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WestJet flight unexpectedly grounded in Greenland

A group of travellers aboard a WestJet flight destined for Canada were temporarily stranded in Greenland Tuesday after the plane was unexpectedly grounded. WestJet Flight 4 was headed to Toronto from London but was diverted when air traffic control and pilots deemed the plane was unsafe to fly about five hours into the flight, Winnipegger Zach Stein said. (www.cbc.ca) More...

Airbus offers a peek at its flying taxi

Airbus is developing an aircraft that can take off and land vertically. The vision is for Uber-like taxis that beat the traffic by flying over it. (money.cnn.com) More...

Cockpit Smoke Causes Lufthansa Emergency Landing

A Lufthansa Boeing 747 made an emergency landing in Canada after smoke was reported in the cockpit. The plane, on a flight from Frankfurt to Orlando with 345 passengers and 18 crew members onboard, landed at Gander Airport in Newfoundland. (avherald.com) More...

IATA predicts India to be third largest market by 2026

At present, India is the ninth largest aviation market in the world. (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

Researcher suggests another brief but fiery cause for MH370's disappearance

We know MH370 was suddenly taken off course. This theory doesn't involve rogue pilots, but bad luck and several design flaws (blogs.crikey.com.au) More...

Alaska Airlines Removes Passenger After He Catcalls Flight Attendant

Women do not enjoy being catcalled, whether they’re walking down the street or flying 36,000 feet in the air. And thanks to a swift move by Alaska Airlines, one flight attendant did not have to endure being harassed in her workplace. In a Facebook post that’s been shared more than 3,000 times, plane passenger Amber Nelson wrote that a man sitting behind her catcalled a flight attendant while she was demonstrating how to use a life vest in case of an emergency. (www.huffingtonpost.com) More...

Slump in value of sterling sees Ryanair cut earnings forecast

Ryanair has reduced its full year net profit guidance by five per cent as the value of sterling continues to fall. The low-cost carrier cut its forecasts from a previous range of €1.375-€1.425 billion to a new range of €1.30-€1.35 billion earlier. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

New Orleans Gets British Airways 787 Service

Starting March 2017 British Airways starts 4 times a week dreamliner service. (www.usatoday.com) More...

American Airlines jet flying from Shanghai makes unexpected landing in remote Alaskan town

An American Airlines jet carrying more than 100 people made an emergency landing in the Southwest Alaska community of Cold Bay Wednesday morning, with locals on standby to assist the new arrivals. (www.adn.com) More...


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