Boeing 777X Already Ready: Secret Debut

Reading Time: < 1 minute The long-awaited public debut of Boeing 777X was scheduled for 13 March, 2019. Therefore, in view of tragic events and turbulence that Boeing has been experiencing this week, the company decided to postpone the date of public appearance of its newest aircraft. Nevertheless, some sort of “secret” debut to Boeing employees was held in the […]

Iran Aseman ATR 72 Crash: Human Error?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Civil Aviation Organization of Islamic Republic of Iran investigating the crash of Iran Aseman ATR 72-212 has released  an interim report on the causes of the fatal accident, which took the lives of 60 passengers as well as 6 crew members on 18 February 2018. According to the document, many causes contributed to the crash, […]

Etihad Restructures Its Aircraft Order Book

Reading Time: < 1 minute Etihad Airways, the second-largest airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced restructuring its aircraft order book. The agreements with Airbus and Boeing were reached, although the details were not disclosed. In the overview of the 2018 results, Airbus revealed about the commercial discussion with Etihad to reduce airline’s A350 order by 42 A350-900, leaving 20 A350-1000 for […]

Flight Attendant Injured on American Airlines Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, performing flight from San Jose (Costa Rica) to Miami (USA), experienced severe turbulence which injured flight attendant. Aircraft was enroute at FL380 when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing a serious injury to a flight attendant. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Miami’s runway 08R. The flight attendant […]

Air Canada Boeing 777 Experiences Tail Strike on Landing

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Air Canada Boeing 777-300, performing flight from Toronto (Canada) to Hong Kong (China), experienced tail strike on landing. Aircraft performed an ILS approach to runway 07R. After landing at 14:53L (06:53Z), while receiving taxi instructions, the crew reported they had encountered turbulence on landing and recommended a runway check. The controller did not understand, the […]

Embraer Unveils Most Technologically Advanced Business Jets

Reading Time: < 1 minute Embraer introduced the new Praetor 500 midsize and Praetor 600 super-midsize business jets during a company event at Orlando Executive Airport. “The Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 are the disruptive aircraft for the entrepreneur, for the pioneer, for the innovator,” said Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. The Praetor jets will introduce unprecedented […]

Airbus Perlan Mission II Sets a New World Altitude Record

Reading Time: < 1 minute For the third time in a week, Airbus Perlan Mission II has set a new world altitude record for a glider, this time soaring the engineless Perlan 2 to 76,124 feet, in the process collecting vital data on flight performance, weather and the atmosphere. Yesterday’s flight by pilots Jim Payne and Tim Gardner surpasses even […]

Gol Boeing 737 Aircraft Movement Injures Two Flight Attendants

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Gol Linhas Aereas Boeing 737-800 performing flight from Belo Horizonte was enroute when the crew decided to turn around and return to Belo Horizonte after sudden aircraft movements had caused two flight attendants to lift off from the cabin floor and fall uncontrolled sustaining injuries. The aircraft descended for the return and landed safely […]

Real Benefits to Aviation from a Virtual Source

Reading Time: 3 minutes From video games to aviation, and even video games about aviation, virtual reality has a strong foothold in society; and thanks to rapidly developing technologies virtual reality is earning an invaluable place in the very real field of aviation. More effective training for pilots and mechanics In the purest sense, virtual reality is already implemented […]

Global Standards, More Data Use, Key to Safely Managing Future Demand

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation stakeholders to follow global standards and make greater use of operational data in order to safely accommodate an additional 3.8 billion air travelers by 2036. Speaking at the Safety and Flight Operations Conference, IATA’s Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said, “Over the next 20 years, […]