Aviation

Is the U.S. Air Force Ready for a New Light Attack Aircraft?

Flying branch begins search for its next close air support plane<p>by DAVE MAJUMDAR<p>The U.S. Air Force is expected to hold demonstrations this summer to …

Fighter Aircraft

American Airlines pilot dies after medical episode on flight

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An American Airlines pilot died after having a medical episode just before landing in Albuquerque.<p>The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2oBo8K5) that the captain declared a medical emergency on flight 1353 a couple of minutes before landing at Albuquerque …

Airlines

10 airports where emergency landings happen all the time

As we reported this week, Bangor International in Maine is one of the busiest airports in the world when it comes to emergency landings. But it's not alone.<p>Here are 10 more airports that often find themselves the first port of call for stricken aircraft crossing the globe.<p>Key emergency diversion …

Airports

The military's F/A-18 jet keeps choking off oxygen to pilots during flight

F/A-18 Hornets of all variants seem to be affected by a serious issue: oxygen shortage, or hypoxia, is plaguing the fleet of Legacy (A/B/C/D), Super Hornet (E/F) and Growler (EA-18G) aircraft.<p>As reported by Bloomberg News, all models of F/A-18 have shown steady yearly increases of what the Navy …

Fighter Aircraft

Yet Another Version of the U.S. Army's New Spy Plane Appears in Arizona

This Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System model has a powerful radar pod underneath its fuselage.<p>Bill Word/FlickrCC<p>Another …

Military Aircraft

Emirates, Scoot planes damaged in Singapore

Two planes operated by Emirates [EMIRA.UL] and Singapore Airlines' wholly-owned, low-cost carrier Scoot were damaged at Singapore's Changi Airport [CHAP.UL] on Thursday.<p>Singapore newspaper The Strait Times, quoting a Scoot spokesman, reported a Scoot aircraft's left wing was damaged after it came …

Airlines

Centre announces 45 new air routes under its regional connectivity scheme

The flights linking 31 cities under the Udan – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik – initiative are expected to be operational within four to six months.<p>The …

Civil Aviation

Drug Bust In Ohio University Airport: Significant Quantity Of Suspected Cocaine Found In Unauthorized Plane

Authorities have seized "a significant quantity of suspected cocaine" concealed in an unauthorized aircraft after it landed at Gordon K. Bush Ohio …

Berlin’s Airport Debacle: Five Years Late and Counting - Bloomberg

You think you have a travel story from hell? Try this one: The inaugural flight from Berlin’s new international airport is almost five years late, …

Airports

UDAN: From Air Odisha to Captain Gopinath's Air Deccan win bids; why it is a rough flight ahead

<b>New Delhi:</b> Air Odisha Aviation has won the bid to connect the maximum number of unserved airports in India in the first round of bidding for the …

Airlines

Tillerson to waive human rights conditions on Bahrain fighter jet sale

(CNN)Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has notified Congress the State Department intends to waive human rights conditions attached to the sale of fighter jets to Bahrain, Senate Foreign Relations spokeswoman Micah Johnson confirmed to CNN.<p>The Obama administration signed off on the sale of F-16 …

Military Aircraft

Plane bursts into flames during harrowing landing

A Peruvian Airlines jetliner with 141 people on board burst into flames and skidded to a stop after its landing gear collapsed, according to …

Boeing

These female pilots are smashing stereotypes and becoming huge Instagram stars

• Men continue to dominate the aviation industry, but a growing number of female pilots are challenging gender stereotypes with their cockpit photos on …

Instagram

Flying around Angeles City: Omni Aviation

Shares 0<p>Have you ever thought of flying around your city or over a volcano? That’s what we decided to do: flying around Angeles City. As we are based …

Airplanes

Bodies of five people found in wreckage of missing helicopter over Snowdonia

<b>The bodies of five people have been found with the wreckage of a missing helicopter in Snowdonia.</b><p>North Wales Police confirmed the fatalities …

Helicopters

Small plane make emergency landing on South Florida highway

Officials say a small plane had to make an emergency landing on a South Florida highway.<p>The Miami Herald (https://goo.gl/FiimNu ) reports that …

Aviation Safety

Scoot, Emirates aircraft come into contact at Changi Airport while taxiing before take off

Flight TZ188 had to be re-timed after the wing of the aircraft made contact with EK405 while it was taxiing for take-off in the early hours of …

Airlines

Five people killed in Snowdonia helicopter crash

<b>Five people have been killed in a helicopter crash in north Wales.</b><p>A massive air and land search was launched on Wednesday afternoon after the aircraft vanished en route from Luton to Dublin.<p>Supt Gareth Evans of North Wales Police said on Thursday the crash site had been located and the bodies of …

European News

​Air Combat Commander hints at rapid acquisition for new standoff aircraft

The US Air Force could field its Penetrating Counterair platform on a fast track, according to the service’s head of Air Combat Command.<p>The USAF will …

Fighter Aircraft

East Libyan fighter jet crashes outside Tobruk, four killed

A fighter jet belonging to east Libyan forces crashed in a residential area south of the city of Tobruk on Wednesday, killing the pilot and a family of three, military officials said.<p>The MiG jet suffered a technical fault while it was being piloted by Saleh Joudah, the commander of Tobruk air base, …

Military Aircraft

Kayak adds tool to help fliers compare economy, 'Basic Economy' fares

December's #avgeek photo gallery<p>Economy. Basic Economy. Main Cabin.<p>As airlines roll out an increasingly complex array of fares just for a seat in the economy cabin, it’s become harder for casual travelers to keep up with exactly what’s included in their tickets.<p>It’s also become a challenge for …

Airlines

A Pearl Harbor Mystery

When you collect a certain kind of airplane, after a while, those airplanes seek you out. That is more or less is what happened to Kent Pietsch. …

Pearl Harbor

When Man Sees Ruins of Home Destroyed by Plane Crash, Neighbor Can't Believe the Look on His Face

<i>Note: This article contains coarse language that may offend some readers.</i><p>Norm Keller wasn't alone as he looked at the charred remains of his house. …

Aviation Safety

Aviation ministry plans to draw rules for a no-fly list but it won’t be an easy affair

The Ministry of Civil Aviation is planning to frame a set of rules to govern how airlines can deal with situations which require barring people from …

Airlines

IATA Calls US UK Electronics Ban Unacceptable

<i>PHOTO: IATA’s Alexandre de Juniac criticized the electronics ban put in place by the US and UK. (photo via Flickr/Ecole University)</i><p>Alexandre de …

United Kingdom

China-made large amphibious aircraft to fly in May

GUANGZHOU - China's large amphibious aircraft AG600 will embark on its maiden flight in May from the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai, according to …

Aerospace

Peru: Passengers flee to safety as Boeing 737 jetliner catches fire after crash landing

<b>Lima:</b> A Peruvian Airlines jetliner caught fire seconds after crash-landing at an airport in Peru but all 141 passengers on board escaped unhurt, …

Boeing

Nigeria's Air Peace eyes Boeing widebodies for inc'l ops

Air Peace (P4, Lagos) is planning to induct Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) widebody aircraft into its fleet as it prepares to begin intercontinental …

Flying

Mexico: 2 teen girls killed by landing plane as they take video selfie

Victims were standing on pick-up truck filming themselves and did not hear approaching aircraft.<p>Two teenage girls died in a horrific incident when a …

Mexico

King Jong Nam's Body Expected to Leave Malaysia by Plane

The body of the North Korean leader's brother is thought to be on Malaysia Airlines flight MH360 to Beijing, en route to North Korea.

Korean Peninsula