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(Video) Airbus Reinforced Cockpit Door Description and Procedure

Inevitably there will be questions about cockpit access procedures; here is a video explaining how it works on an Airbus. (www.youtube.com) More...

Op-Ed: Responsible Journalism and the Air Crash Du Jour

As a 20-year veteran of the A320 cockpit for a major U.S. airline, including the last 15 in the Captain’s seat, I have cringed at the utter misrepresentation of aviation facts often disseminated by news outlets and their self-proclaimed “aviation experts” endlessly paraded across the TV screen during coverage of the latest air disaster. Coverage of the tragic crash of Germanwings 9525 has been no exception. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Germanwings Intentionally Crashed? Cockpit Door Locked Out One Pilot

The New York Times is reporting the cockpit voice recorder indicates one pilot refused to allow the other back into the cockpit as he crashed the plane intentionally. (www.nytimes.com) More...

Guy Booted Off Plane Over 'Broad F----ing City' T-Shirt

Daniel Podolsky was innocently on his way home from South By Southwest yesterday, clad in his spiffy new T-shirt promoting Comedy Central's Broad City—only doing so with the show's customary vulgarity, a la "Broad F---ing City." (www.newser.com) More...

Investigators Reach Germanwings Crash Scene in French Alps

French investigators reached the scene of the Germanwings Airbus A320 accident late in the afternoon local time and have recovered one of the aircraft’s two recorders, although whether it was the flight data recorder or the cockpit voice recorder was not announced. (atwonline.com) More...

Frustration with U.S. airlines is soaring

For flight changes or cancellations, which can run into the hundreds of dollars. For seat assignments, which can cost around $50 per seat. For checked bag, usually around $25 per bag. For priority boarding, about $50. (www.cbsnews.com) More...

Alps Crash Site 'Freakishly Close' to 1953 Disaster

As investigators head to the remote site in the French Alps where Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed yesterday, aviation experts are remembering an air disaster that happened in what the International Business Times calls a "freakishly close" location near the village of Barcelonnette. (www.newser.com) More...

Boeing donates ZA002 787-8 Dreamliner to Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson AZ USA

The Pima Air & Space Museum announced today it will join the ranks of the very few with the donation of an original flight test 787 Dreamliner from The Boeing Company into its expanding world renowned collection. (www.pimaair.org) More...

Norwegian changes cockpit procedures

Norwegian has decided to change its cockpit procedures so that two crew members always are present in the cockpit. (www.mynewsdesk.com) More...

Restored Doc B29 Emerges on 70th Anniversary

It looks like Fifi, the only known B-29 to maintain airworthy status, will soon have some welcome company in the skies. After several decades, the efforts to bring the B-29 bomber named Doc from its dormancy in the Mojave Desert to back into the skies has taken one giant step in the right direction. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

LAX. IAD. ARN. WTF? The strange stories behind airports’ three-letter abbreviations.

When booking flights online, knowing your local airport’s code can come in handy. There’s 3,000 miles’ difference between BUR (Burbank, California) and BTV (Burlington, Vermont). And you probably don’t want to end up in Venezuela just in time for Oktoberfest (Munich’s code is MUC, not MUN). (www.slate.com) More...

Light Plane Flips in KDWH Seaplane Strip

A pilot who "crashed" in the seaplane landing strip at Houston Hooks airport was uninjured, and was able to "swim to safety". (abc13.com) More...

New cockpit policy for Air Canada

Following the fatal Germanwings crash, Air Canada has announced it will be implementing a policy change requiring two crew members to be in the cockpit of all flights at all times. (www.ctvnews.ca) More...

Delta and Virgin Atlantic expand their trans-Atlantic joint venture schedule this weekend

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) and Virgin Atlantic Airways (London) are celebrating a significant expansion of their trans-Atlantic partnership with the introduction of six new daily services. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

Aeroflot Group will take delivery of 152 aircraft over the next three years

Aeroflot Group (comprises Aeroflot - Russian Airlines, Rossiya – Russian Airlines, Pobeda, Aurora Airlines and Donavia) will take delivery of 152 aircraft (both Russian-produced and foreign-produced ones) over the next three years, said in the carrier’s statement, RIA Novosti reports (www.ruaviation.com) More...


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