Heathrow Airport should open 24/7, not build another runway, says Dubai airport boss

The boss of the world’s busiest airport for international passengers has urged night-time restrictions at Heathrow to be abandoned. Paul Griffiths, chief executive of Dubai Airports, has said new, quieter aircraft mean that the current rules on noise at Britain’s busiest airport are unnecessary. He told The Independent: “Unlike Dubai, where we’re 24/7, the airports in the UK are closed…

Unique ways to hit the skies

Anyone with a passion for aviation will have spent their time at airports, aircraft hangers and perhaps even on adventurous long-haul flights during which the journey itself is as exciting as the destination you’re about to reach. To extend this interest further, there’s plenty of other ways to take to the skies to delight in…

BREAKING Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319 flight #3U8633 lost part of the windshield at over 32,000 ft causing depressurization and cockpit’s damage

Sichuan Airlines Flight #3U8633 suffered an incident from Chongqing for Lhasa. During cruising at over 32,000ft, part of the windshield blew off. The crew declared an emergency and decided to divert to the nearest airport Chengdu Shuangliu (CTU). The flight control unit in the cockpit were seriously deformed from the sudden decompression and some parts…

BREAKING Asiana A330 destroyed Turkish Airlines A321 tail during ground collision at Istanbul International Airport (video)

An Asiana Airlines Airbus A330-300 destroyed the tail of a Turkish Airlines A321 at Istanbul International Airport. The right wing of an Asiana Airlines Airbus A330-300 (reg. HL7792) destroyed the tail of a Turkish Airlines A321 (TC-JMM) on taxiway “Golf” at Istanbul Airport. No injuries reported but flight #OZ552 to Seoul-Incheon with 236 passengers on…