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The First A380 for Malaysia Airlines

Lufthansa 747-8I to Serve Low Demand Economy-Class Markets

New Details for Boeing 737 MAX Revealed

FAA Directive on PW4000 Turbine Due To Design Flaw

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Lufthansa 747-8I to Serve Low Demand Economy-Class Markets

Posted on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, a launch customer of the 747-8 Intercontinental (747-8I), received its first 747-8I on April 25, 2012. On 4th May 2012, the airline announced that it will operate the 747-8I on its long-haul markets where demand is weak for economy class seats.

New Details for Boeing 737 MAX Revealed

Posted on Mon, 03 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT

Boeing Commercial Airlines has revealed several design details for 737 Max. 

Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 Crashed in Indonesia

Posted on Tue, 21 Aug 2012 23:00:00 GMT

A new Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 crashed on 9 May 2012 near Mt Salak, Indonesia, killing all with 45 people onboard. The aircraft disappeared from the radar about an hour after taking off from Jakarta. 

Lufthansa Launches first 747-8I Flight from Frankfurt to Washington DC Dulles

Posted on Sun, 19 Aug 2012 23:00:00 GMT

Lufthansa flight LH416, the first Boeing 747-8I passenger service, flew from Frankfurt to Washington Dulles on 4 June 2012. With a flying time of 7 hours and 57 minutes, the aircraft landed 10 minutes ahead of schedule. 

New Livery for Air New Zealand

Posted on Thu, 02 Aug 2012 12:32:12 GMT

Air New Zealand, the national airline and flag carrier of New Zealand, has unveiled a new livery – a black colour scheme and a new, modern lettering style. The airline will retain its iconic symbol, a Maori koru, an unfurling silver fern, which will be set on a black tail. 

Cathay Pacific Places First Order For Redesigned Airbus A350-1000

Posted on Thu, 02 Aug 2012 12:28:13 GMT

Cathay Pacific has placed an order for 10 redesigned A350-1000 jets, and the order is worth $4.2 billion. The airline will also convert 16 of its ordered 36 A350-900 jets to the new model; hence, the airline will have 26 of the largest variant of the A350 family.

Top 10 Most Devastating Plane Crash Videos

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2012 05:59:59 GMT

There have been a number of devastating airline disasters and crashes caught on video over the years. One day we sifted and sorted, viewed and reviewed tons of hair-raising, harrowing airplane crash video footage. Warning--don't watch any of this before you go on your next flight!

The First A380 for Malaysia Airlines

Posted on Fri, 29 Jun 2012 10:49:24 GMT

Malaysia Airlines, the government-owned flag carrier of Malaysia, has received its first Airbus A380. The aircraft will get into service on 2 July 2012, serving the London Heathrow-Kuala Lumpur route.

Air New Zealand Grounded Entire Fleet of ATR 72-500s Turboprops

Posted on Thu, 26 Apr 2012 08:00:00 GMT

Air New Zealand (ANZ) grounded its entire fleet of ATR 72-500 turboprops on 18th March 2012 after hairline cracks were discovered around windows of one aircraft’ cockpit.

Bolivia's Aerosur Ceases Operations

Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2012 06:00:00 GMT

Aerosur, Bolivia's largest airline ceased all international and domestic operations on 31 March 2012 because of unpaid taxes. 

Cracks Discovered on Qantas two A380s

Posted on Sat, 14 Apr 2012 08:00:00 GMT

Qantas Airways has confirmed that there are severe “type two” cracks on the wings of two Airbus A380 aircraft the airline has inspected to date. The airline is now discussing the cost of repairing the cracks with Airbus, and is seeking compensation from the plane maker.

FAA Directive on PW4000 Turbine Due To Design Flaw

Posted on Thu, 12 Apr 2012 05:00:00 GMT

On 23rd March 2012, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) adopted a new airworthiness directive (AD) that requires operators of 954 Pratt & Whitney PW4000-series turbofan engines on US-registered wide body aircraft to retire the engines' first stage high pressure turbine (HPT) hubs prematurely. 

Airbus: No New Engine Plans for A330neo

Posted on Tue, 03 Apr 2012 06:00:00 GMT

Airbus has ruled out extending its potential A330 improvements to new engines. However, the airframer is interested in broadening the twinjet's appeal and lengthening its production life ahead of A350 development.

Pilots of a Lufthansa Cargo Boeing MD-11F Crash Failed to Recognize Bounce

Posted on Sat, 24 Mar 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Saudi Arabian investigators have reached the conclusion that the pilots of the Lufthansa Cargo Boeing MD-11F that crashed on landing at Riyadh on July 27th, 2010, failed to recognize the landing bounce that occurred before a sequence of hard touchdowns and the destruction of the aircraft.

Ryanair Has Concerns With the Boeing 737 Max

Posted on Wed, 21 Mar 2012 06:00:00 GMT

Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary has expressed his lack of confidence in Boeing's 737 Max. He described the re-engineered narrow body as a "dog's dinner of a design" that had been drawn "on the back of a fag packet as a response to the [Airbus] Neo".

RealFlying Cockpit Cessna 340A II Video Now Available

Posted on Mon, 19 Mar 2012 11:00:00 GMT

Cessna 340A II is the last commercial flying Cessna in Germany, and now you can see a video about this aircraft. Go on a flight, relax and enjoy hearing the powerful TSIO-520-NB engines roar throughout the entire flight from Bayreuth (EDQD) to Osnabruck (EDDG).

FAA Proposes Wiring Change on Boeing 737

Posted on Thu, 15 Mar 2012 09:00:00 GMT

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed some changes on the overhead panel and wiring for Next Generation Boeing 737 aircraft.

Airbus Commits To Offer Higher Weight A380 Aircraft by Year 2013

Posted on Mon, 27 Feb 2012 11:21:16 GMT

Airbus has announced that it will offer a higher-weight version of the A380 to its customers early next year.

AirNav Systems Releases AirNav RadarBox 3D

Posted on Mon, 06 Feb 2012 19:04:06 GMT

In February 2010, AirNav Systems announced its release of AirNav RadarBox 3D, a tri-dimensional worldwide flight tracking software. AirNav Systems is the leading provider of ADS-B real-time global flight tracking solutions. The company owns the only existing global ADS-B flight tracking network. The company’s new release, AirNav RadarBox 3D, is the world's first tri-dimensional worldwide flight tracking software.

Terror in the Sky: The Top 5 Biggest Air Disasters in History

Posted on Mon, 11 Jul 2011 17:10:52 GMT

Why is there a huge hole in the side of the World Trade Center? On the morning of Sept 11, 2001 I flipped on the Today Show morning news program in Los Angeles a few minutes before 6am. They were showing a video of a huge gaping hole in the side of one of the World Trade Center buildings, with a massive black cloud billowing out. One of the anchors, Katie Couric said, “As Matt just mentioned we have a breaking news story to tell you about. Apparently a plane has just crashed into the World Trade Center here in New York City.”

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