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Boeing to reveal more insight about its plan to fly commercial planes without pilots or with less experienced pilots

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Boeing is serious about flying commercial planes via artificial intelligence algorithms without human intervention. The US giant aircraft manufacturer gave some insight about its bold plans at Paris Air Show. (www.airlinerpulse.com) More...

Wizz Air opens first UK base at Luton Airport

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Wizz Air has opened its first UK base at London Luton Airport. Wizz will base one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft at the airport, increasing operations to 42 routes from Luton, including three new services to Tel Aviv, Prishtina and Kutaisi. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

Lufthansa wants to help, not take over, Air Berlin: Bild

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Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) sees no limit to the number of planes and crews it could lease from Air Berlin (AB1.DE), its chief executive told German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, amid criticism that support for its ailing rival is a stealth takeover attempt. "We already support Air Berlin, in that we have leased 38 planes and set them on our routes. I can imagine, however, that we would expand this cooperation and lease further Air Berlin planes and crew," Carsten Spohr said. (uk.reuters.com) More...

Delta orders additional A321 aircrafts

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For all you Delta fans out there that hadn't heard the news yet, Delta is adding an additional 10 aircrafts announced on Tuesday of last week. This brings the total number of orders to 122. Delta began the order in 2013, with 30 domestic narrowbody aircrafts, then again ordered additional aircrafts in 2014, and 2016 of last year. Just recently, Delta added 30 additional orders last month in May, and in Tuesday of last week ordered an additional 10 aircrafts to the order. Delta currently operates… (www.ajc.com) More...

Video: Delta Air Lines Says Gulf Carriers Coming for American Jobs – Tells Employees to Fight for Their Future

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A new internal, staff video from Delta Air Line is urging all 80,000 employees of the carrier to oppose the expansion of Middle East airlines in the U.S. Delta is asking its staff to write to Congress and the White House and use the hashtag #OurFutureOurFight on social media. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) More...

Incident: Delta B767 near Boston on Jun 22nd 2017, problem with minimum/maximum speed indications

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A Delta Airlines Boeing 767-400, registration N834MH performing flight DL-174 from Atlanta,GA (USA) to Milan Malpensa (Italy), was enroute at FL330 about 190nm southwest of Boston,MA, almost over New York City, when the crew descended the aircraft to FL250 and then FL230 due to problems with the maximum and minimum operating speed indications (avherald.com) More...

Photo of Russian Fighter buzzing US RC-135

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The U.S. has released a photo of when a Russian fighter jet flew within five feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane earlier this week over the Baltic Sea in an unsafe maneuver. The move came just after Russia announced it would begin targeting the U.S. west of the Euphrates in an escalation of tensions in the Syrian conflict. (www.axios.com) More...

It was terrifying: Passengers tell of ‘engine bang, shuddering’ after AirAsia engine failure

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PASSENGER jet with more than 350 people on board has been forced to make an emergency landing in Perth after an engine failure shortly after takeoff. The Air Asia flight was reportedly en route to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when it experienced difficulties. The twin-engine A330 airbus suffered a ‘technical issue’ that caused one of its engines to fail shortly before 9am AEDT (7am Perth time) this morning, causing some concern among passengers it may have had to ditch in the ocean. (www.aviationfigure.com) More...