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'Flying Is...' Video Contest: Watch the Winner

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When we launched our "Flying Is..." video contest, sponsored by Garmin, we knew we'd be in for some great flying footage and some amazing aerial views. And you didn't disappoint. Throughout the contest we've received incredible videos showcasing the power of aviation to take individuals to new heights, both literally and figuratively. These videos capture how aviation opens doors to new worlds while giving new vantage points to old ones. Whether they're taking us along for an aerobatic… (www.flyingmag.com) Ещё...

Qantas Airways are flying to Vancouver in the peak season

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Qantas have decided to add six extra flights a week from Australia to Vancouver to compete with Air Canada and ANZ who operate these flights direct from New Zealand which has connecting flights from YBBN/YSSY/YMML daily to NZAA and then onto Vancouver Canada http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/aviation/qantas-to-put-on-vancouver-flights-for-the-us-ski-season/story-e6frg95x-1227060130870?sv=6f4d0ed57479e8170b9e51d5cca7cb62# (www.theaustralian.com.au) Ещё...

Lockheed's New Laser Super Turret Could Change Air Combat Forever

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Defense giant Lockheed Martin, Notre Dame University, DARPA and the Air Force Research Lab have begun flight testing a streamlined and greatly miniaturized airborne laser turret that has the potential to totally transform air combat as we understand it today. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) Ещё...

Fighter jets land on highway as Taiwan war games begin

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Fighter jets and other combat aircraft used Taiwan's main highway as a makeshift airstrip Tuesday as part of a dawn drill that simulated an attack from China. (www.cnn.com) Ещё...

Lufthansa orders 15 A320neos for Swiss

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Swiss International Air Lines is to receive 15 Airbus A320neo jets following an order for the type from parent Lufthansa Group. The carrier will undergo the fleet renewal as part of a broad modernisation agreed by the Lufthansa executive board. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

Qantas wants to boost and utilize its aircraft fleet

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Qantas boss Simon Hicket want to boost and utilize the Qantas aircraft fleet and to put extra flights on some of the past or original destinations to help the airline profit. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/qantas-international-mixes-and-matches-to-meet-demand/story-e6frg8zx-1227060756612# (www.theaustralian.com.au) Ещё...

Fatal GA Accident Rate Drops to All-Time Low

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General aviation accidents showed a welcome decline in 2013, falling from 1,471 crashes in 2012 to 1,222 last year, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. In fact, by every measure GA flying was safer last year than the year before. (www.flyingmag.com) Ещё...

With Flaps Hung, B-29 'Doc' Nearly Ready to Fly

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Doc's Friends, the Wichita-based nonprofit organization that is restoring the B-29 Superfortress Doc to flying condition, says the historic airplane will be ready to fly as soon as the avionics, fuel tanks and a few other last remaining items are finished. The goal is to get the airplane back in the air by the end of the year. A group of 30 volunteers has finished hanging the flaps on the aircraft, the last major structural piece to be installed as part of the Herculean restoration. (www.flyingmag.com) Ещё...

FTL Airport Software Handled 800 Aircraft A Day With Only One Runway In Use

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NextGen software tool called Time-Based Flow Management (TBFM) enabled air traffic controllers at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to maintain nearly normal operations over the past three years while construction reduced the number of available runways from three to one (avstop.com) Ещё...

Qatar’s A380 flies to London on October 10, then Paris

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Qatar Airways’ first Airbus A380 will make its commercial debut on October 10 as the flagship flight QR001 to London, airline CEO Akbar Al Baker revealed at the delivery ceremony for its first Airbus A380 in Hamburg. Paris will also see a superjumbo within three weeks of the London inaugural, Baker said, although he refused to confirm New York as the third city on the A380 route map. (www.ausbt.com.au) Ещё...

NASA To End Astronaut Space Travel With Russia

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Since the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011, NASA has been dependent on the Russian spacecraft, Soyuz for astronaut space travel to the International Space Station (ISS). NASA's Office Of Inspector General reported that the (avstop.com) Ещё...

VIDEO: Qatar receives first A380, hints at further orders

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Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker has hinted at further A380 orders after taking delivery of his first superjumbo at Airbus's Hamburg plant on 16 September. Qatar - the only airline to operate all of Airbus's widebody types - has 10 A380s on order, plus three options. Al Baker said a decision would be taken soon on whether to confirm the options and possibly commit to more. "Once delivered, we will see its performance and, if it exceeds our expectations, we will firm up the… (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

Pilot take detour to give passengers a closer look at active volcano.

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A thoughtful pilot took a brief detour to give passengers a closer look at Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano. It’s unlikely those on board the Icelandair flight minded the small delay as their pilot brought them on a once-in-a-lifetime si... (www.studentnewsdaily.com) Ещё...

Airbus says in final stages of A320neo ground tests

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Airbus is conducting the final stage of ground trials as it edges towards the keenly-awaited first flight of its revamped A320neo aircraft, the planemaker said on Tuesday. The first test aircraft is on the “final run-in” towards its maiden flight, a spokesman said in answer to a query, but added it was too early to predict an exact date. (www.aviationnews.eu) Ещё...

Pratt & Whitney, Others Hid New F-35 Engine Problems Since May

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Pratt & Whitney waited three months to publicly admit it had suspended deliveries of the engine that powers the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and only went public on Aug. 30, the day after Bloomberg News broke the story. (www.defense-aerospace.com) Ещё...

Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace launch “Space-Flex v2” cabin option

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Airline Passenger Experience APEX Expo 2014, Anaheim, U.S.A. - Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace will develop a second option of the integrated “Space-Flex” PRM (Persons with Reduced Mobility) lavatory and galley module. Called “Space-Flex v2”, this latest example of continuous innovation on the A320 Family offers a larger galley area while maintaining the original Space-Flex’s benefit of facilitating up to six extra passenger seats. Its entry-into-service is planned for the first half of 2016. (www.airbus.com) Ещё...

Problems still plague 787

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Untimely work and substandard supplier components continue to be a drag on Boeing's 787 Dreamliner program, say factory workers and others familiar with the production process. (www.heraldnet.com) Ещё...