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(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...

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...

LAX Plans New Mid-Field Satellite Terminal - New Facility Will Accommodate Wide-Body Planes, Cut Down on Need for Tarmac Buses

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LOS ANGELES – The construction of a new $900 million mid-field satellite terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was approved by the Board of Airport Commissioners last week. The planned terminal will be built west of LAX’s Bradley International Terminal, and will include 29 gates, including some that can accommodate larger, wide-body aircraft such as the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) Ещё...

Qantas under investigation by ACCC

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It has being reported today and over the last few weeks that the flying Kangaroo has hit once again another hard rock this time with the ACCC. Since the carbon tax was abolished by the senate or the Abbot government Qantas and Virgin were meant to tale the tax levy off there airfares to lower them and pass it onto the consumer. This has not being done and both airlines have no show of cause to do this. The ACDCC said the airlines must comply with the rules and regulations set out by the ACCC or… (www.theaustralian.com.au) Ещё...

ICAO wants to close ‘gaps’ in air safety regulations

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MONTREAL — The International Civil Aviation Organization says it will take immediate and decisive action to close “gaps” in air safety regulations and practices following the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 this month. The Montreal-based UN body, which governs civil aviation across the globe, called a meeting of top officials from four international organizations on Tuesday morning to discuss ways to “mitigate potential risks” to commercial airliners travelling over conflict zones. (www.montrealgazette.com) Ещё...

Venezuela Owes Airlines $4.1 Billion

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IATA is calling on the Venezuelan government to honor the commitment it made in March to permit airlines to repatriate in full and at fair exchange rates airline funds being blocked in the country. A staggering $4.1 billion are from ticket sales in Venezuela and are being held by the government in breach of international treaties. (guyanaaviation.com) Ещё...

Boeing forecasts huge need for pilots over next 2 decades

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Boeing on Tuesday forecast worldwide demand over the next two decades for 533,000 new commercial pilots and 584,000 maintenance technicians. The projection fuels the debate on whether a pilot shortage is looming. (seattletimes.com) Ещё...

Continental Introduces 310 hp Diesel V6

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Continuing the rapid trend toward diesel power in light airplanes, Continental Motors yesterday launched the V6 CD 300, a 310 horsepower jet-A-burning engine that’s due to hit the market in about two years. Continental has also dropped the Centurion name from its diesel line, which it acquired as part of its purchase of Thielert in Germany a year ago. Continental will now produce and market the CD 100, CD 200 and CD 300 families of compression-ignition engines under its own brand name. (www.flyingmag.com) Ещё...