Air Canada Jazz has announced their intention to purchase 15 new Bombardier Dash-8-400 turboprop aircraft, with options for 15 more. Deliveries are set to begin in 2011.
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.
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!
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.
Charlotte opens up a new runway, and brought in a DC-3 as its first flight! There are also new photos of the American Airlines 737 crash in Jamaica and the Detroit Pistons’ new MD-80. Turkish Airlines buys twenty A320 family planes, and a Hawaiian Airlines flight gets an F-15 escort while diverting back to Maui.
French passengers aboard an Aer Lingus flight were misled when an automated message mistakenly told them they were ditching in the water! We prepare for the Boeing 787 first flight tomorrow, British F/A’s vote for an Xmas strike, Thailand seizes an aircraft loaded with North Korean weapons and more!