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The Time A Tanker Saved A Fighter That Was Falling Apart Over The Atlantic

On the 5th of September, 1983, 4 USAF F-4E Phantom jets were flying over the Atlantic en route to Europe along with the support of a KC-135 known as “North Star.” These five aircraft were part of a larger number of Phantoms and tankers on a routine trans-Atlantic flight. To make the crossing, the Phantoms would need to tank a total of 8 times to fill their thirsty engines. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) Ещё...

Russia’s MiG Warns Bulgaria Over Jet Deal With Poland

In the letter, the Russian manufacturer warned Sofia against performing aircraft maintenance activities in Poland, as RSK MiG claims that Polish defense companies are not officially authorized to repair MiG fighter jets. Nenchev has responded to the claim by saying that Poland’s offer was "two times lower" than what Sofia was offered by Russia. By signing a contract with Polish defense companies, Bulgaria will save up to 24 million leva (US $14 million), Nenchev said. (www.defensenews.com) Ещё...

Pakistani pilots’ row with management grounds 51 flights

Some 51 flights scheduled by the Pakistani flag carrier have been cancelled in three days after pilots refused to work following a dispute over conditions, an airline spokesman said Saturday. Due to pressure from PALPA (Pakistan Airline Pilots’ Association) so far 51 flights have been cancelled and it has affected 5,000 passengers since Thursday,” spokesman for Pakistan International Airline (PIA) Danyal Gilani said in a statement. The row started after the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority… (www.ngrguardiannews.com) Ещё...

Russian Aviation Hits Over 50 ISIL Facilities in Syria With 60 Flights

Russian aviation has conducted over 60 flights hitting more than 50 infrastructure facilities of the Islamic State in Syria, Andrei Kartapolov, the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian General Staff said Saturday. (www.airlineupdates.net) Ещё...

Pilots warn of a disaster as wind farms flourish

Small planes along with helicopters, gliders, microlights and other hobbyists make up the biggest user group of the UK airspace in terms of low level flying and contribute some £3billion to the economy supporting close to 40,000 jobs. Member organisations admit the fast-growing renewables sector has created some “fairly significant” issues which they have fought hard to resolve. Their main concerns relate to downwind turbulence from the turbine blades plus problems with visibility especially in… (www.express.co.uk) Ещё...

New Jet Fuel Additive May Reduce Explosion Risk

A polymer additive could reduce misting of jet fuel during crashes. (gizmodo.com) Ещё...

Iceland's Wow Air is coming to Montreal and Toronto

Wow Air (Keflavik) has announced it will add two new low-fare routes starting in May 2016 to both Montreal (Trudeau) and Toronto (Pearson) from Keflavik (near Reykjavik). (worldairlinenews.com) Ещё...

Bombardier Signs Firm Agreements for Combined Total of up to 16 CRJ Series Aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has welcomed Dublin-based CityJet (CityJet) to the CRJ Series family of aircraft operators following confirmation that it will operate CRJ900 aircraft in the network of Sweden’s Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). CityJet will acquire the aircraft from a customer that signed a firm purchase agreement for eight CRJ900 aircraft and took options on an additional six. The customer has requested to remain unidentified at this time. (www.aviationnews.eu) Ещё...

Incident: Delta B737 near Omaha on Sep 28th 2015, lavatory fire

A Delta Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N3748Y performing flight DL-1490 from Detroit,MI to Las Vegas,NV (USA) with 161 people on board, was enroute at FL340 about 60nm west of Omaha,NE (USA) when the crew reported a fire in a lavatory and decided to divert to Omaha. (avherald.com) Ещё...


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