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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 →
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 25, 2024 Hawaiian Airlines Welcomes First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Fleet Hawaiian Airlines officially welcomed its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on February 23. With registration N781HA, the aircraft arrived at Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) from Charleston International Airport (CHS) in South Carolina on February 14. Boeing has a facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, that serves as the final assembly and delivery point for the 787 Dreamliner family. Read More →
NEWS Feb 25, 2024 Lufthansa and South African Airways Planes Nearly Collide at Johannesburg Airport A Lufthansa Boeing 747 almost collided with a South African Airways (SAA) Airbus A320 at Johannesburg O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) on February 23. The Lufthansa plane, flying under flight number LH 573 to Frankfurt, was starting to take off from runway 03L when SAA flight SA 422 crossed the runway. An investigation is currently underway to pinpoint the incident's root cause. Read More →
NEWS Feb 24, 2024 Delta Air Lines Warns of Job Losses and Canceled Flights if U.S. Ends Aeroméxico Partnership On February 23, Delta Air Lines urged the U.S. government to allow the carrier to continue its partnership with Aeroméxico. Ending the partnership would have forced Delta to cancel nearly two dozen routes, eventually having significant economic impacts. On January 26, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) "tentatively dismissed without prejudice" the agreement renewal. Read More →
NEWS Feb 23, 2024 United Airlines to Launch Nonstop Flights Between Guam and Tokyo-Haneda United Airlines announced the launch of nonstop flights between Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (GUM) in Guam and Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) on May 1. United will use its Boeing 737-800 aircraft for this year-round service, accommodating 166 passengers, including 16 in business class. The route will be United's second service to Tokyo from its Guam hub after a route serving Tokyo's other airport: Narita Airport (NRT). Read More →
NEWS Feb 23, 2024 Cosmic Aerospace Raises $4.5 Million in Funding to Develop Electric Aircraft Cosmic Aerospace, a startup developing an electric aircraft, raised $4.5 million in funding earlier this month. The company is currently working on the aircraft's design after building and successfully testing its engine. 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 →
NEWS Feb 23, 2024 United Airlines Celebrates 30 Years of Nonstop Flights to Colombia United Airlines celebrated its 30th anniversary of flying to Colombia this month. The U.S. airports with United flights to the country include Newark (EWR) and Houston (IAH). Tourism statistics indicate that more than 4.5 million tourists visited Colombia in 2022, with almost one million being Americans. Read More →
NEWS Feb 22, 2024 Lilium Announces eVTOL Operations in Southeast Asia, Expanded Charging Infrastructure at Singapore Airshow Lilium is making significant progress in developing the Lilium Jet, its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Earlier this month, the German aerospace company announced the designation of Orlando International Airport (MCO) as a center of its U.S. operations. Lilum expanded on its momentum by making two major deals at the Singapore Airshow on February 20. Decarbonizing aviation through sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and advanced air mobility (AAM), which includes eVTOLs, was a major focus of this year's event. Read More →