Squawks & Headlines ✈ General ✈ Popular (24 hours)

Airbus A350-1000 Features Automated Rapid-Descent Capability

Submitted
Airbus has incorporated an automatic emergency descent function into the newly-certified A350-1000, which it intends to introduce into the smaller -900. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Airbus A350-1000 Receives EASA and FAA Type Certification

Submitted
Following an intensive flight test campaign performed in less than a year, the A350-1000 has received Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines. (www.airbus.com) More...

US Probing Additional Runway Incidents at SFO

Submitted
FAA recorded 1,704 runway incursions in the FY just ended, including the recent ACA incident. FAA is looking into two additional incursions at SFO. Given the number of daily flights nationally, is 1,704 a relatively large number? (www.sfchronicle.com) More...

Air Mauritius celebrates 50 years of flying

Submitted
Air Mauritius is adding a special “50 Yrs” logo to select aircraft as it celebrates 50 years of flying in the islands. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

Airbus exploring single-pilot, autonomous aircraft amid tech race

Submitted
Airbus is looking to develop autonomous aircraft and technologies that will allow a single pilot to operate commercial jetliners, helping cut costs for carriers, Chief Technology Officer Paul Eremenko said. (www.straitstimes.com) More...

easyJet Europe adds maiden A319

Submitted
easyJet Europe (Vienna) has added a maiden A319-100 to its fleet ch-aviation research has revealed. Formerly G-EZBM ith UK-based sister carrier easyJet (U2, London Luton), the twinjet has now been transferred to the Austrian register as OE-LQZ (msn 3059). (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

New air traffic control technologies are essential to improve safety

Submitted
The chief of an air traffic control representative body has called on operators to take advantage of the opportunities offered by new technologies to improve aviation safety. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

2018 Wings of Freedom Tour

Submitted
The Collings Foundation’s 2018 Wings of Freedom Tour commences in January of 2018, and features a few of their beautiful, vintage, WWII planes, including a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and the dual-control TF-51 Mustang… (www.collingsfoundation.org) More...

Amedeo to enter ACMI market with A380s

Submitted
Irish lessor Amedeo has confirmed plans to enter the ACMI/charter airline sector by proferring its growing portfolio of A380-800s to the market. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

United Airlines reveals ten new routes, including two new destinations

Submitted
United Airlines is adding ten new routes from five of its hub airports, including flights to two cities it does not currently serve: Elmira, NY, and Wilmington, NC (www.usatoday.com) More...