The world’s busiest airports 2017 revealed

Close to 104 million passengers passed though Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2017, making it the world’s busiest passenger airport for another year. That’s according to 2017 travel data released Thursday by Airports Council International. Globally, there were significant increases in passenger numbers, air cargo traffic and total aircraft movements. The world’s busiest airports 2017 1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International…

First ANA A380 completes maiden flight

The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) took to the skies today, completing a maiden flight from the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France to the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is now being prepared for cabin installation and painting in the airline’s special A380 livery. ANA placed a firm order for three…

ALERT Russia’s MOD claims that the missile that shot down #MH17 had been produced in 1986 and was owned by Ukrainian authorities

Russia’s Defense Ministry claimed on Monday that the missile that shot down flight MH17 in June 2014, killing 298 people on board, had been produced in 1986 and was owned by Ukrainian authorities. Russia said they were able to track down the Buk missile’s paper trail using two serial numbers found on fragments of the…

ALERT Cathay Pacific cancels all flights in/out of Hong Kong for more than 24h, starting early Sunday morning, as Super Typhoon Mangkuat approaches

Airlines across the region canceled more than 100 flights on Saturday as Super Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the Philippines and was set to disrupt travel from Hong Kong to Japan. Cathay Pacific said in a statement it’s canceling all flights in and out of Hong Kong on Sunday beginning at 2:30 a.m., and wouldn’t resume…

A 17 to girl making her first solo flight executed a successful emergency landing in Massachusetts after losing a wheel during takeoff.

A 17-year-old student pilot making her first solo flight executed a successful emergency landing in Massachusetts after losing a wheel during takeoff, authorities said. Shortly after takeoff, Maggie Taraska on commands of the single-engine aircraft reported losing her right main wheel assembly, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said. An instructor on the ground talked the…