A bird violently smashes into a light aircraft’s windscreen, causing it to shatter. Watch this rare footage shot by a camera from the cockpit of a private US plane. Thousands of incidents like this occur every year. In an attempt to raise awareness of the risk to aircraft, the ICAO is holding an international symposium in Canada this month.
After two failed attempts to land in stormy weather at Toulouse airport on February 5th, an easyJet Airbus A320 diverted to Montpellier. The 180 passengers aboard had to make their own way back to Toulouse at their own expense, creating a controversy. Read the article to find out more.
SpaceX launched ten satellites into low orbit on 14th January in the first phase of a constellation network of 81 satellites. By early 2018, these Iridium NEXT satellites could transform air traffic control, making it possible to know the exact flight position in real-time of all aircraft equipped with the GlobalBeacon system. Watch the launch video without comment. Read the article.
Nearly 11,000 cases of bad behaviour aboard planes were registered in 2015 by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Over ten per cent of cases involved physical aggression towards cabin crew or fellow passengers.
A private jet emblazoned with the name of the 45th US President Elect, TRUMP, became one of the most distinctive symbols in his race for the White House. “Trump Force One”, as it’s nicknamed, is a VIP version of the Boeing 757. Take a glimpse inside in this video.