Monthly Archives: March 2016

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Boeing: The Real Dreamliner Challenge Starts Now

Ramp up in cost efficiency will determine fate of the Boeing 787. Looking at the average required (postive) cash flow Boeing is facing a huge challange. Coming 2 years will give somewhat of an idea in how fast Boeing can decrease deferred production. In an article published on the 22nd of March, I had a look at Boeing’s (NYSE:BA) financial performance regarding the Boeing 787 program. The first goal for… Read Article →

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Who’s No. 1? Airline Quality Rating Report to Reveal Top Carriers of 2015

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The results of the 26th annual national Airline Quality Rating (AQR) will be announced at 9:30 a.m. EDT, Monday, April 4, at a news conference at the National Press Club, Zenger Room, inWashington, D.C. Virgin America has finished on top of the rating for the past three years. This year though, three airlines are battling for air quality supremacy. Find out who finished No…. Read Article →

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Airline passenger captures amazing picture of Alaskan volcano erupting from his plane window

By Helena Horton – Imagine being up close and personal with an erupting volcano! Airline passengers were transfixed by the awe-inspiring sight when the pilot flew closer to the erupting Alaskan volcano so they could get a better look. Colt Snapp was on a Penair flight from Dutch Harbor to Anchorage in Alaska on Saturday evening. He managed to capture an amazing image of the volcano through his plane window. Ash cloud… Read Article →

GROUNDED: The Easyjet plane was halted by the alarm

Easyjet plane bound for Gatwick evacuated as passenger spots ISIS message on man’s phone

By Jeremy Culley – A PLANE has been stopped in its tracks just before taking off for Gatwick after an ISIS message was spied on a man’s phone. The Easyjet plane was due to depart Austrian capital Vienna at midday to travel to London but was evacuated after a woman spotted the alleged messages.Security staff stormed the jet after cabin crew were alerted and passengers and their luggage were removed while checks… Read Article →

An EasyJet aircraft on the tarmac of a European airport in February 2016. - Reuters

Vienna-London flight halted as passenger raises ISIS alarm

VIENNA: An EasyJet flight from Vienna to London was halted just before takeoff on Saturday because a passenger believed the man sitting next to her might be an Islamic extremist, authorities said. “The woman believed that she saw messages related to IS (Islamic State) on the man’s mobile phone,” Austrian interior ministry spokesman Karl-Heinz Grundboeck told AFP. The woman alerted cabin crew, security staff were called, the takeoff was cancelled… Read Article →

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AMAZING VIDEO: JetBlue Flight Lands in Bahamas Without Nose Gear Down, Passengers Safe

JetBlue flight 29, an Embraer ERJ-190 (registration N273JB) from Washington National to Nassau, failed to show nose gear down and locked so the pilot decided to go around and make a low approachto allow visual inspection. When I was a kid I was on a flight on approach to New York where the same thing happened, the nose gear was down and it was the indicator that was off (although… Read Article →

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The best-selling airplane of all time may not be No. 1 for much longer

The Boeing 737 faces its first real competitor in decades It didn’t start off as a winner, and its maker considered canceling it. It has climbed, however, to the post of world’s top-selling commercial airplane of all time, a flying workhorse for airlines and the millions who fly on it everyday. The little twinjet that could is, of course, the Boeing Co. BA, -0.56% 737. Anyone who has spent time… Read Article →

A P-8A Poseidon surveillance plane conducts flyovers above the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group on February 3, 2012 in this handout photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel J. Meshel/Handout

U.S. approves $3.2 billion sale of Boeing P-8A patrol planes to UK

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government has approved the sale of up to nine Boeing Co (BA.N) P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes to Britain in a deal valued at up to $3.2 billion, the U.S. Defense Department said Friday. The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), which oversees foreign arms sales, notified Congress about the potential sale on Thursday. Lawmakers now have 15 days to block the sale although such… Read Article →

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Travelogue Podcast: Secrets of a Flight Attendant

Lauren B. from ABC’s The Bachelor spills on how to win over your flight attendant. Hint: bring them chocolates. Each week on our Travelogue podcast, we discuss where we’ve been and what we’ve discovered along the way, the people and places beckoning us next, and the food, shops, and events worth getting on a plane for. This week, we chatted with The Bachelor‘s Lauren Bushnell, a flight attendant for Alaska… Read Article →

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Pilot Federation on Emirates Airline: Crews’ Fatigue Threat to Safety

Fatigue poses a growing threat to the safety record of the aviation industry, the president of the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) told Sputnik on Friday, commenting on media reports claiming that pilots of the Emirates Airline were complaining of overwork and fatigue. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, the RT television channel released its interviews with Emirates’ pilots who claimed that the airline was deliberately miscalculating the… Read Article →