NYCAviation was on hand as FedEx Express handed over one of their retired 727-200s to Broward County, FL for use as a trainer.
In a public announcement this morning, Boeing announced Air Canada has signed an order to purchase 61 737 MAX aircraft, and choosing Boeing as its partner to overhaul its single-aisle fleet of aircraft.
Like most other aviation calamities, the 583 people killed in 1977 when a KLM 747 struck a Pan Am 747 at Tenerife resulted not from a single error or failure, but from a chain of improbable errors and failures, together with a stroke or two of really bad luck.
For 14 days now, the world has followed the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines 370. While the potential debris field recently discovered in the South Indian Ocean offers hope, the world has had two weeks filled with misdirection, red herrings, wild speculation and myriad theories being bandied about that range from the absurd to the preposterous.
Despite what many young Americans seem to think, aircraft sabotage did not begin with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It has been with us for decades. Following is a list of some of the worst air-related terrorist acts of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.