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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!

US Navy Will Test the Boeing P-8 Poseidon This Summer

Posted on Tue, 03 Jul 2012 09:00:00 GMT

The US Navy has announced that it will start testing the Boeing P-8 Poseidon this summer.

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.

Etihad Reduces Its A350-1000s Order, Expresses Interest in 777X

Posted on Thu, 24 May 2012 16:16:47 GMT

Etihad Airways, flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has slashed its order for A350-1000s from 25 to 12. 

USMC MV-22 Crashes in Morocco, Kills 2

Posted on Tue, 15 May 2012 17:18:55 GMT

An MV-22 Osprey tilt rotor crashed on 11 April 2012 in Agadir, Morocco. There were four Marines onboard, two were killed and two were seriously injured.

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. 

Final Assembly for A350 Static Airframe Begins in Toulouse

Posted on Tue, 10 Apr 2012 10:18:41 GMT

Airbus has embarked on final assembly of the first A350, the static airframe, at its assembly production line in Toulouse, France.

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).

The First Boeing 747-8I Delivered

Posted on Sat, 17 Mar 2012 12:51:35 GMT

Boeing delivered the first 747-8 Intercontinental (747-8I) on 28 February 2012. The aircraft flew from the company’s Everett, Washington facility, on its way to Vancouver, Canada.

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.

Malaysia Airlines Unveils the Design of its First Airbus A380-800 Aircraft

Posted on Wed, 14 Mar 2012 18:58:06 GMT

Malaysia Airlines has revealed the design and specifications of its first Airbus A380-800 aircraft, which will be delivered in June 2012. The aircraft will have a new livery on its exterior.

NTSB Recommends Safety Upgrades for Boeing 737 Cabins and Crew Seats

Posted on Mon, 12 Mar 2012 16:27:09 GMT

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued new safety recommendations for passenger service units (PSUs) and crew seats in the Next Generation Boeing 737 family aircraft.

USAF T-38 Trainer Replacement Program Deferred to 2020

Posted on Fri, 02 Mar 2012 06:00:00 GMT

The US Air Force (USAF) T-X program, focused on replacing the T-38C Talon fleet, has been deferred due to the US Department of Defence’s latest budget proposal.

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.

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