United Kingdom Lifts all Travel Restrictions
SubmittedThe Transport Secretary of the United Kingdom has confirmed this morning that all U.K. travel restrictions will be lifted at the end of this week. This means that passengers intending to enter and stay in the United Kingdom, regardless of vaccination status, will not have to take a pre-arrival COVID-19 test or book a test after arrival in Britain. (aeroxplorer.com) More...
UPS 747 Takes Delivery of Final 747, Marking the End of an Era
SubmittedCargo giant UPS has taken delivery of its latest and final Boeing 747 from the Everett factory. On April 8th, N633UP took off from Paine Field in Washington to the UPS Worldport in Louisville, KY. (aeroxplorer.com) More...
Computer Glitch Leaves American Airlines Flights Without Pilots
SubmittedThis morning, American Airlines announced that an overnight computer glitch has allowed American pilots and first officers to drop their assigned, scheduled flights. The pilots union representing the airline subsequently announced that approximately 12,000 flights now have no assigned pilots or first officers through the end of July. (aeroxplorer.com) More...
JetBlue Makes Bid To Acquire Spirit Airlines
SubmittedJust two months after Frontier announced its plan to purchase Spirit Airlines, JetBlue has made an even more generous bid to purchase the ultra-low-cost carrier. This offer has acted as a competitive blow to Frontier Airlines, which was hoping to use consolidation to grow its presence across America. (aeroxplorer.com) More...
How The Cirrus SR22 Revolutionized Aviation
SubmittedIn 1995 when Cirrus first announced its “Hangar X”, where its original Cirrus SR20 was eagerly awaiting its release to the skies, pilots were waiting with bated breath at what was deemed to be the most modern airplane yet. After the SR20 was released, however, aviators who had anticipated a revitalized and modern design were disappointed at the lack of creativity and simplicity of the highly anticipated airplane. (aeroxplorer.com) More...
A Nervous Flyer's Guide to Airplane Noises
SubmittedAn airplane is the result of very complex engineering and requires several systems to work in harmony with each other, just like the human body. So naturally, airplanes can make a wide variety of noises. Unfortunately, many travelers are not accustomed to these noises, and therefore quite a few of them can sound unsettling or even ominous. Unfamiliar aircraft sounds tend to be one of the most common reasons to cause nervousness onboard, so here is a breakdown of a few of the most common ones you… (aeroxplorer.com) More...
Lufthansa To Add Service Between St. Louis and Germany
SubmittedSources have claimed european giant Lufthansa plans to serve Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, Mo. With strong hubs in Frankfurt and Munich and a wide variety of widebody aircraft capable of making the transatlantic journey, the carrier has many options if they decide to implement these routes. (aeroxplorer.com) More...
Gulfstream Showcases G800 at Farnborough 2022
SubmittedGulfstream Aerospace flew its newest jet, the G800, on its first international flight on July 15, 2022. The G800 test aircraft was flown to Farnborough, U.K. for the 2022 Farnborough Airshow. The G800 was first flown on June 28, 2022, and has been in development for close to a year. Gulfstream developed the jet as a long-range aircraft with a G650-sized cabin and features technology from the G700. (aeroxplorer.com) More...
An Inside Perspective: Working as a Ramper
SubmittedWhen one thinks of a career in aviation, working as a pilot oftentimes comes to mind. However, airline operations go far beyond time in the air. Bags need to come on and off the aircraft, fuel needs to be replenished, the cabin cleaned, cargo dropped, aircraft towed- a large list of important tasks is involved in the departure of every flight. If one likes a good workout, loves a fast-paced environment and doesn't mind the smell of jet fuel, then the ramp could be a great career option. (aeroxplorer.com) More...
Disruptive Emirates Passenger Arrested in Manchester
SubmittedOn Thursday evening, Emirates flight EK019 was boarded by police shortly after landing at Manchester Airport in the U.K. following its flight from Dubai. Greater Manchester Police responded to reports of a disruptive passenger onboard the Airbus A380 at around 6:30 PM GMT, and the 29-year-old was subsequently arrested on suspicion of "sexual assault, affray, criminal damage, drunk onboard and threatening behavior". (aeroxplorer.com) More...
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