New Planes Coming in 2017 to Turn the Next Page in Aviation History

Reading Time: 6 minutes The year 2017 is considered to be a big leap for the aviation industry. Together with improved editions of the most popular aircraft, absolutely new machines are believed to appear on the market. So, what to expect? COMAC C919 The aviation world‘s hopes, fears and curiosity six years ago rested with the question whether China’s […]

Gulfstream G500 Production Test Aircraft Makes First Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that the fifth Gulfstream G500 test aircraft has completed its first flight. The aircraft is the first production test aircraft to be outfitted with a full interior and serves as the testbed for the cabin. The G500 departed from Savannah-Hilton Head International airport with Flight Test pilots Brian Dickerson and […]

Lufthansa Technik Presents Interior Concept For The A350 VVIP

Reading Time: 3 minutes At EBACE 2016 Lufthansa Technik’s design department has unveiled its brand-new Airbus A350 VVIP interior concept, called »Welcome Home«. The unique cabin is placing the human being in the center of the story and emphasizes a comprehensive approach towards health and well-being on-board. It promotes flexible areas for privacy or valuable family time and provides […]

Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Cover Falls Off

Reading Time: 1 minute A Delta flight from Atlanta to Chicago made an emergency landing at the Nashville International Airport following an engine-related issue, an airline spokesman said. Flight 765, carrying 109 passengers and a crew, landed in Nashville after one of the Boeing 717’s two engine’s outermost covering, or cowling, fell off on the aircraft’s starboard side during […]

The Evolution of Commercial Supersonic Passenger Jets

Reading Time: 6 minutes What is a supersonic aircraft? It is the plane that can fly faster than the speed of sound (768 mph/ 1,236 km/h), in aviation called ‘Mach 1’. Assuming that, the flight is supersonic when aircraft is flying faster than Mach 1 speed. Referring to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval, the fastest speed using ever […]

Dubai Summit To Discuss Aviation Safety

Reading Time: 3 minutes The ongoing safety challenges facing the global aviation industry, will be addressed by the the World Aviation Safety Summit (WASS), being hosted in Dubai, UAE, next month, by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority. WASS 2016, taking place on April 25 and 26, will engage local and international stakeholders from regulatory authorities, airline operators, airport operators, […]

Black Boxes Will Reveal the Truth about FlyDubai FZ981 Crash

Reading Time: 1 minute Investigators probing the crash of the FlyDubai passenger jet in Russia have released images of the plane’s badly damaged black boxes which could provide vital clues as to why the plane went down. The investigating group, which will comprise experts from several different countries, is set to consider two possibilities – either the crash was […]

Bad Weather, Human Error & Technical Fault: Flydubai FZ981

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Russian Investigative Committee is studying two possible versions of why the Flydubai flight FZ981 crashed in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don, that killed all 62 people on board, including human error amid severe weather conditions and a possible technical fault. An ad hoc committee, set up by the Interstate Aviation Committee, is investigating the […]

Boeing to Build 20 P-8A Submarine Hunter Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft experts are making plans to order 20 new Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for U.S. and Australian military forces. Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., announced a $2.5 billion contract modification on 28 Jan. to the Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) in Seattle 20 […]

UK to Australia Biplane Flight by Tracey Curtis-Taylor

Reading Time: 2 minutes A British adventurer has completed an epic 14,600-nautical mile flight from the UK to Australia in a vintage open cockpit bi-plane. Tracey Curtis-Taylor, 53, set off in her 1942 Boeing Stearman Spirit of Artemis aircraft from Farnborough, Hampshire, in October. She retraced pioneer Amy Johnson’s 1930 flight, flying over 23 countries and making some 50 […]