Category: Flight Tracking

United Testing First Boeing 787 Delivery

The new build Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the rave of the airline industry at the moment as Boeing ramps up production and makes additional deliveries of the revolutionary, composite aircraft. Prior to entering service, United is taking the aircraft through providing and certification flights. Yesterday, September 26, United took the above aircraft on a 5 […]

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What It Takes to Become an Air Traffic Controller

Air Traffic Control Shortage We’ve seen interest from our readers in just how the Air Traffic Control system works and will explain the process in an upcoming series of four additional articles.  The process is an interesting one and can vary greatly, depending on where your journey takes you, but first and foremost, a there’s […]

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GEnx Engines Power JAL's Historic 787 Flight

JAL launches first 787 Dreamliner Flight | Tokyo-Boston History took place on April 22nd as Japan Airlines flew the first non-stop flight between Asia and Boston.  The flight marked a number of firsts, including: JAL’s first revenue flight of the newly delivered 787 Dreamliner; The first revenue-generating flight of the GEnx-1B engine The first non-stop […]

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Shine A Light for Philadelphia Freedom

Virgin Brings Freedom For Philadelphia   Shine the Runway Lights, Philadelphia, as Virgin America “redwood” touches down.  Virgin America is the first airline to launch new service in Philadelphia in eight years. Philadelphia is not only Virgin America’s 17th destination, but a hub for US Airways which drives up prices in markets lacking competition.  Today […]

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Virgin Australia Launches Sydney to Darwin

Flights to the Northern Territory Capital City Virgin Australia is operating its inaugural flight from Sydney (SYD) to Darwin (DRW) today.  The airline will make the inaugural flight with commercial passengers on-board the Boeing 737-800 aircraft named “Mindil Beach” – a well renowned beach in Darwin. Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory, was once […]

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Track Australian Flights via Web or Mobile Apps

Plan and Track Flights With FlightAware FlightAware is a revolutionary flight tracking tool which allows individuals to track general aviation and commercial airline flights for free. The above graphic is a screenshot of Virgin Australia Flight 1488 between Broome, Australia (BME), and Perth, Australia (PER).  It indicates arrival in 13 minutes at Terminal 3, Gate […]

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