ALERT Danish and Italian fighter jets scrambled 4 times last week to Russian warplanes

NATO air-policing jets guarding the Baltic skies were last week scrambled four times from Lithuania to intercept Russian warplanes flying in the international airspace above the Baltic Sea. According to the Lithuanian Defense Ministry, all four Russian aircraft were transport airplanes flying with pre-filed flight plans, maintained contact with flight controllers but had their onboard transponders off. They were…

Ryanair’s boss Michael O’Leary gives Ryanair #FR447 passengers free drinks to apology for delay (video)

Passengers aboard a Ryanair flight from Liverpool to Dublin on Saturday evening shared some Grand National luck: free drinks during the 43-minute flight. The airline’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, was flying home to Ireland after his horse, Tiger Roll, won the steeplechase in a photo finish. Flight FR447 was delayed by half an hour while…

VIDEO USAF B1B takes off to Syria on Friday, the first combat employment of JASSM-ER weapon

A​ ​@28thBombWing #B1B Lancer takes off on a strike mission April 13, in support of the multinational response to ​#​Syria’s recent use of chemical weapons. Two B-1Bs employed 19 JASSM-ER, the first combat employment of the weapon.​ #AirPower pic.twitter.com/XVzZEodHN3 — U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) April 15, 2018 A​ ​28th Bomb Wing #B1B Lancer takes…

BREAKING Air China #CA1350 to Beijing diverted after a flight attendant was held hostage by a passenger

An Air China flight from Changsha to Beijing was diverted to Zhengzhou after a crew member was held hostage by a male passenger. Flight CA1350 landed at Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport in Zhengzhou, central China’s Henan Province, at 9:58 a.m., according to Henan Airport Group. The plane departed Changsha, capital of central China’s Hunan Province,…

Would you sleep in the cargo hold? Airbus is seriously working on that solution

Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace have partnered to develop and market lower-deck modules with passenger sleeping berths. The modules, which would fit inside the aircraft’s cargo compartments, offer new opportunities for additional services to passengers, improving their experience while enabling airlines to differentiate and add value for their commercial operations. The new passenger modules will be…