Ohio State Highway Patrol To Get First U.S.-made Airbus H125 – AIN

An Ohio State Highway Patrol Eurocopter AS350B2 taking off from Medina Municipal Airport (IG5) in 2013. – Photo: Andrew Jones – OPShots Contributor//

The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) will take delivery of the first entirely U.S.-produced Airbus Helicopters H125 at a brief ceremony at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Expo 2015 in Houston, on Friday, July 17. The Ohio State Highway Patrol maintains an Aviation Section consisting of 15 uniformed officer-pilots, two American Eurocopter turbine-powered helicopters, …

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Frontier dedicates Orville, the Red Cardinal, to the State of Ohio

N228FR "Orville, the Red Cardinal" takes off from ATL - Photo: Andrew Thon (N960DL) - OPShots Contributor//

On Sunday, April 12th, Frontier Airlines dedicated N228FR (cn 5526) an Airbus A320-214 to the state of Ohio. The plane, which has been repainted in the new livery, has a tail featuring Ohio’s state bird, the red Cardinal. The plane was dedicated to Ohio in honor of Frontier’s expansion at both Cleveland Hopkins and Cincinnati …

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Aircraft Operating Series – Aircraft Operating Expenses

A 737 of Travel Service Airlines taking off from Budapest in 2012. –Photo: Sándor Dömötör – OPShots Contributor//

Would you believe that over 102,000 commercial passenger flights circle over our heads every day? These planes alone cost somewhere between $70 million and $404 million dollars, and they are operated by just a handful of airlines. Following its merger with US Airways, American Airlines and its regional affiliates operate the world’s largest fleet of …

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Break Even Load Factor Snapshot – Aircraft Operating Series

An ExpressJet CRJ700 on final at YYZ in 2014. –Photo: Mark Thomas – OPShots Contributor//

On January 12th, 2015, Delta Air Lines Flight 6259 took off from Cleveland Hopkins, destined for New York LaGuardia, with only two passengers on board. Earlier flights had suffered long delays, so all passengers rebooked, except one. The flight nearly departed with the one passenger who did not rebook, but shortly after disconnecting from the …

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