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FAA puzzled about Delta Air Lines fuel dumping incident

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating Delta Air Lines Flight 89 incident when a Boeing 777 aircraft in emergency dumped fuel over Los Angeles. The fuel landed on several schools grounds. Now, the U.S. authority is puzzled on what prompted Delta’s crew to perform a usual procedure in a very unusual way. ...


Clement Charpentreau
Delta Boeing 777 dumps fuel over school [Video]

Delta Air Lines landed in hot water after one of its Boeing 777 aircraft dumped fuel over the suburbs of Los Angeles. To make matters even worse, the location where the fuel landed happened to be an elementary school. About twenty children and ten adults who were in the courtyard of the school were affected....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Is Boston Logan International the next Transatlantic frontier?

With numerous new routes announced to Boston's Logan International, and with New York's three airports reaching their capacity limits, is BOS going to become the next Transatlantic frontier?...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Top 5 biggest airlines of 2019

Measuring the size of the airline can be done in various ways. However, a good indication of the size of the carrier can be its fleet and how many aircraft it operates. But who were the biggest players in aviation in 2019?...


Ruta Burbaite
Richard Branson axes Virgin Atlantic stake sale to Air France-KLM

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has reportedly backtracked on plans to sell a 31% stake of Virgin Atlantic to Air France-KLM. Branson will retain full control of the airline after scrapping the deal, which would have seen the Franco-Dutch group acquire a 51% majority stake in the carrier....


Ruta Burbaite
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...


Zivile Zalagenaite
Delta accelerates A330neo deliveries, to add two more on lease

After receiving its first Airbus A330-900 in March 2019, Delta Air Lines has now found ways to boost and accelerate deliveries of the Airbus’ wide-body. At the end of 2020 and in early 2021, five more than initially planned A330neos will join the U.S. carrier’s fleet....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Qatar Airways weighs LATAM stake raise after Delta’s investment

Following an initial shock of the Delta Air Lines stake purchase in LATAM, one conflicting party has shed some light on the ordeal. Qatar Airways, while complimenting the maneuver from Delta, is also considering increasing its 10% stake in the Chilean airline:...


Ruta Burbaite
United courting Brazil’s Azul for partnership with Avianca, Copa

These days U.S. legacy carriers are vying for their piece of the Latin America cake. The latest in line – United Airlines. Brazil’s Azul Linhas Aéreas is reportedly in talks to join United, along with Avianca Holdings and Copa Holdings, in a partnership for flights between the U.S. and Latin America. With Delta’s newly acquired 20% stake in Chilean carrier LATAM and American Airlines’ alleged negotiations with Brazi...


Ruta Burbaite
American Airlines-GOL partnership to counter Delta-LATAM deal?

After American Airlines’ proposed venture with Chile’s LATAM Airlines Group was stopped in its tracks, in a true soap opera style, the U.S. carrier may once again be courting Brazilian low-cost carrier GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes to counter rival Delta Air Lines’ deal and continue on its South America strategy....