Add to MyYahoo RSS

Aircraft News

News on Aircraft continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

39 min ago | West Australian

Lufthansa pilots to strike in Frankfurt on Tuesday

Lufthansa pilots will hold an eight-hour strike on Tuesday, wiping out flights from its Frankfurt hub, union Vereinigung Cockpit said on Monday, announcing the fourth strike by the pilots to hit the German airline within three weeks. The proposed strike on Tuesday will run from 0800-1600 BST, the union said.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft

1 hr ago | Post and Courier

China assembly line idea didn't fly for Boeing

In a reassuring move for the company's U.S. aircraft manufac- turing sites, including North Charleston, an executive said the aerospace giant won't be setting up a final assembly line in China, an emerging air-travel giant. Ian Thomas, president of Boeing China, told Flightglobal in Beijing last week that the planemaker studied the idea but made a strategic decision not to proceed.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Boeing 747, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 787, Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Ars Technica

A closer look at the space shuttle that never got to space

Space Shuttle Enterprise : namesake of the Star Trek spaceship, and one of NASA's greatest, and biggest, behind-the-scenes testing tools. NEW YORK-The space shuttle Enterprise has been ensconced aboard the USS Intrepid for just over two years.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA, Boeing 747, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft

Sydney Morning Herald

Sun and wind Alter German's energy landscape, leaving utilities behind

Of all the developed nations, few have pushed harder than Germany to find a solution to global warming. And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Activism, Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy


John Travolta's House Is A Functional Airport With 2 Runways For His Private Planes

John Travolta is a certified private pilot who owns five aircraft , so it's only fitting that the 60-year-old actor's Florida home has two runways that lead directly to his front door. "We designed the house for the jets and to have at our access the world at a moment's notice, and we succeeded at that," a bearded Travolta said during an interview Thursday on Australia's "Today."


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Flying, Boeing Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 707, Movies, Entertainment


AI Set to Send Pilots to Fill Shortfall in Express Service

The Air India board has cleared a proposal for sending its pilots on deputation to its budget arm, Air India Express, which has been facing shortage of commanders for some time now, airline sources said today. The move would help Air India, which may face the problem of having excess pilots as the airline's Boeing 777-200 LR fleet is being phased out and shrinking, they said.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 777

DNA India

Jet pilots bash media for 'misreporting', launch own technical cell for analysis

Criticising sections of the media for misreporting on a recent incident involving loss of altitude by a plane, the pilots' union of private carrier Jet Airways today said it is forming a 'technical cell' to provide the right perspective on civil aviation issues. The National Aviation Guild , the Jet pilots' union, said a 2,900 ft drop in altitude by a Jet Airways Boeing 777 last month was erroneously reported as a 5,000 ft plunge by the media.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 777, Boeing Aircraft

Marlborough diamond couple turn clock back six decades

Diamond couple Nev and Terry Cooper celebrated 60 years together with a return visit to the hotel where they spent their honeymoon. The couple both lived in Newquay in Cornwall and met in 1952 where Mrs Cooper, now 79, was training to be a choreographer and taught Mr Cooper, 81, ballroom dancing.


Related Topix: Avro Lancaster, Military Aircraft, Avro Aircraft, Wiltshire County, England, Wedding

Knco radio

Dog Bar Fire Update 7pm

The BAe-146 was originally manufactured by BAe Systems . This aircraft, which is considered a prototype next generation airtanker, is turbine powered; can carry approximately 3,000 gallons of retardant; and has a cruising speed in excess of 330 knots.


Related Topix: Fire, Commercial Aircraft, BAe 146, BAe Aircraft, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Chico, CA, Alta Sierra, CA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Malaysia Airlines flight turned around

A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to turn around due to an auto-pilot defect, landing safely early Sunday, said the carrier already reeling from the loss of two planes this year. Flight MH198 from Kuala Lumpur to Hyderabad in India departed late Saturday, but the Boeing 737-800 turned back due to an auto-pilot defect.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737

South China Morning Post

Long road to justice for relatives of MH17 victims

The preliminary report of an investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 falls well short of bringing closure to those mourning the deaths of the 298 people on board. It found the Boeing 777 aircraft was likely penetrated from the outside by multiple "high energy objects" before breaking up in flight over war-torn eastern Ukraine, which is consistent with a missile strike.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 777, Boeing Aircraft, Opinion

The Motley Fool

Meet the Newest Planes From Boeing, Airbus, and Bombardier

With the airline industry posting big profits, there's big money to be made in commercial aerospace manufacturing. As Boeing A major technological shift is happening in the automotive industry.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Airbus A350, Airbus Aircraft, Boeing 787, Boeing 777, Civil Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus A320

U.S. Naval Institute

Two NATO Ships Leave Black Sea

USS Ross stands by during a nighttime passenger transfer during exercise Sea Breeze 2014 on Sept. 9, 2014.


Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US Military, US Navy, US News, Sukhoi Aircraft, Sukhoi Su-24, Military Aircraft

Business Journal

Jetstar to fly Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Australia-Honolulu route

Boeing Dreamliner #3 touches down at Sydney International Airport in May 2012, in the final leg of the Dreamtour, in this file photo. Jetstar plans to begin using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on flights between Australia and Hawaii.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 787, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A330

Basingstoke Gazette

Tank stars at show

Matthew Carvalho from Bovington Tank Museum and the replica Mark 1 tank which will be at today's Romsey Show He's the man at the controls of the replica Mark 1 First World War tank which will be one of the stars of the show. The film makers came to Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset to look at their original Mark 1 and when their replica had done its duty on film the museum bought it from them.


Related Topix: Sopwith Triplane, Sopwith Aircraft, Military Aircraft

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Daily Breeze

Boeing opens new Operations Center in Seal Beach

Boeing officials open their new customer support operations center at their facility in Seal Beach, CA on Friday, September 12, 2014. After the opening, employees get a chance to look over the state of the art facility.


Related Topix: Boeing 747, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Boeing 777, Boeing 767, Seal Beach, CA

Express India

Boeing delivers fifth maritime patrol aircraft to Indian Navy

Boeing has delivered the fifth maritime patrol aircraft to India as part of a deal for eight aircraft to support the Indian Navy's maritime patrol requirements. The P-8I aircraft incorporates not only India-unique design features, but also Indian-built sub-systems that are tailored to meet the country's maritime patrol requirements.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, US Military, US Navy, US News


Plane's quiet visit to Perth

The world's quietist and most advanced commercial passenger plane, the 302-seat Boeing 787-9, will touch down in Perth for the first time this evening in the colours of Air New Zealand. And the arrival is the first of many 787s to visit Perth soon, with Scoot to introduce the plane in the coming months.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 787, Transportation, Airlines, Air New Zealand

West Australian

Boeing, Airbus seriously studying speeding factories

Boeing Co and European rival Airbus said on Thursday they are both considering seriously whether to make their best-selling narrow-body jetliners at faster rates, news that may cheer investors in the short term but could raise longer-term market concerns. Airbus is studying whether to increase production of its best-selling A320-family aircraft beyond the record level of 46 jets a month already targeted for 2016, and a decision could come by year-end, Airbus Americas President Barry Eccleston told the Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit in Washington.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Civil Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320

The Lebanon Daily News

Shooting down of MH17 'most likely' scenario

The chief Dutch prosecutor overseeing the criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 says that the plane being shot down from the ground is the "most likely" scenario being probed by dozens of investigators. Fred Westerbeke of the Dutch National Prosecutors Office told reporters Friday that the shooting-down scenario "is the one getting the most attention now" in the international criminal investigation into the July 17 downing of the Boeing 777 over eastern Ukraine.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 777