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Boeing plans new aircraft launch by end-year

Despite spending months pleading for patience, Boeing executives are now telling employees a launch decision for a new airliner aimed at the “middle of the market” (MOM) could be made by the end of the year. In an all-hands meeting with employees on 10 February in Seattle, Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief executive Ray Conner said the new project could be launched as early as 2016, sources say. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Expert: Close Calls in the Sky – ‘A Catastrophe Waiting to Happen’

A KHOU 11 I-Team investigation uncovers the rising number of close calls between airplanes as FAA statistics show the number of flights worked by air traffic controllers fell by more than 1.5 million (www.khou.com) More...

Watch This Absurd 10-Minute Video on How to Land a Plane In an Emergency

Tim Morgan, a commercial pilot with years of experience, has created a ten minute video he claims will help anyone safely land a 737 in an emergency. The notion that someone could plop down in a cockpit, with zero experience, and pilot a 737 to a safe landing is ludicrous, but that doesn’t make this video any less fascinating. (gizmodo.com) More...

Boeing stock price tumbles on fraud report

Boeing’s stock price is flirting with setting a one-day decline record on 11 February after a morning news report linked the company to a fraud investigation. The Bloomberg news report cited anonymous sources saying the US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Boeing’s programme accounting methods on the 787 and 747-8. Boeing executives “typically do not comment on media inquiries of this nature”, a spokesman says. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Why do girls think they can't be airplane pilots?

On boarding a BA flight to Finland in December, my four-year-old daughter was invited into the cockpit to look around. (www.theaviationnews.net) More...

Take a look at these fantastic air-to-air photographs of the F-35 during its first transatlantic crossing

Cool photographs of a historic achievement. On Feb. 5, the an F-35A landed at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Mariland, marking the successful ending of JSF’s first ever transatlantic flight. It was pretty much an Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) achievement: the aircraft was the ItAF’s first F-35, the first JSF built outside the U.S., piloted by one of the two ItAF test pilots, belonging to the Reparto Sperimentale Volo (Test Wing) from Pratica di Mare, who successfully completed the… (theaviationist.com) More...

Emirates Airbus A-380-800 at Melbourne on Feb 12th 2016, burst tyres on landing

An Emirates Airbus A380-800, registration A6-EEF (we have totally zero listed reports for the aircraft registration within the report and Emirates is featured in up to 56 incidents or accidents so far) performing flight EK-406 (dep Feb 11th) from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Melbourne,VI (Australia), landed on Melbourne's runway 16, slowed safely and taxied to the terminal with the crew maintaining routine communication. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Employees at Delta Air Lines take home part of largest profit sharing payout in U.S. history

Delta breaks two records: largest payout, largest greeting card Delta employees today receive their portion of the company’s $1.5 billion profit sharing earned in 2015 – the largest payout in the history of corporate profit sharing programs. Individual payouts equal more than 21 percent of employees’ eligible 2015 earnings. “We are often asked what makes Delta different,” said Delta’s Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson and President Ed Bastian in a memo sent to employees today. “The… (www.aviationgazette.com) More...


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