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Husband of Southwest Airlines victim speaks out about tragic incident

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The heartbroken husband of the woman partially sucked out of a Southwest Airlines flight exchanged one last “love you” with her before she died — and recalled the moment he had to tell their children, “Mommy’s not going to come home.” Michael Riordan broke his silence a week after Jennifer, the mother of his two children, died April 17 after an engine suddenly exploded at 32,000 feet, blasting a shower of debris through the cabin. (www.foxnews.com) Más...

Qatar Airways prepares to reveal 'substantial' loss

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26 APRIL, 2018 SOURCE: FLIGHT DASHBOARD BY: TOLGA OZBEK Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker has disclosed that the airline made a "substantial" full-year loss, the extent of which will be revealed in about a month's time. Speaking during the Eurasia air show in Antalya, Al Baker said other parts of the Qatar Airways group business were profitable but not to the degree that they could make up for the airline's deficit. He says the results for the financial year, ending 31… (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

Is Allegiant a Safe Airline? Using Data to Review 60 Minutes’ Conclusions

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Based on the information provided by the FAA, it is very easy to analyze the data collected by 60 Minutes to determine if there is some context lost. The investigation utilized the Scheduled Difficulty Reports (SDRs) filed by Allegiant and seven other airlines, according to their reporting. All SDRs are available to the public for all U.S. airlines, as well as general aviation aircraft, which allows us to look at all incidents, their severity, and exactly where Allegiant falls in the mix. This… (visualapproach.io) Más...

(PDF) Use of a Complex Airplane During a Commercial Pilot or Flight Instructor Practical Test

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The FAA issued Notice 8900.463, Use of a Complex Airplane During a Commercial Pilot or Flight Instructor Practical Test, effective Apr. 24, 2018. This notice outlines an FAA policy no longer requiring an applicant for a commercial pilot certificate (ASE) or flight instructor certificate (ASE) to provide a complex airplane for the practical test. The commercial Airman Certification Standards and instructor Practical Test Standards will be amended to reflect this policy. (www.faa.gov) Más...

PICTURES: ANA to equip A380s with 520 seats

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) will equip its three on order Airbus A380s with 520 seats, the second highest seat density deployed on the type. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

Airbus is reportedly going to rename its newly acquired Bombardier C Series jet

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In October, Airbus announced the acquisition of Bombardier's next-generation C Series airliner. Now, it looks like Airbus is thinking about renaming its new jet. (www.businessinsider.com) Más...

Spirit Airlines to buy regional jets to fill the gap in barely served routes

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Houston - The American ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines plans to buy hundreds of regional jets to strengthen its network. The candidate list includes Bombardier CSeries and Embraer E2. (airlinerwatch.com) Más...

'I will destroy this plane': Court told of the terror on Flight MH128

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At first, passengers thought the man in seat 39H was a fearful flyer. He was fidgety and agitated, which is not unusual on an aircraft. But as Malaysia Airlines flight MH128 ascended from Melbourne Airport at 11.26pm on May 31 last year, Manodh Marks got up too, took something from the overhead compartment and said the words no flyer ever wants to hear. "I have a bomb, I am taking it to the pilot," he said as he walked up the aisle towards the front of the plane (www.msn.com) Más...

Family says Delta employees tied woman with MS to wheelchair

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Family of a woman with multiple sclerosis are speaking out after they say Delta employees bound her to a wheelchair with a blanket hard enough that it left bruises. Maria Saliagas needs special straps to help her sit up straight during flights, so her son, Nathan Saliagas, got in touch with the airline to make arrangements before Saliagas’ annual trip from Atlanta to Europe, according to WSB-TV. (fox2now.com) Más...

Bye Bye Bombardier CSeries... Here Comes the Small Airbus A210 and A230...

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Airbus is planning to scrap the CSeries branding once the purchase of the controlling stake closes, sources say, and is considering 'A200' as the new name (www.fliegerfaust.com) Más...

Narita's low-cost carrier terminal to be expanded

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A terminal for low-cost carriers at Narita International Airport, outside Tokyo, will be expanded in 4 years to ease congestion there. Terminal 3, the terminal for low-cost carriers, or LCCs, opened in 2015. (www3.nhk.or.jp) Más...

JetBlue adds new cities and routes as it refines its West Coast strategy

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JetBlue Airways today announced it is advancing its West Coast strategy following its successful Mint® expansion in new markets like San Diego, Las Vegas and Seattle/Tacoma over the past year. The latest series of network enhancements is designed to better meet the needs of coast-to-coast travelers... (worldairlinenews.com) Más...

The largest airport in the world will have state-of-the-art air conditioning

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The Beijing International Airport will occupy a total area of 313,000 square meters. The airport will have seven runways, built to meet an annual demand of 100 million passengers. The total investment for construction of the enterprise is 79.98 billion yuan, about 12.4 billion dollars... (cmsherbert.wixsite.com) Más...

Profession : agent de bord.

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Le métier d'agent de bord fait rêver bien des gens. Mais la profession est-elle aussi glamour qu'avant? Même si le visage de l'aviation a bien changé avec les années, les agents de bord prennent toujours autant plaisir à parcourir le globe, si l'on en croit les témoignages que nous avons recueillis. Toutefois, pour profiter de tous les avantages, il faut travailler dur... (www.lapresse.ca) Más...

Full report and photos from the final Virgin America Flight

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Full report from the final Virgin America flight, a sad day for US Airlines! As a whole we can thank Virgin for pushing domestic operations across the board for most US Airlines. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

American Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Raleigh–Durham International Airport

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An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Raleigh–Durham International Airport on Thursday morning, according to WTVD. (myfox8.com) Más...

Is This The End Of A Dream…Liner?

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The sight of an airliner being scrapped is a horrifying thing. Whether it is because the plane had been flying for decades, or because it suffered an incident that couldn’t be replaced, seeing an airplane being destroyed by the powerful metallic jaws of a machine is indeed unpleasant. To the surprise of many, reports have come in from Seattle that N787FT, the fifth Boeing 787 Dreamliner ever built, has gone through this very fate. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid Of Your Plane Losing An Engine

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The terrifying story of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 near-crash is still fresh in flyers' minds, but a commercial jet losing an engine isn't usually something to be afraid of. Not only does it rarely happen, but when it does, pilots and planes are ready to handle it. Here's what you need to know about these types of incidents, and why Flight 1380 was more severe. Engine Loss Rarely Happens If there's one thing you take away from this, know that it's pretty rare for a commercial airliner to… (www.msn.com) Más...

Iran Agrees $2B Deal For Russian Passenger Jets, Amid Ongoing Delays For Airbus And Boeing Planes

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Two Iranian airlines have signed deals to buy 40 passenger planes from Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, amid slow progress with orders of western-built aircraft. (www.forbes.com) Más...

Check Out The Coolest, Hawaiian-Themed Airbus A380s By ANA (+Photos)

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Japanese carrier, All Nippon Airways (ANA), has finally revealed all the tidbits of their upcoming Airbus A380s, including cabin details and the illustrious liveries. According to the airline, the cabin configuration, seat products, and the plane’s liveries are all inspired in “the spirit of Hawaii,” as the A380 will be deployed on routes from Japan to Hawaii. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

Family suing American Airlines over death of 25-year-old woman

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A family from South Carolina has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against American Airlines after a 25-year-old woman suffered an embolism midflight. Brittany Oswell, a nurse from the Midlands area, was flying home from Hawaii with her husband Cory on American Airlines flight A102 on April 16, 2016, when she began to feel “dizzy and disoriented” and ultimately fainted. A doctor aboard the flight spoke with Oswell after she regained consciousness and initially believed she was suffering from a… (www.foxnews.com) Más...

The Bombardier Global 7000’s Ultra-Long Range Just Got Longer

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The ultra-long-range Bombardier Global 7000 can travel nonstop even farther than the manufacturer originally projected. After conducting several long-haul test flights, Bombardier announced that the aircraft’s range is 7,700 nautical miles (8,861 land miles), which is 300 nautical miles (345 land miles) more than the company originally projected. While this additional distance may seem relatively insignificant, bear in mind that it could mean the difference between landing in Toronto or… (robbreport.com) Más...

Piper Navajo lands on roadway safely after reporting a 'problem with right fuel pump'

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Before making an emergency landing on a northeast Calgary street, the pilot of a Piper Navajo radioed the control tower to report a problem with the plane. "I've just lost the right fuel pump, that's why we're requesting 35 right," the pilot can be heard saying on the recording obtained by CBC News. The plane landed safely on 36th Street, just south of 16th Avenue N.E. No injuries were reported. (www.cbc.ca) Más...

JetBlue Makes Big Changes At Ontario, Long Beach Airports

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ONTARIO (CBSLA) — JetBlue has good news and bad news for Southern California travelers. Good news first — JetBlue announced Thursday it will start offering direct flights out of Ontario International Airport to New York this fall. Ontario International Airport, 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, is now under the control of San Bernardino County after years of Los Angeles International Airport oversight. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Más...

Bombardier Delivers Bizjet-Turned-Ambulance to Swiss Rega

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Bombardier has delivered the first of three Challenger 650-turned-air ambulances to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. The remaining two Challenger 650 aircraft will be delivered later this year, replacing the air ambulance service’s earlier-generation Challenger 604 fleet. (www.aviationtoday.com) Más...

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