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Delta Airlines Pilot Gets Angry at ATC Controller

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Someone got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning! Enjoy this video of pilot of Delta Airline Pilot gets angry at Air Traffic Control Ground in Atlanta. (www.liveleak.com) More...

Can Bombardier’s Q400 Save Regional Air Service in the US?

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America’s regional airlines are faced with an acute and worsening pilot shortage. The threat of the pilot shortage, combined with the pre-existing decline in the fortunes of small air travel markets, could see between 40 and 50 US airports wiped off the commercial airline route network in the United States. But the solution to these problems might already exist–in the form of Bombardier’s Q400 turboprop. (airchive.com) More...

China begins trial production of world's largest amphibious aircraft TA600

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Trial production of the TA600 amphibious aircraft, intended to be the world's largest, has started in China and is expected to undertake its maiden flight next year, a company executive said on Sunday. (indiatoday.intoday.in) More...

Venezuela Owes Airlines $4.1 Billion

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IATA is calling on the Venezuelan government to honor the commitment it made in March to permit airlines to repatriate in full and at fair exchange rates airline funds being blocked in the country. A staggering $4.1 billion are from ticket sales in Venezuela and are being held by the government in breach of international treaties. (guyanaaviation.com) More...

Model drone finds elderly man, missing for three days, alive

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It took just 20 minutes for a model drone to locate a missing elderly Wisconsin man, a feat that helicopters, search dogs, and volunteers couldn't accomplish in three days. Just don't tell that to the Federal Aviation Administration, whose regulatory wings are already flapping about model drones. (arstechnica.com) More...

boeing's qf-16 goes unmanned

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what's next? unmanned f-16 takes to the sky. (www.youtube.com) More...

Alaska Airlines Has a Machine That 'Prints' Pancakes

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The airline's lounges have pancake "printing" machines that work at the push of a button, originally offered in Seattle and now with expanded hours of operation in Anchorage, Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles. While a printed pancake is far from gourmet, it doesn't look any worse than a lot of airline fare. The airline says it was the first to bring the pancake machine to airport lounges. (mashable.com) More...

American Airlines to Launch New Miami-Haiti Route

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American Airlines announced it will begin new daily service between Miami, Florida, and Cap-Haïtien, the second largest city in Haiti, on October 2. The service will operate using Boeing 737-800 aircraft. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Southwest Airlines hit with $12 million fine for aircraft repairs

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $12 million civil penalty against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with Federal Aviation Regulations in three separate enforcement cases related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners operated by the Dallas-based airline. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

Boeing 787-9 does things that would make you throw up

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Here is a video taken at Farnborough Airshow, showing how aerobatic a Boeing 787-9 can be! (www.theverge.com) More...

Virgin America Announces Plans for IPO

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Virgin America announced on Monday that it had filed a registration for an initial public offering of its common stock with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The discount carrier’s move had been expected for several months. The airline said that the number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have yet to be determined. ... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

British Airways offers free first class upgrade from business class

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British Airways is offering a free upgrade to first class for business class travellers flying from Sydney to Singapore or London. It's a pretty straightforward deal: book a Club World business class Sydney-London or Sydney-Singapore return fare and you'll spend either your outward or return journey ensconced in BA's elegant first class cabin. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...