In today’s daily digest, an eerie near-repeat of Air France 447 as its replacement flight declares Mayday over the Atlantic! Also, Atlantis comes home with amazing photos and video, a woman calls in a bomb threat for a very sane reason, a FedEx plane gives a Southwest winglet a manicure and more!
A busy couple of days at JFK with emergency landings and AirTrain malfunctions. Plus: 787 wing testing gets underway, and a SATA A310 almost bites it.
This week, KLM takes biofuel to the sky, a scary AirTran aborted takeoff at LGA, we learn more about Captain Sully than we wanted to know, Gulfstream’s G650 takes to the air for the first time, Gulf Air’s modified business model, and our Spotting Review of the Week!
Gulfstream’s new ultra-long-range biz jet takes off, Cathay Pacific planes suffer from indigestion, some Air France and TUI fly aircraft get some new paint, Turkish orders some A330Fs, and a flashback to one of the catchiest/annoying commercials to New Yorkers during 70s and 80s.
NASA looks to sell-off a wide-range of items, only charging buyers the shipping costs! The crash of an Italian Air Force C-130J kills 5, Baltia Air Lines obtains their first aircraft and US Airways delays 54 Airbus orders. Lufthansa’s A380 delivery is pushed back whereas Emirates starts A380 Paris flights a month early.
American Airlines introduces their fourth plane in Oneworld titles, most recently this 757-200 registered N174AA, caught in Miami by photography Robert Collazo.
KLM takes a big step in cleaning the planet and reducing the dependency on oil by operating Flight 1919, a Boeing 747-400, with a partial mixture of biokerosene. See the first photos of the aircraft and event!
This week, the Air France A380 came to New York, American Airlines put their first Oneworld 767 into service, the first 747-8 rolled out of the paintshop, Airbus unveiled A320 winglets, Boeing announces hope to fly 787 in December, the FAA has a computer glitch, Air Austral orders a fire hazard in the sky and Horizon goes green with a new scheme.