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B-1 Performing a High-Speed Flyby at Oshkosh

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B-1 Lancer bomber performing multiple high-speed passes in full afterburner and swept wings at dusk, during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 airshow. (theaviationist.com) Mer...

LATAM Airlines Brasil announces the return of Brasília-Punta Cana route

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With a challenging Brazilian scenario, the company is attentive to the opportunities and focused on sustainable routes to expand the options for the passenger... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mer...

Kalitta's latest 767 delivery, Yip

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Kalitta Boeing 767-300 (ex-TuiFly) landing at Willow Run, Yip runway 5R N284DH Flt: CKS284 TLV-YIP 7-27-17 (www.youtube.com) Mer...

Alaska Airlines Plans to Launch in 30 More Markets by 2018

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Alaska Airlines, the fifth-largest carrier in the U.S., said Wednesday it will launch in 30 more markets in the next six months. (skift.com) Mer...

Mid-Year Production Update at Airbus

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It’s mid-way through 2017 and LNC is taking its second look at production and delivery stream flows for the Big Four airframe manufacturers. (leehamnews.com) Mer...

Ethiopia Creating New Aviation Holding Group

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The Ethiopian government will establish an Aviation Holding Group to oversee the country’s aviation-related interests. (atwonline.com) Mer...

‘Russian people are the biggest s****’: Shocking moment a drunk passenger is KNOCKED OUT by a fellow flyer

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A drunk plane passenger was punched in the face after he hurled abuse and screamed that fellow travellers were the ‘sh*ttiest people’ ever. The man, named only as 22-year-old Vitaly, was on a flight heading from the Russian capital of Moscow to Barcelona in north-eastern Spain when the incident happened. Eyewitnesses say the man was heavily intoxicated when he decided he wanted to smoke a cigarette onboard the plane. (www.airlineboarding.net) Mer...

Delta, Air France/KLM and Virgin Atlantic to forge 'deeper alliance’ in $1.5bn deal

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Delta buys 10% of Air France-KLM Group, while Air France takes a 31% stake in Virgin Atlantic, as the airlines eye a deeper alliance. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mer...

Air France-KLM Strengthens Its Strategic Partnerships

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Air France-KLM today announces a further major step in the reinforcement of its strategic partnerships with, firstly, the creation of a single global joint-venture between Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic and, secondly, the strengthening of its partnership with China Eastern Airlines These two commercial alliances will be strengthened by capital links: Air France-KLM will acquire Virgin Group’s 31% stake in Virgin Atlantic for £220 million. Delta and China Eastern will each… (www.airfranceklm.com) Mer...

Etihad Reports Loss of $1.87 Billion as it Indefinitely Postpones Cabin Crew Recruitment for ‘Operational Requirements’

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Etihad Airways has cut costs by 4% through redundancies as the airline racks up a huge $1.87 billion loss (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Mer...

Pilot Shortage in the News

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A pilot's take on how it's primarily the regional airline sector bearing the brunt of the shortage -- and why. (www.businessinsider.com) Mer...

Beech A36 Bonanza crashes onto I-15 in Salt Lake City, Utah

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All four were killed when the pilot was apparently trying to land on the freeway. (www.reviewjournal.com) Mer...

Scoot and TigerAir Complete Integration, Launching Five New Destinations

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SINGAPORE - Budget airline Scoot will fly to five new destinations - Harbin, Kuantan, Kuching, Palembang and Honolulu, its first stop in the United States. (www.straitstimes.com) Mer...

SingaporeAir's low approach to Canberra landing reviewed by ATSB

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There is more terrain to think about on approaches to Canberra Airport than at most of the nation’s airline gateways, and as the newest to take wide-body international flights, the arrival of a Singapore Airlines 777-200 with 248 people on board on February 22 this year did so while twice at an unsafe altitude for parts of its descent through cloud toward Australia’s capital city. (blogs.crikey.com.au) Mer...

Chilean ULCC JetSMART commences operations

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JetSMART (Santiago de Chile Int'l) has inaugurated commercial flights with its maiden scheduled service - JA4 Santiago de Chile Int'l-Calama - taking off on Wednesday, July 26. Service was conducted using the ULCC start-up's only aircraft, A320-200 CC-AWA (msn 7595). (www.ch-aviation.com) Mer...

Alitalia, Airberlin are Etihad's $808m headache in $1.87bn loss

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Etihad Airways has posted a US$1.87 billion annual loss, including US$1.06 billion from writing down the value of aircraft and a further US$808 million hit from reduced value of stakes in struggling Air Berlin and Italy’s Alitalia, which filed for bankruptcy in May. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mer...

Airbus slashes A380 superjumbo production to almost half

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A380 build rate to be reduced to eight jets a year in 2019, down from 15 this year and 28 in 2016, although the airframer continues to pin its hopes on a massive order from Emirates in time for November's Dubai Air Show (www.ausbt.com.au) Mer...

Supersonic Cygnus M3 can be the Future of Commercial Flight

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On board the Cygnus M3, you’d be able to fly from Hong Kong to Los Angeles in just four hours! (www.airguideonline.com) Mer...

First direct flight linking Portugal to China inaugurated

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The first direct flight linking Portugal to China was launched in Lisbon to start July 25. The new route will originate in Hangzhou, capital city of Zhejiang Province, with a stopover in Beijing to its final destination in Lisbon. There will be three flights between Portugal and China per week. (portuguese-american-journal.com) Mer...

Accident: Alaska B737 near Spokane on Jul 24th 2017, burning odour on board

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An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N523AS performing flight AS-792 from Seattle,WA to Detroit,MI (USA), was enroute at FL370 about 10nm south of Spokane when the crew reported a burning odour on board and diverted (avherald.com) Mer...