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Incident: Westjet B737 near Los Angeles on Oct 5th 2016, fuel pressure problems

A Westjet Boeing 737-700, registration C-GUWS performing flight WS-1701 from Los Angeles,CA (USA) to Vancouver,BC (Canada) with 46 people on board, was enroute at FL360 about 140nm north of Los Angeles when the crew received a low fuel pressure indication and decided to return to Los Angeles for a safe landing about one hour after departure. ( Plus d'info...

This is what happens if you try to sneak a Galaxy Note 7 onto an airplane

In the wake of Samsung officially axing Galaxy Note 7 production last week, the FAA this past Friday banned all Note 7 devices from U.S. flights. Whereas previous bans prevented passengers from charging or using a Note 7 device in the air, the Note 7 is now classified as a forbidden hazardous material because it may "cause an ignition or a dangerous evolution of heat or become a fuel source for fire." ( Plus d'info...

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 ( Plus d'info...

Wow air to boost low-cost transatlantic flight options

Icelandic low-cost transatlantic airline Wow air has announced plans to increase the number of flights from London to its hub in Iceland to two per day, as well as increases to its onward long-haul services to California. ( Plus d'info...

Backlash at Ryanair plan to charge £6 to check in early

Unfare: Ryanair customers share their fury as the airline reduces its free check-in window – meaning passengers will have to download boarding passes abroad (or risk a £45 fine) ( Plus d'info...

The arcane world of Plane Spotting

In April 2014, a New York Times reporter passing through Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport spotted a small plane sporting a tiny but unmistakable American flag on its tail. Because of sanctions limiting commercial interaction between the US and Iran, the stars and stripes were a jarring and mysterious detail, enough to warrant a dispatch in the paper headlined “Iran Gets an Unlikely Visitor, an American Plane, but No One Seems to Know Why.” Reports credited spotters, for whom the “tracking of planes has… ( Plus d'info...

Incident: TUIFly B737 at Sonderborg on Oct 22nd 2016, runway excursion during turn to line up

A TUIFly Boeing 737-800, registration D-ATUK performing flight X3-8958 from Sonderborg (Denmark) to Palermo (Italy) with 185 passengers, was taxiing for departure from runway 14, however, the right main gear went off the paved surface of the turn pad disabling the aircraft. ( Plus d'info...

IATA predicts India to be third largest market by 2026

At present, India is the ninth largest aviation market in the world. ( Plus d'info...

The F-22 Raptor’s Successor Will Be Bigger and Faster Than a Typical Fighter

The U.S. Air Force wants a plane with more range and a heavier payload in the 2030s ( Plus d'info...


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