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Blue Seat Found On Reunion Island! Could This Be MH370

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A cleaner found a seat on the island of Reunion. Could this be more debris from MH370 (www.ibtimes.com) More...

New Dreamliner Damaged By Hail

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New American Airlines 787 Dreamliner Damaged By Hail in Beijing. (finance.yahoo.com) More...

Abusive passengers taken away by police from Leeds Bradford airport

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Jet2 is continuing its campaign to stamp out the offensive customer behaviour with two passengers being arrested for disruptive and abusive conduct towards its cabin crew. (www.harrogate-news.co.uk) More...

What Barnacles Could Tell Us About MH370

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All eyes have been on Reunion Island these past few days, but some of the action has now shifted to Paris following Saturday's arrival of a piece of debris believed to possibly be from MH370. (www.newser.com) More...

Malaysia: MH370 'Wreckage' Was Really 'Domestic Ladder'

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A senior Malaysian official says that an object found in Reunion has been confirmed as "a domestic ladder" and is not a plane part, amid media reports that a new piece of plane debris was found on the island. (www.newser.com) More...

Photos, video: Zodiac Aerospace teases innovative aircraft cabin designs

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Inflight lounges with seats for take-off and landing, split-class cabins with a central divider and seats with built-in directional speakers – they're just some of the advanced concepts conjured up in Zodiac Aerospace's vision for the future of air travel. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

MH17, the Forgotten Catastrophe

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Now in Ask the Pilot: Remains of the Day. As Debris From Flight 370 Washes Ashore, MH17 Becomes the Forgotten Catastrophe. Plus, what took so long for those pieces to be found? (www.askthepilot.com) More...

Delta reduces Dubai service

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DELTA from 01OCT15 is reducing operations on Atlanta – Dubai for the winter season, as the Skyteam member plans to operate 5 weekly flights, instead of daily. Tuesdays and Sundays service from Atlanta is cancelled. (airlineroute.net) More...

Object not part of MH370

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The part found Sunday isn't part of flight 370. We don't know what it is but its not a 777. (6abc.com) More...

Crash of Delta 191: 30 years since hell 'ripped open' in Dallas

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30th Anniversary of the crash of Delta Flight 191. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Air Canada takes delivery of first 787-9.

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Air Canada already has the 787-8 but The 787-9 is larger and Canaries more passengers . Air Canada is planning to fly the 787-9 from Toronto to Dubai and New Delhi (finance.yahoo.com) More...

Seems like the Pentagon is having seconds thoughts about the F-35 programme

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If this bird did not meet the performance as estipulated in the contract not the price (lets not forget that it started at about 56 million and now it is 85 million PLUS the cost of engines ~ 115 million) this damn weapons programme has to be ditched and the responsable individuals have to explain where and how they were wrong so that this does not happen again (this is wishful thinking of course) (www.fool.com) More...

Wrong trimming caused Greek F-16D crash in January

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Investigators has found, improper trimming as the cause for the crash of a Hellenic Air Force (HAF) F-16D fighter jet, during taking off for a training sortie from Los Llanos Air Base, Albacete, Spain on 26 January 2015. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Debris described as aircraft door found on Reunion Island

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Possibly another piece of MH370 has washed up on Reunion? (www.wsj.com) More...

Another Delay Hits Boeing KC-46A Tanker

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The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has run into another snag with the new plane. (247wallst.com) More...

There Have Been Four High Profile Airplane Crashes In One Day

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No less than four high-profile aviation incidents, three in the UK and one in Colombia, have rocked the aviation world within the last 24 hours. These included the loss of a shadowy Colombian Air Force CASA 235, an Embraer private jet with three of the Bin Laden family on board, a Folland Gnat performing at a huge car event, and a Spitfire that crashed during a test flight. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

Flight TK79 dispatch from 30,000ft: 'God, this is it. This is payback.'

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When a stray mobile phone was found on board a Turkish Airlines flight, the captain, suspecting an Isis bomb, made an emergency landing in Warsaw (www.theguardian.com) More...

Great Moments in August Aviation History

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From the first female pilot (1911), founding of IATA (1919), Boeing 299 speed records, the last Douglas Skymaster, the first Douglas DC-10, Boeing's merger with McDonnell Douglas, Virgin America starts operations, Boeing rolls out the 737-900ER, and the sale of the last piece of Pan Am, the Pan Am International Flight Academy... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Connected glasses to improve Airbus A330 production efficiency

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Airbus has validated an innovative new tool- "connected" glasses, that can increase efficiency and save time on the A330 airliner final assembly line. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Close Call: Delta Pilot Spots Drone Just Before Landing

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A Delta pilot flying into JFK airport in New York spotted a drone off its right wing as it approached the runway, the Federal Aviation Administration said today. (abcnews.go.com) More...

Phenom 300 crashes on landing, Blackbushe, England

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Four people died when a business jet crashed at a private airport in Hampshire and ploughed into an adjacent car auction centre, police have said. The pilot of the aircraft and the three passengers (members of the Bin Laden family) all died, while no one on the ground was killed. The Phenom 300, a light aircraft with space for up to nine passengers and thought to be worth £6m, crashed as it attempted to land at Blackbushe airport, seven miles north-west of Farnborough, a spokesman for the… (www.theguardian.com) More...

Video: Lufthansa 747-400

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Lufthansa 9928, traveling from KBGR to KTUL earlier this morning, did a very low altitude flyby for their KLEW employees this morning. Not very often we see a 747 flying at 1,000 feet in Maine, let alone this height! The Auburn, ME based employees are working on a restoration project of a Lockheed Constellation that was retired from Lufthansa service decades ago. (www.facebook.com) More...

AA 1658 evacuated

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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport led to evacuations on Thursday, with three people suffering minor injuries on one flight (hisz.rsoe.hu) More...

Tracking of flaperon to Paris; FMEE / RUN- LFPO / ORY (Af #671)

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Watch as the flaperon makes its way to Paris.Aircraft-Boeing 777-300ER Speed 395 kts (planned: 457 kts) Altitude 17,600 feet (graph) (flightaware.com) More...

MH370 Search: Mystery of Missing Jet Might Be Solved This Weekend

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SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion — It will take at least another day to learn whether missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 crashed into the sea 16 months ago (www.nbcnews.com) More...

$75K Reward Offered to Find Drone Pilots at Wildfires

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Firefighters battling California wildfires keep running into the same problem over and over—drones. (www.newser.com) More...

Marines declare initial F-35 squadron ready for combat, sources say

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WASHINGTON • U.S. Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph Dunford has declared an initial squadron of 10 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35B fighter jets ready for combat, sources familiar with the decision said on Friday. (www.stltoday.com) More...

Only in Australia! Not a bird strike but a kangaroo strike!

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A REX Regional Express Saab 340B, registration VH-ZLR performing flight ZL-3653 from Mildura,VI to Melbourne,VI (Australia), was accelerating for takeoff from Mildura when the aircraft collided with a Kangaroo prompting the crew to reject takeoff. The aircraft came to a safe stop but was disabled on the runway. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained damage. The airline confirmed the aircraft's right hand propeller collided with a kangaroo on takeoff from Mildura still in darkness, the… (www.aeroinside.com) More...

767 uses taxiway as runway

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At Singapore Changi Airport a JAL 767 used a taxiway as runway. The plane had 10 crew and 198 passengers and was flight 38. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Airbus reports profits up by 34%

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Europe's aircraft maker Airbus said net profit rose 34% in the first half of the year to €1.52bn (£1bn). (www.bbc.com) More...

BA Implements New Boarding Procedures, Reduces Size of Carry-On Bags

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British Airways announced a new procedure for boarding as well as a reduction in the size of hand baggage that can be brought onto the aircraft. The most significant change is to the order of in which passengers will board. Effective immediately, passengers will board based on two criteria:... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

More debris from Island where MH370 possible went down found

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A beach cleaner has come across more debris which was found next to the B777 plane wing which was found a few days back a suitcase containing clothing and other items were found next to this big piece that was washed up on shore. Many of the island residents say they had seen the MAS B777 fly over low a year ago and it may have come down out at sea not far from the last sighting of MH370. But who is to say this belongs to the flight and just maybe it's possible the wreckage is near by and thing… (www.9news.com.au) More...

Kansas State University at Salina Accepts Dilivery of the First of Four New Beechcraft G36 Bonanzas.

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Today, the Kansas State flight administration accepts dilivery of 4 new Beechcraft G36 Bonanzas. The dilivery is part of replacing the K-State fleet with new modern aircraft. The G36 comes with a G1000 glass cockpit and 6 passenger seating arrangement.. (www.ksal.com) More...

Hong Kong Airlines to launch Australian flights in January 2016

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Hong Kong Airlines will begin direct flights to Queensland's Gold Coast region in what would be the first Australian route for the airline. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Allegiant executives were flying plane that ran low on fuel

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Two executives with pilot licenses were flying the Allegiant Air jet that made an emergency landing at a closed airport because it nearly ran out of fuel (finance.yahoo.com) More...

Texas businessman recovers cellphone that fell from plane

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A North Texas businessman used the "Find My iPhone app" to find his phone in a pasture after it fell about 9,300 feet during a flight from Houston. Ben Wilson says his cellphone still works. Wilson, who owns Gas Corporation of America in Wichita Falls, and a pilot were in a Beechcraft Bonanza returning home Monday. (kxan.com) More...

Internet plane from Zuckerberg - Aquila

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Mark Zuckerberg has announced Aguila, which is a solar powered unmanned. It's target is to beam Internet from sky to ground that has no Internet access. (www.facebook.com) More...

Toronto Airport Pedestrian Tunnel Opens Under Lake Ontario

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With much fanfare, the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Pedestrian Tunnel opened Thursday. The tunnel, which was built under Toronto Harbor on Lake Ontario, provides a direct connection from the airport to downtown Toronto by a public-private partnership. It was built to decrease the amount of time it takes for passengers to get to the island airport and eliminate the need to travel to the airport by ferry... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

A Bellanca 17 runs out of fuel lands on road adjacent to KTLH.

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Apparently the Bellanca ran out of fuel and landed on Capital Circle SW, adjacent to Tallahassee International. That portion of the road runs parallel to RWY 18/36. (www.wtxl.com) More...

NASA Langley crashes a plane for science

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A small, single-engine plane nose-dived into the dirt Wednesday in Hampton, then flipped tail-over-nose onto its back. (www.dailypress.com) More...

Judge Grills Airline Lawyers Over His Lost Luggage

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Anyone whose luggage has been lost by an airline now has a patron saint in the form of Justice Peter Smith in Britain. (www.newser.com) More...

Boeing's largest union calls McNerney job threat 'unacceptable'

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NEW YORK • The president of Boeing Co's largest union called "unacceptable" a threat by Boeing Chairman Jim McNerney to move jobs due to the uncertain future of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a sign of discord between the plane maker and its labor force. (www.stltoday.com) More...

How You Lose An Airplane In The 21st Century

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MORE THAN A year ago, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared from air traffic controller scopes on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The captain, with more than 18,000 hours of flight time, gave no warning and no mayday call. (www.wired.com) More...

Aer Lingus reveals short-haul Aer Space premium class

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Aer Lingus will debut a new premium cabin on its short-range UK and European flights towards the end of this year in an attempt to snare more of the business travel market. Dubbed Aer Space, the concept follows the 'EuroBusiness' model in which a standard economy class seating is marketed with add-on benefits designed to appeal to the corporate flyer. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

New TSA Chief Promises to Improve Airport Security

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The new head of the Transportation Security Administration vowed to tighten airport security, better train employees, and make security screenings “less invasive” for PreCheck members.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Airplane catches fire at Milwaukee's Timmerman Airport

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MILWAUKEE -- A single-engine plane caught on fire Wednesday evening at Milwaukee's Timmerman Airport. The plane had radioed in for a "go-around", or aborted landing, just before the fire, according to TODAY'S TMJ4's photojournalist Mark Was. There's no word yet on what caused the fire, or how many people were on board. (www.scrippsmedia.com) More...

Video: F-4 Phantom II Rockets out of Tyndall AFB for the Last Time

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Final departure of the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron's last QF-4 Phantom on Tyndall AFB, Fla. Lt. Col Todd Houchins, 53rd Test Support Squadron commander, will fly the QF-4 cross-country to Holloman AFB, New Mexico, where the jet will remain for its final missions. (youtu.be) More...

US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday. (news.yahoo.com) More...

United Airlines Computers Reportedly Hacked

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United Airlines, the world’s second largest airline, had its computer systems breached by hackers in the spring. The breach, which was not publicly reported, is believed to be the work of the same hackers who have hit other large targets in recent months ... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

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