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JetBlue – Heathrow Slots Seal Transatlantic Plans?

JetBlue – Heathrow Slots Seal Transatlantic Plans?

After literally months of trying, it seems that JetBlue managed to secure slots in Heathrow, for its premium transatlantic flights. The airline has been preparing these plans for a long time. They went as far as designing a dedicated cabin (!) for these flights....
INCIDENT: Turkish Airlines A321neo Very Hard Landing

INCIDENT: Turkish Airlines A321neo Very Hard Landing

On Saturday, a Turkish Airlines Airbus A321neo appears to have suffered severe damage, after a hard landing in Hanover. It hasn’t flown since. The aircraft was performing flight TK-1553, from Istanbul (LTFM) in Turkey, to Hanover (EDDV). It landed on rnway 27R,...
How To [NOT] Compare Efficiency For Hawaii Operations

How To [NOT] Compare Efficiency For Hawaii Operations

Can we really compare the efficiency of different airliners, relying on raw numbers? Do numbers tell the whole story or are there more key factors to consider? We often list percentage improvements in efficiency, when we compare different aircraft. This requires a bit...
Boeing – NMA Is Next Design To Come (But When?)

Boeing – NMA Is Next Design To Come (But When?)

Despite freezing the plan about a year ago, the manufacturer’s CEO admits that the NMA is what Boeing will make next. But its timeline is less clear… It is pretty clear that Boeing are painted in a corner. The MAX was out of commission for nearly two years, the 787...
Shots Fired: Bullet Holes Found In Three New MEA Aircraft!

Shots Fired: Bullet Holes Found In Three New MEA Aircraft!

Engineers working for MEA (Middle East Airlines) found bullet holes in three of the airline’s brand new Airbus A321neos. The parked jets fell victims of celebratory gunfire, in the first few minutes of the new year. Unfortunately, celebratory gunfire is a custom in...