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World’s Most Promising 5th Generation Fighter Jets

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 […]

LATAM Brazil Finds Bullet Hole in Boeing 767

Brazilian authorities are investigating after a bullet was discovered lodged in the left wing of a LATAM Airlines Brazil Boeing 767-300ER. The bullet was found during scheduled maintenance of the aircraft. The airline has notified Brazil’s federal police and civil aviation authority ANAC and is co-operating with their investigations, says the carrier in a statement. […]

Lufthansa, airberlin Deal Focus of Ryanair’s Attention

The news that Lufthansa plans to wet lease 38 aircraft from its competitor, airberlin, has resulted in Ryanair CCO, David O’Brien, announcing at a media briefing in London that the Irish low-cost carrier will soon be lodging a complaint based on the grounds it is anti-competitive. The deal between Lufthansa and airberlin, which was agreed […]

Africa Sees Slow But Positive Increase in Tourism

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

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

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

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 […]

Accident Reports Published in the Second Half of 2016

Georgian Airways Bombardier CRJ100ER (4L-GAE) On 4 April 2011 a Georgian Airways Bombardier CRJ100ER (4L-GAE) crashed following a sudden loss of height on final approach to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The official investigation believes it encountered a severe microburst associated with a thunderstorm squall line. The aircraft had been cleared to conduct a […]

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

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

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 […]