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Airbus Helicopters Unveils First Helicopter Since Taking Reigns From Eurocopter

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The Airbus H160 is the world's first all-composite civil helicopter, a lightweight chopper that promises a 185 MPH cruising speed and a comfortable, whisper quiet ride when it takes flight later this year. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) Ещё...

(Video) Harrier Lands on "Stool" After Front Gear Failure, Interview With Pilot

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U.S. Marine Corps Capt. William Mahoney, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), AV-8B Harrier jet pilot, talks about his experience during a controlled landing after his front landing gear malfunctioned on his aircraft aboard the USS Bataan (LHD 5) at sea, June 7, 2014. (youtu.be) Ещё...

Boeing Studies Fuel Dashboard Expansion

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A software-based analytics tool developed by Boeing to give operators insight into fuel-use trends and possible areas for improvement is identifying greater-than-expected savings, indicating the potential for more holistic tools capable of finding wider, previously untapped efficiency gains beyond fuel-burn reduction, says the company. (aviationweek.com) Ещё...

Second A350 to up ante in Qatar's battle with Lufthansa

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Seven additional A350s are to join the first two in Qatar's fleet by year-end. The airline is planning to deploy the type to Singapore when it operates a third daily service to the city state from June. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

Loyalty programs: Free perks or nefarious ploy?

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So your airline loyalty program is changing? And they want you to spend more money for the perks? That is what is happening. (www.usatoday.com) Ещё...

Two airlines reject rechargeable battery shipments

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Two major U.S airlines say they will no longer accept rechargeable battery shipments as new government tests confirm explosions and violent fires are likely to occur when large numbers of batteries enclosed in cargo containers overheat. (www.denverpost.com) Ещё...

US air traffic control computer system vulnerable to terrorist hackers

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The US system for guiding airplanes is open to vulnerabilities from outside hackers, the Government Accountability Office said Monday. The weaknesses that threaten the Federal Aviation Administration's ability to ensure the safety of flights include the failure to patch known three-year-old security holes, the transmission and storage of unencrypted passwords, and the continued use of "end-of-life" key servers. (arstechnica.com) Ещё...

From props to jets

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The sleek, twin-engine jet, trimmed in red, white and blue, was ready for takeoff at the Long Beach airport in California, idling on the main runway, when Rene Francillon drove up for work on Feb. 25, 1965, and had to wait. The Douglas Aircraft Co. employee couldn’t pass through the gate and reach his office near the runway until the airplane was airborne. (www.boeing.com) Ещё...

Asiana Settles US Court Claims In San Francisco Crash

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The July 6, 2013 crash occurred when an Asiana Boeing 777's tail struck a seawall short of the runway at San Francisco Airport, sending the aircraft into a spin. Three teenage passengers from China died and more than 180 passengers out of around 300 on board sustained injuries. (news.airwise.com) Ещё...

Silk Way West orders three Boeing 747-8 freighters

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Boeing and Azerbaijan-based Silk Way West announced an order for three 747-8 Freighter airplanes Tuesday valued at more than $1.1 billion at current list prices. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Ещё...

The Most Locgical (and craziest) MH370 Conspiracy Theories

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THIS WEEKEND MARKS the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. No physical evidence of the Boeing 777 has been found, and other clues—logs of automated satellite communications and from military radar—have delivered more questions than answers. The 239 passengers and crew on board are presumed dead, and the official stance on the fate of the plane is that it crashed—somewhere—into the Indian Ocean, for unknown reasons. (www.wired.com) Ещё...

Find out what is it like to fly an Airbus A380

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XPRESS takes the pilot’s seat in the cockpit of Abu Dhabi’s first flight simulator at Yas Mall (gulfnews.com) Ещё...

Certification issues delay Superjet introduction at VLM

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Belgian regional carrier VLM Airlines is delaying its planned introduction of Sukhoi Superjets by more than a year because of a certification hold-up affecting the type's long-range variant. In October 2014, the Antwerp-based wet-lease and scheduled carrier signed a tentative lease deal with Ilyushin Finance covering two Superjet 100LRs (plus two options and 10 purchase rights), with the first aircraft scheduled for delivery in April 2015. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

After 7 years Qatar gives up waiting for Bombardier C-Series

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Seven years after Al Baker first said he planned to order 20 of the planes, the executive said he’d gotten fed up with the many delays in Bombardier’s development of its biggest jet. Instead, Qatar will stick with a revamped Airbus Group NV model that’s due to come out before the end of the year. (ca.newshub.org) Ещё...

Alien abduction? Stolen by Russia? MH370 theories keep coming

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The Boeing 777 lost contact with air traffic control shortly after taking off from Kuala Lumpur, bound for Beijing, early on March 8, 2014, as it flew across the Gulf of Thailand close to a navigational waypoint called Igari. (uk.reuters.com) Ещё...

27 Bizarre Aircraft We Can't Believe Exist (How Do Some Of These Even Fly?)

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I haven't see pictures of these airplanes for many years. I don't care for this presentation format. I would apologize but it wasn't my idea. (www.odometer.com) Ещё...

FAA Revising Flight Service Operation

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Through the use of updated technology Flight Service is taking the opportunity to eliminate redundancies and underutilized services. (www.aero-news.net) Ещё...