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British Airways A380 into Minneapolis | Medical Emergency

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[09/11/2017] A British Airways Airbus A380-841 (G-XLEE) performing flight BAW6B/BA286 from San Francisco KSFO to London EGLL was enroute at FL350 about 400 miles northwest of Minnesota when the pilots declared a medical emergency and diverted to KMSP. The aircraft was accommodated on an isolated area to allow medical services com aboard. (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

Canada makes clear Boeing must back down if it wants jet order

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If Boeing is excluded, potential winners include Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N), Dassault Aviation SA (AVMD.PA) and Airbus SE (AIR.PA). (www.reuters.com) Ещё...

EU sends stark warning to airlines on post-Brexit flying

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British airlines will lose all flying rights to the European Union if there is no transition agreement after Brexit, the EU executive said on Tuesday, a stark reminder of the risks facing the aviation sector if there is no deal. (www.reuters.com) Ещё...

EasyJet outlines 20 new summer UK routes

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The low-cost carrier says it will start flights from Belfast International to the Isle of Man, Naples and Valencia, from Bristol to Genoa and Seville, from Liverpool to Dalaman, Palermo and Pula and a service from Manchester to Genoa. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

Man Biting Passengers On JetBlue Flight Forces Plane To Turn Around

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A man biting his fellow passengers on a JetBlue flight forced the plane to divert to Las Vegas, where the man was taken into police custody. Passengers on the flight say that somewhere over Utah, the man suddenly began biting his seatmates – whom he apparently knew – and hitting others on a Sunday flight from Los Angeles International Airport to New York-JFK. Doctors on the flight tried to help by examining the passenger, but were also attacked. Another passenger said he… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Ещё...

City of Castlegar (CYCG) hires former CAO as airport consultant

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As part of an effort to find solutions for cancelled flights at the West Kootenay Regional Airport (YCG), newly retired Castlegar CAO John Malcolm has been hired on a six-month contract to act on the city’s behalf as an airport consultant. (www.bclocalnews.com) Ещё...

British Airways Boeing 777 near Baku on Dec 11th 2017, smoke in cabin

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A British Airways Boeing 777-300, registration G-STBC performing flight BA-198 from Mumbai (India) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 135 passengers and 17 crew, was enroute at FL360 about 100nm southsouthwest of Baku (Azerbaijan) when the crew reported smoke in the cabin and diverted to Baku (www.aeroinside.com) Ещё...

KLM Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Amsterdam on Dec 10th 2017, engine stall

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A KLM Boeing 787-900, registration PH-BHC performing flight KL-891 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Chengdu (China), was in the initial climb out of Amsterdam's runway 36L when the crew declared PAN PAN PAN, PAN PAN PAN reporting an engine (Genx) failure right after takeoff. (www.aeroinside.com) Ещё...

Airbus remains upbeat about A-380 superjumbo despite two-year sales drought

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A two-year sales drought for the flagship A-380 superjumbo may have increased pressure at Airbus to keep the programme flying, but the European plane maker remains upbeat about its long-term prospects. (www.straitstimes.com) Ещё...

Qatar Airways releases the inaugural flight video of its first A350-1000

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Qatar Airways' first Airbus A350-1000 launched its maiden flight on December 10, 2017, before a scheduled delivery at the end of the month. Qatar Airways has released a video of the inaugural flight. (airlinerwatch.com) Ещё...

It's Deal Time for Boeing and Airbus as 2017 Draws to a Close

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Entering 2017, most pundits expected a meaningful slump in aircraft orders, following years of record order activity early in this decade. Even top airplane manufacturers Boeing and Airbus had moderate expectations. (www.fool.com) Ещё...

Widebody Aircraft—2017 Photo Contest Submissions

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Widebody Aircraft—2017 Photo Contest Submissions. Descriptions of photos are provided by the photographers. (aviationweek.com) Ещё...

Introducing the most popular plane ever built

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The world’s most popular aircraft? Unless you’re an amateur pilot - or an aviation anorak - the answer will probably come as a surprise. (www.telegraph.co.uk) Ещё...

How to fight the California wildfires with a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet

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Step inside (which you can do in the interactive 3-D model below) and you'll see that the upper floor looks pretty normal, with the cockpit and a few seats. Head down the stairs to the main floor, though, and you'll see the key changes its owner, Global Supertanker LLC, made when it converted the Japan Airlines passenger plane to a firefighter in 2016. (www.wired.com) Ещё...

Malaysia Airlines will fly Airbus A380s to London again

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Malaysia Airlines will continue to fly its Airbus A380s to London as the airline steps back from plans to spin off the superjumbos into a new airline dedicated to Islamic pilgrimages. (www.ausbt.com.au) Ещё...

CBS DFW Story: Concerns Raised About Passenger Safety Over Foreign Repair Work

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The labor union representing American Airlines mechanics and ground crews has hired a firm run by the former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security to investigate if foreign repair work on planes is putting passengers at risk. (dfw.cbslocal.com) Ещё...

United Boeing 737 at Spokane on Dec 9th 2017, bird strike

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A United Boeing 737-900, registration N66803 performing flight UA-255 from Denver,CO to Spokane,WA (USA), was on approach to Spokane's runway 03 when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds (www.aeroinside.com) Ещё...

The Safest Seat On A Plane, According To Studies Of Crash Data

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Air travel is the safest form of transportation. In 2016, for the seventh year in a row, exactly zero people died from plane crashes on U.S.-certified scheduled airlines. Experts estimate your overall odds of perishing in a plane crash are well into the millions. But curious travellers may still wonder about the safest place to be in the event of a very unlikely accident. The answer, it turns out, depends on the type of crash you’re in. (www.msn.com) Ещё...