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Fiji Sevens rugby team helps out Flight Attendants inflight

On Thursday, the players were on board Virgin Australia’s flight from Nadi to Brisbane when there was a mid-flight emergency. According to passenger Ryan Fee, one traveller fell into a serious condition early in the flight, and remained so for the majority of the trip as the plane flew back to Australia. As soon as the severity of the situation became apparent, Virgin staff rushed to tend to the woman, working quickly to provide the highest level of care available. (www.perthnow.com.au) Ещё...

Super Bowl Game Day Air Traffic

Directing air traffic for Super Bowl XII in New Orleans, we controllers had to be on our game. (www.airspacemag.com) Ещё...

Video: CityJet attempting to land at a gusty Cork Airport

Amazing Video: By AMF. Strong, gusty crosswind was causing problems on November 18, 2015 at Cork Airport. Pilot of CityJet flight from London City Airport was forced to abort landing after touchdown and perform go around procedure. Plane landed safely a few minutes later. (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

Video: Iranian F-14 Tomcats escorting a Russian Tu-95 bomber during air strike in Syria

Persian Tomcat and Russian Bear fly together during a strike mission against ground targets in Syria. (theaviationist.com) Ещё...

Airbus' detachable cabin concept could save you time at the airport

There are probably plenty of things that frustrate you about air travel, but waiting to take off or disembark is probably high on your list. Why should you have to board well before the plane is ready to get moving? Airbus might have a way to cut that idle time to near zero, though: it recently received a patent for a detachable passenger cabin that would lift into the airport gate. Your aircraft would only show up when it's actually ready to go, and would spend far less time on the ground as a… (www.engadget.com) Ещё...

Maiden flight for Burt Rutan's SkiGull seaplane

The SkiGull seaplane designed by legendary American aircraft designer Burt Rutan flew for first time on Tuesday from the Coeur d’Alene airport in northern Idaho. (www.aviationanalysis.net) Ещё...

Chinese ATC to Adopt English-only Policy

China will mandate that its air traffic controllers use only English when communicating with pilots of any airline starting in 2017, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). According to Zhao Yun, an official at the CAAC in Beijing, the move will improve situational awareness for foreign pilots. By ATC communicating in English pilots will be aware of the position of every aircraft in the airspace,” said Zhao. (www.ainonline.com) Ещё...


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