World’s largest fire-fighting aircraft, the Boeing 747 Global Supertanker reached Bolivia to help fight the Amazon fires

  President Evo Morales announced on Wednesday that Bolivia has ordered the 747 Supertanker to assist firefighters battling a massive outbreak of wildfires in the Amazon basin. The huge air tanker, identified as Tanker 944, that can carry up to 19,200 gallons (72,680 liters) of water or fire retardant departed from Sacramento McClellan Airport at…

INCIDENT Passengers of Hawaiian Airlines #HA47 evacuated via emergency slides after smoke filled the cabin

Seven passengers were taken to hospitals when a Hawaiian Airlines flight landed in Honolulu on Thursday with smoke in the cabin and cargo hold, officials said. The flight #HA47 from Oakland, California, made its emergency landing around 11:30 HT. The crew deployed the plane’s emergency slides for the evacuation, which officials said took between 30…

VIDEO Prince William and Kate Middleton boarding Eastern Airways flight after Prince Harry and Meghan private jet drama

Amid drama following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s trips via private jet, William and Kate flew commercial with their children from Norwich, England, to Aberdeen, Scotland, on Thursday. “We were delighted to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their family on board one of our flights again, this time when they flew from Norwich to Aberdeen with…

Qantas to operate three test flights in order to launch direct routes to London Heathrow and New York JFK

Qantas has announced three ultra long-haul research flights to gather new data about inflight passenger and crew health and wellbeing. The flights form part of planning for Project Sunrise – Qantas’ goal to operate regular, non-stop commercial flights from the east coast of Australia (Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne) to London and New York. The three…

Lasers have been aimed at planes flying into Leeds Bradford Airport for the second night in less than a week

Police are investigating after two planes reported seeing green lasers while approaching the runway on Monday night. On Wednesday last week, police helicopters monitored flights following similar reports. West Yorkshire Police said shining a laser at an aircraft can dazzle and distract the pilot. A flight approaching the airport reported seeing a green laser at…