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STORIES May 25, 2024 The Deadliest Hijacking Before 9/11: Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 Aircraft hijackings have thankfully become increasingly rare following the tragic events of September 11th. However, rather unfortunately, various hijacking events had taken place in the decades leading up to the new millennium. One of those events was Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961, an infamous flight that turned out to be the deadliest hijacking incident before 9/11. Read More →
ROUTES May 23, 2024 The Most Turbulent Flights in the World Turbulence is a common phenomenon experienced on flights all across the world. However, factors such as weather that greatly influence turbulence are more prevalent in certain areas than others. This begs the question: are certain flights more prone to turbulence than others? The short answer is yes and many factors lead up to this. As such, today we will examine these factors and which air routes are the world's most turbulent. Read More →
NEWS May 22, 2024 The Story of the Forgotten Emirates A340 Fleet The Airbus A340 is a long-range, wide-body passenger airliner that was developed and produced by Airbus. In the mid-1970s, Airbus developed the A340 quadjet. The A340-300 took its maiden flight on 25 October 1991. It was certified along with the A340-200 on 22 December 1992 and both versions entered service in March 1993 with launch customers Lufthansa and Air France. The larger A340-500/600 were launched on 8 December 1997; the A340-600 flew for the first time on 23 April 2001 and entered service on 1 August 2002. Read More →
NEWS May 21, 2024 VIDEO: Passenger Dies After Severe Turbulence on Singapore Airlines Flight One passenger has died onboard a Singapore Airlines flight after the aircraft hit patches of severe turbulence. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL May 18, 2024 The Alaska Airlines Milk Run: A Lifeline for Remote Alaska Explore how Alaska Airlines' 'Milk Run' service connects the remote Last Frontier, addressing transport challenges and linking communities by air. Read More →
NEWS May 15, 2024 Onboard Emirates' New Airbus A350 Emirates is entering a new era as its first Airbus A350 prepares to enter service in September of this year. As the time draws near for Emirates' new A350, let's explore what the plane offers. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL May 15, 2024 Why Most Australian Airlines Fail In the past 100 years, nearly 300 Australian airlines have failed. With the recent collapse of 18-month-old Bonza Airlines, the question has to be asked: Can any new airline can survive Australia's aviation market? Here's a look at five failed airlines and the impacts they left in the land down under. Read More →
STORIES May 11, 2024 Extraordinary Courage: The Fight To Save Alaska Air Flight 261 - Part 2 Alaska Air Flight 261 crashed into the ocean off the coast of California on January 31, 2000, when the jackscrew assembly in the tail failed, causing the aircraft to lose vertical control. The pilots fought valiantly to the very last second to save their aircraft. However, their fate was sealed by circumstances set in place long the pilots ever boarded their doomed aircraft. This is the second of two parts. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL May 10, 2024 Pilot Fatigue: Are We Putting Safety At Risk for Efficiency? In the cockpit of an airliner, certain situations force pilots to make split-second decisions that often-times mean the difference between a safe flight and disaster. The ever increasing pressure to push for more flights and higher efficiency in the commercial aviation industry promote pilot fatigue and threaten aviation safety. How can these issues be improved upon so that the skies are safer for all of us? Read More →
NEWS May 10, 2024 Spirit Airlines Hit With Engine Issues Amid Revenue Struggles Spirit Airlines, America's largest ultra-low-cost airline, is struggling with various aspects of its operation. The carrier is expecting less revenue in the second quarter of 2024, an issue that stems from a multitude of issues. Read More →