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10 Aviation Quotes That Could Save Your Life

10 Aviation Quotes That Could Save Your Life

By Swayne Martin 1) Aviate, Navigate, Communicate. If you’re faced with an emergency, always remember to fly the airplane first, navigate to a point of landing second, and then communicate your emergency. Swayne Martin 2) Truly superior pilots are those who use their superior judgment to avoid those situations where they might have to use their superior skills. Flickr/Marcin Wichary 3) When in doubt, hold your altitude; nobody ever collided… Read Article →

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I’m left in limbo after my flight to Sharm el-Sheikh was grounded

Anna Tims – In September I booked a three-leg trip with Opodo to Sharm el-Sheikh via Instanbul, then onward to Lagos before returning to London.My trip was scheduled for November. Then the British government placed travel restrictions on all flights to Sharm el-Sheikh. However, Turkish Airlines, which was flying the Istanbul to Sharm el-Sheikh leg, refuses to amend or refund my booking as the Turkish government has not imposed flight restrictions. Opodo… Read Article →

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What Do The TSA’s New Scanner Rules Mean For Your Next Flight?

By Christopher Elliott – The Transportation Security Administration’s new rules for screening passengers with its controversial full-body scanners — which were quietly changed just before the busy holiday travel season — represent a significant policy reversal that could affect your next flight. Getting checked by the TSA’s advanced-imaging technology used to be entirely optional, allowing those who refused a scan to be subjected to a pat-down. In fact, many observers… Read Article →

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British Airways passenger seriously injured after being hit on the head by a bag that fell from overhead locker

By EMMA GLANFIELD FOR MAILONLINE– A holidaymaker had to be taken to hospital after being seriously injured when he was hit on the head by a passenger’s bag that fell from an overhead locker as the plane prepared for take-off. The man, who has not been named, was struck in the head by the hand luggage as the British Airways flight prepared to depart London’s Heathrow Airport for Bangkok in Thailand…. Read Article →

Yemen: We Care, set up under the directives of the UAE leadership, was one of the beneficiaries of flag carrier Etihad Airways’ fund-raising in co-operation with Red Crescent. Reem Mohammed / The National

Etihad raises more than Dh1m for charitable causes

ABU DHABI // Etihad Airways has raised more than a million dirhams for charitable causes in Yemen and Kenya. The national airline raised approximately Dh1 million to support the ‘We Care Yemen’ campaign and has helped renovate two schools in Kenya as part of the company’s annual charity fund-raising, in cooperation with the UAE Red Crescent. “As the UAE’s national airline, we are pleased to reaffirm our commitment to society… Read Article →

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International Civil Aviation Day: List of firsts in civil aviation history

The civil aviation sector has grown by leaps and bounds since the past century. On International Civil Aviation Day, we look at some landmark moments and people that made this possible… The first commercial flight: The first-ever commercial flight took place on January 1, 1914 in the United States. Piloted by Tony Jannus was a Benoist XIV, two seater with a very small flight deck. Jannus was accompanied by his… Read Article →

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Electric planes aim to transform aviation with cleaner fuel

Ultra-light, fast and cheap: more than a century after the Wright brothers flew the world’s first powered aircraft, a small Slovenian company now hopes to revolutionise the aviation industry with its award-winning electric planes. Pipistrel’s pioneering Taurus Electro is seen as a breath of fresh air in a sector responsible for 13 per cent of CO2 emissions from all transport sources. Launched in 2007, around 20 orders are now put… Read Article →

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NetJets Spreads Its New Wings

By MARK HUBER – Bill Johnson is the first person to own the long-range Bombardier Challenger 650, a new private jet that critics are praising for its 4,000 nautical-mile range, good operating economics, and comfortable 7-foot-11-inch-wide cabin. The Challenger 650 is exceptionally plush, and how Johnson bagged the first model off the production line is a story worth telling. Johnson, 66, is the respected brand builder who ran H.J. Heinz for 15 years,… Read Article →

In the wake of the investigation of the crash of AirAsia flight QZ8501, new safety measures and training will be rolled out for all flight crews.

Indonesia tightens regulations on aviation safety

Amid growing concerns over safety standards in the country’s aviation industry, the government will tighten regulations on aircraft maintenance and flight crew competence. The ministry’s air transportation director general, Suprasetyo, announced a series of measures to be carried out on the recommendation of the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) following the release on Tuesday of the results of its investigation into the December 2014 crash of AirAsia flight QZ8501. “We… Read Article →

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Plane crashes after hitting wild boars

A passenger plane crashed during landing and skidded off the runway after it hit a herd of wild boars. The SpiceJet plane carrying 49 passengers and four crew members hit the boars on the runway at Dumna airport at Jabalpur, India, last night. The incident happened at 7.25pm local time. The pilot had to apply emergency brakes that led to the aircraft skidding off the tarmac. The Hindustan Times reported… Read Article →