Category Air Freighters

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

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“Easy Come, Easy Go” has long been an advertising motto of BWI Marshall Airport. Located south of Baltimore and along the Interstate 95 Corridor, typical customers of the airport come from Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, Washington D.C. and Virginia. BWI Marshall ranks as the 22nd busiest airport in the United States, handling over 26 Million passengers per year. Washington’s National and Dulles are close behind at 23 and 25, respectively.

The beginnings of today’s BWI Marshall Airport were in 1946 when the City of Baltimore selected a 3,200 acre plot 10 miles south of Baltimore and 30 miles north of Washington D.C., near Friendship Church. As construction began, the airport was named “Friendship...

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Spotting the Whale

By: Category: Air FreightersAirlinesAirports Around the World

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, the second busiest in the world movement-wise, never fails to please the spotter. British Airways recently became the first and only operator of the A-380 to Chicago and was one of the main reasons for my visit. British Airways currently operates one flight a day as BA297 from London Heathrow with a scheduled arrival of 1845 local time. The return flight back to London Heathrow is BA296 with a scheduled departure time from Chicago O’Hare of 2055 local time. One the day of my visit A380-841 (MSN194) G-XLEK was assigned to BA297. This particular aircraft first flew on 9-14-2015 and entered service with British on 2-3-2016 and seats 469 passengers in a 4 class seating configuration...

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MILWAUKEE’S HOMETOWN AIRLINE

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If you have spent any time around Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport then you have probably seen or heard the multi-colored turboprops coming and going. These would be the Beech’s and Embraer’s of Milwaukee based Freight Runners Express and Air Charter Express. Since 1983 Freight Runners Express has been providing scheduled and on-demand cargo charters. In 2014 Air Charter Express was formed flying passenger Embraer E-120 Brasillia’s providing on-demand passenger charters mostly for college sports teams. Milwaukee is and will continue to be its Primary Hub, Headquarters, and Maintenance Base.

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Freight Runners Express has very humble beginnings when current company president Chip Zens founded the airline with a single Piper Cherokee...

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