Remember the Fallen.
The 28-year-old Marine Corps pilot from south Florida was killed after his F/A-18 Hornet fighter collided with a KC-130 Hercules aerial tanker during training off the coast of Japan. “He’s always been a driven person,” said his mother. “He really—once he makes up his mind and he wants to do something, he sticks with it until it is achieved.” His passion for flying led him to join junior ROTC at Miramar High School and then going to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, where he took aviation courses, his family said. He graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in homeland security.
Keep his memory alive.
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#Finnair has made this announcement:
As part of its strategy of sustainable profitable growth, Finnair extends the operating season of its newly announced Sapporo route to year-round operations. Finnair will fly between Helsinki, Finland and Sapporo in Hokkaido, Japan with an Airbus A330 aircraft twice a week year-round from December 15, 2019.
Hokkaido is well known for its stunning landscapes and fantastic outdoor activities both in summer and winter. Hokkaido is a popular winter and skiing destination, and famous for its seafood, ramen and Japanese onsen or hot spring spas.
Finnair is the only European airline to operate direct scheduled flights between Sapporo and Europe.
Flights to Sapporo are operated in the winter season on with departures from Helsinki on Sundays and Thursdays, and departures from Sapporo on Mondays and Fridays. In the summer season the operating days are Sundays and Wednesdays from Helsinki and Mondays and Thursdays from Sapporo. The flight time is approximately nine hours.
Sapporo is Finnair’s fifth destination in Japan, in addition to Tokyo Narita, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. As announced earlier, Finnair will also open direct daily route to Tokyo´s Haneda Airport as of March 2020. The new frequencies to and from Haneda will be in addition to Finnair’s daily flights to Tokyo’s Narita Airport.
Finnair will also add capacity to Osaka in Japan by adding two weekly frequencies on the route starting as of the start of the 2020 summer season. The total number of Finnair´s weekly flights on the route will thus increase to 12.
Both Sapporo and Osaka routes are operated in codeshare with Finnair´s long-standing partner Japan Airlines. Finnair is a member of Siberian Joint Venture together with Japan Airlines, British Airways and Iberia. Together, the member airlines offer more choice and flexibility for customers traveling between #Europe and #Japan. #Boeing #Airbus #airport #airplane #aviation #avgeek #aviation4u #aviationdaily #aviationlovers #planespotting #megaplane #megaaviation #Pilot #Pilotlife #Crew #Crewlife #Groundstaff #Groundstafflife
Boeing and the Republic of Ghana announced today that the country intends to re-launch an airline starting with the 787-9 Dreamliner. The parties signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the Dubai Air Show for three airplanes with a list price value of $877.5 million according to list prices.
The new national carrier, to be based in Accra, would establish the capital city as a strategic hub that serves cities across West Africa. Future routes would include destinations in Europe, North America and Asia and the long-term plan is to open the airline to private investment and operation.
Since entering service in 2011, the 787 family has enabled the opening of more than 250 new point-to-point routes and saved 45 billion pounds of fuel. Every day, there are more than 1,600 commercial flights on a 787 Dreamliner. This means that somewhere in the world a 787 Dreamliner takes off every minute. To date, more than 400 million passengers have flown on the airplane. #Boeing #Airbus #airport #airplane #aviation #avgeek #aviation4u #aviationdaily #aviationlovers #planespotting #megaplane #megaaviation #Pilot #Pilotlife #Crew #Crewlife #Groundstaff #Groundstafflife
Today, during the Dubai Airshow, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (De Havilland Canada) announced that Aurora has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to purchase five Dash 8-400 aircraft. Aurora, a subsidiary of Aeroflot, is based in Sakhalin, Russia. The airline currently operates eight Dash 8 aircraft, including two Dash 8-400 turboprops. “We are very excited about the expansion of our fleet to include additional Dash 8-400 aircraft,” said Konstantin Sukhorebrik, General Director, Aurora. “The aircraft’s diverse capabilities and jet-like performance will support our growing network and meet the increasing demands for charter operations. We aim to increase traffic and expand our local, regional and international footprint with the additional aircraft. In the future, we plan on ordering more Dash 8-400 aircraft as we look to streamline our fleet with a harmonized configuration. The opportunity to increase seat capacity with the new configurations offered by De Havilland Canada allows us to tap into growth and new markets.” “The outstanding economics and performance of the Dash 8-400 aircraft make it an exceptional addition to any fleet, and we are always pleased when an airline reorders our Dash 8-400 aircraft to expand their operations,” said Todd Young, Chief Operating Officer, De Havilland Canada. “We will assist Aurora as they review funding options for the five Dash 8-400 aircraft and work to finalize a firm purchase agreement.” #Boeing #Airbus #airport #airplane #aviation #avgeek #aviation4u #aviationdaily #aviationlovers #planespotting #megaplane #megaaviation #Pilot #Pilotlife #Crew #Crewlife #Groundstaff #Groundstafflife