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קריאות וכותרות ראשיות ✈ כללי ✈ פופולריים (השבוע)

Man who ignited midair brawl on Seattle-to-Beijing flight sentenced to 2 years in prison

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A Florida man who went berserk last July on a Seattle-to-Beijing flight, beating passengers and crew members with a wine bottle before being subdued, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison. (www.seattletimes.com) עוד...

Boeing 747s Are Back From the Dead

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The “Queen of the Skies” seemed doomed to the desert boneyards, but package haulers are rushing to snap up the aging jumbo jets. (www.bloomberg.com) עוד...

The second MS-21 starts flight testing (video)

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Moscow - The second prototype of the MS-21 started flight testing phase on May 12 in Irkutsk. A total of four test aircraft are planned for the certification campaign of the Russian single-aisle. (airlinerwatch.com) עוד...

Boeing 737 crashes on takeoff from Havana

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Cuba’s state-run television reports that a Boeing 737 Cubana de Aviacion flight crashed as it took off from Havana’s Jose Marti airport. An airport source tells CNN’s Patrick Oppmann the flight was heading to Guyana, adding that there are casualties. It is unclear how many passengers were on board and/or if there are fatalities. (www.cnn.com) עוד...

Alaska Airlines' First Flight Piloted by Two African-American Women

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Alaska Airlines added to its own history with their first-ever flight commanded by two African-American women pilots. Captain Tara Write and First Officer Mallory Cave operated the carrier's historic flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Portland (PDX). (www.foxnews.com) עוד...

Airbus Supporting A319 Windshield Blow-Out Probe

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Airbus has dispatched a technical team to support Chinese and French authorities leading the investigation into an incident in which a cockpit window separated from a Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319. (www.flightglobal.com) עוד...

Boeing Trade-Case Win Prompts New Trump Threat of EU Sanctions

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The U.S. threatened to impose sanctions against the European Union after the World Trade Organization ruled that Airbus SE received illegal government funding to develop jetliners, costing Boeing Co. sales. (www.bloomberg.com) עוד...

British Airways cancels flights to Abu Dhabi due to the problematic "Trent 1000 Package C" inspections

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London - British Airways has canceled up to a dozen flights on its London-Abu Dhabi route over a period of three weeks. The cancellations, which are due to be in effect next week, will continue until the first week of June. The decision is mainly due to the problems the British flag carrier faces with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines installed on its Boeing 787 Dreamliners. (airlinerwatch.com) עוד...

American Airlines bans emotional support amphibians, ferrets, goats and more

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First United Airlines barred an emotional support peacock from boarding. Now American Airlines is telling passengers some of their service and emotional support animals — including goats, hedgehogs and tusked creatures — can’t fly. (www.chicagotribune.com) עוד...

Folding wings of the 777X take shape (video)

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Washington - Boeing released a video featuring the foldable wings of future 777X in its Everett factory, a first in civil aviation. The maiden flight of the aircraft is scheduled for next year. (airlinerwatch.com) עוד...

The World’s Shortest International Jet Flight? Aruba Airlines Launches 8-minute Flight To Punto Fijo

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Aruban flag carrier, Aruba Airlines, launched what could arguably be labeled as the world’s shortest commercial flight by jet plane. The airline, in partnership with the Venezuelan government, inaugurated its Aruba (AUA)-Punto Fijo (LSP) route on its Bombardier CRJ-200LR yesterday. The two airports are separated by a short 50 miles. However, the two countries are separated by 15 miles (24 km). Currently, the world’s shortest commercial flight is Loganair’s Westray to Papa Westray, scheduled to… (airwaysmag.com) עוד...

Explosives smuggling plot busted by FBI at DFW

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Nine airline employees out of DFW International Airport were arrested Monday and charged in connection with a conspiracy to smuggle what they thought was methamphetamine (but was actually C4) onto commercial airlines, the U.S. attorney said Tuesday in Dallas. (www.dallasnews.com) עוד...

User Fees By Another Name - Dallas Set To Implement GA Landing Fee at Love Field

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The city cited increasing costs for keeping up with traffic and maintenance needs in its decision to approve the fee. But airport officials also stress that they want to ensure that general aviation pays its “fair share.” (www.ainonline.com) עוד...

Airlines Are Quietly Cutting Corners On Costs And Pilot Experience

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Over the past couple of decades, the familiar landscape of the airline industry has changed dramatically. Now, smaller and lesser-known regional airlines carry roughly half of all domestic passengers for America’s “legacy” airlines. They supply the legacy airlines with a tremendous cost reduction. They do this by paying their employees only a fraction of what legacy airline employees make in salary. (dailycaller.com) עוד...

Listen to the pilots of SWA1380 land the plane

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Audio has been condensed but includes all publicly available ATC transmissions to/from SWA1380 from the time they declared an emergency to the time they stopped on the ground. Audio quality of these feeds varies dramatically just due to distance to transmitters, A/D converters, interference, receivers, bandwidth, bitrate, compression, digital artifacts, dither, all that fun stuff, etc. (www.youtube.com) עוד...

How Airplane Windows Are Designed To Withstand Enormous Stresses, And How They Can Fail

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Here's what you should know about the rules, standards and methods of design, and testing and manufacturing of these critical aircraft structures. (www.forbes.com) עוד...

Launch operator A330neo completes maiden flight

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The first A330neo for launch operator TAP Air Portugal - MSN1819 - completed its 4:32 hours maiden flight (www.airbus.com) עוד...

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is in talks with Boeing and Airbus for an order of 400 aircraft

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Dubai - The Gulf-based leasing company Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) is in talks with Boeing and Airbus to buy 400 aircraft Reuters reports. The order cycle is slowing down for both Airbus and Boeing. However, industry experts predict strong growth for air travel in the coming years, notably led by the continued expansion of low-cost operators. (airlinerwatch.com) עוד...

Train vs. Plane: 10 Routes Where Rail Beats Air

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When booking your trip, have you ever wondered about considering train travel as an option? Did you know that there are some routes that can be faster made by train than on a plane? (airwaysmag.com) עוד...

Airbus Finding Difficulty in Selling the A330neo

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After losing their Hawaiian Airlines order, it seems like Airbus is having trouble finding customers for their A330neo models. Their chances at winning orders in a recent bid to sell the A330neo to United Airlines as a replacement for their aging 767s is dwindling as competition with Boeing and their 787s is fierce. (finance.yahoo.com) עוד...

First Aircraft for WestJet Link Spotted in Vancouver

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The first Pacific Coastal Airlines Saab 340B painted in the WestJet livery to do business as WestJet Link has been spotted in Vancouver, B.C. Photo of the aircraft included in the link. (www.theavgeek.net) עוד...

Flybe Outlines Strategic Plan for Their Fleet

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Flybe has recently outlined their strategic plan regarding their fleet of Dash 8’s and Embraer aircraft. As Europe’s largest regional airline, they concluded that the Q400 is “the best core aircraft for its current and future needs” and added that they will remain as “the backbone of the Flybe fleet for the foreseeable future”. (airwaysmag.com) עוד...

Cuba confirms 110 killed in country's deadliest plane crash since 1989

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Cuban authorities said the fiery crash of an aging Boeing passenger jet on Friday shortly after takeoff from Havana had killed 110 of the 113 on board, making it the Caribbean island’s deadliest air disaster in nearly 30 years. (uk.reuters.com) עוד...

Escaped Monkey Captured At San Antonio Airport

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SAN ANTONIO (CBS News) — Authorities say a monkey went bananas after escaping from its crate Monday at the San Antonio International Airport, CBS affiliate KENS-TV reports. The monkey made its escape as it was being transported from a plane to the baggage area. San Antonio Police said officials cornered the animal inside a room at the airport around 3:45 p.m. local time. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) עוד...

ERJ Excursion Crew Unprepared for Contaminated Runway

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Ukrainian investigators have determined that an Embraer ERJ-145 crew had been ill-prepared to land on a contaminated Zaporizhia runway in crosswinds before the jet veered off. (www.flightglobal.com) עוד...

Westjet 737 MAX 8 Build to Delivery (Video)

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The new Westjet 737 Max 8 Build to Delivery Video. Renton, WA plant. Revealed in Calgary. (www.youtube.com) עוד...

Virgin Launches New Flights To Las Vegas, Boston, Barbados

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Virgin Atlantic has today announced plans to launch flights to Las Vegas (LAS) from London-Heathrow (LHR), effective on March 31, 2019. (airwaysmag.com) עוד...

Russian Utair orders 30, 737 MAX 8

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Moscow - Khanty-Mansiysk -based Russian airline operator finally launches its long-delayed fleet renewal. In the backlog of Boeing, the order had been attributed to an anonymous customer. Now Boeing has revealed that it was Utair who ordered the 30, 737 MAX 8. (airlinerwatch.com) עוד...

Vueling A320 almost to land at the wrong Hamburg Airport

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Hamburg - On May 11, An Airbus A320 from Vueling was about to land at the wrong airport. Instead of its final destination Hamburg Airport at the north of the city, the flight crew intended to land at Finkenwerder, the airport at the local Airbus plant. (airlinerwatch.com) עוד...

SAS Unveils High-Speed Wi-Fi to Travellers

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Today, SAS has announced that passengers using the carrier’s short and medium haul routes will now have access to a stable, fast and strong Wi-Fi service, which will enable them to stream and work inflight without the conventional problems of onboard Wi-Fi, such as slow speed and connectivity issues. (airwaysmag.com) עוד...

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Has a Few Things to Say about Embraer’s Legacy 500

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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson, an accomplished pilot, recently visited Embraer to spend some time flying a Legacy 500, which the employees personalized for the occasion. Here’s what he had to say about it. (www.ainonline.com) עוד...

One Statistic Shows Why Passengers Share the Blame for Uncomfortable Flights

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America's airlines have become experts at earning money in recent years. More specifically, they've discovered the power of auxiliary income. As a result, complimentary services like checked luggage or in-flight snacks have been unbundled into new money-making avenues. (www.businessinsider.com) עוד...

Failed Windshield On Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319 Was An Original Part

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The Civil Aviation Administration of China has disclosed that the right cockpit windshield that separated from a Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319 was an original part that had not been replaced since the aircraft entered into service in July 2011. (www.flightglobal.com) עוד...

Predicting when an aircraft will breakdown

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The US Air Force Is Adding Algorithms to Predict When Planes Will Break (www.defenseone.com) עוד...

Air Canada Named One of the Top Five Most Attractive Company Brands to Work For in Canada

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MONTREAL, May 11, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada has been named as one of the top five most attractive company brands to work for in Canada, according to the Randstad Employer Brand Research (REBR) independent survey of Canadians to determine which brands they would most like to work for. (canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com) עוד...

Pregnant, deaf woman punched along with her service dog on airplane

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Chaos on-board an airplane heading to Orlando when police say a man punched a service dog in the face because his wife was allergic. He also hit the animal's owner, who is deaf, and pregnant. (www.wthr.com) עוד...

Sichuan Airlines co-pilot 'sucked halfway' out of cockpit, captain says

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The co-pilot of a Sichuan Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing on Monday was “sucked halfway” out of the plane after a cockpit windshield blew out, media reported, citing the aircraft’s captain. (www.reuters.com) עוד...

Airbus Starts A330neo Cabin Tests With TAP Jet's First Flight

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Airbus has embarked on a cabin test programme for its A330neo with the maiden flight of the first customer aircraft, bound for Portuguese carrier TAP. (www.flightglobal.com) עוד...

American Avenged A321T with the theme of the movie The Avengers

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American Airlines in partnership with Marvel Studios and the American Cancer Society Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) have unveiled to the public an Airbus A321T aircraft... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) עוד...

ANALYSIS: US Major Airlines' Fifth Failure

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A three-year battle started by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines against the major Gulf carriers appears to have ended with little to show for the millions of dollars of campaigning by the US airlines and affiliated unions. (atwonline.com) עוד...

An Old Airplane is Not an Unsafe One

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The recent crash of a leased-Cubana Boeing 737 has caused the media to focus on the age of the aircraft. The Mexican registered airplane crashed on takeoff from Havana on a domestic flight to Holguin. The aircraft involved in the accident was a thirty-nine-year-old Boeing 737-200 that was manufactured in 1979. The accident is under investigation, though the media is focusing on the age of the aircraft as a primary cause. (airlinegeeks.com) עוד...

Philippines AirAsia Targets 70-Aircraft Fleet by 2028

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Philippines AirAsia (PAA) will grow its fleet strongly over the next 10 years and build up its hub at Clark. (www.flightglobal.com) עוד...

Tributes paid to 'true gentleman' pilot who died in plane crash between Clonbullogue and Edenderry, Co Offaly

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THE SCHOOL OF the young boy who died in a light aircraft crash in Offaly on Sunday has paid tribute to “a happy, smiling young boy”. Kacper Kacprzak (7) was a first class pupil in Scoil an Chroí Ró Naofa Íosa in Huntstown in Dublin. He died in the crash which took place after 16 parachutists from the Irish Parachute Club successfully made a jump after taking off from Clonbullogue Airfield. http://www.thejournal.ie/offaly-plane-crash-tributes-4014198-May2018/ (www.irishmirror.ie) עוד...

WestJet Boeing 737 Crew Aborts Take-Off Over Mis-Set Flaps

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Canadian investigators have disclosed that a Boeing 737-700 aborted its take-off roll at low speed after the crew discovered an incorrect flap configuration. (www.flightglobal.com) עוד...

Jet Airways Announces Flights To Manchester

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Adding on to more news of success for Manchester Airport (MAN) is Indian carrier Jet Airways, announcing the launch of a four-times-weekly service from Mumbai starting November 5, 2018. (airwaysmag.com) עוד...

La Cour sup.érieure entendra le recours collectifs des anciens travailleurs d'Aveos contre Air Canada.

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Plus de 2500 travailleurs d'Aveos avaient été mis à pied, en 2012, après la fermeture des ateliers d'entretien de Winnipeg, de Mississauga et de Montréal. (ici.radio-canada.ca) עוד...

Éditorial sur la poursuite des employés d'AVEOS contre Air Canada.

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L'action collective qui vient d'être autorisée contre Air Canada est une lueur d'espoir pour les ex-travailleurs de maintenance d'Aveos. Mais cette cause nous rappelle aussi à quel point les gouvernements, eux, ont fermé les yeux et passé l'éponge sur les obligations du transporteur. Le fédéral a beau avoir assoupli sa loi sur Air Canada il y a deux ans, le non-respect des obligations antérieures de l'entreprise continue à la hanter. (www.lapresse.ca) עוד...

Secret TSA Watch List Targets Combative, Unruly Passengers

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The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has created a watch list of people who act unruly and combative at airport checkpoints, according to an unsealed directive reviewed May 17 by the New York Times. (atwonline.com) עוד...

EDIC Horizon orders two Bell 429S

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EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy to acquire two Bell 429 aircraft. Based at Al Ain International Airport, the Horizon International EDIC Flight Academy uses its fleet of aircraft entirely ... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) עוד...

VIDEO: Tesla Model X Breaks Guinness World Record for Electric Towing by Pulling a 287,000lb Qantas Boeing 787-9

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Tesla's Model X SUV is so strong it earned a Guinness World Record for towing. Tesla released a video on Tuesday that shows ones of its electric SUVs towing a 287,000-pound Boeing 787-9 dreamliner nearly 1,000 feet on a taxiway at the Melbourne Airport in Australia (money.cnn.com) עוד...

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