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Passengers help soldier pull off surprise airport proposal

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SACRAMENTO, C.A. - Hearts were gushing at Sacramento International Airport for a soldier's homecoming ceremony – but this wasn't your typical welcome home celebration. After serving multiple deployments overseas, U.S. Army Sgt. Anthony Vance decided to make one more commitment. (www.usatoday.com) Mer...

UPS Flight 1354 crash: Lessons to pilots

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The National Transportation Safety Board released a new 8-minute video that focuses on the key lessons that pilots can learn from the investigation of a UPS cargo plane crash in Birmingham, Ala., in August 2013. (www.youtube.com) Mer...

Bob Carlton's Carousel Hangar

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It's no fun when you need the airplane that's in the back of the hangar, so noted sailplane pilot Bob Carlton devised a unique solution to this common problem. (www.youtube.com) Mer...

JetBlue Launches New York-Havana Service

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JetBlue Airways, in partnership with Cuba Travel Services, announced the start of service linking New York and Havana on Friday. Flights will depart New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at noon on Fridays and arrive at José Martí International Airport in Havana at 3:30 p.m. ... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) Mer...

F-22 from Hangar to Takeoff (Video)

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F-22 Raptor on the flight line, in a hangar, as it taxis and takes off at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. (youtu.be) Mer...

Yo Air Force: Don’t You Dare Kill Off Our Toughest Warplane

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THE AIR FORCE wants to kill off the A-10 Thunderbolt II. You can see why: The plane was designed to fight Russians in the Cold War. It’s old. It’s slow. It’s expensive to maintain. It’s about as sophisticated as a hammer, and it’s the weapon we’ve sent to battle ISIS in Syria and Iraq. (www.wired.com) Mer...

US Probing Possible Airline Collusion That Kept Fares High

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A letter received Tuesday by major U.S. carriers demands copies of all communications the airlines had with each other, Wall Street analysts and major shareholders about their plans for passenger-carrying capacity, or "the undesirability of your company or any other airline increasing capacity." (www.nytimes.com) Mer...

6 yr old starts up EC145 at Mankato (KMKT)Air Show

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Freak happening, when a 6 year old child managed to start up an EC145 on Saturday, June 27, 2015 (www.startribune.com) Mer...

Solarimpulse landed in Hawaii

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After a five day solo flight André Borschberg arrived in Hawaii today. (www.solarimpulse.com) Mer...

FAA Approves License for Houston Spaceport

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The Houston Spaceport will be the 10th licensed commercial spaceport location in the nation. (www.khou.com) Mer...

A Billionaire Just Spent £400 Million Pimping Out A Boeing 747-8i

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Welcome aboard the custom-built plane that makes Air Force One look like The Wright Brothers’ first effort. These extraordinary images show an enormous jumbo jet that has been converted into a luxury home for a mystery billionaire. (www.viralthread.com) Mer...

DAL73 diverting to Shannon w/report of fire in rear cargo hold.

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Delta 73 from AMS-KDAL is diverting to Shannon, reporting a fire in the rear cargo hold. (www.airlive.net) Mer...

Eurofighter Typhoon Demo (Video)

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The Eurofighter Typhoon at Le Bourget Airshow 2011 - Paris doing some nice aerobatics & maneuvers. (youtu.be) Mer...

Solar Impulse sets flight record, aims for Hawaii landing tomorrow

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Approximately 10 hours ago, André Borschberg set the record for the longest solo flight as he piloted Solar Impuse across the Pacific as part of that team's effort at circumnavigating the globe in a solar-powered craft. The previous record had been set in an around-the-world flight by Steve Fossett in a conventionally powered aircraft. (arstechnica.com) Mer...

Airbus to Establish A330 Completion and Delivery Center in Tianjin, China

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Airbus announced that it signed an agreement with its Chinese partners, the Tianjin Free Trade Zone Investment Company, as well as the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, to establish an A330 completion and delivery center in Tianjin, China. The agreement follows a letter of intent that the three companies signed in 2014.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) Mer...

Crew of crashed Taiwan TransAsia plane shut off working engine - source

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The crew of a TransAsia Airways ATR plane that crashed in Taiwan in February, killing 43 people on board, had shut off the working engine after the other lost power, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday. The latest investigation report into the Taipei crash, to be released on Thursday, will say data readings showed the almost-new turboprop ATR 72-600 stalled and crashed shortly after the functioning engine was switched off, said the source. (uk.reuters.com) Mer...

Pictures and Video of Hog in action

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Here comes the hog, looking to root. Are you friend or foe (viral.buzz) Mer...

Report backs third Heathrow runway

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The Airports Commission has backed a third Heathrow runway, saying it will add £147bn in economic growth and 70,000 jobs by 2050. It would also connect Britain to 40 new destinations. (www.bbc.co.uk) Mer...

Airbus wins $1.3 billion South Korean airborne tanker deal

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SEOUL, South Korea • South Korea said Tuesday that it has decided to buy four military airborne refueling tankers from European aerospace giant Airbus Defense and Space for $1.3 billion. (www.stltoday.com) Mer...

Female airline pilots wish more women would join them

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It's a career above the clouds, a sky full of opportunity. So America's female airline pilots have one question: Why aren't there more of us? "There have been women airline pilots for decades. But it is not a warm and fuzzy profession," says Karen Guadagni, 49, of St. Joseph, who is a captain for ExpressJet on flights for United and Delta airlines. In her 14 years as a pilot, Guadagni estimates that she has been paired with another woman only about 20 times on the flight deck. (www.freep.com) Mer...

JetBlue Opens T5 Rooftop at JFK

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JetBlue Airways announced that the T5 Rooftop is now open for visitors. The wooden outdoor deck, made from sustainable materials, is accessible to all passengers at the airline’s terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport once they have cleared security. It includes a 4,046-square-foot (375-square-meter) landscaped park, seating for 50 people, a 400-square-foot (37-square-meter) area for children, and a dog walk.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) Mer...

Bomb threat reported on Saskatoon-bound WestJet flight

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Another WestJet flight — the third in the past week — has received a bomb threat. WestJet reported its Toronto to Saskatoon flight received the threat late Tuesday evening. Flight 323 landed safely at the John Diefenbaker airport in Saskatoon, WestJet reported. (www.cbc.ca) Mer...

This lady is not telling the truth

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I was actually on this flight on Friday evening from ORD to DCA. I have been a reader of this forum for a long time but seeing this all over the news made me sign up so I could tell you what really happened here and hopefully stop this liar in her tracks....As many on this forum suspected we were not getting the whole truth. (www.flyertalk.com) Mer...

In the making of: Vietnam Airlines’ first A350 XWB: Process

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The first A350 XWB for Vietnam Airlines takes shape in this video clip, which highlights the delivery of components, assembly, painting and other key production steps, and concludes with the milestone widebody jetliner in flight. (youtube.com) Mer...

E-Fan readies for English Channel crossing

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Airbus Group’s all-electric E-Fan technology demonstrator aircraft is being readied for its Channel crossing this Friday, 10 July. (www.aviationanalysis.net) Mer...

Vintage Catalina Flying Boat In Nic Cage Film Partially Sinks On Beach

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Yesterday, a gorgeous Catalina PBY named Flora-Bama that was being used as a prop for the upcoming Nicolas Cage movie USS Indianapolis: Men of Honor began taking on water while performing touch and goes for the camera. Today, the plane sits half sunk in the surf along Gold Beach, Florida, a most peculiar sight for beach-goers. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) Mer...

Emirates CEO Tim Clark Blasts Big 3 U.S. Airlines, Especially Delta -- Since 'Delta is Delta'

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Emirates CEO Tim Clark makes it clear that he finds Delta to be the most problematic of the big three U.S. carriers. Clark doesn’t like American or United much either, but he singled out Delta during his talk Tuesday at the National Press Club. (www.forbes.com) Mer...

Justice Dept. Opens Anti-Trust Investigation Over Airline ‘Capacity Discipline’

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DSC_0441 (1)The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into possible collusion amongst major airlines in the United States to limit the number of available seats and thereby maintain high ticket prices.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) Mer...

Great Moments in July Aviation History

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From Amelia Earhart's disappearance to the first DC-1 flight to Continental's (then Varney) first flight to El Al's first flight and Northwest's last, July was an exciting month in aviation history. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) Mer...

US Military Hypersonic Jet

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US military jet could fly five times faster than the speed of sound (news.yahoo.com) Mer...

Boeing Sky Commuter 'flying car' prototype sells for over $70,000

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How would you like to have one of THESE parked in your garage? It's Boeing's version of a 'Volkswagen of the skies' – and a non-working prototype of the two-seater private commuter plane has sold at auction for US$71,500. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mer...

'Top Gun' Sequel to Put Maverick in the Pilot's Seat Again

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If you’re feeling the need for some speed, then you’re in luck: During the Berlin press day for Terminator Genisys last week, Skydance Productions’ David Ellison and Dana Goldberg provided some intel on the status of the sequel to the 1986 fighter-ace blockbuster Top Gun. (www.yahoo.com) Mer...

Video: Remove Cat Before Flight

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A cat video on Flightaware?! What a world . . . Unruly Purr-senger removed from flight. (www.youtube.com) Mer...

6 WestJet passengers injured after their flight was diverted to Winnipeg

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Six passengers were injured after a WestJet flight from Edmonton to Toronto was diverted to Winnipeg on Monday night due to an unspecified threat. The airline says the passengers from Flight 442 were injured during the emergency evacuation from the aircraft, which landed at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson Airport at 8:40 pm CT Monday. (www.cbc.ca) Mer...

WestJet suffers fourth hoax threat in five days

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No bomb was found after WestJet flight 722 was diverted to Calgary yesterday. "Yes, we've been hit again," said WestJet spokesman Robert Palmer. "We believe the threat against WS722 is a hoax. We diverted the flight out of an abundance of caution." (www.cbc.ca) Mer...

40 Years Ago: Braniff Rolls-Out the Alexander Calder Designed "Spirit of the United States" Boeing 727

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Four decades ago to celebrate the nation's bicentennial, Braniff Flying Colors took a patriotic twist with Alexander Calder's "Spirit of the United States" Boeing 727 aircraft. (airwaysnews.com) Mer...

Flights delayed and cancelled at Toronto’s Pearson airport due to labour disruption

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Flights delayed and cancelled at Toronto’s Pearson airport due to labour disruption (www.theglobeandmail.com) Mer...

American Airlines to Discontinue First Class on Some New York-London Flights

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American Airlines will operate two of its three New York-London flights with newly-configured two-class Boeing 777-200ERs starting in December, according to a schedule change the airline made. The switch means that two of the airline’s three flights will no longer have a first-class cabin.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) Mer...

Korean Air brings Airbus A380, Boeing 777 onto Sydney-Seoul route

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Korean Air's A380 will make its first appearance in Aussie skies this December, preceded by a Boeing 777-300ER, as the airline ramps up capacity for the northern winter / southern summer peak travel period. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mer...

3 unhurt when Cessna TR 182 crashes at Rio Vista Muni O88 6/30

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The aircraft reportedly had trouble when going around after a landing attempt and ended in an irrigation ditch. Temp 94F RH 29 Wind Var 5 (aviation-safety.net) Mer...

Boeing, Vietnam Airlines Celebrate First 787 Dreamliner for Flag Carrier

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WASHINGTON, July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Vietnam Airlines celebrated a historic event today witnessed by H.E. Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, with the flag carrier's first 787 Dreamliner serving as a backdrop. The event was attended by more than 200 delegates, ministers and ambassadors from Vietnam and the United States, as well as local and international media, and other invited guests at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.… (boeing.mediaroom.com) Mer...

A Bumpier, Lower Ride for SkyWest

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Regional airline SkyWest has limited altitude operations for its CRJ fleet. The measure, seen as a "company policy," has triggered rumors in the industry. (airwaysnews.com) Mer...

Maiden Flight for Pilatus PC-24

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The Pilatus PC-24 mid-light business jet made its first flight at Buochs Airport, Stans, in Switzerland on May 11. (www.aviation-news.co.uk) Mer...

Solar Impulse 2 on trans pacific route

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Follow the plane live as it crosses the Pacific..... (www.solarimpulse.com) Mer...

Delta flight diverts to KGVT but no one knows how to fuel it!

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A Delta jet, low on fuel, diverted to KGVT east of DFW. Once they got on the ground they realized the airport worker didn't know how to fuel the plane. They had no stairs to deplane passengers either....fun night for that crew. (www.wfaa.com) Mer...

NASA made a plane snuff movie... for your safety

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If you survive a plane crash but your emergency locator transmitter (ELT) doesn't, it'd be a cruel irony if rescuers never found you. But NASA, of all agencies, has crashed a light airplane to make those devices stronger and better. "It's not obvious to the public what NASA does with search and rescue," says SAR mission manager Lisa Mazzuca, referring to NASA's role in improving aviation safety. (www.engadget.com) Mer...

(Video) USAF A-29 Destined for Afghan Air Force on Bombing Range at Moody AFB

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A-29 Super Tucano making fly over passes at Moody Air Force Base bomb range. US Air Force pilots are training Afghan Air Force pilots to fly the A-29. The aircraft will transfer to the Afghan Air Force by the end of 2015. (www.youtube.com) Mer...

Sabre Moves into Asia-Pacific with Abacus

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Travel technology company Sabre announced it had acquired and taken control of Abacus International, a major global distribution system in the Asia Pacific region. Sabre had previously owned 35% of the company. Abacus was founded by six airlines – ANA, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Malaysian, Royal Brunei, and Singapore – and was owned by 11 Asian airlines at the time of the sale.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) Mer...

Terrifying Image Shows Heroic Crew Trying To Keep Stricken Osprey Flying

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This image from the Marine Corps shows a deadly event that occurred on October 1 last year. The crew flew the Osprey in maintenance mode by accident, which greatly reduced engine power output. The harrowing story of heroics and the loss of a young Marine’s life, is a must read in this article by the San Diego Union Tribune. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) Mer...

USAF Thunderbirds capture epic flight in Telluride

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the photos captured of the infamous "Thunderbirds" over Telluride would need about 1,000 synonyms for "awesome." (www.9news.com) Mer...

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