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JSTARS Called To Improve Scheduling Speed as the E-8D Marches On JSTARS Called To Improve Scheduling Speed as the E-8D Marches On

Posted on Mon, 07 Sep 2015 15:36:11 GMT (3402 reads)

Shots were fired recently as Northrop Grumman says that it should not be taking sixteen years for the US Air Force to re-capitalize the Boeing 707 E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System. In the same interview, they released a barrage at the USAF as they also stated it should not take an eleven month “risk reduction” period to get the party started. The storm comes from the recent selection by the USAF for Northrop, Boeing and Lockheed Martin to all have access to the next-generation contracts for JSTARS designs. 

Germany's Hypersonic SpaceLiner Starts Taking Shape Germany's Hypersonic SpaceLiner Starts Taking Shape

Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:04:41 GMT (2961 reads)

You have no doubt heard of stories of this in the past; the space cruiser that could take a group of people from anywhere in Europe to Australia in an hour and a half. This was concept laughed down and “dreamed up” by German Aerospace experts in the past decade, but it looks like we might finally have something that would provide the cynic and the doubters wrong. Indeed, in the last few days the German Aerospace Center’s SpaceLiner could be entering a deeply exciting design phase, further than it has ever been able to reach in the past. 

Do You Recognize This Aviation Pioneer? Do You Recognize This Aviation Pioneer?

Posted on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:03:56 GMT (4462 reads)

This British aviation pioneer was born near Manchester, England, in 1877, the son of a doctor.  After quitting school at age 14, he travelled to western Canada for a year. Upon returning to England, he worked in railway locomotive shops. He became interested in aviation while observing albatrosses during a stint in the British Merchant Navy.

Germanwings Alps Plane Crash: Possible Causes Germanwings Alps Plane Crash: Possible Causes

Posted on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:13:53 GMT (16772 reads)

Unless you have totally managed to avoid the media for the last two days, you will no doubt have witnessed the atrocious scenes that have taken place nearby Nice, towards the French Alps. An Airbus A320-200 aircraft flying under Germanwings, Flight 9525, was taking 150 people (including 6 crew) across from Barcelona, Spain to Dusseldorf, Germany. The aircraft, however, never made it to Germany as it crashed 100 km to the north-west of Nice. 

Do You Recognize This Pioneer Who Dominated Early 20th Century Aviation? Do You Recognize This Pioneer Who Dominated Early 20th Century Aviation?

Posted on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:55:03 GMT (5251 reads)

Born in 1882 to a clergy family in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, this aviation pioneer formed a long-standing aircraft manufacturing company that designed and produced legendary military and civilian aircraft.

Search For Missing Malaysian Plane Is Setting Up to Be History's Most Expensive Search For Missing Malaysian Plane Is Setting Up to Be History's Most Expensive

Posted on Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:40:24 GMT (29031 reads)

The race is still on to find the missing Malaysian plane that disappeared on March 8, 2014. While the hope to find survivors is gone, there is still hope to find the plane just to know what happened in the last moments. However, this is setting up to be one of the most expensive searches in the history of plane searches.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Disappears from Skies Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Disappears from Skies

Posted on Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:52:38 GMT (27337 reads)

It has been reported by Malaysia Airlines that they have lost contact with their flight MH370.  The contact was lost while the aircraft was flying through airspace controlled by Vietnam.

Quest to Find 10 of the World's Safest Airlines Quest to Find 10 of the World's Safest Airlines

Posted on Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:15:32 GMT (36978 reads)

Recent news about major problems with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has made me very concerned about the safety of the world’s stock of commercial aircraft. I read on the BBC website a summary of the Dreamliner’s problems. They include cracked windshields, computer malfunctions, battery breakdowns, fan shaft failures, fuel spills, oil leakages and more. 

Staff and Fleet Cuts at Iberia to Stop Financial Decline Staff and Fleet Cuts at Iberia to Stop Financial Decline

Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:19:01 GMT (19877 reads)

The entire airline industry has been in a crisis state over the past four years, and the future continues to look uncertain. 

Lenders Approve Turnaround Plan for Scandinavian SAS Lenders Approve Turnaround Plan for Scandinavian SAS

Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:13:14 GMT (16405 reads)

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has obtained an approval for securing financing from its lenders and bankers to roll over its huge debt. 

Silk Air Places a Large Order of 54 737s Worth Nearly $5 b Silk Air Places a Large Order of 54 737s Worth Nearly $5 b

Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT (16987 reads)

SilkAir (Singapore) Private Limited, Singapore Airlines’ regional arm, has placed an order for 54 Boeing 737s – 23 Next-Generation 737-800s and 31 737 MAX 8s.

Singapore Airlines Terminates Nonstop USA Flights, Orders New Aircraft Singapore Airlines Terminates Nonstop USA Flights, Orders New Aircraft

Posted on Sun, 25 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT (13197 reads)

Singapore Airlines has announced that it will stop its long haul nonstop flights to Newark and Los Angeles in late 2013.  

Boeing Pitching Double Stretched 787 to Airlines Boeing Pitching Double Stretched 787 to Airlines

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012 22:56:17 GMT (17646 reads)

A bigger and improved Boeing 787 Dreamliner could be gracing the skies within the next 5 years. 

Silk Air to Purchase 68 Boeing Aircraft Silk Air to Purchase 68 Boeing Aircraft

Posted on Fri, 26 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT (6172 reads)

Silk Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, has announced that it has signed a letter of intent to purchase 68 Boeing aircraft valued at about $5 billion at current prices. The agreement includes an order for 31 Boeing 737-8 Max aircraft, 23 Boeing 737-800s, and purchase rights for another 14 aircraft. 

Jets Fly In spite of Ground Collision Jets Fly In spite of Ground Collision

Posted on Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:08:30 GMT (4268 reads)

A Ryanair 737 recently took off on a scheduled flight despite passengers reporting the aircraft had struck another aircraft on the ground.

United Airlines Commemorates Rollout of its First Boeing 787-8 United Airlines Commemorates Rollout of its First Boeing 787-8

Posted on Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:23:45 GMT (7723 reads)

On 2 August 2012, United Airlines celebrated the rollout of its first Boeing 787-8 at Boeing’s Everett, Washington plant. The airline is the US launch customer for the type and will take delivery of the aircraft in September 2012.

British Airways A380 Deliveries Postponed to Q3 2012 British Airways A380 Deliveries Postponed to Q3 2012

Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2012 22:07:39 GMT (102883 reads)

British Airways, the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom is in negotiations with Airbus regarding the delivery of its first batch of A380s. British Airways placed an order for 12 Airbus A380s in 2007, with delivery set for between 2013 and 2016.

BFU Investigates Air Berlin's Extreme Fatigue Distress Call BFU Investigates Air Berlin's Extreme Fatigue Distress Call

Posted on Sat, 13 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT (6140 reads)

German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Investigation, known as Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung (BFU) in German, has announced that it is investigating a distress call made by Air Berlin pilots on May 5, 2012. 

Dana Air MD83 Aircraft Crashed in Lagos, Killing All 153 on Board Dana Air MD83 Aircraft Crashed in Lagos, Killing All 153 on Board

Posted on Thu, 11 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT (7180 reads)

A Boeing MD-83 owned by Dana Air, a low budget commercial airliner, crashed soon after taking off near Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, on 3 June 2012. The aircraft was flying to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.

European Airlines Continue to Face a Gloomy Year European Airlines Continue to Face a Gloomy Year

Posted on Tue, 09 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT (3728 reads)

The Association of European Airlines (AEA) has announced that its members will record a loss of €1.5 billion ($1.8 billion) in 2012. 

Ryanair Bids for Remaining Stock in Aer Lingus Ryanair Bids for Remaining Stock in Aer Lingus

Posted on Sun, 07 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT (4512 reads)

On 20 June 2012, Ryanair, which owns 29.4% of Aer Lingus stock, made a surprise bid for the remaining shares in Aer Lingus. Ryanair plans to offer €1.30 per share, valuing Aer Lingus at about €694m.

SriLankan Airlines to Become Part of Oneworld SriLankan Airlines to Become Part of Oneworld

Posted on Fri, 05 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT (5289 reads)

Oneworld has announced that SriLankan Airlines will join the alliance in 2013.

United Airlines Orders 150 Jets Worth Nearly $15 Billion United Airlines Orders 150 Jets Worth Nearly $15 Billion

Posted on Wed, 03 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT (7883 reads)

As part of its continued investment plan, United Airlines has ordered 150 Boeing 737s in a deal worth $14.7 billion. 

American Airlines Evaluating a Change in Jet Livery American Airlines Evaluating a Change in Jet Livery

Posted on Mon, 01 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT (5316 reads)

American Airlines has announced that it is considering adopting a new look for its jets. Captain Jim Dees, fleet captain for American Airlines' Boeing 777s and future 787s, announced the company’s plans to update its livery while on a tour of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner at Dallas-Fort Worth airport. 

Boeing Investigating a 757 Replacement Boeing Investigating a 757 Replacement

Posted on Sat, 29 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (6376 reads)

Boeing Commercial Airplanes stopped producing Boeing 757 in 2004 in favor of the 737 due to a growing preference for smaller aircraft in the industry. The narrow-body twin-engine jet airliner is the largest single-aisle passenger aircraft built by Boeing.

Lufthansa and ALC – Launch Customer Contenders for Boeing 787-10X Lufthansa and ALC – Launch Customer Contenders for Boeing 787-10X

Posted on Thu, 27 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (5869 reads)

Lufthansa and Air Lease Corp (ALC) are competing to be the launch customer for Boeing's 787-10X.

Pinnacle Airlines Has Filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection Pinnacle Airlines Has Filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Posted on Tue, 25 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (5002 reads)

Pinnacle Airlines, a US regional carrier, has filed for bankruptcy protection in an effort to deal with its escalating debt.

Qantas Places $2b Order for Leap-1A Engines to Power 78 Airbus A320neos Qantas Places $2b Order for Leap-1A Engines to Power 78 Airbus A320neos

Posted on Sun, 23 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (7254 reads)

Qantas Airways Limited has chosen LEAP-1A, a high-bypass turbofan engine by CFM International, to power its 78 Airbus A320neo aircraft, currently on order. 

The Indian Government Has Approved Restructuring Loan for Air India The Indian Government Has Approved Restructuring Loan for Air India

Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (4060 reads)

The financially struggling Air India has received a new ‘lifeline’ – the Indian Government has approved a $5.8 billion (Rs300 billion) restructuring loan to save the airline.

Air Asia to Buy Indonesia’s Batavia Air Air Asia to Buy Indonesia’s Batavia Air

Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (4135 reads)

AirAsia, a Malaysian-based low-cost airline, is set to purchase Indonesia’s Batavia Air in a deal that will enable AirAsia to control a bigger share of the expanding Indonesian market. The deal will also boost AirAsia’s competitiveness against other low cost carriers in the local market, including Citilink, Mandala Air and Lion Air.

Boeing Optimistic About 747-8I Sales Boeing Optimistic About 747-8I Sales

Posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (6088 reads)

Boeing is optimistic about prospects for its new jumbo, the 747-8I. The aircraft manufacturer is confident that sales for the 747-8I will increase soon.

Jet2 Profits Drop, But Package Holiday Segment Performs Well Jet2 Profits Drop, But Package Holiday Segment Performs Well

Posted on Sat, 15 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (4888 reads)

Jet2.com Limited, a British low-cost airline, has announced that it earned £21.7 million ($34.1 million) profit for the full year to 31 March 2012, which is a 10% decline on profits achieved in the previous year.

Ryanair Cancels 30% Of Its Morocco flights Ryanair Cancels 30% Of Its Morocco flights

Posted on Thu, 13 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (7067 reads)

Ryanair has announced that by 1 October 2012, it will have canceled 34 weekly services to and from Morocco, which is about a third of its flights, due to a dispute over airport charges.

SITA Changes Baggage Tracing Service for Chinese Speakers SITA Changes Baggage Tracing Service for Chinese Speakers

Posted on Tue, 11 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (3368 reads)

SITA, the leading specialist in air transport communications and information technology, has announced that it has implemented some changes to its lost baggage tracing service in order to customize it for Chinese speakers.

UTair Aviation Places Order for 20 Airbus A321s UTair Aviation Places Order for 20 Airbus A321s

Posted on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (6617 reads)

Russian airline UTair Aviation, commonly known as Utair, has placed an order for 20 Airbus A321 aircraft. This is the airline’s first order for Airbus aircraft.

An Agni Air Dornier 228-200 Crashed in Nepal, Killing 15 An Agni Air Dornier 228-200 Crashed in Nepal, Killing 15

Posted on Sun, 09 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (5213 reads)

An Agni Air Dornier 228 crashed on 14 May 2012 while trying to land at Jomson Airport, Nepal, killing 15 of 21 people on board.

Concerns of a Looming Crisis in European Defence Industry Concerns of a Looming Crisis in European Defence Industry

Posted on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (5412 reads)

A new industry report has been issued, warning of an imminent crisis in the European defence industry.

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

Posted on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (7034 reads)

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 New Details for Boeing 737 MAX Revealed

Posted on Mon, 03 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (8516 reads)

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

Sweden and Norway Investigating C-130J Crash Sweden and Norway Investigating C-130J Crash

Posted on Sat, 01 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (5032 reads)

Swedish and Norwegian authorities are investing the 15 March 2012 crash that killed five crewmembers on board a Royal Norwegian Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft.

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