ALERT General strike in France tomorrow expected to affect Air Traffic Control starting 18.00UTC tonight

Impact anticipated mostly at beginning of shifts but Marseille ACC may be affected all day. The ATC Industrial Action is expected from 13th December 1800 UTC till 15th December 0500 UTC. Minimum service will be provided with precautionary measures. No cancellation or reduction of flights expected. LFMT (Montpellier)  : ATC closure likely during the first night…

ALERT Nosegear of Aero Union Airbus A300 freighter collapsed at the maintenance ramp at Mexico City Airport

The nosegear of Aero Union Airbus A300 freighter (reg. XA-MRC) collapsed at the maintenance ramp at Mexico City Airport (MMMX). The last flight that made this Airbus A300 was last Thursday, December 6, 2018 between the International Airport of Miami and Mexico City.  The left engine was removed. Due to this significant impact, the aircraft must remain…

NASA’s Voyager 2 probe entered Interstellar Space after crossing the outer edge of the heliosphere on Nov. 5

For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun. Comparing data from different instruments aboard the trailblazing spacecraft, mission scientists determined the probe crossed the outer…

INCIDENT An IndiGo A320neo made a emergency landing after smoke filled the cabin – passengers were evacuated via emergency slides

An IndiGo flight going from Jaipur to Kolkata made an emergency landing after smoke was detected in the cabin today IndiGo flight #6E237 made a safe emergency landing in Kolkata on Monday night after the Airbus A320neo (reg. VT-ITR) was filled with smoke. After landing, the 136 passengers were evacuated using emergency slides.    

RAF Typhoon jets – armed with the Meteor air-to-air missile for the first time – scrambled from Lossiemouth for ‘unidentified aircraft’

Fighter jets scrambled from a Scottish RAF station due to unidentified aircraft approaching UK airspace. Typhoon jets from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray were called out on Monday morning. UPDATE The ‘unidentified aircraft’ were two Tu-160 and one Il-62 to Venezuela. The RAF said the fighters were scrambled as a “precautionary measure”, but no intercept took place…

INCIDENT Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 skidded off the runway at Hollywood Burbank and was stopped by the airport’s Engineered Material Arresting System

A Southwest Airlines flight arriving at Burbank Airport from Oakland skidded off the runway after landing Thursday morning. The Boeing 737-700 (reg. N752SW) was stopped by the airport’s Engineered Material Arresting System, which is designed to stop an aircraft that goes off the end of a runway. The flight had 117 passengers on board, many…