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Four Injured After Jet Blue Flight Makes Emergency Landing At Long Beach Airport

Übermittelt
 
LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Several people were injured Thursday after a Jet Blue aircraft had to make an emergency landing at Long Beach Airport. Flight 1416 returned to Long Beach at 9:29 a.m., 25 minutes after it took off for Austin, TX. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

Watch a Mammoth Airbus A380 Go From the Assembly Line to the Runway

Übermittelt
 
No matter how annoying it gets to squish into an economy seat, it's hard to deny that airplanes are awe-inspiring. Watching Qatar Airways' recent Airbus A380 assembled highlights how intricate the design of these beastly machines really is. (gizmodo.com) Mehr...

Russian planes intercepted near U.S., Canadian airspace

Übermittelt
 
wo U.S. jets intercepted six Russian planes that neared U.S. airspace off Alaska on Thursday and Canadian planes intercepted two Russian bombers that approached Canadian airspace, NORAD reported. A U.S. official told CNN's Barbara Starr that officials in Washington think the incidents were related to the visit by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who talked to Canadian officials Wednesday and President Barack Obama on Thursday. The United States promised Ukraine $46 million in nonlethal aid… (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

Lockheed's New Laser Super Turret Could Change Air Combat Forever

Übermittelt
 
Defense giant Lockheed Martin, Notre Dame University, DARPA and the Air Force Research Lab have begun flight testing a streamlined and greatly miniaturized airborne laser turret that has the potential to totally transform air combat as we understand it today. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) Mehr...

'Flying Is...' Video Contest: Watch the Winner

Übermittelt
 
When we launched our "Flying Is..." video contest, sponsored by Garmin, we knew we'd be in for some great flying footage and some amazing aerial views. And you didn't disappoint. Throughout the contest we've received incredible videos showcasing the power of aviation to take individuals to new heights, both literally and figuratively. These videos capture how aviation opens doors to new worlds while giving new vantage points to old ones. Whether they're taking us along for an aerobatic… (www.flyingmag.com) Mehr...

DC-10 aiding in wildfires

Übermittelt
 
Two of my favorite things...planes and firefighting. DC-10 coming in for a fast and amazing fire retardant dump out west. Credits go to the author. (www.liveleak.com) Mehr...

FlightAware provides easy way to track your iPhone pre-order

Übermittelt
 
Once you've got your UPS tracking number and you see a departure scan out of ZhengZhou, you can use this page to easily find the flight track of the airplane that's got your iPhone on it. It won't get the phone to you any quicker, but it'll give you something to watch while you wait. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

NASA awards space taxi contract to Boeing and SpaceX

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NASA has awarded the highly-anticipated space taxi contract to Boeing and SpaceX, a move which will end the agency’s reliance on Russian technology to transport U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station. The Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract aims to restore an American capability to launch astronauts from U.S. soil to the International Space Station by the end of 2017. Since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011, American astronauts have been transported to space… (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

Fighter jets land on highway as Taiwan war games begin

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Fighter jets and other combat aircraft used Taiwan's main highway as a makeshift airstrip Tuesday as part of a dawn drill that simulated an attack from China. (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

Watch virgins first 787 assembly

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watch Virgin Atlantics first 787-9 be assembled and painted quickly in this YouTube video (youtu.be) Mehr...

Canadian Air Force takes parts from museum to fix ailing aircraft

Übermittelt
 
The Royal Canadian Air Force has quietly turned to an unusual source for spare parts to keep its venerable search-and-rescue airplanes flying: a museum. In July 2012, air force technicians raided an old Hercules airplane that is on display at the National Air Force Museum of Canada because they needed navigational equipment for a similar aircraft still in use. (ottawacitizen.com) Mehr...

Inside the world's greatest plane grave yards

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Take a look at one of the world's biggest plane graveyards. Most which are meade up of Jumbo jets where they go to die or find another life. Qantas have 21 aircraft already sitting awaiting there fate. This documentary shows VH-OGG B763 inflight on its ferried flight from Y/KVCV njoy! http://www.jump-in.com.au/show/60minutes/extraminutes/3797433719001/ (www.jump-in.com.au) Mehr...

Airlines Cut Boeing 747s From Asia-Pacific Networks

Übermittelt
 
The long reign of the Boeing 747-400 on intercontinental routes is coming to an end, and nowhere is this more apparent than on transpacific flights. While Delta Air Lines is culling 747s from its Asian routes as part of a network overhaul, other carriers around the Pacific Rim are phasing out the aircraft entirely. (aviationweek.com) Mehr...

Navy's Triton Drone Completes Cross Country Flight

Übermittelt
 
The possible uses for this technology are spectacular and frighting at the same time. (www.nbcnews.com) Mehr...

Qantas Flight Diverted By Drunk, Booze-Thieving Handcuff Breaker

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Qantas flight 24 from Bangkok to Sydney was diverted to Cairns on Sunday morning, after a drunk passenger repeatedly tried to steal scotch from the service galleys. After being restrained, he broke through the plastic zip-tie handcuffs. And then another pair. And then two more pairs. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) Mehr...

Plane with cracked windshield makes emergency landing in Wichita

Übermittelt
 
No one was hurt as a passenger plane with a cracked windshield made an emergency landing at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita. The Express Jet airliner, operating as American Eagle, was en route from Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Dallas, Texas. It was carrying 49 passengers and 3 crew members when the windshield cracked. The pilots diverted to Wichita, and landed safely shortly after 8:30 a.m. It's unclear how the windshield on the CRJ-200 Bombardier became damaged. (www.kake.com) Mehr...

China planning town centered around general aviation

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Superior Aviation Town, to be constructed in the Shunyi District, approximately 11 miles northeast of Beijing, is named for Superior Air Parts, the Dallas, Texas-based company bought by a Chinese entity five years ago. According to its website, the town would be home to a general aviation airport with a 7,800-foot-long runway, and would also have a convention center dedicated to general aviation. The town’s backers and the Chinese government plan to make the town a haven for international… (generalaviationnews.com) Mehr...

FAA bars drone from delivering game ball to college football matchup

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The Federal Aviation Administration has blocked plans for a small drone to deliver the game football for the University of Michigan kickoff Saturday against the University of Utah before a crowd of about 110,000 fans. (arstechnica.com) Mehr...

Fatal GA Accident Rate Drops to All-Time Low

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General aviation accidents showed a welcome decline in 2013, falling from 1,471 crashes in 2012 to 1,222 last year, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. In fact, by every measure GA flying was safer last year than the year before. (www.flyingmag.com) Mehr...

Air New Zealand second B789 ZK-NZF on test flights

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In seattle today the second ANZ B789 ZK-NZF which was a former DC8-52 rego of ANZ back in the late 1960's until the eighties, has being flying around the Boeing air field in seattle in it's new livery decals. It look very smart as did ZK-OKR another new B777 which was delivered to ANZ a few months back Here is the link below people. http://australianaviation.com.au/2014/09/air-nzs-second-787-in-flight-testing/ (australianaviation.com.au) Mehr...

Qantas Airways are flying to Vancouver in the peak season

Übermittelt
 
Qantas have decided to add six extra flights a week from Australia to Vancouver to compete with Air Canada and ANZ who operate these flights direct from New Zealand which has connecting flights from YBBN/YSSY/YMML daily to NZAA and then onto Vancouver Canada http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/aviation/qantas-to-put-on-vancouver-flights-for-the-us-ski-season/story-e6frg95x-1227060130870?sv=6f4d0ed57479e8170b9e51d5cca7cb62# (www.theaustralian.com.au) Mehr...

United Airlines turning a corner with time and improved technology

Übermittelt
 
United Airlines is improving its on-time rates after a rocky start to the year, rolling out new technology in airports and planes, and ridding itself of smaller 50-seat regional jets that aren't economical for the airline anymore, Jim Compton, United's chief revenue officer, said at a major aviation conference in Chicago on Sunday. (www.chicagotribune.com) Mehr...

Problems still plague 787

Übermittelt
 
Untimely work and substandard supplier components continue to be a drag on Boeing's 787 Dreamliner program, say factory workers and others familiar with the production process. (www.heraldnet.com) Mehr...

Malaysian minister slams MH370 pilot suicide theory

Übermittelt
 
Malaysia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Anifah Aman has slammed news portal Huffington Post UK for an article which claimed the pilot of flight MH370 had likely committed suicide and caused the disappearance of the aircraft. (www.channelnewsasia.com) Mehr...

Sleepy pilots target of new Transport Canada rules

Übermittelt
 
Worried that sleepy pilots are flying Canadian skies, Transport Canada is proposing new rules to ensure commercial pilots spend less time in the cockpit and more time getting rest.But Canadian carriers and air operators are warning the new rules could hit their operations and their bottom line. (www.thestar.com) Mehr...

Southwest 1704 diverts from KBUR to KLAX with Flaps problem

Übermittelt
 
According to the LA Times SWA 1704 from Sacramento to Burbank experienced flaps problems and diverted to Los Angeles International for 'high speed landing" on September 20. The aircraft flew on to Burbank later in the day. (www.latimes.com) Mehr...

With Flaps Hung, B-29 'Doc' Nearly Ready to Fly

Übermittelt
 
Doc's Friends, the Wichita-based nonprofit organization that is restoring the B-29 Superfortress Doc to flying condition, says the historic airplane will be ready to fly as soon as the avionics, fuel tanks and a few other last remaining items are finished. The goal is to get the airplane back in the air by the end of the year. A group of 30 volunteers has finished hanging the flaps on the aircraft, the last major structural piece to be installed as part of the Herculean restoration. (www.flyingmag.com) Mehr...

Lufthansa orders 15 A320neos for Swiss

Übermittelt
 
Swiss International Air Lines is to receive 15 Airbus A320neo jets following an order for the type from parent Lufthansa Group. The carrier will undergo the fleet renewal as part of a broad modernisation agreed by the Lufthansa executive board. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

FTL Airport Software Handled 800 Aircraft A Day With Only One Runway In Use

Übermittelt
 
NextGen software tool called Time-Based Flow Management (TBFM) enabled air traffic controllers at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to maintain nearly normal operations over the past three years while construction reduced the number of available runways from three to one (avstop.com) Mehr...

MH370 Police General knows what happen to the flight

Übermittelt
 
On channel seven network today it has being revealed that the Indo chief police Sutarman CLAIMS HE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MH370 flight even though Malaysian airlines is involved in the statement https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/24999968/i-actually-know-what-had-actually-happened-with-mh370-police-chief/ (www.sevennews.com.au) Mehr...

Historic C-47 and WWII Pilot Reunited

Übermittelt
 
WWII U.S. pilot Peter Goutiere, 99, flies in his old Douglas C-47—ship number 100—from Seattle area to San Francisco. (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

VIDEO: Qatar receives first A380, hints at further orders

Übermittelt
 
Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker has hinted at further A380 orders after taking delivery of his first superjumbo at Airbus's Hamburg plant on 16 September. Qatar - the only airline to operate all of Airbus's widebody types - has 10 A380s on order, plus three options. Al Baker said a decision would be taken soon on whether to confirm the options and possibly commit to more. "Once delivered, we will see its performance and, if it exceeds our expectations, we will firm up the… (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Qantas wants to boost and utilize its aircraft fleet

Übermittelt
 
Qantas boss Simon Hicket want to boost and utilize the Qantas aircraft fleet and to put extra flights on some of the past or original destinations to help the airline profit. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/qantas-international-mixes-and-matches-to-meet-demand/story-e6frg8zx-1227060756612# (www.theaustralian.com.au) Mehr...

Paper Airplane Reaches Record Altitude

Übermittelt
 
Cadets from the Civil Air Patrol have achieved a new world record, bringing a paper airplane to the edge of space. The Fox Valley Composite Squadron of CAP's Illinois Wing launched a FVCS-5 near-space balloon on Saturday, towing a bright orange paper airplane from the Kankakee Airport (3KK) in Kankakee, Illinois, to 96,537 feet. (www.flyingmag.com) Mehr...

FAA To Create Public Complaint System For Helicopter Noise

Übermittelt
 
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — For the first time ever, federal regulators are expected to respond directly to public complaints about helicopter noise throughout Los Angeles County. KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports the Federal Aviation Administration has announced the air traffic regulatory agency will fund a system that allows residents to file complaints over excessively loud helicopters. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

NASA Shuttle Carrier B747 moves to Palmdale's Joe Davies Heritage Airpark

Übermittelt
 
NASA press release tells a quick story about the history and fates of the two modified 747's that carried the Space Shuttles. (www.nasa.gov) Mehr...

Airbus and Boeing trade punches over A330neo

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Airbus and its rival Boeing offered customarily divergent takes on the prospects for the A330neo during the ISTAT Europe conference in Istanbul today. Boeing vice-president marketing Randy Tinseth suggests Airbus was wrong to build the A330 aircraft in the past and is wrong again with the A330neo. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

A320neo first flight on Sept 25

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Airbus A320 jetliner will make its maiden flight on Sept 25 (www.aviationanalysis.net) Mehr...

A320 Virgin America Diverts to Las Vegus

Übermittelt
 
Virin America flight VX-174 had to be diverted from San Francisco yesterday as smoke was reported coming from the flight deck or cockpit of the A320 aircraft. The aircraft was at flight level 350 when finally someone reported it. Now why didn't the crew react straight away and have the aircraft put down at the nearest airport when it squawked 7700 and declared an emergency to Las Vegas. http://www.aeroinside.com/item/4732/virgin-america-a320-near-las-vegas-on-sep-19th-2014-smoke-in-cockpit (www.aeroinside.com) Mehr...

Airbus A350 XWB takes centre stage at Istanbul airshow 2014

Übermittelt
 
A350 XWB test aircraft MSN5 will fly to Turkey for the first time ever and be the star of Airbus’ presence at the 10th Istanbul airshow between September 25th-28th 2014 at the Istanbul Ataturk airport general aviation apron. Airbus is yet again bringing its newest aircraft to the airshow having brought the A380 in recent years. The A380, Airbus’ flagship is ideally suited to regions with rapid traffic growth such as Turkey. (www.airbus.com) Mehr...

Atlas Air B744 diverts to Shannon fire indication

Übermittelt
 
Yesterday a cargo B744 of Atlas Aie registration N499MC was on a cargo flight from MIA to Amsterdam as flight 5Y 5421. The flight crew had preformed a rapid decent after a fire indication light warning had appeared on the instrument panel. The aircraft quickly descended to FLT250 where the crew put there oxygen masks on. Once on the ground the emergency service had to check to see weather a evacuation was necessary. Ther was no trace of any heat or fire aboard. the B744 eventually taxied of the… (www.aeroinside.com) Mehr...

NASA To End Astronaut Space Travel With Russia

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Since the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011, NASA has been dependent on the Russian spacecraft, Soyuz for astronaut space travel to the International Space Station (ISS). NASA's Office Of Inspector General reported that the (avstop.com) Mehr...

Qatar’s A380 flies to London on October 10, then Paris

Übermittelt
 
Qatar Airways’ first Airbus A380 will make its commercial debut on October 10 as the flagship flight QR001 to London, airline CEO Akbar Al Baker revealed at the delivery ceremony for its first Airbus A380 in Hamburg. Paris will also see a superjumbo within three weeks of the London inaugural, Baker said, although he refused to confirm New York as the third city on the A380 route map. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mehr...

Pilot Suicides: Fact vs Fiction

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Five commercial pilot murder/suicides considered and why this isn't a simple nor obvious answer for the mystery of MH370 (fearoflanding.com) Mehr...

US to field hypersonic weapon in 2020+

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U.S to field HSSW hypersonic missile in 2020+ timeframe (www.aviationanalysis.net) Mehr...

easyJet orders 27 more A320 aircraft

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easyJet has placed an order for 27 additional current engine option A320s, taking its combined total order for the type to 315 aircraft. With an all Airbus fleet, easyJet selected the A320 Family aircraft as it delivers the best operating economics and the roomiest cabin for unequalled passenger comfort in the single aisle category. "We are bringing new aircraft into the fleet as we continue to see a significant number of new profitable opportunities in our core markets in the near term… (www.airbus.com) Mehr...

Grumpy Controllers

Übermittelt
 
In many ways the job of air traffic controller is a tough one. When things are busy, they handle too many airplanes, too many frequencies and too many sectors all while working what amounts to a heck of a long day. Does this explain bad behavior on their part? Yes! Does it excuse it? It doesn’t. (www.flyingmag.com) Mehr...

MQ-4C Triton completes maiden cross country flight

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U.S Navy MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) completed its maiden cross-country ferry flight from California to Maryland. (www.aviationanalysis.net) Mehr...

A380 ‘bar wars’: Qatar, Emirates and Etihad add social spaces to the superjumbo

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Qatar Airways is the latest to join the superjumbo social club with an inflight business class lounge, alongside Gulf competitors Emirates and Etihad and, to a lesser extent, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines and Qantas. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mehr...

Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace launch “Space-Flex v2” cabin option

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Airline Passenger Experience APEX Expo 2014, Anaheim, U.S.A. - Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace will develop a second option of the integrated “Space-Flex” PRM (Persons with Reduced Mobility) lavatory and galley module. Called “Space-Flex v2”, this latest example of continuous innovation on the A320 Family offers a larger galley area while maintaining the original Space-Flex’s benefit of facilitating up to six extra passenger seats. Its entry-into-service is planned for the first half of 2016. (www.airbus.com) Mehr...