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Ground collision at Singapore Changi Airport between Emirates A380 and Scoot 787 during the night.

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A Scoot Boeing 787 Dreamliner and an Emirates Airbus A380 came into contact in the early hours of Thursday (March 30) at Singapore Changi Airport. A Scoot spokesman said flight #TZ188, bound for Tianjin, China, was taxiing before take-off when the accident happened at 1.40am. All 303 passengers and 11 crew are safe and they were put on a replacement aircraft for a rescheduled flight at around 6am. The left wing of the Scoot plane came into contact with the Emirates aircraft. The damaged plane is… (www.airlive.net) Ещё...

Wizz Air opens new base in Chisinau, Moldova

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Wizz Air has opened 26th base in Chisinau, Moldova. The airline has based one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft at Chisinau Airport, and will operate seven low-fare routes, including the two new services to Berlin and Barcelona. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) Ещё...

Incident: ANA B787 at San Jose on Mar 26th 2017, flock of birds

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An ANA All Nippon Airways Boeing 787-800, registration JA814A performing flight NH-172 from Tokyo Narita (Japan) to San Jose,CA (USA), was on final approach to San Jose's runway 30L when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds and received a number of bird strikes (avherald.com) Ещё...

Own business travel with these clever hacks

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Are you a frequent business traveler? Your life may seem glamorous to many but, only you know how taxing it can turn out to be. Business travel is hectic and exhausting. It depletes energy and may leave you feeling frustrated and grumpy. It is easy to misjudge a situation, and it can leave you in a fix. Unexpected hitches can pop out of nowhere if you have not planned well in advance. Luckily, there are some smart things you can do to turn things in your favor and make your business trips… (www.aircrew.in) Ещё...

30,000 aircraft needed in next 20 years, say industry experts

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The aerospace industry expects to see market demand for aircraft continue to grow on an annual basis with industry experts predicting a need for around 30,000 aircraft in the next 20 years. This was revealed at the the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), where aerospace leaders discussed the future of an industry that supports 10 million people globally through direct employment, with an additional 63.5 million supported indirectly. (www.aircrew.in) Ещё...

American Airlines co-pilot dies during landing in New Mexico

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American Airlines Flight 1353, a Boeing 737-800 flying from Dallas-Fort Worth to Albuquerque, was 2 miles from landing when the captain declared an emergency, citing “a medical issue” aboard, according to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman. (www.airlineboarding.net) Ещё...

Boeing private jets to get extra-wide panoramic window

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The SkyView Panoramic Window, designed for Boeing's Business Jet family, is three times wider than a conventional window and almost half as tall. (www.ausbt.com.au) Ещё...

High School offers students a head start in aviation career

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If you’ve ever thought about becoming a pilot, the best time to start, as with most professions, is at a young age. The Aerospace Technology classes at Fernandina Beach High School are offering students that option. (www.firstcoastnews.com) Ещё...

American Airlines first officer dies during landing in New Mexico

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An American Airlines first officer died Wednesday after becoming incapacitated during the last phases of landing at Albuquerque, New Mexico, two people familiar with the situation said. American Airlines Flight 1353, a Boeing 737-800 flying from Dallas-Fort Worth to Albuquerque, was 2 miles from landing when the captain declared... (www.aviationfigures.com) Ещё...

Global 7000 hits M0.995 in high-speed tests

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Bombardier has flown the Global 7000 prototype at speeds up to Mach 0.995 five months after launching the flight test programme, the company says on 29 March. In becoming the largest business jet to come within five-thousandths of a Mach number below supersonic speed, the achievement shows the Global 7000 flight envelope is expanding. (www.theglobeandmail.com) Ещё...

Cristiano Ronaldo gets airport named in his honour … and a dubious bust

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Local aiport in Madeira Islands named Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo: ‘You know how proud I am of my roots, my homeland’ (www.theguardian.com) Ещё...

NASA's Flying Telescope

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Great piece in Wired about the refurbed 747 that is flying an advanced infrared telescope. (Video) (www.wired.com) Ещё...

Competition Heats Up in Dublin as Gulf Carriers Battle for Market Share

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By June there will be 1,498 seats available between Dublin and the Middle East. And it looks like Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways will be fighting for market share - let the battle commence. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Ещё...

Peruvian Airlines Boeing 737-300 bursts into flames after skidding off the runway in the Andes.

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A Boeing jet operated by Peruvian Airlines caught fire on Tuesday while landing at an airport near the Andean town of Jauja in central Peru after it swerved on the runway, but there were no serious injuries, a government minister said. Peruvian Airlines said in a statement that the Boeing 737-300 jet drove off the runway for unspecified reasons during the scheduled landing, after swerving to the right. It said that all 141 people on board the flight, which originated in Lima, were evacuated… (www.airlive.net) Ещё...

Boeing’s defense unit wins $26.6 million NASA contract

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The Boeing Co.’s Defense, Space and Security unit, which is based in Hazelwood, has been selected by NASA to develop a prototype High Performance Spaceflight Computing Processor. The contract, which runs from March 27 through December 2020, is valued at $26.6 million. (www.bizjournals.com) Ещё...

Slots To Be Temporarily Required for Bizav at Toronto Pearson

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Slots will temporarily be required for business and general aviation operators at Toronto Pearson International Airport due to an increase in overall aircraft operations combined with a runway rehabilitation project. Business and general aviation operators are required to book arrival and departure slots up to 48 hours before estimated time of departure (ETD) or arrival (ETA), according to the National Business Aviation Association. (www.bjtonline.com) Ещё...

London Stansted runway closed after anti-deportation protesters block flight.

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The runway of London Stansted Airport was closed during the night after protesters ran out to prevent a plane carrying eight deportees from taking off. The campaign groups End Deportations, Plane Stupid and activists from Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants said 14 activists had locked themselves to a tripod to stop a “mass deportation charter flight” to Nigeria and Ghana. The plane targeted by protesters was on a remote stand at the opposite side of the airport to the passenger terminal and… (www.airlive.net) Ещё...

KC-46A tanker in danger of further delays, GAO reports

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The Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker programme is in danger of suffering further setbacks in addition to the 12 month delay already experienced in the delivery of the first fully capable aircraft to the US Air Force (USAF), an official US government report has noted. (www.janes.com) Ещё...

Stewardess helps to land Boeing 737 bound for Mallorca with 195 people on board

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A brave air stewardess helped to land a German aircraft after the co-pilot passed out in the middle of a flight. A TUIfly plane traveling from Hannover to Mallorca was in French airspace when it got into trouble on October 11 last year, investigators say. (www.dailymail.co.uk) Ещё...

Video: Boeing airliner catches fire in Peru, no serious injuries reported

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Peruvian Airlines said in a statement that the Boeing 737-300 jet drove off the runway for unspecified reasons during the scheduled landing, after swerving to the right. It said that all 141 people on board the flight, which originated in Lima, were evacuated safely. (uk.reuters.com) Ещё...

Russia requests 747 autopilot changes after Bishkek crash

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Pilot error, controller oversight shortcomings and a potentially confusing or potentially dangerous autopilot mode are key takeaways from a preliminary report on the crash of an ACT Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter crash (atwonline.com) Ещё...

Is this the end of first class flying?

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FLYING first class is a pipe dream for many of us — and becoming even more so as airlines do away with the most expensive seats on the plane. Qantas’ new 787-9 Dreamliners will not have a first class — only business and premium economy, just as Virgin Australia opted not to include a first when it reconfigured its 777 and A330 aircraft. (www.planeetiquette.com) Ещё...

Adient to work with Boeing on airplane seating

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Only a few months after spinning off from Johnson Controls Inc., automotive seating supplier Adient is looking to lift its business to 30,000 feet by collaborating with Boeing Co. The partnership with Boeing, announced March 27, marks Adient’s entry point into the commercial aircraft market, and is part of the company’s push to expand into adjacent mobility markets (www.aircrew.in) Ещё...

Essendon plane crash interim report reveals pilot made seven mayday calls

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ESSENDON crash pilot Max Quartermain radioed Mayday seven times before the B200 Super King Air he was operating struck the DFO building adjacent to the airfield and burst into flames. A preliminary report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has shed little light on the cause of the tragedy that claimed the lives of Mr Quartermain and his four American passengers... (www.aviationfigures.com) Ещё...

BREAKING Peruvian Airlines Boeing 737 accident at Francisco Carle Airport, Peru.

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BREAKING STORY - Peruvian Airlines Boeing 737 on fire at Francisco Carle Airport Peru - SEE VIDEO at link. No news on causalities UPDATES to follow (twitter.com) Ещё...

Deaf man propelling after his dreams

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PASCO, WA - We all have dreams and roads towards achieving them. Today, reporter Mackenzie Maynard met with one man who's inspiring his peers with his ... (www.nbcrightnow.com) Ещё...

Electronics ban on flights not a longterm solution: IATA boss

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British and US bans on laptops and tablet computers in the cabin of flights are not sustainable in the long term, the head of the association representing airlines said Tuesday. "The current measures are not acceptable as a long-term solution to whatever threat they are trying to mitigate," said Alexandre de Juniac, director general of the International Air Transport Association said Tuesday. "Even in the short term, it is difficult to understand their effectiveness. And the… (www.yahoo.com) Ещё...

Survey reveals ‘Top 10 Airports’

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According to a new international survey, the Top 10 Airports have been revealed. The survey which consisted of 65,000 passenger reviews covering overall airport quality, waiting areas, shopping, and restaurants. (www.airlive.net) Ещё...

SpaceX announces flight to the moon next year.

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SpaceX statement: We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year. They have already paid a significant deposit to do a moon mission. Like the Apollo astronauts before them, these individuals will travel into space carrying the hopes and dreams of all humankind, driven by the universal human spirit of exploration. We expect to conduct health and fitness tests, as well as begin initial training later this year. Other… (www.airlive.net) Ещё...

Two Pilots Were Flying from Oahu to Hawaii—Then They Heard the Engines Go Quiet

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They swam through jellyfish, the threat of sharks, and 16 miles of exhaustion before being sighted. (www.rd.com) Ещё...

Pratt & Whitney To Supply Spare Engines As Turbofan Glitches Persist

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Pratt & Whitney plans to reserve roughly 13 percent of this year's production of its geared turbofan engines to replace faulty units as the manufacturer rushes to deal with a series of glitches. As many as 42 Pratt engines, which propel Airbus Group SE's A320neo jets, had to be removed prematurely around the world as of Feb. 24, according to India's civil aviation regulator, citing combustion-chamber and bearing distress. India has the largest fleet of A320neos at present, and the country's… (www.courant.com) Ещё...

Allegiant Air flight makes emergency landing due to possible engine fire

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Flight 636 with 163 passengers and crew was about 10 minutes from landing in Dayton, Ohio, just before noon when a cockpit warning light indicated a fire in the aircraft's right engine, according to an internal Allegiant memo obtained by the Tampa Bay Times. (www.tampabay.com) Ещё...

American Airlines ties up partnership with China Southern

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The US airline will buy $200m (£159m) worth of shares in the Chinese firm and the two will "seek to increase cooperation". China Southern is the latest of China's top airlines to bring in an investor from outside the mainland. The deal should offer American Airlines more possibilities to tap into China's growing aviation market. (www.bbc.com) Ещё...

Two women killed by plane while taking selfies

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Two young women were hit and killed by a small aircraft as they were taking selfies by the side of a landing strip in northern Mexico, media reported on Monday (Mar 27). The victims of the grisly accident, which took place Saturday afternoon in the town of Chinipas (www.kwiknews.my) Ещё...

Accident: Taban B737 at Ardabil on Mar 27th 2017, right main gear collapse on landing

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A Taban Air Boeing 737-400, registration EP-TBJ performing flight HH-6243 from Mashhad to Ardabil (Iran) with 163 people on board, landed on Ardabil's runway 33 at 10:03L (05:33Z) but came to a stop on the runway with the right hand main gear collapsed (avherald.com) Ещё...

Bombardier CS100 completed test flights to 5.5-degree London City approach.

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Bombardier capped a series of CS100 tests at London City Airport (LCY) with a nonstop transatlantic flight to New York JFK on March 25, demonstrating the range capability of the smallest CSeries airliner from the airport closest to central London. CS100 flight-test aircraft FTV2 completed eight flights from LCY over two days on Mach 22-23, to validate the aircraft’s ability to operate into the airport, with its 5.5-degree approach and short runway. (www.airlive.net) Ещё...

Virgin Atlantic Predicts Rollercoaster Profits as Weak Pound Starts to Bite

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Virgin Atlantic made profits of £23 million last year but the CEO predicts 2017 will be loss making - blames Brexit and the weak pound. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Ещё...

Gigantic drones may be the key to low-cost air shipping

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Wonder why some companies still ship products on boats instead of speedy aircraft? It's because air freight is much more expensive -- the costs of the crew and fuel quickly add up. Natilus, however, thinks drones might offer a solution. The startup is prepping enormous, 200ft-long drones (roughly the size of a Boeing 777) that would haul up to 200,000lbs of cargo over the ocean. (www.engadget.com) Ещё...

Sheriff: No charges for woman who called in airport bomb threat

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TOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) -- Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, including the Broome County Sheriff's Office and Endicott Bomb Squad, were called to the Greater Binghamton Airport Monday morning. (www.wbng.com) Ещё...

JetBlue Thinks of Replacements for the Embraer E190, Also looking into Long Haul Fleet

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JetBlue begins to think of replacing their E190 fleet. Many people are suggesting a replacement with either the C series, A319, or E190-E2. JetBlue is also looking into adding addition aircraft to the fleet for long-haul flights to Europe. Possible options are the A321LR or the A330neo. (www.airliners.net) Ещё...

Emirates Airline launches new A380 destinations in 3 continents on same day

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Emirates Airline, the world’s largest operator of A380s, today celebrated the launch of three A380 destinations, bringing its flagship three-class double-decker aircraft from Dubai to Tokyo- Narita, Casablanca and Sao Paulo on the same day... (www.aviationfigures.com) Ещё...

Honda faces long haul to recoup jet costs

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After three decades building an airplane from scratch, Michimasa Fujino, 56, chief engineer of the Hondajet, might have to reach a ripe old age to see Honda Motor Co's pet aviation project recoup its development costs. (www.yahoo.com) Ещё...

British Airways goes to once-daily service at PHL

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British Airways has dropped BA69/68 from its daily rotation at PHL. BA67/66 continues on, and has a change of equipment to a 744 (from a 777). (www.philly.com) Ещё...

Cabin Tour - Two-class Airbus A380 - Emirates Airline

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More than 220,000 passengers have flown the two-class A380 on over 450 flights since it first entered service in December 2015. The Emirates’ two class configured A380 features 58 flatbed seats in Business Class and 557 spacious seats in Economy Class, as well as Emirates’ popular OnBoard Lounge. Emirates has 4 two-class configured A380s in its fleet of 74 A380s. SHOW MORE (www.facebook.com) Ещё...

Satellite Eutelsat 172B is blocked in an Antonov An-124 at Cayenne Airport, Guyana

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The first all-electric satellite in Europe has been blocked for several days in a container at Cayenne Airport, in Guyana because of the social crisis that paralyzes the territory. This satellite, Eutelsat 172B, blocked in an Antonov An-124, was not scheduled for Ariane 5’s postponed launch on 21 March but for another scheduled launch on 25 April. “Leaving this satellite in a container in his Antonov is not ideal, but there is air conditioning in the Antonov and there is no risk of degradation”… (www.airlive.net) Ещё...

Embraer Shows Boeing, Airbus and Other Big Boys How it’s Done

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Following the fortunes of Boeing and Airbus, you could be forgiven for thinking that aircraft manufacturers always run late, over budget, and the resulting end product can struggle to meet initial expectations. (agmetalminer.com) Ещё...

Crashed 747's crew aware of excessive height: inquiry

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Russian investigators indicate that the crew of a Turkish-operated Boeing 747-400F knew the aircraft was too high on its approach before it overflew Bishkek airport and crashed far beyond the end of the runway. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...