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Pilot of plane intoxicated at time of crash, Florida airport official says

Christopher Hall arrested after crash at Melbourne, FL airport (www.clickorlando.com) More...

NZAA to trail new flight path into Auckland

the Auckland airport Cooperation is trailing a new flight path into NZAA/AKL to reduce the noise levels and save on fuel burn fo big wide bodied aircraft using the approach path into AKL. I can remember back into the 1980"s this looks to be the actual flight path used before with DC10-30 and 747-100/200 series aircraft operated by Air NZ, Qantas, PAN AM, Continental. Strange they want to use the same flight path, also with the new third runway that would cut a fine line for aircraft on… (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

New Berlin Brandenburg Airport expects to open in 2H of 2017

The new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER) now expects open in the second half of 2017. Costs have now risen to €5.4 billion ($5.9 billion) for the much-delayed airport, which was originally scheduled to open in October 2011. Construction problems and technical issues have delayed the opening several times. BER said in a statement that some of the milestones for the completion of BER—such as requirements to complete of the smoke extraction system, which also affects delivery bays—are… (atwonline.com) More...

NATA Aims To Improve Misfueling Awareness

On August 27 last year a Cessna 421C on a medevac flight crashed on initial climb out of Las Cruces, N.M., killing the pilot, two medical workers and the patient. Less than six months later, that sequence was repeated when a Piper PA-46 Malibu went down just after takeoff from Felts Field Airport in Spokane, Wash., killing the lone occupant. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Transaero: No Plans to Offer A380 Service on Moscow-New York Route

Transaero Airlines issued a statement saying it had no plans to operate an Airbus A380 from Moscow to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The announcement came as a response to various media reports announcing plans to launch the service.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

American Airlines to be first airline to fly Airbus A321s to Hawaii

American Airlines will phase out its Boeing 757-200 aircraft on some of its Hawaii routes and replace them with the single-aisle Airbus A321 aircraft, according to a report from Airways News. The aircraft will have wing sharklets to extend its range and will be a subfleet of its A321 operations with Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards, or ETOPS, certification. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

Airline Smackdown! The Results Might Surprise You.

An Airline Smackdown: The Good, the Bad, and the Overrated. Take a ride with four of the industry's most elite carriers -- Singapore, Emirates, Cathay Pacific and Qatar. The results might surprise you. And are U.S. carriers finally closing the gap? Photos and commentary from Patrick Smith of Ask the Pilot fame. (www.askthepilot.com) More...

FlightSimCon Set for June 13, 14

FlightSimCon returns for it's third year, taking place at the New England Air Museum at Bradley International Airport, just north of Hartford, CT, USA. Attendance is expected from Aerosoft, Saitek, Dovetail, VATSIM, PC Pilot, Boston Virtual ATC, amongst other organizations. (www.aopa.org) More...

Delta Takes Delivery of the First 242 Ton Airbus A330

Today, Delta Air Lines took delivery of the first ever Airbus A330-300 with a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 242 tons. This improved variant of the A330, known as the “A330-300 242T”, allows airlines to fly with higher payloads (more passengers & cargo) on longer routes more efficiently than ever before. (wp.me) More...

Malaysia Airlines to fly A380 on Sydney-Kuala Lumpur route

Malaysia Airlines will fly its A380 on the Sydney-Kuala Lumpur route, but only for the next two weeks :( (www.ausbt.com.au) More...


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