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‘Drunk’ BA pilot is hauled off of by armed police seconds from take-off after ‘cabin crew who smelled booze’ and feared for passengers called 999

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British Airways pilot hauled from plane seconds before take-off by armed police .... Cabin crew feared for passengers safety and called 999 after smelling 'alcohol' ... Pilot was due to fly 300 passengers from Gatwick, London to island of Mauritius .. (www.aviationfigure.net) Más...

Dreamliners: Boeing probe after Air India cracks

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NEW DELHI: Boeing is examining the issue of windshield cracks on its 787 Dreamliners after Air India experienced three such cases recently, a senior official of the aerospace firm said on Thursday. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com) Más...

Dreamliners: Boeing probe after Air India cracks

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NEW DELHI: Boeing is examining the issue of windshield cracks on its 787 Dreamliners after Air India experienced three such cases recently, a senior official of the aerospace firm said on Thursday. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com) Más...

Turkey uses large crane to remove skidded plane from slope

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The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, with 168 people on board, overshot the runway while landing at Trabzon Airport on Jan. 13. All passengers and crew were evacuated and no one was injured. (www.foxnews.com) Más...

Un élu républicain se porte au secours de Bombardier.

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Un élu républicain représentant la ville qui doit accueillir la ligne d'assemblage de la C Series en Alabama a décidé de se porter à la défense de Bombardier auprès de la Commission internationale du commerce des États-Unis (USITC). Dans une lettre envoyée vendredi à sa présidente Rhonda Schmidtlein, Bradley Byrne lui demande de tenir compte des intérêts de l'industrie aéronautique américaine dans son ensemble avant de trancher dans le litige opposant l'avionneur québécois et Boeing. (www.lapresse.ca) Más...

Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

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Airbus SE is in talks to sell new A380 superjumbo planes to British Airways this year after securing a program-saving deal from Persian Gulf operator Emirates, according to people familiar with the matter. (www.bloomberg.com) Más...

State Department clears potential F-35A export to Belgium

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The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale of 34 Lockheed Martin F-35As to Belgium worth an estimated $6.53 billion, the agency announced this week. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

Gulfstream delivers last G450, ending 30-year GIV era

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Gulfstream delivered the last G450 business jet on 19 January, shutting down the final derivative of the original GIV after a 30-year production run. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

China-Russia Widebody Joint Venture

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The China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Corporation Limited (CRAIC) is embarking on 50-50 joint-venture to manufacture the CR 929, a widebody design intended to take 10% of a market currently dominated by Boeing and Airbus. CRAIC is aiming for a maiden flight of the CR 929 some time between 2025 and 2028. Assembly for the aircraft will be based at Shanghai. (www.nextbigfuture.com) Más...

Pentagon's new strategy turns to Russian and Chinese threats

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The US Defense Department’s 2018 National Defense Strategy, the Pentagon policy that will drive its budget priorities for the next five years, pivoted away from counter-insurgency operations and toward more sophisticated security threats, such as China and Russia. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

Does this look like a stable approach and landing?

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Inquiring minds want to know. Not being a pilot, I can't answer. But to my untrained eye it really looks like an unstable approach. (www.youtube.com) Más...

American Airlines to offer free beer, wine on N.Y. shuttle flights

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American Airlines passengers taking some flights from New York to Chicago will soon get an added perk: free wine and beer. (www.nj.com) Más...

United Airlines flight diverted after 'toilets reach capacity'

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A passenger aboard a United Airlines flight from Denver to Hawaii claims the airline “ruined a lot of people’s vacations” by failing to service the plane’s bathrooms before takeoff on Sunday. (www.foxnews.com) Más...

United is planning a swankier economy class on international flights

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A United Airlines jet passes the air traffic control tower at Los Angeles International Airport. Getty Images A United Airlines jet passes the air traffic control tower at Los Angeles International Airport. United Airlines is planning to launch a premium economy class, joining rivals that have rolled out the more spacious — and more expensive — seats on international flights. (www.cnbc.com) Más...

TSA: TV Crew Tried To Get Through Newark Airport Security Checkpoint With Fake Bomb

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NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — At least seven people who said they worked for a TV crew were arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport Thursday, after they allegedly tried to film themselves going through a security checkpoint with a fake explosive device. The Transportation Security Administration said Port Authority police arrested the group after officers detected a suspicious item in a carry-on bag. (newyork.cbslocal.com) Más...

Airbus A321neo Opens Up Long Haul Narrowbody Opportunities For Australia

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Brisbane-Manila could be the first of several long haul narrowbody routes for the Australia market over the next few years as over 500 A321neos are delivered to Asia Pacific airlines. (blueswandaily.com) Más...

London-Heathrow to Make Third Runway 300m/985ft Shorter

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In an exciting update regarding Heathrow’s expansion, the airport’s management has proposed making their third runway 300 meters shorted to cut costs in its development scheme. According to news from U.K newspaper The Guardian, the 300-meter reduction would reduce costs to £15 billion to ensure that the plans go ahead. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

OPINION: Leahy Leaves Lasting Legacy With Emirates Deal

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Any doubts that the future of Airbus’s flagship product was genuinely under threat were demolished by the blunt assessment from outgoing head salesman John Leahy. If Emirates did not buy more, the A380 programme was finished, he said. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

OBITUARY: John Young - The Astronaut’s Astronaut

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John Young was the original “steely-eyed missile man”. The master of understatement, he gave a typically laconic response on his decision to be an astronaut. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

Delta introduces enhanced requirements for customers traveling with service or support animals effective March 1

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Delta Air Lines is taking steps to further protect its customers, employees and service and support animals by implementing advance documentation requirements for those animals. This comes as a result of a lack of regulation that has led to serious safety risks involving untrained animals in flight. The new requirements support Delta’s top priority of ensuring safety for its customers, employees and trained service and support animals, while supporting the rights of customers with legitimate… (news.delta.com) Más...

Exclusive: Boeing willing to preserve Brazil's 'golden share' in Embraer deal

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Boeing Co (BA.N) is working to overcome the Brazilian military’s objections to its proposed tie-up with Embraer SA (EMBR3.SA) with alternatives that would preserve the government’s strategic veto rights and ensure safeguards for its defense programs, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters. (www.reuters.com) Más...

US astronauts will fly with Russia through 2019 because Boeing and SpaceX are late

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The US is paying billions to both companies to build cheap, efficient spacecraft to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) orbiting 250 miles above the earth, but plans to begin operations have slipped from last year into 2020 due to under-funding and the challenges of safely flying people into space. (qz.com) Más...

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