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UK test flies drones into damaging collisions with aircraft

Given some of the apologist posturing about how drones are not a risk to airliner safety, this study provides factual insights into the damage they could do on the approaches to airports The post UK test flies drones into damaging collisions with aircraft appeared first on Plane Talking.

Canberra contest heats up as Qatar confirms and Singapore adjusts flights

The competitive tensions between the flag carriers, and hub airports, of Qatar and Singapore have come to Canberra, Australia The post Canberra contest heats up as Qatar confirms and Singapore adjusts flights appeared first on Plane Talking.

Scoot begs for free fare plugs from a media that is deaf and near death

Scoot has dished up its first big discount sale in Australia after swallowing the Tigerair networks in Asia The post Scoot begs for free fare plugs from a media that is deaf and near death appeared first on Plane Talking.

On Moon Day 48 SpaceX says its first space passengers must ‘be brave’

To those readers who saw Apollo 11 fly to the moon and back, happy Moon Day 48 The post On Moon Day 48 SpaceX says its first space passengers must ‘be brave’ appeared first on Plane Talking.

Etihad’s Darwinian evolution falls extinct, who is next?

Darwin Airline's evolution as an Etihad investment in regional European flights has turned fossil The post Etihad’s Darwinian evolution falls extinct, who is next? appeared first on Plane Talking.

Trip Review: Korean Air Business Class on the A380 Upper Deck LAX-ICN

This summer, my partner Natalie and I decided that we wanted to visit one or two cities in Asia during the short window that we had off. I researched the airlines, routes, and cities that we were interested in flying to and ended up choosing Seoul and Tokyo for stops. Show More Summary

Singapore Airlines flies into smoother skies, for a month at least

Not everything is gloomy in the airline game, with the SingaporeAir group getting on top of the problem of excess capacity The post Singapore Airlines flies into smoother skies, for a month at least appeared first on Plane Talking.

A Eurowings A330 Makes Its Way to Seattle!

Germany-based discount airline Eurowings launched thrice-weekly service to Seattle from Cologne on July 11, using Airbus A330s for the route. Eurowings is owned by Lufthansa Group.. Eurowings new route is seasonal, providing service between Sea-Tac and Cologne/Bonn Airport from July through October. Show More Summary

The Rare Lockheed L-1011 TriStar Returns to the Skies Once More

The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was a plane with a tragically short lifespan. It was expected to be a real contender against the Boeing 747, Douglas DC-10, and Airbus A300. It entered the market late, in large part due to delays resulting from difficulty at Rolls-Royce, the only engine producer for the TriStar. Show More Summary

MH17 three years on festers as an evil that benefited no one

All we can say of MH17 is that evil was done three years ago, to no apparent purpose at all The post MH17 three years on festers as an evil that benefited no one appeared first on Plane Talking.

No Posts? No Problem! Here Are Some Cool Airplane Pictures

We’ll admit it, there has been a lack of content here on AirlineReporter recently. Blame the summer lul, laziness, craziness, or whatever you want, but it’s true. While I don’t have any actual content for you, I figured I could at least publish some cool airplane pictures. Show More Summary

It Can Happen to Me

I think this is the US Air Force base where I had my KC130 sim time, blogged about here close to ten years ago. It's possible that one of the young, keen US military pilots I witnessed learning to land the beast was on board today. It's likely that one of my readers has a connection to someone on board. Show More Summary

ATSB writes massive report avoiding key issue in 2013 Mildura fog crisis

Somehow the ATSB has done a research report on the Mildura fog crisis of 2013 that doesn't mention the 737s didn't have to carry enough fuel to prevent it happening The post ATSB writes massive report avoiding key issue in 2013 Mildura fog crisis appeared first on Plane Talking.

Salami is not a Dangerous Good

Struggling to make Transportation of Dangerous Goods legislation less stultifying for my folks than it was in the course I took, I worked to make the in-house course interesting, maybe make them laugh a little. I was working with a bureaucrat to get it approved, and it looked like we had it almost wrapped up. Show More Summary

The good oil on fuel price effects, and an off-screen turf war

Analysis by IBISWorld on the fragile benefits of lower aviation fuel prices also begs the question as to why it has been released to the free media The post The good oil on fuel price effects, and an off-screen turf war appeared first on Plane Talking.

Two missing but vital factors in High Speed Rail reporting in Australia

Why we need to get 'real' about high speed rail in Australia The post Two missing but vital factors in High Speed Rail reporting in Australia appeared first on Plane Talking.

Virgin’s Asia era takes off, but some ‘exciting’ questions persist

Virgin pitches for China's new gold mountain, but we'd like to know more The post Virgin’s Asia era takes off, but some ‘exciting’ questions persist appeared first on Plane Talking.

Quitting something I love

Last week I had my exit interview with Shashank and we chatted at length; three hours to be exact. Even that was not enough to sum up my journey and feelings for SimpliFlying since I started full-time five years ago. I never expected...Show More Summary

US laptop ban collapses with no evidence of claims of original mini-bomb threat

It has taken more than three months for the US to back down on apparently fictitious claims of a micro bomb risk on selected ME carriers and routes The post US laptop ban collapses with no evidence of claims of original mini-bomb threat appeared first on Plane Talking.

Withheld MH370 data supports official claims of high speed impact

No doubt to the frustration of conspiracy theorists the missing signals from MH370 endorse the ATSB's most likely scenario for the jet's final moments The post Withheld MH370 data supports official claims of high speed impact appeared first on Plane Talking.

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