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New study proves just how worthless TSA airport body scanners really are

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‟In laboratory tests with a real machine, we were able to conceal guns, knives, and explosive simulants in such a way that they were not visible to the scanner operator,” the report reads. ‟We also studied the cyberphysical security of the machine and were able to show how an attacker could subvert the operator console software so that it would be possible to conceal all types of contraband.” (www.dailydot.com) Ещё...

New Orleans Saints' tight end Jimmy Graham: Flying High

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New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham is the highest-paid tight end in football, but he spends the off-season working on a backup plan – stunt pilot (www.mensjournal.com) Ещё...

Drunk man boards plane by climbing bag carousel

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Lee Jezard, 22, managed to sneak through the baggage carousel, evading security at Birmingham Airport, before walking across the tarmac and onto a Lufthansa plane. He was reportedly only caught after cleaning staff found him asleep in the toilet. Jezard cannot remember how he did it because he was too drunk at the time, a court heard on Wednesday. Read more:… (www.smh.com.au) Ещё...

ATC in Europe - still very cluttered.

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This video shows how cluttered the European ATC system still is. There are talks to merge the national ATC sectors. Flightaware still covers European movements only partially, hopefully more in the future. (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

USAirways/AA retire last 737-400

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26 years of service using 737-400s with US/AA ended on the 19th August. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

Beauty or Beast? Up Close and Personal With the 787.

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Let's ignore the 787's well-publicized technical troubles for a moment, and have a look at the plane from a purely aesthetic point of view. Is it a beauty, a beast, or somewhere in between? Photos by the author... (www.askthepilot.com) Ещё...

Learning Jet to fill role as classroom at St. Paul airport

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donated Boeing 727 will open as a hands-on classroom where schoolchildren can learn about aviation, weather and the physics of flight. (www.twincities.com) Ещё...

787-10 to be built exclusively in South Carolina

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Boeing on July 30th announced the decision, saying that the key reason is that the 787-10’s 224-foot fuselage, 18 feet longer than the 787-9, is too long to be transported efficiently from North Charleston, where it is fabricated, to the assembly line in Everett. (www.bizjournals.com) Ещё...

Cathay Pacific takes Airbus A350 test flight

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Cathay Pacific will take delivery of its first Airbus A350 in February 2016, but selected staff and crew from the airline enjoyed a test flight on the next-gen jet during its visit to Hong Kong... (www.ausbt.com.au) Ещё...

Cathay Pacific to begin Boston flights in May 2015

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Cathay Pacific is set to add Boston to its raft of North American destinations from the middle of next year. The direct Hong Kong-Boston flights kick off on May 2 2015, served by a Boeing 777-300ER with 6 suites in first class, 53 beds in business class, plus 34 premium economy and 182 economy seats. (www.ausbt.com.au) Ещё...

AirPooler Challenges FAA Ride-Sharing Decision

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Steve Lewis, an MIT graduate and one of the founders of aircraft ride-sharing site AirPooler, says the startup will press the FAA for further clarification of a letter the agency sent that effectively pulled the plug on services that are designed to link private pilots with passengers headed for the same destination. The problem with the FAA's position, Lewis says, is the agency's use of a draft policy written in 1963 to contend that cost-sharing through sites like AirPooler constitutes… (www.flyingmag.com) Ещё...

USAF V-22 Ospreys survive heavy enemy fire

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Story about an aborted USAF mission using Ospreys in South Sudan to evacuate US citizens (www.aviationanalysis.net) Ещё...

Meet Lea Gabrielle, Fox News Correspondent and Aviation Expert

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CNN owned the coverage of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 this past spring with its wall-to-wall commentary from experts like Les Abend . . . but rival cable channel Fox News has a potent new weapon in its arsenal for covering juicy aviation stories. And she’s a lot prettier than those guys, too (www.flyingmag.com) Ещё...

Emergency Demystified

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t's a beautiful day and you're enjoying the view from your cockpit. There is not a burble of turbulence in the air and you have a 15-knot tailwind pushing you along. So far it's a perfect flight. But suddenly you smell smoke in the cockpit. You look around trying to determine where the smell is coming from. Is it the engine? Is it electrical? What is going on? (www.flyingmag.com) Ещё...

Qantas ramps up Los Angeles / New York flights

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Qantas is ramping up flights to Los Angeles, while retuning its LAX-JFK leg, as the airline shifts focus to the US market ahead of rumours it will pull back from the UK and Asia as the airline faces up to a record billion dollar loss over the 2013-2014 period. (www.ausbt.com.au) Ещё...

Qantas will retire all 763 aircraft by 2015

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Qantas spokesman for the airline has announced that the remaining B763 fleet will be retired by the end of 2015 as the cost of keeping them maintained and in the air will be far greater to replace them with a modern fleet of B787 on order and due into the Q fleet as early as next year. This will also include some of he B744'S currently active will al be retired. Allan Joyce the CEO says it's the future of Qantas that hangs in the future to seel a good product to the consumer (www.ausbt.com.au) Ещё...