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Airlines Cancel Flights to Taiwan Due to Typhoon Dujuan

Hundreds of flights to and from Taiwan have been affected due to the approach of Typhoon Dujuan on Monday. Xiamen Airlines (MF) announced it has cancelled all flights to and from Taiwan on Monday affected by super Typhoon Dujuan, which landed in Taiwan early this morning. The involved flights are MF881, MF882, MF883, MF884, MF887, MF888, MF879 and MF880, between Fuzhou, Xiamen and Tai...

Record Number of Guns Found in U.S. Airport Searches: TSA

U.S. airport security agents discovered a record 67 firearms in luggage passengers intended to carry on to airplanes during one week in September, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Of the 67 firearms found during the week ended Sep. 17, 56 were loaded and 26 had a round in the chamber, the TSA reported. The tally set a new weekly record. The prior record was 65 fire...

Passenger Who Tried to Open Plane Door at 30,000Ft "Thought It Was a Toilet"

A passenger who was banned for trying to open a jet door at 30,000ft claims he mistook it for the toilet. James Gray was fined EUR600 by KLM after the incident on an Edinburgh to Amsterdam to flight, and was told he can't fly with them for five years. He says airline staff accused him of trying to open the door of the plane, but he insists he only touched the handle after confusing it fo...

China on Orange Alert for Super Typhoon Dujuan

The National Meteorological Center (NMC) on Sunday issued an orange alert for the approaching super typhoon Dujuan, which is expected to batter China's southeastern regions. Dujuan will land in coastal province of Fujian on Tuesday morning after sweeping across Taiwan, bringing gales, torrential rain and high waves to these regions, the NMC forecasted. China Southern, the country's l...

Ameco Completed 2nd A330 Landing Gear Repair

Ameco completed A330 landing gear troubleshooting for one Chinese domestic customer at the end of this August. It's the 2nd time to do such a work since Ameco got related authorization from FAA, CAAC and EASA last year. As the first MRO provider in China to perform A330 landing gear overhaul capability, Ameco also services A320/321 and Boeing 737NG/747.

Jetstar Ends A330 Operations, Moves to All-787-8 Long-Haul Fleet

Jetstar has completed the transition of its long-haul flying to an all-Boeing 787-8 operation and returned the last Airbus A330-200 in its fleet back to Qantas. The final A330 service touched down on Saturday, with VH-EBE operating flight JQ6 from Honolulu to Brisbane landing just before 1700 local time. It marks the end of a two-year transition from the A330 to the 787-8, following delivery...

Air India to Start Direct Flight of Delhi-San Francisco from Dec. 2

Air India on Sunday announced it would connect Delhi to Silicon Valley hub San Francisco with a non-stop Boeing 777-200LR flight from December 2. This will be the first non-stop flight to operate on the route. San Francisco will become Air India's fourth destination in the United States. It operates daily non-stop flights to New York, Newark and Chicago. "It is a big move by Air India,...

Incident: Gol B738 at Rio de Janeiro on Sep. 25, Runway Excursion During Taxi

A Gol Linhas Aereas Boeing 737-800, registration PR-GXP performing flight G3-1668 from Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont, RJ to Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil), was taxiing for departure from runway 20L at about 7:10 p.m. L (10:10 p.m. Z), when a change of winds prompted air traffic control to switch runways. The aircraft was instructed to backtrack the runway for departure from runway 02R, howev...

Kuching Airport Cancels, Diverts Flights As Air Index Worsens

All flights involving the Kuching-Pontianak and Pontianak-Kuching sector have been cancelled until further notice, said Kuching International Airport (KIA) general manager Mohd Nadzim Hashim. "All flights to and from Pontianak has been cancelled until further notice. There are no passengers stranded from the sector here since early notice was given," he said. He said four...

United Flight En Route from Denver Lands Safely at Mitchell Airport After Apparent Mechanical Issue

A General Mitchell International Airport spokeswoman tells FOX6 News United Flight 5330 en route to Milwaukee from Denver landed safely Sunday evening, September 27 after experiencing an apparent mechanical issue while on the taxiway. The aircraft landed safely as scheduled around 7:00 p.m. Once the aircraft landed, we're told the pilot reported an apparent mechanical issue whi...

Refugees aided by Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo has helped the German Red Cross cope with the influx of refugees by flying more than 15,000 camp beds from North America to Germany to deal with the crisis. On Tuesday last week a Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 flight from Washington DC landed at the carrier’s hub in Frankfurt stocked with approximately 1,000 camp beds. The remaining beds were divided over 12 flight...

Katherine Stinson – The Flying Schoolgirl

27 of September 1913 Katherine Stinson becomes the first woman in the United States to make an official airmail flight. So let's find out more about her. Known as the Flying Schoolgirl, Katherine Stinson became just the fourth woman in the U.S. to earn her pilot’s license on July 24, 1912. Born on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1891 in Fort Payne, Alabama, Ameri...

Flight MH17: Russia could face legal action over downing of jet over Ukraine

Russia could face a barrage of legal action over the downing of flight MH17 as affected countries gather in New York to discuss their options. Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop, will meet with her counterparts from Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine on Tuesday during the annual United Nations general assembly meeting. One of the proposals is for a tribunal sim...

Girls check out aviation careers at RDU

The aviation industry has a stereotype that’s hard to shake: Men become pilots and women become flight attendants. To get more girls interested in flight – and flight-related jobs on the ground – Raleigh-Durham International Airport hosted Girls In Aviation Day on Saturday. “It’s just not the first thing that girls may think of,” said Jenn Nash, a pilot an...

Aviation experts raise $400 million to return Concorde to the skies

The most impressive passenger jet in history could return to our skies, with a committed group of fans raising nearly $400 million to see the supersonic wonder restored to its former glory. The world’s only supersonic passenger plane could return to the skies, with a group of aviation enthusiasts raising more than $400 million to see the Concorde fly again. The aircraft was retired in...

Aviation tycoon Ryan bankrolls furniture collection made out of old aircraft parts

Aviation tycoon Declan Ryan has provided seed capital to a designer who makes furniture out of retired aircraft. Ciara O'Toole - herself a pilot - has launched a collection of five pieces inspired by adventurer Amelia Earhart, who went missing over the Pacific in 1937. Ryan, son of Ryanair founder Tony Ryan, has provided backing through his company Irelandia. One of O'Toole's pie...

Alaska Airlines’ Success is Fueled by More Travelers Visiting Hawaii

Alaska Airlines saw an opportunity in the Hawaii market nearly eight years ago that was too good to pass up. Aloha and ATA airlines shut down nearly simultaneously in the spring of 2008, and the Seattle-based carrier stepped in to fill the void. Alaska hasn’t looked back since while growing exponentially to become a major player in the islands’ tourism industry. Brad Tilden, c...

American Airlines Faces Boeing Fines Over Delayed Dreamliner Seats

One of the reasons  American Airlines filed a lawsuit against its aircraft-seat vendor Zodiac Seats is that the airline is getting squeezed by Boeing and could face substantial penalties for delayed aircraft deliveries caused by Zodiac’s ongoing and tardy seat-structure shipments. As detailed in American’s complaint, obtained by Skift and embedded below, these potential fi...

New sales leadership for Royal Brunei in UK

Royal Brunei Airlines has formally announced the appointment of Christina Vidos as UK country manager, joining as the airline celebrates its 25th year of flying from the destination. Vidos joins RB with a wealth of experience in the airline industry spanning over 30 years. As well as continuing to grow RB’s share of the UK’s long-haul market, she will particularly be focusing on...

Emirates enhances Algiers service

Emirates will be able to connect even more people and cargo with Algiers on 1st October when it switches from its Airbus A340-300 currently operating the route to a larger Boeing 777-300 aircraft. “In line with the healthy commercial demand, we are pleased to introduce our Boeing 777-300 aircraft onto our Algiers route, offering our customers more seats and an enhanced onboard experience,...

Satellite, missile test or space junk? North Korea readies launch

The satellite that North Korea launched into space three years ago circles the earth every 95 minutes at an altitude of about 540 km (335 miles), its orbit decaying. No signal has ever been detected from the crude-looking 100-kg (220-pound) hunk of black metal that the North said was mounted with cameras to take images and transmit them back to Pyongyang. The North is planning another satell...