Passengers experienced tense moments on board a KLM flight today after a small fire erupted inside an overhead compartment for hand luggage. A spokesman for the Dutch airline said the cause of the fire is under investigation, but a passenger claims it was sparked by a lithium ion battery inside a traveller’s bag. Flight attendants…
Qatar Airways welcomed the second of this ground-breaking aircraft into its fleet as it commenced flights to Frankfurt. The introduction of the second A350 means the world’s five-star airline is now flying to Frankfurt double-daily exclusively with the A350 XWB.
Etihad Airways will deploy a state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on its daily Washington, D.C. service from 15 March 2015, marking the US debut of its next generation First, Business and Economy class products.
easyJet Plus annual card holders will now benefit from access to Fast Track security at 35 airports across Europe from the 19 March 2015.
Boeing has started up several new automated lines to boost the wing manufacturing capabilities at their Renton, WA plant. Link
The minister, known for being a prosperity preacher at his Atlanta-area World Changers Church International, is seeking “200,000 people committed to sow $300 or more (to) help achieve our goal to purchase the G650 airplane.” The figures were presented Friday in a nearly six-minute video on the Creflo Dollar Ministries website (the video was not…
Southwell said there could be a market for executives who travel frequently and would like to have a location to stay at near the airport. He said noise insulation in properties like the Renaissance Concourse hotel just off the airfield allow guests there to sleep even as planes fly overhead. Link
DULLES, Va. (AP) — The power is back on at Washington Dulles International Airport. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokesman Jonathon Freye says the power went off around 1:25 p.m. Saturday and was restored shortly before 4 p.m. During the outage, some departing flights were delayed. Link
Under NORAD operations, the U.S. and Canada routinely send fighter jets into the skies to monitor any Russian military aircraft approaching the U.S. coastline. The Russian operations have not extended to actually flying into U.S. or Canadian airspace, but in the last year Russia is clearly trying to keep a closer eye on NORAD. Link
Two of London’s airports have published details on how they can expand to handle the increasing passenger throughputs in the southeast of the UK. London Gatwick chairman Roy McNulty has written to the UK Airports Commission, currently in the final stages of reaching recommendations on the provision of new runways for the London area, while…