Friday, January 1, 2016

Most popular posts 2015

1.) Single-engine airplane preparing to ditch in Pacific Ocean - The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a distress call from a single-engine aircraft running out of fuel approximately 975 miles north of the Big Island, Hawaii. [Full story]

2.) PC-24 Super Versatile Jet performs maiden flightThe new PC-24 Super Versatile Jet took off on its maiden flight Monday from Buochs airport in Switzerland. [Full story]

3.) Lufthansa to demonstrate pilot-controlled taxiing system without engines runningTaxiBot, a semi-robotic pilot-controlled vehicle, transports airline aircraft from terminal gates to the runway and back, without using the airplane's own engines. [Full story]

4.) NTSB releases report on fatal Boeing 747 crash in AfghanistanThe National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released their first public factual report for the ongoing investigation into the April 29, 2013 crash of a National Airlines Boeing 747 at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. [Full story]

5.) Delta adds Boeing 717s for Los Angeles/San Francisco serviceDelta Air Lines will introduce Boeing 717 aircraft on eight of the 15 daily flights between Los Angeles International (LAX) and San Francisco International airports in June, offering 40 percent more seats on its hourly nonstop Delta Shuttle. [Full story]

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Passengers aboard Air Canada flight sent to hospital

Air Canada Flight 088, en route to Toronto from Shanghai, was diverted to Calgary where it landed without incident at 5:23 EST.

Air Canada teams are meeting with passengers. At this time the airline can confirm that passengers and crew have been examined by medical personnel following turbulence encountered en route and 21 passengers have been transferred directly to local hospitals from the airport comprising eight with non-life threatening injuries and 13 for observation. Air Canada will be making arrangements to accommodate all other passengers including those continuing on to Toronto.

The passenger list indicates the Boeing 777-300ER was carrying 332 passengers and 19 crew members.

A full investigation of the incident is being undertaken.