NASA InSight Lander Arrives on Martian Surface to Learn What Lies Beneath

Mars has just received its newest robotic resident. NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander successfully touched down on the Red Planet after an almost seven-month, 300-million-mile (458-million-kilometer) journey from Earth. InSight’s two-year mission will be to study the deep interior of Mars to learn how all celestial bodies with…

Piper PA-31 Navajo flies 46 km past its destination after the pilot falls asleep in the cockpit

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau have said they are investigating a case of ‘pilot incapacitation’ following the November 8 flight from Devonport in Tasmania to neighbouring King Island. The Piper PA-31 Navajo (reg.VH-TWU) landed safely at King Island Airport near the town of Currie despite overshooting its target by 46km. In a statement, the ATSB…

BREAKING French authorities are investing an airprox incident at Paris CDG due to an unauthorised manoeuvre by a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800

French authorities are investing an airprox incident at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport caused by an unauthorised manoeuvre by a Ukraine International Airlines aircraft. on 11 November shortly before 14:00. The Boeing 737-800 (reg. UR-PSB) took off from runway 27L, on the northern side of the airport, to Kiev and started “heading south, without clearance” BEA said. AT…

Air France to reduce its A380 fleet

The French flag carrier is to get rid of around 20% to 50% of their “super jumbo” fleet. Two A380s (currently leased) will be returned to their lessor next year with the other three (also leased) returned later. The news was confirmed by Canadian Benjamin Smith, Air France’s newly appointed CEO. Air France finds the…