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Southwest and SeaWorld part ways

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Southwest and SeaWorld announced Thursday they are ending their longstanding partnership when the contract expires at the end of the year. The promotional and marketing partnership began in 1988, cultivating opportunities involving airline passengers and the theme park's visitors. (www.usatoday.com) Ещё...

Bauer Business Focus: Daniel Baker on Aviation and Flight Tracking

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It’s been a busy year for Houston-based FlightAware. The aircraft tracking service reported thousands of flight delays and cancelations during the harsh winter months. More recently, it covered the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine and the still-unsolved disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. FlightAware CEO Daniel Baker joins Andrew Schneider on the “Bauer Business Focus.” (www.houstonpublicmedia.org) Ещё...

This Amazing Jet Will Transport Ebola Victims From Africa To The U.S.

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How do you pack two patients that are infected with one of the world's deadliest viruses into a pressurized aluminum tube that is filled with healthy care takers and pilots for 12 hours and not get almost everyone infected in the process? You use this old ex-Royal Danish Air Force Gulfstream III that is highly modified to convey very ill people over very long distances. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) Ещё...

Step Inside the Restoration of the Original Boeing 747

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The Boeing 747 is an iconic aircraft that singlehandedly pushed the airline industry into the jumbo jet age. Sitting derelict at the Museum of Flight for 14 years, the very first of its kind is currently undergoing a rigorous restoration process to restore its former glory. (gizmodo.com) Ещё...

(Video) Airbus A340 Emergency - Engine Failure - Cockpit

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On the way from Zurich to Shanghai during the flight was an increased oil temperature found in engine 3. The flight had to be canceled, a landing was necessary. Then the flight was continued with a new plane. The video shows the entire approach to the landing, in an exceptional situation. (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

Airbus A350XWB: On board the world's newest passenger jet

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Takeoff on one of Airbus' new A350WXB test planes is a strangely quiet experience. Powered by two hulking Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines, you'd expect to hear more than just a low whirring noise when tearing down the runway. (www.cnn.com) Ещё...

Delta Announces Cutbacks in the Pacific - Changes Include Smaller Aircraft and Discontinued Routes

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Delta announced significant cutbacks in its Pacific division on Thursday in a memo to its employees. The airline has been reducing the size of its Tokyo hub at Narita International Airport for some time and is eliminating several routes while downgauging the aircraft used on other routes. It will also continue to expand its Seattle hub and increase non-stop routes from there. Delta is cancelling its Tokyo (Narita)-Hong Kong and Nagoya-Manila routes on October 26 of this year. It will continue to… (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) Ещё...

Drunk passenger throws prosthetic leg at flight crew

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A drunk passenger began using profanity and demanding cigarettes before she slapped a child, removed her prosthetic leg and began attacking the flight crew with it. The 48-year-old unnamed woman was on a flight from Enfindha, Tunisia bound for Edinburgh, Scotland when fellow passengers noticed her becoming unruly. Soon after, "the woman started shouting, 'I want cigarettes' and demanding a parachute to jump off the plane," passenger John Smith told Edinburgh Evening News. Smith also… (www.click2houston.com) Ещё...

A Very Nice Video Presentation of the first A380 going into SFO

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This shows quite the detail. The profile is identical to that of Asiana 214 with exception of the runway change. The Germans are clearly professionals and on their game compared to the Koreans. (www.wimp.com) Ещё...

Delta to Begin to Retire Boeing 747s

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Delta Air Lines announced plans to retire 25% of its 747 fleet in 2014. The Atlanta-based airline currently operates 16 747-400 aircraft. The decision was announced in a memo to its pilots. Citing a “a re-evaluation of options to improve our international performance,” ... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) Ещё...

Pilot narrowly avoids plane crash with some nifty flying skills at air show

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Chris Götke overcomes 'mechanical difficulties' to bring classic jet fighter safely to ground, averting a tragedy with a crash landing. (www.mirror.co.uk) Ещё...

Pan Am B747 San Francisco Accident 1971

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Pan Am Boeing 747-121 reg. N747PA. Accident at SFO 30th July 1971. The aircraft was badly damaged due to performance miscalculations by the crew. Digitised from old VHS from the 1970s. Watch the landing sequence footage later in the film. (youtu.be) Ещё...

Half of air traffic controller job offers go to people with no aviation experience

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More than half of the latest batch of air-traffic controller job offers nationwide went to people with no aviation experience as part of a program designed to expand hiring among the general public, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday....What could possibly go wrong? (www.chicagotribune.com) Ещё...

What a plane crash feels like - United 232

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Brad Griffin had his hands on the first class seat in front of him, which was the first row in the airplane. Gerald Harlon Dobson, a retired state trooper from New Jersey, sat with his wife, Joann, dressed in their festive Hawaiian clothes directly across from Rene Le Beau’s jump seat. Griffin had been meditating. He felt no fear, even though he could feel how unusually fast the plane was going. “And when we hit the runway,” Griffin recalled, “my seat belt pops.” He was stunned for a second,… (www.salon.com) Ещё...

MH17 recovery of victims on the way

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It has being reported the finally crash investigators are now at the crash site of the wreckage of the 772 MH17 which crash a few weeks ago all of the victims remains have being flown back to the Netherlands. This comes after the UN and world leaders put pressure on Russia to cease fire over the crash site or they will face the full force from all countries over this. Investigators are scouring the wreckage to determine what type of Missile brought down the jet. The aircraft wreckage is spread… (www.thecouriermail.com.au) Ещё...

Ryanair Boeing 737 at London on Jul 29th 2014, tail strike on landing

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A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-EFB performing flight FR-2369 from Ostrava (Czech Republic) to London Stansted,EN (UK), landed on Stansted's runway 04 at 22:42L (21:42Z) but struck its tail onto the runway. The aircraft rolled out without further incident. There were no injuries, the passengers disembarked normally, the aircraft sustained substantial damage. (avherald.com) Ещё...

ANA and Boeing Finalize Order For 40 Widebody Aircraft

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Today, Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) finalized an order for 40 widebody airplanes – 20 777-9Xs, 14 787-9 Dreamliners and six 777-300ERs (Extended Range) – as part of the airline’s strategic long-haul fleet renewal plan. The order is valued at approximately $13 billion at list prices, and it was originally announced as a commitment in March. (airchive.com) Ещё...

Most Russians Believe Ukraine Shot Down Flight MH17

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A poll released by the independent Russian pollster Levada found that a large number of Russians believe that Ukraine shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, with 46 per cent saying they think it was brought down by a Ukrainian army anti-aircraft missile and 36 per cent saying a Ukrainian military plane shot it down (multiple answers were allowed, meaning the percentages do not add up to 100 and people may have chosen more than one answer). (www.smh.com.au) Ещё...

‘Improbable’ events set stage for airport near-disaster, report says

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An old radar, a driverless van, a 7-watt lightbulb and garbled communications all contributed to a near-collision at Pearson International Airport when a landing Air Canada jet passed just 10 metres over a vehicle that had rolled onto a runway, a safety watchdog says. (www.thestar.com) Ещё...