The World’s Coolest Airports

A long layover in an airport is every traveler’s worst nightmare, but not if you happen to be in one of the world’s coolest airports. Terminals around the world have been upgraded to offer other experiences and a variety of lifestyle. Some pulled out stops and became destinations of their own right. The airport’s lounges,…

BREAKING JetBlue flight #B6218 to JFK evacuated on taxiway at Charlotte Airport due to a security threat

The FBI and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport after a reported security concern. Officials have confirmed the investigation involved Jet Blue flight #B6218 departing from Charlotte, North Carolina, heading to New York on Sunday morning. JetBlue statement “JetBlue Flight 218, scheduled to depart from Charlotte to New York this morning,…

Four people have been killed after a calibration plane crashed near Dubai International Airport

Three Britons and a South African were aboard the UK-registered DA42 plane, UAE authorities said. The four-seat plane flies around the world to inspect and calibrate navigation aids – which include radars and landing systems for airports and airfields. The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says an investigation is under way. According to local media…

ALERT Boeing says the update of the 737MAX software is complete and will work with the FAA to schedule the certification test flight

Boeing has completed development of the updated software for the 737 MAX, along with associated simulator testing and the company’s engineering test flight. To date, Boeing has flown the 737 MAX with updated MCAS software for more than 360 hours on 207 flights. Boeing is now providing additional information to address Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)…

ILS is insecure and can be hacked

These instrument landing systems (ILS) are considered precision approach systems, because unlike GPS and other navigation systems, they provide crucial real-time guidance about both the plane’s horizontal alignment with a runway and its vertical angle of descent. In many settings—particularly during foggy or rainy night-time landings—this radio-based navigation is the primary means for ensuring planes…

ALERT Transport Canada issued an airworthiness directive ordering Airbus A220 operators to inspect the fuel feed tubes

According to an Airbus A220 airworthiness directive issued by Transport Canada on May 13, the fuel flowing to engines could be blocked due to fuel tubes eroded by a clamp. The directive says that operators have reported damages on multiple aircraft caused by bonding clamps that are touching the tubes. Transport Canada mandated Airbus A220…