TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Sempati Air

Founded in 1968, Indonesian carrier Sempati Air under the name PT Sempati Air Transport was born. At the start. the airline offered transportation for oil workers rather than regularly scheduled passenger operations. However, soon afterwards, following the acquisition of the F-27 aircraft and additional DC-3s, Sempati Air launched passenger service…

Emirates and Dubai Airport: 24 Hours Later

Following yesterday's accident of Emirates Airline flight UAE521 which crash-landed onto runway 12L, one of two runways operating at Dubai International, both the airline and the airport are doing as much as they can to ease the operational delays for both airlines and their passengers. Dubai International resumed its operations at…

MH370: New Discovery Points to Pilot Suicide

March 8th, 2014: a day to remember, a day to mourn, a day to wonder. The day when a 777-200 dropped off the face of the earth, only leaving behind a few pieces of debris that are only thought to be linked to Malaysian Airlines flight 370. The flight was flying…

Emirates Aircraft Crash Lands in Dubai

Emirates flight 521, en route from Thiruvananthapuram, India, was involved in a severe accident this morning at Dubai International Airport (DXB). Upon crash landing, footage emerged showing part of the aircraft exploding as the aircraft came to a rest. The aircraft was landing on one of Dubai's two runways, Runway 12L and following the…

Security Heightens at Schiphol Amid “Potential Risk”

Irregularities started on Saturday evening when the Dutch National Police (Marechaussee) announced tight security measures on Sunday 31. July, due to "a potential risk." Travelers at AMS were advised to leave early in order to punctually arrive at the airport. It is still unclear what caused this state of alert…

EASA Releases New Advisory On Minimum Cockpit Occupancy

EASA has recently released a new advisory on minimum cockpit occupancy. In April 2015 it was still advised to have two persons on the flight deck at all times, this has now been amended. Starting September 2016, focus has shifted on what to take into account when one of the…

Allegiant Air Announces Fleet Expansion

Allegiant Air is a low-cost airline that began in 1998. Originally founded as a charter airline operating out of Las Vegas, the airline has gone through many changes in the last 18 years. Headquartered in Summerlin, Nevada, Allegiant has a very sizable presence at McCarran International Airport. Allegiant Air’s fleet…

Saying Goodbye to the Queen of the Skies?

In a filing report released Wednesday, Boeing said they are considering the possibility of ending the 747's life. The company stated, "If we are unable to obtain sufficient orders and/or market, production and other risk…It is reasonably possible that we could decide to end production of the 747." This was…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Comair

With the start of the Airline Deregulation Act in 1978, airports across the Midwest weren’t expecting too much in terms of growth. However, the ability for new airlines to appear became a common idea. Comair was created in 1977 by a group of investors interested in making Cincinnati (CVG) a…