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Air Force picks Boeing 747-8 to replace Air Force One

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The U.S. Air Force plans to announce on Wednesday that it has decided to use Boeing Co's (BA.N) commercial 747-8 airliner to replace its current fleet of Air Force One presidential aircraft... (www.reuters.com) Ещё...

SR-22 ditched in Pacific Ocean en-route to Hawaii

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The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a distress call from a single engine aircraft running out of fuel approximately 975 miles north of the Big Island. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Ещё...

How all "Disruptive Passenger" diverts should end.

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A South African woman caused an AC flight from LHR-YYZ to be diverted to YHZ after berating and technically assaulting members of the cabin crew. After pleading guilty, she will pay a fine and reimburse AC for the cost of the diversion. (www.cbc.ca) Ещё...

15 hours on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, in coach

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Want to sit for 15 hours? Boeing's new 787-9 claims better passenger comfort over extremely long-haul routes. Here's what it's like on one of the longest you can take. (www.cnet.com) Ещё...

(Video) First F-35 Flyover - 4-ship Formation Over 2015 NFL Pro Bowl

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This four-ship formation is the first flyover involving the F-35. Aircraft from the 61st Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona participate in a flyover at the University of Phoenix stadium for the 2015 NFL Pro Bowl. (youtu.be) Ещё...

(Video) "Crosswind turboprop torment"

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"More BHXwinds action (X-winds at BHX airport), as Dash-8 and ATR twin-engines have a difficult time coping with gusts and windshear." (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

Watch seven jets landing in perfect formation

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They may not have the cool F-16s of the US Air Force's Thunderbirds or the ultra-cool Northrop F-5E Tiger II of the Patroullie Suisse, but the Spanish Air Force's Patrulla Águila (Eagle Patrol) can do some cool tricks too. Here they are landing in formation. (sploid.gizmodo.com) Ещё...

Airbus' Beluga: Giant of the skies set to get even larger

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It's the white whale of the skies and one of aviation's rarest and most loved planes currently in service. (www.cnn.com) Ещё...

B-52 Cockpit Footage Aerial Refueling & Landing

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Cockpit footage from a B-52 during a military training exercise. War Week is an exercise which incorporates aerial refueling, weapons tactics and high altitude maneuvering. (youtu.be) Ещё...

Malaysia clears way for Flight 370 compensation

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Malaysia's civil aviation authority issued a statement Thursday officially declaring the passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 deceased and saying the disappearance of the Boeing 777 on March 8, 2014 was an accident. The declaration by Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation clears legal hurdles to the airline making compensation payments to the victims of tragic aviation mystery. Civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said Thursday that the search for the jet "remains a… (www.cbsnews.com) Ещё...

American Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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American Airlines took delivery Thursday of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Boeing’s Everett, Wash., factory. On Friday, American brings it home to North Texas. The airplane, N800AN, is scheduled to leave Paine Field at 10 a.m. and arrive at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport at 4:21 p.m.. It’ll be parked at an American hangar there. “Once the plane arrives, the Tech Ops team at our DWH maintenance base at DFW will begin the acceptance process and prepare the airplane for flight training… (aviationblog.dallasnews.com) Ещё...

Failure of the U.S. Airport

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The horror of making an international connection at an American airport. Our airports are terrible, and our airlines are finding it harder to compete. We’ve done it to ourselves through shortsightedness, underfunding, and flyer-unfriendly policies... (www.askthepilot.com) Ещё...

10 Dead And 13 Injured After Greek F16 Crashes On Take-Off At NATO Air Base In Albacete, Central Spain

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10 people have died and 13 have been injured after a Greek F16 fighter jet has crashed on take-off inside the Los Llanos air base in Albacete, central Spain, a Defence Ministry spokesman confirmed by telephone to The Spain Report. (www.thespainreport.com) Ещё...

DJI no longer lets you fly its drones in Washington, DC

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DJI really, really doesn't want to see its drones in the news for the wrong reasons. Just a day after the world learned that one of its robotic vehicles crash-landed at the White House, the company is pushing out a "mandatory" firmware update for its Phantom 2 drones that prevents you from flying anywhere within a 15.5-mile radius of downtown Washington, DC. (www.engadget.com) Ещё...

This what you call a rocket

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This video footage from a festival in Thailand starts out slowly, but once they light the fuses on their handbuilt rocket ship, you’ll understand why this is easily one of the most awe-inspiring videos we’ve seen in a while. (theawesomer.com) Ещё...

Lockheed L-100 (C-130) Smoking Approach and Landing [Video]

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Quick video showing a Lynden Air Cargo Lockheed L-100 (C-130) on approach and landing at the Kelowna International Airport CYLW. It was producing quite a bit of nice smoke on the approach. This aircraft was heading to Kelowna Flightcraft for some maintenance. (youtu.be) Ещё...

Bombardier begin CS300 engine run

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Bombardier confirmed that the first CS300 aircraft commenced stationary engine runs in Mirabel, Canada –as a part pre-flight tests ahead of aircraft’s first flight in the coming weeks. (www.aviationanalysis.net) Ещё...

E Cigarette Ban in Checked Baggage

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The Federal Aviation Administration is warning airlines about fire risks from electronic cigarettes stored in checked luggage and is recommending that passengers bring them into the cabins instead. (www.usatoday.com) Ещё...

Alaska Air Group Purchases Two More Bombardier Q400 NextGen Aircraft

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Order will increase Horizon Air’s fleet to 54 Q400 aircraft; reinforcing the airline’s standing as the largest operator of Q400 turboprops worldwide (www.bombardier.com) Ещё...

FAA reports bomb threat at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson

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“Credible” bomb threats were made Saturday against two flights bound for Atlanta, an airport spokesman said. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport spokesman Reese McCrainie told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution at 3 p.m. that both flights — Delta 1156 and Southwest 2492 — had landed and were sitting on a taxiway waiting to be swept by the Atlanta police Bomb Squad. (m.ajc.com) Ещё...

Cockpit fight: AI pilot hits engineer over inspection

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Jan 18 2015 : The Times of India (Delhi) Chennai:A fight between a pilot and a flight engineer in the cockpit of an Air India plane at Chennai airport on Saturday landed the engineer in hospital and left 118 passengers in disarray . The flight, which was to depart at 9.45am, took off two hours late because of the scuffle.The flight captain, Maniklal Sanghi, has been grounded till investigations are over. There were no passengers on board when the incident happened around 9am. The plane, a… (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com) Ещё...

Man suing Southwest Airlines after carry on bag fell on him

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A man is suing Southwest airlines for a carry bag falling on him. Pretty ridiculous right?! I guess he didnt listen to the FA announcements, and thought he was superman (fox8.com) Ещё...

'Security Concern' Causes 2 Flight Evacuations, 1 Diverted

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Two planes have been evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport due to what a spokesman called a "security concern." Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says a JetBlue flight from Long Beach, California, and a regional SkyWest jet from Phoenix were the planes involved. The flights arrived late Sunday afternoon. Additionally, a Delta Air Lines spokesman says a flight from Los Angeles to Orlando was diverted to Dallas Sunday afternoon due to "a security concern." (abcnews.go.com) Ещё...

American Airlines Celebrates its first delivery of the 787 Dreamliner

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Boeing is proud to join American Airlines in celebrating the delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner. This revolutionary airplane demonstrates American’s commitment to the highest standards of comfort and efficiency, redefining commercial air travel across North America and the world. We salute American Airlines on this historic milestone. (www.newairplane.com) Ещё...

World's Longest Commercial Flight Aircraft Retires

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Qantas Airways 747-400 aircraft VH-OJA, "City of Canberra", holds the world record for the longest ever commercial flight, non-stop from London to Sydney in 20 hours, 9 minutes and 5 seconds in August 1989. Now, in early March, it will take its final.. and shortest flight, with an expected flying time of just 10 minutes. (www.traveller.com.au) Ещё...

Great Air New Zealand Safety Pre-Flight Video

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This is brilliant. Enjoy Now here’s an innovative (video) way from Air New Zealand of presenting the Safety Procedures before take-off. I haven’t seen it before and I hope you haven’t either. Wow! Must have cost a mint to produce! However, it will, I am sure, have people talking about the airline and its fantastic novel way of holding passengers’ attention for these important few minutes and giving the company great publicity. Top marks to Air NZ. (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

Alaska Airlines: We Don't Want To Pay For New Sea-Tac Facility That Helps Delta

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Alaska Air Group doesn't want to pay most of the costs of a Seattle-Tacoma International Airport international terminal expansion, which will primarily benefit its chief competitor. (www.bizjournals.com) Ещё...

Boeing 777 -- Unveiling A Design Classic (1990)

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No matter how you gauge the success of Boeing’s 777, whether in terms of sales, profitability, safety, versatility, longevity or derivatives, few can argue the remarkable impact the twinjet has made on the industry since entering service almost 20 years ago. (aviationweek.com) Ещё...

Delta flight lands in Vegas with pilot locked out of cockpit

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Officials say a Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis made an emergency landing in Las Vegas on Thursday with the co-pilot at the controls after the pilot was locked out of the cockpit. McCarran International Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews says none of the 168 people aboard Delta flight 1651 was injured, and the MD-90 aircraft wasn't damaged. (finance.yahoo.com) Ещё...

Flying the Airbus A400M by AviationWeek

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Aviation Week's chief test pilot was the first journalist to fly Airbus Military's A400M airlifter. Pretty advanced - lets hope the computers don't fail (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

Expedia acquires Travelocity in $280 million deal

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With the deal, Expedia, which owns travel sites including Hotels.com and Hotwire, is building upon a 2013 marketing agreement that it had with Travelocity, the companies said in statement on Friday. Under that partnership, Expedia provided customer service for Travelocity and supported its websites in the U.S. and Canada. The acquisition gives Expedia more control over overall bookings. (www.businessweek.com) Ещё...

O'Hare regains title of world's busiest airport

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O'Hare International Airport is again the world's busiest airport for passenger and cargo traffic, a designation it lost a decade ago, according to data from the Federal Aviation Administration (www.chicagotribune.com) Ещё...

AirAsia Co-Pilot Was at Helm Before Crash

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Airbus planes have computerized protection systems designed to avoid an aerodynamic stall, a condition in which an aircraft’s wings lose lift because forward speed is too low or the wings are pointing upward too steeply. But under extreme circumstances, such as multiple failures or disconnection of redundant flight-control computers, the stall-protection system becomes inoperative. That is apparently what happened to Flight 8501, though questions remain about the primary and contributing… (www.wsj.com) Ещё...

American Airlines Customers Gain More Access To Mexico, The Caribbean And Latin America With Six New Routes

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American Airlines will add six new routes throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America, further strengthening its position in these key markets. New service to Barranquilla, Colombia (BAQ), will add a new destination to the airline's global network and customers will have increased options when traveling throughout the region. Expanded service includes new flights to Belize City, Belize (BZE); Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (GCM); Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL); Managua, Nicaragua (MGA); and… (finance.yahoo.com) Ещё...

In-Flight Catalog SkyMall Files for Bankruptcy

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The company behind the in-flight catalog SkyMall filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, a victim of evolving rules and technology that now lets airline passengers keep their smartphones and tablets powered up during flight. An auction will be held on or about March 24, Mr. Wiley said, and any sale of SkyMall’s assets will close in April. (www.latimes.com) Ещё...

Emirates Announces Two New A380 Destinations in Europe: Dusseldorf and Madrid

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DUBAI, U.A.E., 28th January 2015: Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, announced today the launch of A380 services to two European destinations: Dusseldorf and Madrid. For both cities, Emirates will be the first airline to operate a scheduled A380 service, offering an unmatched travel experience to business and leisure travellers alike. (www.theemiratesgroup.com) Ещё...

Avgas fuel price review: Will prices go down in 2015?

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Avgas is a big component in the cost of flying. And as much as we hate the cost, it’s a fact of life for us pilots. For this report, I’ve collected data from various sources to try and predict what we will see in 2015 in terms of retail prices for 100LL. This is a personal analysis and shouldn’t be considered fact – unless of course it happens. Safe Flying! (www.midwesternpilot.org) Ещё...

Transavia unveils new livery

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Air France-KLM's low-cost unit Transavia has rebranded amid expansion of its Boeing 737 fleet to take over more of the group's short-haul traffic. The livery – featuring a restyled logo on the fin and an enlarged brand name, in the carrier's traditional green, on a white fuselage – is intended to convey Transavia's aim of becoming "Europe's leading airline in hospitality", the group says. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

Thousands of flights canceled as storm descends on the East

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Airline travelers are going nowhere fast because of the blizzard bearing down on the Northeast on Monday, and Tuesday doesn't look much better. (www.stltoday.com) Ещё...

Boeing reports new cost increases on 787 programme

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Reaching an ever-elusive breakeven point on Boeing’s 787 programme slid still further from the company’s grasp in an otherwise profitable fourth quarter and 2014 overall. At the beginning of last year, Boeing chief executive and chairman Jim McNerney projected that deferred production costs would peak at around $25 billion by the end of 2014, signaling the programme’s break-even point on a unit basis. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

Dubai Now World's Busiest International Airport

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London is no longer the world's leader in international traffic. Dubai with just over 70 million passengers in 2014, surpassed London's 68 million. This makes Dubai the world's leader in international traffic. (www.cnn.com) Ещё...

Preliminary Report Released for Crash of PA-34-200T N81291

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A preliminary report of the crash of PA-32-200T N81291 in Kentucky on December 2nd has been released by the NTSB. (www.ntsb.gov) Ещё...

Going Somewhere? Planes, Trains and Automobiles Prep for Blizzard

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A snowstorm set to cross the Northeast starting Monday is expected to drop up to 2 feet of snow in some areas, which will likely impede the commutes and travel plans of millions. (www.nbcnews.com) Ещё...

United Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Ontario, California

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ONTARIO (CBSLA.com) — An United Airlines flight Thursday was forced to make an emergency landing in Ontario minutes after departing from LAX. United flight 1181, which was flying from LAX to Dulles in Washington, D.C., diverted to Ontario International Airport around 9 a.m., according to the FAA. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Ещё...

Turkish Airlines In Talks For Around 10 Airbus A380 Jetliners - Sources

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Turkish Airlines is in negotiations to obtain 10 or more Airbus A380 jets in a deal potentially worth $4 billion based on a direct purchase at catalogue prices, two people familiar with the matter said. (www.reuters.com) Ещё...

Passenger, cargo planes slide off Ford Airport taxiway

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Airport officials said an American Eagle plane landed around 9:15 a.m. on a runway and then slid off a taxiway as it was heading to the gate to park. (woodtv.com) Ещё...