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Bus Strikes Plane at Atlanta Airport, No Injuries

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American Airlines passengers suffered a rough arrival after a bus slammed into their plane at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Friday night. The bus struck Flight 232 as it waited at a gate shortly after landing in Atlanta, Georgia, from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, according to American Airlines spokesperson Liz Landau. (www.nbcnews.com) More...

Beijing to Streamline Approval Time for Private Jets

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Beijing aims to give aviation a lift by streamlining the time it takes to approve low-altitude flights for private and commercial jets. The air traffic control commission of the State Council and the Central Military Commission agreed to simplify flight approvals for general aviation next year, the PLA Daily reported yesterday. The changes, which apply to all civilian flights except those by scheduled passenger airlines, will be covered in national aviation legislation due to be drafted next… (www.scmp.com) More...

(Video) Rocket Through The Majestic Cascade Mountains In An F-15E Strike Eagle

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This is quite possibly the best F-15E Strike Eagle video of all time. F-15E cockpit videos are rare to begin with, but one that shows the 'Mud Hen' in its natural, low-level environment in brilliant HD is even rarer. Amazing. (www.youtube.com) More...

Is United Airlines really that bad?

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It's true that United receives a lot of customer complaints. But it is important to put those complaints in context, and recognise that United is not uniquely bad. For the past few years, independent rankings such as those compiled by Consumer Reports tell a mostly consistent story about the American airline industry. There are a few decent airlines, which also happen to be relatively small (Virgin, Southwest, JetBlue, Hawaiian and Alaskan). American, US Airways and United are interchangeably… (www.economist.com) More...

British Airways plane makes second unplanned landing in three days

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A British Airways plane is being examined for faults after its crew twice had to make unscheduled landings in three days. On both occasions the Boeing 777 had to to touch down at Shannon airport in Ireland due to what BA described as technical issues. In the first incident on Friday the plane was flying from Heathrow airport to Boston, USA, when it put down at Shannon. After being checked over, the plane carried on to Boston. (www.msn.com) More...

Why the Boeing 787 Dreamliner looks good, but not beautiful

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Pilot and aviation blogger Patrick Smith wonders if the Boeing 787 Dreamliner a flawed beauty... (www.ausbt.com.au) More...