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Watch America's Fighter Jets Morph Over the Decades

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The United States military has been flying jets since 1946. Autoauctionmall.com has put together a morphing GIF that celebrates many of the major fighter designs, starting with the F-1 Fury and continuing to today's F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II. (www.aviationfigure.com) Altro...

Accident: Delta B757 near Denver on Mar 23th 2017, turbulence injures two cabin crew

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A Delta Airlines Boeing 757-200, registration N683DA performing flight DL-2302 from Atlanta,GA to Vail,CO (USA), was descending through FL340 towards Vail near Denver,CO (USA) when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries (avherald.com) Altro...

Why New Jets Could Destroy Airlines

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Since the introduction of the Boeing Co. 747-400 in the late 1980s, the range limits and economics of long-haul jets have been more or less fixed. New fuel-efficient planes such as Boeing’s 787 and 777X and Airbus SE’s A350 are changing that. (www.planeetiquette.com) Altro...

A350-1000 performed ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign in Latin America

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With the objective of conducting a ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign to check aircraft and engine performance in high-altitude, warm and humid conditions, the A350-1000 MSN071 test aircraft flew first to Bolivia before completing its tour in Colombia and then returning to Toulouse, France, after 10 days of flight and ground tests. (www.airbus.com) Altro...

Pilots’ Union Says American Airlines Is Leaving Standby Passengers Behind

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American Airlines is so committed to making sure flights depart on time that it is leaving tens of thousands of passengers at the gate, according to figures from the Allied Pilots Association (APA). (www.airlineinfo.in) Altro...

Newly-confident Malaysia Airlines eyes Airbus A330neo, Boeing 787 order

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Malaysia Airlines is looking to order as many as 30 new Airbus A330neo or Boeing 787 jets, following the arrival of its A350s from late 2017 to mid-2018, with the leas of up to a dozen used Airbus A330s or Boeing 777s to fill the gap... (www.ausbt.com.au) Altro...

FAA forecast: Slow general aviation growth, drone explosion

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A tale of different segments will mean slow growth over the next 20 years for general aviation, according to the FAA (www.bizjournals.com) Altro...

Azul will expand operations between Orlando and Recife

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The airline will have flights on the international route also on Mondays and Fridays during the month of July ... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Altro...

American Airlines Leaves Thousands of Passengers at Gates as It Pushes On-Time Departures

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Pilots at American Airlines said the airline is so committed to making sure airplanes take off on time that in February it left 20,000 passengers stranded at the gate as the door to the airplane closed. The number was provided to American pilots Thursday in a letter from Dan Carey, president of the Allied Pilots Association.... (www.aviationfigures.com) Altro...

San Diego’s New Service to Europe — on Edelweiss?

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Recently, I received a press release email from my local airport, San Diego International. The title read: “Edelweiss to begin nonstop seasonal service between Zurich and San Diego.” You’ve got to love it when your local airport adds new service, but this time was a little different than usual. (www.airlinereporter.com) Altro...

Airlines and airports worldwide adapt to US electronic device ban in planes

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Airports around the world affected by President Trump’s new ban on in-flight electronic devices are examining ways they can make life easier for travellers despite the new American rules. (www.euronews.com) Altro...

Major makeover for Greek regional airports

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Germany airport management company Fraport has detailed plans to modernize and develop 14 Greek airports. Local arm Fraport Greece plans to invest a minimum of €330 million ($355 million) through 2021 to upgrade the airports’ facilities, with the intention of improving the travel experience and preparing for an anticipated uptick in passenger traffic. The company has a 40-year operating concession at the 14 airports. (atwonline.com) Altro...

Incident: India B787 at London on Mar 22nd 2017, bird strike

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An Air India Boeing 787-800, registration VT-ANJ performing flight AI-171 from Ahmedabad (India) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was on approach to London Heathrow when a bird impacted the radome and left a large dent. (avherald.com) Altro...

American Airlines Offers Flight Attendants New Uniform Option After Union Compiled Complaints

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American Airlines’ 25,000 flight attendants won a victory when their union convinced the airline to offer alternate uniforms after the troubled rollout of new uniforms in September, union president Bob Ross said Wednesday. Some of the new uniforms triggered adverse reactions including itching, rashes and breathing difficulties, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants said. (www.forbes.com) Altro...

American Airlines May Be Close to Buying Stake in China Southern

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American Airlines Group Inc., the world’s largest carrier, is in advanced talks to acquire a stake in China Southern Airlines Co., according to people familiar with the matter. The negotiations focus on an investment of about $200 million by Fort Worth, Texas-based American in China Southern’s Hong Kong-listed shares, said the people, asking not to be identified as talks are confidential. The sale will likely take place via a private placement, one of the people said. China Southern has a market… (skift.com) Altro...

Will St. Louis Lambert Airport go private? Mayor submits preliminary application to FAA

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A release from St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says that the city has submitted a preliminary application to the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Privatization Pilot Program. (fox2now.com) Altro...