Tag: cockpit

Cargolux Boeing 747-8 Reports Smoke and Fire in Cockpit

Reading Time: 1 minute A Cargolux Boeing 747-8, performing flight from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to Zhengzhou (China), reported smoke and fire in cockpit. Aircraft was climbing out of Kuala Lumpur’s runway 32R when the crew donned their oxygen masks, declared emergency reporting smoke and fire in the cockpit, stopped the climb at FL150 and returned to Kuala Lumpur. The aircraft […]

Airbus A330 Accelerates with an Open Cockpit Window?

Reading Time: 1 minute A THY Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-300, performing flight from Johannesburg (South Africa) to Istanbul (Turkey), rejected takeoff due to open cockpit window. Aircraft was accelerating for takeoff from Johannesburg’s runway 21R when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed (about 130 knots over ground) due to an open cockpit window. The aircraft slowed safely, the crew […]

More Airlines Relax Two-in-Cockpit Rule

Reading Time: 2 minutes The rule that there must always be two people in the cockpit of an aircraft, introduced following the Germanwings crash, March 2015, is being relaxed by more airlines, amid fears that putting cabin crew into the cockpit is more dangerous for air passenger safety that leaving one pilot in command. Germanwings flight 9525 ended in […]

Paperless Cockpit in Sight

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lufthansa has now taken the decisive step on the way to a paperless cockpit. Beginning of April, the electronic flight folder (eFF) app largely replaced the paper briefing. For the first time, pilots are primarily using the tool for briefing. On 1 May, electronic flight documentation will be obligatory on all routes. “Following our test […]

Dreamliner Lands Safely After Smoke in Cockpit

Reading Time: 2 minutes An Air India aircraft flying from Kolkata to Delhi on Sunday witnessed a serious scare when the pilots reported fumes and smoke in the cockpit of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. They immediately switched off some non-essential electrical equipment in the cockpit and then managed to make a safe precautionary landing at the Indira Gandhi International […]

Qantas Plane Evacuated At Perth Airport

Reading Time: 1 minute More than 100 Qantas passengers have been evacuated using emergency slides at Perth airport after a pilot noticed fumes in the cockpit. The F100 flight QF 1623 from the mining town of Newman to Perth was carrying 97 passengers and five crew. The pilot reported hydraulic issues on descent into Perth, an airport spokeswoman said […]