Orlando, FL Overnight a Southwest airplane skidded off a taxiway and the front landing gear collapsed at Orlando International Airport, MCO. The airplane was being moved by two mechanics from a passenger gate for maintenance. The airline and airport officials say there were no injuries. There were no passengers on board...
The Transportation Security Administration has issued orders to some airports overseas that have direct flights to the US requiring additional screening procedure for personal electronics. The new rules will require that passengers power on electronics during security screenings in order to verify that the devices work. If the devices are...
http://www.thefloridanewsjournal.com/Cape Canaveral, Fla. - In a sudden storm associated with a tropical weather pressure system crossing Central Florida, NASA says the Shuttle Atlantis launch pad was hit by lightning today, with the shuttle already out on the pad. Engineers are checking over the shuttle looking for any damage.  The launch pad...
San Francisco, CA United Airlines has announced that it plans to start scheduled service between its hub in San Francisco, SFO, and Singapore, SIN, starting June 1st using a Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner configured with 48 in Business First and 204 in coach. The 8,433-mile route according to United Airlines will take...
Washington, D.C. - The FAA is shutting down on Friday.  The stalemate that is threatening to shut down the FAA is going nowhere fast since the Senate and the House can’t agree on a funding solution.  The Agency has had continuing short-term resolutions to keep it operating. Air Traffic Controllers would...
According to a memo that was leaked to TFNJ, the merger team made up of American and US Airway plans to layoff workers at two Hubs. In the memo, it laid out a plan to reduce the workforce by 4,000 in a series of "reorganization of resources" actions but did...
Orlando, FL Emirates Airlines completed the first rotation of the new Orlando-Dubai non-stop service today with a water cannon salute by the Orlando airport’s Fire Rescue department, with the Gulf carrier using an Airbus A380, landing at 11:29 am on runway 18R and operated as flight UAE219. Despite the A380 being...
Denver, CO United Airlines flight 447, an Airbus A320, made an emergency landing in Grand Junction, Colorado while en route from Denver to Los Angeles. According to the Grand Junction Fire Department, six-passenger becomes suddenly ill and overhead oxygen masks deployed while airborne. One person was hospitalized and five others were...
50 or more people are feared dead in an airplane crash. It crashed while trying to land at the Kisangani airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 53 survivors have been rescued by government rescue services. Congolese Airlines, flying an old Boeing 727, has had a string of crashes, the...
Dallas, TX Southwest Airlines has grounded 128 planes on Tuesday after it was discovered that the planes were overdue for inspection of backup hydraulic systems. Officials with Southwest said that 80 plans will be grounded on Tuesday and the rest on Wednesday. The planes affected are all Boeing 737-700 and represents...