The aircraft type remains parked in most jurisdictions around the world. (thats almost 7 planes a week! The extended delay in recertification has seen one of the largest fleet owners, Southwest, temporarily send 15 of its aircraft to the Victorville desert boneyard. In announcing the deal, the Chinese President Xi Jinping stated that an extra 7,200 new aircraft are needed in China within the next two decades. The headaches for Boeing continued this week as Airbus sealed a $35 billion deal to supply China with 290 A320s and 10 A350 widebodies. Boeings woes with its workhorse 737 MAX continues with the US regulator, the FAA now facing further political scrutiny.
The recent holiday period has seen a lot of emails from parents asking if they can take baby food on international flights, including pouch packaged baby food.
While Boeing has had better months for the 737MAX, Boeing has continued to roll out its 787s. The 787 and the 777X is manufactured at various locations around the world including Melbourne. Getting all the parts together for final assembly requires some serious heavy lifting which is why Boeing has built the Dreamlifter a huge air freighter that can carry wing and fuselage sections back to the main assembly line near Seattle.
Its been such a success that images from the site have gone viral around the world and many regular Captains and First Officers now make a point of waving as they pass hoping to be featured on the plane spotters websites! Rumour is now about to look like fact with 3 east coast airports about to add camera ports to their airport boundary fences. Last year Sydney airport took a step forward with a dedicated public viewing area near the ATC tower called Sheps Mound.
The new blades have a degree of designed flex and will be progressively phased in as the 787 worldwide engine swap continues. After a year of extreme pain, Rolls Royce has received US & EU certification for a new type of fan blade for its Trent 1000 engines that have caused many 787 carriers to modify flight operations.
As reported by Airline Insider, the system's reliance on only one of the angle of attack vanes mounted on the nose of the plane created false airspeed readings resulting in the flight computers acting contrary to the pilots inputs. The investigation onto the 737MAX issue stepped up this week with Boeing admitting its stabilising system; MCAS was at fault in the recent crash of an Ethiopian aircraft.
The world is small place, unless of course youve got the wrong type of passport just look at the issues of some Middle Eastern and African people have getting into the USA. Its accepted almost everywhere without a visa and ties in first position with Singapore in the worlds passport index rankings. The Mastercard of passports is strangely from South Korea.
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If youre not on a budget carrier, make sure your bags are tagged through to your final international destination when you check in for the domestic flight to Sydney. CREW TIP: The airside Sydney shuffle between domestic and internal terminals is an inconvenience at the best of times but a nightmare if you have to collect and re-check bags.
Calling for the engineer to fix a problem at the gate usually also meant a long wait for aircraft parts. However, an Air New Zealand 777 this week departed LAX with a spare part that was produced using a high-tech 3D printer.
Under EU regulations, for delayed or cancelled flights and denied boarding, passengers may be entitled to financial compensation of up to 600 per person.
Canberras Balloon festival is one of the four leading ballooning events across the globe and every year attracts entrants who rise above the city from the grassed area of old Parliament House. For nine mornings from 9th to 17th March, the early dawn sees the balloons made ready to rise with the sun. The event is part of Enlighten which also lights up the nations capital with installations and light shows culminating in a grand fireworks spectacular on Sunday 17 March. CREW TIP: A quick check of hotels shows there is still plenty of availability for the festival with rooms ranging from $160 TO $400 Canberra is just five hours drive or 20 minutes by air from Melbourne.
The new jet flys high at 50,000 feet, at a cruising speed of Mach 1.4, around 650km/h faster than current jets. The launch of the aircraft is scheduled to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the last flight of the Concord. While the battle for the longest flight is still in dispute, business aircraft maker, Aerion, is advancing production on its 12-seat passenger jet that will slice 5 hours off the run across the Pacific and 3 hours across the Atlantic.
If you remember the days of Dr Strangelove and recall the classroom discussions about ICBMs, then a trip to Arizona is a must to visit the last remaining Titan Missile Silo. Fifty-four silos operated between 1963 to 1987 and this last remaining silo has preserved the operational aspects of this cold war hot spot.
Emirates is putting the squeeze on checked baggage reducing the per person limit for discount economy tickets from 20kg to 15kg.
The access to e-gates will slash the time it takes to get out of the airport. Arriving at Heathrow, particularly in the morning can be a soul-destroying experience with Australian travellers currently having to join the queue at customs. Travelling to the UK from mid-next year gets easier with the opportunity to use your Australian passport to enter the UK via the automated e-gates.
The chicken is served after being dusted with more pepper and spices. Fried chicken is a staple in some southern states of the USA and Nashville-style chicken is the new fast food trend thats sweeping across the world. The classic dish douses fresh chicken in hot lard which is rolled in a cayenne pepper coating before being fried in a huge steel pan.
The federal checks disregard what are called spent convictions which are jail convictions of less than 30 months from a previous decade or 5 years if the offender was a minor. The state checks, however, consider all convictions and, in some instances, also require the employer or airline to have rigorous procedural and reporting regimes.