Boeing autonomous passenger air vehicle completes first flight

Boeing yesterday successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Manassas, Virginia. Boeing NeXt, which leads the company’s urban air mobility efforts, utilized Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences to design and develop the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and will continue testing to advance the safety and…

Jordan accuses Israel of violating its airspace after opening of new Eilat Ramon International Airport

The head of Jordan’s Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission Haitham Misto has expressed Amman’s objection against opening the newly constructed Ramon International Airport in its current location near the Red Sea resort of Eilat. The Times of Israel cites the official as saying that the facility, situated less than 20km from the key Jordanian port of Aqaba, violates “international standards regarding respect for the sovereignty of airspace and…

ALERT ANA is investigating after both engines of a Boeing 787-8 shutdown simultaneously on landing

All Nippon Airways is investigating an incident at Osaka after both engines of a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner shutdown simultaneously. On January 17th, flight #NH985 from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami with 118 members onboard was rolling down the runway after landing when the pilots deployed the thrust reversers to slow down the aircraft. The pilots then noticed both Rolls-Royce Trent…

ALERT Germany bans Iran’s Mahan Air from landing in the country with immediate effect amid security concerns

Germany has banned Iran’s Mahan Air from landing in the country with immediate effect, citing security concerns and the airline’s involvement in Syria, officials said Monday. Mahan Air is on a U.S. sanctions list and Washington has long urged allies to ban the airline from their territories. The decision to ban it came after consultations…

BREAKING Aeroflot #SU1515 to Moscow just diverted to Khanty Mansiysk due to possible hijack attempt

Aeroflot #SU1515 from Surgut to Moscow diverted to Khanty Mansiysk with reports of hijack attempt. The Boeing 737-800 (reg. VP-BRR) diverted to Khanty Mansiysk after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit. A passenger was demanding to be flown to Afghanistan. The flight crew managed to persuade the passenger demanding the change to land in Khanty-Mansiysk for refuelling. The passenger (named Pavel, 41…