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BREAKING: AA Flight 550 Diverts, Pilot passes away InFlight

American Airlines red-eye flight 550 from Phoenix, AZ to Boston, MA diverted to Syracuse, NY this morning at 7:11am because one of the pilots passed away InFlight. Initial reports say indicate that the pilot that passed was the Captain on board. We’re hearing that one of the flight attendants crewed to work flight 550 was a nurse, tried, but sadly wasn’t able to save him. We will update this post with more information as we obtain it. (savvystews.com) Ещё...

This Toddler Playing In Microgravity With Dad Is Adorably Awesome

This toddler and her dad playing with microgravity is how you do life right. Outside of being extremely adorable, learning how to fly the fun way from Dad is just the coolest thing. Remember when I got all introspective over a Delta advertisement the other day? This is the sort of thing I was talking about. The magic of flight. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) Ещё...

Air France Employees Assault Executives After Job Cuts Announced

Air France executives were greeted by an angry mob of employees after Air France/KLM announced a restructuring plan that would cut 2,900 jobs. Air France announced retiring old planes, cancelling 787 orders, ending service and reducing frequencies, which would result in numerous losses of ground operations staff, cockpit crew and flight attendants. The company and the pilots union failed to reach a critical labor agreement, but lay-offs can't be issued until December under French law, which… (www.telegraph.co.uk) Ещё...

Air France to cut 14 long-haul aircraft and 2,900 staff

“We regret that no agreement has been reached with the Air France flight crew unions. The turnaround of the company can only be fulfilled with the mobilization of all its employees. The Air France management remains available to reopen negotiations with its unions at any point. We reaffirm our determination to implement the adaptation measures vital to ensuring the long-term future of Air France and allow it to finance its growth,” Air France-KLM chairman and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said. (atwonline.com) Ещё...

Russia’s MiG Warns Bulgaria Over Jet Deal With Poland

In the letter, the Russian manufacturer warned Sofia against performing aircraft maintenance activities in Poland, as RSK MiG claims that Polish defense companies are not officially authorized to repair MiG fighter jets. Nenchev has responded to the claim by saying that Poland’s offer was "two times lower" than what Sofia was offered by Russia. By signing a contract with Polish defense companies, Bulgaria will save up to 24 million leva (US $14 million), Nenchev said. (www.defensenews.com) Ещё...

The Overlooked Curiosity That Is the Air Traffic Tower

AIRPORT TOWERS ARE to planes as lighthouses are to ships, but they don’t get nearly the fanfare. Most people barely notice them, but Carolyn Russo sees beauty in them. She’s spent nine years photographing the hulking giants of aviation for her series Art of the Airport Tower. (www.wired.com) Ещё...

Pilots warn of a disaster as wind farms flourish

Small planes along with helicopters, gliders, microlights and other hobbyists make up the biggest user group of the UK airspace in terms of low level flying and contribute some £3billion to the economy supporting close to 40,000 jobs. Member organisations admit the fast-growing renewables sector has created some “fairly significant” issues which they have fought hard to resolve. Their main concerns relate to downwind turbulence from the turbine blades plus problems with visibility especially in… (www.express.co.uk) Ещё...

Russia bans Ukrainian carriers in tit-for-tat move

The move means that effective late October, no direct air links will exist between the two former Soviet republics. (www.ch-aviation.com) Ещё...

Transaero to Cease Operations, Aeroflot Deal Fails

Russian carrier Transaero will cease operations as of December 15. Aeroflot dropped the plans of its acquisition. (airwaysnews.com) Ещё...

Iceland's Wow Air is coming to Montreal and Toronto

Wow Air (Keflavik) has announced it will add two new low-fare routes starting in May 2016 to both Montreal (Trudeau) and Toronto (Pearson) from Keflavik (near Reykjavik). (worldairlinenews.com) Ещё...

Incident: Delta B737 near Omaha on Sep 28th 2015, lavatory fire

A Delta Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N3748Y performing flight DL-1490 from Detroit,MI to Las Vegas,NV (USA) with 161 people on board, was enroute at FL340 about 60nm west of Omaha,NE (USA) when the crew reported a fire in a lavatory and decided to divert to Omaha. (avherald.com) Ещё...

Vietnam Airlines' A350 makes international debut

Vietnam Airlines has started deploying the Airbus A350-900 aircraft internationally. The type’s first international flight for the carrier was on the Hanoi-Paris route, which departed on 30 September, says the SkyTeam alliance member. FlightRadar24 showed that the aircraft assigned to operate the first flight bears the registration VN-A887. It is estimated to land in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport on 1 October at 06.35 local time. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

RAF A400M stretches legs on US detachment

With four operational Airbus A400Ms in use, the UK Royal Air Force is working overtime to “unlock” the potential of the service's new tactical transport, with one aircraft now in the USA to assess carriage of the US Army's Stryker armoured fighting vehicle. The A400M from RAF Brize Norton, in Oxfordshire, has deployed to Fort Bliss in Texas to participate in a 27 September “network integration evaluation exercise”, and will conduct checks with the armoured Stryker, as well as other heavy… (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

Portugal's Competition Authority Approves TAP Sale

The sale of flag carrier TAP to a consortium led by American-Brazilian aviation tycoon David Neeleman has been approved by Portugal's competition authority. The approval came just before Portugal holds a general election on Sunday. The main opposition Socialists, who are lagging in the polls, were against the sale of TAP. The Atlantic Gateway consortium that won the privatization is also made up of Portuguese bus company owner Humberto Pedrosa. Neeleman is chief executive of Brazil's Azul and… (news.airwise.com) Ещё...

ANALYSIS: USAF crash marks sixth hull loss for C-130J

The fatal accident involving a US Air Force-operated Lockheed Martin C-130J in Afghanistan on 2 October is the sixth hull loss to have involved a “Super Hercules”, and the first in which US personnel have died. Eleven people – the tactical transport’s six-person crew and five civilians – were killed when the aircraft crashed, reportedly shortly after taking off from Jalalabad air base. The USAF’s only previous hull loss with the type occurred in May 2013, when one of its aircraft overran the… (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...


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