What do you mean you weren’t up at 4am to watch the launch? Well we have the video right here for you, as Endeavor heads into orbit on what was the final night launch before the Space Shuttle’s pending retirement this fall.
Spanish Typhoon shoots down four American F-15s in combat training. India seems to be a safe-haven for drunk pilots and a place where upgrades to First Class fail to produce all the amenities. An Ethiopian 737 crashes off the coast of Lebanon, Delta looks to spends on aircraft upgrades, UK says the VC-10 is safe, and China Eastern pax get $3 tix.
Have a glimpse at what ramp operations are like at Port-au-Prince in Haiti with photo and video. Five Continental employees prepare to go on trial for the 200 crash of the Concorde, AirAsia gives free flights for baby born on-board, Space Shuttle sales price comes down and an Aeromexico ERJ goes off the runway in Tijuana.
A TSA agent plays a joke on an unsuspecting passenger that sends him to another government service…the unemployment line. An errant US Airways CRJ is caught by an EMAS, Emirates to bring A380 back to JFK, Sully’s water-logged A320 for sale, Gulfstream off the runway at TEB, Delta adds extra MD-90s and more!
A man threatens to blow up Robin Hood Airport on Twitter! A former ATA 757-300 diverts to Guam, ATCers in Spain are making 7-figures, reports say 2009 had the worst pax revenue drop ever, Obama’s nominee for TSA lead bows out, the FAA clears an Alitalia 767-300 tail strike at JFK.
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley calls Harrison Ford an “Elitist” for his comments on the closing of Meigs Field, and more…
On the one-year anniversary of US Airways Filght 1549, we caught up with Air Traffic Controller Patrick Harten to talk about what has happened since the accident and learn more about what went on behind the scenes and also more about the events from his perspective.
Air transport is the best means by which to get much-needed aid into Haiti after their devastating earthquake. With scores of aircraft trying to get in, we provide continuous coverage of what’s been heading their way, and the challenges that are faced in helping millions in their recovery. (Updated 1:27pm)
NAACP slaps US Airways with a discrimination suit, a drunk man gets arrested after F-16s escort his plane to Colorado, two Qantas employees are detained in Vietnam and Canadian authorities tell Air Canada to maintain their nuts. Also, Embraer Lineage 1000′s first flight and the Sukhoi 100′s is coming in March.
A goodbye kiss was learned to be the culprit behind the Newark security scare last week. Also, Ryanair says they won’t look to buy Aer Lingus anymore, Florida airports explore de-icing method and a bank robber wears his ramp uniform!
Flight Global’s Runway Girl reports that a TSA agent that investigated leaked TSA documents has himself lost his note pad! Allegient Air buys 18 MD-80s, an Air Berlin flight goes off the runway in Dortmund, Continental CEO passes on his salary, DCA’s power goes out for a while this afternoon and the FAA puts American Airlines under the magnifying glass.
TSA goes after aviation bloggers for posting “secret” document, an El Al 777 and Air France A318 almost collide over Belgrade, a privately-owned Russian jet buzzes Santa Monica, NTSB report on taxiway landing, Dutch and Nigerian x-rays coming and more.
The 2nd Boeing 787 flies, this time in ANA colors! American Airlines 737 crashes in Kingston, Jamaica, and a Ryanair copycat does the same in Prestwick. The FAA gives St. Nick the thumbs up for Thursday night’s operations and much more!
In today’s daily digest, enemy forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have been hacking into Predator drone video feeds, AirTran launches new Orlando Magic scheme, Air Canada announces Heathrow service with an A319, and Sky Harbor volunteers offer free gift wrapping services.
Senator Chuck Schumer calls a US Airways flight attendant a not-so-nice word, while an American Airlines F/A flips her lid on a first class passenger who asked for OJ. Panicky passengers “accidentally” evacuate a Batvia aircraft and Flyglobespan ceases operations.
This week, the TSA leaked a sensitive procedure manual, Boeing announced a date for 787′s first flight, United placed A350 and 787 orders, Republic Airways looked to replace the Frontier Airbus fleet, the Northwest overfly drama continued and more!
A retired Navy pilot flying his home-built plane from Virginia to Long Island made a wrong turn along the way, leaving him smack in the middle of Kennedy Airport’s bustling airspace and perilously close to an inbound 747.
American Airlines requested the help of federal arson investigators to determine what ignited a blaze that occurred in a bathroom on board a June 10th flight between New York and Zurich, the Wall Street Journal reports.
In light of recent developments meant to enhance situational awareness and aviation safety on the ground, Brian Futterman discusses the nature of runway incursions and challenges the merits of adding to existing technology instead of developing it anew.
The Federal Aviation Administration has now allocated all of its $1.1 billion in stimulus money for airport improvements. But the complex set of rules laid out in the recovery act has led to some counterintuitive results: The biggest winners aren’t the busiest airports.