Squawks & Headlines ✈ General ✈ Popular (24 hours)

First A330-900 of WOW Air appears outside the FAL in Toulouse

Submitted
Toulouse - The first of four Airbus A330-900s of the WOW Air was photographed by a spotter outside the FAL in Toulouse. The A330-900 should be delivered to WOW Air by the end of the year. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Southwest Airlines cancels dozens of flights for engine inspections after passenger death

Submitted
Southwest Airlines canceled about 40 flights Sunday to perform fan blade inspections days after a passenger was partially sucked out of a window and killed. The cancellations were voluntary and part of an accelerated engine fan blade inspection program announced Tuesday, the airline said in a written statement. (www.dallasnews.com) More...

World's longest flight is set to get longer thanks to this Airbus jet

Submitted
The Ultra Long Range version of the A350 XWB - due to take on the world's longest flight - has successfully completed its first mission. (www.dailypost.co.uk) More...

Early 787 test plane is dismantled for reuse, recycling, or scrap

Submitted
Boeing’s Dreamliner No. 5, one of the six flight-test 787s, was too heavily re-worked to sell. Finally, Boeing is dismantling the aircraft, in a reminder that the now-popular jet had major birthing pains. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

United touts efficiency with first 737 Max delivery

Submitted
United Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max 9, marking the stretched Max variant's debut at a US carrier. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

What we know so far about the Southwest incident

Submitted
Philadelphia - A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia on April 17 after one of its engines had been severely damaged following the loss of a fan blade. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

It would be the world’s largest airplane. It’s being built by a billionaire. And it’s getting ready to fly.

Submitted
COLORADO SPRINGS — The massive airplane that Paul Allen’s aerospace company has been building in the California desert could fly for the first time as soon as this summer, officials said. (www.msn.com) More...

PAL bets on 'big data,' taps Airbus Flight Hour Services for its A350-900 fleet

Submitted
The country’s flag carrier Philippine Airlines on Monday said it has selected Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) to optimize and support the maintenance requirements of its A350-900 fleet. (news.abs-cbn.com) More...

Icelandair celebrates the arrival of its first 737 MAX 8 with a special flight of landscape photography

Submitted
Reykjavik - Icelandair has celebrated the arrival of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 with a special route over the landscapes and most remarkable sites of Iceland, inviting its passengers to take spectacular photos. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

1 dead in Southwest Airlines flight has uncontained engine failure

Submitted
PHILADELPHIA -- A Southwest Airlines jet apparently blew an engine and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window and damaged the fuselage Tuesday. Southwest Flight 1380 was flying at about 30,000 feet when the explosion took place. The incident killed one passenger and injured seven others, authorities said. The plane, a Boeing 737 bound from New York to Dallas with 149 people aboard, made an emergency landing in Philadelphia just before noon as passengers breathing through oxygen masks that… (www.cbsnews.com) More...

Passengers On Deadly Southwest Flight Receive $5,000 Checks

Submitted
The airline issued the payments after a Tuesday flight from New York City to Dallas was rocked by an engine explosion in midair, killing one passenger. The crippled jet made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. (www.yahoo.com) More...

Ryanair confirms 25 options for 737 MAX 8

Submitted
Dublin - The low-cost airline operator Ryanair has ordered 25 additional Boeing 737 MAX 8, bringing the total number of copies expected to 135. Today, on April 24, The American aircraft manufacturer and Irish flight specialist Ryanair announced the confirmation of existing options for 25 MAX 8, a contract estimated at $3 billion at list price. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Students treated to a B-24 Flight

Submitted
Lucky High School students treated to a flight aboard a World War II aircraft bomber, thanks to a generous WWII veteran (www.sandiegouniontribune.com) More...

Guam-bound Dreamliner returns to New Zealand after cabin air problem

Submitted
Air New Zealand Flight 99 returned to Auckland about two hours and 17 minutes into what was supposed to be a 10-hour flight, tracker flightaware.com shows. (www.postguam.com) More...

Alaska’s First A321neo In ‘More To Love’ Colors Is Ready To Fly (+Photos)

Submitted
MIAMI — Alaska Airlines unveiled its first Airbus A321neo sporting the colorful ‘More To Love’ livery through a post on its Instagram back in February. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Listen to the pilots of SWA1380 land the plane

Submitted
Audio has been condensed but includes all publicly available ATC transmissions to/from SWA1380 from the time they declared an emergency to the time they stopped on the ground. Audio quality of these feeds varies dramatically just due to distance to transmitters, A/D converters, interference, receivers, bandwidth, bitrate, compression, digital artifacts, dither, all that fun stuff, etc. (www.youtube.com) More...

Three injured as another plane window breaks

Submitted
A domestic Air India flight has added to an already eventful week in commercial aviation. Severe turbulence on a flight from from the north-western city of Amritsar to capital city Delhi saw a window detach at 15,000 feet - an event eerily similar to the Southwest Airlines 1380 incident last Tuesday. A video shows a flight attendant desperately attempting to fix a window panel on the 787 Dreamliner, which was violently shaken about shortly after take off last Thursday, the Daily Mail reported. (www.msn.com) More...

Air New Zealand loses two B787 Dreamliners to engine problem

Submitted
Eariler this month, European aviation regulator EASA ordered airlines to carry out earlier than usual maintenance checks on a specific part of the Trent 1000 engine compressor. (www.newshub.co.nz) More...

Unruly passenger Tasered, forcibly removed from American Airlines

Submitted
 
An unruly passenger was shot with a stun gun, arrested and forcibly removed from a American Airlines Miami-to-Chicago flight Sunday evening. A witness shot the dramatic video aboard the Miami-to-Chicago American Airlines flight Sunday night... (www.daviationnews.com) More...

Engine troubles force Air NZ B787 to make refueling stops

Submitted
 
Air New Zealand’s services to the United States and Japan have been affected by issues with some of its Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines on its Boeing 787-9s. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Login

Don't have an account? Register now (free) for customized features, flight alerts, and more!