How battle of big twins will shape up

[Ref Flight International Magazine 11-17 Feb 2020] The first flight of the 777-9 is expected to clear the way for deliveries to launch customer Emirates in 2021. The 777-9 is bigger than the A350-1000 and has more firm orders – 267 versus 176, according to Cirium fleets data. Boeing seems to has bragging rights over Airbus […]

Pegasus fatalities in overrun at Istanbul

[Ref Flight International Magazine 11-17 Feb 2020] A Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 involved in an overrun accident during its landing roll at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport on 5 February 2020. The aircraft was carrying 177 passengers and six crew. Turkey’s civil aviation authority says 139 injured occupants were transferred to different hospitals. Unfortunately, three fatalities […]

The significance of standardised signs and information inside the passenger terminal building

[Ref AVIA4022 handout] Why standardization of signs and information inside the passenger terminal building is important? easier to be comprehended by the passengers able to create a sense of openness since all (both overhead and floor level) signage have specific restriction on the dimension (feature text-style and color) is a method to establish and maintain […]

Apron management’s objectives

[Ref AVIA4022 handout] The ultimate goal of apron management is to ensure safe and efficient operations, they are including but not limited to: aircraft ground activities (飛機地面活動) transfer of passengers (乘客的運送) movements of baggage, cargo and mail (行李、貨物、郵件的運送) related airfield activities (其他一切的地面作業)  

777X gives embattled Boeing a boost

[Ref Flight International Magazine 4-10 Feb 2020] Boeing’s flight-test 777X, a GE Aviation GE9X-powered twinjet, designated WH001, eventually took off from Everett’s Paine Field at 10:09 local time on 25 January. The successful completion of the 777-9’s 3h 51min maiden flight. The aircraft spent much of the first sortie operating at around 15,000ft just west […]

Drink spills trigger A350 powerdowns

[Ref Flight International Magazine 4-10 Feb 2020] Airbus and Rolls-Royce are investigating two incidents in which A350s experienced uncommanded in-flight engine shutdowns after drinks were spilled on cockpit controls. According to Flight International Magazine, one case involved a Delta Air Lines A350-900 en route to Seoul on 21 January. Some 15min before the Delta shutdown, a […]

Logical and ecological

[Ref Flight International Magazine 28Jan-3Feb 2020] Swiss aviation pioneer and climate advocate Bertrand Piccard has a powerful and urgent message for the aviation and aerospace industries: innovate quickly, or risk losing your business to the realities of climate change. After finishing the 21,600nm (40,000km) journey in 2016 – the first by a fixed-wing aircraft powered […]