An IL-78 that diverted to a small airport in Michigan last July has been abandoned and seized by airfield management. The DOT will be issuing a Passenger Bill of Rights, the last original 747 is delivered while Northwest will retire their last 742F on Saturday.
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.
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!
Our own Jeremy Lindgren is bringing us exclusive photos of the 787 running tests on the ground, including taxiing and aborted takeoff tests. Check out what he’s been posting so far, and learn more about NYCA’s coming 787 coverage!
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!
More attempts to place blame on ATC in the Northwest Minneapolis overfly incident. Ryanair is skipping out on a Boeing deal, the 787’s MTOW is increased, Pakistan receives the first Saab 2000 AEW and Swiss to start ZRH-SFO.
United Airlines announced today that they have placed firm orders for 25 Airbus A350XWBs and 25 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, in addition to 50 options for 50 additional of each type in the future.
Air France today became the first European airline to operate the double-decker Airbus A380 in commercial service, completing its inaugural flight from Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.
Boeing moved the first 747-8 Freighter out of the paint hangar in Everett, Wash., Tuesday night sporting a special “light” livery.
Cathay Pacific Airways today took delivery of their 12th Boeing 777-300ER, which sports a special OneWorld alliance livery.
Boeing handed FedEx the keys to a shiny new 777 Freighter today, the box hauler’s first of 15 on order. In 2006, FedEx placed what is still the largest 777F buy to date, soon after canceling their A380F order due to the Airbus program’s chronic delays.
On this date in 1969, Brazil’s Ministry of Aeronautics formally created what would grow into one of the world’s foremost aircraft manufacturers. Here are some of our favorite photos of Embraer jets and props operating in diverse environments around the globe.
A Royal Air Maroc 767 suffered substantial fuselage and nose gear damage during a hard landing at JFK this past April. Here’s the story of the incident and the impressive engineering feats Boeing techs have pulled off to put her back in the sky.
The big Airbus makes a bouncy, swervy landing on a short runway at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
American Airlines’ youngest 767-300ER has been seriously damaged in a maintenance accident at the carrier’s Fort Worth, Tex. repair facility.
Troubled 787 gets a new paint scheme, but new report says the chronically delayed aircraft may not get off the ground until 2010.