An investigation finds the parking handle brake on a plane leaving from Flinders Island runway last November had not been completely returned to a panel, causing the pilot to “call failure” and stop the take off.
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No Singapore Airlines’ Airbus A320neo planes with Pratt & Whitney engines grounded – exec
None of the Airbus A320neo planes in the Singapore Airlines group with Pratt & Whitney engines are currently grounded over a lack of engines, Leslie Thng, CEO of Scoot, the airline’s low-cost subsidiary, said on Wednesday.
The Pentagon’s Curious New X-Plane Maneuvers Using Only Blasts of Air
DARPA just revealed the name of a new drone technology demonstrator designed to test active flow control (AFC) systems: the X-65.
Oregon smokejumpers poised for initial attack to keep small fires from becoming infernos
It’s not hard to compare the nation’s smokejumpers to elite U.S. special forces, like the Navy SEALs.
A First Look At Hawaiian Airlines’ Swanky New Business Class Cabins
The carrier’s new planes feature pod-style seating in business class and design Easter eggs throughout.
Southwest Airlines now charging up to $80 for upgraded boarding – The Points Guy
Southwest Airlines has an open seating policy, but you can purchase an upgraded boarding spot.
MTG’s Most Overlooked Setting Could Be the Next Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
Wizards of the Coast transformed Kamigawa in the beloved Neon Dynasty set, and now is the perfect time to reboot Lorwyn.
The X-20 Dyna-Soar: The Air Force Space Plane With A Dark History – SlashGear
Boeing’s X-20 space vehicle named the “Dyna-Soar” (Dynamic Soaring) had other-than squeaky clean origins.
Colombia Searching Amazon For Missing Plane Crash Passengers
An intense rescue effort was underway Tuesday to find six passengers, including four children, who have disappeared since the small plane they were traveling in crashed in the Amazon, Colombia’s aviation authority said.
YouTuber agrees to plead guilty to intentionally crashing plane
The Department of Justice says Trevor Jacob returned to the crash site to recover the wreckage and destroy it.
WWI era plane makes crash landing in Western Kentucky
A World War I (WWI) era civilian owned airplane had to make an emergency landing at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, KY on May 15 at 5:29 p.m.
Family of three killed in Boulder County plane crash files lawsuit
The family of a Louisiana woman and her two children killed in a plane crash in Boulder County have filed a lawsuit against the aerial tour company and the owner of the plane.
A travel influencer said she was mom-shamed when people thought she upgraded to business class, leaving her 10-year-old son in economy
Travel influencer Karen Akpan said followers were “mom shaming” her when they thought she upgraded to business class and left her son to sit alone.
Pilots First, Then The Planes? The West Looks Ready To Break Major “Taboo” On Ukraine Arms
French President Emmanuel Macron’s announcement that France will train Ukrainian pilots appears to pave the way for the delivery of fighter jets to Kyiv. Similar moves are coming from the UK. It’s a delicate process to never declare war on Russia, while maximizing Ukraine’s ability to repulse the invaders.
Inside the scramble to evacuate a US embassy surrounded by the chaos of street fighting, gunfire, and explosions
Three Marines and a Diplomatic Security Service official described the rush to get out of Sudan, from destroying documents to lowering the flag.
Delta Close To Deal To Buy New Airbus A330 And A350 Planes – View from the Wing
Back in October I wrote that, while it wasn’t public at the time, Delta was looking to buy Airbus A350-1000 widebody aircraft. It seemed like a deal could be announced soon, but crickets. Now the story is heating up with attention by major media that the airline is looking to purchase both Airbus A350-1000s and A330neos.
American Airlines passenger pleads guilty to assaulting flight attendant over menu choices
An American Airlines passenger pleaded guilty to assaulting a flight attendant during an altercation over menu options. A charge of interference with a flight crew was dropped.
Miami-Dade police officers evacuate JetBlue plane at MIA
Miami-Dade police officers evacuated a passenger plane on Monday night at Miami International Airport, so a bomb squad could investigate.
Transavia canceling 335 flights through June due to plane problems
Transavia is canceling another 335 flights until the end of June due to equipment problems. It involves 160 flights departing from the Netherlands and 160 flights scheduled to return from those destinations to the Netherlands, the KLM subsidiary announced on Tuesday.
Las Vegas neighbors furious over noisy flight path as jets use ‘general aviation’ departure
Neighbors living near Harry Reid International Airport are fed up with planes flying over their homes, something they said they did not agree to when the federal government implemented new flight p…
Qantas plane midflight ‘engine issue’
A Qantas plane has been forced to turn around midflight after reportedly experiencing an engine issue shortly after takeoff.