On 24th March, a Germanwings Airbus A320 with 150 people on board, crashed in the south of France, leaving no survivors.
Swimmer Camille Muffat, sailor Florence Arthaud, boxer Alexis Vastine, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash in Argentina, last Monday. They were participating in a reality show, called "Dropped", produced by the company ALP, for a French television channel, scheduled for broadcast this summer.
At Zhuhai in China, it is a little like Christmas in advance. 700 aviation industry manufacturers, more than half of whom being Chinese, are gathered together to exhibit their new "toys". From November 11th to 16th about fifty kilometres (30 miles) as the crow flies, west of Hong Kong, the China Airshow is an opportunity for the country to present its range of military aircraft.
Four days after the crash of Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo vessel in the California desert, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is hard at work to determine the causes of the accident. Investigators have found that the copilot carried out an abnormal action in the cockpit two seconds before the disintegration of the aircraft.
The Helitech International show, dedicated to helicopters, this year is in Amsterdam in the Netherlands from 14th to 16th October, and the organizers hope to draw crowds and exceed the 5,600 trade visitors at the previous edition in the United Kingdom. This time, a number of new features will be presented.
On 5th., July, an air collision was averted at Spain's Barcelona airport. A Russian UTair Boeing 767, arriving from Moscow, was making its final approach, however, at the same moment, an Argentine Airlines' Airbus A340 crossed the runway, forcing the Russian pilots to apply full power and go around to finally land their 'plane, without a hitch, a few minutes later. Images without comment.
This is "Women of Aviation Worldwide Week", and will be celebrated in 37 countries until 9th., March. Launched in 2010 by the Women in Aviation Association, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, this event aims to promote the female contingent of this normally, very masculine, activity. The organization today comprises some 2,000 women worldwide...