Commercial Aviation

  • 10 Reasons – Why not to fly with Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    10 Reasons – Why not to fly with Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    Over the past 30 years I’ve been flying all across the globe with almost all passenger aircraft you can imagine and with a huge number of different airlines – on long-haul, short-haul, charter, low-cost – for both business and pleasure. Of course in recent times I was also flying with the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.…

  • Bombardier CSeries Cockpit Shots

    Cockpit shots from the all-new Bombardier CS100 and Bombardier CS300 test aircraft. All photos (c) Jon Ostrower via Flickr

  • Bombardier CS300 Completed First Flight

    Bombardier’s newest member of its single-aisle commercial planes, the CS300, has successfully completed its first flight. The CS300 is joining it’s smaller sister, the CS100 model that already completed the maiden flight in September 2013. The Bombardier CSeries is an all-new family of single-aisle jets designed for the 100- to 150-seat market segment. The CS300…

  • US Airways ‪Flight ‎US1825 Emergency Landing (Video)

    US Airways ‪flight ‎US1825‬ made an emergency landing in Houston after the nose gear failed to deploy. The Embraer ERJ-190 was bound from Philadelphia, only 1 person sustained light injuries.

  • Pics – Lufthansa 747-8 Retro Livery

    To celebrate their 60th birthday, the German flag carrier Lufthansa has painted one of its new Boeing 747-8i in 1970 retro livery. Since 45 years the “Jumbo” is an integral part and work horse of the Lufthansa long-haul fleet. Back in 1970 the carrier was the first European airline to introduce the 747. The new…

  • Video – Transasia ATR72 Crash at Taipei

    An ATR-72-600 (B-22816), operated by Transasia (Flight GE235), crashed into a river near Taipei shortly after takeoff. According to news sources, shortly after takeoff the crew radioed “Mayday! Mayday! Engine Flame Out!”, lost height and hit a bridge with its left wing at nearly 90 degrees of bank angle. At least 31 of the 58…

  • Pics – Scoot’s First 787 Dreamliner

    The Singapore-based low-cost airline “Scoot” received its first 787 Dreamliner. Scoot is a parent company of Singapore Airlines and will take delivery of additional 19 787 Dreamliners. The airplanes were originally ordered by Singapore Airlines, which included ten 787-9 and ten 787-8s.

  • Infographic – The Story of Ryanair

    Infographic – The Story of Ryanair

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  • How much does an Airbus cost?

    How much does an Airbus cost?

    In case you’ve ever wondered how much an Airbus passenger jet costs, here are the official Airbus list prices for 2015. Airbus Model Price in Mio USD A318 74.3 A319 88.6 A320 97.0 A321 113.7 A319neo 97.5 A320neo 106.2 A321neo 124.4 A330-200 229.0 A330-800neo 249.6 A330-200 Freighter 232.2 A330-300 253.7 A330-900neo 284.6 A350-800 269.5 A350-900…

  • Airbus to Introduce Floatable Black Boxes

    Airbus to Introduce Floatable Black Boxes

    Airbus A350 and A380 planes will soon be equipped with ejectable black boxes that can float, making them easier to find in an air crash at sea. At the end of last year Airbus got the green light from EASA (European Air Security Agency) to work on the necessary modifications to its planes in order…

  • Airbus A321 to go Transatlantic

    Airbus has officially launched the A321neo with 97 tonnes Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW). The A321neo 97t will have, with 4,000nm, the longest range of any single aisle airliner available today and tomorrow, making it ideally suited to transatlantic routes and will allow airlines to tap into new long haul markets which were not previously…

  • AirAsia Flight QZ8501- Emergency water landing gone wrong?

    Several news sources are reporting that the pilots of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 may have managed to make an emergency water landing, only for the plane to be overcome by high seas. The Airbus A320-200 that disappeared from radar over the Java Sea during a storm, has failed to send the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signals…

  • Etihad Airways – First 787-9 Dreamliner Delivered

    Boeing delivered Etihad Airways’ first 787-9 Dreamliner sporting the airline’s new “Facets of Abu Dhabi” livery which was revealed at a ceremony earlier 2014. The colors are reminiscent of the desert landscape, inspired by the culture, Islamic design and architecture motifs of the United Arab Emirates. The airplane is the first of the 71 Dreamliners…

  • Videos of Virgin Atlantic Emergency Landing at London Gatwick

    A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 G-VROM, flight VS43, carried out an emergency landing at London Gatwick airport due to landing gear failure. The flight was bound from London Gatwick to Las Vegas. Part 1 – Emergency Landing incl. ATC audio Part 2 – Emergency Vehicles with Radio Emergency Landing from different perspective Video from inside…

  • AirAsia A320 Missing in Indonesia

    AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control December 28 at 07:24 (Surabaya local time). The flight took off from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya at 05:35 hours local time (22:35 UTC). The aircraft was an Airbus A320-200 with the registration number PK-AXC. The plane went missing over the…

  • Video – On Board the First A350 XWB Flight

    This video features the very first passenger flight of Qatar’s Airbus A350 XWB. The flight took place right after the delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France. If you want to go straight to the boarding, just jump to 05:45. You get a nice impression on the A350 XWB cabin design, cabin width, window size, seats and…

  • First Airbus A350 XWB Delivered to Qatar Airways

    Airbus has delivered the first A350 XWB, the world’s latest generation widebody airliner, to launch customer Qatar Airways. The A350 XWB redefines the way people fly for the coming decades and opens up a new era in comfortable, efficient long-haul air travel when it enters service with Qatar Airways, renowned for leading the industry to…

  • Eastern is back!

    Eastern is back!

    Eastern Air Lines is really back! First images of their first Boeing 737 “Spirit of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker” emerged on the internet today! After an absence of over two decades, the newly re-launched Eastern Air Lines will shortly start operations out of Miami International Airport (“MIA”). Their first B737 previously served with Kenya Airways as…

  • 100th Emirates 777-300ER Delivered

    Boeing has delivered Emirates’ 100th 777-300ER (Extended Range), marking another milestone in a partnership that began over two decades ago when the Dubai-based airline ordered its first 777. With this delivery, Emirates will have 142 777s in operation and is the only airline in the world to operate all the 777 variants. With a current…

  • Common Type Rating approved for A350 XWB and A330 pilot training

    Airlines and pilots will both benefit from the Common Type Rating pilot training on the A350 XWB and A330 jetliners, further extending Airbus’ concept of flight operational commonality between its fly-by-wire aircraft families. The new regulatory approval means that pilots who are qualified and current on the A330 can already commence their preparations to take…

  • A350 XWB Certification for up to 370 minute ETOPS

    The Airbus A350 XWB just became the first new airliner ever to be approved before EIS for “ETOPS Beyond 180 minutes” The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the new A350-900 airliner for ETOPS (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) ‘Beyond 180 minutes’ diversion time. This achievement marks the A350 XWB as being the first…