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Malaysia Airlines will fly Airbus A380s to London again

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Malaysia Airlines will continue to fly its Airbus A380s to London as the airline steps back from plans to spin off the superjumbos into a new airline dedicated to Islamic pilgrimages. (www.ausbt.com.au) עוד...

CBS DFW Story: Concerns Raised About Passenger Safety Over Foreign Repair Work

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The labor union representing American Airlines mechanics and ground crews has hired a firm run by the former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security to investigate if foreign repair work on planes is putting passengers at risk. (dfw.cbslocal.com) עוד...

United Boeing 737 at Spokane on Dec 9th 2017, bird strike

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A United Boeing 737-900, registration N66803 performing flight UA-255 from Denver,CO to Spokane,WA (USA), was on approach to Spokane's runway 03 when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds (www.aeroinside.com) עוד...

The Safest Seat On A Plane, According To Studies Of Crash Data

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Air travel is the safest form of transportation. In 2016, for the seventh year in a row, exactly zero people died from plane crashes on U.S.-certified scheduled airlines. Experts estimate your overall odds of perishing in a plane crash are well into the millions. But curious travellers may still wonder about the safest place to be in the event of a very unlikely accident. The answer, it turns out, depends on the type of crash you’re in. (www.msn.com) עוד...

Germany favors Eurofighter as it seeks to replace Tornado

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The German Defence Ministry said on Monday that the European fighter jet was the leading candidate to replace its Tornado jets, which it wants to start phasing out in 2025. (www.reuters.com) עוד...

Why the 747 has a hump

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The Boeing 747 is one of the most recognizable aircraft. One reason for that — besides its popularity — is its distinctive hump on the roof. The hump was an innovative solution to a design challeng (www.businessinsider.com) עוד...

Volaris approaches to the wrong runway at JFK | CLOSE CALL

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A Volaris Airbus A319-132 (XA-VOI) performing flight VOI880/Y4880 from Mexico City MMMX to New York KJFK had been cleared for the VOR approach runway 13L but joined final for runway 13R instead where an Embraer E170 was rolling for takeoff. A third aircraft advised of the situation and both ATCs instructed their traffics to aviod the collision. (www.youtube.com) עוד...

Qatar A321 substantially damaged in fire during Maintenance

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A Qatar Airways Airbus A321 suffered substantial damage in a fire that occurred when it was under maintenance at Doha's Hamad International airport on 8 December. (www.flightglobal.com) עוד...

British Airways Cancels More Than 100 Flights Because Of Snow And Ice

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BA cancelled 170 flights on Sunday, meaning many planes and crew were out of position on Monday. More than 100 flights BA were cancelled by Monday afternoon. (www.aviationnewsworld.biz) עוד...

Japan may join a U.S-proposed project to achieve manned moon landing

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Japan will consider joining a U.S.-proposed project to build a new space station orbiting the moon, hoping such a move will boost the chances of sending Japanese astronauts to the lunar surface. (www.airguideonline.com) עוד...

Flight scheduled to open Trail’s airport terminal diverted to Castlegar

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When the Trail Regional Airport (TRA) opened its new terminal building on Nov. 29 there was only one problem — the Pacific Coastal flight that was scheduled to arrive for the opening ceremony couldn’t land at the airport. Due to weather conditions, the plane was diverted to land at Castlegar’s West Kootenay Regional Airport (WKRA). (www.bclocalnews.com) עוד...

How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for

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Interesting article I found. It's amazing how nobody wanted the 717, yet now everybody wants them. Comment below if you think Delta lucked out. (www.businessinsider.com) עוד...

Canada doesn't buy Fighter Aircraft from Boeing

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This is not an airliner news and normally shouldn't be mentioned here on "Airliner Watch". But it is strictly related to the airliner wars between Boeing and Bombardier, and makes the headline. (airlinerwatch.com) עוד...

Joon flies from Berlin to Paris up to six times a day

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Joon, the latest subsidiary of Air France, now connects Berlin-Tegel with Paris Charles de Gaulle up to six times a day. The first Airbus A320 from Joon was formally received at Tegel Airport. (www.airguideonline.com) עוד...

Chinese authorities test drone-aircraft collision

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the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) conducted the first test of a collision between a UAV (drone) and a passenger plane at the Xiangbei Experimental Base of Aviation Industry. This was done to determine the effects of a quad-copter drone hitting the front windshield of a passenger plane in flight. (news.aviation-safety.net) עוד...

AI pilots fly plane with fuselage crack

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New Delhi: Two senior commanders and a flight engineer of Air India have been grounded for flying an aircraft with a crack on its fuselage. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the airline are probing this lapse as the crew reportedly operated the flight even after discovering the crack on the main body section of the Airbus A-319 during a pre-flight walk around inspection. (epaper.timesgroup.com) עוד...

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