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`Low on fuel, Jet pilot made blind landing on 7th attempt'

A Jet Airways aircraft made a “blind“ landing in Kerala in August last year in an unprecedented seventh attempt after running dangerously low on fuel due to six previous failed landing attempts on account of bad weather in two cities. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had conduced an inquiry into this case of August 17, 2015, and the report has brought out some chilling facts. The Boeing 737 on its way from Doha to Kochi had six failed landing attempts -a first ever in aviation… (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com) More...

Singapore Airlines Begins Nonstop Service between San Francisco and Singapore

On October 23, 2016, Singapore Airlines started nonstop service to San Francisco from Singapore, using the airlines’ newest Airbus A350-900. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Air Canada Express orders more CRJ-900s

Chorus Aviation Inc. (‘Chorus’) (TSX: CHR.B CHR.A) today announced that it has signed a firm purchase agreement to acquire five Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets, with firm purchase rights for five additional aircraft. As announced on September 28, 2015, the five firm aircraft will be operated under the Air Canada Express brand as per Jazz’s Capacity Purchase Agreement (‘CPA’) with Air Canada. Chorus has arranged financing in support of this acquisition to be drawn at the time of closing. (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

BREAKING Video of SA227 aircraft crash this morning, few mins after takeoff from Luqa, Malta

BREAKING Video of SA227 aircraft crash this morning, few mins after takeoff from Luqa, Malta (www.airlive.net) More...

Incident: Fedex B767 at Rochester on Oct 21st 2016, suspected flap damage, dead birds found on departure runway

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 2.5 hours, then departed again and reached Memphis with a delay of 2.5 hours. (avherald.com) More...

Legendary aviator Bob Hoover flies west

Oft-cited as "the greatest stick and rudder man who ever lived," Bob Hoover flew fighters in WWI before becoming a test pilot after the war, and later becoming well-known for his "energy management" airshow routine, flying a Rockwell Commander through aerobatics with the engines shut down. He was 94. (blogs.mprnews.org) More...

Embraer to Pay $205 million to U.S. Authorities to Settle Charges

Embraer agreed with the U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC to pay $205 million to resolve civil and criminal charges. (airwaysmag.com) More...

New 2 Billion Calgary Airport Terminal Ready For Takeoff

Fifteen years of planning, five years of construction, a $2.6-billion investment. (calgaryherald.com) More...

Third runway at Heathrow cleared for takeoff by ministers

The government has approved a third runway at Heathrow to expand UK airport capacity. Ministers approved the long-awaited decision at a cabinet committee meeting on Tuesday. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling called the decision "truly momentous" and said expansion would improve the UK's connections with the rest of the world and support trade and jobs. (www.bbc.com) More...


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