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MH370 Latest: Experts Analyse Wreckage Of Plane Wing Found On Reunion Island

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The purported discovery of plane debris washed up on a remote island off the African coast is the subject of speculation it could be from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. A part, believed to be from a Boeing 777 – which matches the doomed MH370 aircraft – has been found on the west coast of Reunion Island, in the western portion of the Indian Ocean. (www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) More...

Kentucky Man Arrested After Shooting Down Drone; cites right to privacy

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Hillview, Kentucky resident William H. Merideth describes his weekend: "Sunday afternoon, the kids – my girls – were out on the back deck, and the neighbors were out in their yard. And they come in and said, 'Dad, there's a drone out here, flying over everybody's yard.'" Merideth grabbed his shotgun and waited to see if the drone crossed over his property. When it did, he took aim and shot it out of the sky. The owners showed up shortly, and the police right after. He was arrested and… (www.wdrb.com) More...

Opinion: The Airbus A380NEO is a Good Idea

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First things first; I am sick and tired of all the A380 hate. I get it; it’s not made by Boeing and doesn’t fit the U.S. major route network. Here’s the thing: that doesn’t make it a terrible aircraft and an absolute aviation sin. I am tired of reading comments from people saying, “Since Delta never ordered it, it must be too big.” No one also wants to hear your comments about how the A380 only works for “government-subsidized airlines,” or, “how all the other airlines that operate it regret… (www.airlinereporter.com) More...

CPA 884 Diverts to Shemya

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CPA reports that flight 884 HKG-LAX today diverted to Shemya, Alaska due to smoke in the aircraft. (www.cathaypacific.com) More...

BA274 in Bomb hoax diverted

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A British Airways flight travelling from Las Vegas to London Heathrow has been diverted to Montreal after reports of a bomb threat. Photographs taken from the airport show a dozen police cars racing to flight BA274, carrying 312 passengers, which made an emergency landing at Trudeau Airport in Dorval at 5.47am local time. Montreal police and British Airways said the pilot made a request to land the plane following an 'emergency' during the flight. Read more:… (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

Virgin posts $93.8mln net loss for 2014/15

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Virgin Australia says cost reductions and the improved performance of its low-cost subsidiary Tigerair Australia have led to a reduced full year loss of $93.8 million for 2014/15. (australianaviation.com.au) More...

American Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Orlando Int'l Airport

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An American Airlines flight that departed from Chicago and was headed to Orlando made an emergency landing Wednesday morning at Orlando International Airport after an engine indicator came on prior to landing, airport officials said. More information avaliable in link. (www.mynews13.com) More...

France aiming for two more Rafale deals by early 2016, sources say

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PARIS • France is confident of winning two more foreign orders for its Rafale fighter jet by the beginning of next year as it seeks to extend a spate of recent export successes, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. (www.stltoday.com) More...

Video: F-4 Phantom II Rockets out of Tyndall AFB for the Last Time

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Final departure of the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron's last QF-4 Phantom on Tyndall AFB, Fla. Lt. Col Todd Houchins, 53rd Test Support Squadron commander, will fly the QF-4 cross-country to Holloman AFB, New Mexico, where the jet will remain for its final missions. (youtu.be) More...

British Airways Fleet Changes in Last 10 yrs (Infographic)

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British Airways, the third largest airline by fleet size in Western Europe, made many alterations to its fleet over the last 10 years. Here is a comparative infographic of British Airways' fleet changes from 2005 to 2015... (aviationweek.com) More...

United Airlines Computers Reportedly Hacked

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United Airlines, the world’s second largest airline, had its computer systems breached by hackers in the spring. The breach, which was not publicly reported, is believed to be the work of the same hackers who have hit other large targets in recent months ... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Frontier to Link Philly with Fort Myers and Montego Bay

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Frontier Airlines announced plans to add flights from Philadelphia International Airport to Fort Myers, Florida and Montego Bay, Jamaica. Both flights will begin October 25, 2015... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Eight new routes: Frontier Airlines connects the dots on its route map

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Frontier Airlines announced eight new routes Tuesday, adding nonstop connections among cities it already serves. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Airbus starts design of hybrid-electric 100-seater

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In less than two decades, Airbus’s concept for the VoltAir E-Fan could spawn a new family of 100-seat regional airliners with a hybrid-electric propulsion system anchored by diesel engines sending 6MW of power to a row of electric thrusters. The potential 100-seat aircraft is still early in the design phase, but Airbus already appears to be leaning toward a familiar configuration. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Russia's Putin says opposes MH17 tribunal ahead of U.N. vote

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he opposed the creation of an international tribunal to prosecute those who shot down a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, hours before a U.N. vote on such a proposal. (news.yahoo.com) More...

New aviation firm to take off in Cork

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A specialist British firm is developing a new business aviation centre at Cork Airport — a move which will boost lucrative executive and private jet and helicopter business. (www.irishexaminer.com) More...

Revealed: Emirates two-class Airbus A380 seat map

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Emirates' revamped two-class Airbus A380 swaps 14 first class suites for 120 economy seats... (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Scoot eyes flights to Europe, Gulf states

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Singapore Airlines-backed Scoot is sizing up new destinations across the Middle East and Europe to serve from its Singapore hub, potentially giving Australian travellers a new low-cost, one-stop option on those longer journeys... (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

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