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Three billion passengers travel by air every year

With one traveling season over and another one about to begin, it is a good time to acknowledge that a greater proportion of humankind than ever can enjoy the miracle of flight, and enjoy the experience of visiting far-off places. The number of air passengers carried globally increased by over 900 percent since 1970! (reason.com) Mer...

AirAsia QZ8501 crash report

Rudder problems and pilot response cited in investigation (www.theguardian.com) Mer...

Amazon Prime Air Commercial

Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear fame explains how Amazon plans to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less utilizing drones. (www.amazon.com) Mer...

Airport art that's super trippy

A gallery dedicated to toilets? A robot repair shop? Is it us, or has airport art gotten decidedly trippy? Then again, there are worse ways to spend a layover. We've curated some of the most inventive art currently on display at the airport. (www.cnn.com) Mer...

Airbus C295W flies to Antarctica

An Airbus C295W aircraft belonging to the Mexican Navy (SEMAR) and operated by a mixed crew from Airbus Defence and Space and SEMAR flew from Río Gallegos Airport in Argentina to the Marambio Base, the first flight ever by a C295 to Antarctica. (militaryaircraft-airbusds.com) Mer...

Delta’s new Airbus A330-300 takeoff video

With 10 state-of-the-art A330 Airbus airplanes joining Delta’s fleet over the next two years, the airline saw an opportunity to tell a story of an innovative aircraft. And how Delta Marketing told that story was just as cutting edge. Equipped with top-notch technology, the A330-300 can fly farther while consuming less fuel than its predecessors. It also features best-in-class onboard features, including flat-bed seats and premium entertainment, reflecting Delta’s efforts to provide a superior… (worldairlinenews.com) Mer...

The last C-17 leaves Boeing's factory in Long Beach, California

After 24 years of flight, Boeing stopped making one of the biggest airplanes in the world on Sunday. (www.cnn.com) Mer...

Hawaiian Airlines launches Honolulu-Narita flight

Hawaiian Airlines on Monday announced a new daily nonstop service between Honolulu International Airport and Narita International Airport in Tokyo, which is expected to land Hawaii with an additional $130 million in visitor spending. The new service will take off on July 22 next year. “Japan is Hawaii’s largest international market with arrivals from the market making up 18 percent of total arrivals to the state in 2014,” George Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, said… (www.aviationgazette.com) Mer...

First A350 XWB for TAM Airlines makes its maiden flight | View Images

AM will become the first airline from the Americas to fly the A350 XWB and the fourth operator in the world. LATAM Airlines Group, made up of LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines, has ordered 27 A350 XWB aircraft... (weekaviation.blogspot.com) Mer...

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