Category: Top of the Week

Brussels Airlines Unveils Tomorrowland-Themed Aircraft

Tomorrowland has been honored by Brussels Airlines. The carrier has unveiled a special themed aircraft featuring the electronic music festival held every year in Boom, Belgium. According to the airline Tomorrowland is considered “the most international gathering in the world,” with thounsands of visitors from over 200 countries gathering for “an unforgettable weekend and friendship […]

Which Aviation Training Centre in Europe Was Voted the Best?

Aviation training is a very important stage in the career of all the aviation-related people: flight crew members, flight dispatchers, air traffic controllers, maintenance personnel and many others. Therefore, in order to have good theoretical and practical preparation and be confident that your professional skills match the requirements, it is important to carefully choose the […]

Russia Set to Sell SuperJets to Iran

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has confirmed an unspecified Iranian airline will shortly acquire twelve SSJ 100-95s from Sukhoi Civil Aircraft. Earlier this year, the Mehr news agency quoted the Secretary of the Association of Iranian Airlines, Maqsoud Asadi Samani, as saying the Russian manufacturer had applied to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) […]

UPS Tests Residential Delivery Via Drone Launched From Car

UPS announced today that it has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS® package car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle while the delivery driver continues along the route to make a separate delivery. UPS conducted the test on Monday in Tampa, Fla. […]

Plane Crash Into Australian Shopping Mall Kills Five

A pilot and four American passengers were killed on Tuesday when a small plane crashed in to the roof of a shopping mall after taking off from an airfield outside Melbourne, police said. The twin-turboprop Beechcraft King Air plane suffered an engine failure and crashed into the mall near the end of the runway at […]

The Most Deadly Plane Crashes In Aviation History

Probably you will admit that today air travel has become affordable for almost everyone and the aircraft manufacturers are doing everything to meet the growing demand and make our flights as safe as possible. Unfortunately, since the first flight in 1903, the history of air travel has counted more than 1000 deadly accidents. Even taking […]

Watch German Typhoons Intercept a Jet Airways 777 Over Cologne

When passenger aircraft go unresponsive and they don’t communicate with air traffic controllers, especially in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in the United States, defense officials get worried, and understandably so. The typical response is usually a pair of fighter aircraft, armed with a light air-to-air combat payload. In this video, you’ll get to […]

Another Approach To Monitoring Engine Health?

High-tech sensors and systems may not be the only way to monitor engine health. Pratt & Whitney Canada has embarked on a project called Oil Analysis Technology, applying it first to the PT6A engine. But Program Manager Frederique Richard says the approach may have much wider applications. “P&WC’s Oil Analysis Technology is in the final […]

Airbus Transfers Four Test Planes To Museums

As part of its contribution to preserving aviation heritage, Airbus will be transferring four of its test aircraft to museums: the Museum of Air and Space in Paris-Le Bourget and Aeroscopia in Toulouse. These aircraft comprise: A320 MSN1, recently withdrawn from the test aircraft fleet; A340-600 MSN360; A380 MSN2 and A380 MSN4. These aircraft will […]

Which Aviation Training Centre in Europe to Choose?

Undoubtedly, aviation continues to flourish at a furious pace. Especially booming economies, falling fuel prices, an ever-expanding foreign trade as well as the development of the tourism industry are pushing the sharp increase in the commercial sector which serves the greatest number of customers. Correspondingly, the skyrocketing demand for air services poses one of the […]