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A Supersonic 'Mini Concorde' Business Jet is going to Happen

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This bird was reviled in 2004 and the company is partnering with Airbus to build the bird. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) More...

FlightAware Releases Major Enhancements to Global Flight Tracking for Business Aviation

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FlightAware is announcing major developments to global flight tracking at NBAA 2014, including the launch of FlightAware’s worldwide ADS-B network, additional foreign and worldwide data sources, and the ability to track flights without available flight plans, in the US and abroad. (flightaware.com) More...

Delta to Wall Street: Don't Tell Us How to Run Our Airline

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Fresh from hounding JetBlue CEO Dave Barger out of a job because the carrier provided too many luxuries to its coach-fare passengers, some Wall Street analysts have turned their sights on Delta . (www.msn.com) More...

P-51 Mustang Restoration Includes Operational .50cal Machine Guns (Video)

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There are few crafts that demand such attention to detail as high-end aircraft restoration. Millions of dollars are plowed into aircraft in horrible shape, some even pulled from glaciers or the sea, and they are meticulously rebuilt by hand. One P-51 owner in particular wanted his Mustang to go a step further than all others- operational .50cal machine guns. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

Aspiring Playboy Model, Private Pilot Arrested With About $2 M In Ecstasy At OC Airport

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SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say they arrested a man and a woman at John Wayne Airport after a tip and found the pair were in possession of more than 50,000 ecstasy pills and about 90 pounds of the pill in powder form, called MDMA. The woman has been identified as an aspiring Playboy model and Vancouver real estate agent named Krista Marieann Boseley, 30. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

Landing at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Cessna 172

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Night Landing at Chicago O'Hare Airport with ATC Audio. (www.youtube.com) More...

Virgin Galactic White Knight 2 Formation Near SFO

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Presumably this was with a Virgin aircraft. Anyone know for sure? (www.chonday.com) More...

Video: C-17 Formation Night Countermeasure Flares

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C-17s from JBER, McChord, Travis, and Hickam trained at night near Anchorage as part of Large Package Week, formerly known as Jump Week. Each aircraft deployed countermeasure flares, dropped heavy equipment as well as 600 USARAK soldiers at the Malamute Drop Zone. Video by Airman 1st Class Carly Kavish. (www.youtube.com) More...

I survived a flight with the Red Bull Air Race

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“You’ll be flying in the front seat,” I was told on a clear, sunny morning in Las Vegas. My pilot Petr Kopfstein — who was about to hold my stomach (and my life) in his hands — said it with an easy smile, so I responded with a laugh. I thought he was joking. He wasn’t. (www.theverge.com) More...

Top 25 Coolest Aircraft

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What makes an airplane "cool?" Suffice it to say, we know it when we see it. It just kind of hits you. Almost all of the airplanes here do something really differently (whether subtle or in-your-face). (www.flyingmag.com) More...

The Artistry of the Gear-Up Landing

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Bored as I sometimes am with Aviation Hall of Fame nominees and Lifetime Achievement Awards, to amuse myself, I'm inventing a new category: Best filming of a gear-up landing. I'm calling it the Oh-S&^t Award and hope to announce it every year about this time. (www.avweb.com) More...

Epic Aircraft Photo Flight Over Catalina Island With Thunderbirds Pilot

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A behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to fly in formation with an Epic turboprop flown by a former USAF Thunderbirds pilot. (youtu.be) More...

Nice Gulfstream 650 landing and takeoff

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Nice landing and takeoff. I like the asymmetric use of thrust reversers when turning before takeoff. (www.youtube.com) More...

Plane with malfunctioning landing gear to make emergency landing at DIA

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... The plane is a midsized twin jet-engine corporate Hawker 800. It took off from Centennial Airport and has been circling the area trying to burn off fuel before making an emergency landing.... (kdvr.com) More...

Formation takeoff and cliff running flight.

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Formation take off from Stewart international KSWF and formation flight past the Shawangunk Ridge, NY, (vimeo.com) More...

Would you hesitate to declare an emergency?

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My right seat passenger was a Horizon Air first officer. She thought she was used to bumpy rides. I was flying her to her domicile. She was supposed to report for work there within four hours of our scheduled arrival time. (generalaviationnews.com) More...

Video: AirNZ's final Hobbit safety video is "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made"

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Air New Zealand has shot its final Hobbit safety video, and it's an epic clip which is fittingly titled "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made" - starring Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins), Dean O’Gorman (Fili the Dwarf) and Sylvester McCoy (Radagast). (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Pilot strike disrupts 200,000 Lufthansa passengers

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Lufthansa said it had been forced to ground more than 2,100 flights. "It had found pilots willing to take care of 700 flights," Reuters adds. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Delta CEO: Boeing 747s will be retired by 2017

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If you want to book a flight on one of Delta Air Lines' Boeing 747s, the clock is ticking. The carrier plans to retire the last of the 13 747s in its fleet by 2017, CEO Richard Anderson said during the carrier's third-quarter earnings call Thursday. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Special Operations unit on verge of fielding most advanced Chinook helicopter ever

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The 'Night Stalkers' helicopters include advanced flight controls, improved agility and a tougher airframe that is machined as one piece, rather built piece-by-piece from sheet metal. (www.washingtonpost.com) More...

Tulsa Air National Guard F-16's Collide over Kansas

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Tulsa Air National Guard F-16's collide over Western Kansas. (www.newstalkkzrg.com) More...

First Japan passenger jet in 4 decades rolling out

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TOKYO (AP) — The first made in Japan passenger jet in four decades reaches a development milestone later this week. A "rolling out" ceremony in Nagoya, central Japan on Saturday will unveil the long awaited Mitsubishi Regional Jet, or MRJ, a fuel-efficient lightweight carbon-fiber composite passenger plane. Major Japanese machinery maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries says the MRJ90 will seat 88 people, while the MRJ70 will seat 76, and the planned MRJ100X will have 100 seats. (finance.yahoo.com) More...

Airline CEO & Knight Says MH370 May Not Be Under Water

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It has been over seven months since the Boeing 777-200 with 227 people on board disappeared without a trace (flightclub.jalopnik.com) More...

American Airlines flight AA 104 to London had to make a U-turn 45 minutes after taking off from the John F Kennedy Airport

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NEW YORK: American Airlines flight AA 104 to London had to make a U-turn 45 minutes after taking off from the John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) here at 9pm Saturday following a technical problem. (www.nst.com.my) More...

The 15 Coolest Airline Paint Jobs In The World

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As airlines and airplanes have evolved, so have their "liveries" — the exterior designs, including paint colors and logos, on the aircraft. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

AirAsia kicks man off flight for carry-on rage

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A man was kicked off a domestic flight to Bangkok yesterday after he threw a tantrum over the overweight carry-on bag he’d thrown out the door. The unidentified passenger had boarded the flight from Nakhon Sri Thammarat when the cabin crew decided to weigh his bag, which they then told him was too heavy to board the plane. So the passenger got rid of it by chucking it out the cabin door, simple as that. (bangkok.coconuts.co) More...

Plane missing since 4/05/14 located in Florida.

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Plane along with remains located in Marion County Florida enroute to Zephyrhills Florida. (www.ocala.com) More...

police helicopter tracks party-goer who dazzled pilot by shining laser pen

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Watch as police helicopter tracks party-goer who dazzled pilot by shining laser pen at his cockpit - and officers on the ground go in for arrest (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

'Kerry Air' Grounded Again

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The United States may be the mightiest military and economic power in the world but when it comes to shuttling its top diplomat around the globe, it's beginning to look like a poor orphan. (hosted.ap.org) More...

Gulfstream’s Swanky New Jets Are Packed With Touchscreens for Pilots

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Touchscreens have established themselves as the best interface for smartphones and tablets. Thanks to Tesla and other car companies, they appear to be the future of automotive controls. And now, Gulfstream, maker of the world’s priciest business jets, thinks they’re the best choice in the cockpit as well. (www.wired.com) More...

Arik Air: Passenger Vomits, Dies On Flight From Nigeria To JFK

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A passenger on Arik Air vomited in his seat and then died on a flight from Nigeria to JFK in New York. According to Mail Online, the 63-year-old American man was tested for Ebola, but the CDC confirmed that he did not have the disease. The flight left Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday, but the unnamed passenger didn’t make it to the States. Once the plane landed, 145 passengers were forced to stay on the plane while CDC, Port Authority, and customs officials boarded the aircraft in protective gear. (www.inquisitr.com) More...

NTSB: Pilot Error Caused Fatal Jet Crash

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The captain of a Beechcraft 390 Premier failed to follow the correct procedures for an anti-skid failure, resulting in a fiery crash that killed five passengers, the NTSB said in its final report on Tuesday. The jet was returning to Thomson-McDuffie County Airport, in Thomson, Georgia, on February 20, 2013, when it failed to slow down after touchdown. The captain initiated a go-around. Nine seconds later, the jet collided with a utility pole about 1,835 feet from the end of the runway, 63 feet… (www.avweb.com) More...

Modi government must launch enquiry into the aircraft deal that ruined Air India

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No agenda papers were made available to members. A decision was still taken. Clearly, this calls Patel's bluff when he says that neither he nor the ministry was connected with the nuts and bolts of the aircraft acquisition. The story doesn’t end here. (economictimes.indiatimes.com) More...

Flight attendants try to reinstate FAA's ban on mobile devices during takeoff

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Despite their best efforts, it looks like flight attendants will have to deal with the fact that we're going to use our phones during takeoff and landing. (www.networkworld.com) More...

Why Boeing Keeps Losing Money on Each 787 Dreamliner

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Amid all the fine financial news Boeing (BA) can tout—a record order backlog, robust profit margins, a higher profit outlook—one of the airplane maker’s dreariest performers continues to be its highest-tech, most fuel-efficient product: the 787 Dreamliner. (www.businessweek.com) More...

The Airbus A380 first class ‘concept' cabins you never saw

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So you reckon today's Airbus A380 first class suites are eye-catching? Take a look at some original concepts for the superjumbo, created before the A380's debut in 2007. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Air Transat unveils its new Europe program for 2015

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MONTREAL, Oct. 15, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Transat announced today that it is adding a new destination, Budapest, Hungary, to its transatlantic program for 2015, as well as increasing seats and frequencies on many of its European routes, including Paris, London, Barcelona, Athens, Lisbon, Marseille, Nantes, Rome and Venice. With more than 50 different city-pairs between Canada and Europe, Air Transat maintains its position as the holiday travel leader, and is the only air carrier flying direct… (canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com) More...

Photos: Qantas' new business class 'Business Suite' for A330s

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The all-new Business Suite will be fitted to all domestic and international A330s, with first flights from late December. (tinyurl.com) More...

British Airways to start serving Denver to London Route with Boeing 747-400

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Denver International Airport (DIA) is pleased to announce British Airways will increase its capacity by 23 percent beginning March 2015 on its daily nonstop route between Denver and (business.flydenver.com) More...

Virgin Atlantic 20 Returns to SFO

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Last evening, 10/16/2014, Virgin Atlantic Flight 20, SFO to EGLL was over Montana and return to SFO. Any one the reason why. Art (flightaware.com) More...

Home-Based Simulator Offers Flight and Race Car Experience

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If you are one of many pilots who enjoy flying as well as driving fast cars, this simulator game may be something to add to your Christmas list. CXC Simulations' Motion Pro II provides the versatility of experiencing fast vehicles on the ground and in the air. Best of all, the company says the simulator can be reconfigured from driving mode to flight mode in as little as two minutes. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

'Aviation City' Proposed For Inner Mongolia

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Breathable air is one of the main selling points of a northern Chinese province's effort to develop the "World Aviation City of Ordos" in Inner Mongolia. The local government is proposing an $8 billion aviation-oriented community that will include "the world's largest GA base" with an FBO that has parking for up to 1,000 aircraft. So far, the plan is largely conceptual (the former airport terminal is being converted into an FBO) but Ordos official Wang Jian tol... (www.avweb.com) More...

Video: Wild Boeing 747-8 Takeoff

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It's not unusual for pilots to wave their wings after takeoff on special occasions, but a Boeing 747-8 freighter on a delivery flight from Paine Field recently took the maneuver to a new level when it performed the wave just after the wheels left the pavement. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Austin gets first schuedled 777 service

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British Airways will be upgrading the current 787 route to the 777-200ER. Which is big seeing as the route just launched this year. (airlineroute.net) More...

NTSB Taking Over Investigation Of 747 Crash In Afghanistan

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The NTSB announced today that will take over and complete the investigation into the April 29, 2013, crash of a National Airlines Boeing 747 at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. The cargo flight had originated at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, stopped at Bagram for fuel and was departing to fly to Dubai when it crashed shortly after takeoff. All seven crew members were killed in the accident and the airplane was destroyed. The a... (www.avweb.com) More...

Airports welcome bees to the flight plan

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Bees are helping with habitats and air quality while increasing their own populations. (www.mnn.com) More...

Extra long-haul: The 10 furthest airline routes

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At 06:26 local time on 1 October, the first Airbus A380 to serve the world’s longest scheduled air route – Dallas Fort Worth to Sydney – touched down in Australia’s largest city. It marked the 60th anniversary of Qantas’s transpacific service to the USA, which began with a Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation flight from Sydney to San Francisco in 1954. The Australian flag-carrier is operating the DFW flight six times a week with the A380, which replaced a Boeing 747-400ER on the route. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Expiration of Wright Amendment means big airline changes for Southwest cities

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For the past 34 years, federal law limited flights between Dallas Love Field to only airports in Texas and a handful of states. Those flight restrictions, known as the Wright Amendment, officially ended on Monday.... (www.stltoday.com) More...

US airlines raise base fares on domestic flights

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DALLAS • U.S. airlines are raising base fares on many domestic flights even though they are getting a windfall from lower fuel prices. (www.stltoday.com) More...

Plane Makes Emergency Landing As It Falls Apart On The Inside

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An American Airlines Boeing 757-200 was forced to return to San Francisco just a short time ago. Passengers on American flight 2293 from SFO to Dallas-Fort Worth witnessed cabin panels separating from the walls of the aircraft, accompanied by a loud bang as it happened. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) More...