How pilots choose flight paths?
Great circle ETOPS Race A380 2018-07-12 21:34 UTC The most direct route between two points is known as the "Great Circle" line that connects the two points. But flights will often deviate from the Great Circle routing for a variety of reasons. Read more
Space, the final frontier...
satellite-ads-b 2018-07-10 16:16 UTC During the 2018 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2018) in Geneva, AirNav Systems has announced the live streaming of data from their first space based ADS-B satellite network. Read more
Do you know what causes turbulence?
2018-06-29 19:38 UTC Turbulence is one of the most talked about elements of flying among passengers. But for cabin crew and pilots, it’s simply part of the job and certainly not something to fear. Read more
EBACE 2018 - If you do a road-trip on a plane do you call it a sky-trip?
ebace fair satellite 2018-06-27 11:04 UTC EBACE 2018 - The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition - in Geneva, Switzerland. EBACE is the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community. Read more
Airlines face worldwide pilot shortage
2018-06-14 20:09 UTC A growing shortage of airline pilots is putting the industry’s recent growth at risk as planes sit idle, higher salaries cut into profits and unions across the globe push for more benefits. IATA estimates airline traffic will nearly double over the next 20 years. Read more
Airbus beds will let passengers sleep in cargo hold
2018-05-15 10:37 UTC Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace have partnered to develop lower-deck modules with passenger sleeping berths. Read more
Airbus A350 XWB Ultra Long Range first flight
2018-04-27 20:46 UTC The Ultra Long Range version of the A350 XWB, MSN 216, has successfully completed its first flight last April 23rd. Read more
Southwest #WN1380 suffered uncontained engine failure mid-air
2018-04-17 18:24 UTC A Southwest Airlines flight was forced to execute an emergency landing in Philadelphia after part of its engine ripped off and damaged the jet. Read more
Second life for the A380
2018-04-14 22:13 UTC Portuguese Hi Fly airline acquires two used Airbus A380, becoming the fourth European operator of the A380 behind Air France, Lufthansa and British Airways, but the first to take second-hand aircraft. Read more
A new milestone in aviation history: the first-ever nonstop scheduled flight between Australia and the UK
2018-03-28 19:53 UTC The history-making QF9, carrying more than 200 passengers and 16 crew, pushed back just before 7pm on Saturday evening and landed in London early on Sunday 25th March 2018. Read more
RadarBox network expansion - March 2018 update
radarbox-network addcoverage 2018-03-15 23:39 UTC Welcome to March 2018 Network Growth update. The map shows all new receivers activated during past 3 months (over 400 units). Read more
Supersonic aircraft to make a comeback
2018-02-28 19:21 UTC Recently, Qatar Airways CEO said the airline is “very interested” in supersonic aircraft. An opportunity for us to look at iconic aircraft and future projects. Read more
Are virtual towers the future of air traffic control?
air-traffic-control 2018-02-16 01:35 UTC The latest trend in Air Traffic Control (ATC) technology is the movement towards remote tower services. Read more
The A350-1000 begins its demonstration tour throughout the Middle East and Asia-Pacific
2018-02-02 13:45 UTC The newly certified aircraft will stop in Doha, Muscat, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, Hanoi, Singapore, Bangkok, Sydney, Auckland, Tokyo and Manila. Read more
Norwegian Boeing 787-9 sets new transatlantic flight time record from New York to London by a subsonic aircraft
2018-01-22 21:30 UTC Low-cost airline Norwegian has set a new record time for the fastest ever transatlantic flight by a subsonic passenger aircraft this week using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (reg. G-CKHL). Read more