Squawks & Headlines ✈ General ✈ Popular (24 hours)

Couple confuses two different cities with same name and loses $2300

Submitted
Midlands couple arrive at airport for dream holiday to Las Vegas only to discover they had booked from Birmingham in ALABAMA (theaviationweek.net) More...

Delta jet aborts takeoff as plane crosses runway

Submitted
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a Miami-bound Delta Air Lines flight aborted takeoff Wednesday to avoid another aircraft at Atlanta’s airport, the FAA said. The departing plane had to execute a “high-speed slowdown,” according to the airline. (www.airnewslive.net) More...

United Airlines pilot secretly captains his son’s redeployment flight back from Kuwait and surprises him as he boards

Submitted
A clever father, who is a Washington D.C.-based pilot, pulled off the surprise of a lifetime on board one of his flights this month. When Capt Mario Lopes, a United Airlines pilot, learned his son was set to return from Kuwait on April 14, he jumped at the opportunity to pilot a military flight to Norfolk, Virginia that same day. Unsure if it was coincidence or fate, Lopes followed his intuition and was able to surprise his son, First Lt Mario Lopes who ended up being a passenger on the flight… (airlinenews.in) More...

Delta Firms Order for 75 Bombardier CS100 With 50 More Options

Submitted
 
Today Delta and Bombardier announced an order for 75 CS100 aircraft with 50 options. They can also use some of their options for CS300 aircraft. The firm order is valued at $5.6 billion, and makes Delta the largest C Series customer. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in Spring 2018. (commercialaircraft.bombardier.com) More...

Trump gets grounded jet flying again by selling it to himself

Submitted
 
Smart move but sad commentary on the FAA which can't take the $5 fee and issue a new form when an aircraft's paperwork is otherwise up to date. Someone in Trump's organization knows how to work around the bureaucrats. (www.foxnews.com) More...

Incident: Okay B733 at Guangzhou on Apr 27th 2016, runway excursion during takeoff

Submitted
 
An Okay Airways Boeing 737-300, registration B-2117 performing a cargo flight BK-3024 from Guangzhou to Xian (China), was accelerating the engines for takeoff from Guangzhou's runway 19 at about 04:09L (20:09Z Apr 26th) when the aircraft, at low speed, veered left off the runway and came to a stop on taxiway F2, within the runway protected area, about 200m/660 feet down the runway, with the right main gear and nose gear on soft ground. (avherald.com) More...

Lufthansa CEO eyes airline mergers in Europe

Submitted
 
German airline Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) wants to take part in much-needed industry consolidation in Europe so carriers can compete better with U.S. and Asian rivals, Chief Executive Carsten Spohr said on Thursday. Spohr told an annual shareholders meeting in Hamburg on Thursday that the five largest airlines in the United States have an 80 percent share of the market, while in Europe the top five have just 40 percent. (uk.reuters.com) More...

First A350 for Thai Airways is now fully painted

Submitted
 
First, A350 for Thai Airways is now fully painted. (www.planespotters.net) More...

Qatar Airways to Fly its Airbus A380 in Inaugural Service to Atlanta

Submitted
 
Qatar Airways announced a one-off service with the A380 to Atlanta, with the regular daily service using a Boeing 777 (airwaysnews.com) More...

Incident: Southwest B737 at Islip on Apr 28th 2016, ground observer saw aircraft leaking

Submitted
 
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N960WN performing flight WN-1570 from Islip,NY to Fort Lauderdale,FL (USA), was in the initial climb out of Macarthur Airport's runway 06 when an airport ground staff observed something prompting him to believe the aircraft was leaking fuel from the left hand engine (CFM56). The crew stopped the climb at 3000 feet and returned to Islip (avherald.com) More...

Bombardier set to announce major sale of C Series planes to Delta

Submitted
 
Bombardier Inc., trying to recapture investor confidence after two straight annual losses, is poised to make a major breakthrough with its C Series airliner that would ensure the plane program’s viability into the next decade. (www.theglobeandmail.com) More...

JetBlue `Seriously' Considers Buying Long-Range Airbus A321

Submitted
 
JetBlue Airways Corp., which plans to add seats to its Airbus Group SE planes, may add a longer range, narrow-body aircraft from the jetmaker and won’t rule out buying wide-body versions. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Airbus America delivers first airliner, what next?

Submitted
 
Airbus is being quiet about its American manufacturing ambitions, but it can take advantage of US federal finance help for any export sales as it begins A320 delivers from Mobile, Alabama (blogs.crikey.com.au) More...

Japanese LCC Vanilla Air expands fleet, routes

Submitted
 
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) low-cost subsidiary (LCC) Vanilla Air has taken delivery of the first of three new Airbus A320-200s from Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation. The new aircraft, which are part of a region-wide expansion program, will add to its eight existing A320s. The Tokyo-based LCC said it intends to grow its fleet to 25 aircraft by 2020. (atwonline.com) More...

Hawaiian Boeing 767-300 near San Jose on Apr 22nd 2016, turbulence injures 4 cabin crew

Submitted
 
A Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N582HA (up until today, this aircraft has been seen in zero other incidents while Hawaiian is listed in totally 22 incidents, accidents or reports so far) performing flight HA-43 from San Jose,CA to Honolulu,HI (USA), was climbing through about 14,000 feet out of San Jose's runway 12L when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to 4 cabin crew. The flight crew continued the flight to Honolulu where the aircraft landed safely on… (www.aeroinside.com) More...

China Eastern Orders 20 Airbus A350-900s and 15 Boeing 787-9s

Submitted
 
Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines has ordered 20 Airbus A350-900s and 15 Boeing 787-9s to further strengthen its expanding long-haul fleet. (atwonline.com) More...

High product, labor costs lead to decline in Boeing’s profit

Submitted
 
Aerospace giant Boeing Co. saw its quarterly earnings plunge 9 percent compared to last year, with the Chicago-based company posting $1.2 billion in profits. Revenues were up 2 percent to $22.6 billion but that was not enough to offset higher costs for Boeing’s products and labor. (www.airwaysnew.com) More...

Emirates has applied a special livery to an Airbus A380 in celebration of the Emirates FA cup.

Submitted
 
Emirates has applied a special livery to an Airbus A380 in celebration of the Emirates FA cup. Check out the photo of the livery. (www.planespotters.net) More...

Turkish airlines has applied a UEFA Euro 2016 livery to an Airbus A330-300

Submitted
 
Turkish airlines has applied a UEFA Euro 2016 livery to an Airbus A330-300. (www.planespotters.net) More...

Delta Confirms Order for 37 Additional Airbus A321s

Submitted
 
Delta Air Lines officially confirmed an additional order for 37 A321ceos during its media day event in Atlanta. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Donald Trump’s Aging Air Fleet Gives His Bid, and His Brand, a Lift

Submitted
 
A close look at Mr. Trump’s two airplanes — the 757 and a smaller jet used on the campaign trail — and three helicopters, however, suggests that their value rests chiefly in their marketing potential, with the Trump stamp of status masking the fleet’s age. (www.nytimes.com) More...

Login

Don't have an account? Register now (free) for customized features, flight alerts, and more!