Why Celebrating Amelia Earhart Sends the Wrong Message to the Women of Tomorrow

Today is Amelia Earhart’s birthday. She is remembered because she was lost.

I have a bone to pick with Amelia.

Not because she disappeared, but because while she was with us she gave the worst possible advice to a young girl thinking of a future career in aviation: “perfect yourself in secretarial work and obtain a position on the ‘fringes,’relying on your ability and desire in order to succeed.”

As Solar Impulse Heads for Seville, SITAONAIR Keeps It On Track

I had the privilege last week to visit the Mission Control Centre in Monaco and learned how SITA OnAir technology is used to monitor every element of the flight, from flight path, to pilot health, weather monitoring, communications, aircraft performance..you name it.

We Choose To Go To the Moon, Remembering JFK

President John F. Kennedy speaking at Rice University, Public Domain

Today we mark the birthday of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. A man with unique vision and determination.

Thanks to him, humanity got to the moon and back. Admittedly, it was a reaction to the challenge of the advancing Russian Aerospace program. But rising up to meet challenges is what it takes to advance technology and reach the pinnacle of human endeavours.

Long-Haul Luxury or Supersonic Thrill: Which Would You Choose?

Airlines launch new long-haul routes and set new records, on the same week that NASA announces new low-boom Supersonic aircraft project.

So which way are we headed around the world? The long and winding road, or fast as the meteor flies?

Boeing Celebrates 100 Years and 100 More to Come

Boeing has released two videos to commemorate its 100th Birthday. The first, simply named ‘Thank You’ is a look back at the last 100 years of the company’s history against the backdrop of American history. The second spot, ‘Just You Wait’ takes the viewer on a tour of the next 100 years, predicting a 2116 in which people live both on Mars and on Earth in what seems to be a progressive and evolved society, facilitated by technology.

Beyond a successful colony on the red planet, it promises flying across town in minutes on flying taxis and around the globe in an hour on Earth.

AvGeeks and Star Wars Fans Mark Your Calendars for Boeing and ANA Special Event

“This special Dreamliner has drawn the attention of millions around the world and we congratulate ANA on this galactic achievement,” Boeing said in the announcement.

Here are the details:

Where: www.ana-sw.com
When: September 12, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM PDT/4:00 PM GMT

Turkish Airlines Debuts World’s First Live Broadcasted Flight

Turkish Airlines proves its Social Media genius again by becoming not only the first airline but the first brand to hold a live Periscope broadcast. It featured cabin crew adventures in flight and on the ground and earned the airline 5,118 new followers and 292,779 total likes. Not a bad way to take-off on the medium.

Hello Houston! Eva Air Hello Kitty Shining Star Has Landed

Hello Kitty finally lands in Houston on EVA Air’s Shining Star Jet service. EVA Air‘s Chairman KW Chang was captain in charge for the inaugural nonstop Taipei–Houston flight of the airline’s latest too-adorable for words Hello Kitty plane, which arrived at Houston Airport for the first […]

As Airbus Looks Forward to $4.6 Trillion Future, Boeing says more like $5.2 Trillion

Airbus predicts that commercial aviation will need 31,000 new aircraft with 100-seat or greater capacity, a market worth $4.6 Trillion over the next twenty years. It attributes this demand to growing passenger traffic.

Boeing projects new commercial aircraft demand to be worth $5.2 Trillion over the next twenty years, consisting of 36,770 new aircraft.