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Qantas CEO to give employees gigantic gift

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Well it's officail people the CEO of Qantas is giving back a gift to his employees after a big profit which the airline needed a cash injection from a big 2.8million loss last year which came from unsuspected sources. So now all employees of Qantas have being given a $3,000 bonus in there wages and a big thank you from Allan Joyce for keeping the big Roo flying. (www.dailytelegraph.com.au) More...

DAL73 diverting to Shannon w/report of fire in rear cargo hold.

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Delta 73 from AMS-KDAL is diverting to Shannon, reporting a fire in the rear cargo hold. (www.airlive.net) More...

Pictures and Video of Hog in action

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Here comes the hog, looking to root. Are you friend or foe (viral.buzz) More...

Solarimpulse landed in Hawaii

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After a five day solo flight André Borschberg arrived in Hawaii today. (www.solarimpulse.com) More...

40 Years Ago: Braniff Rolls-Out the Alexander Calder Designed "Spirit of the United States" Boeing 727

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Four decades ago to celebrate the nation's bicentennial, Braniff Flying Colors took a patriotic twist with Alexander Calder's "Spirit of the United States" Boeing 727 aircraft. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Yo Air Force: Don’t You Dare Kill Off Our Toughest Warplane

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THE AIR FORCE wants to kill off the A-10 Thunderbolt II. You can see why: The plane was designed to fight Russians in the Cold War. It’s old. It’s slow. It’s expensive to maintain. It’s about as sophisticated as a hammer, and it’s the weapon we’ve sent to battle ISIS in Syria and Iraq. (www.wired.com) More...

Airwork NZ 737-400 for it's frieghter company

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Airwork NZ which is a New Zealand based air freight airline which has fleets of 737-300's 737-219's and a few old F27 ex anz aircraft. The company is expected to introduce the Boeing 737-400's into there fleet to replace the aging 737's that are more then 25 years old. Some of which are former Air NZ or Ansett Australia aircraft. Airwork will spend about $105 million on replacement aircraft which are purchased from other airlines to be converted into freighter aircraft. Amazing little aircraft… (fijitimes.com) More...

Great Moments in July Aviation History

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From Amelia Earhart's disappearance to the first DC-1 flight to Continental's (then Varney) first flight to El Al's first flight and Northwest's last, July was an exciting month in aviation history. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Passengers help soldier pull off surprise airport proposal

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SACRAMENTO, C.A. - Hearts were gushing at Sacramento International Airport for a soldier's homecoming ceremony – but this wasn't your typical welcome home celebration. After serving multiple deployments overseas, U.S. Army Sgt. Anthony Vance decided to make one more commitment. (www.usatoday.com) More...

F-22 from Hangar to Takeoff (Video)

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F-22 Raptor on the flight line, in a hangar, as it taxis and takes off at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. (youtu.be) More...

NASA made a plane snuff movie... for your safety

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If you survive a plane crash but your emergency locator transmitter (ELT) doesn't, it'd be a cruel irony if rescuers never found you. But NASA, of all agencies, has crashed a light airplane to make those devices stronger and better. "It's not obvious to the public what NASA does with search and rescue," says SAR mission manager Lisa Mazzuca, referring to NASA's role in improving aviation safety. (www.engadget.com) More...

JetBlue Opens T5 Rooftop at JFK

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JetBlue Airways announced that the T5 Rooftop is now open for visitors. The wooden outdoor deck, made from sustainable materials, is accessible to all passengers at the airline’s terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport once they have cleared security. It includes a 4,046-square-foot (375-square-meter) landscaped park, seating for 50 people, a 400-square-foot (37-square-meter) area for children, and a dog walk.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Flights delayed and cancelled at Toronto’s Pearson airport due to labour disruption

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Flights delayed and cancelled at Toronto’s Pearson airport due to labour disruption (www.theglobeandmail.com) More...

Russia Is So Proud Of Saving Tigers That They Painted A Airliner To Look Like One

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Russia’s Transaero Airlines and the Amur Tiger Center haved teamed up in an effort to save Siberian Tigers by painting a ‘Siberian Tiger’ livery on a Boeing 747-400. (aviationbuzzword.com) More...

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

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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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