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Airbus A350 achieve 370 minute ETOPS

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The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the new Airbus A350-900 airliner for ETOPS (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) beyond 180 minutes diversion time, including an option for up to 370 minute maximum diversion time. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Airbus to launch A321neoLR to replace 757

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Airbus is marketing an enhanced version of the A321, with increased range designed to fill the niches filled by the 757 such as thin Transatlantic routes. (leehamnews.com) More...

Russian titanium crucial for U.S. aerospace industry

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Despite sanctions US aerospace industry imports considerable amount of titanium from Russia (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Embraer rolls out new airlifter prototype

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Embraer rolled out its new KC-390 transport plane destined to become airlifter and aerial refuelling platform of Brazil (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

A Supersonic 'Mini Concorde' Business Jet is going to Happen

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This bird was reviled in 2004 and the company is partnering with Airbus to build the bird. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) More...

FlightAware Releases Major Enhancements to Global Flight Tracking for Business Aviation

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FlightAware is announcing major developments to global flight tracking at NBAA 2014, including the launch of FlightAware’s worldwide ADS-B network, additional foreign and worldwide data sources, and the ability to track flights without available flight plans, in the US and abroad. (flightaware.com) More...

Delta to Wall Street: Don't Tell Us How to Run Our Airline

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Fresh from hounding JetBlue CEO Dave Barger out of a job because the carrier provided too many luxuries to its coach-fare passengers, some Wall Street analysts have turned their sights on Delta . (www.msn.com) More...

Landing at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Cessna 172

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Night Landing at Chicago O'Hare Airport with ATC Audio. (www.youtube.com) More...

P-51 Mustang Restoration Includes Operational .50cal Machine Guns (Video)

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There are few crafts that demand such attention to detail as high-end aircraft restoration. Millions of dollars are plowed into aircraft in horrible shape, some even pulled from glaciers or the sea, and they are meticulously rebuilt by hand. One P-51 owner in particular wanted his Mustang to go a step further than all others- operational .50cal machine guns. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

Former ANZ B744 ZK-SUH

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I had noticed this particular aircraft or the former operator air new zealand which was a b744-475 was put on other aviation sites as sold to GE which brought this jet. My sources at air new zealand who are credible have said this aircraft was flown to Victorville and was to be parted out. Below is a updated link as well from a site which has the correct info as well. Its sister aircraft a B744 ZK-NBV was flown to Roswell to be broken up in the resting place of her sister aircraft ZK-NBS which… (www.airfleets.net) More...

Aspiring Playboy Model, Private Pilot Arrested With About $2 M In Ecstasy At OC Airport

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SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say they arrested a man and a woman at John Wayne Airport after a tip and found the pair were in possession of more than 50,000 ecstasy pills and about 90 pounds of the pill in powder form, called MDMA. The woman has been identified as an aspiring Playboy model and Vancouver real estate agent named Krista Marieann Boseley, 30. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

I survived a flight with the Red Bull Air Race

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“You’ll be flying in the front seat,” I was told on a clear, sunny morning in Las Vegas. My pilot Petr Kopfstein — who was about to hold my stomach (and my life) in his hands — said it with an easy smile, so I responded with a laugh. I thought he was joking. He wasn’t. (www.theverge.com) More...

Virgin Galactic White Knight 2 Formation Near SFO

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Presumably this was with a Virgin aircraft. Anyone know for sure? (www.chonday.com) More...

Falcon Business Jet Crash at Moscow Airport - 4 killed

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DEVELOPING STORY: Not clear what type of Falcon Jet. At least 4 killed although reports of 5 bodies recovered. Reportedly hit a snow plow on takeoff (rt.com) More...

Top 25 Coolest Aircraft

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What makes an airplane "cool?" Suffice it to say, we know it when we see it. It just kind of hits you. Almost all of the airplanes here do something really differently (whether subtle or in-your-face). (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Video: C-17 Formation Night Countermeasure Flares

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C-17s from JBER, McChord, Travis, and Hickam trained at night near Anchorage as part of Large Package Week, formerly known as Jump Week. Each aircraft deployed countermeasure flares, dropped heavy equipment as well as 600 USARAK soldiers at the Malamute Drop Zone. Video by Airman 1st Class Carly Kavish. (www.youtube.com) More...

The Artistry of the Gear-Up Landing

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Bored as I sometimes am with Aviation Hall of Fame nominees and Lifetime Achievement Awards, to amuse myself, I'm inventing a new category: Best filming of a gear-up landing. I'm calling it the Oh-S&^t Award and hope to announce it every year about this time. (www.avweb.com) More...

Video: AirNZ's final Hobbit safety video is "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made"

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Air New Zealand has shot its final Hobbit safety video, and it's an epic clip which is fittingly titled "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made" - starring Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins), Dean O’Gorman (Fili the Dwarf) and Sylvester McCoy (Radagast). (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Epic Aircraft Photo Flight Over Catalina Island With Thunderbirds Pilot

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A behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to fly in formation with an Epic turboprop flown by a former USAF Thunderbirds pilot. (youtu.be) More...

Nice Gulfstream 650 landing and takeoff

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Nice landing and takeoff. I like the asymmetric use of thrust reversers when turning before takeoff. (www.youtube.com) More...

Formation takeoff and cliff running flight.

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Formation take off from Stewart international KSWF and formation flight past the Shawangunk Ridge, NY, (vimeo.com) More...

Would you hesitate to declare an emergency?

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My right seat passenger was a Horizon Air first officer. She thought she was used to bumpy rides. I was flying her to her domicile. She was supposed to report for work there within four hours of our scheduled arrival time. (generalaviationnews.com) More...

Pilot strike disrupts 200,000 Lufthansa passengers

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Lufthansa said it had been forced to ground more than 2,100 flights. "It had found pilots willing to take care of 700 flights," Reuters adds. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Plane with malfunctioning landing gear to make emergency landing at DIA

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... The plane is a midsized twin jet-engine corporate Hawker 800. It took off from Centennial Airport and has been circling the area trying to burn off fuel before making an emergency landing.... (kdvr.com) More...

Delta CEO: Boeing 747s will be retired by 2017

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If you want to book a flight on one of Delta Air Lines' Boeing 747s, the clock is ticking. The carrier plans to retire the last of the 13 747s in its fleet by 2017, CEO Richard Anderson said during the carrier's third-quarter earnings call Thursday. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Virgin Australia buys all of TigerAir Australia – for $1!

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Virgin Australia will take total control of TigerAir Australia under plans to buy the remaining 40% of the loss-making low-cost airline – for the princely sum of $1! (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Tulsa Air National Guard F-16's Collide over Kansas

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Tulsa Air National Guard F-16's collide over Western Kansas. (www.newstalkkzrg.com) More...

Airline CEO & Knight Says MH370 May Not Be Under Water

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It has been over seven months since the Boeing 777-200 with 227 people on board disappeared without a trace (flightclub.jalopnik.com) More...

Japan Unveils First Passenger Jet After 4 Years of Delays

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Japan unveiled its first passenger jet today after a delay of almost four years, with a helping hand from bullet-train specialists as it prepares for test flights next year. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

First Japan passenger jet in 4 decades rolling out

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TOKYO (AP) — The first made in Japan passenger jet in four decades reaches a development milestone later this week. A "rolling out" ceremony in Nagoya, central Japan on Saturday will unveil the long awaited Mitsubishi Regional Jet, or MRJ, a fuel-efficient lightweight carbon-fiber composite passenger plane. Major Japanese machinery maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries says the MRJ90 will seat 88 people, while the MRJ70 will seat 76, and the planned MRJ100X will have 100 seats. (finance.yahoo.com) More...

German intelligence says stolen missile downed MH17

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If the scoop in Der Spiegel is correct, and there have been no official denials, then Russian separatists did shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 with a BUK missile, but one stolen from a Ukraine military base, rather than supplied by Russia. (blogs.crikey.com.au) More...

Qatar's Doha-Frankfurt flights to go all-A350 in 2015

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Qatar Airways will soon take the reins of the world's first Airbus A350XWB, which passengers can experience on the airline's Doha-Frankfurt flights from January 2015. There's no word yet on a specific launch date in January, although QR69 and QR70 between Doha and the German business hub will also score the A350 "shortly" after it appears on QR67/68 - making Doha-Frankfurt an all-A350 route for the airline. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

American Airlines flight AA 104 to London had to make a U-turn 45 minutes after taking off from the John F Kennedy Airport

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NEW YORK: American Airlines flight AA 104 to London had to make a U-turn 45 minutes after taking off from the John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) here at 9pm Saturday following a technical problem. (www.nst.com.my) More...

Plane missing since 4/05/14 located in Florida.

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Plane along with remains located in Marion County Florida enroute to Zephyrhills Florida. (www.ocala.com) More...

Special Operations unit on verge of fielding most advanced Chinook helicopter ever

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The 'Night Stalkers' helicopters include advanced flight controls, improved agility and a tougher airframe that is machined as one piece, rather built piece-by-piece from sheet metal. (www.washingtonpost.com) More...

Common Type Rating for A350 and A330 jetliners

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Airbus A350 XWB and A330 jetliners has received Comman Type Rating pilot training approval from EASA and FAA. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

The 15 Coolest Airline Paint Jobs In The World

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As airlines and airplanes have evolved, so have their "liveries" — the exterior designs, including paint colors and logos, on the aircraft. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

Why Boeing Keeps Losing Money on Each 787 Dreamliner

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Amid all the fine financial news Boeing (BA) can tout—a record order backlog, robust profit margins, a higher profit outlook—one of the airplane maker’s dreariest performers continues to be its highest-tech, most fuel-efficient product: the 787 Dreamliner. (www.businessweek.com) More...