Chinese President Xi Jinping made a big trip to the U.S. this week, making a first stop in the Seattle area to visit Boeing. During his visit, Boeing announced two major developments. The first of these was a Chinese order for 300 new jets, including 250 737s, a deal worth $38 billion. The second announcement pertains…
Many aviation milestones happened in 1969. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left footprints on the moon, the Boeing 747 flew for the first time and the U.S. Navy announced that the F-14 would join its fleet. This 1969 video shows a behind-the-scenes glimpse of life at the United Air Lines training center in Denver,…
The P-8 Poseidon is quickly becoming the Pentagon’s super-adaptable multi-role surveillance platform of choice. We know it can pack one of the most advanced radar systems in the world, slung under its belly in a huge canoe-like enclosure. Now, another previously unknown external ‘plug and play’ capability for the P-8…
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.
Boeing celebrated a major milestone for the world's best-selling passenger jet today as it delivered its 8,000th 737, a 737-900ER today to United Airlines.
Photographer David Cherkasov agreed to share with us this incredibly detailed view of the Navy's new multirole sub-hunter, sea control, attack and information, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon.
How much of an aviation geek are you? Can you tell the difference between most commercial plane models? Can you descipher the Airbuses, Boeings, Canadairs and Embraers? Today I'll take you through some of the visual differences between the most widely produced aircraft ever - the 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.
Imagine you're an AirTran pilot. You might be nervous about your job, or Southwest's corporate culture. Then you might see this video, where you're promised instruction on how to roll a 400-pound granny down the jetway. Helloooo, new corporate overlords!
A recycled jetliner produces tons of metal and millions of dollars in parts, but a mistake could cost hundreds of lives. Here's how the company that salvaged the plane from Lost does its destructive business.