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Video: C-17 Formation Night Countermeasure Flares

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C-17s from JBER, McChord, Travis, and Hickam trained at night near Anchorage as part of Large Package Week, formerly known as Jump Week. Each aircraft deployed countermeasure flares, dropped heavy equipment as well as 600 USARAK soldiers at the Malamute Drop Zone. Video by Airman 1st Class Carly Kavish. (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

Epic Aircraft Photo Flight Over Catalina Island With Thunderbirds Pilot

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A behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to fly in formation with an Epic turboprop flown by a former USAF Thunderbirds pilot. (youtu.be) Ещё...

FlightAware Releases Major Enhancements to Global Flight Tracking for Business Aviation

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FlightAware is announcing major developments to global flight tracking at NBAA 2014, including the launch of FlightAware’s worldwide ADS-B network, additional foreign and worldwide data sources, and the ability to track flights without available flight plans, in the US and abroad. (flightaware.com) Ещё...

Special Operations unit on verge of fielding most advanced Chinook helicopter ever

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The 'Night Stalkers' helicopters include advanced flight controls, improved agility and a tougher airframe that is machined as one piece, rather built piece-by-piece from sheet metal. (www.washingtonpost.com) Ещё...

The Airbus A380 first class ‘concept' cabins you never saw

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So you reckon today's Airbus A380 first class suites are eye-catching? Take a look at some original concepts for the superjumbo, created before the A380's debut in 2007. (www.ausbt.com.au) Ещё...

P-51 Mustang Restoration Includes Operational .50cal Machine Guns (Video)

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There are few crafts that demand such attention to detail as high-end aircraft restoration. Millions of dollars are plowed into aircraft in horrible shape, some even pulled from glaciers or the sea, and they are meticulously rebuilt by hand. One P-51 owner in particular wanted his Mustang to go a step further than all others- operational .50cal machine guns. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) Ещё...

Aspiring Playboy Model, Private Pilot Arrested With About $2 M In Ecstasy At OC Airport

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SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say they arrested a man and a woman at John Wayne Airport after a tip and found the pair were in possession of more than 50,000 ecstasy pills and about 90 pounds of the pill in powder form, called MDMA. The woman has been identified as an aspiring Playboy model and Vancouver real estate agent named Krista Marieann Boseley, 30. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Ещё...

Former ANZ B744 ZK-SUH

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I had noticed this particular aircraft or the former operator air new zealand which was a b744-475 was put on other aviation sites as sold to GE which brought this jet. My sources at air new zealand who are credible have said this aircraft was flown to Victorville and was to be parted out. Below is a updated link as well from a site which has the correct info as well. Its sister aircraft a B744 ZK-NBV was flown to Roswell to be broken up in the resting place of her sister aircraft ZK-NBS which… (www.airfleets.net) Ещё...

I survived a flight with the Red Bull Air Race

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“You’ll be flying in the front seat,” I was told on a clear, sunny morning in Las Vegas. My pilot Petr Kopfstein — who was about to hold my stomach (and my life) in his hands — said it with an easy smile, so I responded with a laugh. I thought he was joking. He wasn’t. (www.theverge.com) Ещё...

Plane Makes Emergency Landing As It Falls Apart On The Inside

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An American Airlines Boeing 757-200 was forced to return to San Francisco just a short time ago. Passengers on American flight 2293 from SFO to Dallas-Fort Worth witnessed cabin panels separating from the walls of the aircraft, accompanied by a loud bang as it happened. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) Ещё...

Plane with malfunctioning landing gear to make emergency landing at DIA

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... The plane is a midsized twin jet-engine corporate Hawker 800. It took off from Centennial Airport and has been circling the area trying to burn off fuel before making an emergency landing.... (kdvr.com) Ещё...

Top 25 Coolest Aircraft

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What makes an airplane "cool?" Suffice it to say, we know it when we see it. It just kind of hits you. Almost all of the airplanes here do something really differently (whether subtle or in-your-face). (www.flyingmag.com) Ещё...

Airline CEO & Knight Says MH370 May Not Be Under Water

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It has been over seven months since the Boeing 777-200 with 227 people on board disappeared without a trace (flightclub.jalopnik.com) Ещё...

Nice Gulfstream 650 landing and takeoff

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Nice landing and takeoff. I like the asymmetric use of thrust reversers when turning before takeoff. (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

The 15 Coolest Airline Paint Jobs In The World

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As airlines and airplanes have evolved, so have their "liveries" — the exterior designs, including paint colors and logos, on the aircraft. (www.businessinsider.com) Ещё...

Are international passengers subjected to economy minus?

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A unnamed airline is considering making space between seats a minuscule 30 inches this report has claimed. Wow then who would want to fly airlines who cram up people large or small. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2793421/are-world-travelers-subjected-economy-minus-airliner-seats.html (www.dailymail.co.uk) Ещё...

Plane that carried Ebola patient being cleaned at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

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A plane at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport carried an Ebola patient, Frontier Airlines reports. The patient flew into Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Oct. 10 and out Oct. 13. She came to Akron to visit family, the Ohio Department of Health reports. (www.newsnet5.com) Ещё...

Would you hesitate to declare an emergency?

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My right seat passenger was a Horizon Air first officer. She thought she was used to bumpy rides. I was flying her to her domicile. She was supposed to report for work there within four hours of our scheduled arrival time. (generalaviationnews.com) Ещё...

Delta CEO: Boeing 747s will be retired by 2017

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If you want to book a flight on one of Delta Air Lines' Boeing 747s, the clock is ticking. The carrier plans to retire the last of the 13 747s in its fleet by 2017, CEO Richard Anderson said during the carrier's third-quarter earnings call Thursday. (www.usatoday.com) Ещё...

Airbus A350 wins key approval for extended ops -sources

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Europe's Airbus has won European safety approval that would allow its new A350 long-haul passenger jet to fly almost any commercial route, sources familiar with the matter said. The European Aviation Safety Agency has officially granted the twin-engined jet Extended Operations, known as ETOPS, of "beyond 180 minutes", but will allow pilots to fly the A350 for up to 370 minutes in the event one engine shuts down. (www.reuters.com) Ещё...

Falcon Business Jet Crash at Moscow Airport - 4 killed

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DEVELOPING STORY: Not clear what type of Falcon Jet. At least 4 killed although reports of 5 bodies recovered. Reportedly hit a snow plow on takeoff (rt.com) Ещё...

Tour The Gulfstream G650, The Best Private Jet $65 Million Can Buy

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At $65 million, the Gulfstream G650 is the biggest, fastest, and overall best private jet money can buy. (www.businessinsider.com) Ещё...

Japan Unveils First Passenger Jet After 4 Years of Delays

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Japan unveiled its first passenger jet today after a delay of almost four years, with a helping hand from bullet-train specialists as it prepares for test flights next year. (www.bloomberg.com) Ещё...

Virgin Australia buys all of TigerAir Australia – for $1!

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Virgin Australia will take total control of TigerAir Australia under plans to buy the remaining 40% of the loss-making low-cost airline – for the princely sum of $1! (www.ausbt.com.au) Ещё...

First Japan passenger jet in 4 decades rolling out

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TOKYO (AP) — The first made in Japan passenger jet in four decades reaches a development milestone later this week. A "rolling out" ceremony in Nagoya, central Japan on Saturday will unveil the long awaited Mitsubishi Regional Jet, or MRJ, a fuel-efficient lightweight carbon-fiber composite passenger plane. Major Japanese machinery maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries says the MRJ90 will seat 88 people, while the MRJ70 will seat 76, and the planned MRJ100X will have 100 seats. (finance.yahoo.com) Ещё...

Air Transat unveils its new Europe program for 2015

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MONTREAL, Oct. 15, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Transat announced today that it is adding a new destination, Budapest, Hungary, to its transatlantic program for 2015, as well as increasing seats and frequencies on many of its European routes, including Paris, London, Barcelona, Athens, Lisbon, Marseille, Nantes, Rome and Venice. With more than 50 different city-pairs between Canada and Europe, Air Transat maintains its position as the holiday travel leader, and is the only air carrier flying direct… (canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com) Ещё...

Modi government must launch enquiry into the aircraft deal that ruined Air India

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No agenda papers were made available to members. A decision was still taken. Clearly, this calls Patel's bluff when he says that neither he nor the ministry was connected with the nuts and bolts of the aircraft acquisition. The story doesn’t end here. (economictimes.indiatimes.com) Ещё...

Qatar's Doha-Frankfurt flights to go all-A350 in 2015

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Qatar Airways will soon take the reins of the world's first Airbus A350XWB, which passengers can experience on the airline's Doha-Frankfurt flights from January 2015. There's no word yet on a specific launch date in January, although QR69 and QR70 between Doha and the German business hub will also score the A350 "shortly" after it appears on QR67/68 - making Doha-Frankfurt an all-A350 route for the airline. (www.ausbt.com.au) Ещё...

Arik Air: Passenger Vomits, Dies On Flight From Nigeria To JFK

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A passenger on Arik Air vomited in his seat and then died on a flight from Nigeria to JFK in New York. According to Mail Online, the 63-year-old American man was tested for Ebola, but the CDC confirmed that he did not have the disease. The flight left Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday, but the unnamed passenger didn’t make it to the States. Once the plane landed, 145 passengers were forced to stay on the plane while CDC, Port Authority, and customs officials boarded the aircraft in protective gear. (www.inquisitr.com) Ещё...

'Kerry Air' Grounded Again

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The United States may be the mightiest military and economic power in the world but when it comes to shuttling its top diplomat around the globe, it's beginning to look like a poor orphan. (hosted.ap.org) Ещё...

Gulfstream aerospace announce the G500 and G600

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Powered by Pratt and Whitney Canada PW800 10000hrs TBO, high speed cruise 0,90M and a range of 5000 nm. (gulfstreamnews.com) Ещё...

Airbus A350 achieve 370 minute ETOPS

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The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the new Airbus A350-900 airliner for ETOPS (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) beyond 180 minutes diversion time, including an option for up to 370 minute maximum diversion time. (www.aviationanalysis.net) Ещё...

Gulfstream’s Swanky New Jets Are Packed With Touchscreens for Pilots

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Touchscreens have established themselves as the best interface for smartphones and tablets. Thanks to Tesla and other car companies, they appear to be the future of automotive controls. And now, Gulfstream, maker of the world’s priciest business jets, thinks they’re the best choice in the cockpit as well. (www.wired.com) Ещё...

Australia’s domestic jet age began 50 years ago today

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of Australia's first domestic jet flights, with Boeing 727s operated by Ansett and TAA commencing services between Sydney and Melbourne. (www.ausbt.com.au) Ещё...

Flight attendants try to reinstate FAA's ban on mobile devices during takeoff

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Despite their best efforts, it looks like flight attendants will have to deal with the fact that we're going to use our phones during takeoff and landing. (www.networkworld.com) Ещё...

police helicopter tracks party-goer who dazzled pilot by shining laser pen

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Watch as police helicopter tracks party-goer who dazzled pilot by shining laser pen at his cockpit - and officers on the ground go in for arrest (www.dailymail.co.uk) Ещё...

Virgin Atlantic 20 Returns to SFO

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Last evening, 10/16/2014, Virgin Atlantic Flight 20, SFO to EGLL was over Montana and return to SFO. Any one the reason why. Art (flightaware.com) Ещё...

WOW Air finalizes first transatlantic route

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Iceland-based low-cost carrier (LCC) WOW Air is finalizing its first transatlantic service on 6X-weekly Reykjavik Keflavik-Boston Logan service from March 28, 2015. (atwonline.com) Ещё...

Video: Wild Boeing 747-8 Takeoff

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It's not unusual for pilots to wave their wings after takeoff on special occasions, but a Boeing 747-8 freighter on a delivery flight from Paine Field recently took the maneuver to a new level when it performed the wave just after the wheels left the pavement. (www.flyingmag.com) Ещё...

Home-Based Simulator Offers Flight and Race Car Experience

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If you are one of many pilots who enjoy flying as well as driving fast cars, this simulator game may be something to add to your Christmas list. CXC Simulations' Motion Pro II provides the versatility of experiencing fast vehicles on the ground and in the air. Best of all, the company says the simulator can be reconfigured from driving mode to flight mode in as little as two minutes. (www.flyingmag.com) Ещё...

Mitsubishi Aircraft rolls out first MRJ

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Mitsubishi Aircraft has rolled out its first flight test aircraft for the MRJ programme, in time good time ahead of its planned 2Q 2015 first flight. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

India's IndiGo agrees to buy 250 Airbus A320neo aircraft

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Indian budget carrier IndiGo has agreed to buy 250 single-aisle A320neo aircraft from Airbus SA, the companies said on Wednesday, potentially marking the largest number of jets ever sold by the European planemaker in a single order. The deal would be worth $25.7 billion (16.17 billion pounds) at list prices, although airlines typically get a discount and the memorandum of understanding between the two must still be confirmed as firm orders. (uk.reuters.com) Ещё...

American Airlines flight AA 104 to London had to make a U-turn 45 minutes after taking off from the John F Kennedy Airport

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NEW YORK: American Airlines flight AA 104 to London had to make a U-turn 45 minutes after taking off from the John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) here at 9pm Saturday following a technical problem. (www.nst.com.my) Ещё...

Airline Offers Seats for Friends and Family

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Thomson Airways takes British resort travelers to the friendly skies with "family" or "duo" seating assignments. (www.msn.com) Ещё...

Extra long-haul: The 10 furthest airline routes

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At 06:26 local time on 1 October, the first Airbus A380 to serve the world’s longest scheduled air route – Dallas Fort Worth to Sydney – touched down in Australia’s largest city. It marked the 60th anniversary of Qantas’s transpacific service to the USA, which began with a Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation flight from Sydney to San Francisco in 1954. The Australian flag-carrier is operating the DFW flight six times a week with the A380, which replaced a Boeing 747-400ER on the route. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

Rolls Royce flight tests composite CTi fan blades for next gen engines

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Rolls-Royce flight test composite carbon/titanium (CTi) fan blade for its Advance and UltraFan™ engine designs. (www.aviationanalysis.net) Ещё...

NTSB Taking Over Investigation Of 747 Crash In Afghanistan

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The NTSB announced today that will take over and complete the investigation into the April 29, 2013, crash of a National Airlines Boeing 747 at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. The cargo flight had originated at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, stopped at Bagram for fuel and was departing to fly to Dubai when it crashed shortly after takeoff. All seven crew members were killed in the accident and the airplane was destroyed. The a... (www.avweb.com) Ещё...

Airports welcome bees to the flight plan

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Bees are helping with habitats and air quality while increasing their own populations. (www.mnn.com) Ещё...

Air Canada flight attendants to wear gloves for Ebola protection

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Air Canada has granted a union request to let flight attendants sport gloves to protect themselves against Ebola. The union asked the airline if its flight attendants could wear the gloves provided for food handling and bathroom cleaning while collecting passenger cabin waste. "We have no objections for the elective use of gloves under these circumstances," Air Canada wrote in a letter to the union. (www.canoe.ca) Ещё...

Secretive X-37B space plane returns to Earth, two years on

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The intriguingly long mission of the unmanned X-37B has come to a conclusion at last. But the mystery of the mission lingers on. The US Air Force space plane, one of just two X-37B vehicles in the Pentagon's inventory, landed Friday morning under the auspices of the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after 674 days in space -- that is, 22 months. And that's about all that the space plane's handlers would say about the mission, aside from the terse statement that it… (www.facebook.com) Ещё...