747 near stall post take-off

South Africa’s Civil Aviation Authority has praised the airmanship of British Airways Boeing 747-400 pilots who battled to prevent a low-altitude stall after the leading-edge slats unexpectedly retracted during lift-off from Johannesburg.   At 167kt on the...

Seems so simple!

On a flight between between Chicago and Frankfurt, the airline employed every trick in the book to show what can be done to reduce fuel burn in existing aircraft. The result was a savings of more than 1,400 gallons of jet fuel on a transatlantic round-trip flight....

Is this what V-??? will look like??

June 23   As speculation rises about a relaunch of Virgin Blue’s identity and product, is Virgin America as clear a look as we can have at this moment at what the airline will become?   New Virgin Blue CEO, John Borghetti, has added to the speculation...

Vietnam Air switch 787 model

There is something odd about two airlines who were originally both going to be early users of the 787-8 Dreamliner saying markedly different things about its performance.   Last month Continental said it would launch non-stop flights between Houston and Auckland...
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