ATSB report – Jetstar plane forced to turn around after ground crew left clipboard in engine

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) today released a report into a FOD incident that resulted in a Jetstar A320 returning to Auckland after taking off with a clipboard placed inside the right engine cowling. The A320, registration VH-VGY was operating an Auckland-Sydney flight 27 October 2017. The clipboard was placed inside the engine by…

World’s first virtual airline takes off

Japan’s First Airlines has become the world’s first virtual airline – offering a flight experience using Virtual Reality technology without leaving the ground in Ikebukuro in Tokyo. The Airline uses A380 or A340 seats. Passengers, make reservations, check-in, are given a boarding pass, wear VR headsets and experience a simulated takeoff and landing. There are…