Aviation

The great Muslim civil war — and us

The U.S. shoots down a Syrian fighter-bomber. Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria. Russia threatens to attack coalition aircraft west of the Euphrates. What is going on?<p>It might appear a mindless mess, but the outlines are clear. The great Muslim civil war, centered in Syria, is approaching …

Military Aircraft

GOP House Bill Would Give Control Of Air Traffic To Airlines and Aviation Lobbying Groups.

The House Transportation Committee Chairman, Bill Shuster, today unveiled his bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, make other aviation changes and, significantly, privatize U.S. air traffic control. The bill would create a federally chartered, not-for-profit corporation called …

Civil Aviation

Bone-sniffing dogs to search for Amelia Earhart's remains

Four border collies will head to an uninhabited island where some believe the pioneer aviator died after disappearing in 1937.<p>It's one of the most enduring mysteries of our time: what happened to pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 as she attempted to …

CAE Outlook Says Half of Future Pilots Haven’t Yet Begun Training

Some training issues still unresolved.<p>If ever there were a time in history to look closely at an airline flying career, it’s now. CAE yesterday …

Flying

American Airlines is changing who makes its uniforms after over 3,500 employees reportedly suffered from intense allergic reactions

As an airplane passenger, the last thing you want to see is your cabin crew falling ill around you.<p>Apparently, that's exactly what has been happening for some American Airlines employees ever since the launch of the airline's new uniforms less than a year ago.<p>Of the airline's 70,000 employees, …

Airlines

Amazon Vision of Deliveries by Drone Gets Boost in FAA Measure - Bloomberg

Amazon.com Inc.’s bid to deliver goods via drone directly to a consumer’s doorstep would get a boost under aviation legislation proposed Thursday.<p>The …

Drones

Trump meets wireless, drone executives on new technologies

| WASHINGTON<p>U.S. President Donald Trump offered support for emerging technologies including unmanned aerial vehicles and next-generation wireless networks in a meeting on Thursday with the chiefs of AT&T Inc and General Electric Co and other business leaders.<p>The White House brought together venture …

FAA

Think Your Flight Is Late Now? Wait Until There's No Pilot

It could become an existential crisis if someone doesn't quickly find a solution.<p>From the viral stories about disasters in airline customer relations, it can be hard to find good news about the industry. There has been some, like the coming return of supersonic flights that could cut travel time by …

Paris Air Show

US F-15 Eagle vs Russian Su-27 Flanker

The F-15 Eagle – an air-superiority fighter that has dominated the dogfight arena sine it was introduced into service, then later emerged as a superb …

Military Aircraft

Pilots condemn ditching of proposed tougher UK laws for laser attacks

Decision puts ‘lives of passengers and crew at risk’, says union<p>Airline pilots have expressed anger after a planned crackdown on people who shine lasers at aircraft was dropped by the government.<p>In February the Department for Transport announced its intention to introduce legislation meaning people …

Airbus' Leahy reveals negotiating tricks after 'last air show'

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus <AIR.PA> sales chief John Leahy, one of the dominant figures of modern aviation, hinted on Thursday he would retire this autumn, as he wrapped up what he said would be his last air show by revealing a few precious negotiating tricks.<p>The 67-year-old New Yorker, who has …

Paris Air Show

British Airways Seeks Planes and Crew From Qatar During Proposed Flight Attendant Strike

With some of its cabin crew members preparing to strike next month for roughly two weeks, over pay and benefits, British Airways is considering …

Airlines

This is how close a Russian fighter jet got to a US recon plane

So this is pretty close. US European Command photo of Russian jet coming as close as 5 feet of US reconnaissance aircraft on Monday …

Military Aircraft

U.S., Europeans to meet next week on aviation security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. technical experts will hold more talks in Brussels next week in an effort to avert expanding a ban on in-cabin large electronics like laptops to airports in Europe and other regions, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security chief said on Thursday.<p>The United States is …

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Airbus unveils new aircraft and a floating black box

At the Paris Air Show, Airbus aimed to overfly Boeing with a redesigned version of its giant A380 and a concept aircraft that flies both like a helicopter and an airplane.<p>Just a few feet away from where arch-rival Boeing showed off its new 787-10 and 737 Max 9 airliners, Airbus set up shop at the …

Aerospace

EASA publishes safety information on wake vortex

<b>EASA published a Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) to remind pilots and air traffic controllers about the risks associated with wake turbulence</b> …

Aviation Safety

What I Missed At The Paris Air Show

Boeing exceeded expectations on Paris Air Show 2017.<p>Boeing met expectations regarding the MAX 10 and NMA.<p>None of the wide body sales that I tipped …

Paris Air Show

At Paris Air Show, Boeing Outsells Rivals

LE BOURGET, France -- Boeing Co. outsold rival Airbus SE at the Paris Air Show, with the world's top two plane makers combining to secure $114 billion in deals.<p>Boeing Thursday said it had secured 571 new orders and commitments during the industry gathering that typically is a hotbed for plane …

Paris Air Show

Italian airport makes pesto exempt from liquid ban

<b>In an era of high-security air travel, many a passenger has fallen foul of the rules banning liquids on planes.</b><p>But now an Italian airport has decided to waive the 100ml maximum limit - as long as the liquid is pesto.<p>More than 500 jars have made it through since Genoa's Cristoforo Colombo airport …

Italian Food

How robots have transformed history and you had no idea

As any devotee of Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise knows, the Ark, a Cybertronian spacecraft carrying an invention to end the war between the …

Military Aircraft

‘Toxic’ cabin air on your flight linked to cancer, neurological problems: WHO report

The cabin air inhaled by passengers and flight crews on commercial airplanes has been linked to several alarming health concerns such as cancer, …

Canadian News

Wizz Air opens first UK base at Luton

Budget airline Wizz Air has opened its first UK base at London Luton Airport, brushing off concerns about the impact of Brexit on the European aviation industry.<p>The London-listed company, which mainly caters for the Central and Eastern European market, called the move a “major investment in the UK …

Airlines

This simple trick will help you stay calm when your plane hits turbulence

• <b>Captain Ron Nielsen runs a Fearless Flight program to help people overcome their fear of flying.</b>• <b><br>He says writing your name with your non-dominant hand distracts your brain and can help you stay calm during turbulent flights.</b><p>Airplanes are designed to withstand more force than even the bumpiest …

Watch passengers cheer as abusive British woman is kicked off easyJet plane

"Enjoy your holiday in Stansted," the crowd shout as the woman is escorted off the plane<p>And now for the best way to ruin a holiday before it's even …

Aviation Safety

Iran's Zagros and Airtour to buy Airbus planes

Iranian carriers Iran Airtour and Zagros Airlines have agreed to purchase a combined 73 planes from Airbus, in a last-minute flurry of deals for the …

Iran

Saying goodbye to a beloved airplane

The flight was supposed to be pretty much a routine trip, though not really a happy one. I was relocating my turbocharged 1984 Cessna TU206G …

Palm Beach County

Airbus Sales Boss Concedes Paris Defeat But Won’t Go Just Yet - Bloomberg

Airbus SE sales chief John Leahy conceded defeat to Boeing Co. at his last European air show, marking a rare show of humility from the American who …

Paris Air Show

Propelled by MAX 10, Boeing thumps Airbus at Paris Air Show

<b>June 22, 2017, © Leeham Co.:</b> The Boeing 737 MAX 10 received a rousing endorsement from lessors and airlines last week at the Paris Air Show.<p>There …

Paris Air Show

South Africa's Gripen Fighter Jets Will Stalk Rhino Poachers

Gripen pilots will use their targeting pods to hunt down the illegal hunters.<p>Saab<p>Rhino poachers operating in South Africa, especially along the …

Military Aircraft

Thai flight attendants welcome Britney Spears with 'Toxic' video

(CNN) — Who could forget the music video to Britney Spears' 2003 hit "Toxic"?<p>The American pop star plays a flight attendant in the video, directed by award-winning music video director Joseph Kahn.<p>The racy track remains one of Spears' best-loved hits.<p>Real-life flight attendants might be more used …

Air New Zealand