Fry, fry away

Later today, Finnair is planning to fly an Airbus A330 from Helsinki to New York partly powered by recycled cooking oil. It is an interesting concept. The airline will not disclose the ratio of fossil fuel to cooking oil it has used until the plane touches down, but to be certified jet fuel must contain at least 50% of the traditional, dirty type.

Fry, fry away | The Economist.

A Century of Commercial Aviation

A Century of Commercial Aviation

A Century of Commercial Aviation

A Century of Commercial Aviation

A Century of Commercial Aviation

It’s 100 years since a “flying boat” made the first scheduled commercial flight. Here’s how times have changed.

It started in a flying boat … a century of commercial aviation –


The top 10 airlines in the U.S.

The national Airline Quality Rating is a statistical study of major airline performance in the U.S. that ranks airlines annually. Criteria for the rankings include on-time arrivals, involuntary denied boardings, mishandled baggage, and a combination of 12 customer complaint categories related to flight problems, reservations, baggage, discrimination, animals, and other issues. Flight problems, such as cancellations and delays, are the most common complaints; the Dept. of Transportation received 3,473 such complaints in 2013, the report states.

The top 10 airlines in the U.S. – Slide Show – MarketWatch.


The New Jet Age

The New Jet Age

Dubai International Airport has surpassed Heathrow as the world’s busiest global hub, while three Gulf airlines—Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Etihad—are scooping up passengers. Boarding a lavishly appointed Airbus A380 at Dubai’s $4.5 billion Terminal 3, Graham Boynton examines the tectonic shift in aviation that threatens to leave the West’s cramped, bare-bones carriers in the dust.

Flying First Class on an Emirates Airbus A380 | Vanity Fair.

%d bloggers like this: