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How Close Can a Plane Fly to Another Aircraft?

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you are a frequent traveller who enjoys a window seat, you might have noticed other aircraft while in air. Flying in the crowded skies over Europe or North America, it is quite common to see other aircraft whizzing past, either above or below. Have you ever wondered how close to each other can aircraft […]

First Flight of Ilyushin IL-114-300 Postponed until Late 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ilyushin, which is part of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), has revealed more details about the status of its IL-114-300 passenger turboprop programme, which it says is proceeding towards its first flight “in late 2020”. The IL-114-300, which is an updated version of the original Ilyushin IL-114 that, in the Soviet Union era, were produced […]

Turbulence Injures 3 on Qantas Airbus A330 Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A Qantas Airbus A330-200 performing flight QF-108 from Beijing (China) to Sydney, NS (Australia), was enroute over the Pacific Ocean near the island of Palau about 6 hours into the flight when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to three flight attendants. The aircraft continued to Sydney for a safe landing about 5 hours later. […]

What You Need to Do to Prepare for Your First Private Flight

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you are preparing for your first private flight, there’s a few things you need to know before you “take off.” Flying in a private jet is a totally different experience than that of flying on a commercial plane. Commercial airlines have endless requirements and strict processes. While a private flight certainly has protocol that […]

Pilot Instructor Career – Why is it Worth Choosing This Career Path?

Reading Time: 3 minutes 290,000 is the number of currently active pilots worldwide, according to one report on statista.com. Boeing forecasts that more than 804,000 new civil aviation pilots will be needed to fly and meet the market demand. However, while everybody is worried about the pilot shortage, let’s take a step back. To prepare a new generation of […]

Dominance of Western-Built Aircraft in Russia Looks Set to Continue

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Russian airline industry’s widespread reliance on western-built aircraft now exceeds 90 per cent, according to analysis undertaken by Russian Aviation Insider’s sister publication ATO.ru. Furthermore, the research also shows that the dominant share of foreign-made aircraft in Russia’s collective fleet is likely to increase. Data used in the review is from Russian aviation agency […]

Launch of Gulfstream G700 Marks Most Recent Aviation Milestone

Reading Time: 3 minutes In a month also marked by Qantas’ record-breaking nonstop flight from New York to Sydney, the plan to build the world’s largest private jet reminds us how the industry is shifting the way we fly. The race for the world’s biggest private jet just got better. Gulfstream unveiled the G700 in an intent to dethrone […]

Atlantic Air Cargo Douglas DC-3 Ditches Short of Runway

Reading Time: 1 minute An Atlantic Air Cargo Douglas DC-3, registration N437GB performing a freight flight from Miami Opa-Locka,FL (USA) to Nassau (Bahamas) with 2 crew, was on approach to Nassau’s runway 14 when the crew declared emergency reporting the left hand engine had failed at 16:27L (20:27Z). Bahamas’ AAID reported (no tail number provided) they were alerted at […]

Etihad and Air Arabia to Establish First Abu Dhabi-Based Low-Cost Carrier

Reading Time: 1 minute Operating out of Abu Dhabi International Airport, a new airline dubbed “Air Arabia Abu Dhabi” is being set up through a joint venture between fellow Abu Dhabi-based carriers Etihad Airways (Etihad) and Air Arabia. “This exciting partnership supports our transformation programme and will offer our guests a new option for low-cost travel to and from […]

Cargo Antonov AN-26 Overruns Runway on Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute An Antonov AN-26 freighter (operator unknown, livery all white), registration SP-401 performing a freight flight from an unknown point of origin to Yambio (South Sudan) with 12 passengers, 5 crew and 6 tons of cargo, overran the runway in Yambio during landing and became disabled in the bushes past the runway. The United Nations Mission […]