Airline Industry News

Second Man Dies after Aircraft Crash in Warwickshire

30 Sep 2017

The second man seriously injured after a light aircraft crashed in Warwickshire has now sadly died.

The aircraft crashed into a field off Wolds Lane, just outside Wolvey, on Thursday afternoon.

Two men - aged 55 and 56 - were airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham having suffered serious burns.

A spokesperson for the Warwickshire Police Force said: “Next of kin have been notified and officers from Warwickshire Police are supporting the families at this difficult time.”

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Image credit: The Rugby Observer

Engineers Unveil Futuristic Unmanned Aircraft Concept

03 Oct 2017

Engineers from BAE Systems together with students from Cranfield University, unveiled a futuristic unmanned aircraft concept that uses both fixed and rotary wing flight. The new technology concept - named Adaptable UAVs - can alternate between the two different flight modes in the same mission.

Within the next few decades, armed forces could be using these unmanned aerial vehicles.

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Image credit: BAE Systems

New Aircraft Unveiled to Help ‘Flying Doctors’ Reach Disaster Areas in Japan

28 Sep 2017

A group of ‘flying doctors’ unveiled its specially adapted aircraft at Saga Airport on Thursday.

The aircraft is a twin-engine turboprop made by Gulfstream Aerospace Corp with a capacity of 10 passengers and one crew member.

The ‘flying doctors’ are a private medical team that offer both medical assistance and disaster relief by air, and are on standby around the clock. The group started in late August following a series of natural disasters in and around Japan, and hope to expand their services to refugee support and other humanitarian assistance in the future.

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Image credit: Japan Times

British Airways Using Remote-Controlled Tugs to Push Aircraft

26 Sep 2017

British Airways said it is modernising its operation to improve punctuality for its customers by introducing remote-controlled tugs to push aircraft out of gates.

The new tugs replace traditional diesel tugs, allowing a ramp agent to push an aircraft from a gate remotely. The ‘Mototok tugs’ are eco-friendly and will allow staff to prepare aircraft for departure more efficiently.

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Image credit: Pilot John

Sarawak Welfare Minister unharmed after Light Aircraft Skids off Airport's Runway

24 Sep 2017

A light aircraft with six passengers aboard, including a state minister, skidded upon landing at the Kuching International Airport, luckily no passengers nor the pilots were harmed.

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