Sunday, December 28, 2014

AirAsia missing flight with 162 people onboard

An AirAsia Airbus A320-200 Jet/Flight is missing with 162 people onboard, 

The AirAisia QZ8501flight, reported bad weather to Jakarta Air Traffic Control and lost contact at 6:17 am on Sunday. It was scheduled to land at 7:57 am local time
The plane was flying for 41 minutes when contact with ground control was lost.
Bad weather today forces the search and rescue operations over the Java sea to stop till monday due to poor visibility and heavy weather.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Air India Boeing 787 Dreamliner intercepted by Italian Typhoons

A Boeing 787 from Air India was intercepted by the Italian Air Force Eurofighters after suffering radio silence with Air Traffic Control.

The 787 was flying between Delhi and Rome as Air India AIC123 flight was intercepted by two Italian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon interceptors from Grosseto airbase on Oct. 16.

“According to the Italian Air Force, the aircraft, registration VT-ANQ, lost radio contact with the Air Traffic Control agencies and entered the Italian airspace unauthorized. For this reason the QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) cell at Grosseto airbase was scrambled to intercept, identify and escort the liner, as done last month with a Lebanese A320 following a bomb threat.”

The two F-2000A jets of the 4° Stormo (Wing) reached the B787 at 24,000 feet to the southeast of Rome. The Typhoons identified the civil plane and shadowed it from distance, not to be seen by passengers and once at 30 kilometers from destination, they were cleared to return to their base.

Original Story By David Cenciotti from the Aviationist

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Garuda Indonesia signed with Boeing for 50 / 737 Aircraft

Garuda Indonesia has signed an agreement with Boeing to purchase 50 aircraft model 737 MAX 8 valued at list price in 4,900 million ( 3,865.6 million), the American manufacturer reported.

The firm order includes 46 737 MAX 8 the other four units 737-800 Next - Generation 737 will transform MAX 8 Today , Garuda Indonesia has in its fleet of 77 Boeing 737 aircraft will be added.


The CEO of Garuda Indonesia, Emirsyah Satar , said , "The 737 MAX 8 is a" brilliant future ", which will allow the airline to continue its international expansion and fleet modernization plan in response to market demands .

Meanwhile, the senior vice president of sales in Asia - Pacific and India Boeing, Dinesh Keskar , said that " this request will continue the great tradition of service that Garuda Indonesia has placed in Boeing ."


This model integrates the latest generation engines from CFM LEAP -1B International, with wing tips of advanced technology to operate with the highest levels of efficiency, reliability and comfort during flight .

As for fuel consumption , the 737 MAX is 14% more efficient than the Next-Generation 737 and 20% greater than the 737 Next - Generation Original said the builder, which ensures that operating costs per seat are " 8% lower than its competitor A320neo . "    Currently , Boeing has orders for 2,295 aircraft of the 737 MAX 8 from 47 customers worldwide .

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Etihad Airlines first Airbus A380 y Boeing 787

Leveraging nearly simultaneous roll outs of the first Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-9, Etihad Airways introduced the new paint scheme of their planes.

Inspired by the landscapes of the desert of Abu Dhabi and the modern architecture of the booming emirate livery Etihad seeks to represent as a company belonging to a cultural center in constant progress and innovation, but it is firmly rooted in its history and traditions.

"The new livery is striking and continues our commitment to break with convention and do things differently. It's a real divergence design standards pounds of a traditional airline and highlighted in the sky and in every airport where we fly, "said James Hogan, CEO of Etihad.

With about 100 aircraft in service, the makeover on all aircraft made ​​within three years, and began with the presentation of the A380 and B787-9 made ​​on 25 and 27 September, respectively.

According to the fleet plan, Etihad will receive 14 aircraft in 2015 and including the first A380 B787-9 respectively. In total there will be seven B787-9 four A380s, plus a six A321 A320.

Following the roll out, the first A380 and B787 will be subject to the installation of new interiors presented a few months ago, including the product "The Residence". Both aircraft will be delivered in the fourth quarter of this year. On December 27, Etihad is planning the inaugural flight of its A380 in Abu Dhabi route - London Heathrow.

For the first months of 2015, the company expects to receive two additional A380s allowing you to perform three daily operations simultaneously as followed. In 2015, Etihad A380 should be in service on routes to London (LHR), New York (JFK) and Sydney.

Etihad has orders for 10 A380, the same number as its northern rival Qatar Airways and considerably lower than neighboring Emirates. As with most other operators of the A380, the plane will have a specific place for certain routes.

The commercial services will start B787-9 1st December in Abu Dhabi routes - Düsseldorf and Abu Dhabi - Doha. It will be the first aircraft to wear the new livery on regular commercial flights. In the first quarter 2015, the B787-9 fly to Washington (IAD) and Mumbai while to June it will do to Brisbane and Moscow (DME).
Etihad B787-9. Photo: Etihad Airways
For the arrival of Etihad B787 fleet represents an interesting to increase the efficiency of their operations and open new routes worldwide opportunity.

"With the economy the aircraft, the B787 will be in a place very, very central to our operation and future expansion," said Peter Baumgartner, COO, Etihad. The airline has already identified about 40 possible new routes for B787-9.

Etihad has orders for 41 and 30 B787-10 B787-9, which makes it one of the most important clients of the B787 family. Like the A380, the B787 will be equipped with new interiors and classes of service, but not including the product "The Residence", reserved exclusively for the A380.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Aerobatics at Farnborough 2014.

Dreamliner Aerobatics

Near Vertical takeoff, touch and go's, 360 turns, and other combar style flying in a Boeing 787-9 are featured in this spectacular video. A top pilot in an incredible airplane, almost looks like an RC plane from the camera angles.

The Boeing 787 -9 has show amazing capabilities in different air shows around the world. It demonstrate an incredible rate of climb, turning and slow flight capabilities.

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About  Farnborough 2014

Celebrating 100 years of Aviation History, witness a hearty selection of the great and the good, stemming back from WW1 and spanning through to modern day technology.

The Farnborough Airshow takes place at the Farnborough Aerodrome in Farnborough. However you plan to travel to the show, getting there is simple. We have a whole host of resources on site to ensure you enjoy your day. It is a large site, so please pick up a show guide when you arrive and familiarise yourself with the location of all our facilities.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Emirates New Boeing 777x Order

The world’s largest airline by international traffic wants 115 400-seat 777-9Xs and 35 smaller 777-8Xs. The deal, first announced in November, is the largest single order in aviation history.

The order is worth $56 billion at list prices, but airlines get large discounts so the real price is likely around $31 billion, according to data from aircraft valuation firm Avitas.

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The deal for 115 400-seat 777-9Xs and 35 smaller 777-8Xs firms up a commitment announced last year and comes with an option for 50 more aircraft taking its value to $75 billion at list prices, Dubai-based Emirates said in a joint statement with Boeing.

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The first aircraft are due for delivery in 2020.

The largest single order in aviation history positions Emirates as lead operator of the first twin-jet able to haul a jumbo’s payload, aided by a revamp with new General Electric engines and Boeing’s largest-ever wing.

The Gulf carrier, the No. 1 operator of both the current-generation 777 and Airbus A380 superjumbo, is splurging on capacity as it builds Dubai into the leading hub for long-haul transfer flights.

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The 777X order was initially announced at the Dubai Air Show in November, and is being firmed up days before next week’s Farnborough expo outside London.

While financing options haven’t been announced, some U.S. carriers led by Delta Air Lines have protested government-backed competitors, including Emirates, receiving loan guarantees from the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which helps foreign companies buy American goods. Atlanta-based Delta has said the bank’s charter should expire at the end of September unless the 80-year-old lender drops its support for such purchases of widebody jets.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

767-300/Airbus / Go Around / Near collision in Barcelona

Two passenger planes nearly collided at an airport in Barcelona on Saturday when one airliner taxied across the runway while an was coming pin to land. A plane enthusiast caught the near-collision on video at the Barcelona El-Prat airport Saturday morning.

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An UTair Boeing 767-300 (VQ-BSX) incoming from Moscow as UT5187 and Aerolíneas Argentinas Airbus A340-300 (LV-FPV)...

The Utair 767 was about to land on Runway 02 while the Argentinas was crossing the runway.

By the time russian pilots sight Argentinas (they were taxiing to Holding point of RW25R for take-off) on runway while they were on final approach, they did their best making an impressive and close go around.

After that incidence the plane landed safely on runway 02, and the Argentinas took-off heading Buenos Aires

The plane on the runway, an Aerolineas Airbus A340 from Argentina, was taxiing to a waiting point before takeoff, while the UTair Boeing 767 on approach was arriving from Moscow.

The airliner from Moscow looped around and landed safely a short time later.

From AeroBarcelona/YouTube