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Flight International 5-11 October: Is aviation ready for the next volcanic ash eruption?

This week Flightglobal publication Flight International asks that since there is little doubt that incidents such as this year’s volcanic eruption will happen again, is enough being done to avoid another airspace shutdown? Siggi Stefnisson took the cover photo, depicting nature’s dramatic forces of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupting. Also featured this week are: Civil engines: […]

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Crashed UPS 747 had smoke in cockpit

Smoke in the cockpit and an inability to maintain altitude forced a UPS Boeing 747-400 crew to attempt a return to Dubai before the aircraft crashed near the airport, killing both pilots. Continue reading… Picture credit: AP/Press Association Images

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Airblue A321 involved in fatal Pakistan crash identified

Picture credit: PA The aircraft involved in today’s crash in Pakistan has been identified as an Airbus A321 operated by privately-owned Pakistani carrier Airblue. Airbus says the A321 has.. Continue reading….

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Lufthansa Cargo: Cause of MD-11 crash remains unclear

  picture credit PA Further details have emerged about the Lufthansa Cargo Boeing MD-11 freighter destroyed in a landing accident in Riyadh today, although the reasons for the crash remain unclear. The aircraft’s fuselage … read on….

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Aero Sekur’s Package for Helicopter Survival

The Farnborough Airshow, the industry’s largest event, is only a few weeks away but here’s one sight to look forward to: Aero Sekur will display what it calls “integrated package for helicopter survival”.Here’s a photo from Aero Sekur:The company explains: The shock absorption/flotation system concept that will be previewed at the show isdesigned to increase […]

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Final Moments of Polish Tu-154 Flight

Preliminary findings from the investigation into the Polish presidential Tupolev Tu-154M crash at Smolensk detail for the first time the accident sequence, and underscore the repeated warnings to the crew about the poor weather conditions. Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) has been emphasising the co-operation between Russian and Polish investigators during the high-profile inquiry into […]

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Volcanic Ash Affects Airlines (In Case You Didn’t Hear)

You may have seen photos of that most unpronounceable volcano or airport departure boards listing nothing but CANCELLED, but here’s an interesting look at another side of the ash spewing over Europe.AirSpace user flame captured this photo of Ryanair 737-800s with their engines wrapped up to protect them from being exposed to ash. Some airlines […]

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East-West BAe 146 Linked to Toxic Cabin Air

Substantial damages have been awarded to an Australian airline cabin attendant for respiratory illness attributed to toxic fumes in cabin air – the first time a law court anywhere has called an airline to account for health damage caused by contaminated cabin air. In June another case, also brought by cabin crew from the same […]

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Aeroflot A320 Takes Off From Oslo Taxiway

Norwegian investigators have opened an inquiry after an Aeroflot Airbus A320 bound for Moscow Sheremetyevo took off from a taxiway at Oslo Gardermoen yesterday. The aircraft, operating flight SU212 at 14:55, had been intending to depart from runway 01L. But a spokesman for Gardermoen says that, at around 15:10, theaircraft turned right onto taxiway M, […]

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Flight International 23 Feb-1 March: Biofuels Flower Power

This week Flightglobal publication Flight International reviews biofuels. They could be the answer to aviation’s carbon concerns, but will governments help with their development?(For insight to this week’s cover decision, read an entry about it on Flight International editor Murdo Morrison’s new blog.)Also featured are:Middle East MRO: Region’s players are extending their radiusGeared Gamble: With […]

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