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AirAsia QZ8501 flight missing

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An AirAsia Airbus A320-200 has gone missing on a flight from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore, shortly after the pilots requested to change the flightplan because of weath, the airline said today. The plane, flight QZ8501, which reportedly had 162 people on board, lost contact at 7:24 a.m. local time near Belitung Island, Indonesia, according to a statement from AirAsia. It was scheduled to land in Singapore at 8:30 a.m. local time. (abcnews.go.com) More...

Air Asia flight diverts to Brisbane YBBN passengers stressed

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Last night a Air Asia Airbus A320 had to divert to YBBN /BNE called Brisbane after bad weather on the gold coast was causing delays in and out of the region. Passengers on this flight were told of the Air Asia flight QZ8501 while in flight passengers became stressed and the crew as they heard of the news the aircraft landed Saltley and passengers were transported by coach to there destination. The aircraft is now heading to Coolengatta for a flight back to Kuala Lumpa… (www.couriermail.com.au) More...

Air Force Newest Tanker

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KC-46A-Today, December 27th, 2014, the winner of the long-fought and highly controversial KC-X contract rumbled out of its parking spot at Boeing's heavy airliner plant in Everett, Washington, and executed a series of taxi tests, including high-speed runs. The wide-body airliner-cum-cargo hauler-cum military aerial refueler should make its first flight very soon, with some rumors stating that it could happen as early as tomorrow. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

Jet Blue offering free trips to/from Police Officer's funeral

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In these days when airlines are at the bad of everything, a breath of fresh air is nice. (www.tpnn.com) More...

7-hr trip turns into 60-hr nightmare

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NewDelhi: Over 200 passengers onboard Air India's Milan-Delhi flight had a harrowing time recently when their Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft had to abort landing at the IGI Airport twice due to dense fog. The flight that was supposed to reach Delhi in seven hours finally landed after 60 hours, spoiling the Christmas plans of many fliers. The incident once again exposes AI's failure to have its Dreamliner aircraft certified for instrument landing system (ILS). Sources say AI's repeated failure… (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com) More...

Darwin Airline alleges anti-competitive behavior by SWISS

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Swiss regional carrier Darwin Airline has formally complained to the country’s Competition Commission (COMCO), alleging abusive and anti-competitive behavior by Swiss International Air Lines (atwonline.com) More...

So Long AirTran Airways

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Four years after Southwest purchased the airline, the final flight will land in Tampa and AirTran goes away. (airnation.net) More...

Armchair flying over the Christmas days

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to the "flightaware" aviation / pilots / spotter community a Merry Christmas & happy landings in the New Year. Guido a.k.a "okguido" (www.youtube.com) More...

No. 4 A380s come to Dallas DFW

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A really, really big plane landed at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport this year. The double-decker Airbus A380 began daily flights on two different routes this fall: Qantas’ Sydney-DFW flight and Emirates’ Dubai-DFW flight. To accommodate the jumbo jet, DFW Airport spent $2.8 million to add a jet bridge at Terminal D’s gates 15 and 16. (www.star-telegram.com) More...