Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

19 January 2023

Why reclining seats might disappear from airplanes

Changes in aviation are a constant theme in the quest to offer a better user experience. Design may change on the outside for safety reasons, or […]
19 January 2023

Airlines resurrect ancient jumbo jets to meet business class demand

With air travel coming gradually back to pre-pandemic levels, airlines are racing to provide enough seats in the sky, especially for premium tickets on international flights […]
19 January 2023

Lufthansa submits offer for minority stake in ITA

Lufthansa is aiming to acquire a stake in the Italian national carrier ITA Airways. In February 2022, Italy’s government officially authorized the privatization of ITA, the […]
18 January 2023

European politicians need “to get real” about aviation and environment, urges IATA

In a blog post before the end of 2022, IATA’s (International Air Transport Association) Director General Willie Walsh criticised European lawmakers for not making decisions that […]
18 January 2023

Why are planes nearly always painted white?

Nothing in the design of an aircraft is done arbitrarily. All decisions made in the aeronautical industry are aimed at optimizing two fundamental aspects: maximizing safety […]
17 January 2023

City council votes to ban night flights over Brussels

On Monday, 16 January, the city council of Brussels adopted a motion for banning night flights over the city, in an attempt to limit noise pollution […]
17 January 2023

Last moments inside crashing Nepal plane caught on Facebook live video

On Sunday Morning, a Yeti Airline plane headed to Pokhara Airport from Kathmandu plunged in what is believed to be Nepal’s worst air crash in 30 […]
17 January 2023

Airbus tests dragonfly inspired technologies to enhance pilot assistance

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has started testing new technologies, inspired by dragonflies, to enhance on-ground and in-flight pilot assistance. The tests are being conducted on an A350-1000 […]
16 January 2023

British Airways launches new uniforms including hijabs and jumpsuits

British Airways is introducing new progressive uniforms including hijabs and jumpsuits in a bid to update its corporate identity. The uniforms will be rolled out to […]
16 January 2023

Boeing increases aircraft production but still lags behind Airbus

After its 737 MAX crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic, Boeing Co. ramped up production and deliveries of jets. However, the company still falls behind Airbus SE, […]
16 January 2023

Airbus and VDL sign partnership to make communication terminals 10 times faster

Airbus and VDL Group have joined forces to produce a laser communication terminal for aircraft known as UltraAir.  The UltraAir project is co-financed by Airbus and […]
16 January 2023

At least 68 killed in Nepal’s worst air crash in 30 years

Nepal has suffered its worst plane crash in 30 years, with at least 68 fatalities. According to the Himalyan nation’s Civil Aviation Authority, the crash occured […]
12 January 2023

Ryanair permanently closes Brussels Airport base

In September 2022 Ryanair announced the closure of its base at Brussels Airport in Zaventem for the winter period. At the time, the closure was foresaw […]
12 January 2023

Brussels Airport saw twice as many passengers in 2022 compared to 2021

Passenger traffic more than doubled at Brussels Airport in 2022 compared to 2021 with almost 19 million people travelling through it. “After two complicated years, marked […]
10 January 2023

What is commercial aviation’s outlook for 2023?

2022 was not an easy year for commercial aviation. Despite the wider relaxation of Covid measures around the world, traveling by air was not devoid of […]
9 January 2023

Belgian-based cabin crew threatens Ryanair with monthly strikes

Belgian-based Ryanair staff declared that they will strike two days per month if an agreement with management is not reached by the end of January. On […]