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A Malaysia Airlines 777-200 similar to the one involved in MH370 (Photo: Aero Icarus from Zürich, Switzerland [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Aviation Safety Expert Presents Theory for MH370 Disappearance

The disappearance of Malaysia Airline flight MH370 on March 8, 2014 is one of aviation history‘s greatest mysteries — and one Canadian expert Larry Vance believes to have solved it. The Boeing 777-200ER disappeared from radar while enroute from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing without sending a distress message and has never been found. The aviation safety expert is convinced that the Boeing‘s pilot intentionally steered the aircraft into the ocean, thereby committing suicide and murder in 238 cases. Vance presented…

Lufthansa Tests Low Noise Approach-to-Landing System

German flag-carrier Lufthansa will soon begin a long-term test of the pilot assistance system LNAS (Low Noise Augmentation System) on its Airbus A320 aircraft. The system could help pilots land their equipment more quietly and efficiently, according to an announcement made by German Aerospace Centre DLR. The test phase is…

The Airline That Invented Business Class

Many airlines today only offer a business class and an economy class. Some have started to offer a version of a premium economy to passengers. Fewer and fewer airlines still offer a true first class. There were, however, times when there was only a first class and economy class on board…

Airbus Presents Option for Beds in Cargo Hold

Airbus has presented plans to add sleeping pods to its aircraft — in the cargo hold. The airplane maker plans to include the option of having beds in the cargo hold of its A330 aircraft from 2020 onwards. Sleeper compartments on the A350 XWB airliner is also being studied. Airbus…

Aeroflot ‘Deports’ American Passengers to India

Russian airline Aeroflot had a group of stranded passengers deported to India, even though they were U.S. citizens according to a report in the publication Little India. The events occurred in January but became public now after a U.S. Department of Transportation complaint was filed against the airline. Passengers Marc…

Aircraft Departure Leads to Gold and Silver Rain in Russia

Last week, a Russian airplane lost over three metric tons of gold bars during take-off from the airport of Yakutsk in Siberia. The precious cargo inside the Nimbus Airlines Antonov AN-12 had shifted during taxiing and damaged the freight door. When the plane accelerated for takeoff, the door opened and…

Eurowings Turns to Royal Air Force Service Provider for Flight…

Passengers travelling from Germany to the Dominican Republic in early February expected to fly with Eurowings since they had booked with the Lufthansa subsidiary. They were in for a surprise when their flight was called for boarding. While it was indeed an Airbus A330-200 aircraft that was standing at the…

Canadian Government Looking to Replace ‘Can Force One’

When the U.S. government announced the replacement of the VC-25 fleet, known as 'Air Force One' when the President is onboard, Canada did not want to be far behind. The Canadian government confirmed plans to replace its own, much more modest version of private air transport for the country’s leader,…

Air Canada Outlines Fleet Overhaul Amid New Aircraft Arrivals

With new aircraft arriving from Boeing and Bombardier, Air Canada and its low-cost subsidiary Air Canada Rouge have announced several changes to their fleets. The expected changes will see modern and more efficient planes replace the current aging aircraft types in their fleets. The aircraft replacement concerns Air Canada’s Embraer…

The Golden Retirement of Swissair Employees

Open a financial newspaper tomorrow and you will not be surprised to read about a retirement fund in trouble - either because the company is going bankrupt or because the fund is no longer large enough to support a growing number of retirees. Surprisingly, this is not the case at…