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Emirates A388 diverts to Colombo fumes in cabin area

A Emirates Airbus A388 from NZAA to YSSY then continuing onto Dubai was diverted to Colombo in Sir Lanka after fumes were reported though out the cabin areas of the aircraft. The flight had just left YSSY/SYD and was at FL35000 when the pilots had raised concerns about the smell of fumes coming into the cabin areas. The flight continued on wards and then the crew decided to divert to Colombo after more complaints had come from the passengers during the flight. I do not understand why they didn't… (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

The Man Who Saved Southwest Airlines With A '10-Minute' Idea

The early 1970s were a turbulent time for a little startup called Southwest Airlines. The company had a tiny fleet of just four airplanes that flew to three destinations — all of which were in Texas. But by 1972, Southwest had already posted a net loss of $1.6 million, and the company was forced to sell one of its planes. (www.npr.org) More...

Air NZ B767-319 makes emergency landing at NZAA

A air new zealand Boeing 767-319ER was forced to turn back to Auckland airport after a faulty fuel gauge sent alarm indications of in the flight deck. The crew of flight NZ10 destine for PHNL was at FL2,500 when the incident occurred. A full scale emergency was declared at NZAA. The aircraft with 289 passengers aboard landed safety. ZK-NCG was a former Lord of the rings aircraft. The CEO of anz says that nobody lives were at risk and the aircraft returned to service the following day. (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

The Solar Impulse 2

Solar-powered plane attempts Japan-Hawaii flight. A solar-powered plane attempting to circumnavigate the globe without fuel took off from Japan early Monday after an unscheduled, month-long stop. (www.foxnews.com) More...

Video: Two B-2 Stealth Bombers Landing at Dusk at RAF Fairford

B-2 Spirits land June 8, 2015 at Royal Air Force Fairford, England. Both active duty and Air National Guard airmen from the 509th and 131st Bomb Wings participating in hot-pit refueling and an engine-running crew change. These skills tests validate the vital importance RAF Fairford plays in projecting the Department of Defense's strategic bomber force to other areas of responsibility. The tests took place alongside the recent deployment of three B-52 Stratofortresses from Minot Air Force Base,… (youtu.be) More...

JetBlue to Add Checked Bag Fees as Early This Week

JetBlue will be removing its popular policy of having one free checked bag for all passengers. The new system will include a tiered fare program, with the highest tier including two free checked bags, reduced penalties for changing flights and even refundability. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Incident: Aeromexico B787 over Atlantic on Jun 29th 2015, cargo smoke indication

An Aeromexico Boeing 787-800, registration N961AM performing flight AM-3 (dep Jun 28th) from Mexico City (Mexico) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) with 193 people on board, was enroute at FL370 over the Atlantic Ocean about 230nm southwest of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew reported an right aft cargo smoke indication and decided to divert to Shannon. (avherald.com) More...

Air Canada to fly to London Gatwick next spring

Air Canada will add London Gatwick to its network in spring 2016, a move Canada’s largest carrier is making just as WestJet Airlines enters the market. Flights will be operated by Air Canada rouge, the low-cost subsidiary Air Canada created to compete with WestJet, Air Transat and other Canadian charter carriers. Air Canada rouge will fly Boeing 767s with 24 seats in a premium-economy section and 256 seats in economy. The summer-only service begins on May 19, 2016. (atwonline.com) More...

LAX Runway To Close Through Summer For Construction

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A runway at Los Angeles International Airport will be closed over the summer and into fall to make way for federally mandated construction, airport officials said Monday. The outboard runway 24R/6L at the north runway complex is being taken out of commission starting today through Oct. 19 as the airport upgrades the landing strip to make it safer for arriving and departing flights. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

A Billionaire Just Spent £400 Million Pimping Out A Boeing 747-8i

Welcome aboard the custom-built plane that makes Air Force One look like The Wright Brothers’ first effort. These extraordinary images show an enormous jumbo jet that has been converted into a luxury home for a mystery billionaire. (www.viralthread.com) More...


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