NEWS Inaugural Virgin Atlantic flight cancelled due to foam canon salute instead of water

Virgin flight from ATL to MAN cancelled: foam canon salute instead of water /@FlightEmergency Pic: @MichaelSnasdell pic.twitter.com/dYmUPIVKim — AirLive.net (@airlivenet) March 30, 2015 A packed Virgin Atlantic passenger jet was grounded shortly before its high-profile inaugural flight to Atlanta after a botched ‘water cannon salute’ by airport fire tenders clogged up its engines by spraying…

NEWS Lufthansa Group overhauls pilot safety following Germanwings disaster

In coordination with the German Federal Aviation Office, other German airlines and the German aviation industry association (Bundesverband der deutschen Luftverkehrswirtschaft), the airlines of the Lufthansa Group are to adopt a new cockpit occupancy procedure as a precautionary measure. Under the new procedure, two authorised persons must be present in the cockpit at all times…