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US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday. (news.yahoo.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...

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...

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...

NASA Langley crashes a plane for science

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A small, single-engine plane nose-dived into the dirt Wednesday in Hampton, then flipped tail-over-nose onto its back. (www.dailypress.com) More...

Boeing's largest union calls McNerney job threat 'unacceptable'

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NEW YORK • The president of Boeing Co's largest union called "unacceptable" a threat by Boeing Chairman Jim McNerney to move jobs due to the uncertain future of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a sign of discord between the plane maker and its labor force. (www.stltoday.com) 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...

New TSA Chief Promises to Improve Airport Security

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The new head of the Transportation Security Administration vowed to tighten airport security, better train employees, and make security screenings “less invasive” for PreCheck members.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

A Bellanca 17 runs out of fuel lands on road adjacent to KTLH.

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Apparently the Bellanca ran out of fuel and landed on Capital Circle SW, adjacent to Tallahassee International. That portion of the road runs parallel to RWY 18/36. (www.wtxl.com) More...

Judge Grills Airline Lawyers Over His Lost Luggage

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Anyone whose luggage has been lost by an airline now has a patron saint in the form of Justice Peter Smith in Britain. (www.newser.com) More...

Airplane catches fire at Milwaukee's Timmerman Airport

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MILWAUKEE -- A single-engine plane caught on fire Wednesday evening at Milwaukee's Timmerman Airport. The plane had radioed in for a "go-around", or aborted landing, just before the fire, according to TODAY'S TMJ4's photojournalist Mark Was. There's no word yet on what caused the fire, or how many people were on board. (www.scrippsmedia.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...

How You Lose An Airplane In The 21st Century

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MORE THAN A year ago, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared from air traffic controller scopes on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The captain, with more than 18,000 hours of flight time, gave no warning and no mayday call. (www.wired.com) More...

Aer Lingus reveals short-haul Aer Space premium class

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Aer Lingus will debut a new premium cabin on its short-range UK and European flights towards the end of this year in an attempt to snare more of the business travel market. Dubbed Aer Space, the concept follows the 'EuroBusiness' model in which a standard economy class seating is marketed with add-on benefits designed to appeal to the corporate flyer. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Qantas set for Boeing 787 order as pilots approve new wage deal

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Qantas is now ready to place its first order for up to 50 Boeing 787-9s as long-haul pilots accept a new wage agreement which will include an 18-month pay freeze followed by annual increments of 3%. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

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