Category: Miscellaneous Spotting

Air Canada orders up to 109 Boeing 737MAX aircraft 0

Air Canada orders up to 109 Boeing 737MAX aircraft

Air Canada has announced an order for up to 109 Boeing 737MAX aircraft to renew its mainline narrowbody fleet. The agreement with Boeing, which is subject to completion of final documentation and other conditions, includes...

Pan Am closed 22 years ago today 1

Pan Am closed 22 years ago today

On 4th December 1991 the world lost one of the most significant airlines to ever grace the skies – Pan American World Airways, or Pan Am for short. Founded in 1927 as Pan American...

American Airlines US Airways merger date set 1

American Airlines US Airways merger date set

It has been announced that AMR, the parent company of American Airlines, will emerge from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection on 9th December following a lengthy period of reorganisation. On the same day the airline...

Iran planning to build its own airliner 0

Iran planning to build its own airliner

Sanction-ridden Iran has announced plans to develop its own passenger aircraft which will be capable of flying domestic segments between the country’s airports. Currently Iranian carriers are banned from purchasing new aircraft or spare...

Flybe closes UK bases 2

Flybe closes UK bases

Flybe has announced it will close a number of its UK airport bases in a bid to restructure the company and strengthen the airline. Bases at Aberdeen, Guernsey, Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey and...

Seaborne Airlines fleet and route expansion 0

Seaborne Airlines fleet and route expansion

We don’t often get news from the Caribbean, but one story I wanted to highlight was the expansion planned by Seaborne Airlines. The carrier will add four more Saab 340 aircraft to its fleet...

Aerolineas Argentinas taking A340-500s 0

Aerolineas Argentinas taking A340-500s

Aerolineas Argentinas will take delivery of former Singapore Airlines Airbus A340-500 9V-SGA soon. The aircraft was recently part of the fleet operating the world’s longest scheduled flights, from Singapore to both New York Newark,...

Air Seychelles orders new Twin Otters 0

Air Seychelles orders new Twin Otters

Air Seychelles has placed an order for three new Viking Air DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft, valued at $20 million. The aircraft will revitalise the airline’s domestic fleet, and replace the three ageing original de...