Category: Top of the Week

Who Are The Most Annoying Plane Passengers?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Have you ever been disturbed by an aeroplane seat-kicker? Or have you ever felt annoyed because of unpleasant smells or noises made by your seatmates on board of a plane? If anyone ever needs proof of how quickly civilisation will collapse in the event of a world ending natural disaster, they only have to look […]

Russia Plans To Stop Using Tu-154, Tu-134, Il-62M Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has issued instructions to study the possibility of replacing the Tupolev Tu-154, Tu-134 and Ilyushin Il-62M passenger planes by new Russian counterparts, Kommersant daily writes on Friday citing sources close to the Russian Defense Ministry and air carriers’ management teams. “Consultations are now underway with the industry to select the […]

World’s Most Promising 5th Generation Fighter Jets

Reading Time: 4 minutes The current world situation makes every country consider its ability to confront a military threat posed by modern weapons. These days the F-22, T-50 PAK FA or J-20 stealth fighter jets, high technology weapons with a diverse range of sophisticated precision guided munition, are the key to the successful military campaigns. The 5th generation fighter […]

Africa Sees Slow But Positive Increase in Tourism

Reading Time: 3 minutes Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges. International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of 1,235 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Some 46 million more tourists (overnight visitors) travelled internationally last year compared to 2015. Available data for Africa points to an 8% rebound in […]

Airbus Will Test Flying Cars By The End Of 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutes Rush-hour traffic is unbearable for many commuters today – and the problem is growing. By 2030, 60% of the world’s population will live in cities, which is 10% more than today. To address this rising concern, Airbus is harnessing its experience to make the dream of all commuters and travellers come true one day: to […]

Russia Eyes Automatic Ejection Seat For Its 6th Generation Fighter Jet

Reading Time: 2 minutes The manned version of the sixth-generation fighter, which development has kicked off in Russia, will be able to eject its pilot in automatic mode, if he is in danger, Sergei Pozdnyakov, director general/chief designer of NPO Zvezda, told TASS in an interview. Zvezda is a manufacturer of life support systems for air crews and cosmonauts. […]

8 Years Ago a US Airways A320 Ditched Into The Hudson

Reading Time: < 1 minute Yesterday it has been 8 years that a US Airways Airbus A320 ditched into the Hudson river. It is still described as the “Miracle on the Hudson” and according to aviation specialists it was “the most succesful ditching ever”. Wikipedia: US Airways Flight 1549 was an Airbus A320-214 which, three minutes after takeoff from New […]

UPDATED: Turkish Cargo Plane Boeing 747 Crashes in Kyrgyzstan Killing Dozens

Reading Time: 3 minutes A Turkish cargo jet has crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said. According to the airport administration, the plane was supposed to make a stopover at Manas, near the […]

Three Trends Taking Off in Civil Aviation MRO in 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutes The civil aviation industry is one of the most asset-intensive industries in the world. With parts that are high-cost and low in numbers, even the slightest of improvements in asset functionality and maintenance can yield significant cost and efficiency advantages. Espen Olsen, Business Development and Sales for Aerospace & Defense at IFS explains how two […]

Germanwings Flight 9525 Probe Closed by German Prosecutors

Reading Time: 2 minutes Almost two years after the crash of Germanwings flight 9525 which killed all 150 passengers and crew on board, German prosecutors have closed the investigation, concluding that Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot, was solely responsible in the intentional crashing of the aircraft. A number of victims’ relatives have been upset by the closing of the investigation. […]