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Use Jeppesen Social Tags to Win a Flight with AeroShell Aerobatic Team at EAA AirVenture

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Jeppesen will award social media users with the flight of a lifetime – a ride with the AeroShell Aerobatic Team during the 2016 EAA AirVenture Fly-In and Convention in Oshkosh, Wisc. (ww1.jeppesen.com) المزيد...

Large 'likely' piece of MH370 wing lands in Canberra

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The sea floor search for MH370 appears to be running out of places to look just as more fragments of the airliner are washed up on western and southern Indian Ocean shores (blogs.crikey.com.au) المزيد...

Airbus uses drones to speed up aircraft inspections

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Aircraft inspections are one of the best things operators can do to ensure safety in flight, but ironically, the chore can be a little unsafe for inspectors themselves. To properly review an aircraft's condition, workers often need to utilize cranes and lifts to closely examine an plane's structure and components. It's mildly risky, slow and laborious process -- but soon, it may not be. Airbus has started testing drone inspections that may speed up the process by over an hour. (www.engadget.com) المزيد...

Incident: Condor B767 at Halifax on Jun 28th 2016, uncommanded roll

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A Condor Boeing 767-300, registration D-ABUM performing flight DE-2414 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Halifax,NS (Canada), was on approach to Halifax when the crew noticed some uncommanded roll of the aircraft that was countered. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Halifax's runway 23. (avherald.com) المزيد...

Proof that anyone can land an Airbus! (Video)

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It is Greta’s very first time sitting in the cockpit and she has no idea how to handle the plane. BAA Training instructor Vilmantas will help her to face the challenge in Airbus A320 full flight simulator. In this experiment Greta acts as if she is alone in the cabin and tries to land an aircraft (www.youtube.com) المزيد...

China Rolls out World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft

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The Xinhua News Agency said the AG600 rolled off a production line in Zhuhai in southern China on Saturday. It measures 37 meters (121 feet) in length with a wingspan of 39 meters (128 feet). The report cites Chinese state aircraft maker, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, as saying the plane is nearly as big as a Boeing 737. (abcnews.go.com) المزيد...

Airbus considering 19-seat hybrid-electric aircraft for general aviation market

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Airbus is now considering general aviation designs with up to 19 seats with hybrid-electric power after meeting with potential development partners among a small group of traditional US small aircraft manufacturers, a senior executive tells Flightglobal. The new studies replace plans to develop a smaller, four-seat, hybrid-electric general aviation aircraft after demonstrating the propulsion technology in a future two-seat trainer and current two-seat prototype. But the larger aircraft concept,… (www.flightglobal.com) المزيد...

Man who built gun, flamethrower drone must comply with FAA, judge says

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A federal judge in Connecticut has ruled against a young drone operator and his father. They will now have to turn over a slew of documents and materials as part of a Federal Aviation Administration investigation. The two men and their legal team argued that the FAA lacks authority to regulate drones, but the FAA clearly disagrees with this assessment. (arstechnica.com) المزيد...

Delta’s oil refinery sinks to loss in 1H 2016

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The refinery was profitable in both 2014 and 2015. (atwonline.com) المزيد...

JAL B763 at Singapore on Jul 12th 2015, rejected takeoff from taxiway

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A JAL Japan Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration JA606J performing flight JL-38 from Singapore (Singapore) to Tokyo Haneda (Japan) with 198 passengers and 10 crew, had taxied from the gate to depart runway 20C via taxiway WA (parallel to runway 20R), NC2 (North Cross 2) and was turning onto taxiway EP parallel to runway 20L at about 02:25L (18:25Z Jul 11th) when the crew received takeoff clearance for runway 20C. Tower controller noticed the aircraft was accelerating for takeoff on taxiway EP… (avherald.com) المزيد...

Teen Pilot From Compton Returns to SoCal After Record-Setting Flight

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Isaiah Cooper, 16, touched down at Compton airport after a roughly two-week flight around the country, becoming the youngest African American pilot to complete the cross-country flight. A flight instructor accompanied him. Cooper's 8,000-mile flight was not without difficulty. Bad weather forced him to make a hard landing that heavily damaged his original plane in Wyoming. (www.nbclosangeles.com) المزيد...

AirAsia orders 100 A321neos

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Budget carrier AirAsia has ordered 100 Airbus A321neos, and will equip the jets with a high-density 240-seat layout. The airframer has disclosed the purchase at the Farnborough air show. No engine selection has been given for the aircraft, but AirAsia is a strong CFM International customer. Its firm agreement takes AirAsia’s overall A320-family orders to 575, of which over 170 have been delivered. Read more here: (www.flightglobal.com) المزيد...

PICTURE: First Lufthansa A350 nears completion

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Look at the picture: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-first-lufthansa-a350-nears-completion-426764/ German flag-carrier Lufthansa’s first Airbus A350-900 is nearing structural completion at the Toulouse final assembly line. The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-powered aircraft, MSN74, will be registered D-AIXA. Lufthansa has not given a specific date for delivery, stating only that the aircraft will be stationed at Munich “in the winter”. The powerplants have yet to be mounted on the… (www.flightglobal.com) المزيد...

Air Lease orders three more A350s

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US-based lessor Air Lease Corporation is ordering another three Airbus A350s as part of a package which also includes a single A321. Airbus disclosed the agreement during the Farnborough air show. The additional A350-900s bring Air Lease’s overall orders for the type to 24, while it also has agreements to take five of the larger A350-1000. (www.flightglobal.com) المزيد...

It's dry up there: drink water when flying

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The next time you fly, soak a terrycloth hand towel so that it’s dripping wet and hang it up on the flight deck. Then fly a leg that’s at least an hour-and-a-half long. At the end of that time, the towel will be bone dry, the water absorbed by the ultra-low humidity of the cockpit and cabin environment. (www.ainonline.com) المزيد...

American Airlines to Defer Airbus A350 Deliveries

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American Airlines (AA) and Airbus have reached an agreement to defer deliveries of 22 A350-900 on order, from spring of 2017 to late 2018. (airwaysmag.com) المزيد...

TSA: Newark to get 17 ‘automated’ screening lanes this fall

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New York Newark International Airport (EWR) will become the sixth major US airport to have what the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is calling “automated” screening lanes installed. TSA said it will deploy 17 of the of the revamped security screening lanes at EWR in conjunction with Chicago-based United Airlines this fall. (atwonline.com) المزيد...

NTSB Warns of Dangers of Flying with Cataracts

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The U.S. NTSB is urging the FAA and the AOPA to engage in an educational campaign on risks that cataracts could pose to flight safety. The Safety Board made that recommendation as a result of its investigation of a Dec. 26, 2013 crash of a Cessna 172K in Fresno, Calif. That accident involved “a pilot with progressive cataracts who had demonstrated recent difficulty landing his airplane at night but was able to pass FAA medical certification vision testing,” the NTSB said. (www.ainonline.com) المزيد...

Airbus predicts surge of Chinese A350s for 2020-25

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Airbus is expecting the A350 to form a good part of the Chinese airlines' widebody fleet in the medium term, though the A330 continues to serve as their widebody workhorse for now. The country will only get its first A350-900 in the second half of 2017, when Air China receives one, Airbus China president Eric Chen told FlightGlobal at the Farnborough air show. Air China and China Eastern Airlines are the only Chinese customers for the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-powered aircraft at present, with… (www.flightglobal.com) المزيد...

Seaplane full of VIP guests crashed into a bridge on its inaugural flight

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Five people have been confirmed dead after a seaplane crashed into a highway bridge on the edge of Shanghai. The 30million Yuan (£3million) Cessna was on its inaugural flight in the Chinese city. Ten people were on board - two crew members and eight invited guests, mostly government workers and local journalists. (www.dailymail.co.uk) المزيد...

Jetstar Pacific signs for 10 A320s

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Qantas-Vietnam Airlines joint-venture carrier Jetstar Pacific has tentatively committed to another 10 Airbus A320s. The airline has signed a memorandum of understanding for the aircraft, the airframer disclosed during the Farnborough air show. No engine selection has been given but its current A320-family fleet is fitted with International Aero Engines V2500 powerplants. Airbus says the pact, if firmed, would mark the carrier’s first direct purchase of aircraft with the manufacturer. Read more… (www.flightglobal.com) المزيد...

Nav Canada to cut airline fees by almost 8% on average starting in September

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The air traffic control company that charges airlines for taking off, landing and flying through Canadian air space will charge them less for their services starting in September, a move that could save airlines up to $100 million in the coming year. (canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com) المزيد...

First flight of Facebook's Aquila

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Facebook announced the first full-scale flight of Aquila, a solar powered UAV with the wingspan of a 737 that weighs "one third as much as a car". More details of the test are available at https://code.facebook.com/posts/268598690180189 (newsroom.fb.com) المزيد...

Emirates Inagural A380-800 Flight

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Emirates flight EK235 makes its first flight with the A380 to Vhicagos O'hare intl airport (www.chicagotribune.com) المزيد...

Wizz Air selects P&W engines for A321neos

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Worth $2.5 billion at list prices, this is the largest single engine order placed during the Farnborough air show so far. The deal to power the Budapest-based airline's 110 Airbus A321neos on order also includes purchase rights on engines for another 90 of the aircraft if Wizz exercises all of its options, says chief executive Jozsef Varadi. Read more at: (www.flightglobal.com) المزيد...

Eva Air B744 at Manila, runway asphalt punctures flaps during landing

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An Eva Air Boeing 747-400, registration B-16410 performing flight BR-271 from Taipei (Taiwan) to Manila (Philippines). It landed on Manila's runway 24 and slowed safely. Upon vacating the runway via a high speed exit R3 the taxiway's asphalt surface broke up and asphalt debris punctured the right hand flaps of the aircraft. The aircraft taxied to the apron where the damage to the right hand wing was discovered. The taxiway and runway was closed, the Philippines Civil Aviation Authority… (avherald.com) المزيد...

Orient Thai's Hong Kong B747 in danger of being seized

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The Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (Haeco) and the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) have threatened to seize a B747-400 belonging to Orient Thai Airlines (OX, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi) over the carrier's failure to pay MRO and parking fees at Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok. Read more here: (www.ch-aviation.com) المزيد...

Southwest extends fare sale because of glitch, warns of long lines

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Southwest Airlines canceled more than 300 flights Thursday as disruptions lingered from a Wednesday computer outage that knocked the carrier's website offline and delayed flights around the country. Southwest said it has fixed the problem, which forced it to cancel 700 flights on Wednesday and delay hundreds of others. (www.usatoday.com) المزيد...

Rossiya B773 near Moscow, problem with landing gear

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A Rossiya Boeing 777-300 on behalf of Aeroflot, registration EI-UNN performing flight FV-6483/SU-6483 from Moscow Vnukovo to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Russia), was climbing out of Vnukovo Airport when the crew stopped the climb at FL260 and descended the aircraft back to FL200 reporting a problem with the the landing gear. The aircraft returned to Moscow's Vnukovo Airport for a safe landing about 80 minutes after departure. (avherald.com) المزيد...

[Video] Harrier Nozzles Glowing Red During Night Landing At Sea

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AV-8B Harrier landing at night on the USS Boxer at sea. The Harrier's nozzles glow red as the jet increases thrust for a gentle vertical touch down. (www.youtube.com) المزيد...

Red Wings T204 at Tyumen, engine shut down in flight

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A Red Wings Tupolev TU-204, registration RA-64050 performing flight WZ-9830 from Tyumen to Sochi (Russia) with 213 passengers and 8 crew, was in the initial climb out of Tyumen's runway 03 when the crew needed to shut the left-hand engine (PS-90A) down, stopped the climb at 1500 meters, burned off fuel for 100 minutes and returned to Tyumen for a safe landing on runway 03 about 2 hours after departure. (avherald.com) المزيد...

DOT announces day-time flights to Tokyo Haneda

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx tentatively announced Wednesday that the four airlines serving Tokyo’s Haneda airport with night-time flights have been chosen to begin more desirable daytime flights this fall. (www.usatoday.com) المزيد...

USAF sets up process for Scorpion airworthiness testing

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The US Air Force is moving ahead with an airworthiness assessment of the Scorpion, a dual light attack fighter and trainer aircraft funded by Textron AirLand. (www.flightglobal.com) المزيد...

White House takes aim at a fast-growing source of emissions: airplanes

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The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday took a key step toward limiting pollution caused by the nation’s fleet of commercial aircraft, part of a broader push in the Obama administration’s waning months to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA issued a scientific assessment known as an “endangerment finding,” which determined that emissions from certain kinds of plane engines contribute to pollution that fuels climate change and creates health risks for Americans. Emissions that… (www.washingtonpost.com) المزيد...

Voice Commands, New Gestures Enabled For Garmin GTN

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Pilots will finally be able to use pinch-to-zoom gestures on Garmin’s GTN series navigators when a new software update becomes available in August. The free update also adds Garmin’s Telligence Voice Command and integration with the new Flight Stream 510, which enables wireless database transfers. The Telligence feature requires installation of a separate push-to-command button and also requires the GMA 35/GMA 350 audio panel. Telligence allows pilots to issue voice commands—more than 300 are… (www.ainonline.com) المزيد...

2-Year Search for MH370 May Have Been in Wrong Place

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Roughly 15 months ago, Malaysia, China, and Australia decided that if they couldn't find the wreckage of Flight MH370 in the designated search area—a portion of the southern Indian Ocean the size of Greece, reports Reuters—that that would basically be it: no expansion of the area unless concrete evidence indicated they should do so. (www.newser.com) المزيد...

Revealed: US Air Force Is Planning to Build a Super A-10 Warthog

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The Air Force is beginning to work on how fast, lethal, durable and capable a new “A-10”-like aircraft would need to be in order to provide U.S. military ground troops with effective close-air support for decades to come. Translation: The Air Force is admitting the F-35 won't get the job done. (nationalinterest.org) المزيد...

Air New Zealand Releases a new Safety Video.

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Check out the new 'Hollywood' Safety Video here: (www.youtube.com) المزيد...

EasyJet stays upbeat in uncertain operating environment

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Budget carrier EasyJet is unsure about its fourth-quarter performance following the events in France and Turkey, which have undermined consumer confidence already shaken by the impact of the UK’s vote to exit the European Union. The airline says the political upheaval is generating additional pressure on the carrier, which has been coping with a difficult third quarter, blighted by over 1,200 cancellations – almost 70% more than last year – as a result of air traffic control strikes and bad… (www.flightglobal.com) المزيد...

FAA Eases RVSM Application Process

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The U.S. FAA enacted a rule yesterday that should ease the application process for operating in reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) airspace. The rule revises the agency’s requirements for an application by “eliminating the burden and expense of developing, processing and approving RVSM maintenance programs.” (www.ainonline.com) المزيد...

Debris found off Tanzania to be analyzed for MH370 link

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A large piece of aircraft debris, found just off the coast of Tanzania, is to be analyzed as part of the Malaysia Airlines MH370, a Boeing 777, accident investigation. (atwonline.com) المزيد...

Jetblue E190 at Charleston, fumes in cabin

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A Jetblue Embraer ERJ-190, registration N329JB performing flight B6-1131 from Charleston,SC to Fort Lauderdale,FL (USA), was climbing out of Charleston when the crew stopped the climb at about 17,000 feet reporting an odour and light haze in the cabin. The aircraft returned to Charleston for a safe landing about 17 minutes after departure. (avherald.com) المزيد...

Airbus inspection by drone

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Airbus has demonstrated how it is using the latest drone technology to help carry out visual aircraft inspections. The manual launch of the drone during its demonstration flight over the A380 in the static park at the Farnborough Airshow. (Airbus) The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), showcased on the A350 and A380 at last week’s Farnborough Airshow, is equipped with a high definition camera and performs visual inspections of the upper sections of the aircraft’s fuselage. It is flown using an… (www.airlinerworld.com) المزيد...

Southwest B737 at Baltimore, burst tyre on departure

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N428WN performing flight WN-528 from Baltimore,MD to Fort Lauderdale,FL (USA) with 143 passengers, departed Baltimore's runway 28 and was climbing out of Baltimore. The next departure about a minute later reported upon contacting departure that they saw rubber debris on and near the end of the runway. The Southwest Boeing 737 stopped their climb at 10,000 feet, burned off fuel for about one hour and returned to Baltimore for a safe landing on… (avherald.com) المزيد...

MH370 'could be north of search area'

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The oceanographer whose calculations helped an American adventurer find potential debris from Flight 370 said today the Malaysia Airlines jetliner could have crashed slightly north of the current search area. Adventurer Blaine Gibson handed Malaysian authorities in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday three pieces of debris and personal belongings that he found on Madagascar beaches in June, which he suspects came from the Boeing 777 that vanished with 239 people on board during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to… (m.nzherald.co.nz) المزيد...

Singapore Airlines to switch Houston stopover from 4Q

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Singapore Airlines (SQ, Singapore Changi) has announced it will switch the stopover on its Singapore Changi to Houston Intc'l flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Manchester Int'l with effect from October 30 of this year. The route will continue to operate 5x weekly. (www.ch-aviation.com) المزيد...

Incident: Jetairfly B737 and TuiFly B737 at Palma Mallorca on Jun 13th 2014, loss of separation on runway

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A JetairFly Boeing 737-800, registration OO-JLO performing flight TB-5421 from Brussels (Belgium) to Palma Mallorca,SP (Spain), was on final approach to Palma's runway 24L. A TuiFly Boeing 737-800, registration D-AHFH performing flight X3-2313 from Palma Mallorca,SP (Spain) to Dusseldorf (Germany), was taxiing for departure from runway 24L and was cleared to line up runway 24L and wait. (avherald.com) المزيد...

Incident: Volotea B712 at Strasbourg on Jul 21st 2016, wheel problem

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A Volotea Boeing 717-200, registration EC-MEZ performing flight V7-2092 from Strasbourg to Toulouse (France), was climbing out of Strasbourg when the crew stopped the climb at FL250 and descended back to FL200 reporting a problem with a wheel indicating they'd probably return to Strasbourg. The crew consulted with dispatch and subsequently decided to divert to Bordeaux (France) advising ATC there was no damage. The aircraft climbed to FL270 then further to FL330 enroute to Bordeaux and landed… (avherald.com) المزيد...

Kenya B738 at Nairobi, tyre damage on landing

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A Kenya Airways Boeing 737-800, registration 5Y-CYD performing flight KQ-205 from Mumbai (India) to Nairobi (Kenya), landed on Nairobi's runway 06, vacated the runway and taxied to the apron arriving at the stand with the right hand inboard main tyre deflated having lost its tread. In addition, a dent at the right horizontal stabilizer was noticed. (avherald.com) المزيد...

Incident: Transat B738 at Puerto Plata on Jul 11th 2016, stuck flaps

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An Air Transat Boeing 737-800, registration C-FYQO performing flight TS-845 from Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 190 people on board, was climbing out of Puerto Plata when the crew could not retract the flaps and stopped the climb at 5000 feet. Unable to move the flaps the crew prepared for a landing with flaps at 5 degrees, declared PAN and landed safely. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/TSC845/history/20160711/1630Z/MDPP/CYYZ (avherald.com) المزيد...

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