Next-generation satellites gave federal officials key data in Boeing 737 Max investigation
SubmittedKnown as an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast system, or ADS-B, Aireon’s technology in space constantly and passively receives information from any aircraft equipped with an ADS-B transponder – essentially an antenna on a plane that is sending flight data to space. (www.cnbc.com) More...
UAL 21 - Emergency Diversion
SubmittedA UNITED Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Houston has declared a mid-air emergency and been diverted to Edinburgh, Scotland. (www.express.co.uk) More...
Redesigned Airplane Cabin Would Give You More Room
SubmittedYou board the plane and instinctively duck to clear the overhead container doors. They're all full already, so you cram your carryon under the seat in front of you while the slob next to you reaches across your face to adjust the reading light. No more: one design firm's new cabin concept eliminates all those problems. When designers at Priestmangoode set out to pen a new cabin layout for the Embraer E2 single-aisle narrow-body jetliner, they wanted to maximize space efficiency,… (gizmodo.com) More...
Airline workers warn of dangerous fumes onboard
SubmittedChanges in reporting procedures advocated. Existing FAA rules on fume event reporting apply to airlines as entities, while the proposed law would cover pilots, flight attendants, and maintenance personnel individually. (www.bloomberg.com) More...
TSA Week in Review: Items in the Strangest Places
SubmittedStun guns, knives, a cane sword, 33 firearms, and more . . . (blog.tsa.gov) More...
NASA, Partners Test Engine Health Monitoring System
SubmittedMost people are careful to maintain their cars and keep the engine clean and out of the repair shop. However, this week a joint NASA, government and industry project team seeks to purposely feed volcanic ash into an engine to create problems. (www.nasa.gov) More...
Airliners And F-15s Involved In Bizarre Encounter With Mystery Aircraft Over Oregon
SubmittedThe FAA, the USAF, and air traffic control recordings all confirm the bizarre event did indeed occur last October. (www.thedrive.com) More...
An air escape from Moscow unlikely for NSA leaker Snowden . . .
SubmittedAviation experts say that even if Snowden accepts the tentative offers of Venezuela, Nicaragua or Bolivia to give him shelter, it’s virtually impossible to chart a flight plan to those nations that doesn't include traveling over or refueling in a U.S.-friendly country that could demand inspection of the plane – and detain him. (www.mcclatchydc.com) More...
The Ten Scariest Aircraft Landings Caught On Video
SubmittedThe carrier landing during a sandstorm was something else. (jalopnik.com) More...
Flight Path for Bolivian President's jet from Moscow
SubmittedThis is the aircraft that Bolivia claims was denied overflight permission by several European countries because they suspected Edward Snowden was aboard. Zoom out a bit and set the speed to about 100X to save yourself some time. (www.flightradar24.com) More...
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