Archive for January 18th, 2012

JAL Business Class Fire over Tokyo

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
JAL Business Class Fire over Tokyo

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Wayne Campbell What: A JAL Japan Airlines Boeing 777-200 en route from Tokyo to Sydney Where: Tokyo When: Jan 14th 2012 Who: 260 aboard Why: About twenty minutes after takeoff, a passenger’s armrest caught on fire in business class. After the fire was put... »

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Receive Aviation’s Highest Award

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Receive Aviation’s Highest Award

DENVER, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Few aircraft since the Wright Flyer have truly become an “Aircraft of Legend.” Like the DC-3, the technological advancements of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner are expected to profoundly impact commercial aviation. The Living Legends of Aviation have chosen the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to receive the “Aircraft of Legend... »

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GE Selected as Engine Supplier for Next-Generation Military Helicopter

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

GE Aviation has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft as a member of a newly-formed team that is building a next-generation helicopter for evaluation by the U.S. military. GE Aviation will provide the engine to enable the aircraft — designated the S-97 RAIDERTM helicopter – to demonstrate state-of-the-art advancements in rotorcraft technology. GE is among... »

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Australia Issues “Debonair and Bonanza” Beechcraft Safety Issues

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
Australia Issues “Debonair and Bonanza” Beechcraft Safety Issues

Australia issued an airworthiness directive requiring mandatory inspections of flight control cables fitted to a range of Beechcraft aircraft. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has issued an airworthiness directive requiring mandatory inspections of flight control cables fitted to a range of Beechcraft aircraft. The new requirements cover certain Beechcraft aircraft known as the Debonair... »

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British Airways Message Terrifies Transatlantic Passengers

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
British Airways Message Terrifies Transatlantic Passengers

What: British Airways Miami to London Where: en route When: Jan 14 2012 Why: Passengers got the fright of their lives aboard the British Airways flight when a tape warning passengers to brace for an emergency water landing played in the cabin. The incident occurred three hours into the flight, and caused passengers significant... »

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Germania Pilot Lands on Wrong Runway

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
Germania Pilot Lands on Wrong Runway

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Kevin Gutt What: Germania Airbus A319-100 en route from Cochstedt to Las Palmas Where: Las Palmas When: Jan 14th 2012 Why: After being cleared to land on runway 21R, the pilot touched down on runway 21 L. There was no other traffic on the... »

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