Airlines protest over FAA slot auction plan  

2008-08-25

An airline trade group is asking the Federal Aviation Administration to delay its planned Sept. 3 auction of slots at the Newark airport. The auction next week would be the first of several the FAA has said it wants to conduct. It has said that selling the slots to land and take off at LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark should reduce congestion. The protest filed earlier this month with the FAA’s Office of Dispute Resolution Acquisition argues that FAA needs Congressional authority for the slot auctions. Photo: The evening “rush hour” at New York’s JFK Airport is in full swing as over 60 aircraft await takeoff (Photo Copyright Tom Alfano)

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Scarpe Hogan

If you really want to hear about Hogan, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where Scarpe Hogan was born, and what my lousy Hogan Sito Ufficiale was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had Hogan Interactive, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap.

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Boeing 737-200 crashes in Kyrgyzstan, 68 killed  

2008-08-24

An Itek Air (Bishkek) Boeing 737-200 (registration EX-009, cn 22088) has crashed shortly after takeoff from Kyrgyzstan’s capitol city of Bishkek. The pilots reported a mechanical problem shortly after departure on a flight to Iran, and were attempting to return to the airport when the plane crashed several miles short of the runway in a field. 68 of the 90 passengers and crew are confirmed dead. Photo: Itek Air 737-200 EX-009 was the aircraft involved in today’s accident (photo Copyright Oleg Revin)

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

Courtney

Another air tragedy,so sad.

2008-08-24

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Plane spotter struck, killed by plane in St. Barths  

2008-08-21

An American tourist taking photos of airplanes was struck and killed by a departing aircraft at the St. Barthelemy airport in Guadeloupe Wednesday. The photographer was reportedly standing on the beach area at the departure end of runway 10 when he was struck in the head by the landing gear of a Tropical Airlines plane which had rolled abnormally long during its takeoff. The 40 year old man was airlifted University hospital Point-with-Pitre/Abymes where he later died. Photo: St. Barthelemy airport is famous for its low-flying aircraft and pristine beach located just meters from the runway. (Photo Copyright PAOLO ROSSINI)

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captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

dawizz

R.I.P he die doing something he loved,when it's your time it's your time theres nothing anyone can do.The only thing anyone can do is remember him so he will not be forgotten.That place is favorite for any plane spotter of the planet,imo it's time for the police to close the spot.

2008-08-23

David

Terrible news, may he rest in peace now. Thoughts and prayers to family and friends.

2008-08-23

Rene

R.I.P fellow spotter and condolences to his family. Isn't this where we should ALL stop and think "are we pushing this hobby of our too far in the pursuit of recognition from our fellow spotters and the hunt for those sought after SC, PW, EP". I have seen some great pictures on this site (AND on the competitors site) that are really stunning/incredible/amazing, but once you start thinking about what it took to get that picture maybe those actions shouldn't be encouraged. One picture that comes to mind is an Editor's pick on this site where the guy was basically standing on the runway. We should all try to get the best pictures we can but please be safe about it. For your own sake and for the sake of the passengers onboard those planes. And maybe we should - as a community - stop condoning stunning pictures taken by irresponsible photographers.

2008-08-22

Sean D'Silva

He died doing what he was so passionate about. May his soul RIP.

2008-08-22

Vik

RIP to the demised. Something like this was bound to happen eventually, I hope there is no fence constructed as a result - and folks can continue to enjoy the openness of the airfield.

2008-08-22

Bram Steeman

Very sad. When you are taking pictures and having fun with plane spotting, you don't think you will die because you will be hit by an plane. May he r.i.p.

2008-08-22

Lukasz

Well he died by something he loved to do. R.I.P and hope he fly’s to havens with out any turbulence and all my sympathy go out to his family.

2008-08-22

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TSA Inspector damages nine American Eagle planes  

2008-08-20

American Eagle (Dallas/Ft. Worth) had to ground nine of its aircraft on Wednesday after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) inspector “used sensitive instrument probes to climb onto the parked aircraft at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport,” according to ABC News. At least 40 flights were canceled. The snafu came as the inspector was conducting overnight security checks on the aircraft. American Eagle issued a statement on the incident reading: “If not observed by vigilant Eagle employees in Chicago, the actions of this inspector would have been unknown and could have jeopardized the safety of our customers and crew because of potential damage to the sensitive equipment mounted on the aircraft fuselage.”

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Dave

Kudos to Gerold. A bit like the overbearing meter maid, the American solution is to hire minimum wage idiots and give them the power of the federal government. So they strip search grandmothers, deny boarding to three-year-olds on the terrorist watch list...and even pilots, etc. Meanwhile, police and FAs have decided that photography is a terrorist activity since it upsets some hysterical woman from Des Moines. Brilliant. By contrast, check out the excellent security at NRT, for one, where I was always treated with respect. Yep, I quit flying.

2008-08-23

Ralph

I think that as public we are not being fair. First of all we have to remember how the industry got to this point in the first place. No thanks to some people that are cowards in the first place. Next we have to remember that all of us work with really stupid people. It just happens for some reason God has allowed some indiviuals to reproduce and these stupid people work with all of us. Yes, all of us no matter what our jobs are, airlines, TSA, doctors, lawers, well you get the picture. Even out in public we are surrounded by the stupid. Also for the record TSA is non union, so all of those who think other wise you should get your facts in order. As for the punishment for the TSA employee that is for Uncle Sugar to determine that, not us. As I stated before, we have to remeber why TSA is here. They are here to try to make the industry safer, after all, right after 911 I didn't hear any complaints about TSA then. We should remember those who died on that September morning and be angry with those who brought us to the point where we are now. Someone praised EL AL for their security, just think of how many people would be crying to the government if US airlines had the same stanrds as EL AL. That would be top news on TV and papers with gas prices being second. Security is everyones responsiibility not just the government. So the next time you fly, instead of crying about the rules how about follow them and maybe your next metting with the TSA will go smoother.

2008-08-22

TriStar-Mistar

Look at these neat, new ladder rungs!

2008-08-22

Nate

He'll just go cry to the union which will file--on his behalf--a "Failure to Train" suit which he'll probably win and he'll walk away with tons of cash and a promotion. Then they'll argue he was not adequately supervised during his training and the TSA will likely conjure some asinine way to turn it back on AA like not knowing the credentials of the people around their aircraft which will result in more fines for AA. All in a days work for the TSA.

2008-08-21

Brian

Mr. $9.50 per hour just cost American more than he would make in his lifetime.

2008-08-21

Lukasz

I think all TSA are union so no mater what stupid and unsafe thing they do the union will protect them and send them to a safety class or some thing like that. I think every thing is so expensive these days that at the airports safety is second and airlines think the same way. Making money is the easiest thing they do and they over look safety. I know that all the airplanes that fly today are not inspected how they should be and like couple of people mentioned it in above posts it's just a mater off time before some thing happens.

2008-08-21

John M. Stephens

There is no mention in the article about any employee consequences in this incident. I certainly hope that the "inspector" was fired. As for the American Eagle employees, I hope their company shows gratitude to those alert employees that discovered the moronic error of that inspector. As a "frequent flier" I would not hesitate to fly with American Eagle.

2008-08-21

Gerold Rannier

I do not fly. I feel nothing being done is making life better. If I lived in Tel Aviv where the ground was stolen from the people that lived there, much like the Indians in the United States I could almost understand treating people like prisoner when they board an airplane. But what the heck they can not keep their streets safe. I would love to fly but refuse to participate in the stupidity we have in our airports. Only the stupid think it makes things safe. Air planes are falling out of the air due to age. We are not making any new ones. Just convert them to cargo and ground the rest. All of those so called safety freaks need to be looking at airframes and wires they are much more likely to take a plane down than anything else.

2008-08-21

Ryan W

wow what an incompetent idiot.. some one should lose their job here.. AA has to be mad as hell about this

2008-08-21

Ray

having worked in aircraft maintanance, i can say, many people are wannabes. we had an aircraft incident a long while back at jfk. a manager of the company, said the 727 was fine, let it go. it was not fine. he knew nothing about aircraft. he wanted to supercede me. rear steps were damaged and the front strut was damaged. also about money and training. before 911, we would see stuff down by loading crews that was a no no. they got paid 5 bucks an hour, they pretty much did not care. airport use to be stressful but fun, now just stressful.

2008-08-21

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Death toll rises to 153 in Spanair MD-82 crash  

2008-06-11

A Spanair (Palma de Mallorca) flight crashed today while departing runway 36L at Madrid’s Barajas Airport enroute to Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. MD-82 EC-HFP (cn 53148) had aborted its first takeoff attempt and returned to the gate due to engine trouble about an hour and a half prior to the accident. There were 172 passengers and crew aboard. Eyewitness reports state that the aircraft struggled to gain altitude on departure and crashed, coming to rest between runways 36R and 36L. A large brush fire ignited by the crash hampered rescue efforts initially. An official with the SAMUR municipal rescue service said that there were only 19 survivors, putting the death toll in the accident at 153. Photo 1: MD-82 EC-HFP, painted in Spanair’s Star Alliance livery, was the aircraft involved in the accident. (Photo Copyright A.Bacallado) Photo 2: Investigators look over the scene of today’s accident as a piece of fuselage is hoisted off the ground. (Photo Courtesy El Mundo)

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danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

robert brooks

Our deepest thoughts are with the families of all the passengers and crew of the Spanair flight. A tragic loss of so many may they all rest in peace. The NTSB will find the cause to this terrable accident never mind what news reports say.

2008-08-22

Zach

I feel sooo bad for those people. I'm a pilot in traning and i would not want that to happen to me.

2008-08-22

someone

wow i can't believe this! RIP for all souls. the really sad thing is that most of the deceased were kids. :'( :||

2008-08-22

Joe

Jai Sharma, you simply just dont have a clue do you?

2008-08-22

Jai Sharma

Oh, and Della, to answer your question: Singapore Airlines + 777= 0.0000001% chance of a disaster. Why should you be worried? Air travel is more safer than road travel.

2008-08-22

Jai Sharma

Della, I am just putting in comparable Aircraft. There is no point loading A Boeing 777, and wasting it on a short haul flight. 737-700 is the direct comparison with the MD-82, or the A320-A321. Of course, the 777 is the most reliable aircraft at the moment, but it would be impracticable. The MD-82 is old, inefficient and has a horrible safety record. It should just be retired and replaced. The only plus out of it is that is a relatively cheap airplane.

2008-08-22

Claudiu Mic

Dear Della, BUT THIS WAS A SHORT HALL FLIGHT! maybe it was even domestic? anybody knew where it was going? u cant have B777 on Valencia-Barcelona for example! its just a waste

2008-08-21

Della

Jai Sharma, You say the MD-82 should be replaced by 737NGs or A321s. What about the 777? Aren’t they equally as reliable? Though, does anyone know what the difference between the MD-82 and Boeing 777 is? Expert theories on this tragedy are that even if there was something wrong with a valve (as is now reported) there shouldn’t have been fire. Also, don’t engines have extinguishers, in case of an engine fire? If so, why didn’t the extinguishers expel the fire? Anyone know? I’m so concerned now because I have family flying to Auckland on Singapore Airlines – from Asia….

2008-08-21

Ryan W

also u sound like an idiot...

2008-08-21

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Fewer air travelers expected over Labor Day weekend  

2008-08-18

Fewer people will be boarding airplanes over the Labor Day holiday, capping a summer in which airlines slapped passengers with new fees and higher fares. A new forecast from the Air Transport Association predicts that domestic U.S. airline travel will drop nearly 7 percent from Aug. 27 through Sept. 3, compared to a year ago. International travel will be up slightly, according to the group. Passenger traffic was also down substantially during June and July, according to recent reports from the airlines.

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Lukasz

Well why is that? Oh yea the fuel prices are high for the airlines and we are in some kind of recession.

2008-08-18

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Foreign airlines cutting flights at LAX  

2008-08-18

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is set to lose several international carriers by the end of this year. Air India plans to end its six weekly flights between LAX and Frankfurt, which connect to New Delhi and Mumbai. Meanwhile, in late October, Thai Airways will no longer offer nonstop flights to Bangkok and Cathay Pacific has said it will suspend one of three daily flights between Hong Kong and LAX. Other foreign carriers cutting flights at LAX include Ireland’s Aer Lingus and Malaysia Airlines. Photo: A colorful collection of foreign aircraft await passengers at LAX’s Bradley International Terminal (Photo Copyright Eric Dunetz)

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dawizz

Fuel prices is not the entire picture,another reason is that airlines offer too much flights to a couple of airports worldwide,and they leave other bone dry with only a couple of flights a week.It's time that the airline industry to go back to the thinking room and come out with new ideas not just silly ones.

2008-08-23

Paul

Obviously due to operational requirements. The yield can't be breaking the operational fees. That isn't surprising considering current fuel fees, landing fees, taxes and the general economy. Route operations are dependant on passenger (especially First and Business Class) and cargo capacity. If the capacity isn't there, equipment type and frequency have to be downsized to accomodate. If this doesn't remedy the problem, service is terminated. Airlines worldwide are suffering and I expect many will cease to operate in the coming months. This is why some are merging interests.

2008-08-22

Rodolfo A silva II

here is another proof: LAX CX880/883 (certain days of the week from Oct 26, 2008) CX884/885 (service terminates on Oct 26, 2008) CX882/881 (certain days of the week)

2008-08-22

Claudiu Mic

Oooooh. well that answers a lot of questions of mine. I live in Christchurch, New Zealand and ANZ did the same thing like LAX. lol

2008-08-21

MMP

They're moving to SFO because their facilities are newer and I'm guessing landing and parking fees are lower than LAX as well.

2008-08-21

Claudiu Mic

Why do airlines decide to move services to San Francisco??

2008-08-21

Rodolfo A silva II

no! how can that be? we thought they are pulled out of LAX completely.Here`s your proof: LAX CX880/883 CX884/885 (service terminates on Oct 26, 2008) CX882/881 (certain days of the week)

2008-08-20

Claudiu Mic

Yes but how long are those are those airlines going to operate at LAX. Alitalia has started, but look at their financial problems!

2008-08-20

MMP

I know that a lot of airlines (domestic and international) are cutting flights at LAX and moving to SFO. Some are simply downsizing due to high fuel prices and dumping the least profitable routes. Indeed a sad day at LAX... least there'll be a few new airlines gracing the airport soon: V Australia, Sunwing, Emirates and Vietnam Airlines -- Alitalia just started a few weeks ago as well.

2008-08-20

Claudiu Mic

I think that more airlines are going to end LAX services. this is what i think: -AF, the LAX via LHR. -ANZ flying through the Pacific, they must use the aircraft for further destinations development as their route network is horrible -Alitalia, financial problems, of course -Manila service with Northwest

2008-08-20

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American Airlines fined for safety violations  

2008-08-14

American Airlines (Dallas/Ft. Worth) was fined $7.1 million by the FAA on Thursday for safety violations relating to maintenance issues and problems with its drug and alcohol testing programs. Nearly $4.5 million of the proposed fines stem from American’s continued operation of two MD-83 jetliners in December 2007 after pilots reported problems with the autopilot systems, the FAA said. Regulators also accuse American of operating planes without timely inspections of their emergency lighting systems and of unspecified “past deficiencies” regarding drug and alcohol testing.

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Paul

Ouch! That's really going to hurt AA in this current economical climate. When the money is tight, maintenance issues always seem to surface.

2008-08-22

pascal

"world's largest", it's depend on the way you look at it. As far as turnover is concerned, it's the Air France/KLM group (since AF bought KLM). As far as pax per km, it's the future Delta (which is soon going to merge with Northwest). Namely, the 2 biggest one, will both be in the SkyTeam Alliance (Delta + AF/KLM), until AA merge with BA (which is trying to merge with Iberia) , which is not going to be easy....

2008-08-17

Ravi Ranganathan

Regulations are mightier than the Airlines. A reputed airlines with a big name tag being slapped with a hefty fine should be an eye opener to one and all. No ariline is big, when it comes to safety. FAA keep up your good job. Flying MD's in this centuary. The future belongs to Middle East and Asia.

2008-08-16

Joe

World's largest airlines - Wikipedia. Fleet size. #1 American airlines #2 Delta #3 Air France/KLM Most Passengers Carried #1 Southwest

2008-08-16

Joel

American Airlines has the largest fleet in the world, and since the article is talking about some of the airline's planes, fleet size would be most relevant. Either way, I would not want to be a passenger on board a plane with a malfunctioning autopilot!

2008-08-15

eitzehuisman

Southwest? Well anyhow, maintanance really screwed everything up once again at AA. I bet the pilots will be posting this story on tellyouraastory.com!

2008-08-15

Denver

You're both wrong. The Worlds Largest Airline by passenger volume is Southwest. American was knocked off that perch a year ago.

2008-08-15

Kyle

I have no doubt in my mind that one day the largest airline will be Emirates because their Global Networking is superior and growing at an unprecedented rate, but currently it IS American Airlines, NOT Lufthansa or British Airways. They are close, but no cigar.

2008-08-15

Claudiu Mic

American Airlines isnt the worlds largest airline! its like Lufthansa or BA. in the future its going to be EMirates

2008-08-14

Kyle

American......shame on you! As the world's largest airline, you should know better.

2008-08-14

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Lower oil has airlines predicting profits for 2009  

2008-08-12

Airline stocks have soared in recent days, as oil prices fell to $113 a barrel today. Several analysts suggested that declining jet-fuel costs could put some airlines in the black next year and lead to brighter flying days ahead. “At $115 a barrel, we see the industry turning a profit in 2009,” a Morgan Stanley analyst said in a research report. The recent drop in oil prices, “if sustained, is a game-changing event for the industry.” Airline shares have been rising since mid-July on falling oil prices and amid airlines’ moves to reduce seats, raise fares, and charge passengers new fees. Photo: American Airlines jets congregate at the carrier’s Dallas/Ft. Worth hub (Photo Copyright Chris Eggers)

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Mike Montgomery

I hope some airlines start dropping extra fees that were tacked on during this whole fuel gouging scam.

2008-08-19

Anthony

I wonder if some airlines will "come back to life". Like ATA or Aloha etc.

2008-08-13

Kyle

Let's just pray this decline sustains and continues........for the sake of the economy.

2008-08-13

Lukasz

Good news for airlins they needed news like this

2008-08-13

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Qantas cancels more flights, removes jets from service  

2008-08-12

Qantas Airways (Sydney) has canceled more flights this morning and removed six of its jets from service, because it appears a step in the planes’ maintenance checks was not completed. Three flights were canceled overnight and another eight this morning after the Boeing 737 planes were grounded last night. Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has begun an investigation.

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paulie71

No surprises here as this is yet another symptom of a great Australia institution treating it's staff with contempt with low or no pay rises, or worse still offshoring maintenance to places where strict quality controls are not followed. A sad day for Qantas and for the flying public of Australia.

2008-08-16

mitch A

surely not. QANTAS has a much better foundation than Ansett. It would take alot to bring this airline down.

2008-08-16

Will

Could be another Ansett saga here?

2008-08-13

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Alaska Airlines resumes flights canceled by volcano  

2008-08-12

Alaska Airlines (Seattle) said it has resumed its flights to Alaska that were canceled because of volcanic ash created by the Kasatochi volcano in the Aleutian Islands. More than 5,200 passengers were affected by the cancellations of 44 flights. Flights from the northwestern United States to Alaska resumed Tuesday.

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Taras Eremenko

Yeah, volcanic ash does harm airplanes. I guess the flights were cancelled due to safety quite a lot: we all remember Speedbird 9 case with the volcanic ash.

2008-08-14

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British Airways and American Airlines 'close to merger'  

2008-08-04

Major airlines British Airways (London) and American Airlines (Dallas-Ft. Worth) are said to be close to striking a deal over a possible merger. BA is making a third attempt to join forces with its U.S. partner despite being twice turned away by officials in the US due to competition laws. It tried both in 1997 and 2002 to strike up a similar deal with AA but previously had its offer rejected. Photo: AA and BA jets taxi at Manchester International Airport, England. (Photo Copyright Paul Markman)

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Avesh

Whoa! this one is a total shocker ! Wasn't BA supposed to merge with Iberia a while back? Anyways, I wonder what is the idea behind the move ?

2008-08-16

Saman

I realy love BritishAiway's Boeing 747-400.I wana to find how is the shape of logo for this compony in future.i think thats a good idea

2008-08-13

Saman

I realy love BritishAiway's Boeing 747-400

2008-08-13

jbt

What about Spanish Flag Carrier - Iberia? Where will they stand with American Airlines, after the recent British Airways/Iberia merge?

2008-08-12

James

I think some people have gotten the wrong end of the stick here. BA and AA will not be merging into one airline. What is being proposed is a merging of revenue, so both carriers will still operate independently of each other but they will share revenue on trans-atlantic routes. This deal also involves Ibera, so I don't understand why jetliners.net hasn't mentioned them in the report.

2008-08-10

John

That's great to hear they aren't merging. I'm glad that American will be around a lot more longer as a company

2008-08-09

A. Sakovich

They aren't merging, though the competition level will decrease.

2008-08-09

John (Visitor)

I also forgot to mention that US Airways took over America West a few years ago, and so on. when will they never end

2008-08-09

John (Visitor)

I'm trying to make some sense of all this. With Delta and Northwest merging, British Airways and American doing the same. Just like when Air Canada took over Canadian, American took over Trans World. that leave us little choices on choosing different airlines to take

2008-08-09

A. Sakovich

Okay, so I've done some digging around the ranks of AA, and I've heard that this deal is NOT NOT NOT a merger. The deal is instead to stop competition between AA and BA on transatlantic routes. For example, both airlines fly DFW to LHR everyday. With this new plan, one airline instead of both will fly this route. This means AA cover some routes to LHR while BA will cover others, but there will be no competition on the routes between AA and BA. Again, it's not a merger in the traditional sense of the term. It's just AA and BA forming a stronger alliance.

2008-08-08

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Emirates introduces Boeing in-flight mobile service  

2008-08-04

Emirates Airline (Dubai) is celebrating yet another first this week with the introduction of mobile phone services on a Boeing plane. The pioneering move makes the carrier the first in the industry to allow passengers on a number of its Boeing 777 flights to make calls and send texts while onboard. The service is expected to be rolled out to other aircraft and passengers will be issued with guidelines as how to use the service appropriately. Those wanting to use the service will be expected to keep their phones on “silent mode” and will be asked to keep night time calls to a minimum. Photo: Emirates is known for being an industry leader in newer, extravagant aircraft interiors. (Photo Copyright Chris Kilroy)

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Cannon

Chris, u talk dis mobile phone time. You have dis one time? i See you one time dis talk dis one praise. no teel me dis chris. cos i wait u family chris. hello time. lik lik

2008-08-15

Sam N

Come on Guys. It's only like talking to your next-seat-neighbour, but talking to someone you actually know, and want to talk to - get real! Good look EK, and I look forward to been able to continue communication with the world even when i'm flying!

2008-08-05

Lukasz

Bad idea because people like my boss would be on the phone 24/7 and I hate that and pilots would be on their phones as well. It would be like driving and talking except it would be flying and talking =) the good thing is you could always call your loved ones and tell them where in the flight you are and what is going on. But when I fly I like when it's quiet and peaceful. I relax during flights and especially when they are long.

2008-08-05

vahab

There should be a separate place for mobile using use inside the flight. And Airlines Should remove the message when take off " Switch Off All the mobiles"

2008-08-05

Carl

I would hate to be on a 24hr flight with mobiles going off. It is bad enough when travellingon a train to and from work for 1hr. Surely passgengers can be without a mobile for a few hours, why not wait until the plane lands?? Also, how can airlines also protect against devices that are setoff using mobiles???

2008-08-04

Dan

Texting - GREAT IDEA Email - GREAT IDEA Telephone Calls - BAD BAD BAD BAD Who wants to sit in a plane full of jabbering cell phone users. Sheesh!

2008-08-04

Chris

Well the last place to get away from the mobile phone has now gone. I for one am sick of hearing someone elses one sided conversation held at a volume that suggests the mobile isn't really required! I do hope that the airlines have the decency to allocate 'quiet' areas on aircraft, and to request pax not to use them at night.

2008-08-04

Jarrod Baniqued

If Emirates would order some Boeing 747-8 Intercontinentals and Boeing 787s, then it would have more in-flight mobile phone service in its fleet. It would also be intalled on the Airbus A380-861.

2008-08-04

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IATA: Air passenger demand growth declined in June  

2008-08-04

International air cargo volume fell in June, while passenger demand growth slowed, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Monday, citing global economic woes. Cargo contracted by 0.8 percent compared to June 2007. It was the first such decline seen since May 2005 and follows several months of falling manufacturing sector confidence indicators. Passenger demand growth fell to 3.8 percent, the lowest level since 2003, IATA said. Passenger load factors dropped to 77.6 percent, 1.2 percentage points below the 78.8 percent recorded for June 2007.

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Lukasz

Well think about it for a second what could be the cause of this............ any ideas...........Oh I have one........ Fuel costs would do the job any other ideas...........

2008-08-05

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Qantas 747 lands with gaping hole in fuselage  

2008-07-25

A hole the size of a small car in the underside of a Qantas (Sydney) Boeing 747-400 carrying 346 passengers over the South China Sea forced the pilot to make an emergency landing Friday after a rapid descent. The aircraft was cruising at 29,000 feet when a loud bang rattled the plane. Video shot by a passenger shows people sitting with their oxygen masks on as the jet descended quickly to 10,000 feet. Applause erupted as the plane touched down safely. There were no injuries. (Photo Copyright The Age Company Ltd. Used with Permission)

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chris

ok im sorry ill retract my words

2008-08-14

Bojangols.

chris, I must agree with some of the commentators here. Your comments are inciting hate violence and war. Let us all spot aviation together in one happy commercial aviation enthusiast family. If you give me your postal address I can send you some neat stuff I am sure you will love. Wire Down.

2008-08-12

Chris

Chris this is a site for aviation entusiasts, not hateful fight mongering people like you. Unfortunately not everyone has had the opportunities in life to recieve an education and be able to spell correctly. Cannon is trying his best to post comments on this article but instead he is called a terrorist and you threaten to find him and beat him up. It sounds like YOU are one with the problem. This is most upsetting that you appear to be so intrically racist that you threaten to hunt down and beat other poeple up because they are not like you.

2008-08-12

chris

youre waiting? for what an asswhopping?

2008-08-11

cannon

I waiting Chris, I waiting for you.

2008-08-10

chris

oh yea all you do is bullshit talk im not hiding ill love to catch your stupid terrorist ass and smash your face trust me youre on my list and people on my list suffer serious consequenses.....be warned man i could get your ip nd adress see you and your family.....you messed with the wrong dude

2008-08-10

Mike

Lowwtyinnne, This post is meant for aviation enthusiasts. if you want bad comedy go watch Comedy Central. That is if you can afford cable. By the way, retard? that's really nice.

2008-08-09

Lowwtyinnne

Mike, why do you hate Cannon so? He just a funny poster. Are you are retard or something or too up your own ass to appreciate some of the comments on here?

2008-08-09

Mike

I wish this site was monitored as well as airliners.net. No way you would see an icehole like cannon there.

2008-08-08

cannon

CHris, u matee is looking fer trouble. U is on big time one time find u self upside of dis hate wrath and den u is crying cos u is being watch time dis family and u family eyes are being rappd out and den u is on da list of hate wrath and no time can you fin da lik lik. No praise u Chris, u is listd bro.

2008-08-08

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More airlines swing to losses on fuel prices  

2008-07-22

The losses keep piling up for airlines, as three of the nation’s biggest carriers said Tuesday high fuel costs overwhelmed higher revenue in the quarter that ended June 30: - United Airlines (Chicago) posted the biggest loss – $2.73 billion or $21.74 per share. United also expanded the number of jobs it plans to eliminate by the end of the year from 3,800 to 7,000. - US Airways (Phoenix) rolled up a $567 million loss – $6.16 per share. Revenue rose 3 percent, but CEO Doug Parker also pointed to soaring fuel costs for most of his company’s financial woes. - jetBlue Airways (New York) posted the smallest loss – $7 million or 3 cents a share, as revenue climbed 18 percent. JetBlue will shut down its operations in Ontario, Calif., because of rising costs.

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Flights

Blue is the only way and Marcus, help me understand how the job going to other countries have anything to do with the fuel prices rising? And also, how is Asia as a whole, a treat to the world than Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran. For you information, Asia, has been around lot longer than any other country on this planet and most of the know-how have been taken from the Asian culture. If you do not know anything about the world, except yours, read about it before you make such comments. This shows how much you know about the world we live in.

2008-08-12

josh

man all the airlines r gonna start making u pay for how u way and everything if this kkeps up

2008-08-06

Marcus

Couldn't agree more.

2008-07-30

Blue is the only way

Well, the increased fuel prices are partly the result of all the WELL PAYING AMERICAN jobs being outsourced to countries like China and India. Now these economies are booming , they have much increased demand for resources such as oil. Now look at the mess were in. Asia is much more of a threat to the world than Afghanistan, Iraq , or Iran will ever be! Now we got oil well over $100 a barell and airlines feeling the pinch big time. Government has to step in and regulate the price of gas for airlines, truckers, ships, etc. The only people that should be paying the market price are everyday passenger car/truck drivers.

2008-07-30

Ace

Unfortunately, oil companies do not set the prices, the futures market does. supply and demand, ever heard of it?

2008-07-29

Ken

Im not completely convinced that the DL/NW combination will alleviate any of the competition in the industry. Personally I think what really needs to happen is the oil companies need to stop gouging the hell out of the rest of us to make their profits rise.

2008-07-27

Phoenix Naa

Fuel prices are distroying the airline industry, and a lot more industrys! I do not know how much longer this will go on, and how long this CAN go on.

2008-07-26

PJ

Competition is still too heavy among US airlines, that is what's keeping them from raising fares. If one of them raises fares, they're taking a big gamble that others will do the same, but that might not happen, and pax are still going to flock to the airlines with the cheapest prices, "as long as they have plenty of choices". What really needs to happen is a reduction in competition, sadly by the loss of at least one major carrier. That will help boost market share and reduce competition among airlines, allowing them to raise fares more easily.

2008-07-24

Dean

Why don't they just raise their airfare prices just like everyone else for all other commodities and stop dicking around with fuel surcharges. The flying public will just have to suck it up and pay up to fly.

2008-07-23

Kyle

To be honest, I do not know how much longer these airlines can effectively survive like this. If the economy doesn't make a U-Turn sometime soon, then the airlines will start filing for Chapter 7 and 11 like the lineup to depart at O'Hare.

2008-07-22

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After 6 years, flights begin at Manila's Terminal 3  

2008-07-21

After being in mothballs for six years, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA-3) began partial operations Tuesday with a total of 16 domestic flights on schedule, an official of the Manila International Airport Authority said. All 16 flights, eight inbound and eight outbound, were to use ATR-72 aircraft operated by Cebu Pacific Air. Philippine Airlines is also expected to begin operations of its budget brand PAL-Express at the new terminal. PAL and CEB will field planes that do not require the use of airbridges. In a dry run last month, one of NAIA 3’s airbridges malfunctioned as it was being tested on an Airbus A340. The MIAA said it hoped to keep domestic operations running for six months to a year before shifting to full domestic and international operations. Photo: Terminal 3 at Manila’s international airport had been nearly completed, but unused, for over 6 years. (Photo Copyright Rommel Dorado)

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Jerry

What a "mess" for the Philippine government to open the T3 after 6 years of dispute? Imagine that all those things that was built 6 years ago now became too old.....I'll be arriving on that airport by next vacation and I hope that everything will be OK compared to T1 in NAIA.

2008-08-08

Carlos Fuentespina

What is the reason for terminal 3 to be operational after 6 years? That's a project manager's nightmare. People get fired for that after a 1 year overrun. Where was the government in all of this? There are lots of comments from people that has passed through NAIA. I am getting very poor reviews for this airport. I mean, really, no toilet papers in the bathrooms? This is unheard of in a world class airport. My city is getting a brand new international terminal and it will be built and operational ON TIME. (CYWG)

2008-08-05

Raymond

I intend on returning to Hong Kong again. I'm just bidding my time. I believe that NAIA-3 will become successful. I do hope that PAL will also use this for their international flights. Just give the new airport time to fully operate. It'll happen soon...

2008-08-04

Mike Infante

T3 is a World Class Airport.

2008-08-03

Patrick

I'm surprised it's not in the U.S..

2008-07-30

Carlos Fuentespina

I am embarassed that this terminal is opened after 6 years. I will be arriving there next year and I am sad to see this what people say is an ugly airport. It is supposed to be 'international' but it lacks the essential services. It is also dirty and decrepted as I've been reading. For God's sake people, get your act together. It's embarassing for the Philippines.

2008-07-28

Jarrod Baniqued

What was Terminal 3 like before it became unused

2008-07-24

Rodolfo A silva II

i don`t belive it! Well, Your Highness, NAIA terminal 3 which supposed to be nothing more than a haunted castle,is actually packed as a shopping mall. everything`s there before the others from terminals 1 and 2 took over in the future!

2008-07-22

Daryl Chapman

What a complete joke... brand new terminal unused for all those years, Heard its a mess inside and needs to be gutted!

2008-07-22

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One-Two-Go grounded, pilots' licences cancelled  

2008-07-21

The Thai Civil Aviation Department has ordered One-Two-Go airlines to halt operations for 30 days due to substandard operations and revoked or suspended the flying licenses of nine of its pilots. According to the CAD, the department had found shortcomings in the airline’s aviation operations, flight schedules and maintenance, along with a lack of quality assurance. The low-cost airline had violated aviation safety regulations and lacked proper airline management, the edict continued.

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fffff

9 pilot !!

2008-07-24

auto pilot

Finally they managed to shut them down! Another accident was bound to happen. This time owner's friends in the government could not help him any more. Enough is enough. Very good for everyone in the air and on the ground.

2008-07-23

ari

One-Two-NO

2008-07-22

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Airbus orders top Boeing at Farnborough Air Show  

2008-07-18

Airbus topped rival Boeing Co.’s sales tally at the Farnborough International Air Show, where plane orders from Middle Eastern and Asian airlines shored up an industry besieged by high oil prices. The world’s two largest airliner manufacturers announced $64 billion in orders, with more than 60 percent of the total going to Toulouse, France-based Airbus. That fell short of the $69.7 billion in purchases at the most recent comparable event, November’s Dubai Air Show. Photo: An aerial overview of the 2006 Farnborough Air Show (Photo Copyright Thomas Brackx)

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Claudiu Mic

thats a lot of orders at this airshow!!

2008-07-22

Mike

54 airlines and 30 unidentified have orders in for 896 787 variants. 787-3 787-8 787-9 TBD 896 Total firm orders to date.

2008-07-22

Mike Montgomery

A330 is a stop gap until the A350 is ready for service. Watch how many 330s get dumped once this happens.

2008-07-20

Claudiu Mic

I think the A330 is a good aircraft! who has ordered 787 aircraft? i know Etihad has, but who else?

2008-07-19

toby

See press release (click on link). DAE capital: 30 A350 + 70 A320 Etihad: 10 A380, 25 A350, 20 A320 Aeroflot: 5 A321 Asiana: 30 A350 Aviation capital: 23 A320 Saudia: 8 A330 Synergy: 10 A350 Tunisair: 3 A350, 3 A330, 10 A320 plus some "commitments" .... Interesting that Tunisair orders both A330 and A350; shouldn't the A350 replace the A330?

2008-07-18

ari

Why haven't we heard of these orders on JP?

2008-07-18

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Qantas cuts 1,500 jobs, blames rising fuel costs  

2008-07-17

Qantas Airways (Sydney) says it will cut 1,500 jobs across the world to try to offset the rising cost of jet fuel and challenging conditions in the aviation industry. The Australian national carrier has also scrapped plans to hire another 1,200 workers in the new financial year and will retire 22 older aircraft from its fleet of 228. Chief executive Geoff Dixon said the aviation industry is facing a major crisis and Qantas needs to ensure its future. Photo: A Qantas A330 departs from the carrier’s Sydney hub. (Photo Copyright Anthony Jackson)

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Dren

Yes, that's called competition, something that Qantas has been spared for a long time... Fuel costs are just catalyst for those things to surface...

2008-08-04

Brett

This is at a time when airlines from SE Asia are increasing services. Emirates and Etihad from the Gulf want more flights to Australia. Air Asia X are adding Perth to their established Gold Coast service.

2008-07-18

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U.S. airlines announce quarterly results, losses  

2008-07-17

Several of the major U.S. airlines announced second quarter operating results today, with heavy losses. All of the reporting airlines blamed sky high fuel prices for their disappointing results. Among the heavy hitters: - Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) reported a $1 billion loss including special charges. The airline, however, earned a net profit of $137 million excluding special charges. - American Airlines (Dallas/Ft. Worth) lost $1.45 billion in Q2, much of which was attributed to write downs of the value of American’s jet fleet, which the airline is trimming to save money. Excluding writedowns, AMR would have lost $284 million. - Continental (Houston) lost $3 million in Q2 2008. Excluding a net gain of $22 million from one-time events, the carrier lost $25 million, or 25 cents per share. A year ago, Continental earned a profit of $228 million. - US Airways (Phoenix) will report its quarterly earnings on Tuesday. Analysts, on average, expect the airline to lose $1.21 per share during the second quarter on revenue of $3.27 billion.

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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Air China announces agreement for 777s and 737s  

2008-07-17

The Boeing Company has signed an order with Air China, the flag carrier of the People’s Republic of China, for 15 777-300ER (Extended Range) and 30 Next-Generation 737-800 jetliners. Shown here is an artist’s rendering of a 737-800 in Air China livery. Air China operates international and domestic scheduled passenger and cargo services and will use the airplanes to expand its international and domestic routes. The carrier is based in Beijing, the home of the 2008 Olympic Games, and is the only Chinese airline selected as a 2008 Beijing Olympics partner. (Story and Photo Copyright Boeing Media Service)

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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Boeing gets additional 737 order from Arik Air  

2008-07-15

Boeing and Arik Air today announced an order for an additional seven Next-Generation 737s at the Farnborough Airshow. The airline ordered 10 Next-Generation 737s in September 2007 and now has a total of 17 Next-Generation 737s on order. Arik Air currently operates six 737-700s. Today’s order has been attributed on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries Web site to an unidentified customer. “We are committed to the advancement of Nigerian aviation through the utilization of the most modern and reliable airplanes available today,” said Arik Air Chairman Sir Arumemi-Johnson, in remarks prepared for the event. “With the Next-Generation 737 as the cornerstone of our regional operations, Arik is well positioned across the Boeing product line to pursue our growth plan and usher in a new era of commercial aviation in Nigeria.” Arik Air has five 777-300ERs (Extended Range) and seven 787-9 Dreamliners on order. The airline also announced its intent to purchase four 747-8 Intercontinentals. “Arik Air has set a new standard for commercial airlines operating in Nigeria,” said Ray Conner, vice president of sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ‘We value our relationship with this remarkable airline and know that operating Boeing jets will increase Arik’s efficiency and offers its passengers the highest levels of comfort and reliability.” Arik Air is Nigeria’s fastest-growing privately owned airline and serves more than 14 domestic routes with a fleet of 18 airplanes. (Story and Photo Copyright Boeing Media Service)

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Boeing 777F makes first flight  

2008-07-15

The first Boeing 777 Freighter, the world’s most capable twin-engine cargo airplane, today successfully took to the sky for the first time and completed an initial series of tests during a flight lasting more than three-and-a-half hours. The airplane performed well. “The 777 Freighter completed the scheduled three-hour inaugural flight with no airplane performance-related issues,” said Dennis O’Donoghue, vice president of Flight Operations, Test & Validation. “The only issue was a data-communication problem between the airplane and the telemetry room at Boeing Field.” Boeing will identify and fix the problem to resume the flight test program as soon as possible. Due to the data-transmission issue, the 777 Freighter was unable to complete all of the first-flight tests and was returned to Paine Field in Everett, Wash. per Federal Aviation Administration procedure. The original first-flight plan called for a landing at Boeing Field. The newest member of the 777 airplane family took off at 10 a.m. (PDT) from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. It landed at 1:38 p.m. at Paine Field. During today’s flight, 777 Chief Pilot Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann and 777 Deputy Chief Pilot Van Chaney took the airplane to an altitude of 18,000 feet (5,486 meters) and an air speed of 270 knots, or about 311 miles (500 kilometers) per hour, customary on a first flight. Typically, the 777s cruise altitude is 35,000 (10,668 meters), and its cruise speed is Mach 0.84, about 484 miles (779 kilometers) per hour. “This is the moment that thousands of Boeing employees have worked towards in the design, build and test of the 777 Freighter. The airplane handled perfectly,” said Darcy-Hennemann after the flight ended. “Being at the controls of a commercial airplane on its maiden flight is a rare and unique opportunity and it was a great day.” The 777 Freighter, the sixth member of the 777 airplane family, will be capable of flying 4,885 nautical miles (9,047 km) with a full payload, making it the world’s longest-range twin-engine freighter. The airplane’s range capability will translate into significant savings for cargo operators: fewer stops and associated landing feeds, less congestion at transfer hubs, lower cargo handling costs and shorter cargo delivery times. “I’m very proud of our 777 team and what they’ve accomplished with this airplane,” said Larry Loftis, vice president 777 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “By working together with our customers and suppliers we have built the best possible new cargo airplane. I couldn’t be more pleased.” The flight-test program will involve the airplane flown today and a second one. The two aircraft will prove the airplane’s safety, reliability and service-ready condition during approximately 270 flight hours and more than 450 ground test hours. Boeing’s plan is to earn certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and Europe’s Joint Aviation Authority during the fourth quarter and deliver to launch customer Air France shortly thereafter. To date, Boeing has secured 78 firm orders from 11 customers for the 777 Freighter. (Story and Photo Copyright Boeing Media Service)

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USA Jet crash caught on video  

2008-07-14

Surveillance video images have emerged showing the moment that a USA Jet Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9 freighter crashed at Mexico’s Plan de Guadalupe Airport in Saltillo earlier this month. While the images give little detail of the cause, they appear to indicate that the aircraft was experiencing significant roll before dropping to the ground and exploding. One frame of the video shows a brief, bright flash, perhaps lending weight to suggestions that the aircraft clipped a power line during the event.

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Boeing wings FlyDubai initial order at Farnborough  

2008-07-14

Boeing and Dubai’s recently launched low-cost airline FlyDubai today announced an order for 50 Next-Generation 737-800s at the Farnborough Air Show. Valued at approximately $3.74 billion at current list prices, the order will be added to Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries Web site at the next regularly scheduled update. FlyDubai has substitution rights to convert its 737-800 orders to 737-900ERs in the future. “The Boeing Next-Generation 737 is ideally suited to our mission to bring some two billion regional inhabitants affordable, efficient and flexible travel options to and from Dubai,” said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman of the new low-cost airline. “FlyDubai will be the first step for a new set of passengers seeking out high-demand tourist destinations in the Gulf States and surrounding countries, while bringing connectivity to all parts of the globe.” The Dubai government initially formed FlyDubai in March. Since then, the airline has been building a business model based on flexible flight operations with a high degree of interactivity with its customers, giving them greater control in booking flights and tailoring their in-flight services. The low-cost airline’s operations will be entirely separate from Emirates Airline and Group. Boeing Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer CEO Jim McNerney hosted a ceremonial signing and press conference held at the air show. “Our relationship with the UAE is something we truly value and have worked to strengthen over time,” McNerney said. “Today’s order is the result of a thorough analysis of the contributions the Next-Generation 737 can make to FlyDubai’s innovative business model. We foresee the unmatched efficiency and operability of this incredible airplane bringing the same success to our partners in Dubai as it does to so many of the world’s most successful low-cost carriers.” One hundred sixteen customers have ordered more than 4,800 Next-Generation 737s. Boeing has more than 2,200 unfilled orders for the Next-Generation 737 valued at more than $160 billion at current list prices. (Story and Photo Copyright Boeing Media Service)

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Etihad revealed as mystery Boeing customer  

2008-07-14

Boeing and Etihad Airways today announced an order for 35 787-9 Dreamliners and 10 777-300ERs at the Farnborough Airshow. Valued at $9.4 billion at current list prices, the order has been attributed on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries Web site to an unidentified customer. “The new-generation Boeing aircraft we have ordered are among the most fuel efficient and will help maintain Etihad’s fleet as one of the youngest and greenest in the sky,” said James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ CEO. “The size of our order also mirrors the rising prominence of the Middle East and its increasing emergence as a new focal point of global aviation offering the fastest air links for travelers and freight forwarders.” Since beginning commercial operations in November 2003, Etihad Airways has grown rapidly to offer service to 45 destinations. The Abu Dhabi-based airline carried 2.8 million passengers during the first six months of 2008, compared to nearly 2 million for the same period in 2007. “We count Etihad as an outstanding, world-class customer, and we congratulate the airline on its remarkable growth,” said Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney. “Boeing’s commitment to provide the world’s most fuel-efficient airplanes is clearly demonstrated by both the 777 and 787, and we know Etihad will benefit from the reliability and efficiency these airplanes bring to twin-aisle operations.” (Story and Photo Copyright Boeing Media Service)

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Airbus wins A330 order from Saudi Arabian  

2008-07-14

Airbus announced that it has won an order for eight of its A330 wide-bodied jets from Saudi Arabian Airlines. Airbus said the Middle Eastern airline had signed a firm contract for the A330-300s, although it did not disclose the value of the deal, nor delivery dates. The contract follows one for 22 Airbus A320s signed by Saudi Arabian Airlines at the end of 2007.

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Bombardier launches CSeries aircraft program  

2008-07-13

Bombardier today announced that its Board of Directors has granted approval for the launch of the CSeries family of aircraft, a new game-changing five abreast commercial airliner family, with the economics, performance, environmental and passenger-oriented improvements demanded by airline customers for the next quarter century. Entry into service is scheduled for 2013. Launch customer, Lufthansa, a leading German airline, has signed a letter of interest (LOI) for up to 60 aircraft, including 30 options. The approximate list price of each aircraft is $46.7 million US. Additionally, discussions with a number of established airlines worldwide are progressing well. Bombardier made the announcement today at the Farnborough International Airshow during a press conference at its CSeries pavilion hosted by Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc.; Guy C. Hachey, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace and Gary R. Scott, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. Nico Buchholz, Senior Vice President, Corporate Fleet, Lufthansa attended the event as well as: David Moloney, Assistant Deputy Minister, Industry Canada; Raymond Bachand, Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export, Government of Québec; Right Honourable Shaun Woodward MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland; Arlene Foster MLA, Northern Ireland Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment; and Steve Finger, President, Pratt & Whitney. Also in attendance were representatives from the Shenyang Municipal Government, AVIC I/SACC, Rockwell Collins, Parker Hannifin Corporation, and Liebherr Aerospace Toulouse SAS. “Today is a great day for Bombardier, our customers, our employees, our shareholders and our suppliers. I am proud to say that we have met our business plan objectives: a technologically advanced aircraft family, a strong pipeline of orders and repayable investments with governments and agreements with key suppliers. With the latest in system technologies and aerodynamics, the CSeries family of aircraft will revolutionize the economics and network strategies for airline operations in the 100- to 149-seat commercial market. It is another example of our commitment to designing and manufacturing innovative aircraft that will ensure our continued industry leadership,” said Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. “At Lufthansa, we are committed to a balance between commercial success, environment and business policies oriented toward sustainability,” said Nico Buchholz, Senior Vice President, Corporate Fleet, Lufthansa. “Our initial evaluations of the CSeries family of aircraft and discussions with Bombardier over the last few months have evolved and made us believe that the CSeries family of aircraft clearly meets our stringent requirements for sustainable fleet development, both in terms of environmental and commercial requirements, and flexibility for the future. We are proud to be a part of its launch.” (Photo and story copyright Bombardier Media Service)

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Sukhoi to announce 30 orders at Farnborough  

2008-07-12

Sukhoi will be announcing 30 orders for its Superjet 100 regional aircraft at the Farnborough air show, a spokeswoman said on Saturday. The orders will be unveiled at a news conference on Tuesday. Russia aims to secure at least 10% of the world airliner market with new passenger jets and to take third place among aircraft-producing countries by 2015-2018.

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Qatar flight diverted by unruly passenger  

2008-07-12

Qatar Airways (Doha) flight 612 was diverted to Mumbai early Saturday after a passenger “misbehaved” during the flight. The passenger, identified as Fahad Mohammed Dulal, a 34-year-old Kuwait national, was drunk and was getting violent with other passengers. The captain of the Airbus A330 elected to land the aircraft at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai, so that Dulal could be offloaded. According to airline officials here, the passenger would be sent back to Doha Sunday on Qatar airways flight 201. Flight 612 spent about two and a half hours on the ground before resuming its trip to Bangkok.

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Northwest plans 2500 job cuts; adds new fees  

2008-07-10

Northwest Airlines (NWA) today announced it will reduce its frontline and management employees by 2,500 as a result of capacity reductions taken to address the unprecedented run-up in oil prices. In addition, NWA will match its competitors and charge fees for the first checked bag and for frequent flier award tickets, and increase the fees for ticket changes. “Our fuel costs have more than doubled in the past year,” said Doug Steenland, President and CEO of Northwest Airlines. “In order to manage through this unprecedented fuel challenge, we have to take action to both control costs and increase our revenue.” In June, Northwest announced plans to reduce its system mainline capacity (domestic and international) in the fourth quarter of 2008 by 8.5% - 9.5% versus the fourth quarter of 2007. As a result of these flight reductions, Northwest will reduce its frontline and management personnel by 2,500. All NWA employee groups will be affected by this. The reductions will be first achieved through a variety of voluntary programs including early-out programs, voluntary leaves, work rule modifications and attrition. Furloughs will be employed only if voluntary means fail to achieve the targeted reductions. “These reductions are the direct result of our extraordinary fuel costs and the necessary actions we must take to right-size our airline and eliminate unprofitable flying,” said Steenland. NWA will also match other competitors by adding fees to offset some of its extraordinary fuel costs. Additionally, NWA is matching several competitors including American Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways, with plans to charge $15 for the customer’s first checked bag. The new policy applies to tickets sold on or after July 10, for travel starting August 28, throughout the United States as well as travel between the U.S. and Canada. NWA also charges $25 for a second checked bag and $100 for three or more checked bags. Frequent flier elites are exempt from the policy, along with full-fare coach passengers. NWA is also matching competitors by implementing a service fee for award tickets. For WorldPerks® Award tickets issued in North America on or after September 15, 2008, NWA will charge $25 for domestic tickets, $50 for Trans-Atlantic tickets, and $100 for Trans-Pacific travel. Steenland noted, “This is a temporary service fee to partially offset our fuel costs. As fuel comes down, we will re-visit this decision.” NWA also followed moves by American, United, Continental and US Airways to increase fees for ticket changes. Starting July 9, the fee for domestic non-refundable ticket changes will increase from $100 to $150. International ticket change fees will increase by an additional $50 to $150 per ticket, depending on class of service and other restrictions. Steenland said, “In addition to helping offset our extraordinary fuel prices, these fee increases also better align our costs with providing these services.” He concluded, “We expect these three incremental revenue enhancing measures to generate $250 million to $300 million a year, which will help ease the burden of these record high oil prices.” Photo: Four Northwest aircraft lined up in Amsterdam. (Photo Copyright Pamela de Boer)

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Kunpeng Airlines orders 5 E190s; plans on 50  

2008-07-10

Shenzhen Airlines’ domestic regional carrier Kunpeng Airlines has ordered five Embraer 190s and hopes to eventually get Chinese Government approval for a total of 50. A senior source at Kunpeng says China’s National Development Reform Commission (NDRC) has granted approval for the airline to purchase five E-190s, with the first to be delivered in late August. All the E-190s are the long-range model because Kunpeng plans to eventually move beyond the domestic market and launch international services to neighbouring countries.

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Air Canada cancels outstanding A340-600 order  

2008-07-09

Air Canada has cancelled an outstanding agreement to take three Airbus A340-600 aircraft, 10 years after placing its order for the type. The Canadian flag-carrier had been among the first to sign for the A340-600 having committed to the aircraft ahead of its industrial launch in late 1997. It also signed for a pair of A340-500s at the time. Airbus has disclosed the Air Canada A340-600 cancellation in its latest order figures, covering the first half of 2008.

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ExpressJet suspends branded commercial operations  

2008-07-09

ExpressJet Airlines announced today that it will suspend flying under several lines of its at-risk flying operations in September 2008. ExpressJet mutually agreed to terminate its agreements with Delta Air Lines effective September 1, 2008 and will cease its branded (XE) commercial passenger flight operations on September 2, 2008. The 39 aircraft currently used in these operations will be among those returned to the lessor no later than June 2009. ExpressJet Airlines will continue flying a fleet of 205 aircraft as Continental Express to more than 150 destinations, as well as continue to serve charter customers with a fleet of 30 aircraft through ExpressJet Corporate Aviation. “On behalf of everyone at ExpressJet Airlines, I would like to express our gratitude to the communities that provided such a warm welcome and were always supportive of our branded service,” said Jim Ream, President and Chief Executive Officer. “If we had any other choice, we would not take this difficult action. However, rising fuel prices has made the operation impossible to sustain.” Tickets on ExpressJet Airlines for travel prior to September 2 will not be affected. In fact, ExpressJet will continue selling tickets for any customers desiring travel prior to September 2. Tickets are available for purchase online at http://www.expressjet.com, by calling 888.958.XJET (9538), and through most travelers’ preferred providers, including travel agents and online distributors. Customers holding tickets for a flight after September 1, 2008 should contact ExpressJet Reservations at 888-958-XJET (9538) to request a refund. Effective immediately, ExpressJet will stop selling tickets for travel beyond September 2, 2008. For more information, contact ExpressJet Reservations at 888-958-XJET (9538).

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MK Airlines is launch customer for Freight Feeder  

2008-07-09

Freight Feeder Aircraft Corporation announced today that the company has entered into a Letter of Intent with MK Airlines (East Sussex), the British-based all-cargo carrier, for the purchase of 10 (ten) FF5000 Freight Feeder Aircraft, with an option to purchase an additional 5 (Five). Mike Kruger, CEO of MK Airlines stated, “The Freight Feeder Aircraft could play an important role in the future development of an air cargo industry that is already short of competitive and cost-effective airframe capacity. Its use of state-of-art technology makes the FF5000 regional container aircraft an innovative option for us to select and MK Airlines is delighted to sign this agreement as the first European airline to commit to this project and to help launch the aircraft into the global market.” John J. Dupont, President and CEO of Freight Feeder Aircraft Corporation stated, “We are very pleased with MK Airlines’ decision to enter into an LOI for FF5000 aircraft for its UK cargo airline operations, and for its commitment in helping the FF5000 come to market in the European, and global marketplace. We are looking forward to a long-term mutually beneficial relationship with MK Airlines as one of our valuable launch customers, as we continue to develop the FF5000 and bring it into production.” Officials of both Freight Feeder Aircraft Corporation and MK Airlines plan to meet within the year to complete the final negotiations. The purchase order will become finalized upon “first flight” of the FF5000 Prototype currently under construction. The planned completion of the FF5000 Prototype Aircraft is in the spring of 2009. The turboprop twin is expressly designed to carry six standard air freight container in a rear-loading configuration. Empty, it could fly 2,175 nm but with 35,000 lbs of freight aboard it will go 878 nm, striking distance for most regional courier and freight operations feeding a major hub. Normal cruise is 250 knots. For more details on the Freight Feeder line of aircraft, visit their website here: http://www.freightfeeder.com

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Two killed as Kalitta 747 crashes in Colombia  

2008-07-07

A Kalitta Air (Ypsilanti) Boeing 747 has crashed near Mosquera, Colombia, about 20 miles from Bogota. Reports indicate that the cargo airliner, which was operating for Miami-based Centurion Air Cargo, suffered some sort of problem and crashed into a field, impacting a house and killing the 15 and 52 year old occupants of the home. All 8 crewmembers aboard the aircraft were rescued, and are receiving medical care in the local hospital in Santa Matilde de Madrid.

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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USA Jet Airlines DC-9 crashes in Mexico  

2008-07-06

A USA Jet Airlines (Belleville) McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15F (N199US msn 47153) crashed Sunday just west of Monterrey, Mexico, killing the pilot and injuring the co-pilot. The co-pilot received second- and third-degree burns and is currently in critical condition at a hospital. The crash occurred around 2:15 am as the aircraft approached the Plan de Guadalupe International Airport in Saltillo, Mexico, carrying a load of auto parts. The National Transportation Safety Board, which confirmed the death of the pilot, reported no one was injured on the ground. The co-pilot suffered severe burns. The NTSB has sent a team of investigators to assist the Mexican government in its probe of the incident.

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Nationwide could restart operations in 3 months  

2008-07-05

Nationwide Airlines (Johannesburg) could soon come out of liquidation and be taken over by a new airline that will begin operating from Durban International Airport in three months. This move would come on the back of a recent announcement by Emirates Airlines to abandon plans for direct flights between Durban and Dubai due to high fuel costs. A proposal to purchase the failed carrier is currently on the table. If the process to accept and finalise the proposal goes ahead smoothly, the new airline will start operations in a few months, just in time for the busy festive season. No word on whether or not the airline would retain the Nationwide name or change identities. Haroon Laher, a Johannesburg insolvency attorney representing Nationwide, said he was in the process of drafting legal documents following a successful meeting with the potential buyer this week. A meeting between the company’s attorneys and the liquidators will take place next week before the process goes further. “We have a very, very good proposal. But it is dependent on the liquidators’ input,” said Laher. Photo: A Nationwide Boeing 737-200 approaches Johannesburg. (Photo Copyright Hannes Meyer - Flying Sprinboks)

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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Airbus predicts A380 sale to All Nippon Airways  

2008-07-04

Airbus is expected to sell five of their A380 superjumbo aircraft to All Nippon Airways Co (ANA)(Tokyo). If completed, it would be Airbus’ first sale of the world’s largest passenger plane to a Japanese airline. A sale in Japan would be a big breakthrough for the European plane maker as it has controls about 4% of Japan’s market, compared with a half share elsewhere. Japanese airlines have traditionally purchased almost all of their aircraft from the Boeing company as part of a wider effort to mend trade relations between Japan and the United States after a period of friction in the late 1980s. A spokesman for ANA said that the carrier had established a committee earlier this week to select a new fleet of large aircraft, but that no decisions have been made at this time. The committee is reportidly examining three options for a new fleet; the Airbus A380, Boeing’s new 747-8, or not acquiring a new fleet at all. There is no information on when the final decision will be made.

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

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American Airlines to cut 6800+ jobs  

2008-07-04

American Airlines (Fort Worth) could be eliminating more than 6,800 jobs later this year as the carrier struggles to survive record fuel costs. AMR Corporation, the parent of American Airlines and regional carrier American Eagle, said that it will cut domestic service 11-12% by the fourth quarter, which becomes a systemwide reduction of 8% when including international flights. In a memo to all employees, AMR said the employment reduction will be commensurate with the capacity cuts. AMR has about 85,500 employees, which means an 8% decrease would be about 6,850 workers. American’s announcement is the latest furlough announcement in the airline industry, which also is trying to raise fares and fees to cope with record fuel prices. Other announced staff cuts include 4,000 at Delta Air Lines (Atlanta), 3,000 at Continental Airlines (Houston), 2,550 at United Airlines (Chicago) and 1,700 at U.S. Airways (Phoenix).

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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Five to stand trial for fatal Concorde crash  

2008-07-03

Two employees each from Continental Airlines (Houston) and Concorde-maker Aerospatiale and one French civil aviation authority official were indicted for manslaughter over the fatal crash of an Air France (Paris) Concorde in 2000. All the 109 passengers on board the New York-bound the supersonic jetliner were killed on July 25, 2000 when it crashed immediately after take-off from the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. Four workers on the ground were also killed in the accident that led to all Concorde planes, both French and British, being grounded in 2003. A French inquiry into the tragedy concluded in December 2004 that a strip of metal, which fell on the runway from a Continental Airlines DC-10 that took off just before the Concorde flight, sparked the fire that engulfed the supersonic airliner. Continental Airlines, mechanic John Taylor, and chief of maintenance Stanley Ford are to face prosecution for a “failure of aircraft maintenance.” A prosecutor in Paris said in a statement that the Continental employees are responsible for the faulty installation of the metal strip, while Aerospatiale employees and French civil aviation official “neglected the risk of fires” on the ill-fated jet plane. The trial is expected to start early next yearAccording to reports.

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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British Airways to purchase L'Avion  

2008-07-03

British Airways (BA)(London) has announced plans to purchase the privately-owned French carrier L’Avion (Wissous) for £54 million. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of July, at which time BA will merge the French carrier with its new subsidiary OpenSkies. The combined airline will operate three daily flights from Paris to New York. Flights will run from Paris Orly Airport to both Newark and JFK in New York.

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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Air Canada Jazz plans job cuts  

2008-07-03

Air Canada’s discount airline Jazz Air (Halifax) will be cutting 270 employees as the regional airline reduces capacity by 5%. Jazz commented on Thursday that in addition to soaring fuel prices, Canadian airlines also must contend with federal and provincial fuel excise taxes, security fees, and expensive airport charges. The cuts that were announced today follow the mid-June move by Air Canada (Montreal) to cut 2,000 jobs as it reduces its capacity by 7%.

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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ABX Air 767 catches fire on ramp in San Francisco  

2008-06-30

Fire seriously damaged an ABX Air (Wilmington) Boeing 767-200 freighter while the aircraft was parked at San Francisco International Airport late Sunday. The aircraft suffered substantial damage to the forward fuselage section and has a hole burned through the top of the body near the forward exits. There is also evidence of smoke around the cockpit windows. No firm information has been disclosed as to where the fire started and the extent of any internal damage. Two pilots are said to have been on board the aircraft at the time, preparing for a flight to ABX’s Wilmington base in Ohio, and escaped with only minor injuries. The aircraft is reported to be a 22-year old example, N799AX (msn 23432), operating in DHL colors.

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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Spirit Airlines fined for violating Cuba embargo  

2008-06-30

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) has been fined $100,000.00USD for illegally paying the Cuban government for permission to use the island’s airspace. According to a report by the Office of Foreign Asset Control of the Treasury Department, the carrier made several money transfers to Cuban government accounts from September 2004 to March 2007 without a valid license for such activity. According to federal law, airlines can only make those payments when they have a legal permit from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Spirit Airlines maintains that the move was not intentional. “During the beginning of 2007, Spirit Airlines realized that the permit required by the Treasury agency for authorizing flights over Cuba for the use of their airspace had not been renewed,” said Spirit’s spokeswoman, Misty Pinson. “Spirit Airlines never had the intention of violating any requirements or laws to carry out its international operations.”

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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Horizon to accelerate turboprop transition  

2008-06-30

With fuel prices remaining at record high levels, Horizon Air (Seattle) is moving up the phase out of its smaller turboprops to speed its transition to a single fleet of highly fuel efficient Bombardier Q400s. In the process, the airline is implementing additional schedule changes to further improve its financial performance. All 12 of Horizon’s remaining 37-seat Q200s will be out of its operating fleet by Oct. 28, instead of the original target date of April 2009. Horizon will also begin the phase out of its 70-seat CRJ-700 jets in September. During this transition, it will take delivery of 14 additional 76-seat Q400s. The Q400 is the most fuel efficient and environmentally friendly aircraft of its size in the world, burning 30% less fuel and producing 30% less CO2 than a comparable jet. Horizon currently has 34 Q400s in its fleet and holds options for 20 more (in addition to the 14 already on the way). Horizon now expects its transition to an all-Q400 fleet to be completed by the end of 2009, unless market conditions warrant another adjustment. The schedule changes shown below will appear in reservation systems July 5, except for the changes to Pendleton service, which are pending government approval. (Story copyright Horizon Air Media Service)

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Finnair selects name for retro aircraft  

2008-06-30

The Finnair (Vantaa) retro Airbus A319 aircraft, which will be launched at the end of July to celebrate Finnair’s 85 years of flying, will be named Silver Bird based on the outcome of a competition asking the public to name the aircraft. Finnair is painting one of its Airbus A319 in the livery of a Convair aircraft, which Finnair flew under its original name Aero in the 1950s. The name Silver Bird will be painted underneath the cockpit window. “The name is international and stylish, it fits the times and has a touch of the grey panther about it,” said Finnair’s SVP Commercial Division Mika Perho. Other popular suggestions included names from the Finnish epic Kalevala, names of Finnish Presidents and cities, as well as birds and flowers beginning with blue.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Air China announces large A330 order  

2008-06-27

Air China (Beijing) has announced that it will be purchasing 20 Airbus A330 aircraft from the manufacturer. At current list prices, the deal will be valued at $3.82 billion USD. The airline said it will use cash, bank loans and debt instruments to pay for the aircraft, which will boost capacity by 16.5%. The additions will also allow it to increase flight frequencies from Beijing. Airbus has yet to confirm the order, nor have they given any indication of likely delivery dates.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

ABX Air to lose 23 DC-9s to DHL  

2008-06-27

ABX Air (Wilmington) will be losing 23 McDonnell Douglas DC-9 aircraft as its primary customer, DHL Network Operations, reduces its business with the cargo airline. DHL notified ABX on June 20 that it would reduce the services ABX is providing by 23 aircraft by the end of 2008. That will affect 16 of ABX’s scheduled air routes, the airline said. DHL contributes more than 70% of ABX’s revenue, according to its parent, Air Transport Services Group Inc.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

New Chinese turboprop set to take flight  

2008-06-27

The MA600, a new aircraft to join China’s turboprop fleet, is expected to roll off the assembly line in Xi’an on Sunday. This latest MA “Modern Ark” member could be the stepping stone to China gaining a larger share of the world’s turboprop aircraft market, insiders said. Currently, the 50- to 60-seat MA60, the first and only model of the MA series on sale, has received 122 orders since 2005, mainly from African and East Asian countries. “To assure a bigger slice of the turboprop market, the MA600 is designed to meet demand for the next 10 years,” Chen Fusheng, deputy director general of the commercial aircraft department of AVIC I, said yesterday. Engineers have optimized the aircraft’s structure and its aviation electronics system, improved the interior decoration, and added maritime survival functions for island countries, He Shengqiang, chief engineer and vice-president of Xi’an Aircraft Industry Company Ltd under AVIC I, said. “The total weight of the MA600 is 300 kg less than the MA60, further reducing the aircraft’s fuel consumption,” He said. The MA600 is set to begin trials in September and will be delivered to its first customer - the Civil Aviation Fight University of China in Guanghan, Sichuan province - next year, He added. AVIC I has drawn up an ambitious blueprint for its MA series, which will be comparable to the Canadian Bombardier and the French ATR aircraft. Chen said, “We hope to see that 40 percent of all turboprop aircraft delivered in the world in 2018 are from the MA series.” To remain competitive in the years after 2018, AVIC I has already started work on the development of the MA700, an aircraft mainly targeted at markets in Europe and America, Chen said. The entire series - MA60, MA600 and MA700 - will coexist to cater to the different demands of customers, he said. “Turboprops have huge potential in this era of increasing oil prices,” Chen added. Turboprop aircraft use much less fuel than equivalent turbojets produced by Boeing and Airbus, and are just as safe as turbojets, he said. “Some of our airline customers abroad have reported profits in the first quarter after they replaced turbojets with the MA60,” he said. Joint research by Bombardier and the Aviation Industry Development Research Center of China, found that of the 5,300-5,500 regional aircraft need in the next two decades, there will be a need for 1,900 turboprop aircraft.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Frontier announces reductions in fleet/workforce  

2008-06-26

Frontier Airlines (Denver) announced today a 17% reduction in its flight operations beginning in September and a “proportional” reduction in workforce. Because Frontier employs approximately 6,000 people, this could mean that 1,000 of their workers will be out of a job. The airline will retire 7 aircraft from its fleet of 60 Airbus planes. Two others already have been sold, which means its fleet will consist of 51 planes by September, Frontier spokesman Steve Snyder said. Officials from the carrier have met with union officials to discuss the cutbacks and will continue meeting, Snyder said.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Dozing Air India flight crew flies past destination  

2008-06-26

An Air India (Mumbai) flight headed for Mumbai overshot its destination and was halfway to Goa before air traffic control was able to wake the sleeping flightcrew, a recent report says. The high altitude nap took place approximately two weeks ago, the Times of India reported Thursday. The report, however, drew a furious denial from Air India. Some 100 passengers were on board flight 612 that originated from Dubai and flew to the western Indian city of Jaipur before heading south to Mumbai when both pilots fell asleep, a source told the paper. The source, who was not identified in the report, went on to say, “After operating an overnight flight, fatigue levels peak – and so the pilots dozed off after taking off from Jaipur.” The plane flew to Mumbai on autopilot, but when air traffic there tried to help the aircraft land, the plane ignored their instructions and carried on at full speed towards Goa. “It was only after the aircraft reached Mumbai airspace that air traffic control realized it was not responding to any instructions and was carrying on its own course,” the source said. “The aircraft should have begun its descent about 100 miles (160 kilometres) from Mumbai, but here it was still at cruising altitude. We checked for hijack.” Finally air traffic control buzzed the cockpit and woke up the pilots, who turned the plane around, the report said. Air India on Thursday said a plane had overshot its Mumbai destination on June 4, but furiously denied it was because the pilots were sleeping, putting the glitch down to a brief communications breakdown. “The report is absolutely incorrect, devoid of facts, misleading and irresponsible. It is a figment of imagination,” Air India spokesman Jitender Bhargava said. “We have gone through the flight reports of the last 30 days. A plane did cross Mumbai for 15 kilometres because it had lost contact for a few moments. At those speeds 15 kilometres is covered in a very short time. The plane quickly established contact with air traffic control and landed a short while later.” Bhargava accused the Times of India, one of the country’s biggest papers, of “batting for somebody.”

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Boeing announces Biman Bangladesh 737-800 order  

2008-06-25

Boeing and Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Dhaka) today announced an order for two Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s, with purchase rights for two additional 737s. Today’s signing ceremony, held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, was attended by dignitaries from Bangladesh and the United States and also celebrated Biman’s selection of an all-Boeing jet fleet for its future operations. “Today marks a progressive step forward for Biman,” said Dr. M. A. Momen, managing director and CEO of Biman. “Our fleet consolidation with Boeing airplanes is based upon a partnership that combines aircraft efficiency, reliability and in-service support to maximize our competitiveness - something we need to drive forward to be an instrumental part of the country’s economic growth and development.” Biman recently announced an order for four 777-300ERs and four 787-8s with purchase rights for four more of each model type. The airline currently connects Bangladesh with 18 countries around the world, and has agreements in place that will allow it to serve a total of 42 countries as it implements its growth plan. “Boeing is committed to working closely to help airlines in developing nations grow in the most efficient way possible, and our product line reflects that commitment,” said Marty Bentrott, Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president of Sales for the Middle East & Africa. “We look forward to working closely with Biman Bangladesh over the long term as it capitalizes on traffic growth driven by the country’s expanding economy.” Biman Bangladesh Airlines, which began as a government-owned national carrier in 1972, became Bangladesh’s largest public limited company in 2007. The purchase of Boeing airplanes represents the largest capital expenditure in the country’s history. One hundred fifteen customers have ordered more than 4,800 Next-Generation 737s. Boeing has more than 2,200 unfilled orders for the Next-Generation 737 valued at more than $160 billion at current list prices.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

American Airlines to start in-flight WiFi trials today  

2008-06-25

American Airlines (Fort Worth) will soon be offering passengers free Internet access on flights from New York to the West Coast. The carrier will be testing in-flight Internet today on selected services from JFK to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Miami after installing the Gogo WiFi service on fifteen (15) of its Boeing 767-200 aircraft. Passengers will be able to check e-mail and use Instant Messaging services on notebook computers and wireless-enabled devices such as smart phones. Initial services will be free. American ultimately plans to charge between $9.95 and $12.95 for the service, based on the duration of flights. The full test will last between six and nine months, when the airline will decide whether or not to introduce the network on all planes. Photo: An American 767-200 arrives in Los Angeles. (Photo Copyright Andrew Brescini)

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

ILFC may order up to 300 aircraft from Boeing/Airbus  

2008-06-25

International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC), the world’s biggest aircraft lessor, said it may soon be ordering 300 jetliners from Boeing and Airbus to meet demand from airlines that can no longer afford to buy their own planes. The orders will likely materialise at the upcoming Farnborough International Air Show in the UK. Executives also indicated that the leasing firm may also wait six months to a year to place orders if prices of aircraft seemed likely to decline further. ILFC may purchase 150 single-aisle aircraft from each manufacturer, chief operating officer, John Plueger, said in an interview. The order could likely be worth about $22 billion USD at current list prices, though the lessor said it’s seeking major discounts. Executives said that a marketplace in disarray could provide a “lot of opportunities” as airlines are increasingly looking at deferring, or even cancelling, orders placed by them in better times.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

FlyDubai announced as name for new low-cost carrier  

2008-06-25

In March of this year we reported that Emirates Airline (Dubai) would be establishing a new low-cost carrier to offer service to the region. The new airline now has a name, FlyDubai. The brand identity and livery for FlyDubai will be unveiled in the coming months. HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the name FlyDubai from a shortlist presented by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman of the new low-cost airline. Sheikh Ahmed said, “FlyDubai is a simple, yet powerful call to action. It makes an immediate link to our core business, which is providing no-frills flights to bring people to and from Dubai. The name also carries a strong association with the city of Dubai, itself a brand synonymous with excellence, reliability and an international, pro-business approach. FlyDubai’s operations will potentially cover an area of some two billion inhabitants. It will support Dubai’s commercial and tourism sectors by serving a new set of travellers, and providing them with affordable air links to popular, high-demand destinations. A lot of ground work has been done thus far, and I’m pleased to note that FlyDubai is on track to launch its first flights by mid-2009.” FlyDubai will initially focus on regional flights within the GCC area and surrounding countries. Its operations will be entirely separate from Emirates Airline and Group. Ghaith al Ghaith, Chief Executive, FlyDubai said, “Since the government announced the formation of Dubai’s new low cost airline in March, it has been all systems go. We are recruiting for key positions, evaluating aircraft options and routes, working out our pricing and distribution strategy, and putting in place the structure and operational resources for the business. Efficiency is the pillar of our business model. In terms of our customer proposition, we will focus on keeping things simple and flexible. We want to make it easy for our customers to interact with us, and to have more control in how they book, purchase and select value-added services to their basic flight experience. It has been a busy time, but everything is going to plan. The selection of a name for the airline is only the first of many milestones to come, and we look forward to announcing more details over the coming months.”

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

United to cut 950 pilot jobs  

2008-06-24

United Airlines (Chicago) says that it is planning to lay off 950 pilots as it prepares to cut domestic capacity to offset soaring fuel prices. The layoffs would be about 15% of United’s 6,518 pilots. The carrier has said it plans to cut its staff by 1,400 to 1,600 as it aims to reduce domestic capacity by 14% in the fourth quarter. According to Megan McCarthy, spokesperson for the airline, the initial notices for the layoffs will be sent out in mid-July, and will start taking effect in September, following into next year. She also said that the cuts announced were in addition to the job cuts for 1,600 salaried positions announced at an investor conference a week ago. Details on the cuts are yet to emerge. A company statement said, “As we reduce the size of our fleet and take actions company wide to enable United to compete in an environment of record fuel prices, we must take the difficult but necessary step to reduce the number of people we have to run our business.” Photo: United’s cuts will most likely come from the Boeing 737 fleet that is being downsized. (Photo Copyright Eric D Smith - Northern Exposures)

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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Indonesia cancels Adam Air's operating certificate  

2008-06-24

The government of Indonesia has cancelled the air operator’s certificate (AOC) of Adam Air (Jakarta), effectively putting an end to the already grounded carrier. Deputy director of flight standards at Indonesia’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Diding Sunardi, says the authority sometime around June 16 cancelled the AOC. On March 18, Indonesia’s transport ministry forced the airline to ground its entire operations because of shortcomings in the airline’s operational, training, and maintenance procedures. The airline also experienced severe financial problems throughout its last year of carriage, as well as being involved in Indonesia’s most fatal crash in the past couple of years.

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Royal Jordanian receives Airline of the Year award  

2008-06-24

Royal Jordanian (Amman) has earned the “Airline of the Year 2007″ award from the Air Finance Journal, a leading financial magazine in commercial aviation industry. The journal published an extensive report listing the reasons why the carrier deserves the award which is given once a year to the most distinguished and financially efficient airline worldwide. According to the report, the airline has doubled its 2001 size by the end of 2007 in terms of passenger numbers, financial revenues, flying hours and flights frequencies. It started since 2004 to achieve net profits under difficult operational circumstances and daunting challenges such as regional instability, soaring fuel prices as well as fierce regional and international competition, it added. The journal awarded Royal Jordanian this title also in appreciation of the success of its privatization process, which saw 71% of the total issued share capital for the Initial Public Offering (IPO) floated last December, the report said.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

ANA to purchase three additional Q400s  

2008-06-23

Bombardier Aerospace has announced that All Nippon Airways (ANA)(Tokyo) is exercising options to buy three Dash 8-Q400 turboprop airliners. The deal is worth a potential $80 million USD at current prices. “We are pleased to extend our relationship with Bombardier Aerospace with these aircraft acquisitions,” Tomohiro Hidema, executive vice-president at All Nippon Airways, stated Monday. “We are using the Q400 airliner on several routes resulting in a significant saving in operation costs.” (Photo Courtesy Bombardier Media Service)

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Japan Airlines to experiment with biofuels  

2008-06-23

Japan Airlines (JAL)(Tokyo) seems to be jumping on the bandwagon of testing biofuels with their aircraft. The carrier will launch a test flight next year that it claims will make a “significant contribution” to the search for a viable and sustainable biofuel for commercial use. JAL will carry out a one-hour demonstration flight at the end of the year using a Boeing 747 powered by jet fuel blended with second-generation biofuel. Second-generation biofuels aim to eliminate the problems associated with their first-generation predecessors, which used sources such as corn and soybean derivatives, thereby creating competition between demand for food and fuel.

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

jetBlue considering First Class seating  

2008-06-22

jetBlue Airways (New York) may be looking at adding first class seating to its aircraft. The carrier has never had two-class seating, but in April the airline introduced a program where it charges more for seats with added legroom on its Airbus and Embraer jets. Six rows of JetBlue’s 107 Airbus planes were given 4 more inches of room than regular seats and 34 of its Embraers have one row of 4 more inches of leg room. “We’re looking at even more legroom as a way to transition into something that’s a little more of a premium product,” said jetBlue’s new CEO David Barger, “Everything is on the table.” Bryan Baldwin, a JetBlue spokesman at headquarters in Forest Hills, N.Y., said first-class seats are “an option down the road” but that the airline is currently focusing on studying the revenue derived from the added legroom for some seats. JetBlue charges $10 to $30 extra for the additional legroom. “We have no specific plans for a premium product, but if we were to go that way, it would be through this ‘even more legroom’ program.”, Baldwin said.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Air China flight forced to divert to Moscow  

2008-06-22

An Air China (Beijing) flight on its way to Beijing was forced to divert to Moscow after the crew received a low oil indication for the #1 engine. Flight 934 from Paris landed safely about an hour after the indication was noted. A young passenger had reported to flight attendants (and later to the press) that he saw the right wing on fire. Russian and Chinese Authorities however have discounted any fire. The airline reported that the crew noticed an oil leakage, decreasing oil quantities, followed by low oil pressure. The aircraft (B-2387 msn 201) was repaired and completed its journey after replacement parts arrived. No one was hurt in the incident. Photo: B-2387 departs from Rome. (Photo Copyright Proietto Daniele - Italian Spotting Group)

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Qantas forced to ground flights after latest strikes  

2008-06-22

Qantas Airways (Sydney) has been forced to cancel twenty-four flights across three states over the next two days as a result of the latest industrial action by the airline’s engineers. Six Qantas flights scheduled to depart Sydney and Melbourne today have been cancelled and a further eighteen flights will be cancelled tomorrow. Engineers will walk off the job for up to four hours at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Cairns airports in support of their pay claim. The Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association is seeking a 5% pay rise for its members while Qantas is offering a 3% rise. The union has accused Qantas of trying to drive down wages and conditions, claiming it was putting its international reputation at risk.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Sudan Airways grounded after safety audit  

2008-06-22

Sudan Airways (Khartoum) has been banned from flying for a month for failing to comply with local/international aviation rules. The carrier has been told that it will not be allowed to fly domestically or internationally starting Monday. The ruling comes less than two weeks after a Sudan Airways aircraft burst into flames after landing at Khartoum International Airport, killing 30 people; however, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the decision had nothing to do with that accident. The CAA’s director of safety and flight operations, Mohamed Hassan al-Mujammar, said Sudan Airways had failed to undertake measures outlined by the Authority in an annual audit carried out at the end of May. He said it was time to stop this type of non-compliance with international standards. As a result the company’s Air Operators Certificate has been suspended from Monday, which will affect all international and domestic flights. The airline has one month to appeal against the suspension or to carry out the necessary improvements.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

787 Dreamliner fatigue airframe departs factory  

2008-06-21

Boeing yesterday moved the 787 Dreamliner designated for fatigue testing from the final assembly factory in Everett, Wash., to another production bay at the facility, where assembly work will continue. The move paves the way for the second flight-test airplane to advance to the next position in the production line today. The first Dreamliner remains in the nose-to-door position and the third flight-test airplane is in the first position. It will remain there until the fourth flight-test airplane is ready for assembly to begin later this month. (Story and Picture Copyright Boeing Media Service)

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Midwest to start parking MD-80s  

2008-06-20

Midwest Airlines (Milwaukee), hurt by high fuel costs, plans to ground twelve (12) of its McDonnell Douglas MD-80 jetliners that provide charter service as well as regular passenger service to leisure destinations. The word came in today as Midwest executives met with employees about the fleet change. Midwest’s main fleet consists of twenty-five (25) Boeing 717 jets, which are much more fuel-efficient than the MD-80s. Midwest uses two to three MD-80 jets for charter service, with nine jets for regular passenger service, he said. The MD-80s are used on long-haul routes and leisure destinations, with Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, and Orlando, among their destinations.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

GAO upholds Boeing protest of KC-X award  

2008-06-20

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) this week sustained Boeing’s protest of the USAF’s award of a contract to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation for KC-X aerial refueling tankers. Boeing challenged the Air Force’s technical and cost evaluations, conduct of discussions, and source selection decision. “Our review of the record led us to conclude that the Air Force had made a number of significant errors that could have affected the outcome of what was a close competition between Boeing and Northrop Grumman. We therefore sustained Boeing’s protest,” said Michael R. Golden, the GAO’s managing associate general counsel for procurement law. “We also denied a number of Boeing’s challenges to the award to Northrop Grumman, because we found that the record did not provide us with a basis to conclude that the agency had violated the legal requirements with respect to those challenges.” The GAO recommended that the Air Force reopen discussions with the offerors, obtain revised proposals, re-evaluate the revised proposals, and make a new source selection decision, consistent with the GAO’s decision. The agency also made a number of other recommendations including that, if the Air Force believed that the solicitation, as reasonably interpreted, does not adequately state its needs, the Air Force should amend the solicitation prior to conducting further discussions with the offerors; that if Boeing’s proposal is ultimately selected for award, the Air Force should terminate the contract awarded to Northrop Grumman; and that the Air Force reimburse Boeing the costs of filing and pursuing the protest, including reasonable attorneys’ fees. By statute, the Air Force is given 60 days to inform the GAO of the Air Force’s actions in response to GAO’s recommendations. The GAO decision should not be read to reflect a view as to the merits of the firms’ respective aircraft. Judgments about which offeror will most successfully meet governmental needs are largely reserved for the procuring agencies, subject only to such statutory and regulatory requirements as full and open competition and fairness to potential offerors. The GAO bid protest process examines whether procuring agencies have complied with those requirements. Specifically, GAO sustained the protest for the following reasons: 1. The Air Force, in making the award decision, did not assess the relative merits of the proposals in accordance with the evaluation criteria identified in the solicitation, which provided for a relative order of importance for the various technical requirements. The agency also did not take into account the fact that Boeing offered to satisfy more non-mandatory technical “requirements” than Northrop Grumman, even though the solicitation expressly requested offerors to satisfy as many of these technical “requirements” as possible. 2. The Air Force’s use as a key discriminator that Northrop Grumman proposed to exceed a key performance parameter objective relating to aerial refueling to a greater degree than Boeing violated the solicitation’s evaluation provision that “no consideration will be provided for exceeding [key performance parameter] objectives.” 3. The protest record did not demonstrate the reasonableness of the Air Force’s determination that Northrop Grumman’s proposed aerial refueling tanker could refuel all current Air Force fixed-wing tanker-compatible receiver aircraft in accordance with current Air Force procedures, as required by the solicitation. 4. The Air Force conducted misleading and unequal discussions with Boeing, by informing Boeing that it had fully satisfied a key performance parameter objective relating to operational utility, but later determined that Boeing had only partially met this objective, without advising Boeing of this change in the agency’s assessment and while continuing to conduct discussions with Northrop Grumman relating to its satisfaction of the same key performance parameter objective. 5. The Air Force unreasonably determined that Northrop Grumman’s refusal to agree to a specific solicitation requirement that it plan and support the agency to achieve initial organic depot-level maintenance within two years after delivery of the first full-rate production aircraft was an “administrative oversight,” and improperly made award, despite this clear exception to a material solicitation requirement. 6. The Air Force’s evaluation of military construction costs in calculating the offerors’ most probable life cycle costs for their proposed aircraft was unreasonable, where the agency during the protest conceded that it made a number of errors in evaluation that, when corrected, result in Boeing displacing Northrop Grumman as the offeror with the lowest most probable life cycle cost; where the evaluation did not account for the offerors’ specific proposals; and where the calculation of military construction costs based on a notional (hypothetical) plan was not reasonably supported. 7. The Air Force improperly increased Boeing’s estimated non-recurring engineering costs in calculating that firm’s most probable life cycle costs to account for risk associated with Boeing’s failure to satisfactorily explain the basis for how it priced this cost element, where the agency had not found that the proposed costs for that element were unrealistically low. In addition, the Air Force’s use of a simulation model to determine Boeing’s probable non-recurring engineering costs was unreasonable, because the Air Force used as data inputs in the model the percentage of cost growth associated with weapons systems at an overall program level and there was no indication that these inputs would be a reliable predictor of anticipated growth in Boeing’s non-recurring engineering costs. The 69-page decision was issued under a protective order, because it contains proprietary and source selection sensitive information. The GAO has directed counsel for the parties to promptly identify information that cannot be publicly released so that GAO can expeditiously prepare and release, as soon as possible, a public version of the decision. Although the Air Force intends to ultimately procure up to 179 KC-X aircraft, the solicitation (No. FA8625-07-R-6470) provided for an initial contract for system development and demonstration of the KC-X aircraft and procurement of up to 80 aircraft. The solicitation provided that award of the contract would be on a “best value” basis, and stated a detailed evaluation scheme that identified technical and cost factors and their relative weights. With respect to the cost factor, the solicitation provided that the Air Force would calculate a “most probable life cycle cost” estimate for each offeror, including military construction costs. In addition, the solicitation provided a detailed system requirements document that identified minimum requirements (called key performance parameter thresholds) that offerors must satisfy to receive award. The solicitation also identified desired features and performance characteristics of the aircraft (which the solicitation identified as “requirements,” or in certain cases, as objectives) that offerors were encouraged, but were not required, to provide. The agency received proposals and conducted numerous rounds of negotiations with Boeing and Northrop Grumman. The Air Force selected Northrop Grumman’s proposal for award on February 29, 2008, and Boeing filed its protest with the GAO on March 11, supplementing it numerous times thereafter. In accordance with GAO’s Bid Protest Regulations, GAO obtained a report from the agency and comments on that report from Boeing and Northrop Grumman. The documentary record produced by the Air Force in this protest is voluminous and complex. The GAO also conducted a hearing, at which testimony was received from a number of Air Force witnesses to complete and explain the record. Following the hearing, GAO received further comments from the parties, addressing the hearing testimony as well as other aspects of the record. In response to the ruling, Boeing released the following statement from Mark McGraw, vice president, Tanker Programs: “We welcome and support today’s ruling by the GAO fully sustaining the grounds of our protest. We appreciate the professionalism and diligence the GAO showed in its review of the KC-X acquisition process. We look forward to working with the Air Force on next steps in this critical procurement for our warfighters.” Information about GAO’s bid protest process can be found at http://www.gao.gov/legal/aboutbid.html

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Boeing completes 787 Dreamliner 'Power-On'  

2008-06-20

The Boeing Company has completed the Power On sequence for the first 787 Dreamliner, marking the completion of the next major milestone on the path to first flight later this year. Power On is a complex series of tasks and tests that bring electrical power onto the airplane and begin to exercise the use of the electrical systems. The 787 is a more-electric airplane with the pneumatic, or bleed air, system being totally replaced by electronics. “The team has made great progress in bringing the bold innovation of the 787 to reality,” said Pat Shanahan, vice president and general manager of the 787 program. “There is plenty of work to be done between now and first flight, but with every step forward we grow more and more confident.” The Power On sequence began in early June with a series of pretest continuity checks to verify that the wiring installed in the airplane had been connected properly. Upon completion of those checks, the Boeing team plugged in an external power cart and slowly began to bring full power into each segment of the system, beginning with the flight deck displays. From that point forward, the pilot’s controls were used to direct the addition of new systems to the power grid. At each step of the testing, power is allowed to flow into one additional area and gauges are used to verify that the right level of electrical power reached the intended area. “We are very methodical in ensuring the integrity of the airplane’s systems,” said Shanahan. “In completing the Power On sequence, we have verified both that the electrical power distribution system is installed as designed and that it functions as intended.” An inside look at the Power On testing sequence will be featured on www.boeing.com and www.newairplane.com beginning Monday at 5 a.m. PDT. Work will continue to finish building the first 787 and further test its readiness for operations. First flight is expected in the fourth quarter. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a more fuel-efficient mid-sized jetliner capable of serving on long-distance routes. The 787 is expected to enter revenue service in 2009 after an extensive flight test program. Fifty-eight customers around the world have ordered nearly 900 787s since the program was launched in April 2004, making the Dreamliner the fastest-selling new commercial jetliner in history. (Story and Picture Copyright Boeing Media Service)

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

FedEx posts fourth quarter loss  

2008-06-19

FedEx (Memphis) posted a fourth-quarter loss yesterday and offered a gloomy outlook that shows how much high fuel prices are eating into the profits of even the cargo carriers. The international package-delivery company predicted 2009 earnings of $4.75 to $5.25 a share, well below expectations of $5.92 a share. “Looking ahead to ‘09, we do expect conditions to remain extremely challenging, and we anticipate in both the first-quarter guidance and the yearly target the current economic weakness will continue and the current level of fuel costs will not mitigate,” says company chief financial officer Alan Graf. FedEx, which owns the world’s largest cargo airline, spent almost $1.4 billion on fuel in the fourth quarter, and those costs represented 14% of total operating expenses. The company posted a loss for the fourth quarter, which ended May 31, of 78 cents a share, or $241 million, compared with a profit of $610 million, or $1.96 a share, for the same quarter a year earlier. Photo: “Zachary” (N427FE msn 362) approaches the airfield in San Jose. (Photo Copyright Haik Nguyen - Vietnam Air Spotters)

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Gemini Air Cargo files for Chapter 11 again  

2008-06-19

Gemini Air Cargo (Dulles) recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in two years. The airline, that owns a fleet of DC-10 and MD-11 freighters, has been struggling with rising debts caused, primarily, by rising fuel costs. Several of the company’s flight officers have received letters similar to this: “We regret to inform you that, due to the extreme financial instability of Gemini Air Cargo, Inc (“Gemini”), your position is being eliminated, and your employment with Gemini will end effective today, June 17, 2008. In this difficult economic climate, marked most prominently by skyrocketing fuel costs, Gemini’s operating performance, working capital, and overall financial stability have eroded significantly. In an effort to persevere and sustain its current operational capacity, Gemini has actively pursued a variety of financial remedies including financing, additional capital, loan forgiveness and sale of the business. Unfortunately, however, such remedies, to date, have either run their course or been unattainable. Consequently, as of today, Gemini does not have the financial wherewithal to run its business at current operational levels, and program cuts must be implemented immediately, which regrettably involves the elimination of jobs, such as yours, throughout the United States and abroad. We are sorry that circumstances were such that we were unable to give you more advanced warning, but, as discussed above, our efforts were focused on securing the financial solutions that ultimately would have allowed Gemini to avoid the drastic action it must now take.” A spokesman for the carrier said that the airline simply is reducing their crew size to match their current operating needs in a step for survival.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

OpenSkies takes to the skies  

2008-06-19

British Airways’ (London) new subsidiary, OpenSkies, launches its first flight today between Paris Orly airport and New York JFK airport. OpenSkies is the first airline created to take advantage of the Open Skies aviation agreement that allows airlines to fly between any destination in the EU and USA. In a statement from British Airways’ chief executive, Willie Walsh, “This is an exciting new chapter in our history as, for the first time, we will be flying directly between continental Europe and the US. While the economic climate has worsened in recent months, we believe that OpenSkies can compete effectively. It has a low cost base and support from British Airways in key areas such as sales and marketing. This differentiates it from some new airlines that have failed recently which were operating in isolation without the backing of an established carrier.” OpenSkies plans to be operating a second Boeing 757 later this year, and will have six aircraft by the end of 2009. The airline says it is looking at a number of other destinations in Europe including Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt and Milan.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

MEA gets new A330 from Airbus  

2008-06-19

Middle East Airlines (Beirut) took delivery of its first A330-200 that was directly purchased from Airbus. The new aircraft also represents the first delivered as part of 2006 order for four. Photo: F-ORMA (msn 926) returns to Toulouse after a test flight. (Photo Copyright French Frogs AirSlides)

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Mitsubishi possibly close to second MRJ customer  

2008-06-19

Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is reportedly close to securing a second firm order for its new regional jet (MRJ), with the company possibly announcing the deal at the Farnborough Air Show in July. “We have gone to the USA, Europe and around Asia over the last few months talking to potential customers. We have now come very close to finalising an order with one customer, and we hope to announce it soon if all goes well,” says an official from Mitsubishi Aircraft Company. She declined to identify the potential customer, where the airline is from, or how many aircraft could be ordered;however, the company been keen to secure a foreign order to go with launch customer All Nippon Airways, Japan’s second-largest carrier.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

British Airways flight skids off runway in Africa  

2008-06-18

In what must have been a terrifying experience for the 87 passengers and 6 crew on board, British Airways (London) flight 6203 (operated by Comair) from Johannesburg skidded off the runway at Durban International on Wednesday. “The aircraft hit a wet patch on the runway and skidded, resulting in one of the wheels ending up off the runway as the plane was brought to a stop,” said Glenda Zvenyika, communication manager for Durban International Airport. A spokesman from Comair (Johannesburg) said the damage to the aircraft appeared to be minor but that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) would be investigating further. All aboard are now safe with only minor injuries being sustained.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Airberlin unveils fleet/route reductions  

2008-06-18

Airberlin (Berlin) recently announced that it will be permanently grounding 14 of its aircraft and will be dropping some of its long-haul destinations to help boost profitability, effective with the start of its winter flight schedule. The company, which last month issued a profit warning on surging fuel prices, will cut flight capacity by 10% this winter, with the bulk of reductions in the long-haul segment, at 30%, according to a statement. The number of aircraft in use will decline to 120 from 134, with primarily older planes being grounded.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

U.S. Airlines to lose $10 billion over next year  

2008-06-18

U.S. airlines and analysts agree that soaring fuel prices will likely lead to losses of at least $10 billion USD for the carriers in 2008. Air Transportation Association CEO James May told a Senate hearing that capacity cuts to reduce expenses could cause hundreds of communities to lose airline service. “This nation’s economy is inextricably linked to the viability of its air transportation system. If the airlines continue to spiral downward, so will the economy,” May said.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Air Canada announces employee reductions  

2008-06-18

Air Canada (Montreal) is scrapping at least 2,000 jobs because of the high price of fuel. Canada’s largest airline is also making severe cuts in the number of flights it offers, including some to the United States, Italy, and Japan. Air Canada’s President and CEO, Martie Brewer, said losing eight percent of Air Canada’s workforce would be painful, as staff had helped make the business cost-effective. He refused to rule out more job losses if fuel prices remained high.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Northwest announces further capacity cuts  

2008-06-18

Northwest Airlines (Minneapolis) has announced that it will be making further capacity cuts in the wake of skyrocketing fuel bills. The carrier has said it will reduce its main route capacity, including domestic and international flights, by up to 9.5% in the fourth quarter of 2008. No domestic station closures are being planned, but the reductions to the fleet will see a removal of 14 Boeing 757s and Airbus narrow body aircraft from the fleet. In addition, the McDonnell Douglas DC-9 fleet will be reduced from 94 aircraft at the start of 2008 to 61 aircraft by the end of the year. Photo: A Northwest DC-9 departs out of Toronto. (Photo Copyright Greg Gabbidon)

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Thomsonfly and First Choice to combine efforts  

2008-06-18

Starting next May, carriers Thomsonfly (Luton) and First Choice Airways (Crawley) will be operating as one brand. The combined company will be named Thomson Airways and offer flights to all destinations currently served by the two airlines. Parent company TUI announced the change this week, revealing that the merger will create the third largest airline in the UK. Chris Browne, managing director of the new airline, said, “Our aim is to build on the very best from these two award-winning airlines that share a very strong drive to provide a truly exceptional customer experience. By incorporating both airlines under one name, we will now operate 65 planes to over 80 destinations from 21 airports in the UK.”

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

ANA receives first 767-300BCF  

2008-06-16

Boeing (Chicago), Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace) and ANA (All Nippon Airways) celebrated the completion and certification of the first 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter at a redelivery ceremony held in Singapore today. Boeing launched the 767-300BCF passenger-to-freighter conversion program in 2005 with three firm orders and four options from ANA. Since then, ANA has exercised all the options and now has ordered seven passenger-to-freighter conversions in all. “We are delighted to take delivery of the first 767-300BCF. It will be a key aircraft in the expansion of our cargo operation and express delivery services to countries neighbouring Japan,” said Shinsuke Maki, ANA’s senior vice president, Engineering & Maintenance, who was present at the ceremony. “The 767 has long been the work-horse of the ANA passenger fleet; it is very gratifying to see an old friend work beyond retirement, and in doing so contribute to the environment in terms of saving and reusing resources. We thank Boeing for their design and SASCO for their work in carrying out the conversion,” he added. “Boeing employees and ST Aerospace worked as true partners to complete this well-designed and expertly managed conversion,” said Lou Mancini, vice president and general manager for Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. “We do everything possible to help customers increase the environmental and operational efficiencies throughout the entire lifespan of their airplanes.” The ANA jet began its transformation from a passenger airplane to a freighter on Oct. 18, 2007, when it arrived at ST Aerospace’s subsidiary ST Aviation Services Company (SASCO) in Paya Lebar, Singapore. Boeing, SASCO and ANA celebrated the completion of the door cutting ahead of the production schedule on Nov. 18, a significant process that signifies the readiness of the aircraft for major modifications, and they completed the conversion work for this prototype in April on schedule. On April 10, Boeing test pilots flew the airplane from Singapore to Seattle, followed by two months of flight testing. The 50-ton-capacity freighter flew nonstop to Seattle, completing the 14-hour, 51-minute flight at 10:13 a.m. the same day, but 15 time zones away. Boeing began its ground testing and certification program immediately thereafter. The prototype passed its flight tests with outstanding results and was flown back to Singapore on May 26. “This first 767-300BCF redelivery is another demonstration of ST Aerospace’s ability to provide on-time, quality and reliable conversions,” said Tay Kok Khiang, president of ST Aerospace. “We are honored by Boeing’s and ANA’s trust in us, and are pleased to work with our long time partners to, once again, deliver a quality product that meets their expectations. We will continue to leverage our engineering capabilities to enhance customers’ asset reliability and value.” A part of Boeing’s international network of modification facilities, and actively involved in performing passenger-to-freighter (PTF) conversions for aircraft including the DC-10, MD-10BCF, MD-11BCF, 727 and 757-200 Special Freighter, ST Aerospace, through its subsidiary SASCO, was appointed to perform the conversions under this 767-300BCF program. The conversion work involves the removal of passenger interiors equipment and furnishings, installation of the main deck surround structure and side cargo door, replacement of the main deck floor structures, installation of a 9-G rigid cargo barrier and a new cargo handling system, and a maximum take-off weight upgrade as well as other systems changes. This Boeing Converted Freighter meets Boeing’s demanding standards for quality and consistency. BCF airplanes are economical to maintain and operate. This assures the highest value in the freighter market. With more than 30 years of successful PTF conversion experience, original design data and a deep understanding of the production freighters, Boeing offers something no one else can: conversion by the original equipment manufacturer. With up to 54 tonnes of lift, high dispatch reliability, superior performance, low noise and thrifty fuel consumption, the 767-300 is a valuable member of any freighter fleet. Passenger-to-freighter conversion is an excellent strategy for augmenting lift or for replacing aging DC-8s, A300s, and DC-10s. Boeing Converted Freighters are one example of Boeing’s LIFECYCLE SOLUTIONS, innovative solutions to improve airplane and airline operational and environmental efficiencies through the entire life of the airplane. The Boeing Company is the world’s leading aerospace company, providing products and services to customers in 145 countries. Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, provides products, services and integrated solutions to improve fleet utilization, reduce costs, leverage leading-edge information and ensure passenger well-being. ST Aerospace is the aerospace arm of ST Engineering. Operating a global maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) network with facilities in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, it is the world’s largest airframe MRO provider with a global customer base that includes many of the world’s leading airlines, airfreight operators and military operators. ST Aerospace provides a full spectrum of maintenance and engineering services through its two business segments: Aircraft Maintenance & Modification (AMM) and Component & Engine Total Support (CETS). Its services include airframe, engine and component maintenance, repair and overhaul; engineering design and technical services; and aviation materials and management services, including Total Aviation Support. ST Aerospace has a global-staff strength of more than 7,000 engineers and technical specialists. For more information please visit www.staero.aero. Ranked among the top 10 airlines in the world carrying 50 million passengers every year to 50 destinations in Japan and 27 cities throughout Asia, Europe and the United States, ANA is recognized for outstanding passenger service both on the ground and in the air. In the greatest Japanese tradition of mixing hospitality with high technology, personalised à la carte service complements state-of-the-art entertainment systems and the latest in cabin design. ANA has been in the airline business for over 50 years, and combined with ANA Group companies its activities extend across a host of complete travel and aviation-related services. It is the launch customer of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Mitsubishi MRJ, which will complement its present fleet of over 210 aircraft, including 120 wide-bodies. As a member of Star Alliance, the world’s foremost airline alliance, ANA passengers enjoy access to a network of 965 airport destinations in 162 countries, and reciprocal benefits such as mileage accrual and redemption, and lounge access. (Story and Picture Copyright Boeing Media Service)

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Germanwings makes emergency return to Dublin  

2008-06-16

A Germanwings’ (Cologne) Airbus A319 was forced to make an emergency return to the airport in Dublin after crew members became dizzy and passengers passed out just minutes into the flight. It was feared at the time that the cabin had failed to pressurize properly. The plane, which was packed full with 117 Irish and German passengers, including two infants and six crew members, was thrown into crisis after a number of passengers passed out just minutes into the flight on May 27. In a terrifying scene for passengers, while they were struggling to stay awake crew members including the co-pilot also became dizzy and unwell. Adding to the growing fears of the over 100 people on board, when the crew was alerted to the emergency some of the oxygen masks which dropped down for passengers failed to operate. An investigation into the dramatic situation has now been launched by the Irish Air Accident Investigation Unit (IAAIU), which is being assisted by its German equivalent the Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Investigation. “While it sounded like a pressurisation issue we don’t believe this is what caused the situation,” explained the Irish Air Accident Investigation Unit (IAAIU) officer leading the investigation.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Qantas Airways starts selling A380 tickets  

2008-06-16

Qantas Airways (Sydney) has started selling tickets for Airbus A380 flights that will soon be starting on October 20. The carrier’s first flight will be from Melbourne to Los Angeles, with flights from Sydney to Los Angeles and London beginning a week later. Qantas’ Airbus A380 aircraft will include fully-flat beds, extra wide seats, and self-service refreshment bars. “The A380 will also offer significant improvements in terms of environmental performance, including reduced fuel consumption and emissions, greater efficiency and less noise,” said Qantas sales and distribution general manager Rob Gurney.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

British Airways working on deal for 777s  

2008-06-16

British Airways (London) is close to finalising a deal with Boeing (Chicago) to acquire up to twelve (12) 777-300ERs to provide bridging capacity following the major delivery delay of the 787 Dreamliners it has ordered. The airline, which has twenty-four (24) of the Dreamliners on order, has yet to reveal exactly when it is scheduled to start taking delivery of the aircraft, but reports out of the manufacturer are that delays are averaging around twenty (20) months. Reports indicate that British Airways could start taking delivery of the 777s as soon as 2010.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Deal to resurrect Silverjet collapses  

2008-06-13

The proposed buyout of collapsed all-business-class airline Silverjet (London) fell apart on Friday and its 420 pilots, cabin crew, and administrative staff were formally fired. Irish-based Kingplace Ltd. announced earlier this week that it had provisionally agreed to take over Silverjet, which suspended operations two weeks ago after running out of money; however, Nigel Atkinson and Mark Fry of Begbies Traynor, joint administrators for Silverjet, said Friday that Kingplace was no longer in a position to proceed with a deal. “We now understand that, as a result of the unusually complex negotiations with third parties, Kingplace is no longer in a position to acquire Silverjet as a going concern,” the administrators said. “As a consequence, we have today had to make the entire work force formally redundant, in line with our legal obligations as administrator. We are extremely disappointed to have had to make these redundancies, which we had been working hard to prevent. We continue to negotiate the sale of Silverjet’s assets for the benefit of the company’s creditors and will provide an update as soon as we are able.”

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

United & US Airways announce new cuts/fees  

2008-06-13

To major U.S. airlines, US Airways (Phoenix) and United Airlines (Chicago), are doing everything they can to survive in tough times. Both this week have announced changes that will affect the travelling public. United, the first legacy carrier to implement a $25 fee to check a second bag, announced yesterday that they will be following American Airlines by charging a $15 fee to check a first bag. The new fee will start in August of this year. New bag-check fees, which have rankled the traveling public, are part of a broad effort by airlines to charge passengers for services that used to be included in the fare. “With record-breaking fuel prices, we must pursue new revenue opportunities, while continuing to offer competitive fares, by tailoring our products and services around what our customers value most and are willing to pay for,” John Tague, UAL’s chief operating officer, said in a statement. Earlier last week, United announced capacity and employee cuts to take effect later this year. US Airways is following a similar line of thought as they impose a similar $15 fee for your first checked bag. Additionally, starting in August, the carrier will start charging coach passengers $2 for non-alcoholic drinks on flights, and has added an additional $2 to the cost of alcoholic drinks. US Airways has started taking a very serious look at the “pay-for-what-you-use” business model. “We must write a new playbook for running a profitable airline in this new and challenging environment,” US Airways Chairman and Chief Executive Officer William D. Parker said in a statement. Separately on Thursday, US Airways said it will be eliminating 1,700 jobs and will return ten (10) leased jets to counter surging fuel bills. US Airways will be reducing its fourth-quarter domestic mainline capacity by 6-8%, having previously planned a 2-4% cut.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Government grounds Aero Condor 737-200s  

2008-06-12

Peru’s Government has ordered the suspension of Boeing 737 services by local carrier Aero Condor Peru (Lima) following concerns over safety at the airline. The carrier grounded its four (4) 737-200s yesterday, but claims it has taken the action because the rise in fuel prices is making the fleet uneconomical. On Tuesday, engine trouble prevented an Aero Condor flight from taking off from the city of Cajamarca. A week earlier, mechanical trouble forced a plane to turn back to the Amazon city of Pucallpa. “The suspension does not include the rest of the company’s fleet,” says the ministry. “The company can continue with its charter flights and tourism operations. Aero Condor says it is committed to offering a reliable, quality service. The carrier states that it will continue operating flights with its British Aerospace 146 regional jet aircraft and its Fokker and Antonov turboprops.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Poor English, coordination nearly leads to LOT mid-air  

2008-06-12

A Polish flight crew, forced to rely on air traffic control directions after their navigation system shut down, nearly collided with another plane over London Heathrow Airport in 2007 because the flight crew had such poor English skills, according to reports that emerged today. The LOT Polish Airlines (Warsaw) Boeing 737, carrying 89 passengers to Warsaw, wandered around the skies over London for nearly half an hour as the pilots struggled to understand basic instructions. The jetliner’s Flight Management System had apparently failed because the co-pilot entered the wrong geographic coordinates before taking off. Instead of entering an westerly longitude as Heathrow lies to the West of the Prime Meridian Line in the London district of Greenwich, he entered an easterly one. The error meant that the electronic navigational tools that modern pilots use to fly shut down, a report by the Air Accidents Investigations Branch (AAIB) said. Because of this failure, the pilots were forced to fly the plane manually using standby instruments and struggled to follow the instructions given by air traffic controllers. Several times the co-pilot, who was flying, turned the airplane in the opposite direction given by controllers. At one point he flew the aircraft too close to another flight, forcing the other to change its course. This caused a “Short Term Conflict Alert” but was not close enough to count as a “near miss", an AAIB spokesman said. Eventually controllers guided the aircraft step by step back to Heathrow Airport until they could see the runway where they landed, 27 minutes after take off. The June 2007 incident highlights the risk of having so many foreign pilots using British airports who have just a small grasp of English. Only 15 out of 800 Polish pilots flying internationally have passed the test for the required standard of English. English is the international language of aviation but many countries failed to comply with the International Civil Aviation Organisation deadline of March 2008 for ensuring their pilots were proficient in the language. The AAIB investigation concluded that the initial error by the co-pilot was “compounded by the difficulty of obtaining information from the pilots because of their limited command for English". The report also notes that all airports around London are very close to the Meridian line and that this “can lead crews to make such co-ordinate entry errors of this nature". The investigation further concluded that, “An incident like this demonstrates how reliant pilots have become on the Flight Management System.”

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Boeing conducts "Power-on" tests of 787  

2008-06-12

The Boeing Company (Chicago) began testing the 787 Dreamliner’s power systems Wednesday in an effort to meet a revised schedule to fly the plane by year-end and deliver it to the first customer in the third quarter of 2009. The “power-on” test is a key step for the new carbon-composite aircraft, which has been postponed at least 14 months already from the original delivery target of last month because of manufacturing delays and design issues. The 787’s electric system plays a bigger role than on any other commercial aircraft, with power levels that are five times higher than on Boeing’s 767, Tim Morris, president of aerospace power systems for the Hamilton Sundstrand unit of United Technologies Corp., said earlier this month. (Photo Copyright Boeing Media Service)

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Northwest pilots urge DOT to deny merger  

2008-06-12

Representatives of Northwest Airlines’ (Minneapolis) pilots have asked the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to deny an application to transfer the airline’s routes to Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) as part of a planned merger because it will “harm the public interest by creating a weaker merged airline than Northwest would be on its own". The two carriers announced their intention to merge in April and subsequently made an application to the DOT to transfer Northwest’s route authorities to Delta as part of the plan. As part of their application, the airlines said it would create annual sustainable synergies of $1 billion USD. However, the Northwest Master Executive Council of pilots union ALPA says these synergies are unattainable since Northwest’s existing pilots agreement precludes putting the airline’s code on Delta’s flights. The council also argues that Delta will not be able to use Northwest aircraft, which it says are most suited to international routes, without their prior approval. The union said in their submission to the DOT, “Failure to reach a new accord with Northwest’s pilots not only will impair the merger’s anticipated gains to the parties and to the public, but also will increase the merger’s recurring anticipated costs. Indeed, the higher costs and reduced synergies from failure to reach an accord with Northwest’s pilots may imperil the very viability of the new Delta/Northwest. The merger represents a bet that, by paying (we are told, the actual number may, as in most mergers, end up greater) a billion dollars in one-time integration costs, the combined entity will achieve sufficient recurring short-term synergies and savings to absorb this cost and sufficient recurring long-run benefits such that each airline is better off merged than each would be on its own. However, since the parties announced their merger agreement, some of the fundamental economic assumptions on which it was based no longer hold. Most significantly, since the merger was planned, the price of oil has shot up from $100 to over $130 a barrel. The bet of a long-run payoff from incurring greater short-term costs is accordingly less attractive today than when Delta and Northwest announced the merger.”

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Mitsubishi expects big numbers for MRJ  

2008-06-12

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. aims to sell about 1,000 units of its own Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), a 70- to 96-seat passenger aircraft currently being developed, between the launch year 2013 and 2026, company president Hideaki Omiya said on Thursday. The company will highlight the aircraft’s low fuel consumption as an attractive feature amid the current surge in crude oil prices, he said. The MRJ, the first commercial passenger jetliner with turbofan engines developed by a Japanese company, will be nearly 30% more fuel-efficient than existing models of similar sizes, according to the company. Japan’s second-largest carrier, All Nippon Airways Co., has already ordered 25 units of the MRJ. Mitsubishi Heavy will manufacture the aircraft in Japan and the United States, and possibly in Vietnam. The company regards the U.S., Europe and Asia as the main demand centers for the MRJ, Omiya said.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Air Astana inks deal for six A320s  

2008-06-12

Air Astana (Almaty), the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, has signed a firm contract for the purchase of six A320s, as part of its expansion programme on domestic and medium-haul routes. The contract, which is the airline’s first with Airbus, confirms the Memorandum of Understanding which was announced in December 2007. Air Astana’s A320s will feature the brand-new cabin recently introduced on all members of the A320 Family, which provides more comfort and space for passengers in a modern and quiet environment. The aircraft on order will accommodate up to 148 passengers in a two-class cabin layout. The choice of engines has not yet been made. The aircraft will join Air Astana’s existing fleet which already includes some A320 Family aircraft, which are currently being operated on its domestic and international network. Peter Foster, President of Air Astana said, “This order is consistent with our strategic business plan aimed at expanding our fleet, and continuously improving the service to our passengers. The A320, which combines operational efficiency with unprecedented cabin comfort, fits perfectly in with our long-term strategy of providing modern and productive aircraft.” “We are delighted Air Astana has decided to expand its Airbus fleet. Air Astana will benefit from the aircraft’s advanced technology and high fuel efficiency, while its passengers will undoubtedly like the new cabin, which has become even more spacious, lighter and quieter. We are happy to contribute to the success of this fast-growing airline with our market leading A320 Family,” highlighted Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers John Leahy. The A320 Family, which includes the A318, A319, A320 and A321, is recognised as the benchmark single-aisle aircraft family. The A320 Family’s optimised cabin cross-section - the widest single-aisle fuselage on the market - sets the standards for passenger cabin adaptability in this segment allowing for top-of-the-range comfort with wider seats and aisles. Each aircraft features fly by wire controls and all share unique cockpit commonality across the range. This allows pilots to fly the whole family, and enables the same team of mechanics to maintain the aircraft, generating valuable savings in training and operational efficiency. With proven reliability and extended servicing periods, the A320 Family has the lowest operating costs of any single aisle aircraft. In addition, the A320 Family is an environmentally responsible neighbour, offering the lowest fuel burn, emissions and noise footprints in its class. With over 6,100 Airbus single-aisle aircraft ordered and more than 3,500 delivered to date, the A320 Family is without doubt the most successful airliner programme. The A320 Family has more than 275 customers and operators to its credit. Twelve carriers from CIS currently operate more than 100 Airbus aircraft. Photo: Still seen with its test registration, this aircraft (msn 3484) will be registered P4-WAS. (Photo Copyright Amaury) (Story Copyright Airbus Media Service)

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Genesis to lease two 737-700s to VRG  

2008-06-12

Genesis Lease Limited today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to lease two Boeing 737-700 aircraft to VRG Linhas Aereas S.A (Varig)(São Paulo), a wholly-owned subsidiary of GOL Airlines (São Paulo), for a period of seven years. The two aircraft were previously on lease to Aloha Airlines. VRG is expected to take delivery of the aircraft prior to the end of July 2008.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

ATA Airlines sues FedEx over military contract dispute  

2008-06-12

ATA Airlines (Indianapolis) claimed Wednesday that FedEx (Memphis) abruptly canceled a $400 million USD Pentagon charter, that ATA relied on to stay in business, to accommodate Northwest Airlines’ (Minneapolis) request for the military passenger business. ATA has filed a lawsuit against FedEx in the United States District Court in Indianapolis. Its deal with FedEx traces to a general Pentagon contract the cargo line has to haul troops and military freight. FedEx can hand segments of the contract to other carriers. For years, ATA ferried U.S. troops to bases worldwide under the arrangement, which became the financial mainstay for ATA after it emerged from bankruptcy in 2006. In January, FedEx said it would cancel ATA’s participation in the deal. No reason was stated publicly. After revealing the deal had been canceled, ATA announced it would liquidate operations. In the lawsuit, ATA calls FedEx’s actions malicious and asks for unspecified punitive damages. ATA contends actual damages are $30 million and with special undisclosed consequences could exceed $150 million. FedEx officials could not be reached for comment.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

New airport plan for Dubai unveiled  

2008-06-12

The Chief Executive of Dubai Aerospace announced that Dubai has unveiled a plan to build the world’s largest airport, which will be the size of 19,200 football fields, or the equivalent of Chicago and London Heathrow airports combined. The Dubai World Central airport, at Jebel Ali, is hoping to cater to 120 million passengers a year. The airport would be the airport of the future, offering less bureaucracy and inspection procedures for passengers. Moreover, official for the new airport say that the new field is scheduled to commence operations next year.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Rumor: Frontier to make major announcement today  

2008-06-11

Rumors have been swirling around the grapevine here that Frontier Airlines (Denver) will be making some sort of major announcement today, June 11. No information on whether or not it will be good or bad news. This has led many to speculate on mergers or halting operations altogether. Frontier filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April of this year.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Sudan Airways flight crashes; over 100 feared dead  

2008-06-10

A Sudan Airways (Khartoum) airliner (believed to be an Airbus A310) has veered off of a runway at Khartoum airport today amid thunderstorms and burst into flames, killing about 100 people. It is not clear what caused the aircraft, which was en route from Amman, Jordan, to crash in Khartoum, although inclement weather and severe rain seem to be a factor in the plane’s inability to land safely. Airport authorities say the plane may have come in too high for a landing and overshot the runway. The head of Sudanese police, Mohammad Najib, said, “Bad weather caused the plane to crash land, split into two and catch fire. We believe that most of the passengers were able to make it out and escape with their lives.” Najib stressed that officials could not say for sure how many were killed as about 200 passengers were thought to be aboard the plane when it landed. A death toll of 100 would make it the deadliest crash since July 2007, when a Tam Linhas Aereas SA (São Paulo) jetliner Airbus 320 skidded off runway while landing in São Paulo, Brazil, killing all 187 people on board and 12 on the ground.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Excuse me sir, is this your Boeing 727??  

2008-06-10

Vietnamese aviation authorities still haven’t been able to find out who is the owner of a Boeing 727-200 that has been left at the Hanoi-based Noi Bai International Airport after several months of searching. The aircraft, which bears a strange name “Air Dream", has been parked at Noi Bai Airport for over six months. The aircraft flew several times after arriving at the airfield, transporting passengers from Siem Reap (Cambodia) to Hanoi and vice versa, but since then has been left idle at the airfield. Neither the crew nor owner can be found. Though the aircraft has a Cambodian flag on its fuselage, nobody has any information about an airline named Air Dream in Cambodia. There is also no information about Air Dream on the website of the International Aviation Transport Association (IATA) nor the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). According to officials of Noi Bai Airport, this aircraft had a breakdown in late 2007. Representatives of some airlines say that perhaps the owner abandoned this aircraft in order to not have to pay parking fees, which are quite high. They say this is the most mysterious case that they have seen though. Photo: The aircraft in question (XU-RJK msn 20989) is an ex-American Airlines aircraft that would ultimately see service with Jatayu Airlines. (Photo Copyright nguyenphuong - Vietnam Air Spotters)

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Delta attempting to drop Pinnacle Airlines  

2008-06-10

After recently attempting the same maneuver with Mesa Airlines, Pinnacle Airlines Corp. said Tuesday that its Pinnacle Airlines (Memphis) subsidiary had been notified by Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) of their intent to terminate Pinnacle’s contract as a Delta Connection carrier, effective July 31. Pinnacle said the attempt to terminate the contract is ‘wrongful.’ Delta alleges that Pinnacle didn’t meet minimum arrival-time performance requirements for a period, while Pinnacle President and Chief Executive Phil Trenary said many factors affecting on-time performance are beyond Pinnacle’s control. Trenary also said Delta is required to collaborate with Pinnacle to create a mutually acceptable operating schedule and that Delta has failed to do so since the beginning of operations in December 2007. “We are extremely surprised and disappointed that Delta is attempting to take this drastic and improper action,” Trenary said.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Near miss at LAX is eighth in less than a year  

2008-06-10

The Federal Aviation Administration says a Southwest Airlines (Dallas) Boeing 737 at Los Angeles International Airport got within 50 yards of a runway in which a SkyWest Airlines (St. George) Embraer EMB-120 was on short final to land. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said the pilot of the Southwest flight bound for Sacramento on Sunday morning did not have permission from a controller to cross onto the runway. The SkyWest flight was instructed to go around before touching down. Sunday morning’s incident was the eighth runway incursion at the airport since October 1.

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Air New Zealand to conduct biofuel testflight  

2008-06-10

Air New Zealand (Auckland) recently announced that they will make a test flight with one of their Boeing 747-400s utilizing a fuel derived from the Jatropha plant. The test is scheduled to take place in the last quarter of 2008, with the biofuel powering one of the four RB211 engines of the Boeing aircraft. Jatropha refers to several plant families that are native of Central America and are renowned for producing seeds with high oil content. The more hardy varieties, which tend to produce more oil, are commonly found in India and Africa because they can cope with poor soil and withstand drought. The airline’s chief executive, Rob Fyfe, says “Jet fuel recently reached a high of $174 a barrel, whereas the cost of jatropha is at least 20-30% cheaper.” Fyfe goes on to add, “We have already had offers from organisations in Asia and Africa willing to guarantee enough supply to meet our 2013 target,” referring to Air New Zealand’s aim of sourcing at least 10% of its annual fuel consumption from environmentally sustainable fuels by 2013.

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Emirates reschedules A380 to JFK for August  

2008-06-09

Emirates Airline (Dubai) will conduct its first Airbus A380 service to New York JFK on August 1, two months earlier than originally planned. The carrier will operate the flights as EK3801 and EK3802 with a second connection operating as EK3803 outbound to JFK on August 3 and EK3804 inbound on August 6. Emirates is due to take delivery of its first A380 on July 28. Operating the flight earlier will allow Emirates to claim the first commercial A380 service to the Americas.

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Aeroflot to lease 19 A320s, seeks strategic partner  

2008-06-09

Aeroflot (Moscow) confirmed last week that it plans to lease an additional nineteen (19) A320 family aircraft, but provided no further details. Interfax reported that the carrier plans to add up to 65 Airbus aircraft in the future, and reportedly wants to double its current level of domestic service by 2014. CEO Valery Okulov said that Aeroflot is looking for a European airline with which it can form a strategic partnership. “We are considering Austrian Airlines, but it is too early to talk about a definitive deal,” he said. Photo: Aeroflot currently operates 36 narrowbody Airbus aircraft such as the example seen here. (Photo Copyright Ronny Busch - 360° Spotter)

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Two Northwest A330 aircraft clip wings at MSP  

2008-06-09

A Northwest Airlines (Minneapolis) airplane was evacuated after it clipped wings with another company aircraft at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Sunday. Airport officials say the incident happened just before 4 p.m. An A330 airplane was taxiing to the gate and as it came in, its left wing clipped the right wing of another A330 aircraft at the next gate. The incident happened at gates G8 and G9. Passengers were deplaned from the aircraft that was taxiing to the gate. The other plane did not have any passengers. There were no injuries. Both planes sustained some damage to the wing tips and were taken to hangars to be repaired. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was contacted, and federal authorities will decide whether the FAA or the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

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Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Should airlines set airfares based on traveller weight?  

2008-06-09

As the airline industry grapples with surging fuel costs, airlines have been forced to get creative in order to stay aloft. Fuel surcharges, baggages fees, and increase fares are just some of the recent answers to the question of how to cover the high cost of fuel. It’s no secret that extra weight requires more fuel and more money to complete a flight, so what if airlines start setting passenger airfares the same way air freight charges are calculated, by weight? Picture this…you step up to the ticket counter, put your bag on the scale, and then it’s your turn to weigh in. Think of it as paying by the pound. “I’m not sure that’s really fair,” said one traveller. “I’m concerned about many people having varied prices.” But not everyone is concerned. “For me, I would appreciate it if I got a cheaper ticket,” said another flier. The idea of a weight-based fare is floating around the internet. Air freight companies have operated that way for years. The reason is all in the math. “For every 1,000 pounds of weight that you add to the airplane, you burn an additional 50 pounds of fuel,” said aviation expert, Mel Burkart. At an average of $5 per gallon of jet fuel, that’s an extra $35 in lost revenue for every 1000 pounds. The weight and the money add up, so airlines think the fare should as well. “So at some point they have to figure a way to raise the fares, lower the price of fuel and fly them more efficiently,” Burkart said. “How could they do that? Well if its effective, they could charge people for their weight.” Leave your comment and tell JetPhotos.net what you think.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Airbus and Boeing still predict solid sales in 2008  

2008-06-09

Airlines worldwide are scrambling to cut costs in the wake of soaring fuel prices, but Boeing and Airbus are both still expecting a solid year for jetliner orders. Neither airplane maker will come close to matching the record-setting order pace of the past three years that saw them combine for more than 6,000 jetliner sales, but 2008 won’t be nearly as bad as the industry’s recent gloom-and-doom developments might suggest, according to senior executives with both companies. “This crisis is a bit of a two-edge sword,” said John Leahy, chief operating officer for Airbus, “Airlines are grounding older, gas-guzzling jets, but they continue to buy new and more fuel-efficient ones.” Heading into 2008, Leahy believed Airbus would likely win 700 to 800 orders, which would be a better-than-average year for either airplane maker. Boeing’s Scott Carson, chief executive of the company’s jetliner business, also said in an interview in Istanbul that Boeing’s orders are still likely to be in that range, or about half what they were in 2007 when Boeing won a record 1,413 orders. “It’s a very challenging market but we are still seeing good response,” Carson said. Through May, Airbus had won net orders for 435 jets this year, and Boeing had won 418 net orders through June 3. The net figure includes cancellations.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Air France sues Canada over 2005 crash  

2008-06-06

Air France (Paris) is suing Toronto airport and Canadian transportation authorities for failing to take actions that it says could have prevented the crash of an Airbus A340 in 2005. The airline and its insurers are after $180 million USD from the Greater Toronto Airport Authority and NAV Canada for “failing to provide a safe environment for the conduct of civil air operations,” says a statement of claim filed with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. A spokeswoman for Air France, Diane Audet, said that she was unaware of the lawsuit. The Air France jetliner skidded off of a runway and burst into flames in Toronto in August 2005. All 309 passengers and crew survived, but several sued for injuries suffered as they scrambled to exit the aircraft. The Airbus A340 overshot the runway at nearly 80 knots and stopped in a ravine nearly 1,000 feet (305 meters) from the end of the strip, badly damaged, and on fire. Canada’s Transport Safety Board said a thunderstorm, a strong tailwind, and a delay in engaging engine thrust reversers as the crew struggled to keep the aircraft aligned on the runway contributed to the crash. Investigators also suggested adding a 300-meter (985-feet) buffer zone at the end of Canadian runways to allow extra stopping room for aircraft in emergencies. “The overrun and the consequent injuries to persons and damage to property were caused solely by the negligence of the defendants,” the Air France statement of claim says. Photo: The Air France A340 (F-GLZQ msn 289) crashed while landing on runway 24L at Pearson Airport on the evening of August 2, 2005. (Photo Copyright George Bonner)

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Air India has right to fire overweight FAs  

2008-06-06

A court has ruled that Air India (Mumbai) is within its rights to fire overweight stewardesses. The airline ended up on trial after they instituted strict weight limits for their 1,600 flight attendants. Several of the grounded cabin crew members sued arguing that they’re weight doesn’t affect their ability to do their jobs, but the court ruled in favor of the airlines. In a summary of the court’s position, “Overweight crew present a safety and health hazard … In the highly competitive airline industry, an air hostess’s physical condition and appearance played an important role in her overall personality.” Air India, whose FAs wear traditional saris, has been facing increased competition from newer airlines staffed with scantily clad flying hostesses. According to a Scottish newspaper, one of these flashy carriers, Kingfisher Airlines (Bangalore), boasts “young, mini-skirted hostesses in scarlet stilettos.”

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Continental and Expressjet reach new deal  

2008-06-06

Continental Airlines (Houston) and ExpressJet (Houston) have signed a seven-year capacity purchase agreement that will allow ExpressJet to continue to provide regional jet service for Continental. The deal, which begins July 1, calls for ExpressJet to continue flying the 205 regional jets it currently operates for Continental in the first year and allows Continental to scale back the fleet by 15 after that period. The deal will allow ExpressJet to continue to fly for other carriers and to continue the consideration of strategic alternatives, including the company’s possible sale. “We recognize the current challenging industry environment being faced by all airlines and we need to react quickly to this deteriorating situation,” ExpressJet’s President and Chief Executive Jim Ream said in a statement. “While this new agreement with Continental reduces uncertainty around the core aspect of our company, it certainly reflects the current operating environment and the evolution of the relationships between mainline and regional airlines.”

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

VLM celebrates the Netherlands with orange aircraft  

2008-06-05

To celebrate the impressive levels of passenger traffic on its routes between London City Airport and the Netherlands, VLM Airlines (Antwerp) has repainted one of its aircraft orange, the colour of the Netherlands. The Fokker 50, which was unveiled at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol this morning, will operate mainly on the London City-Amsterdam route. VLM Airlines, which focuses on providing regular and convenient services for business travellers, began flying between London City and Amsterdam three years ago. 21% of our passengers on the VLM network travel on this route. VLM Airlines is also enjoying high passenger levels on its services to from Rotterdam. In total, VLM Airlines’ routes from London City to the Netherlands, which are served by 21 flights every weekday, now represent more than 45% of the carrier’s total passenger traffic. Johan Vanneste, Managing Director of VLM Airlines, says: “We are marking the success of VLM Airlines’ services to and from Holland by repainting one of our aircraft orange - the country’s national colour. We wanted to take this opportunity to express our support to the Dutch team because unfortunately the Belgian team did not succeed in qualifying for the European football championship. VLM Airlines not only operates aircraft that were built in Holland, but many of our staff are also Dutch. The ‘orange madness’ has also struck our airline.” The airline is renowned for its high level of service on board, its punctuality, and swift check-in procedures. Thanks to these elements, corporate travellers can travel in very comfortable conditions from the heart of London to Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Groningen (via Amsterdam). In addition, the airline also operates daily flights from Rotterdam to Manchester and Hamburg. During the summer months, VLM Airlines also flies from Rotterdam to Guernsey and Jersey. BCO Media, a Luxemburg-based company that specialises in on-board advertising and aircraft liveries, designed the orange aircraft concept. Photo: The special scheme painted VLM Airlines Fokker 50 (OO-VLP msn 20209) is seen here in Amsterdam. (Photo Copyright Jules Meulemans - Dutch Aviation Photography)

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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10 20

Continental announces employee and fleet cuts  

2008-06-05

Continental Airlines (Houston) said on Thursday that it would cut 3,000 jobs and retire 67 of its older aircraft as it scales down in the face of soaring fuel prices. “The airline industry is in a crisis,” Chief Executive Officer Larry Kellner and President Jeff Smisek said in a memo to the carrier’s employees. “The actions we are announcing today are necessary to secure our future.” Continental will seek volunteers to give up their jobs before dismissing any employees. In addition, the carrier will be pulling all Boeing 737-300s, its oldest and least fuel efficient aircraft, from its 372 plane fleet by the end of 2009. It is also speeding up the retirement of its 737-500s. Both aircraft types will be replaced with deliveries of new, more fuel-efficient 737NGs. At current prices, Continental’s fuel bill will rise $2.3 billion USD above 2007’s spending, or about $50,000 USD more per employee, the company said.

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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Blue Air places Boeing order for 737-900ER  

2008-06-05

Boeing (Chicago) and Romanian low-cost carrier Blue Air (Bucharest) announce today an agreement on an order for three Next-Generation 737-900ER jetliners. Earlier this year, the Bucharest-based airline ordered two 737-800s. Today’s order is worth $238.5 million at current list prices. The airplanes will be equipped with performance-enhancing Blended Winglets, which improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 4 percent. “Blue Air is offering affordable air travel to a fast-developing region. The 737 Classic has allowed us to grow our airline steadily and we are confident in the capabilities of the Next-Generation 737 for our airline’s future success,” said Gheorghe Racaru, general manager of Blue Air. Blue Air started operations in December 2004 as the first Romanian low-cost carrier. From its base at Bucharest’s Baneasa International Airport, Blue Air currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of five 737 Classics and will introduce two leased 737-800s later this year, followed by one more early next year. “We forecast a continued strong growth in the Eastern European market. Over the next 20 years, airlines in this region will require around 450 new airplanes,” said Marlin Dailey, vice president of Sales, Europe, Russia & Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “With the Next-Generation 737, Blue Air will be able to grow its business with the most reliable product available today.” The 737-900ER is the latest airplane to join the Next-Generation 737 family, which includes the 737-600, -700, -700ER and -800, and shares the same industry-leading reliability of the other Next-Generation series models. The 737-900ER has substantial economic advantages over competing models, including 6 percent lower operating costs per trip and 4 percent lower operating costs per seat mile than its competitor – which is more than 9,550 pounds (4,340 kg) heavier. Ten customers around the world have ordered 232 Boeing 737-900ER airplanes. One hundred fourteen customers have ordered more than 4,700 Next-Generation 737s. Boeing has more than 2,200 unfilled orders for the Next-Generation 737 valued at more than $160 billion at current list prices. (Story and Picture Copyright Boeing Media Service)

Comments

Ravi Ranganathan

Very sad news for the aviation. Two accidents in within a week. My heart goes to family members of the crew and passengers. God pl give courage to bear this loss. Pray that future air travel is safe and for one and all in the aviation industry.

2008-08-25

Lukasz

R.I.P this was a bad last week for airlines I hope this one will be safer.

2008-08-25

Jai Sharma

wow..just wow.....

2008-08-25

danielgb

Further more, there was a man who wanted to go out of the aircraft as soon as he notice that something wrong was happening there. He sent a message to his wife telling that he wanted to go out of there bacause of something bad happening. The crew didnt let him go out and now his dead.

2008-08-24

captmjk

I really feel bad for this man's family, but being a spotter, he probably should have known better. That said, it is still very sad, and I hope that this incident does not result in a fence at Barths. There are warning signs there for a reason, and a fence could pose a hazard to low flying aircraft like the one that struck this man.

2008-08-24

rbyrd

My He RIP, I hope this does not set a standard for all airports to us away?

2008-08-24

BBSpotter

Who is this spotter ? anybody know his name ?

2008-08-24

ErezS

Another bad news. R I P.

2008-08-24

Ryan W

this is awful another serious plane crash in less then a week!

2008-08-24

Patrick

Another incident...following Spanair crash--you know how they always go in 3's; who's next? Very sad.

2008-08-24

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