One of South Africa’s top helicopter rescue pilots has died while on duty fighting fires at Cape Point near Cape Town. The pilot – who has been identified as Bees Marais – was forced into a hard landing at Cape Point earlier on Sunday. He was flying a Bell 212 helicopter. Initial reports suggested that…
A 584-page interim report into the disappearance of the Boeing 777-200ER (BA.N) provided details on how radars had tracked the plane going off course to issues concerning the battery of the flight data recorder’s underwater locator beacon. Link
NEWS Shocker: Airport parking in London most expensive in the world, often costing more than flights
The price of parking is giving the price of flying a run for its money in Britain. (Note: 1USD =0.9222 Euros) Link
NEWS Boeing 777X: Foldable Wingtip and Advantages of the Aluminum-Lithium Fuselage Over Carbon-Reinforced Plastic
Foldable wingtips have been seen in military aviation for a long time and the reason to have such a mechanism is the same on the military and civil side: Minimize the wingspan and space used while taxiing and parked. Boeing has already got the experience of foldable wingtips with its F/A-18 Hornet and the planned…
Malaysia Airlineshas held a private gathering to remember the 13 employees lost when flight MH370 disappeared en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur one year ago today. The event at the Malaysia Airlines Academy, Kelana Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, was attended by MAS employees and family members of those employees lost.
Flight safety authorities have issued a warning to airlines after two sleep-deprived pilots took off from Sydney to Adelaide with wing flaps in the wrong setting that could have ended in a crash. Link