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Russian planes intercepted near U.S., Canadian airspace

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wo U.S. jets intercepted six Russian planes that neared U.S. airspace off Alaska on Thursday and Canadian planes intercepted two Russian bombers that approached Canadian airspace, NORAD reported. A U.S. official told CNN's Barbara Starr that officials in Washington think the incidents were related to the visit by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who talked to Canadian officials Wednesday and President Barack Obama on Thursday. The United States promised Ukraine $46 million in nonlethal aid… (www.cnn.com) More...

Four Injured After Jet Blue Flight Makes Emergency Landing At Long Beach Airport

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LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Several people were injured Thursday after a Jet Blue aircraft had to make an emergency landing at Long Beach Airport. Flight 1416 returned to Long Beach at 9:29 a.m., 25 minutes after it took off for Austin, TX. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

FAA bars drone from delivering game ball to college football matchup

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The Federal Aviation Administration has blocked plans for a small drone to deliver the game football for the University of Michigan kickoff Saturday against the University of Utah before a crowd of about 110,000 fans. (arstechnica.com) More...

Malaysian minister slams MH370 pilot suicide theory

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Malaysia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Anifah Aman has slammed news portal Huffington Post UK for an article which claimed the pilot of flight MH370 had likely committed suicide and caused the disappearance of the aircraft. (www.channelnewsasia.com) More...

Watch virgins first 787 assembly

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watch Virgin Atlantics first 787-9 be assembled and painted quickly in this YouTube video (youtu.be) More...

A320 Virgin America Diverts to Las Vegus

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Virin America flight VX-174 had to be diverted from San Francisco yesterday as smoke was reported coming from the flight deck or cockpit of the A320 aircraft. The aircraft was at flight level 350 when finally someone reported it. Now why didn't the crew react straight away and have the aircraft put down at the nearest airport when it squawked 7700 and declared an emergency to Las Vegas. http://www.aeroinside.com/item/4732/virgin-america-a320-near-las-vegas-on-sep-19th-2014-smoke-in-cockpit (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Airbus A350 XWB takes centre stage at Istanbul airshow 2014

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A350 XWB test aircraft MSN5 will fly to Turkey for the first time ever and be the star of Airbus’ presence at the 10th Istanbul airshow between September 25th-28th 2014 at the Istanbul Ataturk airport general aviation apron. Airbus is yet again bringing its newest aircraft to the airshow having brought the A380 in recent years. The A380, Airbus’ flagship is ideally suited to regions with rapid traffic growth such as Turkey. (www.airbus.com) More...

Sleepy pilots target of new Transport Canada rules

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Worried that sleepy pilots are flying Canadian skies, Transport Canada is proposing new rules to ensure commercial pilots spend less time in the cockpit and more time getting rest.But Canadian carriers and air operators are warning the new rules could hit their operations and their bottom line. (www.thestar.com) More...

Pilot Suicides: Fact vs Fiction

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Five commercial pilot murder/suicides considered and why this isn't a simple nor obvious answer for the mystery of MH370 (fearoflanding.com) More...