Nyheter & rubriker ✈ Allmänt ✈ Populärt (Denna vecka)

FlightAware moves HQ higher into the sky

Publicerad
 
FlightAware, a global flight tracking data company, will double the size of its headquarters and gain a modern space with panoramic views of Houston when it relocates to a full floor near the top of Eleven Greenway Plaza in November. (m.chron.com) Mer...

Editorial: Air Canada, FAA hindered investigation of SFO near-miss

Publicerad
 
The FAA, which was responsible for having only one air controller working traffic in the tower at the time, took more than 24 hours to notify the NTSB. The delay allowed Air Canada to use the plane for three flights in which the cockpit recorder was taped over multiple times. (www.eastbaytimes.com) Mer...

The End of an Era: On Board United's Last Domestic 747 Flight

Publicerad
 
Many years ago the Jumbo Jet dominated major airports across the US, and seeing domestic flights operated by the 747 was the norm... But today, United and Delta are the last US carriers to operate the 747 on commercial routes. Both are set to retire the iconic American-made jetliner by the end of this year. (www.youtube.com) Mer...

Air Berlin files for Insolvency after Etihad withdraws support

Publicerad
 
Air Berlin has filed for Insolvency after Etihad withdraws support, and is now in discussions with Lufthansa... (www.ausbt.com.au) Mer...

See What Happens When A Plane Violates Presidential Airspace | TODAY

Publicerad
 
Each time President Trump spends a weekend away from the White House, there’s a massive military effort to protect him from threats… including from above. TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen was given rare access to present a dramatic demonstration of how the Air National Guard keeps presidential airspace safe. (www.youtube.com) Mer...

ATC Monitoring Eclipse Balloon Launch

Publicerad
 
Pilots flying on the days leading up to the coming solar eclipse on Aug. 21 have surely planned already to cope with extra traffic near the path of totality, but they also need to be aware of a nationwide balloon launch that will take place along that path. Teams of students will release about 100 high-altitude scientific balloons from about 30 locations along the eclipse path, from Oregon to South Carolina. The balloons will carry instruments to about 100,000 feet, where they will send back… (www.avweb.com) Mer...

Southwest is Travel Industry's Favorite Airline

Publicerad
 
The world’s travel industry professionals and frequent flyers have named their favorite airline. According to new data from YouGov, 35 percent of travel industry pros who participated in the survey prefer Southwest. It easily beat the competition, gathering twice as much support as the nearest competitor, American Airlines, which was named favorite by 15 percent of professionals, followed by Delta, with 11 percent. (www.msn.com) Mer...

Pilots, check your bearings: Boeing Field catches up with Earth’s magnetic field

Publicerad
 
Because the Earth’s magnetic field has shifted over the decades, the runway numbers at Boeing Field have just been changed, requiring pilots to pay attention and change their charts. (www.seattletimes.com) Mer...

Air India Flight In US Denied Take-Off Over Seat Belt Tags

Publicerad
 
NEW DELHI: The American air safety regulator on Friday stopped an Air India aircraft to take off as scheduled from Chicago for India due to missing tag numbers from several seat belts. (economictimes.indiatimes.com) Mer...

Hate Basic Economy Fares? More Are Coming

Publicerad
 
Buying airline tickets is getting even more dastardly: Basic Economy fares are spreading nationwide. (www.msn.com) Mer...

Swiss Says Goodbye to the Avro “Jumbolino”

Publicerad
 
Swiss International Airlines has retired its last Avro RJ100 regional jet. To mark the occasion, the airline flew the 15-year veteran aircraft on a special final flight between Geneva and Zurich. (airwaysmag.com) Mer...

Santa Monica Firms Contract for Shorter SMO Runway

Publicerad
 
The Santa Monica city council in California has agreed to a $3.5 million “guaranteed maximum price” contract to Aecom to shorten the runway at Santa Monica Airport (SMO) from 5,000 feet to 3,500 feet. The August 8 approval of the contract is in line with the city’s timeline to begin work on shortening the runway in October and complete the project by December 7, when new FAA charts are ready for release. (www.ainonline.com) Mer...

Fascinating timelapse video shows five-tonne Airbus jet engine being changed hours before take-off

Publicerad
 
Virgin Atlantic has released a timelapse video of its engineers replacing a five-tonne engine worth millions of pounds on one of its aircraft just hours before it flew across the Atlantic. (www.telegraph.co.uk) Mer...

The 'boneyard': Where airlines send old planes to be scrapped

Publicerad
 
The “boneyard” is the term given to aircraft storage facilities where out-of-use planes are sent to be sold, stored or scrapped. Most are in arid locations. The one here in New Mexico – officially the Roswell International Air Center – is the preferred facility for American. (www.usatoday.com) Mer...

Passengers Call 911 From Ramped Airliner

Publicerad
 
The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has ordered Air Transat to explain why passengers were driven to call 911 for help as they sat in packed aircraft for up to six hours on a hot afternoon and evening in Ottawa. (www.avweb.com) Mer...

Russian surveillance plane soars over the Pentagon, Capitol and other Washington sights

Publicerad
 
A Russian surveillance plane soared through secure airspace over Washington on Wednesday, presumably collecting intelligence as it traveled near the Pentagon, the Capitol and other government buildings, two U.S. officials said. The Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft made the flight through the Treaty on Open Skies, which Russia, the United States and 32 other nations have signed. The treaty established criteria under which countries can make unarmed observation flights over the soil of… (www.msn.com) Mer...

Ryanair accuses Lufthansa of Air Berlin 'conspiracy'

Publicerad
 
Ryanair has accused Lufthansa and the German government of conspiring to carve up collapsed airline Air Berlin. Lufthansa is negotiating over buying Air Berlin planes, which are still flying following a 150m euro German government loan. (www.bbc.com) Mer...

LATAM market opens on new domestic routes

Publicerad
 
Implementation, started on July 20, reaches two more destinations of the airline in Brazil... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mer...

‘Incredible’ Boeing Everett site turns 50 years young

Publicerad
 
In May 1967, Boeing employees moved into a new factory built beside Paine Field near Everett, Wash. Thirteen months later, the group that became known in aerospace legend as “The Incredibles” rolled out the 747. (www.bellevuereporter.com) Mer...

Taking flight: How an Airbus jetliner is made in Mobile

Publicerad
 
Later this year, Airbus executives expect to see the Final Assembly Line in Mobile hit a target rate of four jets per month. Here's how it all comes together. (www.al.com) Mer...

Passengers sue Boeing in Cook County court over worst crash in Emirates history

Publicerad
 
More than a dozen passengers aboard an Emirates airline flight that crashed in August 2016 sued plane-maker Boeing on Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court, blaming an allegedly defective switch. (www.chicagotribune.com) Mer...

U.K. Looks At Licensing Lasers

Publicerad
 
British authorities are proposing to regulate the sale of laser pointers to curb attacks on aircraft. The U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial has issued a “call for evidence” into possibly licensing the sale of small lasers. “Used irresponsibly or maliciously, these products can and do wreak havoc and harm others, with potentially catastrophic consequences,” said Business Minister Margot James. “That’s why we want to hear from business groups, retailers and consumers about the… (www.avweb.com) Mer...

Spy plane pilot in South Korea prepares for flight

Publicerad
 
It's a dangerous job with lots of physical challenges. Pilots flying U2 spy planes out of South Korea have.... (www.bbc.co.uk) Mer...

Alitalia is the third in Europe for punctuality

Publicerad
 
The airline ranked tenth in the world according to the independent US company... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mer...

Entire plane pays tribute to 101-year-old war vet

Publicerad
 
It’s not every day you turn 101, so it was only fitting that Clem McGregor had a plane-ful of strangers ready to help celebrate. Rallying the passengers of his Southwest Airlines flight, the crew got on the loud speaker to make sure Clem’s birthday didn’t go unnoticed. “If I could direct your attention up here to the front of the aircraft,” a flight attendant is filmed ...... (www.airlineboarding.net) Mer...

United Airlines to Offer Flights out of Paine Field

Publicerad
 
Following suit with Alaska Airlines, United Airlines will become the second carrier to offer flights out of Paine Field starting in fall 2018. This puts the planned passenger terminal out KPAE/PAE to almost full capacity. United plans to operate six daily flights to it's Denver and San Francisco hubs. (www.seattletimes.com) Mer...

Bombardier CSeries Flying to 17 Airlines - Tour!

Publicerad
 
Bombardier planning a world tour to 17 airlines with a CSeries CS300. (www.facebook.com) Mer...

Delta adds 'Delta One' surcharge up to US$1,000 on A350 flights between US and Seoul

Publicerad
 
Delta Air Lines will slug passengers booked into its new Airbus A350 Delta One business class suites with a surcharge as high as US$1,000 on a return ticket for travel between the USA and South Korea. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mer...

ANALYSIS: After Years of Turbulence, Ultra-Low Cost Carriers Could Finally Take Flight in Canada

Publicerad
 
The allure of so-called ultra-low-cost carriers is clear to both passengers and airlines. For passengers, cheap flights have always been very attractive and evidence in the United States and Europe has shown that travellers are willing to undergo a fair amount of annoyance and discomfort, if the price is right. (www.cbc.ca) Mer...

Iran Selecting Financiers For 200 Jets: New Iran Air CEO

Publicerad
 
Iran is in the process of selecting financiers for the purchase of 200 new passenger aircraft from among many domestic and foreign companies which have submitted their proposals to Iran Air, the new CEO of the national airline Farzaneh Sharafbafi said Tuesday. (www.presstv.ir) Mer...

Heathrow Airport Reports Record Breaking Month for Passenger Numbers

Publicerad
 
Heathrow Airport has managed to have its best month ever in July - increasing passenger numbers by 1.2% to 7.3 million. The Middle East continued to be one of the most popular destinations. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Mer...

Hondajet confirmed at LABACE 2017

Publicerad
 
In addition to participating in Labace, the largest executive aviation fair in Latin America, the jet will pass through several Brazilian cities... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mer...

ExpressJet to end run as Delta Connection carrier

Publicerad
 
A longtime Delta Connection contract carrier based in Atlanta will soon no longer fly for Delta Air Lines. (www.myajc.com) Mer...

Construction begins on Delta's $4B facilities at New York-LGA

Publicerad
 
NEW YORK — Delta today broke ground on its $4 billion, 37-gate facility at LaGuardia Airport, a major component of the transformation of the vital hub into a completely rebuilt, unified 21st-century airport. (news.delta.com) Mer...

Aviation City to add restroom and showers

Publicerad
 
ARCADIA, Fla. – Do you like to camp at airports? If so, and you happen to also enjoy proper restroom and shower facilities, you can help make both a reality at Aviation City at Florida’s Arcadia Airport. (generalaviationnews.com) Mer...

Boeing’s and NASA’s new Blended Wing design

Publicerad
 
NASA and Boeing are working together on the development of a new wing design called ”blended wing” to take air travel into the future.The idea is to create a more fuel efficient plane that not only reduces air pollution but noise pollution too. (www.airguideonline.com) Mer...

Passenger detained for claiming to blow up airliner to Pudong

Publicerad
 
Police have detained a passenger after a bomb scare forced a thorough inspection on Spring Airlines airliner to Pudong with more than 100 passengers on board, the airline said today. The captain with Flight 9C8568 from Jeju Island in South Korea to Pudong reported to the carrier that a passenger claimed there was a bomb on the aircraft thrice at 9:15pm on Monday shortly before the Airbus 320 was about to land at the Pudong international airport. (www.airlineboarding.net) Mer...

One Bird Kills Two Engines

Publicerad
 
A Eurowings A319 at Stuttgart suffered dual engine failure after a bird was ingested in one and fragments were ingested in the other. The aircraft rejected takeoff. (avherald.com) Mer...

Embraer promotes technology and services at LABACE 2017

Publicerad
 
The Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil has received the latest innovations in technology, interior design and services that Embraer brings to the global executive aviation market. (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mer...

SWISS to Replace Airbus A319s With Bombardier CSeries Aircraft

Publicerad
 
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) plans to replace its five remaining Airbus A319s with Bombardier CS100/300 aircraft in the spring of 2018, SWISS CSeries fleet chief Peter Koch told journalists in Zurich at the CS100 launch to London City Airport. (atwonline.com) Mer...

Endeavor Air to grow with 31 additional CRJs

Publicerad
 
Ryan Gumm, President and CEO, Endeavor Air, announced an opportunity that grows the airline, strengthens its future, and signals another significant commitment from Delta Air Lines. (worldairlinenews.com) Mer...

Pilot fatigue | A growing safety concern after narrowly averted Air Canada disaster

Publicerad
 
The issue of pilot fatigue, a longtime safety concern for Canadian pilots, has drawn renewed attention after Air Canada’s stunning close call in June at San Francisco's airport (www.cbc.ca) Mer...

Big Bear small plane crash claims lives of newly engaged couple

Publicerad
 
A San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy and her fiance were killed when a small aircraft crashed in a remote area of Big Bear. (abc30.com) Mer...

Retired RAF Tristars Will Get New Lives As Contracted Aerial Refuellers

Publicerad
 
Tempus Applied Solutions of Texas plans to purchase six of the RAF's nine retired Tristars with the intention of entering the contracted aerial refueling market. Two of the Tristars that Tempus plans on acquiring are setup for cargo-passenger transport, while the other four are in the tanker configuration. (www.thedrive.com) Mer...

Qantas brings Airbus A380 back onto Sydney-Hong Kong

Publicerad
 
Qantas will unleash an Airbus A380 onto the Sydney-Hong Kong route between December 2017 and March 2018, with the flagship superjumbo offering first class suites to selected business class passengers. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mer...

Ryanair is Calling Time On Drunken Behaviour - And it Wants Airports to Play Their Part Too

Publicerad
 
Europe's low-cost airline, Ryanair is putting the blame on airport bars for the behaviour of drunken passengers - but perhaps the airline is missing the point (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Mer...

Virgin Orbit’s ‘Cosmic Girl’ 747 moves closer to rocket launches

Publicerad
 
The jet returned to Long Beach after going through a series of inspections and modifications conducted in collaboration with L3 Platform Integration and VT Aerospace, two of Virgin Orbit’s partners. (www.airguideonline.com) Mer...