Category: GENERAL AVIATION

Norwegian Fighter Jet Helps Save Dying Patient

Reading Time: < 1 minute Quick-thinking medical staff in Norway saved a patient’s life by calling in a fighter jet to whisk live-saving medical equipment from another hospital. The dying patient urgently needed a special lung and heart procedure called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, but the hospital in the town of Bodø in central Norway had neither the equipment nor the […]

Germany Aviation Riddled With Safety Lapses, Says Confidential Report

Reading Time: < 1 minute Germany is one of Europe’s worst enforcers of air safety rules, trailing only Greece in failing to comply with basic requirements to protect passengers, according to a confidential report by Europe’s top aviation watchdog. German regulators failed to uphold or enforce European Union air safety rules in more than 15 sensitive areas, according to the […]

Solar-Powered Plane Completes Journey Across Pacific Ocean

Reading Time: 2 minutes Solar Impulse 2, the Swiss solar-powered plane, landed in California on Saturday, completing a risky three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of its journey around the world. Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the Solar Impulse 2 in Mountain View, in the Silicon Valley south of San Francisco, at 11:44pm local time – 8:44am […]

Best and Worst Airlines in the U.S.

Reading Time: 6 minutes The truth is that not all airlines are created equal. Some try harder, some cut more corners and a few introduce raw sewage to the flying experience. The trouble for travelers is that just browsing horror stories isn’t enough to make sure the same won’t happen to them. How can you tell the difference between […]

Innovative 3D Printing Solutions Are “Taking Shape” Within Airbus

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus is making significant investments in revolutionary additive layer manufacturing technologies (3D printing) – with expanding capabilities that are demonstrating the company’s pioneering spirit to create new and better ways to fly. At the centre of Airbus’ innovative efforts is the company’s new additive layer manufacturing initiative – which creates a grouping of experts and […]

Sanctions Over Jet Downing Hit Turkish Economy

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sanctions ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin in response to the downing of a Russian warplane are already weighing on the Turkish economy. The plane was shot down on the Syrian-Turkish border on Nov. 24, and the package of sanctions was announced shortly after. The incident has become a point of heated contention between Putin […]

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Russian Tourists May Swap Turkey for Asia

Reading Time: 3 minutes The closing of Egypt and Turkey, two of the most popular destinations for Russian tourists, has forced travel companies to urgently look for a replacement, and some of the main candidates are Vietnam, China, Sri Lanka and Thailand. A month ahead of the New Year break, Russians had to scratch Turkey and Egypt off their […]