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The Birthplace of New Russian Strategic Bombers

An aircraft factory in Kazan is expected to become the birthplace of a new generation of Russian Tu-160 long-range supersonic bomber aircraft known throughout the world as the White Swan. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has confirmed that the assembly of the new supersonic heavy strategic bombers will be taking place at an aircraft […]

Slowing Aircraft Sales Sees Boeing Lay Off More Engineers

Following on from the announcement that 245 workers are to be laid off on May 19 after action taken by Boeing in January and March this year, the commercial airplanes unit has warned employees that hundreds more engineers are likely to be affected by another round of involuntary layoffs. It is understood these will begin […]

United Alter Crew Policy to Avoid Displacing Passengers

In response to last week’s highly publicised incident where a passenger on a United Airlines jet was forcibly removed to make way for a United crew member, the carrier has announced a change to its policy relating to ‘must-ride’ crew members. From now on, such crew members must make a seat booking at least one […]

Daily Air DHC-6 Twin Otter Ran Off Runway Hit Railing At Lanyu

A Daily Air de Havilland DHC-6-400, registration B-55571 performing flight DA-7511 from Taitung to Orchid Island (Taiwan) with 17 passengers and 2 crew, landed on Orchid Island’s runway 13 at about 16:32L (08:32Z) but veered left off the runway and came to a stop in a drainage ditch with the left hand wing entangled in […]

Flight Data Recorder Evolution: Where Next?

Flight data recorder technology has evolved considerably over time. It began in the 1950s and 1960s with devices that relied on metal foil and recorded just a few flight parameters. Next came the addition of cockpit voice recording and, in time, the introduction of magnetic tape, followed by digital solid-state flight recorders in the 1980s […]

Airports Could Do Better At Runway Safety, Say Experts

Airports lack consistency in the way signs and instructions at airport runways are displayed which is critical in the conversation on airfield safety is kept to the highest standards, according to aviation officials gathered at the World Aviation Safety Summit, held in Dubai. “In order to keep airfields safe, flight crews needs a clear, safe […]

10 Fatal Commercial Aircraft Crashes That Happened In 2016

It is a generally known fact that flying is still the safest form of long distance travel. Last year 3,8 billion people flew safely on 40,4 million flights. Every year these numbers are increasing since there are more people who can afford to travel by air. Unfortunately, the word “safest” does not mean that the […]

Etihad-Backed Alitalia Forced To Cancel 60% Of Flights

Italy’s flagship airline Alitalia was forced to cancel 60 percent of its flights on Wednesday due to a strike over plans for the troubled airline to slash over 2,000 jobs, according to Arabian Business and AFP. The strike, called by several trade unions, had been expected and the company managed to offer alternative flights to […]

Syrian Sha’irat Airbase Heavily Damaged After US Strike

The Ash Sha’irat military airfield near Homs in Syria has been destroyed and its aircraft damaged in US missile strikes, the airfield staffer told. Syrian television reports that flames continue to engulf the airfield following the attack. “All aircraft located there have been damaged, you can say it is completely destroyed,” the staffer said. The […]

US Navy Temporarily Grounds T-45 Fleet

The US Navy has ordered a three-day grounding of its T-45 Goshawk trainer jets while US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIRNAVAIR) looks for ways to correct persistent oxygen issues on the aircraft. The Navy canceled about 40% of its T-45 flights 31 March at its training commands in Mississippi, Florida and Texas after pilots expressed […]