Delta to speed up retirement of 49 Boeing 767-300ERs

Delta Air Lines, one of the major airlines of the United States, plans to retire its remaining 49 Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. The largest operator of the 767-300ERs in passenger configuration scheduled a gradual retirement of jets by December 2025....


United to furlough 2,850 pilots after government aid expires

The US aviation workspace situation grew even grimmer after United Airlines announced the largest pilot furloughs in its history. The airline’s union says that 2,850 pilots would lose their jobs if the U.S. government decides against another airline bailout....


Delta plans to furlough 2,000 pilots after bailout expires

Following United Airlines, another major U.S. carrier plans additional furloughs. Delta Airlines (DAL)’ reportedly plans for 2,000 pilots to leave jobs in October 2020, after the $32 billion payroll aid to the industry by the U.S. government expires. The extensive changes to the employee structure are reportedly due to the slow aviation industry recovery after the COVID-19 crisis. Previously, 1,806 Delta’s pilots already took early re...


Counting losses of US Big Four: who is hit the most?

As the financial results of the second quarter become available, the full picture of monumental losses COVID-19 lockdowns inflicted on the airline industry appears. Let’s take a deeper look at the worst crisis airlines have suffered so far....


FAA approves halting of services to 75 American airports

The United States Department of Transportation said in a statement issued on late Friday, May 22nd, that it had granted provisional permission for 15 airlines to suspend service, albeit temporarily, t...


The Day That 4 American Legacy Carriers Went Bankrupt

The early 2000s were a very dark place for American aviation. 4 out of its largest 6 legacy carriers went bankrupt. This is the story of how it happened....


Delta’s Boeing 767 evacuation slide drops from sky, lands in yard

A Delta Air Lines flight from Paris experienced an unusual incident on December 1, 2019, when it lost an aircraft part on approach to Boston. The incident was perhaps more unusual for those who found the plane’s massive evacuation slide dropped in the front yard. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is now reportedly investigating how the aircraft part could have fallen off Delta’s Boeing 767 mid-flight, landing in a residen...


LATAM to leave oneworld in October 2020?

LATAM, Chilean airline, is potentially leaving oneworld alliance from October 1, 2020, a message of current alliance partner suggests. While the exit was expected since LATAM formed partnership with Delta Airlines in September 2019, the date has not previously been revealed. ...


Delta plane’s engine seen falling apart mid-flight [Video]

A Delta Air Lines flight was forced to make an emergency landing on June 8, 2019, due to engine failure mid-flight. The incident may not have made the news if not for the terrifying video footage taken by passengers on board the aircraft, showing one of the MD-88’s engines falling apart while the plane was in the air....


Delta's first A330 makes maiden flight

Delta Air Lines’ initial A330-900 – the longer-fuselage version of Airbus‘ A330neo jetliner – performed its first flight from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in southwestern France....