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Pilot praised after avoiding mid-air collision with world's biggest passenger jet

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A pilot has been praised for helping avert a mid-air collision between two passenger jets that could have led to the death of hundreds of people. An Emirates Airbus A380, flying from Dubai to Mauritius last Friday, had been cleared to descend to 38,000 feet by Air Traffic Control on its approach to the Indian Ocean island, with an Air Seychelles Airbus A330, Flight HM54, having taken off from Mauritius travelling in the opposite direction. However, the crew of the Emirates plane, Flight EK703,… (www.telegraph.co.uk) Ещё...

British Airways safety video - director's cut

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We hope you enjoy our new safety video, which we’ve created in collaboration with Comic Relief and some famous faces you’ll probably recognise. You’ll be able to see it on-board from 1 September 2017. Celebrities are seen auditioning in humorous sketches in front of comedian Asim Chaudhry, as Chabuddy G, for a coveted part in British Airways’ new safety video, while simultaneously demonstrating the safety features and procedures on the aircraft. (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

Pilot speaks out after Highway emergency plane landing

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Authorities say the C206 took off from Brookhaven Airport in Shirley and was heading to Eagles Nest Airport in West Creek, New Jersey, when it suffered some sort of mechanical failure. The pilot, Jim O'Donnell, said he had no choice but to land on the highway, avoiding stunned motorists who were no doubt avoiding him. "It wasn't good, but here I am," he said in an exclusive interview with reporter NJ Burkett. "No bent metal." (abc7ny.com) Ещё...

Malaysia Airlines brings forward KUL-LHR A350s to Jan 2018

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Malaysia Airlines plans to bring forward the start of its Airbus A350 flights to London to January 2018, but is putting expansion to other European cities on hold. (www.ausbt.com.au) Ещё...

Boeing 787 Payback Gap Widens

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The 787 Dreamliner is now on its sixth delivery year, well past half calendar time in the program’s 1,300 unit accounting block (for the explanation of accounting block and program accounting read here). (leehamnews.com) Ещё...

Would You Fly on an Airliner Without a Pilot? Studies show that with technology available today, you could.

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Now that there are more drones in the air than Cessnas, and the U.S. Navy has deployed remotely piloted combat helicopters that can make carrier landings at sea, how long before airline pilots go the way of elevator operators and travel agents... (www.airspacemag.com) Ещё...

Is the U.K About to End it’s Own Laptop Ban? Turkish Airlines to be Exempted Soon

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According to sources, the UK government is preparing to lift its own Laptop Ban on flights from Turkey to the United Kingdom. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Ещё...

Ryanair boss admits groups are ‘highly likely’ to be separated UNLESS they pay extra for seats as he tears into ‘whingers’

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Michael O’Leary, the CEO of Ryanair, has suggested that his customers “stop whinging” about not being seated together on flights. After keeping quiet amid a din of accusations that the budget airline is deliberately splitting up groups, the airline chief has admitted that it is “now increasingly unlikely” that groups will be sat together unless they pay extra. (www.airlineboarding.com) Ещё...