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Ryanair Lists Six Week Flight Cancellations

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Ryanair published a list of flights it will cancel over the next six weeks as it seeks to extract itself from its self-inflicted problems over pilot leave. The Irish airline said last week it would cancel up to 2 percent of all flights .. (news.airwise.com) Ещё...

Airbus to the rescue after Irma

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The Airbus Foundation and the French Red Cross have sent an Airbus A350 XWB test aircraft with 30 t of emergency goods and 84 medical personnel from France, to Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe). (www.transportjournal.com) Ещё...

Incident: ANA B737 at Nagoya on Sep 18th 2017, burning odour in cabin

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An ANA All Nippon Airways Boeing 737-500, registration JA303K performing flight NH-435 from Nagoya to Fukuoka (Japan) with 126 passengers and 5 crew, was in the initial climb out of Nagoya when the crew reported a burning odour in the cabin, stopped the climb.. (avherald.com) Ещё...

Justin Trudeau to Boeing: Stop suing Bombardier

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has renewed his threat to scrap a potential deal to buy fighter jets from Boeing. (money.cnn.com) Ещё...

Norwegian aviation boss: ‘Commercial electric airplanes a reality by 2025’

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Dag Falk-Petersen, the chairman of Norwegian airport operator Avinor, thinks it’s “highly realistic” that electric planes will fly commercial flights by 2025. This according to Norwegian news site Romerikes Blad (rb). Falk-Petersen pointed out that a sustainable aviation industry will depend on electrification — and that Norway could lead the transition. (nordic.businessinsider.com) Ещё...

At least one killed in glider crash near Dalby

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Gliding instructor, Jeremy Thompson, 62, died when the aircraft he was piloting crashed shortly after taking off from the Darling Downs Soaring Club at Bowenville at about 9.50am this morning. Mr Thompson had been instructing a 60-year-old Airlie Beach man in his third lesson. (www.couriermail.com.au) Ещё...

The United States Air Force turned 70 today

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The United States' position as the sole remaining superpower on Earth is in large part thanks to its air force. That organization—the United States Air Force, or USAF—turns 70 years old today, and since we know there are plenty of plane spotters and aviation geeks here at Ars, we thought we'd assemble a gallery of some of our favorite USAF planes to celebrate. (arstechnica.com) Ещё...

Northrop to buy Orbital for $7.8 billion to boost space business

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Northrop Grumman has agreed to buy Orbital ATK for $7.8 billion as one of the largest U.S. defense contractors looks to bolster its missile and space businesses. (www.msn.com) Ещё...

Next steps in Boeing-Bombardier trade complaint

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Department of Commerce is due next Monday to hand down its preliminary decision on whether to impose tariffs on Bombardier’s C Series sold to Delta Air Lines. (leehamnews.com) Ещё...

Incident: TuiFly B737 at Fuerteventura on Sep 18th 2017, rejected takeoff due to both left main tyres blown

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A TuiFly Boeing 737-800, registration D-ASUN performing flight X3-2149 from Fuerteventura,CI (Spain) to Hanover (Germany) with 170 people on board, was accelerating for takeoff from Fuerteventura's runway 01 when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed (about 100 knots over ground) due to both left hand main tyres being blown and separating from the wheels. (avherald.com) Ещё...

Pressure grows on Ryanair to release full list of cancelled flights

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The low-cost carrier said it “messed up” staff holiday applications, meaning it would be forced to cancel two per cent of its flights each day in order to give pilots and other employees sufficient time off in the coming weeks. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) Ещё...

Spirit cutting flights from Akron-Canton to Vegas

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GREEN Spirit Airlines will end its service from Akron-Canton Airport to Las Vegas in November. The low-fare airline has dropped the Las Vegas route for now, but Akron-Canton officials hope it resumes in the future. The airport is working with Spirit to find other markets and wants to revisit the Las Vegas service later, spokeswoman Amy Dalesandro said in an email. (www.cantonrep.com) Ещё...

United: Final Boeing 747 flight will be to Hawaii on Nov. 7

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United Airlines will make its last-ever Boeing 747 passenger flight on Nov. 7. The carrier has added a special “farewell” flight from San Francisco to Honolulu that will serve as its final passenger operation on the beloved jetliner. (www.usatoday.com) Ещё...

Flight draws Texas-shaped track over Texas

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Piper Cherokee draws Texas-shaped track over Texas (flightaware.com) Ещё...

The 11 Sexiest, Coolest-Looking Cold War Jets

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Jet aircraft, particularly the fighters, represent a Freudian’s play date. Long, slender, blisteringly fast, spewing bullets out the tip and, until recently, powered as much by testosterone as by kerosene (the main ingredient in jet fuel — what a disappointment). Of course, now that women fly them, and fly them quite well, thank you, this men’s club is no longer so exclusive. We began to think about these Cold Warriors of the air, and tried to compile a list based purely on their aesthetic or… (www.aviationfigure.com) Ещё...

OPINION: Airbus A350-1000 Order Swaps Are No Reason For Panic - Yet

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Airbus would undoubtedly have preferred that two high-profile conversions away from its newest aircraft, the A350-1000, hadn't emerged within a week of one another, but the big league, with its big money, is not an arena for those short on resilience. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

Ramp Strike Damages WOW's First Airbus A320neo

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Icelandic budget airline Wow Air's first Airbus A320neo has suffered ramp-collision damage just five months after the jet was delivered. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

EasyJet Confirms Interest in Air Berlin Assets

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EasyJet is to participate in the insolvency process for German carrier Air Berlin, confirming its interest in possible asset acquisition. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

Delta Will Stop Serving Guam

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Delta will be eliminating service to Guam, which it flies to via Narita, leaving United as the only US airline servicing the island. (viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com) Ещё...

American-LATAM JV Moves Closer to Approval in Brazil

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The general superintendence of Brazilian regulatory agency Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica (CADE) has recommended that CADE’s administrative tribunal approve the American Airlines-LATAM Airlines Group joint venture (JV) without conditions. (atwonline.com) Ещё...

British Airways Tries Again On Waste-Based Biofuels

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UK carrier British Airways has partnered with renewable fuels company Velocys, after an earlier waste-to-fuel initiative - named ‘GreenSky’ - with Washington-based Solena Fuels fell through. (atwonline.com) Ещё...

It's not easy trying to help after a disaster

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TRF's, drones, limited radar coverage are just a few of the hurdles (www.avweb.com) Ещё...

Airbus in Mobile set to hit major milestone with Alabama plant

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From zero to 50 in two years would be bad if talking about automobile acceleration, but when talking about the A320 family of aircraft production in the U.S., the timing is just right. (alabamanewscenter.com) Ещё...

Airbus hits back against Austria in Eurofighter row

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Airbus has filed a legal submission to Austrian prosecutors denying any wrongdoing in response to allegations of fraud and wilful deception linked to a $2 billion fighter deal. (www.businessinsider.com) Ещё...

Hundreds of flights grounded as typhoon slams Japan

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A powerful typhoon ripped into southern Japan on Sunday (Sep 17), dumping torrential rain, grounding hundreds of domestic flights. At least 644 domestic flights have been cancelled because of strong winds, according to public broadcaster NHK. (www.channelnewsasia.com) Ещё...

EasyJet submits airberlin bid as investor deadline ends

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UK LCC easyJet submitted a last-minute proposal to acquire parts of airberlin’s short-haul business as the deadline for potential buyers of the bankrupt German carrier ended Sept. 15. (atwonline.com) Ещё...

Incident: Royal Wings B737 at Aqaba on Sep 17th 2017, runway excursion on landing

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A Royal Wings Boeing 737-300 on behalf of Royal Jordanian, registration JY-SOA performing flight RJ-6888 from Amman to Aqaba (Jordan) with 126 people on board, landed at Aqaba at about 08:25L (05:25Z) but went off the paved surface of the runway and came to a stop of soft ground (avherald.com) Ещё...

Thousands stranded in New Zealand after digger punctures jet fuel pipe

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New Zealand has been hit by a severe shortage of jet fuel, with thousands of domestic and international passengers stranded after a digger struck an airport supply pipe in Auckland, the country’s biggest city. International and domestic flights have been affected, with airlines told to fill plane tanks to capacity in other domestic airports before flying to Auckland, and long-haul international flights told to plan for re-fuelling stops in Australia and the Pacific Islands, according to Air New… (www.theguardian.com) Ещё...

Small plane slams into 2 elk, spins to a stop, pilot and passenger OK

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Two people in a small airplane emerged from a freak accident Saturday evening unscathed -- after two elk ran into their plane just as it was landing on an Oregon Coast airstrip. (www.oregonlive.com) Ещё...

JetBlue Pounces on Delta’s Turf with Three New Routes

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Starting in March, JetBlue will fly between Atlanta (ATL) and New York (JFK) and between Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO). (www.globaltravelerusa.com) Ещё...

787-9 diverted rtn dfw

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Flight to Peking returns to Dallas after 2.5 hours outbound. Airspeed / altitude look normal. Anybody have any insight on this? (flightaware.com) Ещё...

Russia aviation firm MiG eyes deal to supply military jets to Indian Navy

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Eyeing a multi-billion dollar contract from the Indian Navy for the supply of fighter aircraft, Russian military aviation firm MiG today said it was not averse to the transfer of technology and joint development of MiG-29 K jets with Indian companies. MiG CEO Ilya Tarasenko said his company would submit a detailed proposal to the Indian government shortly, detailing its readiness for the joint development of aircraft for the Navy to deepen its already close engagement with India. (www.financialexpress.com) Ещё...

Plane crashes into catering truck on Manchester Airport tarmac leaving its wing embedded in the trailer

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PASSENGERS were jolted in their seats when the aircraft they were in crashed into a catering truck at Manchester Airport this morning. The wing of the Aurigny flight GR673, bound for Guernsey, became embedded in the vehicle’s side as it was towed through Terminal 1 at around 9.50am. (www.aviationfigure.com) Ещё...

Eurowings adds 22 new destinations to schedule for summer 2018

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A large number of new routes from Munich, Hanover, Cologne, Salzburg, Stuttgart, Hamburg and Palma complete the offering of the expanding low-cost carrier. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) Ещё...

A330 airplane of Hainan Airlines landed in Belgrade, re-established flights between Serbia and China

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Belgrade, Serbia - Two connections a week are scheduled; in the future they might become daily (www.avionews.com) Ещё...

British Airways plane held in Paris over 'direct security threat'

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A British Airways flight from Paris was evacuated at Charles de Gaulle airport for security reasons after passengers were told a “direct threat’ had been made towards the aircraft. Flight BA303 was due to take off bound for Heathrow in London on Sunday when the incident occurred, with police and fire engines surrounding the plane on the tarmac. (www.theguardian.com) Ещё...

Airline Threatens Pilots With Jail for Secretly Filming Flight Attendants Having Sex

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An airline has allegedly warned pilots after rumours emerged some were sharing explicit footage of colleagues engaging in sexual acts while on flights. According to the Sun Germany’s Condor Airlines have told pilots they could face receiving the sack as well as criminal charges if they were seen to be taking and distributing X-rated images. (www.airlineboarding.com) Ещё...

Brazilian regulator approves LATAM – American Airlines JV

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Brazil's antitrust watchdog (Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica - CADE) has approved unreservedly the proposed Joint Business Agreement (JBA) between LATAM Airlines Group and American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth). The JBA has already been approved by regulators in Uruguay and Colombia. (www.ch-aviation.com) Ещё...

A Test Version of One Aviation’s Project Canada Takes Flight

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One Aviation has begun test-flying an experimental version of the new twin-engine, six-seat light jet that it’s developing, the EA700, also known as Project Canada. The test aircraft retains the fuselage, engines, and stabilizers of the company’s current model, the Eclipse 550, but it includes the extra 4 feet of wingspan that the EA700 will feature. (robbreport.com) Ещё...

Rolls Fixes Airbus A350-1000 Engine Glitch After Test Delay

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Airbus is set to start long-distance trials for its newest passenger plane after engine maker Rolls-Royce fixed a problem that had disrupted flight testing, the companies said on Friday. (www.usnews.com) Ещё...

Air Canada Attacks CBC ‘Bias’ After Reporter Calls Its Response ‘Bulls--t’

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Air Canada took to Twitter to expose a supposed CBC bias. (www.msn.com) Ещё...

US court filing makes serious safety allegations about tight seating

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A US court case concerning 'secret' safety issues in current airliners gives rise to a strong if alarming response from Boeing (blogs.crikey.com.au) Ещё...

Boeing not backing down in Bombardier trade dispute

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American aircraft manufacturer Boeing is refusing to back down in a bitter aerospace trade dispute which could financially devastate one of Northern Ireland’s biggest employers. (www.burytimes.co.uk) Ещё...

Incident: Fiji B737 over Pacific on Sep 15th 2017, problems with crew oxygen

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A Fiji Airways Boeing 737-700, registration DQ-FJF performing flight FJ-430 from Auckland (New Zealand) to Suva (Fiji), was enroute at FL340 about 350nm north of Auckland when the crew descended the aircraft to FL100, turned around and returned to Auckland due to a problem with the crew oxygen.. (avherald.com) Ещё...

Ultra resolution 360° panoramic view of Boeing 737 Cockpit

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View full 360° panorama of Boeing 737-800 cockpit in 100MP resolution. This is 3rd panorama in cockpit series after Boeing 787, Airbus 320. But for the first time is in full 360° and ultra resolution. Supported by all mobile devices. (tahirli.net) Ещё...

Ryanair to cancel 40-50 flights per day for six weeks

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Ryanair is to cancel 40 to 50 flights every day for the next six weeks, in a bid to improve punctuality of flights. The budget Irish-based airline announced the plan on Friday, saying that it was "unacceptable" that its punctuality had fallen below 80% in the first half of this month. (www.bbc.co.uk) Ещё...

Incident: Cayman B737 at Grand Cayman on Sep 14th 2017, engine shut down in flight

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A Cayman Airways Boeing 737-800, registration VP-CNG performing flight KX-200 from Grand Cayman Island (Cayman Islands) to Tampa,FL (USA) with 128 people on board, was climbing through about 5000 feet out of Grand Cayman's runway 03 when the crew observed abnormal right hand engine (CFM56) indications followed by engine vibrations. (avherald.com) Ещё...

A320neo Engine Woes, Slot Shortage Hamper HK Express

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Lack of slots at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and reliability problems involving the Airbus A320neo’s Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines have hindered progress at Hong Kong’s fastest growing low-cost carrier, HK Express. HK Express is North Asia’s first operator of the Airbus A320neo, and the first to fly it in a high-density, 188-seat configuration. (www.ainonline.com) Ещё...