BREAKING FAA is investigating a new incident after Air Canada #AC781 was asked 6 times to go-around but still landed at SFO

According to The Mercury News Air Canada Flight #AC781, an Airbus A320 (reg. C-GPWG) from Montreal, was preparing to land at SFO on Runway 28-Right on Sunday Oct. 22 after a six-hour flight when the crew acknowledged the tower’s clearance to land. But an air traffic controller repeated six straight times for the Air Canada…

Lufthansa to dissolve Air Berlin’s Niki brand

Lufthansa plans to dissolve the brand name of Austrian based Niki The German flag-carrier wants to fully integrate Air Berlin’s subsidiary Niki into its low-cost airline Eurowings. On September 26th, Lufthansa’s Supervisory Board approved a one billion Euro investment for the acquisition of up to 61 aircraft for Eurowings. Niki operates short and medium haul flights from…

Boeing begins production of 777X

Boeing began production on Monday of it’s first 777X wide-body plane at it’s factory in Everett. Wings for the new plane will be produced at the Composite Wing Center at the Boeing Everett factory. A traditional airplane wing is aluminum. The new 777X wing is much larger and lighter and it made of a carbon fiber composite. The…

JetBlue flight #B6877 was hit by a flock of Seagulls on departure from Boston

A JetBlue flight from Boston to Las Vegas landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday evening after it struck birds. JetBlue Airways Flight 877, an Airbus 320 aircraft, struck the birds after departing Boston Logan International Airport around 4:45 p.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The crew declared an emergency and initially planned…