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Expressjet Embraer ERJ-145 near Cleveland on May 1st 2016, spectacular computer failure

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An Expressjet Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of United, registration N16559 (there are currently a total of zero reports registered for this aircraft and the airline Expressjet itself has been mentioned in 78 accidents or incidents) performing flight EV-4036/UA-4036 from Wilkes-Barre,PA to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA), was enroute at FL360 about 150nm eastnortheast of Cleveland,OH (USA) when the crew descended the aircraft to FL280 due to a computer problem. The crew subsequently decided to divert to… (www.aeroinside.com) More...

JetBlue and Bombardier Are Talking About the CSeries Again

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JetBlue Airways Corp. resumed talks with Bombardier Inc. about a possible order of the planemaker’s CSeries aircraft, after a pause in discussions, people familiar with the matter said. (montrealgazette.com) More...

The MegaJet Arrives – A380 Service Begins at Vancouver

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The A380 replaces British Airways’ daily London-YVR Boeing 747 service for the summer season. (www.airlinereporter.com) More...

Twin-tailed Airbus Zephyr completes maiden flight

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Airbus Defence & Space has carried out the maiden flight of a larger twin-tailed variant of its Zephyr high-altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS). The Zephyr T has four times the payload capacity of the current Zephyr 8 at 20kg (44lb), and has been developed as a result of customer requirements for the HAPS to be able to carry a radar. Three flight tests have been carried out since the first one in January. (aviationsquad.com) More...

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