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In Italy the victims of the crash of the helicopter were six people

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In Italy the victims of the crash of the helicopter were six people (ria.ru) Ещё...

Ukraine has made a unilateral decision to conduct missile launches near Crimea, close to routes used by civilian and government aircraft

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"In violation of all international agreements Ukraine has made a unilateral decision to conduct missile launches in Russia’s sovereign airspace in the Simferopol flight information region (FIR). On November 24, 2016 Ukraine issued a notification (Notice to Airmen - NOTAM) on activating risky airspace zones in connection with missile launches due on December 1 and 2, 2016," Rosaviatsiya told TASS. (tass.com) Ещё...

«Боевая микроволновка»

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Российский ВПК, возможно, сумел создать радиоэлектронную пушку, стреляющую далеко и при этом с высокой точностью. Как утверждают в «Объединенной приборостроительной корпорации», оружие не имеет аналогов в мире. Среди экспертов возник спор: одни считают «боевую микроволновку» фантазиями пиарщиков корпорации, другие не исключают, что и впрямь создан новый генератор СВЧ-импульсов. (www.nasha-strana.info) Ещё...

JetPack Aviation Presents

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We’ve been test flying JB-9 for several years with awesome results. It is inherently stable but also capable of very dynamic maneuvers thanks to our approach to engine vectoring. Early testing of our next version, JB-10, indicates that it will achieve flights of over 10,000 feet altitude (not that many pilots will be needing to fly that high!), at speeds greater than 100 mph and with an endurance of 10 minutes + (depending on pilot weight). All with a device you can put in the back seat of a… (jetpackaviation.com) Ещё...

IL-62 were forced to sit in the suburbs with one engine shut off

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Moscow. September 19th. INTERFAX.RU - IL-62 is preparing for an emergency landing on one of the Moscow airports due to a problem with the engine, "Interfax" a source in the emergency services. "IL-62 flew from one of the airports of the Moscow region, but after the departure he refused one of the engines, and the commander decided to return to the airport of departure", - said the source. It is reported that the aircraft fuel produces over Schelkovo district, Moscow region,… (www.interfax.ru) Ещё...

The Airbus A320 of Warsaw airport "Aeroflot" aircraft wing caught

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WARSAW, September 18 - RIA Novosti. Airbus A320 "Aeroflot" while taxiing at the airport of Warsaw touched the wing of a small plane of the Polish carrier Sprint Air, flight to Moscow was detained for six hours, according to the radio station RMF FM. (ria.ru) Ещё...

Irkut of Russia rolls out MC-21 to challenge A320 & B737

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The much-anticipated MC-21 aircraft, touted to become a direct rival of the Boeing-737 and Airbus 320, has been rolled out for official presentation in Irkutsk, Russia. Serial production of the medium- and short-range passenger jet is planned for 2017. Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation, the umbrella organization that owns Irkut Corporation - the actual developer of the plane - held an international presentation of the new aircraft on Wednesday. Building the jet reportedly cost 100 billion… (aviationweek.com) Ещё...

Unboxing and set-up of "FlightAware FlightFeeder"

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Hello, my name is Iurii, i`m from Russia. yeasterday i`ve got my package with FlightFeeder Inside. (new.vk.com) Ещё...

Passenger tries to bite flight attendant, then leaps off plane in N.C., police say

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An American Airlines passenger is in federal lockup in North Carolina, accused of attacking a flight attendant and leaping from the jet as it prepared to take off from Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Thursday. Flight 5242 had just pulled away from the gate and the seat belt lights had flashed on when Tun Lon Sein, 22, got out of his seat and tried to force the main door open, according to a federal air marshal’s affidavit. (www.denverpost.com) Ещё...

Maybe these TOP 10 airplane videos are ones you don’t want to watch just before you fly (scary stuff)!

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But along those lines, as part of my research for the post I came across some most interesting scary airline videos from YouTube. Perhaps these may not be the best ones to watch if you are going to fly later today or are reading the blog on a Delta jet just now. 😉 (www.ondtravel.net) Ещё...

British Airways Forced to GROUND All Aircraft Worldwide as ‘Power Surge’ Leads to Computer Outage

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A power surge has taken down BA's computer system leading to the cancellation of all flights worldwide. The airline has already run out of hotel rooms for stranded passengers and the customer service response is said to be woeful. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Ещё...

British Airways cancels Heathrow, Gatwick flights after systems outage

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London (CNN)British Airways has canceled all flights from London's two biggest airports for several hours after experiencing "a major IT system failure that is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations worldwide," the airline said Saturday. (www.cnn.com) Ещё...

New Airbus A330-300 joins Aer Lingus fleet as transatlantic routes grow

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Aer Lingus has welcomed a brand new Airbus A330-300 into its fleet. The new A330 aircraft, named Saint Carthage, registration EI-GAJ, has a total capacity of 313 seats, which is made up of 30 business class seats and 283 economy seats. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) Ещё...

Incident: Morningstar B757 enroute on May 24th 2017, jammed thrust lever

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A Morningstar Air Express Boeing 757-200 freighter, registration C-FMEP performing freight flight MAL-7070 from Calgary,AB to Winnipeg,MB (Canada) with 2 crew, was enroute at FL390 when the crew selected a lower speed due to light to moderate turbulence. Autothrust retarded the right hand thrust lever, the left thrust lever however did not move (avherald.com) Ещё...

Incident: TAROM B737 near Brno on May 26th 2017, loss of cabin pressure

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A TAROM Boeing 737-700, registration YR-BGI performing flight RO-306 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Bucharest Otopeni (Romania) with 91 people on board, was enroute at FL390 about 20nm southwest of Brno (Czech Republic) when the crew initiated an emergency descent due to the loss of cabin pressure. (avherald.com) Ещё...

Co-pilot convicted of operating plane while drunk

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A Michigan jury has convicted a Florida co-pilot of being drunk while preparing for a charter airline flight last summer. (www.mlive.com) Ещё...

British Airways computer systems down ‘across the world’ causing queue chaos at UK airports

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BRITISH Airways’ computer systems are “down worldwide” with the airlines customers taking to social media to complain. Passengers are saying that their flights aren’t taking off, that there are huge queues at check-in, and that they can’t use the app or website... (www.aviationfigures.com) Ещё...

Fog fears for several lower South Island airports tonight, after a blanket of fog caused a day of travel disruption in Auckland

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There are fresh fog warnings for parts of New Zealand tonight, after air travel was severely affected when fog blanketed our biggest city this morning. Air New Zealand put out a media statement late this afternoon warning forecast weather conditions were likely to affect flight operations in the lower South Island this evening. "Air New Zealand is advising customers booked to travel to or from ports such as Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown and Invercargill to consult the arrivals and… (www.nzherald.co.nz) Ещё...

Passengers vent over accommodation after Rarotonga-Auckland flight VA90 forced to turn back

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Kiwi travellers stranded in Rarotonga say they spent several hours in the dark on hard, metal benches before they were offered water or food after their flight was forced to return to the island early this morning. Virgin Australia flight VA90 was heading to Auckland from Rarotonga and had been in the air for about two hours when had to turn around because of a technical issue. The plane left the Cook Islands at 11.10pm on Thursday local time (9am Friday NZ time) and was scheduled to land in… (www.nzherald.co.nz) Ещё...

Israeli Air Force 707 arrives in Perth

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An Israeli Air Force Boeing 707 tanker has touched down at Perth on Monday morning. The otherwise unmarked aircraft wears the serial ‘272’, and arrived at Perth a little after 11am using the callsign ‘IAF401’. (australianaviation.com.au) Ещё...

Virgin Australia begins codeshare with Air Canada

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Virgin Australia has switched on its codeshare agreement with Air Canada, adding its VA airline code on flights from Los Angeles to Calgary, Montreal and Toronto. Similarly, Air Canada has added its AC airline code on Virgin domestic flights from Sydney and Brisbane to 10 destinations across Australia and New Zealand, including Adelaide, Canberra, Cairns, the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. The codeshare flights became available for booking on Friday for… (australianaviation.com.au) Ещё...

Pagani was the designer of an Airbus jet cabin

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It’s interesting to see how the tide can turn – Italian hypercar manufacturer Pagani has never made it a secret about drawing inspirations from aeronautics for its high-end machines, and now a plane manufacturer asked it to return the favor. (www.inautonews.com) Ещё...

White House proposes to privatize Air Traffic Control

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President Donald Trump is proposing to shift oversight of the United States Air Traffic Control from the federal government to an independent group, according to budget documents released on Thursday, May 25, 2017. (www.reuters.com) Ещё...

This is the cheapest private jet in the world – and it’s a true game changer

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The Airbus A380 superjumbo may be the next big thing in private jets, but the tiny Cirrus Vision Jet is the next true game changer. At $1.96 million, the diminutive Cirrus represents the most affordable private jet on sale today. In fact, it’s roughly half the price of its nearest jet-powered competitor. (www.aviationheart.com) Ещё...

Swiss adds maiden CS300; commercial debut due on June 1

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Swiss (LX, Zurich) has taken possession of its maiden CS300 following the handing over of HB-JCA (msn 55010) on Friday, May 26. The aircraft will shortly be positioned to the carrier's Geneva hub ahead of its entry into service on June 1 on flights to London Heathrow. (www.ch-aviation.com) Ещё...

Forget Supersonic. Hypersonic Is the U.S. Military’s New Speed

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In the future, military dominance will depend partly on how fast you can fly and how quickly you can get into space. That’s one of the guiding principles behind an advanced Pentagon project to build a spacecraft able to launch smaller payloads into low-earth orbit on short notice, and at lower cost. (www.aviationrepublic.com) Ещё...

Breaking : Man allegedly tried to bite flight attendant before jumping from plane

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First the passenger got out of his seat. Then he tried to bite a flight attendant. Finally, Tu Lon Sein forced open the galley door of American Airlines flight 5242 on Thursday, and took flight himself … landing on the tarmac of Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Friday morning, Sein, 22, was in federal court, charged with assaulting/intimidating a flight crew member, a crime that carries up to 20 years in prison. (www.airlineboarding.net) Ещё...

A First Look At American Airlines Flagship First Dining. What A Meal!

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When American Airlines announced they would be rolling out a premium lounge product last year, the initial images looked fantastic. While American Airlines has had Flagship lounges in a handful of airports, these were moderate upgrades from the Admirals Club experience. Not anymore. We’ve now seen how awesome the new Flagship Lounge at JFK is. How about Flagship First Dining? (www.airlineboarding.net) Ещё...

Singapore-based BOC Aviation orders six Airbus jets for US$1.05b

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Singapore-based aircraft leasing firm BOC Aviation said today it has ordered six new Airbus planes worth around US$1.05 billion (RM4.5 billion). The order comprises four planes from the A320 NEO family and two Airbus A330-900 aircraft, the leasing company said in a statement. “All six Airbus aircraft have been committed for lease to Portugal’s flag-carrier TAP Portugal and will be delivered between 2018 and 2020,” BOC said in a statement. - See more at:… (www.themalaymailonline.com) Ещё...

History The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Could Have Been Replaced by This Strange Looking Plane the X32

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The Department of Defense (DoD) didn’t have to opt for the F-35. In the 1990s, both Boeing and Lockheed Martin bid for the next big fighter contract, a plane that would serve in each of the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps, as well as grace the air forces of many US allies. Boeing served up the X-32; Lockheed the X-35. (nationalinterest.org) Ещё...

History YF-23: The Almost Forgotten Plane That Could Have Replaced the F-22 Raptor

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The F-23 included some characteristics that may eventually find themselves in a sixth generation fighter, or perhaps in the Air Force’s “deep interceptor” intended to support B-21 Raiders on the way to their targets. For example, the V-tail aspect has been mentioned in some of the early conceptualization for a next generation fighter. And Boeing will undoubtedly hearken back to its experience with the F-23 when thinking about its next fighter. (nationalinterest.org) Ещё...

Chicago could change who can remove passengers from planes following United incident

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The proposed ordinance states: "No employee of the City of Chicago shall aid airline personnel in the removal of a passenger from an airplane at any public airport owned or operated by the city or from entering an aircraft unless a crime was committed, or in the case of a medical emergency." It now heads to the full City Council, which is set to meet Wednesday. (www.chicagotribune.com) Ещё...

FAA: Airlines must remove unsafe seats from some regional planes

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At issue are the "Slim" or "Slimplus" seats made by Zodiac Seats California LLC. The seats are on planes such as Boeing’s 717-200 and MD-90-30 aircraft, Bombardier’s CRJ700, CRJ900 and Q400 aircraft, and Embraer’s E170 and E190 planes. Videos reviewed by the FAA and Brazil’s civil aviation organization found that in a collision, a passenger might slide down the seat with the chin to hit the tray table on the seat ahead in a way that seriously injures the neck. (www.usatoday.com) Ещё...

Analysis: Boeing and Bombardier Face Off Over Delta CSeries Order

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Boeing claims that the deal between Bombardier and Delta Air Lines for 75 CSeries jets (with 50 additional purchase options) puts the future of the U.S. aerospace industry, and Boeing itself, at risk. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

Azul increases international flights departing from São Paulo (Viracopos)

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In the second half, the airline will have up to 10 weekly flights to Fort Lauderdale / Miami, eight flights to Orlando, and seven flights to Lisbon... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Ещё...

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Chooses X-37 Builder Boeing to Craft a Revolutionary Space Plane

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DARPA and Boeing plan "to build and fly the first of an entirely new class of hypersonic aircraft that would bolster national security by providing short-notice, low-cost access to space," the military research and development organization said in a press release. "The program aims to achieve a capability well out of reach today – launches to low Earth orbit in days, as compared to the months or years of preparation currently needed to get a single satellite on orbit." (www.thedrive.com) Ещё...

Incident: Europa B787 near Miami on May 24th 2017, windshield cracked after lightning strike

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An Air Europa Boeing 787-800, registration EC-MOM performing flight UX-98 from Miami,FL (USA) to Madrid,SP (Spain) with 178 people on board, was climbing out of Miami's runway 27 when the aircraft was struck by lightning. In the absence of abnormal indications the crew continued the climb and was enroute at FL330 about 190nm eastnortheast of Miami when the crew decided to turn around and return to Miami (avherald.com) Ещё...

Bombardier-Delta deal can put Boeing out of business, company claims

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Boeing says its very future, and that of US aerospace industry, is at risk if Bombardier’s deal with Delta Air Lines for 75 CS100s and 50 options is not fined for price dumping. That’s the claim company officials made in testimony before the US International Trade Commission May 18. (leehamnews.com) Ещё...

NTSB reports unusual pilot actions at Teterboro crash

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NTSB reports unusual pilot actions at Teterboro crash (www.nbcphiladelphia.com) Ещё...

Skydiving Plane Clips Gas Tanker Before Crash Landing In Perris, California

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PERRIS (CBSLA.com) — A dirt devil and powerful winds were blamed for bringing down a skydiving plane in Riverside County. The two passengers walked away from the plane, which had clipped a nearby gas tanker and landed nose down at Perris Valley Airport. The aircraft was just returning from a drop when the collision happened, but the pilot and the pilot in training were not injured by the crash. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Ещё...

Blue Angels: Smyrna memorial to honor fallen pilot

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The town of Smyrna, TN unveiled plans Thursday for a memorial dedicated to the Blue Angels pilot whose plane crashed June 2, 2016, during a practice run for the Great Tennessee Air Show. "The Capt. Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial will celebrate the life and career of an American hero,” said Smyrna Mayor Mary Esther Reed, who teared up as she recalled the day his plane went down. "It's been the culmination of months of hard work." (www.dnj.com) Ещё...

The Importance of Proper Flight Planning for Positioning Flights

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I think more flight departments should place added attention to the positioning flights of their aircraft by creating a positioning flight safety program into their training schedule that incorporates, as many as possible, of these normal and unforeseen variables and scenarios. (www.airstreamjets.com) Ещё...

Singapore Airlines Becomes The 1st Airline in ASIA To Offer TSA Pre-Check

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Over the past year the TSA has nicely expanded the number of airlines that participate in Pre-Check. For example, last year the TSA added Aeromexico, Etihad, and Lufthansa to the program, among other airlines. Earlier this year the TSA added 11 more airlines, including Avianca, Spirit, Virgin Atlantic, and more. (www.airlineboarding.com) Ещё...

Etihad’s Final ‘Over the Top’ Airbus A380 Superjumbo Joins the Fleet

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Etihad Airways has expanded its fleet once again with its tenth and final Airbus A380 super-jumbo. Staff gathered at the assembly plant in Hamburg, Germany to celebrate the delivery with a special photo shoot. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Ещё...

JF Service to provide MRO for Embraer business jets

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Russian MRO provider JF Service has become an official service center for Embraer Executive Jets’ Legacy 450 and 500 business jets. This comes as part of a larger effort by the Brazilian manufacturer to expand its customer service base in Europe, first announced at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland. (www.rusaviainsider.com) Ещё...

Embraer Actively Seeking Firm KC-390 MRTT Sales From Partners

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Brazilian aviation giant Embraer has been seeking a firm overseas sale for its KC-390 multi-role tanker and transport (MRTT). Embraer had hoped to convince the Swedish Air Force to select the KC-390 for supplanting its Lockheed Martin C-130H Hercules transport aircraft. However, Sweden opted to keep its C-130Hs in service until the early 2030s, effectively pushing the prospect of a transport aircraft purchase into the 2020s. For the time being, Sweden does not think it is cost-effective to… (quwa.org) Ещё...