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Philadelphia Airport Welcomes Two Unusual Visitors as Severe Weather Strikes the Northeast

The past week has seen the Northeast encounter a swath of severe weather that has plagued aviation in the region. With high winds, heavy rains and thunderstorms battering the region, delays, ground stops and diversions were a common occurrence.  The severe weather brought two unusual visitors to Philadelphia, a welcomed surprise for local aviation enthusiasts and the airport alike. On May 23, 2019, a line of severe weather impacted flights at Washington Dulles International Airport, causing numerous diversions.  Due to…

Taiwan’s Aging Taoyuan International Airport in Need of Repair as…

After recently celebrating its 40th anniversary, it's clear that Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport needs to enhance its facilities. On Saturday, a flight of Singaporean budget airline Scoot departed from Hokkaido, Japan en route to the Taiwanese capital when it was forced to divert to Kaohsiung. located on the opposite side…

Norwegian 737 MAX Remains Stuck in Iran Three Weeks After…

Three weeks after diverting en route to Oslo, Norway from Dubai, U.A.E., a Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737 MAX 8 is reportedly still unserviceable on the ground in Shiraz, Iran. The aircraft with 192 passengers and crew members undertook a ‘safety landing’ on December 14th due to engine problems. Those…

Jet2 Aircraft Diverted, Intoxicated Passenger Banned For Life

A Jet2 flight from Belfast, Northern Ireland to Ibiza, Spain was forced to divert to Toulouse on last Friday afternoon after an unruly passenger was described as "aggressive" toward other passengers and the crew of the flight. The passenger has now been banned for life from all future Jet2 flights,…

These Four Flights Ended Up Diverting Twice Due to Last…

Last week’s winter storm was felt all over the Northeast, with the New York area receiving over 16 inches of snow. It led to many unique visitors for airports such as Stewart International Airport receiving a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380. But the snow couldn’t melt away quicker as a meltdown…

Cold Bay, Alaska Welcomes American Airlines Team With Open Arms

On Oct. 12, American Airlines flight 288 from Shanghai to Chicago O'Hare was in the final half of its journey across the Pacific. When the pilots of the Boeing 787-8 aircraft noticed a light indicating a mechanical issue involving the number two engine, they were flying at an altitude of…