TransAsia ATR-72 Crash in Taiwan

TAIPEI – A domestic TransAsia Airways plane crashed on landing on an island off the west coast of typhoon-hit Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people, the Civil Aeronautics Administration said. The plane, a 70-seat turboprop ATR 72, crashed near the runway with 54 passengers and four crew on board, it … Continue reading

Malaysian MH17 Was Shootdown

A Malaysian Airlines B777-200 has been shot down on the Russian-Ukraine border, killing all 295 people on board, according to a Ukrainian interior ministry official. Flight MH17, which was carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew, was flying between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur after taking off at lunchtime today. The news … Continue reading

Malaysia Airlines B777-200 Crash in Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines B777-200, flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 280 passengers and 15 crew was enroute at FL330 50 NM northwest of Donetsk (Ukraine) when suddenly dissapeared from the air traffic control radar. Latest reports indicate that the burning wreckage was discovered near the Ukrainian – Russian … Continue reading

Air NZ Captain Locks Himself in the Cockpit

Two Air New Zealand pilots hav been suspended after a mid-air drama developed when the Captain locked the First Officer out of the cockpit. The incident occurred on a B777-200, flight NZ176 from Perth to Auckland on May 21, the aircraft was carrying 303 passengers plus crew. The captain locked … Continue reading

FAA ATPL Prerequisites Getting Harder

At end of July all requisites to obtain the FAA ATPL will change drastically. From August 1st., this year, the FAA will establish an onerous prerequisite that requires that anyone seeking to take the ATPL Written must have completed the – FAA Approved Airline Transport Pilot Certification Program – (FAR … Continue reading

Qantas A380 Returns to LAX After a Water Leak Floods Aisles

Qantas A380, flight QF94 bound to Melbourne – Australia, returned to Los Angeles this morning at 2:40 am after a water pipe started leaking heavily on the passenger cabin One Twitter report from a passenger described the leak as a “river of water running down the aisles”. The flight returned … Continue reading

First A320neo Reaches Completion

The assembly of Airbus’ first A320neo has been completed following painting of the aircraft and the mounting of Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines. MSN6101, which will be the first A320neo to fly, will soon start its ground tests to prepare for first flight. The flight test campaign for the A320neo … Continue reading

A350 XWB Test Fleet Completed with Milestone First Flight

The fifth and final A350 XWB flight test aircraft – which is designated MSN005 – took to the skies for the first time on 20 June 2014. This milestone maiden flight confirmed that the A350 XWB development programme is operating at full speed and on track for certification during the … Continue reading

Asiana Flight 214 Crash – NTSB Animation

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the flight crew’s mismanagement of the airplane’s descent during the visual approach, the pilot flying’s unintended deactivation of automatic airspeed control, the flight crew’s inadequate monitoring of airspeed, and the flight crew’s delayed execution of a … Continue reading

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