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Why Certain Foods Do Not Get Served on Planes

Although there are many jokes about airline food quality, Airlines invest a lot of time and resources into researching and designing the meals they se ...

By Daniel Ren • 05/26/2024
Jet Setting With Ease: How Pilots Stay Connected

Pilots are constantly on the move, whether in the cockpit, at the airport, or at a distant hotel. With all that traveling, pilots also have to stay co ...

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 05/24/2024
What Are the Safety Implications of eVTOL Aviation?

The rapid development and introduction of eVTOL aircraft into the international aviation industry has raised numerous questions about the safety of el ...

By Jasper Yu-Dawidowicz • 05/24/2024
How Flight Trackers Make Flying Safer

Integrating biometric validation, facial recognition, automated visa processing, ticketing, and boarding, coupled with ADS-B and ASDE-X, has evolved ...

By Mohsin Hassan • 05/22/2024
The Most Fatal Cause of Aviation Accidents

You might think that the most dangerous or fatal cause behind aviation accidents would be weather or mechanical-related events. However, this is not t ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 05/21/2024
G5 Geomagnetic Storm May Affect Aviation Communication, Navigation

A severe geomagnetic storm may interrupt GPS satellites, power grids, and mobile phone networks this weekend. It is the result of a series of solar fl ...

By Edward Carr • 05/20/2024
COMAC: Destined for Failure or Success?

With over 1400 orders across its two aircraft, Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC looks to compete head-to-head with the likes of industry giants Boe ...

By Jasper Yu-Dawidowicz • 05/20/2024
The Three Most Dangerous Airliners In History

Aviation safety has improved drastically over the years. Manufacturers and regulators have learned from past events to make and certify aircraft that ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 05/18/2024
The Alaska Airlines Milk Run: A Lifeline for Remote Alaska

Explore how Alaska Airlines' 'Milk Run' service connects the remote Last Frontier, addressing transport challenges and linking communities by air.

By Hadi Ahmad • 05/18/2024
Is Sustainable Aviation Fuel a Viable Option to Replace Jet Fuel?

With recent achievements in the airline industry with flights powered by 100% SAF, the question needs to be raised. Are SAF fuels a viable alternative ...

By Daniel Ren • 05/17/2024
Why Most Australian Airlines Fail

In the past 100 years, nearly 300 Australian airlines have failed. With the recent collapse of 18-month-old Bonza Airlines, the question has to be ask ...

By Jasper Yu-Dawidowicz • 05/15/2024
Why Does an Airport's Name Matter?

If you want to market a product well, various factors must be considered such as the product name. This principle applies to airports as well. There a ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 05/13/2024
Historic Monuments Sometimes Prevent Airports from Expanding

The National Park Service's Registry of Historic Places impacts the ability for airports to expand without written consent by local history and preser ...

By Lukas Woerner • 05/12/2024
Pilot Fatigue: Are We Putting Safety At Risk for Efficiency?

In the cockpit of an airliner, certain situations force pilots to make split-second decisions that often-times mean the difference between a safe flig ...

By Adam Schupak • 05/10/2024
The Secret Language of Air Traffic Control And How To Understand It.

A quick look at some of the most common phrases used in air traffic control communications and what they mean.

By Jasper Yu-Dawidowicz • 05/10/2024
Smoking in the Sky

Smoking in some places was allowed on airplanes until the early-2000s. Legislation and rules now prohibit it, which can land you with harsh legal act ...

By Lukas Woerner • 05/08/2024
Why Are Electric Taxiing Systems Not Used Today?

Electric taxiing systems (EGTS) emerged as a beacon of hope for reducing fuel consumption and emissions in the aviation industry. The idea is simple, ...

By Franco Grobler • 05/07/2024
Cartel Bombing: The Story of Avianca Flight 203

Drug cartels are notorious for their operations all across the world, primarily in Latin America. These cartels hold massive influence, so much so tha ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 05/06/2024
How Turbulence Might Get Worse in The Future

Turbulence. Chances are that if you have ever taken a flight, you have faced turbulence in some way, shape, or form. Whatever your view on turbulence ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 05/05/2024
Extraordinary Courage: The Fight To Save Alaska Air Flight 261

Alaska Air Flight 261 crashed into the ocean off the coast of California on Jan. 31, 2000, when the jackscrew assembly in the tail failed, causing the ...

By Edward Carr • 05/03/2024
How Emirates Makes the A380 Work

The Airbus A380 has not been the financial success that Airbus hoped it would be. Many airlines have retired their A380s and others consistently consi ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 05/01/2024
Osaka Kansai: The Airport Sinking Into the Sea

Climate change, particularly rising sea levels, has placed one of the world's most unique airports at risk. Today, we will examine the case of Kansai ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 04/30/2024
Easter Island: The World's Loneliest Airport?

While most places are generally accessible, some are so remote and desolate that they can only be reached by air or sea. This is the case with Easter ...

By Lukas Woerner • 04/26/2024
The Impact of Automation and Artificial Intelligence on the Future of Aerospace Education

As with most industries, the aerospace industry is at a crossroads with artificial intelligence and its future role in the important industry.

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 04/25/2024
ANALYSIS: Some Pacific Airports Could be Underwater Sooner Than We Think

As some nations shrink into the sea, aviation remains important to keeping the economy and tourism industries alive.

By Lukas Woerner • 04/23/2024
Dream Big: 8 Thrilling Aviation Careers That Don't Involve Flying

Are you considering a career in the aviation industry, but you do not think you are quite cut out to be a pilot? Here are some alternative jobs that y ...

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 04/23/2024
The World's Top 5 Most Breathtaking Airport Designs

Airports are more than just places for planes to land and take off; they serve as ambassadors of the communities they serve. In many cases, they provi ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 04/22/2024
These 5 Tiny Countries Don't Have Any Airports

There are multiple nations around the world that are almost impossible to fly into. Although some offer heliports, none of the listed have any airport ...

By Lukas Woerner • 04/21/2024
The Iron Dome: How Israel Was Able to Thwart 99% of Iran's Missile Attacks Thus Far

Since 2011, Israel's Iron Dome defense system has intercepted thousands of rockets and protected the country during times of conflict. It consists mai ...

By Daniel Ren • 04/20/2024
The FAA and ICAO: Organizations that Regulate the Skies

As aviation has expanded, so has the need for federal and international governance. Organizations like ICAO and FAA were established to control the in ...

By Lukas Woerner • 04/20/2024
Is the Airbus A380 the World's Safest Plane?

In the nearly two decades of A380 operations, the superjumbo has never suffered a fatal accident. Why is this and does that make it the world's safest ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 04/18/2024
3D Printed Aircraft Might Fly Sooner Than You Think

The aviation industry constantly searches for new ways to innovate their manufacturing processes. With the rise of 3D printing, how can 3d printing be ...

By Öyküm Gelen • 04/17/2024
Top 5 Flight Training Programs Offered by Aviation Universities in 2024

Are you interested in attending university to become a pilot? Phillip Richardson weighs the pros and cons of attending some of the best aviation unive ...

By Phillip Richardson • 04/16/2024
Why the -300ER is Boeing's Best-Selling 777 Variant

Since its maiden flight in 2003, the Boeing 777-300ER has become the best-selling variant of the Boeing 777 family. As of 2020, over 830 777-300ERs ha ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 04/16/2024
Is Your Favorite Airline Lying About Safety?

Is your favorite airline lying about safety? We analyze how safety rankings are determined and list the safest and most dangerous airlines in 2023.

By Daniel Ren • 04/13/2024
Before GPS: How Did Pilots Navigate in the Early Days of Aviation?

Before GPS, pilots used several navigation methods. These include pilotage, dead reckoning, the beacon station system, radio ranges, radar, and INS. F ...

By Edward Carr • 04/12/2024
Why Germany's Parliament Flies Its Members Only in Economy Class

The Deutscher Bundestag enacted a recent change making Parliment members sit in economy for short haul flights. This comes after overspending on busin ...

By Lukas Woerner • 04/11/2024
New Technologies in Aviation: Flight Safety and Efficiency

Air transportation is commonplace these days. But what exactly makes it so convenient, fast, and safe? Read on to find out a little more about flights ...

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 04/10/2024
Virtual Reality in Aviation Training and Maintenance

Different companies are expanding on the flight simulation experience. Although many VR applications exist for VR training for pilots, development in ...

By Lukas Woerner • 04/10/2024
How Criminals Use Stolen Identities for Travel

Identity theft is common across several industries, including aviation. Losing passports or collecting their data in other ways creates an environment ...

By Öyküm Gelen • 04/10/2024
Professional Training in Aviation: Training of Pilots and Flight Attendants

Learn essential strategies and protocols to prevent accidents and emergencies in aviation. Explore rigorous maintenance, pilot training, and emergency ...

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 04/09/2024
Flight Safety: Preventing Accidents and Emergencies

Learn essential strategies and protocols to prevent accidents and emergencies in aviation. Explore rigorous maintenance, pilot training, and emergency ...

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 04/09/2024
Modern Trends in Airplane Design

Explore the latest innovations shaping airplane design, from lightweight materials to sustainable propulsion systems. Discover the future of aviation!

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 04/09/2024
Airbus' ZEROe Program: The Race to Hydrogen-Powered Flight by 2035

The aviation industry's impact on the environment is undeniable. While it connects people and cultures across the globe, its reliance on fossil fuels ...

By Franco Grobler • 04/09/2024
The World's Best Airports for Food and Drink

In April 2024, Food & Wine released its annual rankings for which airport boasts the best dining and drink options. As the passenger experience cons ...

By Lukas Woerner • 04/08/2024
How Geopolitical Events Affect Civil Aviation Safety

During armed conflict, no-fly zones are enacted in airspace that cannot be guaranteed safety. As a result, rules of war are in place to deter civilian ...

By Lukas Woerner • 04/08/2024
The Rise of Bird Strikes and How Airlines Reduce Them

Bird strikes are a usual occurrence that airports and airlines deal with regularly. They occur when the birds collide with aircraft during takeoff, la ...

By Öyküm Gelen • 04/06/2024
A Guide to the Most Common Commercial Aircraft (and How to Identify Them)

With so many commercial airplanes flying in today's skies, it can be difficult to tell them apart, especially when first getting into the hobby. Howev ...

By Daniel Ren • 04/06/2024
Logistical Problems Moving Players in Minor League Baseball

Teams moving between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball run into difficulties when flying players from town to town. Smaller markets some ...

By Lukas Woerner • 04/04/2024
What Happened to Donald Trump's $365 Million, All-Boeing 727 Airline?

Aside from being a successful businessman and a former American president, Donald Trump is also known for his stunning private Boeing 757. But did you ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 04/04/2024
Hackers Hijacking Planes: Have We Entered a New Stage of Cyberterrorism?

Cybersecurity is becoming a priority for airlines as the industry becomes more technologically advanced daily. Although standardized security controls ...

By Lukas Woerner • 04/02/2024
Pilot Shortage: What Does This Mean for Air Travel?

It is a well-known fact that the aviation industry is experiencing a pilot shortage. Just how bad is it, and how does the shortage affect you?

By Adam Schupak • 04/02/2024
The World's Longest Flights to Latin America

Air travel has made the world a much smaller place. Journeys that would have once taken weeks or months to complete are now completed in hours. You ma ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 04/02/2024
Delta Spent $1 Billion to Show Your Favorite Movies on Its Flights. Here's Why

In-flight entertainment is a key part of the passenger experience, especially on long-haul flights. Many airlines have entire teams devoted to providi ...

By George Mwangi • 04/01/2024
Is It OK to Recline Your Seat on a Flight?

Is it okay to recline your seat or not? We explore the pros and cons of doing so and how to avoid potential altercations.

By Daniel Ren • 04/01/2024
How This Boeing 747 Went Supersonic

When we think of supersonic travel, we immediately think of aircraft like the Concorde and various types of fighter jets. That's because these aircraf ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 03/30/2024
Could We See an Airbus A380neo?

Although production for the Airbus A380 was discontinued in December 2021 due to poor demand, many airlines that grounded their A380 fleets during the ...

By Daniel Ren • 03/28/2024
Preparing for Aviation University: Must-Have Skills for Aspiring Students

Do you want to attend university to become a pilot? Are you planning on studying anything related to aviation? This article explains what you may need ...

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 03/28/2024
Top 6 NASCAR Drivers Who Became Pilots

A surprising number of NASCAR drivers are either pilots during or after their motorsports careers. The collaboration makes sense as both flying and dr ...

By Lukas Woerner • 03/28/2024
Why Pilots Never Eat the Same Meal

Imagine you are onboard a long-haul flight, and dinner has just been served. There are usually a variety of options to choose from; chances are, one o ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 03/27/2024
How Airbus Uses Animals to Develop More Advanced Aircraft

Biomimicry is the study of how engineering can be based on biological structures. Although a novice in the study, this new science can provide answers ...

By Lukas Woerner • 03/27/2024
Who Are the Air Marshals and What Do They Do?

The US Federal Air Marshal Service is a historic group of highly trained officers designated to keeping air travel safe. Although tough to get into, t ...

By Lukas Woerner • 03/26/2024
Why Do Aircraft Have Round Windows?

Windows on planes used to be square until damages were reported to result from metal fatigue at changing air pressures. But is this true? Although rum ...

By Lukas Woerner • 03/26/2024
The World's Top 5 Longest Flights to Australia and New Zealand

Multiple airlines offer ultra-long-haul flights to Australia and New Zealand to accommodate high demand among international travelers. Eight of the wo ...

By George Mwangi • 03/26/2024
The Unusual Things Airlines Transport Besides Passengers

Aviation has facilitated the transport of various commodities aside from passengers and the usual cargo. When the time comes to transport some large l ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 03/26/2024
The Tiny Hole in Your Window: Keeping Cabin Pressure in Check

The window seat is typically voted the most desirable when flying on an aircraft. For those who have had the privilege of sitting in a window aisle, y ...

By Lukas Woerner • 03/25/2024
The Paris Olympics: How Airlines Support Sports Tourism in 2024

Sports tourism is one of the fastest-growing areas of the travel industry, with an increasing number of travelers making trips based entirely on atten ...

By George Mwangi • 03/24/2024
Home for the Holidays? Tips for Scoring Affordable Flights During Peak Season

Flights during peak seasons such as spring break and other holidays become more expensive. Despite climbing ticket prices during these times, trying t ...

By Daniel Ren • 03/23/2024
How an Airport's Elevation Impacts Aircraft Performance

Passengers likely do not think about certain factors affecting an aircraft's performance as the plane takes off. Elevation is one such factor, with an ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 03/23/2024
Window or Aisle Seat: Which One Is Better?

Passengers must often choose between the aisle and window seats when flying. Each seat type has its pros and cons, which also depend on a passenger's ...

By Adam Schupak • 03/23/2024
The Strange Rituals and Superstitions of Flight Crews and Passengers

People worldwide practice their superstitious rituals daily, with aviation being no exception. For multiple reasons, these rituals can occur before, d ...

By Öyküm Gelen • 03/22/2024
Can You Pay for a Private Jet with Crypto?

Cryptocurrency has emerged as an alternative currency to traditional forms of payment. A Florida-based private charter company, Bitlux, is revolutioni ...

By Öyküm Gelen • 03/22/2024
The 4-Lane Highway That Crosses Through a Major Airport in Gibraltar

Some residents of Gibraltar and multiple cities in Spain must wait for an aircraft to land as part of their commute. A road to cross into the territor ...

By Lukas Woerner • 03/21/2024
Six Must-Have Apps to Make Your Next Flight a Breeze

When traveling, it is always important to bring a few essentials: clothes, chargers, your phone, and maybe even a snack. That said, there should be an ...

By Lukas Woerner • 03/21/2024
Ghost Flights Explained: Planes Taking Off With Little to No Passengers

Airlines ideally prefer selling all possible seats on a particular flight to ensure it generates the most profit amid the high costs of operating an a ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 03/20/2024
Breaking the Sound Barrier Again: The Race to Develop the Next Generation of Supersonic Jets

Several startups across the aerospace industry are currently developing supersonic aircraft. What was once considered science fiction could become a r ...

By Lukas Woerner • 03/20/2024
How Boeing's Aircraft Conduct International Charter Flights for Baseball Teams

Major League Baseball (MLB) will host three games in global markets for the 2024 season, including the first-ever match in South Korea. Although the e ...

By Lukas Woerner • 03/19/2024
Understanding Aviation Law for Pilots and Passengers

Have you ever wondered what your right as a passenger are when flying? What rules do pilots and airlines have to follow? This article covers all that ...

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 03/19/2024
This Boeing 747 Was Purposely Crashed for a Movie Stunt

An example of the intersection between film and aviation involves the 2020 film Tenet. The movie's directors purchased a Boeing 747 to blow up durin ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 03/18/2024
Music Tourism's Impact on Aviation and the Global Economy

Music tourism is now an established subset of the travel industry. Many people travel to see their favorite artist perform a concert or to attend musi ...

By Edward Carr • 03/16/2024
Is It Possible to Fly a Plane With One Pilot?

The aviation industry has started leaning towards one pilot-operated aircraft for the plans. This system would assist with crew shortage problems and ...

By Öyküm Gelen • 03/15/2024
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 ...

By Lukas Woerner • 03/15/2024
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' attemp ...

By Lukas Woerner • 03/15/2024
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 southeas ...

By Lukas Woerner • 03/14/2024
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. Howev ...

By Adnan Shaheed • 03/12/2024
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. intelligen ...

By Lukas Woerner • 03/12/2024
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 th ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 03/10/2024
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 pass ...

By Edward Carr • 03/10/2024
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 foun ...

By Daniel Ren • 03/08/2024
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 ...

By Lukas Woerner • 03/07/2024
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 ...

By Sanghyun Kim • 03/07/2024
How Does Essential Air Service Benefit Small and Isolated Communities?

The Essential Air Service program was implemented to guarantee that small communities served by certified air carriers before airline deregulation mai ...

By Edward Carr • 03/04/2024
E-Kerosene: The Fuel Disrupting Sustainable Aviation

This month, the University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside) released a bold strategy to promote and achieve carbon-neutral air travel. One of t ...

By Lukas Woerner • 02/28/2024
Air Canada's Chatbot Mishap: How Will AI Affect the Passenger Experience on Flights?

Air Canada was forced to reimburse a customer after their artificial intelligence chatbot misinformed the consumer. This is an early example of how th ...

By Lukas Woerner • 02/27/2024
Russian Entrepreneur Transforms Retired Boeing 737 Into Luxury Villa

A Russian entrepreneur, Felix Demin, transformed a retired Boeing 737 into a luxury villa with two bedrooms, a terrace, and an infinity pool on the Ny ...

By Öyküm Gelen • 02/22/2024
Malaysian Tourists Are Suddenly Flocking to This Welsh City. Here's Why

The expansion of airline and tourism sponsors in professional football clubs has grown in recent years. Cardiff City FC, a Welsh-based club playing in ...

By Lukas Woerner • 02/21/2024
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 investmen ...

By Edward Carr • 02/21/2024
A Deeper Look at ITA Airways' Airbus Fleet and New Ownership

In October 2021, ITA Airways became Italy's new flag carrier after Alitalia sold its entire operation to the airline. ITA has introduced new ownership ...

By Sean Kim • 02/15/2024
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 a ...

By Edward Carr • 02/14/2024
A Deeper Look at Turkish Airlines' Sponsorship of European Basketball and the NBA

Turkish Airlines has actively sponsored many sports leagues, including basketball. Since 2010, the company held a prominent figure in this category. T ...

By Öyküm Gelen • 02/10/2024
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 ...

By Edward Carr • 02/09/2024
How International Passengers Can Visit Indonesia’s Top Destinations, Including Bali

Indonesia is a popular travel destination worldwide, appearing near the top of many people's travel bucket lists. The country remains popular despite ...

By Daniel Ren • 02/07/2024
Which Airports Offer Nonstop Flights to All Six Inhabited Continents?

Air travel has enhanced global connectivity over the past several decades. Journeys that would have once taken weeks or months to complete now only ta ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 02/03/2024
Why South Africa's Aviation Industry is Collapsing Amid Flag Carrier Bankruptcy and Economic Issues

South Africa's aviation industry, once a symbol of the country's economic prowess, currently navigates turbulent skies. The collapse of South African ...

By Franco Grobler • 02/02/2024
How Boeing's Race for Profits Created Safety and Quality Issues

Once a symbol of American aviation prowess, Boeing is in a tailspin of controversy and financial woes. The once-unthinkable prospect of a competitor l ...

By Franco Grobler • 01/25/2024
This Chinese Aerospace Company Is Set to Launch a Powerful New Rocket by 2025

China is developing its aerospace industry to establish itself as a global leader in the aviation and space industries. CAS Space is one company contr ...

By George Mwangi • 01/25/2024
A Guide to Aircraft Health Monitoring Systems

In aviation, the aircraft condition monitoring system (AHMS) plays an important role. It offers a proactive strategy for management and assurance of a ...

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 01/23/2024
Why Do Passengers Always Board From the Left Side of an Aircraft?

Boarding on an aircraft's left side is commonplace, and it is expected that the reasoning behind it is almost an afterthought. Whether a jetbridge is ...

By Jack Turner • 01/22/2024
Sky-High Thrills: The World's Most Spectacular Aerial Adventures

There's something inherently thrilling about soaring through the sky, witnessing the world from an entirely different perspective. Aerial adventures o ...

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 01/21/2024
Navigating Challenges and Beauty of Night Flying

The night sky has always been a source of wonder and mystery. As the sun dips below the horizon, the world transforms. The familiar becomes new, cloak ...

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 01/20/2024
Admission Essays for Flight School: Unlocking the Doors to Your Aviation Future

The journey to becoming a pilot is filled with numerous challenges and milestones, one of the first being gaining admission into a reputable flight sc ...

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 01/19/2024
The World's Five Most Dangerous Airlines

Aviation is one of the safest forms of transportation globally, and the industry continues to see improvements and advancements in safety technology y ...

By Jack Turner • 01/16/2024
A380F: Could There Be an Airbus A380 Freighter Variant?

As many older-generation passenger aircraft retire and get replaced by newer jets, a popular post-retirement move is converting these planes into frei ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 01/11/2024
Could Air Traffic Control Be the Next Job to Be Taken Over by AI?

Air traffic controller shortages and longer hours have made the job increasingly demanding for those who go into the profession. The situation is beco ...

By Jack Turner • 01/08/2024
FlySafair: The World's Most On-Time Low-Cost Airline

FlySafair, a South African low-cost carrier, has been named the most on-time low-cost airline in the world by aviation analytics company Cirium. This ...

By Franco Grobler • 01/05/2024
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 th ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 01/01/2024
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 famil ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 12/30/2023
This New Airbus Project Could Mark the End for Pilots

Inspired by the dragonfly, Airbus introduced the DragonFly aircraft, utilizing biomimicry to revolutionize flight safety and emergency operations. Air ...

By Adnan Shaheed • 12/30/2023
Why do Airlines Ask Passengers to Use Airplane Mode?

So you've buckled in, stowed your tray table, and prepared for takeoff. But before that thrilling climb, you hear "Please switch your electronic devic ...

By Franco Grobler • 12/29/2023
The English Premier League: Why do Sports Jerseys Have Airlines Written on Them?

The influence of Middle Eastern entities in the English Premier League (EPL) has become a prominent feature of English football over the past two deca ...

By George Mwangi • 12/28/2023
Top 5 Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Frequent Flyers

With Christmas only days away, here are some last minute gift ideas for the frequent flyer in your life. From technology to toiletries, the ideas are ...

By Jack Turner • 12/24/2023
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 t ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 12/21/2023
JANET: The Top-Secret Airline Transporting Government Officials to Area 51

Did you know that the U.S. government flies an airline to some of the most secretive places on Earth? This airline, operating from "Just Another Non-E ...

By Adam Schupak • 12/20/2023
Why Don't Airlines Offer Free Upgrades to Fill Empty First Class Seats?

Airlines typically don't upgrade passengers should premium seats be empty. It simply boils down to the perceive value of the seat and ensuring that ev ...

By Davis Turner • 12/14/2023
Pilot-Less Aircraft Could Be on the Horizon, Data Suggests

In recent years, technological advancements in the aviation industry have set the stage for a revolutionary transformation: the development and implem ...

By Adnan Shaheed • 12/12/2023
What Happens If a Passenger Dies Mid-Flight?

While such incidents are extremely rare we can't be unprepared for it. Things can happen, whether we are at ground level or 35,000 feet in the air. Th ...

By Franco Grobler • 12/10/2023
Top 10 Best US Airports for International Travel in 2024

The U.S. has strong demand for international travel due to its large immigrant population and many of its cities' importance to the global economy. Ho ...

By George Mwangi • 12/07/2023
Can People Own Airports? A Comprehensive Guide to Airport Ownership

It may come as a random thought or something you've actively thought about. Regarding airlines, you may be aware that specific governments or firms co ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 12/07/2023
American AAdvantage, Delta SkyMiles, and United MileagePlus: The Battle of the Frequent Flyers

Frequent flyer programs are essential for people who frequently go on flights for business or personal reasons. Whether you often travel due to your j ...

By George Mwangi • 12/06/2023
How Aircraft Conduct Search and Rescue Operations

Aircraft have been used in search and rescue operations for a variety of purposes, and not just in modern times. This article explores the intricacies ...

By Adnan Shaheed • 12/05/2023
The Failure of The Boeing 717

In 1997, Boeing bought its long-time rival McDonnell Douglas for $13 Billion. After the acquisition, Boeing began to phase out its newly acquired McDo ...

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 12/01/2023
New Data Suggests that Flying from Large Airports May Not Always be the Best Idea

You may have noticed today that large airports aren't always the only option when flying into a major city. Indeed, secondary airports have seen a maj ...

By Jack Turner • 12/04/2023
The Boneyard: Where Planes Go to Die?

Plane boneyards, also known as aircraft graveyards, are massive landscapes littered with once-mighty planes that are now mere skeletons of their past. ...

By Franco Grobler • 12/01/2023
Top Five Most Interesting Economy Class Seat Concepts

Spending a long-haul flight in economy class may not seem very appealing to most people. However, there are a handful of airlines out there that have ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 11/30/2023
Why This Airport in Nepal is the World's Most Dangerous

Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA) in Lukla, Nepal, is known for being the closest airport to the world's tallest mountain: Mount Everest. Although flights ...

By George Mwangi • 11/30/2023
How Do Airlines Decide Which Aircraft to Use on a Route?

It may seem like a simple answer—easy: airlines fly their biggest planes on the routes with the most demand. In some ways, this is true—no doubt a ...

By Jack Turner • 11/28/2023
How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Car by Air?

It is possible to ship a vehicle on an aircraft. Air is superior to land travel as it reduces delays and makes logistics easy when handling vehicles t ...

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 11/26/2023
How Do Airlines Determine Where to Fly?

Have you ever wondered why certain route combinations exist, but others don’t? Well, the process may be more complicated than you might think. Airli ...

By Davis Turner • 11/25/2023
The Evolution of Airline Status and Frequent Flyer Programs

Frequent-flyer programs have become commonplace among airlines all over the world. Enrolling in these loyalty programs has many benefits, the most obv ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 11/25/2023
What Does Strong Travel Demand Mean for the Future of Aviation?

The strong demand for international travel witnessed during the summer of 2023 has laid the groundwork for a transformative era in the aviation indust ...

By Adnan Shaheed • 11/23/2023
A Deeper Look at Ethiopian Airlines' Fleet and Future Plans

Ethiopian Airlines is Africa's largest airline in passenger traffic, destinations served, fleet size, and revenue. The airline grew rapidly over the y ...

By George Mwangi • 11/21/2023
United Airlines Joins Growing eVTOL Market with Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation is one of the largest companies developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. eVTOLs use electricity to take off ...

By George Mwangi • 11/20/2023
How This Invention Changed the History of Aircraft Interventions

Recently, the aviation industry has had to deal with a flurry of confounding accidents and long investigations to determine their underlying cause. In ...

By Jack Turner • 11/20/2023
The Mysterious Plane Crash of a UN Secretary in Congo

The second secretary general of the United Nations met an untimely end in a plane crash during the Congo Crisis in 1961. The circumstances behind this ...

By Adam Schupak • 11/19/2023
The World's Five Worst Mid-air Collisions

Mid-air collisions are exceptionally rare but present some of the most horrifying crashes in history. There is almost no possibility for survival, giv ...

By Davis Turner • 11/17/2023
Why Don't US Airlines Fly the A380?

The Airbus A380 is an aircraft that needs no introduction and cannot be mistaken. Yet in spite of the aircraft's prestige, it has never been ordered b ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 11/16/2023
How Much Does It Cost to Rent a Private Jet?

Have you ever wanted to fly private but thought it was exorbitantly expensive? You're right, partially. Private flying can be expensive, but not alway ...

By Jack Turner • 11/13/2023
A Tribute to the Texas Raiders One Year Later

The "Texas Raiders" B-17, owned by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) started it's life as a Boeing PB-1 AWACS Registered as 44-83872 this PB-1W was am ...

By Brantsen Gill • 11/12/2023
JetBlue's Tussle With Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

JetBlue Airways launched service to Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS) from its major East Coast hubs earlier this year. The new JetBlue service to Amsterda ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 11/11/2023
The World's Best Airport Lounges

With airlines transporting millions of passengers annually, they have invested millions into showing their luxuriousness and sleek styles. From Frankf ...

By Franco Grobler • 11/11/2023
An Oversimplified Guide to Aircraft Lightning Strikes

Lightning strikes aircraft all the time, but is it something to fear? Typically not, as aircraft are well-engineered to withstand strikes.

By Davis Turner • 11/10/2023
A Deeper Look at Saudia's Plans for Religious and Leisure Tourism

Saudia has announced several expansion initiatives in recent weeks. Saudi Arabia's state-owned flag carrier plans to expand its operations in anticipa ...

By George Mwangi • 11/07/2023
Is The Bermuda Triangle Dangerous For Planes?

There are many areas on Earth that are infamous for disappearances. Non more so than the Bermuda Triangle. While the area is most known for its numero ...

By Adam Schupak • 11/03/2023
The Future of JetBlue: Is the Airline in Serious Trouble?

With an antitrust lawsuit and worse Q3 & Q4 than anticipated, JetBlue has seen some better days, but will this be the end of JetBlue? JetBlue has rece ...

By Franco Grobler • 11/03/2023
How This Two-Year-Old Airline Made $110 Million in Three Months

An in-depth look at how PLAY Airlines posted a revenue of $110 million in just three months. We look at PLAY's business model and strategies leading t ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 11/02/2023
What Happened to This Saudi Prince's A380 Private Jet?

In 2007, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal ordered an Airbus A380 for $310 million in the world's first private jet order for the aircraft. Despite year ...

By George Mwangi • 11/01/2023
Experiencing Tokyo Narita Airport's Oxygen Lounge

Tokyo's Narita International Airport has added a concept called an Oxygen Bar to their repertoire. While the concept may not be new, it will certainly ...

By Adnan Shaheed • 10/31/2023
Illegally Entering Airports: Mob Storms Russian Airport in Search of Jewish Passengers

On October 29, a large mob stormed Makhachkala Uytash Airport (MCX) in southern Russia to hunt down Israeli and Jewish passengers. The group expressed ...

By George Mwangi • 10/30/2023
The Controversial Travel Hack That Has Cost Airlines Millions

Ever wanted to save hundreds of dollars on flights to and from your destination of choice? Skiplagging may be for you, but at what cost? Skiplagging i ...

By Jack Turner • 10/30/2023
The Haunted Crash Site of Delta Air Lines Flight 191

On August 2, 1985, a Lockheed L-1011 Tristar operated by Delta Air Lines crashed short of runway 17L (now 17C) at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. The cause ...

By Ejaaz Cadinouche • 10/30/2023
The World's 5 Most Unique Airports by Design

While the vast majority of airports are built with the aesthetics and the design at the rear of the priorities list, certain airports worldwide are un ...

By Gabriel Kramp • 10/29/2023
Airplane Windows are Round Because This Plane Kept Crashing

Oval windows are commonplace in modern aviation, but why do engineers prefer them? The history dates back to the failure of the de Havilland Comet, wh ...

By Davis Turner • 10/26/2023
Can Hackers Steal Your Information Through Airplane Wifi?

Security experts warn that connecting to the Internet during a flight could jeopardize personal data. Inmarsat, a British satellite telecommunications ...

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 10/18/2023
Analyzing Airline Operations in War-Torn Countries: Libya and Yemen

We live in a time when countries all over the world are engulfed in some sort of conflict. War, in particular, has devastated various nations. Based o ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 10/09/2023
The Ultimate Guide to Airport Lounge Access

In an age of stricter access requirements and seemingly endless lounge options, finding the right space for you at an airport can be daunting. This ar ...

By Jack Turner • 09/29/2023
United MileagePlus: Best Ways to Earn, Redeem Miles

Thinking about joining MileagePlus? Pondering how to get the most out of a United Airlines MileagePlus membership? This article is an in depth guide o ...

By Adam Schupak • 09/28/2023
Understanding IATA Codes: Why do Airports Have Three-Letter Codes?

Have you tried booking a flight, but destinations are only listed as three-lettered codes like JFK, CDG, OR LAX? Have you ever heard someone tell you ...

By Davis Turner • 09/27/2023
The Five Longest Flights From Africa: All From The Same Country

The world's five longest flights from Africa are all between the U.S. and one country! The routes are operated by Delta Air Lines and United Airlines ...

By George Mwangi • 08/25/2023
How to Start an Airline: A Quick-Reference Guide

Have you ever thought of starting your own airline? This article explains the steps necessary to starting an airline, from idea to first flight. Hopef ...

By Davis Turner • 08/24/2023
From Paris to Dubai: Exploring the Best Travel Destinations Around the Globe

Have you ever wanted to travel the world but don't know where to start? Maybe you do know where you want to go, but don't know how to get there. This ...

By Adnan Shaheed • 08/23/2023
Flying a Low-Cost Airline Anytime Soon? Here's How You Can Save Big

Budget airlines have become a very popular method of travel across the world. But, how can one have the CHEAPEST budget airline experience? All is exp ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 08/23/2023
Are Airline Ticket Prices Set to Rise Indefinitely?

Airline ticket prices have hit record highs in recent times, but the time are changing. While lower prices aren't guaranteed passengers should take co ...

By Jack Turner • 08/22/2023
The Best Universities to Study Aerospace Engineering in 2023

Dive into this comprehensive guide by Phil Collins of EssayService to 2023’s top colleges for aerospace engineering. Start your journey to a success ...

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 08/06/2023
Why You Should Consider a Career in Aerospace

Dive into the thrilling world of aerospace! Discover why students should consider this dynamic and impactful career path.

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 08/05/2023
The World's Best Universities to Study Aviation

Discover the best universities for studying aviation globally with Tutor John W of DoMyEssay. Start your journey to an exciting aviation career today!

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 08/01/2023
Why is the E175-E2 Barely Selling? Scope Clauses Explained

The E175 is one of the most popular regional jets in the United States. But why isn't its updated model, the E175-E2, selling in the United States? Th ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 07/21/2023
The World's Longest Nonstop Flights and the Future of Ultra-Long-Haul Travel

Technological advances have allowed airlines to operate ultra-long-haul flights between far-flung destinations. This article looks at the world's ten ...

By George Mwangi • 07/18/2023
Where is The Safest Place to Sit On a Plane?

Air travel remains the safest form of long-distance transportation. Even as the number of flights worldwide continues to increase year after year, the ...

By Hadi Ahmad • 07/15/2023
Ever Been Bumped Off an Oversold Flight? Here's Why and What You Can Do About It

Airlines oversell flights all the time, but will you be affected? What drives airlines to sell more seats than offered on a plane? Know your rights, t ...

By Davis Turner • 07/14/2023
46 Years On: The Deadliest Crash in Aviation History

46 years ago the deadliest crash in aviation history occurred in the Canary Islands. This crash shed light on a new method of pilot training and revol ...

By Adam Schupak • 07/10/2023
The Sky's the Limit: Exploring the Opportunities for Students in the Field of Aviation

Aviation is a promising field for those students who dream of an exciting career in the sky. It's both romantic and rigorous at the same time. No wond ...

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 07/05/2023
A Plane Spotter's Guide to Zurich Airport

For many plane spotters, flying through an airport can be painful due to the obstructions between them and the aircraft that prevent plane spotters fr ...

By Adam Schupak • 06/28/2023
New Programs Allow Non-Flyers Through Security, Wait at Gate

A rule that has been in place since the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001 is slowly being relaxed across American airports. A new program bein ...

By Luke Wirostko • 06/28/2023
The History of Spirit Airlines: From 1983 to Now

Spirit Airlines: one of the largest budget airlines in North America. Many know the airline for its ultra-low-cost fares and occasionally edgy service ...

By Adam Schupak • 05/30/2023
Essential Air Service Contracts (EAS) Explained

How are EAS contracts awarded? The system is complex and requires many moving parts, but ultimately the DOT uses a well-structured bid process to sele ...

By Davis Turner • 05/18/2023
Spirit Airlines: Baggage Rules and Policies

Flying Spirit Airlines can sometimes be quite a confusing endeavor due to the carrier's confusing policies. This is a comprehensive guide on Spirit Ai ...

By Adam Schupak • 05/15/2023
Plane Spotting at Heathrow, Manchester, and More: A Brief Guide

A British Spotting Guide for the major airports in England. If you ever wanted some tips for good locations and helpful pointers on spotting at the ma ...

By Luca Joe Azim • 05/01/2023
What is The Single European Sky Initiative? A Brief Explanation

An explanation of the Single European Sky (SES) Initiative. Europe suffers from complex regulatory structures over airspace and airline traffic manage ...

By Davis Turner • 04/12/2023
Is the Boeing 737 MAX the Safest Modern Airliner?

Because of the sheer intensity of the scrutiny the aircraft faced, the Boeing 737 MAX could be considered one of the safest in the world. In fact, amo ...

By Gabriel Kramp • 04/07/2023
Japan and Australia's Plans for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Sustainable aviation fuel is growing in popularity amid ongoing plans by the aviation sector to decarbonize. Japan and Australia are cooperating to ex ...

By George Mwangi • 03/30/2023
The 5 Best Aviation Books You Should Definitely Read

There are many backstories to airlines you have probably never heard of, but books offer a great outlet to find them. Here are five books you should r ...

By Davis Turner • 03/21/2023
The World's 4 Most Challenging Airports for Pilots

Aviation is safer than ever these days, but some airports are so extreme that they cause even the most skilled pilots to become uneasy. This article w ...

By Jack Turner • 03/20/2023
A Guide to Airline Alliances: What They Are and How They Work

Airline alliance marketing is everywhere these days at airports and on planes, but what actually are these alliances, and what purpose do they serve? ...

By Jack Turner • 03/14/2023
Aviation as a Career Choice: Why it's a Great Option for College Students

If you're a college student and you're struggling to find a career path, aviation might be a good option for you. There will be a growing demand for q ...

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 02/24/2023
Air Canada: The Fleet to Suit All Needs

Air Canada is the largest airline in Canada, operating both domestically and internationally. With a fleet of over 400 aircraft, the airline serves ov ...

By Andy Zhao • 02/06/2023
Semi-Private Airlines: Premium for Less

Ever wanted a private experience but don't own a jet? Welcome to the world of Semi-Private Airlines. These corporate-style carriers offer travelers th ...

By Zachary Liddy-Davis • 01/30/2023
Attending an Aviation University in the US: The Pros and Cons

If you have been considering attending an aviation university in the United States, then you know the decision is complex. While it provides you with ...

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 01/27/2023
From Baggage Allowance to Lounge Access: Your Flight Benefits with British Airways

If you ever had questions regarding your flight benefits on an upcoming British Airways flight, here is a one-stop guide to your baggage allowance, lo ...

By Ejaaz Cadinouche • 01/27/2023
TSA PreCheck vs CLEAR: Which is Better?

Travelers at airports often regard security as a big nuisance, as they have to wait for upwards of an hour at a time to get bags screened. Domestic U. ...

By Davis Turner • 01/26/2023
AeroXplorer's Most Influential Articles of 2022

AeroXplorer's Most Influential Articles of 2022. Scroll through our list of notable mentions to recap a year of milestones, news, and moments to remem ...

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 01/01/2023
ECONOMY COMPARISON: United Airlines Long Haul vs. Short Haul

Comparison of United Airlines' short-to-medium and long-haul economy class cabins. Read more to go in-depth about the types of seats on offer and thei ...

By Adam Schupak • 12/29/2022
Surf Air and “All-You-Can-Fly Passes”: The Rise of Subscription-Based Airlines

The membership buffet offerings within airlines are becoming increasingly popular, especially now that Frontier and Alaska have launched their own pro ...

By Davis Turner • 11/26/2022
The Undying Role of Aviation in U.S. National Security

Aviation has been a part of U.S. history for decades. But why is it so important in keeping the country safe?

By Brantsen Gill • 11/15/2022
Houston Airshow Attracts Visitors from Around the World

Wings Over Houston Airshow was a spectacular event, attracting those from as far as the Netherlands.

By Brantsen Gill • 11/11/2022
Why Are Plane Tickets So Expensive Nowadays?

Inflation has recently been a challenge, but no sector has seen as much of a jolt as the commercial air travel industry. This article investigates thi ...

By Jack Turner • 11/03/2022
How are Bags Screened Before Flights?

Have you ever wondered how your bags are screened before you board a flight? How do Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents know which bag ...

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 10/27/2022
The Difference Between Scramjet and Ramjet Engines

Ever wonder how some aircraft are able to reach such mind-boggling speeds? Ramjets and Scramjets are the ones to thank. But what is the difference bet ...

By Safa Trabelsi • 10/26/2022
What Are Some Great Paths to Becoming a Career Pilot?

You may be a foreigner to aviation and you want to be a pilot someday but just aren't sure where to start. Or you may be a student pilot already but j ...

By Brantsen Gill • 10/24/2022
The $100,000 Experience on National Geographic's Private Boeing 757

National Geographic offers a host of luxury excursions around the world, but these itineraries come with a hefty price-tag. What does a $100,000 trip ...

By Safa Trabelsi • 10/22/2022
The 10 Highest-Paying Air Force Jobs

If you are passionate about making a living while serving your country, the Air Force is one of the best industries to consider. Continue reading to l ...

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 10/16/2022
The De Havilland Comet: A Pioneer with a Fatal Flaw

This article discusses the story of the design of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner. It looks into why the two high-profile crash ...

By Tom van Aaken • 09/26/2022
Wings Over Houston Hosting 38th Annual Airshow

With the airshow season ending, many aviation enthusiasts are hoping to find last-minute events to enjoy before the weather gets colder. One of these ...

By Brantsen Gill • 09/18/2022
Boeing's Worst Selling Aircraft

Learn about some of Boeing's worst-selling aircraft, including an analysis of their production and why some variants failed.

By Brandon McLeish • 09/16/2022
Sicko Mode: Inside Drake's Private Boeing 767

Drake lives quite the luxurious lifestyle, and his plane certainly matches. Take a tour inside the plane and out.

By AeroXplorer.com Staff • 09/15/2022
Airport Snapshot: Northeast Florida Regional Airport

An overview of the St. Augustine airport. Overview of the facilities and runways.

By Brandon McLeish • 09/05/2022
Are TSA Agents Able See You Naked?

The answer to the question of whether or not TSA agents can see you naked or not. Dives into the machines used in security screenings at airports.

By Adam Schupak • 09/05/2022
The Anatomy of an Aerospace Engine



By Safa Trabelsi • 08/24/2022
How Does an Aircraft APU Work?

Modern airplanes are outfitted with auxiliary power units (APUs) to meet the aircraft's large energy requirements while the engines are not running. T ...

By Safa Trabelsi • 08/11/2022
Why Passenger Load Factor is an Important Airline Performance Metric – An Arithmetic Perspective

Passenger load factor, commonly abbreviated as PLF, is the measure of the number of paying passengers expressed as a percentage of the aircraft's tota ...

By Jaap Brian • 08/03/2022
A Nervous Flyer's Guide to Airplane Sounds

Ever wonder what all those little noises were the last time you flew on a plane? Here is a selection of a few of the most common ones explained.

By Ejaaz Cadinouche • 07/31/2022
Breaking Down Salt Lake City's Massive Airport Transformation

Salt Lake City opened a new airport back at the end of 2020 and it has made waves, both literally and figuratively. Though the design is fairly standa ...

By Jack Turner • 07/20/2022
An Introduction to Human Factors and Pilot Performance

Have you ever wondered what human factors mean and what it has to do with flying? This article provides a short introduction.

By Ejaaz Cadinouche • 07/02/2022
UK Travel Chaos Continues

Despite the return of demand for air travel, airports across the United Kingdom are facing more challenges as passengers return to the skies.

By Luca Azim • 06/17/2022
Behind the Names and Registrations of Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Virgin Atlantic has a long-standing reputation of fun and interesting names and registrations given to their planes. Here's the story behind choosing ...

By Ejaaz Cadinouche • 06/13/2022
The Iconic Rise of Emirates

The largest carrier in the Middle East is often written off as a large, rich government-backed airline that benefits from being based in an affluent c ...

By Jack Turner • 06/02/2022
JetBlue: The Carrier Without A Merger Partner

JetBlue Airways, during the last few decades, has continued to grow across the United States and beyond. However, this growth comes despite two failed ...

By John Pullen • 05/17/2022
The Fall and Impending Rise of San Bernardino Airport

San Bernardino Airport has had its fair share of trouble over the years but the future is looking bright. With a new airline starting service there so ...

By Davis Turner • 04/24/2022
Onboard Negus: The Boeing 747 Party Plane

While the COVID-19 pandemic forced British Airways to retire its Boeing 747 fleet, some of them have found new homes across the UK. G-CIVB or 'Negus' ...

By Ejaaz Cadinouche • 03/19/2022
Southwest Airlines Considers DFW for Future Growth

Low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines has a history of avoiding busier hub airports. Despite this, ever since the mid-2000s, the carrier has begun addin ...

By John Pullen • 02/26/2022
An Inside Perspective: The Rise of Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines is notorious for low fares and a multitude of fees that are tacked on to the passenger experience. Despite this, pricing in the U.S. i ...

By John Pullen • 02/15/2022
Mile High Stakes: The Fight For Denver

Denver International Airport is one of the busiest hubs in the nation. Because of its centralized geography and status as an outdoor gateway, both Sou ...

By John Pullen • 02/02/2022
The Evolution of The Low-Cost Airline Business Model

Low-cost carriers have left an incredibly strong impact on the airline industry across the world. However, the low-cost business model that is dominan ...

By John Pullen • 01/24/2022
What is Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)?

As the aviation industry advances in technology, many airlines have made it a priority to reduce their environmental footprint. One way they are doing ...

By Daniel Mena • 01/23/2022
The Top Five Shortest Flights in America

The United States has more than five thousand different airports, with many of them being connected by commercial airlines. Across a massive convolute ...

By Nico Marvin • 01/22/2022
David Neeleman and the Rise of JetBlue Airways

JetBlue Airways has become a strong competitor in the airline industry ever since it launched operations in early 2000. Despite its success, JetBlue a ...

By John Pullen • 01/20/2022
The Rise and Fall of People Express

After the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, a multitude of new startups flooded the U.S. aviation market. Among these was People Express, an innovativ ...

By John Pullen • 01/19/2022
The Rise and Fall of United Shuttle

In the early 1990s, United Airlines’ domination of Californian markets was threatened by the entrance of low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines. In res ...

By John Pullen • 01/08/2022
Alaska and Delta Battle for Success in Seattle

In the past, Alaska Airlines dominated their hometown city of Seattle and remained largely unchallenged by other carriers. However, in need of an Asia ...

By John Pullen • 12/31/2021
The Wright Amendment: Wrong For Southwest

With the Airline Deregulation Act being signed into law in 1978, many feared that Southwest’s new growth opportunities at Dallas Love Field Airport ...

By John Pullen • 12/27/2021
The Downfall of Pan American World Airways

Pan American World Airways was an aviation giant for decades. However, despite their great reputation and global presence, the carrier was facing seve ...

By John Pullen • 12/03/2021
What is Gulfstream's New G800 Business Jet?

This article is about Gulfstream's new G800 aircraft. It includes information about the features and performance of the aircraft as well as expectatio ...

By Jack Jarzynka • 10/14/2021
Air Service Potentially Returning to St. Augustine?

This article provides information about the past airlines of St Augustine airport as well as one of the future ones. There are also some statistics an ...

By Brandon McLeish • 09/08/2021
Alaska Airlines to Codeshare with Qatar

Alaska Airlines and Qatar Airways recently announced a codesharing agreement on 150 flights across the US. This move comes after a string of announcem ...

By Davis Turner • 07/01/2021
Why U.S. Budget Airlines are Optimistic About Post-COVID Travel Numbers

Ultra-low-cost carriers in the U.S. see a lot of room to expand in the post-pandemic travel boom. Why is this and what do these airline leaders think ...

By Patrick Daly • 06/26/2021
Will the 777X be Profitable for Boeing?

The Boeing 777X program has faced many stumbles over the years, costing Boeing a lot of money. But will Boeing ever be able to sell more than the curr ...

By Tyler Giunchi • 05/24/2021
What was the Pepsi Concorde?

Air France let the Pepsi Company paint one of their aircraft blue for a marketing program. But why would Pepsi do that?

By Tyler Giunchi • 05/19/2021
Southwest's Profitability Streak is Over: Thoughts and Implications

Southwest announced in late January of 2021 that they were not profitable in 2020, the first year since 1972. Due to the pandemic, this was not shocki ...

By Davis Turner • 05/17/2021
What Happened to AirTran?

If you followed the aviation industry before 2010, you probably remember hearing about AirTran, an Atlanta-based carrier that was around from 1993 to ...

By Tyler Giunchi • 05/04/2021
The Airbus Beluga vs. The Boeing Dreamlifter

What are the major differences between the Airbus Beluga and the Boeing Dreamlifter?

By Tyler Giunchi • 05/04/2021
Why Louisville is Home to UPS's Worldport

UPS worldport plays a vital role in the infrastructure of the company. So what is so important about it and why Louisville?

By Tyler Giunchi • 05/02/2021
The European Aviation Industry - Will it ever be the same?

An update on the awful situation in Europe. Will the aviation industry be the same?

By Luca Azim • 04/19/2021
Cargo-Only Flights Explained

Before the pandemic, 5-10% of the revenue that airlines brought in was from cargo aboard passenger flights. Once passenger flights began decreasing, a ...

By Tyler Giunchi • 04/18/2021
Huntsville International Airport: What Went Wrong?

Huntsville airport was set to be the next UPS world port due to its central location. It was used a lot during the space race because the Marshall Spa ...

By Tyler Giunchi • 04/11/2021
WOW Air Two Years Later: Where it All Went Wrong

On the 28th March 2019, WOW air ceased operations. What went wrong with the airline? Why did WOW air collapse?

By Vikas Anand • 03/25/2021
Singapore Airlines and the Concorde: What Went Wrong?

In the year 1977, British Airways wanted to expand its Concorde services eastwards and partnered with Singapore Airlines. This venture saw Singapore A ...

By Vikas Anand • 03/24/2021
Berlin Brandenburg Airport: Is It Doomed?

An update on the Berlin Brandenburg Airport

By Luca Azim • 03/12/2021
Brief Overview of the GE9X

A summary of the GE9X engine which will be fitted to the 777X aircraft.

By Vikas Anand • 02/17/2021
Boeing 737 MAX Issues in a Nutshell.

A summary of the reasons why the Boeing 737 MAX was grounded for nearly 2 years.

By Vikas Anand • 01/17/2021
A Guide to Vancouver Airports

Given the wide range of diversity in the Vancouver and Greater Vancouver area, from popular seaplane operations to plenty of charter aircraft, spottin ...

By Gabriel Shepherd • 12/06/2020
COVID-19 and Its Lasting Mark on the Recovery of U.S. Commercial Aviation

A glance at the recovery of the aviation industry from an economic standpoint.

By JV Mehta • 12/05/2020
Airport Operations (Overview)

If you have been to an airport before, it's always good to familiarize yourself with its day-to-day operations. Every airport has four types of operat ...

By Andy Zhao • 12/04/2020
Vancouver International Airport (Overview)

Vancouver International Airport ( CYVR) is the second busiest airport in Canada behind Toronto Pearson International Airport ( CYYZ) in Toronto. It ha ...

By Andy Zhao • 12/02/2020
Airline Black Friday Deals - The Complete List

As the holiday season nears, many airlines are releasing black Friday deals in order to encourage more people to fly. Some airlines have gone to great ...

By Daniel Mena • 11/24/2020
Inside Preparations for the WW2 Flyover

WASHINGTON - On a cloudy Thursday morning, media and press gathered at an undisclosed airport near Washington D.C. The occasion?

By Mogami Kariya • 09/26/2020
How Are Flight Plans Filed?

Have you ever wondered how flight plans are filed? Learn more here.

By Emmett Chung • 09/07/2020
The Essential Air Service Explained

Without federal intervention in routes, airlines in the 70s began to focus on the "hub and spoke" model rather than the "point to point" model, leavin ...

By Emmett Chung • 08/08/2020
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Mexico's Interjet had been bound to fail despite the disastrous effects the Coronavirus had on Mexican (and worldwide) aviation. However, in these try ...

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Canada's Government has Failed Canadian Airlines

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Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing"

After acquiring Sir Richard Branson’s American subsidiary, Virgin America, Alaska Airlines' Boeing jets still wear a sticker on their nose saying "P ...

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How United Airlines Will Rebound From COVID-19: An Opinion

United Airlines has been heavily affected by COVID-19. How will they rebound? Find out in this informational and opinion-based article.

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When Will Aviation Return to Normal?

Right now, the aviation industry, along with the rest of the world, is in decline. COVID-19 has affected everyone and everything, including the world ...

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The Complete List of U.S. Airlines Affected by COVID-19

There’s no doubt the aviation industry has been affected by COVID-19, and many airlines have made dramatic changes to their operations. Here are the ...

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2020 Airshows: East Coast

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A Guide to Fifth-Freedom Flights

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The Most Family Friendly Airlines of 2020

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How to Fly United's New Polaris for just 25000 Miles

When I was searching for flights the other day, I found a flight on a United 777-200 with New Polaris for just 25,000 miles! I'm here to share the inf ...

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The Boeing 747 Routes and Retirement Plans

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A New Uber, but For Airplanes

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A Look at the United Airlines Fleet.

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