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Looking back at iconic Boeing 747 liveries | Best of 2020

Possibly, there is no other aircraft that has become such an icon of the aviation industry. There is good reason why the Boeing 747 was named the Queen of the Skies, as the sheer size alone put the quad-engine jet on a throne. After all, the 1970s were not exactly famous for the variety of wide-body jetliners. The 747 had to compete with the shorter and smaller wingspan wide-body aircraft like the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 or the Lockheed L-1011. A...


Former Libyan agent indicted for 1988 Lockerbie bombing

A former Libyan secret service agent was indicted for participating in the bombing of a Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988....


How Pan Am Boeing 707 offered us the world

On October 26, 1958, Pan Am Boeing 707 took off from Idlewild Airport (now JFK International Airport) to Paris, France. The airline’s first daily transatlantic flight named Clipper America started a new era of commercial aviation....


Can you name the airline subsidiary? [Quiz]

Over the years, airlines have established subsidiaries to expand their market reach. Some decisions were eyebrow-raising, to say the least, while others made somewhat sense. But how well do you know airline subsidiaries?...


Legacy of the deadliest aviation crash in 1977

While the events in Tenerife on March 27, 1977, left the bloodiest mark in aviation's history, it also left a long-standing legacy that improved the safety of everyone onboard an aircraft....


Top 10 Airline Advertisement Posters Of All Time

As technology changes the daily lives, so does the way of companies reaching us via their adverts. But back in the golden age of aviation, airlines used posters to attract passengers to their new routes. Check out the Top 10 most beautiful airline posters!...


Top 5 Airlines That Are Bankrupt

While aviation is lucky for some, for others it went south and it all ended in bankruptcy. These are the top 5 biggest airlines that are no longer with us....


Bikini airlines: new destinations, old habits?

The announcement of the Vietnamese low-cost company VietJet arrival in India’s booming aviation economy attracted a lot of attention in March 2018. It was not because of its competitive prices or the new route  it was opening....


History Hour: Queen of the skies enters service

On January 22, 1970, Captain Robert M. Weeks and crew flew the Pan American World Airways  Boeing 747-121, N736PA,  Clipper Young America, New York to London on a 6 hour, 43-minute inaugural passenger-carrying flight of the new wide-body jet. Aboard were a crew of 20 and 335 passengers....