Thursday, March 21, 2019

USAir McDonnell Douglas MD-81 (48036/963) N802US

Originally delivered to Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) as N926PS on March 9, 1981 the aircraft is seen at San Diego International - Lindbergh Field (SAN/KSAN) on November 6, 1988. Sadly the aircraft has since been broken-up.

(Michael Carter Slide Collection)

United Airlines Boeing 727-222(ADV) (21917/1616) N7463U

Delivered factory fresh to United Airlines on May 12, 1980, this lovely aircraft is captured on short final to Rwy 27 at San Diego International - Lindbergh Field (SAN/KSAN) in August 1998.

(Michael Carter Slide Collection)

Boeing wins $4B contract to build 78 new Super Hornets

The Boeing Co. has been awarded a $4 billion modification contract by the Department of Defense to produce 78 F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets for the U.S. Navy.

The contract stipulates the production and delivery of 78 F/A-18 aircraft, specifically 61 F/A-18E and 17 F/A-18F aircraft for fiscal years 2018 through 2021, according to the Department of Defense.

Boeing's Hazelwood plant will get 9 percent of the contract work. The company's El Segundo, California, plant will get 61 percent of the work with a variety of other operations filling out the rest.

(Vince Brennan - St. Louis Business Journal)

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Korean Air unveils 50th anniversary livery

(Korean Air)

Korean Air 50 anniversary special aircraft livery

Korean Air will be operating ten aircraft with special liveries to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year.

The aircraft will display a special emblem saying “50 years” with a plane flying over it (see photo). The number “0” is designed in a taegeuk style, resembling the iconic red and white circle of the South Korean flag.

The aircraft to display the livery will be two Airbus A380-800s, two A220-300s, two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, two 777-300ERs and two 737-8 Maxs.

A 777-300ER flying the airline’s Seoul Incheon to San Francisco route was the first plane with the special livery to take off, on 14 February. The other aircraft with this special livery will join both the domestic and international routes of Korean Air from 1 March. The emblem and slogan, designed and selected by the employees of the carrier, will remain on the side of the ten aircraft until the end of 2019.

Korean Air was established in 1969 and has flights to 124 destinations in 44 countries. The airline has a total fleet of 174 aircraft and carried 26 million passengers in 2017.
(Korean Air)