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This new Airbus jet gives you a view of the sky above

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By Mike Wehner – For the vast majority of air travelers, a jet is just a big metal tube that delivers you to your eventual destination, but for wealthy among us, a flight needs to be just as luxurious as every other aspect of their lives. Airbus just announced a new jet that will most definitely fit that bill, thanks in no small part to a cabin that is more like a trendy country club than an airliner. It boasts high-end luxury seating, a massive flat screen TV, and dining area that rivals fancy… (www.aviationfigure.com) Ещё...

How blue whale evolved to size of a Boeing 737

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Blue whales can grow to a length of 30m but they only started reaching such a gigantic size two to three million years agoALAMY Millions of children have gazed up at the massive blue whale model in the Natural History Museum in London and wondered at the sheer size of the largest animal to have lived. Now scientists believe that they have discovered why whales became so big. (www.airlineboarding.com) Ещё...

UAL1579 evacuated on tarmac at KEWR with engine fire

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Engine fire spotted by EWR tower who notified crew. Evacuation commenced. (www.cnn.com) Ещё...

Coulson Group Converting 737-300s into Firefighting Tankers

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The Coulson Group purchased six Boeing 737-300s formerly operated by Southwest Airlines to be converted into firefighting tankers, a new role for the already versatile 'Baby Boeing.' (www.bizjournals.com) Ещё...

Delta Adds More Healthy Snacks To Its Menu

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Delta Air Lines is adding to its snack menu. The Atlanta-based carrier said Monday that it is introducing more healthy snack choices with three additions starting in June: Squirrel Brand almonds, Pretzel Perfection Olive Oil & Sea Salt Pretzels and KIND Healthy Grains Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut bars. This is in addition to the airline’s signature Biscoff cookies. All three snacks are gluten-free, and none were chosen arbitrarily. Using a mix of new technology and old-fashioned… (www.travelpulse.com) Ещё...

EasyJet passengers evacuated from flight at Gatwick Airport after ‘suspicious powder’ is found in a locker – but it turned out to be a false alarm

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PASSENGERS who were boarding an easyJet flight at Gatwick Airport were delayed after a suspicious powder was found. Sussex Police confirmed the powder was found at an overhead locker at around 10.30am on Tuesday on board the plane which was bound for Pula. The substance could be investigated and police have confirmed it is “not being treated as a terrorist incident”... (www.daviationnews.com) Ещё...

Avianca Brasil inaugurates the new Airbus A330 in the Domestic Flights

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Airline to begin operations in the United States in June; Aircraft is configured in two classes of service, with a high standard of comfort... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Ещё...

In Bombardier fight, Boeing sees ghost of Airbus ascent. Risks of loss of selling military planes to Canada

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Two words underpin Boeing's (BA.N) decision to launch a U.S. trade complaint against Bombardier (BBDb.TO), which plunged it into a row with Canada last week: "Never again". Still, Boeing faces a headache over what to do about lost fighter sales if Canada makes good on a threat to drop a deal for F/A-18 warplanes in retaliation for Boeing's trade claim. With Boeing's future fighter production in jeopardy as sales run dry, Boeing is anxious to keep its presence in that business long… (www.reuters.com) Ещё...

Singapore Airlines' oldest Airbus A380s to become the ultimate private jets

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Singapore Airlines' oldest Airbus A380s could become the ultimate private aircraft for the VVIP jetset, with amazing interiors to match! (www.ausbt.com.au) Ещё...

China, Russia set up wide-body jet firm in new challenge to Boeing, Airbus

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China and Russia on Monday completed the formal registration of a joint venture to build a wide-body jet, kick-starting full-scale development of a programme aimed at competing with market leaders Boeing Co (BA.N) and Airbus SE (AIR.PA). (uk.reuters.com) Ещё...

Delta shoots down Boeing’s CSeries dumping claim

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Delta Air Lines shot down Boeing’s claim that Bombardier “dumped” the CSeries order, in testimony last week before the US International Trade Commission. Boeing filed a complaint April 27 that Bombardier sold the CS100 to Delta for $19.6m, well below its production cost, a price that constitutes “dumping.” (leehamnews.com) Ещё...

Dissecting The Latest Close Encounter Between U.S. F-22 Raptors And Russian Su-35S Flankers Off Alaska

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Let’s have a look at what happened in the airspace off Alaska a couple of weeks ago. (theaviationist.com) Ещё...

Woman arrested on charges of smuggling U.S. space technology to China

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A California woman was arrested on Tuesday on federal charges of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement. Si Chen, also known as Cathy Chen, 32, could face a prison term of up to 150 years if convicted of all charges contained in the 14-count indictment returned against her by a federal grand jury on April 27, the department said. (uk.reuters.com) Ещё...

Singapore Airlines' A350-900ULR won't have any economy seats

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Singapore Airlines' new Airbus A350-900ULR will sport a two-class configuration of business and premium economy, without any economy seats. (www.ausbt.com.au) Ещё...

Harrier Jump Jet Turns 50

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Detail shots of the Boeing (Mcdonnell Douglas) AV-8B Harrier, which turns 50 this year. The first Sea Harrier flew in 1967, while the AV-8Bs, which are significantly redesigned from the original Hawker Harrier of the 60s, first flew in 1985. The US Marine Corps plans to operate the Harrier until at least 2025; the F-35B model is slowly replacing it. This jet still uses water injection, creating dark clouds of smoke during high-power maneuvers. (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

Accident: Thomson B787 near Orlando on May 21st 2017, 27 people became sick in flight

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27 people in total required medical treatment at the airport, 4 were taken to hospital. (avherald.com) Ещё...

Nile Air Becomes First in Egypt to Order A321neo Aircraft

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Nile Air, Egypt’s largest private airline, has become the first Egyptian airline to order the newest Airbus single-aisle aircraft, the Airbus A321neo. In April 2017, the airline successfully converted its existing order with the European manufacturer from the current generation A321ceo to the latest technology A321neo offering the best-in-class passenger comfort of any single aisle aircraft. (aviationtribune.com) Ещё...

Allegiant Celebrates Delivery of First New Airbus A320

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The low-cost carrier, Allegiant Air, unveiled the first brand new aircraft, an Airbus A320 (N246NV) in an event at Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB). N246NV is the first aircraft from Allegiant’s July 2016 order for 12 A320ceo aircraft. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

SkyRanger drone supports disaster response efforts in Oklahoma

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A team from Textron Systems Unmanned Systems provided its personnel and operations in support of disaster response efforts for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management last week. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Ещё...

DGCA tries to make engineers airworthy ahead of int'l audit

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New Delhi - Nearly three to four years after hiring 120 engineers as airworthiness officers (AOs), the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is training them to fit their job description -inspecting planes and ensuring they fly safely.The reason: These 120 engineers are from electrical or mechanical streams and know precious little about aircraft or aviation.Their recruitment came in a bid back then to fill up vacancies in crucial wings of DGCA and get back India's safety ranking. “The… (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com) Ещё...

Man claims airline forced him to move seats over prosthetic leg

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The Federal Aviation Administration’s guidelines say that “presence of the prosthesis would not be the determinant” for performing exit seat duties, but rather physical ability. (nypost.com) Ещё...

Indian Fighter Jet Missing in Region Claimed by China

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The Sukhoi SU-30 aircraft had taken off on a routine training mission when radar and radio contact was lost roughly 60 kilometers north of an air force base in Tezpur, the official said, declining to be named. Contact has yet to be established with the aircraft, this person said. Details released so far indicate "that something catastrophic happened," distinguished fellow at the New Delhi-based Centre for Air Power Studies, Manmohan Bahadur. (www.bloomberg.com) Ещё...

Embraer enters critical phase in KC-390 programme, analyst says

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Embraer is entering a critical period for its KC-390 tanker transport aircraft as the programme could use a shot-in-the-arm from converting letters of interest (LOI) into firm orders, according to a prominent aerospace analyst. (www.janes.com) Ещё...

Embraer Executive Jets Expands Service in Russia

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Embraer Executive Jets announced the appointment of JF Service as its new authorized service center for Legacy 450s and 500s in Russia. The Moscow-based company will support operators of Embraer midsize jets with local and EASA registrations. This partnership follows the growth of Embraer’s business jet fleet in the region. Presently, more than 220 Embraer business jets are based in Europe and Africa, and Embraer recently delivered its first Legacy 500 to a Russian customer. (www.ainonline.com) Ещё...

The Airbus A380 superjumbo is the next big thing in private jets

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The Airbus A380 has officially found a new lease on life as an ultraluxurious private jet. On Monday, Sparfell & Partners announced at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition that it would sell secondhand Airbus superjumbos as head-of-state aircraft. The Geneva-based firm also announced that it would work with London's Winch Design to create the A380 private jet's opulent interior. (finance.yahoo.com) Ещё...