BREAKING South African Express grounded over serious safety violations

South African authorities have banned South African Express Airways from flying due to serious safety violations. The airline was operating regional flights for the country’s flag carrier, South African Airways (SAA). Its operating permits were suspended by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) on Thursday‚ stating: “This effectively means that as of today, SA…

BREAKING The Dutch investigators concluded today the BUK system which downed #MH17 came from Russia’s 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade

The missile that downed a Malaysia Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014 belonged to a Russian brigade, international investigators say. At a press conference in The Hague on Thursday, Dutch police and prosecutors showed photo and video evidence they said proved that they had identified the specific BUK system responsible for shooting down the…

Amazing footage from National Police Air Service’s helicopter monitoring the crowd at Windsor while an Aer Lingus “photobombed” the #RoyalWedding

A policeman using the force’s helicopter to monitor crowds at Windsor ahead of the royal wedding got a shock as a huge passenger jet flew underneath him. The amazing footage caught the plane as it few directly under the National Police Air Service’s (NPAS) chopper on Saturday morning. Taking to twitter the NPAS spokesman wrote:…

Royal Flying Doctor Service turns 90

Australia’s most trusted charity, and one of the world’s largest aeromedical organisations, Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) turned 90 last week. The RFDS currently operates from 24 bases with a fleet of 69 aircraft. The Australian Inland Mission Aeromedical Service (now RFDS) was started by Rev John Flynn, a Prebyterian minister, in May 1928. The…

ALERT Ground worker killed at Lisbon Airport

Reports in the Portuguese media said the 47-year-old was helping a colleague park a coach when they were knocked down. It is understood the incident happened at terminal two at around 1pm on Monday. Portuguese police confirmed the person was pronounced dead at the scene. A spokesman for Ryanair confirmed the death this afternoon, saying…

Ryanair sees 10% profit rise for 2017

Ryanair has reported a ten per cent increase in full year profit after tax to €1.45 billion. The low-cost carrier said lower fares, which were down by an average of three per cent, stimulated traffic growth to over 130 million guests last year. The airline also saw an industry leading 95 per cent load factor.…

Australia plans Antarctica’s first paved runway

The Australian government has announced plans to build Antarctica’s first paved runway near the Davis research station, subject to environmental approvals. “After three field seasons of geotechnical and environmental investigations the Australian Antarctic Division has identified a suitable site for the runway in the Vestfold Hills region of East Antarctica, approximately six kilometres from Davis…

Virgin Australia helps explain Carbon Offsetting

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) Science Unit recently asked if it was worth selecting the Carbon Offset option when booking airline tickets. The article goes on to say that aviation is responsible for 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions, aviation emissions aren’t covered by the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, and that Australia’s domestic and international…