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Archive | Air Travel

Boeing Knew About 737 MAX Problems with Sensor and Warning Light Failure Before 2 Deadly Crashes

Boeing didn’t disclose to airlines or federal regulators that a warning light wasn’t working until after one of two plane crashes. Boeing reported Sunday May 5, 2019 in a press conference that the company discovered after airlines had been flying its 737 MAX aircraft for several months that a warning light integrated with MCAS (Maneuvering […]

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Reassurance in Knowledge: 4 Reasons Why Planes Crash, But Risk Much Lower than Traveling in Passenger Vehicle

With so many recent advancements in modern aviation, plane crashes are becoming a rarity. Yet we still may wonder the reasons behind why planes crash. Reassurance in Knowledge: 4 Reasons Why Planes Crash Decades ago, around 80 percent of commercial airplane accidents were the result of a mechanical malfunction. Today, the chances of a mechanical […]

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Space Tourism from Virgin Galactic, SpaceX: Commercial Flights to Space Are Coming Soon 

As private space companies successfully test their thoughtfully constructed spacecrafts, we are learning that commercial flights to space could be coming soon.    Space Tourism: Commercial Flights to Space Are Coming Soon  With the rise of commercial flights to space, it is safe to say the age of space tourism has finally arrived.  This past December, Virgin Galactic successfully sent SpaceShipTwo, […]

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Lead Architect for Chicago’s $8.5 Billion O’Hare International Airport Expansion Announced: Studio Gang Led by Jeanne Gang

O'Hare Global Terminal and Global Concourse by Studio ORD from Studio Gang on Vimeo. Studio Gang, founded by Jeanne Gang, will be the architectural firm that will lead a team of architects tapped to design the $8.5 billion O’Hare International Airport expansion, according to an announcement Wednesday from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “We’re an aviation capital, […]

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Flying the Boeing 737 Max 8: An American Airlines Pilot’s View from Inside the Cockpit, Explains MCAS System Connected to 2 Crashes

Capt. Dennis Tajer of American Airlines and the Allied Pilots Association explains what it’s like to fly the Boeing 737 Max 8, and why a new flight control system was a surprise to pilots. That system could have played a role in two recent Max 8 crashes (Washington Post). Pilots were once told that they […]

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President Donald Trump in Agreement with FAA Orders Grounding of Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday March 13 2019 that the US would be issuing an emergency order to ground all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and the 737 MAX 9, and planes associated with that line. President Trump added that both the FAA and Boeing were “in agreement with the action,” and any planes currently in flight would continue to […]

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China, Ethiopia, Indonesia Ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 Jet Following Ethiopian Airlines Crash

China, Ethiopia and Indonesia are among the few countries that have temporarily grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8. The swift decision comes from the deadly crash that took place near Ethiopia’s capitol. FBN’s Jeff Flock talks to Maria Bartiromo on the fallout from the crash and what this could mean for airline carriers in the […]

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Private Jet Ride on a Brand New $17 Million Embraer Praetor 500

Aviation Blogger Sam Chui was the first passenger to fly the brand new Embraer Praetor 500 private jet from Punta Cana to Ft Lauderdale ahead of the new jet launch at NBAA 2018 (The drum cadence — annoying to some — goes away at the 1 minute mark). Private jet ride on an Embraer Praetor […]

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Air France Flight from O’Hare to Paris Returns to O’Hare After Landing Gear Won’t Retract

Air France Flight 137 scheduled from Chicago O’Hare to Paris Charles De Gaulle reported a landing gear that did not retract. The Airbus A330 at 6:50 p.m. Friday September 28, 2018 was in a circular or figure-8 pattern over southeast Wisconsin — reported to be dumping fuel before a return back to O’Hare International Airport. […]

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Two HD Cams at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport; Day and Night

YouTube What You Haven’t Seen: 90 minutes of tower cam action condensed into one minute eighteen seconds of watch-time Time-lapsed camera emphasizes how just how busy O’Hare International Airport can be — day or night. Viewing in full screen is highly recommended. Or better, yet … If you have Comcast X1, get in front of […]

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1 Killed, 7 Injured: Southwest Passenger Was Extruded Through Broken Aircraft Window After Jet Engine Exploded

Investigators say a preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia showed evidence of metal fatigue. Passengers describe a terrifying experience. One woman died. A female passenger died after a jet engine explosion during Southwest Airlines Flight 1380’s cruising altitude in flight over Pennsylvania, […]

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Southwest Boeing 737-700 Blows Engine at High Altitude While En Route from NY to Dallas

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 passenger jet made an emergency landing about 11:20 a.m. ET Tuesday April 17, 2018 at Philadelphia International Airport after an engine blew out, and the aircraft was diverted during its New York-to-Dallas route. UPDATE … 1 Killed, 7 Injured: Southwest Passenger Was Extruded Through Broken Aircraft Window After Jet Engine […]

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