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North Korea Has The "World’s Worst Airline"

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A flight on Air Koryo, North Korea’s state airline. (www.buzzfeed.com) More...

LMI to supply parts for new Gulfstream business jets

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LMI Aerospace has received contracts to supply bonded fuselage panels and other parts for the Gulfstream's new business jets, the G500 and the G600. (www.stltoday.com) More...

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...

It's a buyer's market for used private jets

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Suddenly, private jets are affordable. Well, "affordable" in a relative sense. Nice article from CNBC (www.cnbc.com) More...

Regional jet makes emergency landing at DuPage County Airport

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This was Skywest 5290. Looks like they were being vectored for 10C at KORD then "reported problems making right turns and holding the assigned altitude." http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW5290/history/20141020/2023Z/KAVL/KORD (www.chicagotribune.com) More...

A Lounge in the Sky: A Look at China Airlines' Swanky New Plane

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Just wait'll you read the details about this baby's interior. And we're still stuck sitting with our knees under our chins! Oh well. (www.yahoo.com) More...

Honda HF120 Engines To Go Into Citations

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GE Honda announced at the NBAA convention in Orlando this week that its HF120 engine will soon have a retrofit for the CitationJet, the CJ1 and the CJ1+. The retrofit STC will be carried out by Sierra Industries, a well-known Texas-based mod house with wide experience in the Citation line. GE Honda claims the HF120 will provide the Cita... (www.avweb.com) More...

After 50 years, Japan set to launch a new commercial passenger plane

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Japan is set to make its mark in the skies with its first new commercial jet in more than 50 years, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, or MRJ. (www.cnn.com) More...

One Of The World's Largest Oil Companies CEO Dies In Plane Crash

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A French built Dassault Falcon 50 corporate jet (F-GLSA) departing from Moscow's Vnukovo Airport for Paris crashed on Monday killing all four onboard. One of the passengers onboard was the CEO of France’s oil and (avstop.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...

Another super jumbo shook A380 in Mum

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People inside an Airbus A380 feel very safe because they know they are inside the world's largest commercial airliner. But now, they would do well to be wary of another aircraft of the same size. The severe turbulence caused on a Mumbai-bound Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus A380 that left 22 people on board injured on Saturday night may have been caused by another A380. Preliminary investigation by the directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) has indicated that another super jumbo may have… (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com) More...

This Mitsubishi Regional Jet Is Japan's First New Airliner In 50 Years

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The Mitsubishi Regional Jet, or MRJ, is Japan's first newly produced commercial aircraft in nearly fifty years, and it's one sweet-looking ride. Four years behind schedule, and powered by Pratt & Whitney, this medium-sized regional jet carries big hopes for Japan's aerospace industry. (flightclub.jalopnik.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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Man Killed In Plane Crash Near Big Bear

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BIG BEAR (CBSLA.com) — A plane crash killed a man Monday in the San Bernardino Mountains. The plane took off from Big Bear airport around 11 a.m. and crashed shortly after. It was found near Grout Bay Campground in Fawnskin, the San Bernardino County Fire Department said. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

Okay, this has got to have a story.

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Not sure what the story is. Someone here has got to know.... (img.brainjet.com) More...

Flying through Flaming Sunset Cloulds

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6,000'Flight level sunset clould flight 1950 B0nanza 1955 Comanche~ Departed KMGJ (vimeo.com) 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...

Mystery Flying Man over UK

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Commercial pilots are reporting a man flying along with them over Macclesfield, UK. (autos.yahoo.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...

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...

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...

SIA flight hit by turbulence; 22 hurt

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SINGAPORE: Eight passengers and 14 crew members were injured on Saturday (Oct 18) when a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight from Singapore to Mumbai was hit by turbulence on descent. (www.channelnewsasia.com) 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...

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...

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...

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...

Air Canada flight attendants to wear gloves for Ebola protection

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Air Canada has granted a union request to let flight attendants sport gloves to protect themselves against Ebola. The union asked the airline if its flight attendants could wear the gloves provided for food handling and bathroom cleaning while collecting passenger cabin waste. "We have no objections for the elective use of gloves under these circumstances," Air Canada wrote in a letter to the union. (www.canoe.ca) More...

Mitsubishi Regional Jet

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The first passenger aircraft to be made in Japan in nearly four decades was unveiled with an eye to taking on industry giants Embraer and Bombardier (news.yahoo.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...

Secretive X-37B space plane returns to Earth, two years on

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The intriguingly long mission of the unmanned X-37B has come to a conclusion at last. But the mystery of the mission lingers on. The US Air Force space plane, one of just two X-37B vehicles in the Pentagon's inventory, landed Friday morning under the auspices of the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after 674 days in space -- that is, 22 months. And that's about all that the space plane's handlers would say about the mission, aside from the terse statement that it… (www.facebook.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...

Pistole Stepping Down as TSA Administrator

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John Pistole, the administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, whose decision to put in place more aggressive pat-downs and full body scans at airports drew wide criticism, announces retirement effective year-end. http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/16/politics/tsa-pistole-retiring/ (www.nytimes.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...

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...

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...

Short Final: Aviation Humor from Avweb.com

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One day at Spangdahlem Air Base (Germany GCA), I was working a couple of F-16s. One was on the go for his last approach. Me: "Callsign, reset transponder, squawk XXXX, and ident." Pilot: "Roger. XXXX on the flash." Me: "Callsign, radar contact." [after a moment] Me: "Callsign, your ident feature ap... (www.avweb.com) More...

Ebola Patient Jet Made More Flights

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Despite Frontier Airlines stating that it grounded the jet that carried a Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola immediately after it was notified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it had made five additional flights before it was parked. Frontier said it was notified late Tuesday night by the CDC about the patient, who had flown on Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on the last trip of the day on Monday—however, by the time of the notification, the… (www.avweb.com) 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...

Marines: We’ll Deploy F-35 On Time

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The U.S. Marine Corps announced that it is determined to meet its goal of having its first squadron of 10 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighters ready for combat in July 2015. In an interview with Reuters, outgoing Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos was asked if the Marines would miss the target date for declaring an initial operational capability (IOC). He responded, “It’s too soon to flinch. It’s a tight timeline, but I think it’s doable. I’m a realist. If it’s August, it’s August . . . There… (www.avweb.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...

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...

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...

Relief efforts: Homebuilts can help! (Kit Planes - January 2012)

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The aviation community, ourselves included, moved into action. Banyan Air Services at Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE), known for its generosity during the initial earthquake crisis in Haiti, provided a staging area for the Bahamas Habitat coordinator, Cameron King, and her staff. Cathy Ahles of Premier Aircraft Services contributed donated supplies, which were stuffed into 5-gallon buckets—also good for bailing, cleaning and carrying water). Twenty aircraft and pilots then proceeded to… (www.kitplanes.com) More...