Japan’s X-2 prototype stealth fighter carried out its maiden flight on 22 April. An advanced technology demonstrator jet, which may be used to incorporate new technologies for future Japanese fighter aircraft. Watch the video and read the article.
The latest version of the General Electric engines of the Boeing 787 has the possibility of shutting down in flight. The US Federal Aviation Administration has just issued an airworthiness directive to resolve the problem.
Europe's largest general aviation dedicated trade air show was held from 20 to 23 April in Friedrichshafen, Germany. A small parachute equipped jet, an electric aerobatics plane, and many other flying machines were on display.
The low budget film, "405", produced in 2000 became a cult film. If you have seen this unforgettable film, but even so don’t remember the story, it was about the eventful landing of a DC-10 on a Los Angeles highway. The ending is hilarious. Watch the video, and read the article.
In their latest report, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) calculates that aircraft accidents accounted for 136 victims in 2015. A record year for aviation security, but which does not reflect the whole picture.