Australian Airline Ushers In A New Era With Awesome Paint Party

Virgin's Australian airline has officially stripped its budget brand as well as the paint from its last Boeing 737-800 with the original Virgin Blue livery. They were so happy to get rid of the old ass paint scheme that a timelapse video was made to commemorate the occasion. » 2/10/15 12:15pm 2/10/15 12:15pm

Absolutely Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Airplane Controls

All of them? If you're talking about a commercial airliner, then there's hundreds and hundreds. There are big, fat manuals describing what they all do. But, since you asked, buckle up. » 1/07/15 4:10pm 1/07/15 4:10pm

Ryanair's New Special Boeing 737s Will Have Even Less Legroom

Ryanair and Boeing have just finalized an order for 100 brand-new 737 MAX aircraft, but there's something unique about these planes, dubbed the 737 MAX 200. They'll be cramming up to 200 seats into a space usually occupied by only 175 seats. » 12/01/14 2:00pm 12/01/14 2:00pm

737 MAX Becomes Boeing's Fastest-Selling Plane Ever

Boeing and Monarch Airlines finalized a deal today for 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, at a list price of $3.2 billion. The order put the MAX at 2,325 orders from 48 customers, making it the fastest-selling commercial plane in the company's history. » 10/31/14 1:30pm 10/31/14 1:30pm

Boeing's 737 MAX Is Officially Under Construction

In Auburn, Washington, Boeing has begun fabricating the first parts to be included on the the first 737 MAX, set to fly tests in 2016, and join airline fleets in 2017. The parts, called fuselage stringers run the length of the fuselage structure giving it stability and strength. » 10/14/14 10:15am 10/14/14 10:15am

This Throwback Qantas Livery Is Retro Done Right

Australia's Qantas Airlines, one of the world's longest-tenured and safest airlines is having a retro livery applied to a Boeing 737-800. It will be delivered this November, in Seattle. » 10/08/14 1:06pm 10/08/14 1:06pm

Three New Boeing 737s Crashed Before They Ever Flew

A train derailment near Superior, Montana sent two brand new Boeing 737 fuselages tumbling into the Clark Fork River on Thursday. The planes were on their way from Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita, Kansas to final assembly at Boeing in Renton, Washington. » 7/04/14 6:50pm 7/04/14 6:50pm

How a 737 basically flew upside down because of pilot error

An All Nippon Airways passenger plane carrying 117 passengers on board experienced a little bit of a scare earlier this month. Why? Because a numb-brained pilot accidentally almost made a Boeing 737-700 fly belly up, as in upside freaking down. » 9/28/11 10:45am 9/28/11 10:45am

Watch flames shoot from a jetliner's engines mid-flight

A Boeing 737 taking off from Ibiza, Spain heading to Manchester, England, with 186 souls had to divert last week after a minor engine problem, namely fire belching from an engine, recreating for witnesses the opening scenes of "Lost." » 7/25/11 1:30pm 7/25/11 1:30pm

Fuselage rips open on Southwest Airlines Boeing 737

Southwest Airlines grounded 81 aircraft from its Boeing 737 fleet after one plane with a gaping hole in the fuselage made an emergency landing at a military base in Arizona on Friday, the company said on Saturday. » 4/02/11 12:00pm 4/02/11 12:00pm

Honduras: World's Trickiest Landing

A night landing on the moving deck of an aircraft carrier has always been regarded as the most difficult landing approach for aviators. We think the Toncontín Airport in Honduras might actually beat that. » 6/26/09 11:00am 6/26/09 11:00am