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Etihad claims top equity stake in Virgin Australia

Etihad is staying the course at Virgin Australia as speculation continues about a future contest for control of Australia's second largest airline The post Etihad claims top equity stake in Virgin Australia appeared first on Plane Talking.

Party Time! Boeing Celebrates 100 Years in Style

In the scheme of how long the universe has existed, 100 years is barely a speck in time. But in the world of aviation, it is one heck of a long time… and a huge chunk of human flight’s existence. It is crazy to think that the Wright Brothers first flew on December 17, 1903 and […] The post Party Time! Boeing Celebrates 100 Years in Style appeared first on AirlineReporter.

Is the media inventing MH370 stories, or just being gullible?

The lack of verifiable information about MH370 leaves more than enough room for the captain to have 'dunnit'. But not enough room for launching rabid attacks on the ATSB managed search The post Is the media inventing MH370 stories, or just being gullible? appeared first on Plane Talking.

#NotLegacy Show — Tony Fernandes and the Art of Keeping Great People

Editor’s Note: At the recently concluded Farnborough Airshow, SimpliFlying presented the #NotLegacy Show, powered by the Bombardier C Series. The #NotLegacy show featured daily live video interviews with six aviation stalwarts who have taken the road-less-travelled to success. Show More Summary

MH370 search history gets massaged by Australia

Coverage of the MH370 mystery has entered 'surprised goldfish mode' with the media recycling old, plausible and unproven assertion as if they are new The post MH370 search history gets massaged by Australia appeared first on Plane Talking.

Thomas Cook: An Airline You’ve (probably) Never Heard of Before

Every few days, I tweet out another installment of my “airline you’ve (probably) never heard of before” series. For many of you reading this, Thomas Cook Airlines probably fits that description. Thomas Cook is not a new airline, or really even that small. Show More Summary

MH370 gets a weird tripartite media conference in Malaysia

A supposedly tame media conference concerning the sea floor search for MH370 reveals Malaysia is trying to get the jet's flaperon back from France The post MH370 gets a weird tripartite media conference in Malaysia appeared first on Plane Talking.

#NotLegacy Show — Steve Udvar-Házy on the Importance of Seeing the Future

Editor’s Note: At the recently concluded Farnborough Airshow, SimpliFlying presented the #NotLegacy Show, powered by the Bombardier C Series. The #NotLegacy show featured daily live video interviews with six aviation stalwarts who have taken the road-less-travelled to success. Show More Summary

Virgin Australia to be with wi-fi mid 2017 from unknown partner

Virgin Australia declines to reveal the father of its forthcoming wi-fi transformation, but hopes rise for something faster than the Qantas NBN hook-up for its domestic A330s and 737s The post Virgin Australia to be with wi-fi mid 2017 from unknown partner appeared first on Plane Talking.

Off topic: A Telstra customer ‘service’ experience

Just another Telstra screw up story, for which we are always of course the party at fault The post Off topic: A Telstra customer ‘service’ experience appeared first on Plane Talking.

World’s Longest Passenger Aircraft Comes to Prague – Korean Air Boeing 747-8I

The 1st of July not only marks the start of the summer school holidays in central Europe, it is also a big day on the local aviation calendar. Last year, Emirates debuted the Airbus A380 on the Dubai-Prague route to celebrate five years of service. Show More Summary

Up, Up, and Away with the TWA Museum in Kansas City, MO

Kansas City is indisputably a TWA town. Most don’t know that the airline can trace its roots back to KC. Additionally, one of its two former KC-based headquarters is, in fact, now home to the one and only TWA Museum. It’s here at 10Show More Summary

Large ‘likely’ piece of MH370 wing lands in Canberra

The sea floor search for MH370 appears to be running out of places to look just as more fragments of the airliner are washed up on western and southern Indian Ocean shores The post Large ‘likely’ piece of MH370 wing lands in Canberra appeared first on Plane Talking.

MH370 sea floor search should be refocused according to IG analysis

Malaysia, China and Australia will hold a meeting in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow to review the sea floor search The post MH370 sea floor search should be refocused according to IG analysis appeared first on Plane Talking.

MH17 two years on, and Abbott continues to ignore airline’s role in atrocity

Tony Abbott's claimed yearnings for justice for the victims of the MH17 atrocity don't add up when all of the evidence is taken into account The post MH17 two years on, and Abbott continues to ignore airline’s role in atrocity appeared first on Plane Talking.

Boeing at 100, and its illustrious life changing jets

If Boeing becomes seized by the same passions that brought about the 707s, 727s, 767s and 747s, the start of its second century could make everyone happy The post Boeing at 100, and its illustrious life changing jets appeared first on Plane Talking.

Flights in or near Turkey are in chaos at this hour

Airline operations centres will be shifting hundreds of flights to avoid Turkish airspace for an uncertain period The post Flights in or near Turkey are in chaos at this hour appeared first on Plane Talking.

Review: Flying Short-Haul Economy on a KLM Boeing 737-900

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (KLM) is not exactly a household name in most of the world, but KLM and its sky blue branding and livery are easily recognizable. I had a quick visit to Amsterdam before moving on to Prague this past...Show More Summary

Norwegian buys the Airbus A321 LR NEO pitch that it replaces 757s

Some analysts thought Farnborough would bring about clarity as to Boeing's MoM and MAX intentions. It looks as though we were wrong The post Norwegian buys the Airbus A321 LR NEO pitch that it replaces 757s appeared first on Plane Talking.

[Interview] The Present and Future of VR — Alexandra Zaddach, Head of Product Marketing, Samsung Germany

Recently, we were invited by Lufthansa to its first FlyingLab, held onboard the inaugural Frankfurt to San Jose flight. It was a one-of-a-kind experience, with a full-fledged in-flight conference streamed directly to passengers’ mobile devices via a specially created in-flight network. Show More Summary

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