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Video: Airbus A350 goes on public display at Singapore Airshow

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Airbus's latest plane the A350 will be put on full public display for the first time at the Singapore Airshow, which begins on Tuesday. (www.bbc.co.uk) More...

Cirrus chute aircraft lands in back garden

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A pilot successfully deployed and landed his Cirrus SR22 using the cirrus' emergency chute system. the 76 year-old pilot landed the aircraft in somebody's back garden in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire without injury. (www.bbc.co.uk) More...

£1,000,000 donated to help permanent museum for Concorde.

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Rolls Royce has donated £1 million (US$1,510,000) to help fund the construction of a permanent museum for Concorde G-BOAF, the last Concorde to fly. G-BOAF has been on the apron of Bristol's Filton airfield - now closed to air traffic. The 'Bristol Aero Collection Trust' is currently raising the £13 million needed to construct the museum. As of 1st May 2013. The Bristol Aero Collection Trust has received around £4 million in pledges. (www.bbc.co.uk) More...

Last flight for pilot of the worlds shortest flight

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Stuart Linklater, a Loganair pilot, will take to the skies flying the Westray - Papa Westray flight for the last time. This flight has a scheduled duration of only 2 minutes and is only 1.7 miles (2.7 KM) long. (www.bbc.co.uk) More...

Concorde on Google street view

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British Airways Concorde G-BOAC on Google maps street view. (May take a few seconds to load) (maps.google.com) More...

How Not To Become a Police Pilot

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"Apparently, the man became friendly with some pilots at the East Midlands Police Air Support Unit. He told the staff that he was a freelance helicopter pilot and owned his own helicopter. He clearly loved helicopters and was interested in a ride-along with the Air Support Unit, but as no passengers are allowed on police operation flights, it wasn’t possible. Then they received a brand new helicopter, The Eurocopter 135..." (fearoflanding.com) More...

Did Malaysian Airlines 370 disappear using Singapore Airlines 68?

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As the search for missing flight Malaysian Airlines flight 370 drags on into the 10th day, so many questions continue to remain unanswered about how and why the airliner could have disappeared while seemingly under the control of a skilled pilot intent on making it invisible. With satellite pings showing where the plane could be after more than seven hours of flight, speculation has arisen that the plane could be on the ground anywhere along a path from northern Thailand to the border of… (keithledgerwood.tumblr.com) More...

Malaysia Airlines to Introduce Fuel Surcharge to Fares

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Malaysia’s national carrier, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) recently announced that it will include fuel surcharge for its tickets. The surcharged was introduces early this month with MAS adding in the surcharge to tickets issued on or after 1 June, for travel originating from Singapore. (www.expatgomalaysia.com) More...

Plane-spotting made easy: Photographer perched on LAX runway captures the side of aircraft least often seen

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These images may appear to show toy aeroplanes for children, but in fact they are commercial aircraft caught mid-flight. A photographer braved the roar of jet engines to capture the underside of planes as they came in to land. The stunning pictures show the vehicles' fuselage in pinsharp detail, revealing the extraordinary diversity of the aircraft populating our skies. (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

Final Report summarised for UPS Flight 6 Uncontained Cargo Fire

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Sad facts of the UPS Boeing 747 crash in Dubai. Spoiler: lithium-ion batteries. (fearoflanding.com) More...

after their flying days have ended

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stunning photography by Matthew Christopher from his Abandoned America site. (www.abandonedamerica.us) More...

Memorial in the middle of the Desert: UTA Flight 772

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Details and background to the photographs of the UTA Flight 772 memorial photographs that went viral recently. (fearoflanding.com) More...

Light aircraft crash in northern Wales

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A light aircraft, believed to be a Piper Cherokee, crashed on the runway at Caernarfon Airport at 11:26 BST today. One dead and two injured. (www.walesonline.co.uk) More...

Federal Aviation Administration deploys NextGen Time-Based Flow Management tool from Lockheed Martin

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" ... Time-based metering, delivering aircraft to a specific place at a specific time, enables air traffic controllers to manage aircraft in congested airspace more efficiently by smoothing out irregularities and delivering a more consistent flow of traffic down to the runway, says a spokesperson. ... " (www.avionics-intelligence.com) More...

the pilot stuck what out the window?

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from the ordinary to the spectacular, amazing views from a creative pilot. (www.huffingtonpost.com) More...

Russian Military Exercises

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When these runs are made down the coasts of both the USA and the UK they are not seeking to provoke diplomatic responses. They are testing their own submarine detection and communication systems. In particular they are seeking any of the 49 submarines that N Korea and an unknown number of Chinese boats that are out there. These guys are not interested in the USA. The way this is presented in the USA media is totally false. They are actually allied to USA policy of keeping tracks on foreign… (www.youtube.com) More...

extreme plane spotting

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surreal encounters in everyday life. as you go about your day in this traffic, expect delays. (vimeo.com) More...

NASA provides FAA with Precision Departure Release Capability NextGen software tool

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WASHINGTON, 22 Aug. 2013. NASA officials have delivered to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) a new, NextGen software tool that will improve the flow of aircraft from runways to cruising altitudes. .....PDRC tests demonstrate that the tool helps to fill slots in the high-altitude flow that would otherwise go empty due to timing issues. ........ (www.avionics-intelligence.com) More...

Holiday terror as engine cover falls off easyJet plane seconds after take-off

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Terrified passengers see panel break loose as aircraft leaves Milan (www.standard.co.uk) More...

British Airways plans to scrap 747-400 and replace with A-350

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BA plan to scrap 7 of their 747s by 2015 and want to replace with airbus a 350 how can they do that. The 747 is BA icon. What will it be next the A350. (www.britishairways.com) More...

The Siren Call of Aerobatics: Cirrus SR22 Crash

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NTSB report now out re: Cirrus crash in Florida 2011 (fearoflanding.com) More...

BMI flights from Aberdeen to Oslo

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BMI Regional has announced plans to increase the frequency of its Aberdeen to Oslo service, only weeks after launching the direct route. (www.bbc.co.uk) More...

British Airways finalizes 777-300ER Deal

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Boeing and British Airways have signed an order for 2 Boeing 777-300ER jetliners valued at $529 million at list prices. (blog.flightstory.net) More...

Etihad Airways to Launch Double Daily Flights from Abu Dhabi to Malaysia

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Etihad Airways will add a new daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur to offer a double daily service from 15 July 2013. (www.expatgomalaysia.com) More...

Airbus Delivers it's 1,000th A330 to Cathay Pacific

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Airbus (Toulouse) yesterday (July 19) celebrated the delivery of the 1,000th A330. The aircraft, an A330-343X registered B-LBB (msn 1436), powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, was handed over to Cathay Pacific Airways (Hong Kong) at special ceremony in Toulouse. Cathay Pacific together with its sister airline Dragonair (Hong Kong) is the world’s largest operator of the A330, with a total of 56 now in service. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

MH370 - what happened

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Maybe This Guy has a Clue http://mh370lost.tumblr.com/ (mh370lost.tumblr.com) More...

Asiana Hearing transcript of events in the cockpit

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Summarised from the presentation, following the sequence of events in the cockpit. (fearoflanding.com) More...

B-1B Lancer with its nose to the ground

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Amazing video of wheels-up landing when the front gear failed. (fearoflanding.com) More...

Chautauqua 4723 CLE-LGA

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ERJ-135 departs CLE, enters holding pattern over western PA, returns to CLE. (flightaware.com) More...

Resurrecting Planes Through Art

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once airborne, these aircraft have now become land based artwork. (twistedsifter.com) More...

Firefly Partners with Enrich

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With immediate effect, all Enrich members are now able to earn and redeem Enrich miles when flying with Firefly. Enrich is a Malaysia Airlines Frequent Flyer Programme which aims to recognize and reward frequent flyers with free travel and special benefits. (www.expatgomalaysia.com) More...

European Commission gets tough on FAB implementation

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The European Commission has launched the first infringement proceedings against European Union (EU) member states it believes are impeding progress on the Single European Sky (SES) through their failure to implement Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs). In the first phase of the EU’s infringement process, the Commission has issued letters of formal notice to Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Luxembourg—which together with Switzerland make up the Functional Airspace Block Europe Central… (atwonline.com) More...

Premature aging of 787's

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Parts found on Indian 787's only a year old look like to have suffered premature 'ageing' as parts look like they have done 5-7 years. (economictimes.indiatimes.com) More...

Flybe: Guernsey to Southampton morning flight 'may not be lost'

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The early morning southampton flight from guernsey airport could continue even if flybe closes it bas in the island, the airport director says. The airline is consulting with staff and unions about closing six of its british isle bases to save £85m. Colin Le Ray, airport director, said an empty plane could be flown to the island and used to take passengers to Southampton, to arrive before 8am. Twele people will lose there jobs if the base is closed. Mr Le Ray said until Flybe finalised its plans… (www.bbc.co.uk) More...