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INFORMATIONAL Mar 15, 2024 SAS' Coffee Jug Is Used by Over 50 Airlines and Appears in Art Museums Airlines often release products that receive a "cult-like" status among their passengers. Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is one such carrier that turned an ordinary object into a famous product. Over the past 35 years, SAS' coffee jug has won numerous awards and featured in museums worldwide for its iconic design. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 15, 2024 Airline Wine Collections: Looking at Emirates' Billion-Dollar Wine Vault Emirates has invested over $1 billion in its wine collection in recent years. The bottles, stored in southern France, are part of the airlines' attempt to improve the customer experience. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 14, 2024 Passengers in These Four Southern U.S. Cities Will See Airport Improvements In 2024, migration statistics have forecasted large influxes of US residents moving to cities across the Sun Belt, specifically the country's southeastern part. Airports in Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and Raleigh/Durham are currently undergoing expansion and modernization projects. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 12, 2024 Airline Operations During Ramadan: A Deeper Look at In-Flight Accommodations for Fasting Passengers With the beginning of the month of Ramadan, airlines provide passengers with the means to observe tradition, even if they are not on the ground. However, upholding fasting and prayer traditions can be challenging when scheduling a flight, especially with changing time zones and the sun setting at different times than in the passenger's departure country. Here's what you need to know if you are flying during Ramadan. 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 →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 10, 2024 Five Years Later: How Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Highlighted the Boeing 737 MAX's Issues Five years have elapsed since the tragic accident of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 flying from Addis Ababa to Nairobi. This was the second fatal incident within five months involving a 737 MAX. Shortly after Flight 302's demise, a two-year-long worldwide 737 MAX grounding went into effect. Such an extensive grounding highlighted various issues about the MAX and was dedicated to improving the aircraft's control systems before it returned to service. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 10, 2024 Boom Supersonic: Bringing Supersonic Transport Back to the Future Boom will return supersonic air travel to the skies. The Boom Overture is their instrument of choice, a supersonic transport meant to carry 64-80 passengers at 1.7 times the speed of sound. Japan Air Lines, American Airlines, and United Airlines have ordered the aircraft. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 07, 2024 Ten Years Later: What Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) disappeared from radar. After spending over $200 million, only a few pieces of debris were found. Ten years later, the exact location and reason behind MH370's disappearance remain a mystery. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 07, 2024 Alcohol Consumption at 30,000 Feet: How Airlines Provide Drinks to Passengers Some airlines offer complimentary alcoholic beverages while others prohibit it altogether. Although there is no right or wrong answer, there are legal and health statistics to be aware of before partaking. 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 →