U.S. lawmakers demand answers over FAA outage and flight delays

Hundreds of flights were delayed in the U.S. Thursday morning, a day after an FAA computer glitch prompted a ground stop. More than 1,300 flights were canceled Wednesday and over 10,000 were delayed.  The FAA said it appears a corrupted database file brought the nation's aviation system to a halt, and lawmakers on Capitol Hill are demanding … Continue reading U.S. lawmakers demand answers over FAA outage and flight delays

Aircraft collision reported at Heathrow Airport

Two aircraft were involved in a “minor collision” at Heathrow on Wednesday evening, a spokeswoman for the airport has confirmed. Emergency services were called to the scene but no injuries were reported. The spokeswoman said: “Emergency services are attending an incident involving two aircraft on the airfield. “No injuries have been reported but emergency services are attending to ensure … Continue reading Aircraft collision reported at Heathrow Airport

GENDER DYSPHORIA: Virgin Atlantic scraps gendered uniforms as part of inclusivity drive

Virgin Atlantic has scrapped gendered uniforms and will instead allow crew to choose the workwear they feel represents them most. The airline has reversed a policy which required pilots, cabin crew and ground staff to wear a specific uniform based on their gender. Staff will now be given a free choice between Virgin’s burgundy uniform – a blazer … Continue reading GENDER DYSPHORIA: Virgin Atlantic scraps gendered uniforms as part of inclusivity drive

3 dead as planes collide in Denver

Two small airplanes collided in midair near Denver on Saturday, killing three people, authorities said. It wasn't known what might have caused the crash between the four-seater Cessna 172 and the Sonex Xenos, a light, aluminum, homebuilt aircraft that can seat two. Nearby residents who heard the crash and rushed outside told CBS affiliate 9News … Continue reading 3 dead as planes collide in Denver

Pilot lands plane after threatening to crash into Walmart

Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels.com A pilot of a small plane who threatened to crash into a Walmart store in Mississippi has landed without any injuries and was taken into custody, Governor Tate Reeves has said. “Thankful the situation has been resolved and that no one was injured,” Reeves said on Twitter on Saturday. … Continue reading Pilot lands plane after threatening to crash into Walmart

Why Emirates will suspend Nigeria flights in September

Photo by Harrison Macourt on Pexels.com Dubai's Emirates will suspend flights to Nigeria from next month over an inability to repatriate funds from Africa's most populous nation, the airline said on Thursday. The decision highlights the difficulties faced by international carriers that fly to Nigeria, which is one of the biggest markets in Africa for … Continue reading Why Emirates will suspend Nigeria flights in September

How does Richard Branson feel after reaching space in his own ship?

Swashbuckling billionaire Richard Branson hurtled into space aboard his own winged rocket ship Sunday, bringing astro-tourism a step closer to reality and beating out his exceedingly richer rival Jeff Bezos. The nearly 71-year-old Branson and five crewmates from his Virgin Galactic space-tourism company reached an altitude of 53.5 miles (86 kilometers) over the New Mexico … Continue reading How does Richard Branson feel after reaching space in his own ship?

OMG! Man jumps out of moving plane

A passenger was taken to the hospital Friday night after jumping out of a moving plane at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said. United Express United Express flight 5365, operated by SkyWest, was pulling away from a gate shortly after 7 p.m. when the man unsuccessfully tried to breach the cockpit, then managed to open … Continue reading OMG! Man jumps out of moving plane

You can travel to space with Jeff Bezos for only $28m

A mystery bidder paid $28 million at auction Saturday for a seat alongside Jeff Bezos on board the first crewed spaceflight of the billionaire's company Blue Origin next month. Jeff Bezos The Amazon founder revealed this week that both he and his brother Mark would take seats on board the company's New Shepard launch vehicle … Continue reading You can travel to space with Jeff Bezos for only $28m

US to lower Mexico’s aviation safety rating

The American government is making preparations to lower the aviation safety rating of Mexico, thereby preventing Mexican airlines from adding additional flights from the United States, according to knowledgeable sources. An announcement is expected to be made on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) intended step, which ensues a protracted assessment of Mexico's oversight of aviation. … Continue reading US to lower Mexico’s aviation safety rating

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China increasing investment in the aviation sector

China has achieved comprehensive progress in the civil airport sector with a major move forward in building world-class airport clusters, said a senior civil aviation official Thursday. The sector has gained progress in construction scale, speed, investment and effect over the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), said Dong Zhiyi, deputy head of the Civil Aviation … Continue reading China increasing investment in the aviation sector

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United Airlines records huge financial losses

United Airlines' revenues plunged nearly 80 percent in the third quarter compared to last year's levels, but it signaled preparations for a potential rebound in air travel in its earnings report Wednesday. The Chicago-based carrier reported a loss of $1.8 billion on revenues of $2.5 billion, a drop of 78 percent from last year amid … Continue reading United Airlines records huge financial losses