An Air France A380, registration F-HPJA from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Mexico City, had three tyres deflated after safely landing on Mexico City’s runway 05R on June 14th 2017, reported The Aviation Herald.
Fight AF179 was cancelled due to lack of spare tyres at MEX and both passengers and flight crew layover time was extended. Flight AF179A departed at 01:29am CDT on June 16th after being on ground for more than 33 hours.
An investigation is ongoing to determine the possible cause of the incident.
Via Tiphero – My grandparents, who loved to take regular overnight trips to Atlantic City for a little gambling, used to earn free hotel stays all the time. I always wondered why they packed so much for such a short drive until one day my grandmother told me they packed their own towels and sheets. Being a little kid, at first I dismissed it as just being something that older people did. But then I asked why they didn’t just use what was in the hotel room. “Nooooooooo honey, I wouldn’t sleep on those sheets if you paid me,” was the answer she gave me. I completely understand why now, and after watching this video, you will too. Yuck! (more…)
Voyageur Airways is currently hiring qualified individuals to fill openings for their overseas fleet. The successful candidate will be domiciled overseas at their current bases located throughout Africa on a typical rotation pattern of 8 weeks in / 8 weeks out. Opportunities may also include some domestic charters if applicable. (more…)
SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — Employees of Alaska Air Group companies Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are receiving $100 million in bonuses today, following Wednesday’s record fourth quarter and record full-year earnings announcement. For most employees, this equates to more than 8 percent of their annual pay in 2016. (more…)
Flying on a Middle East airline can be a luxurious experience for most of us, but when you are a Falcon, that is how you travel!
A photo of 80 Falcons have surfaced the internet and is going viral. The picture was shared on Reddit by user Lensoo on a post tittled, “My captain friend sent me this photo. Saudi prince bought ticket for his 80 hawks.” [sic]. The picture seems to be real, and actually, the carriage in the passenger cabin of Falcons, not Hawks, is a common practice in the Middle East.
A commenter in the Reddit thread helpfully pointed out that a similar post was published on the site a few years ago. “If you fly Etihad or Emirates or Qatar enough you will eventually see someone flying in first class with a falcon sitting next to them,”
All three big Middle East Airlines; Qatar, Emirates and Etihad have in their websites the rules and regulations for the carriage of Falcons. Qatar’s website even shows a table with the applicable rates for the carriage of Falcons across its network. For example, to carry a Falcon from the Middle East to the United States could set you back 450 USD.
We accept the carriage of falcons in the main aircraft cabin provided that all the necessary documents have been obtained. We also accept falcons as checked baggage.
While Qatar website says that
You are permitted to carry one falcon on board the Economy Class passenger cabin of an aircraft, and a maximum of six falcons are permitted within the Economy Class cabin of an aircraft
A representative for the airline Flydubai told Frank Kane, a reporter for the UAE news website The National, that falcons must have their own seat and are placed on a cloth to avoid accidents. According to Kane, the business-class cabin of his Flydubai flight in April 2015 was reserved for falcons — so this isn’t as rare of an occurrence as we may think.
So, next time you are flying on one of these Airlines, look around. You may find one of these travelling next to you.
(Reuters) – The ban on U.S. travel for nationals of seven Middle Eastern countries caught the airline industry unprepared, with flight crew from those states also barred from entering, the International Air Transport Association said on Saturday.(more…)
Ximena Suarez is one of 6 survivors that were rescued Monday night after the chartered flight crashed in a forested mountainside near Medellin (Colombia). The Bolivian Flight Attendant was part of the crew looking after the Chapecoense soccer team that was travelling from Brazil to Colombia for a final match against Atletico Nacional of Medellin.
The medical report states that Ximena suffered multiple fractures on her right leg, neck fracture, radius and ulna fracture, and head injury resulting in concussion, El Deber reported.
In a sad note, the rest of the crew comprised of 9 members passed away in the accident. Micky Quiroga (Captain), Omar Goitia (First Officer), Sisy Arias, (Relief Pilot), Erwin Tumiri (Engineer), and Flight Attendants: Rommel David Vacaflores, Alex Quispe, Gustavo Encina and Angel Lugo.
Among the survivors were Chapecoense defender Alan Ruschel, who doctors said suffered spinal injuries. Two goalkeepers, Marcos Danilo and Jackson Follmann, and Brazilian Journalist Rafael Henzel. All of them were taken to a local hospital. However Danilo died a short time later. There was a total of 81 souls on board.
LaMia, the operator of the crashed plane, said on its website that its three BAE 146s had a maximum range of around 2,965 kilometers. That’s about the same as the distance between Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and Medellin, the route the plane was flying when it went down. The range is not rigid and is dependent on a plane’s payload and fuel, The Telegraph reported.