Miscellaneous

Poland presents its own report on the Tu-154 Smolensk crash in which the President was killed. It is very different from the official Russian one

THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND COMMITTEE FOR THE RE-INVESTIGATION OF THE TU-154M CRASH IN SMOLENSK, RUSSIA ANNOUNCEMENT The Committee for Re-Investigation of the Aircraft Accident at the Ministry...

Saudi Arabia intercepts a Houthi missile over Riyadh

And two drones were shot down by air defence forces in the south A ballistic missile was intercepted by Saudi Arabia over Riyadh and...

dnata to acquire Qantas’ catering businesses Q Catering

Global air services provider dnata has today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Qantas’ catering businesses. The agreement is subject to approval from...

Somalia intercepts UAE plane with $9.6 million

Somalia intercepts UAE plane with $9.6 million The money was found in three unmarked bags on a Royal Jet plane, the Somali interior ministry...

Industrial action by German union ver.di will affect the airports of Bremen, Cologne Bonn, Frankfurt and Munich on Tuesday 10 April

Several airports in Germany are bracing themselves for a severe industrial action by the German union ver.di on Tuesday 10 April. Flights between 03:00...

Two people died in a plane crash near Daytona Beach

Two people have died in a plane crash near Daytona Beach, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. The crash was reported by a witness about...

Emirates reveals SkyLounge (on 1 April) for Boeing 777X fleet

Emirates reveals SkyLounge, the most exclusive Onboard Lounge to be introduced on its Boeing 777X fleet from 2020. A completely transparent lounge with unmatched...

Chinese satellite Tiangong-1 is out of control and will crash on earth on Sunday

Tiangong-1, a Chinese satellite, is on final approach into earth but nobody knows where or when it will crash-land. China lost control of this satellite...

[Aviation incidents] IndiGo ATR-72 tire burst on landing – Two Aeromar ATR-42 seriously damaged in ground collision – Linea Aerea Amaszonas Metroliner overran runway

Next to the ground collision with Germania and El Al at Tel Aviv airport another series of aviation incidents occurred this week, all reported...

Cabin crew strike in Portugal – Ryanair cancels 20 flights

Ryanair cancelled at least 20 flights to and from airports in Portugal on Thursday on the first of three days of planned strikes by...

Mile high club: 11,179 people surveyed and details exposed

How to have sex on a plane Technically it’s not really the mile high club as a plane cruises at 37,000ft which is 7 miles....

[Update] French national strike (22 March 2018) and Air France strike (23 March 2018)

A national strike in France -and the first air traffic control strike of this year- is causing extensive flight delays and cancellations, the impact...

Ryanair calls (again) on French Government and European Commission to prevent French ATC strike

RYANAIR CALLS ON FRENCH GOVT & EU COMMISSION TO PREVENT FRENCH ATC UNIONS HOLDING CUSTOMERS TO RANSOM Ryanair today (21 Mar) called on the French...

Bombardier statement about Q400 aircraft accident in Nepal

Everyone at Bombardier is saddened by the tragic event involving the Q400 aircraft. We extend our sympathies to the families of those whose lives...

Liberty Helicopters Eurocopter AS350 has crashed in NY’s East River; five passengers died

A Liberty Helicopters Eurocopter AS350 chopper that had been chartered for a private photo shoot, has crashed in New York's East River after an...

Private Turkish plane crashes in Southwestern Iran: 11 dead

Iranian state TV reported citing aviation official that the crashed aircraft, a Bombardier Challenger 600 (reg.TC-TRB), was heading from the city of Sharjah in...

The end of the mystery around the disappearance of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart in 1937

It is a mystery that researchers and aviation buffs have been trying to solve for decades: what happened to this American woman who was...

HE Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi visits Etihad Aviation Group to celebrate International Women’s Day

Etihad Aviation Group has marked the 2018 International Women’s Day with a week of engaging activities featuring a number of leading women from across...

Women with Altitude: Tribute to women in aviation – International Women’s Day

Female empowerment is a hotter topic than ever, and International Women’s Day (8 March) is set to be more inspiring than ever before. And to...

Today, International Women’s Day is celebrated, also in the aviation industry

To commemorate the movement for women's rights, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. Below a selection of tweets from...