Squawks & Headlines ✈ General ✈ Popular (24 hours)

Officials probe first possible drone-related aircraft crash in the US

Submitted
 
US authorities have started investigating what could be the first drone-related aircraft crash in the US, according to Bloomberg. Pilots have been reporting more and more drone sightings these past few years based on data from the FAA, but most of those incidents have been harmless. That might not be the case this time around. The pilot and student flying the helicopter that crashed in South Carolina on Wednesday told investigators they saw a small drone appear in front of them while practicing… (www.engadget.com) More...

Antonov An-148 Simulations to Check Warning System Effectiveness

Submitted
 
Russia's federal air transport regulator is to use a full-flight Antonov An-148 simulator to examine whether the type's warning systems on in-flight upset are adequate. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Heated Seats Now Standard on New Daher TBM 910/930s

Submitted
 
Daher has added electrically heated seats as standard equipment on 2018-production TBM 910 and 930 turboprop singles. Once the pilot engages the mode via a master control in the cockpit, each occupant can choose whether to use the heating and select either light or moderate heat settings. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Airbus Chief Hails A400M Contract Review As 'Breakthrough'

Submitted
 
Airbus foresees a charge worth €1.3 billion ($1.6 billion) associated with the A400M programme for 2018, after the manufacturer reached a tentative agreement with its launch customers to revise their contracts for the tactical transport. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

A380 Production Will Create 'Digestible' Losses: Airbus

Submitted
 
Airbus intends to reduce A380 output to six units a year from 2020 in a bid to sustain its flagship programme while keeping losses from the aircraft's production at a "digestible" level. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Boeing Receives 787-10 Production Certificate

Submitted
 
Moving a step closer to first delivery next month, the US Federal Aviation Administration awarded Boeing a production certificate for the 787-10 on 15 February, the manufacturer says. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Airbus in Talks on Further Hike in Single-Aisle Production

Submitted
 
PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus said it was in talks with suppliers to increase the production rate of its best-selling single aisle jet further, with its chief executive also calling on engine makers to deliver on their commitments after high-profile delays. (www.reuters.com) More...

Delta to take Canadian made C Series jets until U.S. facility opens

Submitted
 
Delta Air Lines said Thursday it will take delivery of Canadian-made C Series jets this year after Bombardier Inc. scored a big trade victory in the United States against Boeing. The U.S. airline said it will accept the first of the 75 CS100s it ordered later this year until the Airbus/Bombardier facility in Alabama is up and running. (www.canadianbusiness.com) More...

Why the B-52 bomber will fly for 100 years

Submitted
 
The Air Force jusIn the world of heavy bombers, none has prevailed as long as the B-52 Stratofortress. The Cold Warrior joined the U.S. arsenal in 1954, eventually becoming part of a nuclear triad that, along with strategic missiles and submarines, was aimed at giving the Soviet Union pause. After the Berlin Wall fell, it slowly became an aerial jack of all trades. With its long range, minimal operating cost and ability to handle a wider array of weapons than any other aircraft, it just didn’t… (www.msn.com) More...

American Airlines agent saves 2 girls from alleged human trafficking suspect

Submitted
 
SACRAMENTO, California (KTRK) -- A man is accused of trying to lure two underage girls to New York with the promise of jobs in entertainment and modeling. But a quick-thinking American Airlines ticketing agent is being credited with keeping the girls safe after they were just one free flight away from meeting a suspected human trafficker. (abc13.com) More...

PICTURES: 'Qatar maroon' features in Air Italy livery

Submitted
 
The livery of Meridiana successor Air Italy was unveiled in Milan today by investors Qatar Airways and Alisarda. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

(Video) How to wash an A380 without water

Submitted
 
On the occasion of World Environment Day, Emirates is showcasing an environmentally friendly aircraft cleaning technique that has enabled the airline to save millions of litres of water every year. Since early 2016 Emirates has been using an aircraft 'drywash' technique to clean its fleet of over 250 aircraft. As indicated by the name, little or no water is involved in cleaning the aircraft, which is in contrast to conventional methods of aircraft cleaning which typically use thousands of litres… (www.youtube.com) More...

Bullets in carry-on baggage lead to flight delay at Victoria International Airport

Submitted
 
The passenger had been cleared through pre-board screening but a further review of an X-ray image identified what airport officials called a “threat item.” (www.timescolonist.com) More...

Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

Submitted
 
Bombardier expects to begin delivering CSeries aircraft to Delta Air Lines this year, saying there is no longer any impediment to delivering CS100s straight from its Mirabel, Canada, final assembly line to the Atlanta-based airline. (atwonline.com) More...

Sixty-six fatalities from Aseman ATR crash: ministry

Submitted
 
Iran's transport ministry says the loss of an ATR 72 turboprop operated by Iran Aseman Airlines has resulted in 66 fatalities. The ministry has established an operations centre to handle the aftermath of the crash. It states that the aircraft, operating between Tehran and Yasouj, came down near Semirom in west-central Iran. Fatalities included 60 passengers and six crew members, it adds. Iran's president has ordered the establishment of a commission to investigate the accident. The Iranian Civil… (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Login

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