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Clement Charpentreau
Riding the storm: British Airways 747 breaks transatlantic record

With the help of tailwinds from the Storm Ciara, several airliners crossed the Atlantic Ocean in record time. The ultimate winner was a Boeing 747 operated by British Airways that made the trip in four hours and fifty-six minutes, reaching speeds above 1,287 kilometers per hour. The previous record was held by a Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which made the crossing in five hours and thirteen minutes in January 2018.   New record fo...


Clement Charpentreau
Coronavirus: foreign aircraft scrambled for Wuhan evacuation

Governments around the world are organizing to repatriate their citizens via planes from Wuhan ‒ the heart of the Coronavirus epidemic. Meanwhile, several carriers have already announced the suspension of their flights to China to prevent the spread....


AeroTime Team
Qantas flies Boeing 747 to U.S. for the last time

Qantas has ended its last remaining Boeing 747 service between the United States and Australia. On December 4, 2019, the Australian airline operated a flight 74 from San Francisco to Sydney ‒ the last with the Queen of the skies, as from now on the aircraft will be replaced by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. ...


Ruta Burbaite
KLM flight almost reaches Mexico, decides to go back to Amsterdam

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ non-stop flight to Mexico ended up in bizarre circumstances on November 28, 2019. The flight turned around back to its origin of departure in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, when the aircraft was already over North America, with passengers having to endure a 12 hour back and forth trip over the Atlantic.  ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Halloween special: Top 5 scariest aviation close calls

While throughout history aviation got more comfortable and safer, on some occasions, that comfort and safety were almost thrown out the window. These are some of the scariest near-accidents that happened in the skies....


Rytis Beresnevicius
The last hurrah of the Boeing 747: the Intercontinental Queen

The Boeing 747-8 is a curious case. A quad-engined, which made its commercial debut, had very high hopes, as Boeing predicted a huge market for the Queen. Jet it never came to fruition, as the bet on the aircraft to conquer the freighter market went sour:...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Air Force One: how Boeing 747 became the VC-25A

Ever since the 1960s, Boeing jets were the dedicated aircraft for the United States president, carrying the Air Force One designation. But as it came time to replace the presidential Boeing 707, Boeing almost lost the race:...


AeroTime Team
Lion Air: farewell Boeing 747-400, welcome A330neo

After bidding farewell to its last Queen of the skies in March 2019, Lion Air takes delivery of Airbus A330-900, becoming the first operator of the type in Asia-Pacific.  ...


AeroTime Team
British Airways unveils final historic design

British Airways has revealed the fourth – and the final design – in its “heritage” series. A Boeing 747 is painted in the Negus design, which reflects 1974-1980 British Airways fleet....


Clement Charpentreau
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 quarantined at Gatwick airport

Virgin Atlantic reported on March 6, 2019, that all passengers and crew of a charter flight arriving in London from Barbados had been quarantined in the United Kingdom, after several people got sick....