feb 14, 2024 Love in the Air: An Inflight Story for Valentine's Day Valentine's Day is a special day for many aviation enthusiasts. Couples often meet each other during a flight, layover, or while working together at the same job. Our writer, Edward Carr, shares his own aviation love story that started on a Trans World Airlines flight in the 1980s. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Feb 08, 2024 How Passengers Can Fly From Tokyo to Las Vegas for the Super Bowl A passenger has fallen in love with a star athlete whose team is about to play for the league championship in Las Vegas, Nevada. The only problem is they are in Tokyo, Japan, playing a series of sold-out concerts, the last of which wraps up just short of midnight the evening before the big game. They want to be there because they love the player, and he loves the game. However, traveling to Las Vegas can be a challenge due to the long distance and short timeframe. There are multiple ways to complete this difficult task. Read More →
NEWS Feb 06, 2024 Hundreds of Flights Canceled at Tokyo Airports as Region Faces Heavy Snow More than 100 flights from Haneda Airport (HND) in Tokyo were canceled on February 5 amid severe winter weather across the Greater Tokyo Area. Japan Airlines' 54 flight cancellations affected 6,150 passengers, with one canceled international flight to Seoul affecting 200 passengers. Meanwhile, ANA's 34 cancellations impacted the travel plans for 5,170 passengers. Read More →