First-hand account from inside United’s gear-up landing, a TSA screener gets an ear-chewing after letting shotgun shells through security, the Red Bull Air Races come to NYC this summer, Embraer pilots back in the hot seat, and a slew of aircraft make their way to Haiti in a massive rescue effort.
Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner made its first flight, Alaska Airlines premiered its new Disney scheme, JAL is looking like they will be joining SkyTeam, Senator Schumer cursed at a flight attendants while an F/A on another flight lost her cool on a passenger. OpenSkies will also looks to fly to EWR instead of JFK.
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!
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!
A collection of this week’s aviation news and odd happenings, including an A380 delivery, passenger escaping from aircraft, Midwest’s last flight, an IL-76 crash, animals attacking airplanes, a man being denied first class upgrade, CO’s first Star Alliance aircraft and more.