NEWS Airbus A350-1000 has completed water ingestion test from Istres Air Force Base in France

Airbus’ new A350-1000 – the longest-fuselage version of its A350 XWB jetliner – marked another certification milestone by performing tests that validated the aircraft’s ability to operate from waterlogged runways and taxiways. Performed this month at the Istres Air Force Base in southern France, the A350-1000 was purposely run along an inundated surface to demonstrate…

EMERGENCY Lineas Aereas Suramericanas flight overran the runway at Bogota after rejected takeoff

Lineas Aereas Suramericanas charter flight overran the runway at Bogota on Monday after rejected takeoff. The Boeing 727-200F (reg. HK1271) performing charter flight from Bogota to Pasto (Colombia) overran runway 13R. The aircraft had to reject takeoff at high speed for a reason unknown. The aircraft stopped at about 150m after the runway. Aeronautic Civil is investigating the…

EMERGENCY Mango Boeing 737 suffered a bird strike with a pelican after departure from Cape Town

On Sunday, Mango Boeing 737 experienced a noticeable impact. A pelican damaged the left horizontal stabiliser after take off from Cape Town International Airport. Despite knowing they had to return‚ weight restrictions inhibited the pilots from making an immediate return. The aircraft (reg. ZS-SJD) continued to climb and reached a point 240 kilometres from Cape…