NEWS: New Sydney airport aims to accommodate 80 million passengers per year by 2050, rivaling JFK

Confidential plans for Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek reportedly reveal the site aims to eventually accommodate twice as many passengers as Mascot. Sydney’s Mascot airport currently accommodates around 40 million passengers/year. (AAP) The plans for construction of the airport, due to commence next year, show a projected capacity of 80 million passengers a year…

ALERT Britain’s Royal Air Force scrambles typhoon jets to intercept Russian bombers near UK airspace

Britain has scrambled Typhoon fighter jets to intercept two Russian long-range bombers near UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday. Tuesday’s incident came as Britain hosted war games off the coast of Scotland involving more than 50 warships and submarines and 13,000 personnel from 14 countries. “The Russian aircraft are being escorted by…

NEWS: Conflict zone risk information website to reduce aircraft risk

The UN agency responsible for overseeing international aviation has set up a prototype repository for conflict zone risk information in the wake of last year’s destruction of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 leaving Schiphol on July 17 last year. (AFP) The International Civil Aviation Organisation website will allow governments, airlines and the public…