AirAsia X orders 30 A321XLR aircraft and 12 more A330neo

AirAsia X, the long haul unit of the AirAsia Group, has finalised a firm order with Airbus for an additional 12 A330-900 and 30 A321XLR aircraft. The contract was signed by Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman, AirAsia X Berhad and Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus in Kuala Lumpur today, in the presence of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Chief Executive…

A gate agent plays “worst driver’s license photo” after Southwest passengers wait for a 3-hour delayed flight (video)

Last week, a Southwest Airlines flight from Orlando to Washington, D.C., was delayed. Passengers sat at the gate for an hour. Then two. Naturally, they grew frustrated. But then a gate agent stepped in and started playing games with the waiting passengers. One game? A contest for the worst driver’s license picture. Other games included…

Sukhoi Su-57 demo pilot pulls drag chute before touching the ground (video)

A video released by the public group “Voyennyy Osvedomitel’” on Russian social media network “VK” on 26 August showed an unusual landing by the much-awaited Sukhoi Su-57 jet at Russia’s Zhukovsky Airport, with the plane releasing drogue parachutes before touching the ground. The video was captured during preparations for the MAKS-2019 International Aviation and Space…

Soyuz MS-14, carrying supplies and #Fedor humanoid robot, has successfully docked to the ISS on second attempt today

  The unmanned Soyuz MS-14, carrying supplies and Fedor, a humanoid robot, has successfully docked at the International Space Station (ISS) after the first attempt went awry due to a technical glitch. The docking went off without a hitch early on Tuesday morning Moscow time (03:08 UTC) as space enthusiasts around the world watched Fedor’s…