Bombardier CSeries Enters Service With SWISS

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) became the world’s first airline to operate the new Bombardier CSeries this week. Kanton Zurich, the Star Alliance member’s first CS100 jet, left Zurich shortly after noon for Paris (Charles de Gaulle) operating flight LX 638.   The historic first flight was celebrated with an inaugural ceremony at the departure gate … Continue reading

Airlines Suspend Dreamliner Operations

Operators of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner have moved to ground their fleets following an advisory issued by the Federal Aviation Administration pending safety testing of the onboard batteries. A series of incidents involving the aircraft (most recently an emergency landing in Japan) prompted the directive, with Japanese and US operators the first to suspend operations. … Continue reading

Airlines Begin Recovery From Flight Disruptions

Airlines around the world have begun to restore flights to and from Europe, following the reopening of airspace after nearly a week of disruption to schedules as a result of the volcanic ash cloud.   Air France As of yesterday evening, Air France expects to operate 100 percent of its long-haul schedule and nearly all of its medium-haul … Continue reading