Spirit Airlines is well known for their rather…off beat…take on the news, and this week the airline has once again published some rather interesting animations. For whatever reason, the world media has been absolutely fixated on the birth of the royal baby, and Spirit has jumped on the bandwagon to advertize $19.90 fares for $9 […]
UPDATE: Friday 7-26-13 New video has surfaced on YouTube today from the inside of Southwest 345 as the Boeing 737 landed at LaGuardia. The video clearly shows that the aircraft did not flare at all, and impact with the runway was quite forceful. Shortly after coming to a stop, a passenger is heard saying “there’s […]
On Tuesday in Hamburg, Germany, American Airlines took delivery of their first 128 seat Airbus A319. The A319 is the second new aircraft to be introduced to American’s fleet in recent months, adding to the Boeing 777-300ER. American placed a large order for A320 family aircraft in 2011, and will see a total of 15 […]
On Thursday morning, the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch issued special bulletin concerning the investigation into a fire in a Ethiopian Boeing 787 at London Heathrow last week. The AAIB says that the focus of the investigation has zeroed in on the emergency locator transmitter, or ELT, located at the rear of the aircraft. Subsequently, […]
NYCAviation has obtained photos from the Asiana Boeing 777-200 crash site.
Reports are coming in of a plane crash taking place at San Francisco International airport, involving an Asiana 777 that crashed on landing.
A San Francisco news station shared false prank names of Asiana 214 crewmembers that had been confirmed by the NTSB.
Photos showing the rear galley and rear of the passenger cabin on an Ethiopian 787, the approximate area where a fire occurred in London. Credit: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren UPDATE 7-13-13 12:45pm The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch this afternoon has issued a press release with addition details into Friday’s Ethiopian 787 fire. The AAIB stated […]
In 2010, a new reality show called Airplane Repo hit basic cable, giving the public an intimate look into the mysterious world of repossessing airplanes. The original three episodes, which aired in late 2010 and early 2011, followed Nick Popovich and his crew around the world, as they repossessed anything from business jets to a […]
One of the main landing gear bogeys on a China Air Cargo 747 did not fully deploy Wednesday morning, slightly damaging the underside of the aircraft.
Most government agencies work in mysterious ways, often times closed off from the public until their work is done and a final report is issued. The National Transportation Safety Board, however, has taken a different approach over the past few months. The NTSB has heavily leveraged Twitter and YouTube to keep the public informed on […]
Watch and track the live feeds of the solar-powered Solar Impulse aircraft as it performs its final leg on the national tour to JFK Airport.
On Tuesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, an American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER had a run in with the wing tip of a 757 (N173AN), causing damage to the 777s wing. Two photos uncovered on a Reddit post by user “blinkidy” show the wing tip of a 737 piercing the underside of […]
Early Tuesday, a Russian Proton-M rocket with a payload of three satellites malfunctioned almost immediately after launch, crashing down back into the launch pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The three satellites were destined to become a part of the GLONASS constellation, a Russian version of the American GPS system, which has been undergoing modernization […]
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau on Thursday released their final report into the Qantas A380 uncontained engine failure over Indonesia on November 4, 2010. The 305 page report gives a full account of the major incident, with images from inside the aircraft still in-flight, as well as a very detailed analysis of the cause. With […]
Not to be outdone by JetBlue with #SoFly, Delta has announced an update to the Fly Delta mobile app which adds social media sharing functionality as well as a few other improvements. In their Taking Off blog on Thursday, Delta detailed the new social features of their iPhone and Android app. Passengers will be able […]
Just after noon on Thursday, British Airways took delivery of their first Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Heathrow Airport in London. This is the first delivery of an order of 24 787s, though IAG (British Airways parent company) recently announced that it will convert 18 787 options to firm orders for British Airways, subject to shareholder […]
Video was captured of an Airbus A330 aborting its takeoff at Manchester Airport after experiencing engine failure.
Early Friday morning, news started to spread about that the FAA was investigating a “near miss” that occurred between between a Delta 747 and a Shuttle America Embraer E170 on June 13th. According to WABC in New York, one account has the two aircraft coming within 100 feet of each other, quite a dubious claim […]