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United 777 Diverts to Remote Pacific Island After Burning Smell Reported

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United 777 Diverts to Remote Pacific Island After Burning Smell Reported. (abcnews.go.com) More...

Amazon Asks FAA for Permission to Fly Drones

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In a letter to the FAA dated Wednesday, Amazon said it is developing aerial vehicles as part of Amazon Prime Air. (www.aviationpros.com) More...

American Airlines 777 Diverted to Tulsa due to engine failure

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American Airlines flight 79 diverted to Tulsa International Airport after losing their left engine en-route from London to Dallas. (www.newson6.com) More...

Feds Say Man Posed As Airline Worker To Get Free Travel

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BEVERLY HILLS (AP) — Federal officials say that a Georgia man posed as an airline employee to score cheap travel and resold the tickets for thousands of dollars. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles said that 37-year-old Gilbert Myers Jr. of Atlanta remained in custody Friday on $75,000 bond after pleading not guilty to mail-fraud charges. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

WestJet Encore Celebrates One-Millionth Customer

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WestJet Encore, a low-cost Canadian carrier, welcomed its one-millionth passenger on Thursday. Preet Singh traveled on Flight 3101, which departed Calgary at 5:45 p.m. and arrived in Fort St. John at 6:19 p.m. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Amelia Rose Earhart Intends to Finish Doomed 1937 Flight of Amelia Earhart

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Amelia Rose Earhart, a 31-year-old pilot from Southern California, is currently in the process of completing the original Earhart's journey in a round-the-world flight from Oakland to Oakland. In doing so, she will become the youngest woman to circumnavigate the globe in a single-engine plane — specifically, a Pilatus PC-12 NG. (magazine.foxnews.com) More...

Plane drops hundreds of fish into lake

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The Division of Wildlife Resources keeps Utah's lakes stocked with native fish, and some lakes are very hard to reach. (www.cnn.com) More...

Remembering United Flight 232

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Next weekend, people in northwest Iowa will gather to remember one of the worst air disasters in U.S. history. (www.keloland.com) More...

Why Pilots Hate the Idea of Cameras Watching Them Fly

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If search teams ever find the wreckage of Malaysia Flight 370, a significant shortcoming of the plane’s black boxes system could revive a proposal that’s been kicked around for 14 years: Putting cameras in cockpits. (www.wired.com) More...

DFW Speeds Up Processing for Travelers Entering the U.S.

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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport announced it has introduced a number of new services designed to make clearing passport control and customs there faster and easier. The airport expanded the number of APC kiosks from 30 to 51, and also extended eligibility to certain international passengers, including lawful U.S. permanent residents, passengers from all 38 visa waiver countries, and passengers traveling with only carry-on baggage. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

B-2 & F-22 Formation Flight Over Guam (Video)

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U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptor aircraft and a B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber flying in formation over Andersen Air Force Base. (youtu.be) More...

Pilot killed after small plane crashes into two Greenwood, IN homes

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GREENWOOD, Ind. (July 11, 2014)—One person was killed after a small plane crashed into two houses in Greenwood, Ind. Friday afternoon. Greenwood Police said the accident occurred near the intersection of Patterson and Main streets. It was reported the plane took off from the Greenwood airport and lost power before crashing into two homes. (fox59.com) More...

New Boeing 737s to get innovative Space Bins, increasing cabin capacity by 48 percent

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Space Bins on an Alaska Airlines 737-900ER will hold as many as 174 standard carry-on bags, a 48 percent increase compared to current bins that hold up to 117 bags. Space Bins are deep enough to store nonstandard items, such as a guitar. Space Bins will arrive on all next-generation 737 and 737 Max airplanes delivered to Alaska Airlines starting in late 2015. (www.oregonlive.com) More...

Caribbean Airlines projecting TT$100 million loss

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The Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines (CAL) is projecting a loss of just under TT$100 (One TT dollar = US 0.16 cents) million for its financial year 2013. Finance Minister, Larry Howai, said that the airline has been enduring a difficult period but may now be emerging from it. (guyanaaviation.com) More...

Pilot Lands after Carbon Monoxide Reported in Cockpit

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Pilot lands safely at KCMH after reporting CO in cockpit. (www.10tv.com) More...

Banner plane collides with parasail carrying 2 young boys

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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The sign from a banner plane ripped through two parasailers' parachute last weekend, forcing them to make an emergency landing. The parasailing pair are brothers who were visiting from Virginia for the Fourth of July. Their fun took a turn for the worse when one of the boys saw the plane coming straight towards them. The two boys went out with the North Myrtle Beach Parasailing crew. As they were up in the air, they noticed the plane flying very close to them. The… (www.wfsb.com) More...

U.S. Accuses Chinese Businessman of Stealing Confidential Boeing Data

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The Justice Department charged a Chinese citizen living in Canada with breaking into Boeing’s computer systems and stealing reams of data from U.S. defense contractors about proprietary American technology including military aircraft and weapons. The charges against Su Bin, the owner of a Chinese aviation technology company, were announced Friday.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Airbus Said to be Planning More Efficient A330 Widebody

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On the eve of the start of the Farnborough Air Show in the United Kingdom, Airbus is said to be discussing advanced plans for an upgraded A330 with potential customers. The new A330 would be an upgrade of the existing plane, not an entirely new design. It would be 14% more fuel efficient, according to various reports, and have far greater range.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Drone Flown Into Fireworks

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Can't wait to see what the FAA says about this one. (www.youtube.com) More...

Recreated - Ill fated 1930's Earhart Flight "Completed"

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Around the World flight returns safely to Oakland, California (KOAK) on July 11, 2014 (abc7news.com) More...

Another Dreamliner problem for Air India: Landing gear won't retract, flight grounded in Sydney

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An Air India Dreamliner was grounded in Sydney on Thursday evening after the aircraft's landing gear developed a serious snag that made retracting the wheels after take off impossible. This is incidentally the third Dreamliner trouble AI has faced in a week and now two of its Boeing 787s are grounded abroad — Hong Kong and Sydney. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com) More...

Even quieter: Airbus introduces air flow deflectors on the A320 Family

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Positioned just ahead of underwing cavities for the fuel over-pressure protection system, these devices prevent the cavities from generating a “whistling” sound which can sometimes be heard on the ground when the engines are at idle during final approach. Air flow deflectors were implemented in production A320 jetliners this spring and are also available as a retrofit modification. (www.airbus.com) More...

Pictures: Jet2.com Boeing B737 strikes tail on landing

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A Jet2.com Boeing 737-800, registration G-GDFC performing flight LS-389 from Leeds,EN (UK) to Funchal (Portugal) with 175 passengers and 7 crew, landed on Funchal's runway 05 in gusting crosswind conditions, however the tail of the aircraft contacted the runway surface producing visible sparks. The aircraft rolled out without further incident and taxied to the apron. The aircraft received substantial damage. (avherald.com) More...

Air India joins Star Alliance

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Air India is officially a member of the Star Alliance, taking its seat at the table alongside 26 other global airlines including Singapore Airlines, United, Thai and Air New Zealand. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...