Squawks & Headlines ✈ General ✈ New (This Week)

American Airlines plane makes emergency landing at DFW Airport after compressor fails

Submitted
An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Wednesday night after a mechanical failure caused flames to come from the engine. The Fort Worth-based carrier said there was a problem with the engine compressor on the left side engine but that the engine itself was not on fire.... (www.todayaviationnews.com) More...

Terrified passengers see ‘engine on fire’ as American Airlines flight from Dallas is forced to make emergency landing

Submitted
An air stewardess on board an American Airlines jet filmed the terrifying moment flames started shooting out the rear of the aircraft as it took off from Dallas Fort Worth. The three-year-old Airbus A321 suffered an engine malfunction moments after it left the runway forcing the pilot to seek an immediate return to the airport. (www.stumbleupon.com) More...

VIDEO: Muslim Man Angry at Delayed Flight Beats Up Police at Frankfurt Airport

Submitted
A Muslim man angry at his flight being delayed beat up two police officers at Frankfurt Airport in a video that has gone viral. (aviationsquad.com) More...

The World’s Best and Worst Airlines – According to TripAdvisor

Submitted
Did you know you could submit a review of your airline using TripAdvisor? The website recently gave users the chance to rate their flight, as well as their accommodation, in a move it claims will “demystify” what is becoming an increasingly confusing market place for travellers. But which airlines score highest on TripAdvisor – and which are propping up the table?... (www.todayaviationnews.com) More...

Photos: Boeing's groovy Tiger Lounge in the belly of the Boeing 747

Submitted
This might look like Austin Powers' shagadelic private jet but it's the real deal, baby – all the way from the circular staircase and animal-print furniture to the lurid orange carpet. You're looking at the aptly-named Tiger Lounge, which Boeing actually built back in the late 1960s for its first generation of the 747 jumbo jet. (aviationsquad.com) More...

Turkish Airlines fired more than 100 employees, including management and cabin crew

Submitted
Dismissals at the national carrier occurred after it was determined the employees were linked to a religious movement President Erdogan has said attempted to overthrow the government. (www.stumbleupon.com) More...

Virgin Atlantic Learns That The Best Way To Save Fuel Is To Ask Its Pilots

Submitted
How do you make significant fuel savings in kerosene-guzzling jet airliners? The easiest way is to just tell the pilots to take their feet off the pedal, and ease up on the jet fuel a little. (aviationsquad.com) More...

Boeing Sees $2.1 Billion Cost on 787 Dreamliners, Air Tanker

Submitted
Boeing Co. said it expects to report a $2.1 billion after-tax accounting cost for the second quarter as it absorbs expenses from programs with well-publicized stumbles: the 787 Dreamliner, the 747-8 jumbo jet and a refueling tanker for the U.S. Air Force. The largest blow is related to the Dreamliner, Boeing’s carbon-fiber jet, which debuted more than two years late in 2011, according to a company statement Thursday. The U.S. planemaker is writing off two flight-test aircraft, at a cost of $847… (www.airplanenews.net) More...

British Airways flight to Crete forced to make emergency landing after overpowering smell of cannabis filled the plane

Submitted
British Airways flight to Crete forced to make emergency landing after overpowering smell of cannabis filled the plane. A flight packed with British holidaymakers on their way to Greece was forced to make an emergency landing after an overpowering smell of cannabis filled the cabin. (www.todayaviationnews.com) More...

Cathay passenger damages plane ceiling, causes 3-hour delay

Submitted
A Cathay Pacific flight to Thailand was delayed for three hours after an angry passenger who could not find a place to store his luggage tore a hole in the ceiling of the brand-new plane, Apple Daily reports. (aviationsquad.com) More...

New airline still awaiting certificate for take-off today, says report

Submitted
A new airline is aspiring to take to the skies today – provided Malaysian aviation authorities give them an air operator’s certificate by this evening. The Malaysian Reserve quoted a spokesman for Suasa Air, a new local carrier, saying that they have a flight from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Langkawi, scheduled at 5.30pm today. (www.stumbleupon.com) More...

Fire on board North Korean passenger jet forces it to make emergency landing in China

Submitted
A North Korean passenger aircraft travelling from Pyongyang to Beijing has made an emergency landing in an northeastern Chinese city after catching fire, Xinhua reported. The Air Koryo plane, North Korea’s state-owned and only airline, landed at an airport in Shenyang, in northeastern China on Friday, after the aircraft caught fire, the news agency reported. (www.onesuccessful.com) More...

‘I Will Be Watching You’, American Airlines Attendant Told Muslim Man

Submitted
Washington: In a case of alleged discrimination in the US, a 40-year-old Muslim man was removed from a plane after a flight attendant publicly announced his name, seat number and said she would be “watching” him. The matter came to light on Wednesday when the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) complained to transport authorities that Mohamed Ahmed Radwan was removed from the American Airlines Flight last December because of his “identifiably Arabic and Muslim name.” (www.todayaviationnews.com) More...

North Korean Air Koryo plane makes emergency landing in China: Xinhua

Submitted
A North Korean Air Koryo airplane made an emergency landing in China's city of Shenyang due to a fire, China's official Xinhua news agency said on Friday. (www.todayaviationnews.com) More...

Boeing Delivers 6000th Next-Generation 737

Submitted
 
Boeing has delivered the 6000th Next-Generation 737 this week. The aircraft is a 737-800, delivered to Turkish Airlines. (airwaysmag.com) More...

JetBlue: First Cuba flights will launch next month

Submitted
 
JetBlue’s first regularly scheduled flights to Cuba will begin next month, with fares beginning at $99 one-way. JetBlue’s first non-charter Cuba route will launch Aug. 31, when it begins nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and the central Cuban city of Santa Clara. JetBlue initially will operate three flights a week before going to daily service on Oct. 1. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Southwest Airlines senior ops honcho's memo reveals meltdown's big impact

Submitted
 
Southwest Airline's massive technology outage that caused a near collapse of the carrier's operations nationwide last week continues to reverberate throughout the low-fare airline, and is likely to do so for many days and weeks to come. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

Boeing Considers Ending Production of Iconic 747

Submitted
 
Boeing Co. said in a regulatory filing Wednesday that it may stop production of the 747, ending nearly a half-century of producing the plane that became the aircraft of choice for the U.S. president and other heads of state. The prospect of ending 747 production after years of weak sales would close a chapter of Boeing's history that began when the humped jetliner won its first orders from Pan American World Airways five decades ago. (www.marketwatch.com) More...

United to drop a hub

Submitted
 
UAL may be poised to drop one of its hubs - either LAX or DCA. (www.fool.com) More...

MH370 Captain 'Plotted Indian Ocean Course in Simulator'

Submitted
 
Australian officials have confirmed that data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 showed that someone used the device to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed, the AP reports. (www.newser.com) More...

The Captain Jepp Challenge

Submitted
 
Sharpen your aviation knowledge and become a safer pilot through the quarterly Captain Jepp Challenge—as a bonus, you’ll be entered in monthly drawings for $250 MyGoFlight gift cards and for the grand prize drawing for a trip for two to EAA AirVenture 2017 (two-night stay and airfare included). (www.aopa.org) More...

Unstable approaches at major air show fly in.

Submitted
 
Oshkosh Airventure air show had some weather and airport issues that lead to some dangerous close encounters and rough landings.. (m.aviationweek.com) More...

Embraer's Phenom 100E Evolves to EV

Submitted
 
Embraer has launched the next upgrade to its Phenom 100 entry-level jet, the Phenom 100EV, which will be equipped with a new flight deck based on the Garmin G3000 suite and be powered by modified Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F1-E engines. Announced today at EAA AirVenture 2016, the upgraded model is scheduled to reach the market in the first half of 2017. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Beechcraft Honors U.S. Bonanza Society with Custom G36

Submitted
 
At the annual meeting of the American Bonanza Society this week during EAA AirVenture 2016, Textron Aviation unveiled its G36 Sport Package to honor the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Bonanza owners’ group. To be available next year, the custom interior and paint scheme will also honor the 70th anniversary of the Bonanza, which was first certified in 1947. (www.ainonline.com) More...

FAA Releases VOR Decommissioning Policy

Submitted
 
The FAA formally published its policy including the criteria for selecting hundreds of VOR navigation aids that will be decommissioned over the next decade. The policy, released today, further outlines the process for decommissioning. The agency has selected 308 VORs to be decommissioned as the agency moves to a satellite-based navigational system (www.ainonline.com) More...

Germany's 4K invest assumes full ownership of Adria Airways

Submitted
 
Adria Airways (JP, Ljubljana) majority shareholder and 4K Invest subsidiary, AA International Aviation Holding, says it has acquired the remaining 0.86% in outstanding Adria stock that it did not control originally. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Bulgaria Accuses Russia of Airspace "Provocation"

Submitted
 
Bulgaria has joined the long list of Russia's neighbors who have accused it of violating its airspace. (www.eurasianet.org) More...

Phenom 300 Skids off Runway at Sugar Land, Texas Airport

Submitted
 
Looks like they are attempting to cover the tail number. (www.click2houston.com) More...

THAI’s first A350 XWB takes to the skies

Submitted
 
The first A350 XWB for Thai Airways International (THAI) has completed its maiden flight over the skies of South West France. The aircraft bearing the airline’s distinctive livery will now enter the final phase of production, including further ground and flight tests. (www.airbus.com) More...

How Were They So Wrong About MH370?

Submitted
 
It wasn't supposed to end like to this. Earlier today, ministers from the three nations responsible for finding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370-Australia, China, and Malaysia-announced that they would stop looking for the lost jet once the current 46,000-square-mile search zone is completed this fall. The decision was essentially an acknowledgement that they'd come up empty-handed in their quest to find the plane that disappeared from the face of the Earth in March 2014 with 239 people on board.… (www.yahoo.com) More...

JetBlue Considers Adding Routes to Europe

Submitted
 
JetBlue Airways Corp. said it is considering adding routes to Europe in the next few years, as it reported second-quarter results on Tuesday that beat Wall Street expectations. A move into the European market would be a major strategic shift for the primarily domestic discount airline. (www.wsj.com) More...

Video: A-26 Invader Nose Gear Collapse On Landing

Submitted
 
On Monday, July 25th, the A-26 Invader "Silver Dragon" suffered a nose gear collapse on landing at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. The crew had already executed a go around after hearing a pop while cycling the gear, and orbited to troubleshoot the problem. Eventually the decision was made to land on runway 36. (www.youtube.com) More...

Frontier expands to Punta Gorda, shifts three routes from Fort Myers

Submitted
 
After years of trying, Florida's Punta Gorda Airport has landed service from a second commercial carrier. That will come from Frontier Airlines, which will launch nonstop flights between between the airport in southwest Florida and Chicago O’Hare, Philadelphia and Trenton, N.J. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Iran's Nasim Air adds maiden B737 Classic

Submitted
 
Nasim Air (Isfahan Int'l) has added a maiden B737-400 to its fleet in the form of PK-CKA (msn 25169). (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Photos of Boeing's funky 'below-decks' lounge in the cargo hold of the original 747-100

Submitted
 
Designed in the late 1960s for the first 747 jumbo jets, Boeing's shagadelic 'Tiger Lounge' looks like something from Austin Powers' private jet! (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Boeing: 1.5 Million Pilots and Technicians Needed by 2035

Submitted
 
The airframer predicts that 617,000 new airline pilots and 679,000 technicians will be needed for the coming 20 years, showing a growth of 10.5 percent for pilots over the 2015 outlook and 11.3 percent for maintenance technicians. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Textron reveals Cessna Denali Turboprop

Submitted
 
Cessna’s new Denali—formerly known under its “SETP” (single-engine turboprop) project name—went on display for the first time at EAA AirVenture. Or at least its cabin mockup did. The Denali will come with a six-seat standard seating configuration but a nine-seat, high-density seating option will be available. The Denali is being promoted as a 285-knot airplane with a full-fuel payload of 1,100 pounds and a 1,600-nautical-mile range at a high-speed cruise power setting. Cessna says that the… (www.aopa.org) More...

White House takes aim at a fast-growing source of emissions: airplanes

Submitted
 
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday took a key step toward limiting pollution caused by the nation’s fleet of commercial aircraft, part of a broader push in the Obama administration’s waning months to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA issued a scientific assessment known as an “endangerment finding,” which determined that emissions from certain kinds of plane engines contribute to pollution that fuels climate change and creates health risks for Americans. Emissions that… (www.washingtonpost.com) More...

China Rolls out World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft

Submitted
 
The Xinhua News Agency said the AG600 rolled off a production line in Zhuhai in southern China on Saturday. It measures 37 meters (121 feet) in length with a wingspan of 39 meters (128 feet). The report cites Chinese state aircraft maker, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, as saying the plane is nearly as big as a Boeing 737. (abcnews.go.com) More...

[Video] Harrier Nozzles Glowing Red During Night Landing At Sea

Submitted
 
AV-8B Harrier landing at night on the USS Boxer at sea. The Harrier's nozzles glow red as the jet increases thrust for a gentle vertical touch down. (www.youtube.com) More...

OHP releases names in plane crash; Vance AFB reports air show will continue as scheduled Saturday

Submitted
 
ENID, Okla. — Two men killed flying a biplane crash Thursday evening have been identified by Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Randell "Randy" Lee Harris, 55, was piloting a 1993 Runyan S/Harris R Skybolt 300 with Air Force 1st Lt. Dale Bryan Shillington, 25, riding along when he lost control of the aircraft, around 6:40 p.m., an OHP report states. (www.enidnews.com) More...

Singapore Airlines to switch Houston stopover from 4Q

Submitted
 
Singapore Airlines (SQ, Singapore Changi) has announced it will switch the stopover on its Singapore Changi to Houston Intc'l flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Manchester Int'l with effect from October 30 of this year. The route will continue to operate 5x weekly. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

MH370 Search to Be Suspended as New Evidence Hints the Flight Glided

Submitted
 
Officials from Malaysia, Australia, and China have come as close as they could to saying that the greatest mystery in modern aviation, the disappearance of Malaysia Flight 370, will remain unsolved. (www.thedailybeast.com) More...

Login

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