Earlier this week, a Canadian-registered De Havilland Canada DHC-8-201 Dash 8 made a surprise stop at Trenton-Mercer Airport in Ewing, NJ from Jacksonville, FL. The aircraft, C-GXIC, previously served with Piedmont Airlines, Icaro Air, Aires and LAN Colombia, and was spotted in partial LAN colors. After refueling, the Dash 8 continued the ferry flight to Quebec City, Canada and beyond.
On Monday, August 5th, N803FR operated a six minute hop from Phoenix Sky Harbor International to Phoenix Goodyear Airport, capping Frontier's use of the "Baby Bus". The carrier was the first to operate the A318, in July 2003, and the only US airline to purchase the type. "Stu the Eastern Cottontail" is seen here, on final approach to Chicago Midway Airport, a week before retirement.
Following the lead of other US carriers, Frontier Airlines received their first Airbus A320 equipped with Sharklets in mid-July. The aircraft, N220FR, features an appropriate tiger shark animal tail and the carrier's updated color scheme.
At 12:15am on Sunday, June 16th, the Solar Impulse made a smooth touchdown on Runway 19L at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD/KIAD), capping a 14 hour flight from Lunken Field in Cincinnati. The single-seat, solar-powered aircraft was piloted by chairman and project initiator, Bertrand Piccard.
Frontier Airlines recently unveiled a new livery, featuring the carrier's website, FLYFRONTIER.COM, on the side of the fuselage in billboard letters. N954FR, featuring "Mickey the Moose", is the first aircraft with the modified paint scheme applied.
The first JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 with Sharklets installed (N821JB) made a rare daylight arrival into JFK airport in New York on Saturday. The aircraft entered service with the new sharklets back in late February, but operated the KJFK-KSFO and KBOS-KSFO routes for much of the first two months, with the return leg arriving to the East coast after sunset.