Sam Chui
Starlux Airlines Unveils New A350 Cabin Images
Starlux Airlines has unveiled its new Airbus A350 First Class, Business Class, and Premium Economy cabins. The Taiwan-based carrier recently took delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 and is looking forward to taking delivery of 17 more A350 jets. Currently, Starlux operates an all-Airbus fleet of Airbus A321neos and Airbus...
Sam Chui
Ural Airlines A320 Disabled on Runway at Irkutsk After Brakes Jammed
On 2nd November, Ural Airlines Airbus A320 was disabled on the runway at Irkutsk Airport after the brakes jammed while landing. The aircraft remained on the runway for about 12 hours after the incident. 14 flights were reportedly diverted to nearby airports following the incident. The Airbus A320, with registration...
Sam Chui
Miracle On Southwest Flight 1380 – How Pilots Saved the Day?
On April 17, 2018, at about 11:03 eastern daylight time, a Southwest Airlines (SWA) flight experienced an engine failure while climbing through FL320 en route to the flight’s assigned cruise altitude. Debris from the uncontained engine failure smashed a passenger window. Following the engine failure, the depressurization pushed a passenger...
Sam Chui
Trip Report: My Zero-G Flight – Complete Weightless Experience
I went onboard the Zero-G Boeing 727 flight to experience Zero Gravity. This is a flight I've heard about for a very long time. A friend of mine did it earlier this year and highly recommended so I decided to follow in his footstep. There are scheduled Zero-G flight on regular...
TravelUpdate
How do you bring a passenger plane in storage back to life?
There is a place in northeastern Spain called Teruel which has an aircraft storage facility. During the pandemic, many planes were sent here, as it has a dry climate which is suitable for this kind of work. Putting aircraft into hibernation is quite a detailed process and doing the reverse...
Sam Chui
GeminiJets Airplane Models – November 2022 New Release + Discounts
I have been collecting GeminiJets since they launched 20 years ago! During depressing times, I have found that model collecting can really take away some of the stress! Special Offer This is a sponsored post to showcase the latest GeminiJets airplane model releases. Hope you find something you like. To purchase GeminiJets, go to DiecastJets.com and...
Sam Chui
IndiGo Airbus A320 Rejected Takeoff Due to Engine Fire
On 28th October, an IndiGo Airbus A320 was forced to reject takeoff at Delhi Airport after one of its engine failed sending out lots of sparks.  The Airbus A320-200 with registration VT-IFM was operating flight 6E2131 from Delhi to Bangalore with 184 people onboard including 177 passengers and 7 crew...
Sam Chui
Lufthansa Has ‘Left The Crisis Modus Behind’ CEO Says
Lufthansa plan to operate over 700 aircraft in 2023, however, supply chain issues and late deliveries of new aircraft will create capacity shortages in the coming years. "Overcapacity issues which our industry have seen before the pandemic, won't be around any time soon“, Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr said during...
Sam Chui
My Visit to 2022 NBAA-BACE: What’s New in Business Aviation?
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) concluded an inspiring and forward-looking week at its 2022 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), making the show among the best to date. NBAA also marked the 75th anniversary of its founding at the show, held October 18-20 at Florida’s Orange County Convention...
Sam Chui
LATAM Airbus A320 Damaged by Heavy Storm In-Flight
On 26th October, a LATAM Airbus A320 suffered substantial damage to its windshield, engine and radome after flying through a hail storm. Due to the heavy turbulence, almost the entire nose radome had broken away.  The Airbus A320-200 with registration CC-BAZ performing flight LA1325 from Santiago in Chile to Asuncion,...
Sam Chui
Funny: Boris Johnson Rushes Back to the UK in BA Economy
The article below is contributed by AirlinesandMe. A couple of days ago, British prime minister Liz Truss resigned. Hearing the resignation, ex-British prime minister, Boris Johnson raced back home on British Airways. Boris Johnson Races Back to the UK in British Airways Economy Class The ex-prime minister was spending a...
Sam Chui
Korean Air A330 Involved in Runway Excursion at Cebu Airport
A Korean Air Airbus A330 suffered a runway excursion after landing at Cebu international airport in bad weather.  The aircraft (HL7525, MSN219) was operating flight KE631 from Seoul Incheon to Cebu. Korean Air says it is investigating the incident, noting that the aircraft landed in bad weather conditions. Korean Air...
TravelUpdate
Does anyone remember the airline Pan Am?
Pan American World Airways – Pan Am for short – was the major international US carrier for much of the 20th century. The airline pioneered long distance air travel and once had a route network spanning much of the globe. A number of external factors and internal decisions contributed to...
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Fascinating! How A Jet Airliner & Its Cockpit Both Work
When you fly, you may get a quick glance at the cockpit. But other than that, most of us blissfully don’t pay much attention to everything a pilot needs to…
Sam Chui
Miracle On Northwest Airlines Flight 85 – How 4 Pilots Saved 404 Lives?
On October 9, 2002, at about 17:40 Alaska Daylight time, a Northwest Airlines Boeing 747-400 experienced a lower rudder hardover event while cruising at FL350. The left lower rudder deflected to its blowdown limit without crew input which forced the pilots to use the full right upper rudder and right...