Airbus A380 – History & Astrology

Airbus A380

The Airbus A380, known for many years during its development phase as the Airbus A3XX, is the largest airliner in the world by a substantial margin when it enters service. The aircraft, manufactured by Airbus Industrie, is scheduled to start flying in 2005, with deliveries to start in 2006. Launch customers include Lufthansa, Emirates Airlines, […]

Claim couple used crew area to join ‘mile-high club’

Claim couple used crew area to join ‘mile-high club’

Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific is investigating claims that a couple travelling First Class from Toronto used the crew rest area in a Boeing 777 to join the “mile-high club.” A purser allegedly invited the couple to use the off-limits area to have sex when he saw them getting intimate in their seats that fold […]

Jetstar to recruit 150 new pilots

Jetstar to recruit 150 new pilots

Jetstar has begun a campaign to recruit 150 new pilots for its Airbus A320 and A330 fleets across its Australian, New Zealand and Asian operations, as the Qantas subsidiary continues its aggressive expansion. “We have got to the point where we’re the fastest-growing and most successful airline ever, having reached almost 20 million passengers in […]

That Chat at the Airport Is Anything but Idle

New airport system would scan iris, save time - Sky Today

THE older I get, the longer the list of people I don’t want to talk to. So let’s just say that I made note of recent comments by John S. Pistole, the head of the Transportation Security Administration, that his agency planned to “upgrade” an existing program in which security officers engage selected passengers in […]

Emirates starts flights to Denmark

Emirates starts flights to Denmark

Emirates has entered a new chapter by starting flights to Denmark and the land of famous story teller Hans Christian Andersen. Today’s launch of a non-stop daily service to Copenhagen takes Emirates’ own story into brand new territory as its first passenger service to Scandinavia. Aboard the inaugural EK 151 from Dubai were Richard Vaughan, […]

Astronomers Find Largest, Most Distant Reservoir of Water

Astronomers Find Largest, Most Distant Reservoir of Water

Source: NASA Two teams of astronomers have discovered the largest and farthest reservoir of water ever detected in the universe. The water, equivalent to 140 trillion times all the water in the world’s ocean, surrounds a huge, feeding black hole, called a quasar, more than 12 billion light-years away. “The environment around this quasar is […]

Asiana cargo plane crashes in waters off Jeju Island

Asiana cargo plane crashes in waters off Jeju Island

An Asiana Airlines cargo plane carrying two crew members crashed Thursday into waters off Jeju Island, the airliner`s first accident since one of its passenger plane crashed in a hill in 1993. Asiana and the Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs Ministry said the Boeing 747 cargo jet crashed into waters 129 kilometers southwest from Jeju […]

Lufthansa Cuts Winter Flights As Fuel Costs Soar

Lufthansa Cuts Winter Flights As Fuel Costs Soar

Lufthansa joined other airlines in reporting results battered by high fuel costs, and said capacity would not grow as quickly as previously planned over the winter. Fuel costs rose 24.6 percent to EUR€3 billion (USD$4.3 billion) in the first half, Lufthansa said in its interim report on Thursday. However, it has reduced its forecast for […]



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