These fascinating pictures show how engineers in 1960s California secretly developed the SR-71 Blackbird for the US Air Force – a plane which still holds the record for being the fastest ever aircraft. Link
The development will create about 25 aviation-related jobs with an annual payroll of more than $2 million, according to Lacy Aviation. Link
The company said total individual payouts will equal more than 16 percent of employees’ eligible 2014 earnings, which equates to an average of nearly two months’ salary. Link
Every year at the Lauberhorn World Cup ski race, the Swiss Air Force puts on an air show. This year, Swiss Intl Airline joined in. Link
Ryanair is planning to fight the UK Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold an earlier ruling that the low cost carrier must cut its stake in rival Irish airline Aer Lingus to just 5 per cent. The UK Competition Commission (now the CMA) investigated Ryanair’s 29.8 per cent shareholding in Aer Lingus to see if…
JetBlue Airways has signed an agreement with its partner, ABC Charters, to add a new charter flight to Cuba beginning this summer. The weekly flight, which begins on June 5, will operate on Fridays from Tampa (TPA) to Havana (HAV).
Emirates Group, comprising Emirates airline and dnata, plans to hire over 11,000 new staff in the coming year across its business, in line with its projected growth across six continents.
Announced in an official Weibo update, the Chinese airline said it will start operating five weekly services to the Silicon Valley hub, direct from Beijing, using its state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. (My thoughts) This will be SJC’s second scheduled 787 service and I feel the 787 is the best this to ever happen to…
Piedmont Airlines, one of the many airlines that merged to form US Airways, took delivery of its first Boeing 767 in May 1987. The last day for those birds is already here — 28 years later. Link