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this near miss could have been the greatest aviation disaster in history


this video describes what could have been, easily, the worst aviation disaster in history. a pilot nearly landed on a whole line of other planes.full story at youtube.more great aviation. posted by josh urich






u.n. aviation arm seeks to establish global drone guidelines


prompted by the proliferation of drones, international aviation authorities on friday will kick off a first-of-its-kind symposium soliciting industry ideas about potential global operating standards.the two-day event in montreal, sponsored by the aviation arm of the united nations, isn’t likely to produce specific rules or even a consensus around general principles. it’s not intended to prompt any country to immediately adopt new...






want a piece of aviation history? united airlines is auctioning parts of retired


fans of the boeing 747 jet — once known as the queen of the skies — can take home a piece of the iconic plane, which recently retired from passenger service.united airlines has announced an auction that will let members of the airline’s loyalty reward program, mileageplus, bid for plane numbers, passenger seats and airspeed indicators, among other pieces of the planes.mileageplus members bid using their reward miles, instead of cash, to win the 747 items. the proceeds will benefit air camp, a program that teaches children and adults about science, technology, math and engineering through aviation and aeronautics.members who don’t want to bother with an auction have a “buy now” option that will set an amount for each item.according to the website, fans of the 747 can buy a set of three econ






say so long to the p-2 neptune, fire-fighting juggernaut


another chapter in aviation history came to an end as neptune aviation retired the last of their p-2 neptune firefighting air tankers.        






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off-duty aviation officer shoots teen in traffic altercation: police


buffalo grove police said an off-duty chicago aviation officer shot a teenager during a traffic altercation and the officer was struck by the other car.authorities in the northwest suburb said they were called to a gas station just after 9 p.m. thursday and found an 18-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the abdomen and the aviation officer also injured.police said they're still piecing together what happened and in what order, but they said it appears that someone from the 18-year-old's car shot a rifle at the aviation officer's car and that the officer shot wounded the 18-year-old.the officer told investigators that he was also struck by the other car after he had exited his vehicle at or near the gas station at mchenry and arlington heights roads, officials said.authorities said they r






city fires 2 aviation cops involved in dragging man off united flight


the chicago department of aviation has fired two of its officers involved in a passenger-dragging incident in april at o’hare international airport, according to the city’s top watchdog.the dragging, captured on video by another passenger and spread on social media, involved dr. david dao, who declined to leave an overbooked united flight. dao was forcibly dragged from the flight by aviation security officers, resulting in a concussion, a broken nose and the loss of two teeth. the event led to a lawsuit and a settlement by united, as well as changes in company procedures.an investigation by the city’s office of inspector general found that three aviation security officers and one aviation security sergeant “mishandled” the situation, according to the office’s third-quarter report. the inve






off-duty aviation officer shoots teen in traffic altercation: police


buffalo grove police said an off-duty chicago aviation officer shot a teenager during a traffic altercation and the officer was struck by the other car. authorities in the northwest suburb said they were called to a gas station just after 9 p.m. thursday and found an 18-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the abdomen and the aviation officer also injured.police said they're still piecing together what happened and in what order, but they said it appears that someone from the 18-year-old's car shot a rifle at the aviation officer's car and that the officer shot and wounded the 18-year-old.the officer told investigators that he was also struck by the other car after he had exited his vehicle at or near the gas station at mchenry and arlington heights roads, officials said.authorities said t






off-duty aviation officer shoots teen in traffic altercation, police say


buffalo grove police said an off-duty chicago aviation officer shot a teenager during a traffic altercation and the officer was struck by the other car.authorities in the northwest suburb said they were called to a gas station just after 9 p.m. thursday and found an 18-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the abdomen and the aviation officer also injured.police said they're still piecing together what happened and in what order, but they said it appears that someone from the 18-year-old's car shot a rifle at the aviation officer's car and that the officer shot and wounded the 18-year-old.the officer told investigators that he was also struck by the other car after he had exited his vehicle at or near the gas station at mchenry and arlington heights roads, officials said.authorities said th






teen shot in apparent clash that leaves off-duty aviation officer injured


buffalo grove police said an off-duty chicago aviation officer shot a teenager during a traffic altercation and the officer was struck by the other car.authorities in the northwest suburb said they were called to a gas station just after 9 p.m. thursday and found an 18-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the abdomen and the aviation officer also injured.police said they're still piecing together what happened and in what order, but they said it appears that someone from the 18-year-old's car fired a rifle at the aviation officer's car and that the officer shot and wounded the 18-year-old.the officer told investigators that he was also struck by the other car after he had exited his vehicle at or near the gas station at mchenry and arlington heights roads, officials said.authorities said t






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china, u.s. agree to honor each other’s aircraft-safety approvals


while making it easier for companies like boeing to sell products in china, the agreement also may boost the asian nation’s burgeoning aviation industry.the u.s. and china agreed to recognize each other’s aircraft-safety approvals, which may boost the asian nation’s burgeoning aviation industry and make it easier for companies like boeing to sell products there.the u.s.-china bilateral aviation safety agreement was announced friday, before president donald trump is set to travel to china from nov. 8-10. the trade mission will include representatives from about 40 companies, with executives from boeing among those tentatively approved to be part of the trip.each nation will move toward automatic approvals of aircraft designs, manufacturing and equipment, the federal aviation administration






o'hare official says cpd, not aviation cops, will respond to airplane disturbanc


the chicago airport cops who dragged a passenger from a united airlines flight violated department directives, a conclusion city hall's top watchdog is now weighing as he considers whether to recommend disciplining or firing four officers, the city's top aviation official told u.s. senators thursday.three aviation officers and a supervisor involved in the april 9 incident — in which a bloodied dr. david dao was dragged from a united flight to make room for airline employees — have been suspended pending the outcome of a probe by the city's inspector general, aviation commissioner ginger evans said."our immediate review showed that the actions of these officers were not in accordance with the chicago department of aviation's directives," evans said. "our policies are clear that force should






united passenger dragging prompts aviation security overhaul in chicago


chicago aviation commissioner ginger evans tells senate that officers who dragged a passenger off a united airlines flight broke from standard procedures.        






dhs secretary says "threat against aviation" keeps him up at night


department of homeland security secretary john kelly said that the “threat against aviation” keeps him awake at night.“we know that would be the super bowl for the terrorists, to knock down an airplane in flight, particularly if it was full of americans,” he said on sunday’s broadcast of “face the nation.”






eruption of active alaska volcano sparks aviation alert


fairbanks , alaska — a volcano on alaska's aleutian island chain that has erupted frequently in the past eight months has sent up another ash cloud, leading an agency to issue a warning to aviation.the alaska volcano observatory says the bogoslof volcano erupted at 10:15 a.m. saturday alaska time, creating an ash cloud that rose to 5.6 miles (9 kilometers) above sea level.the agency issued a red, or warning, alert to aviation because of the ash cloud.bogoslof has erupted periodically since mid-december.






un aviation regulator removes thailand from red-flag nations


bangkok (ap) — the united nations’ aviation regulator has removed thailand from its list of countries red-flagged for safety concerns, more than two years after it was first put on the list.in june 2014, the u.n.’s international civil aviation organization issued a red flag to thailand and added it to a list of 12 other nations found deficient in managing their airlines. an icao spokesman said at the time that its main concern was thailand’s ability to conduct air operator certifications. thailand had feared that a downgrade would hurt its national airline and its lucrative tourism industry.icao lifted the red flag issued to thailand after it was discussed at a friday meeting, the civil aviation authority of thailand said in a monday statement on its website.thailand’s prime minister, pray






city fires 2 aviation officers involved in dragging man off united flight


the chicago department of aviation has fired two of its officers involved in april’s widely publicized dragging of a passenger at o’hare international airport, according to the city’s top watchdog.the dragging, captured on video by another passenger and spread on social media worldwide, involved dr. david dao, who declined to leave a united flight to make way for traveling crew members. dao was forcibly dragged from the flight by aviation security officers, resulting in a concussion, a broken nose and the loss of two teeth. the event led to a lawsuit and a settlement by united, as well as changes in company procedures.an investigation by the city’s office of inspector general found that three aviation security officers and one aviation security sergeant “mishandled” the situation, accordin






after united dragging case, chicago aldermen float changes for aviation police


chicago aldermen on wednesday unveiled plans in response to the united airlines passenger-dragging fiasco, with one proposing that the aviation police force be rolled into the chicago police department and another calling for banning city workers from getting on planes unless a crime has been committed or there's a medical emergency.ald. raymond lopez, 15th, a former skycap at midway airport, wants to combine the 305-strong aviation department force with the much larger police department. powerful ald. edward burke, 14th, and aviation committee chairman michael zalewski, 23rd, introduced an ordinance to not allow city workers to board planes.the proposals come after a hearing last week on the april 9 dragging incident that brought united and city government negative attention from around t






city fires 2 aviation officers involved in dragging man off united flight


the chicago department of aviation has fired two of its officers involved in april’s widely publicized dragging of a passenger at o’hare international airport, according to the city’s top watchdog.the dragging, captured on video by another passenger and spread on social media worldwide, involved dr. david dao, who declined to leave a united flight to make way for traveling crew members. dao was forcibly dragged from the flight by aviation security officers, resulting in a concussion, a broken nose and the loss of two teeth. the incident prompted a lawsuit and settlement by united, as well as changes in company procedures.an investigation by the city’s office of inspector general found that three aviation security officers and one aviation security sergeant “mishandled” the situation, accor






eruption of active alaska volcano sparks aviation alert


fairbanks , alaska (ap) — a volcano on alaska’s aleutian island chain that has erupted frequently in the past eight months has sent up another ash cloud, leading an agency to issue a warning to aviation.the alaska volcano observatory says the bogoslof volcano erupted at 10:15 a.m. saturday alaska time, creating an ash cloud that rose to 5.6 miles (9 kilometers) above sea level.the agency issued a red, or warning, alert to aviation because of the ash cloud.bogoslof has erupted periodically since mid-december.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






after united dragging case, chicago aldermen float changes for aviation police


chicago aldermen on wednesday unveiled proposals in response to the united airlines passenger-dragging fiasco, with one proposing the aviation police force be rolled into the chicago police department and another banning city workers from getting on planes unless a crime has been committed or there's a medical emergency.ald. raymond lopez, 15th, a former skycap at midway airport, proposed that combining the 305-strong aviation department force with the much larger police department. powerful ald. ed burke, 14th, and aviation committee chairman michael zalewski, 23rd, proposed the ban on city workers boarding planes.the proposals come after a hearing last week on the april 9 dragging incident that brought united and city government negative attention from around the world. the video went vi






ap interview: drones 'a huge game changer' for aviation


paris — the head of the u.s. federal aviation administration says the boom in drone popularity is "a huge game changer" similar "to powered flight or jet engines."in an associated press interview tuesday, michael huerta said "the growth of this industry and how it's evolving is something that all of us in aviation need to pay a lot of attention to."huerta spoke on the sidelines of the paris air show, where drones of all kinds were being displayed.for the industry, their popularity begs a vital question: how do you make sure that swarms of new machines don't endanger each other, other users of the skies and people on the ground as they do everything from patrolling traffic blackspots to, possibly, delivering your burger and fries?






one officer involved in dragging bloodied united airlines customer has been plac


image: facebook/audra d. bridgesearly monday morning, everyone with an internet connection learned that if they fly on united airlines, they run the risk of being forcibly ejected from their seat and left covered in blood. now, the chicago department of aviation says that one of the officers involved in the incident has been placed on leave pending an investigation.a disturbing new video has emerged showing the bloody outcome after a united passenger was savagely …read more read more according to reuters:advertisementadvertisement the officer — one of three involved in the sunday night incident — did not follow protocol, according to a statement from the chicago department of aviation, and as a result “has been placed on leave effective today pending a thorough review of the situation.” ch






chicago police to lead response to airport disturbances


chicago (ap) — chicago’s aviation department says police officers will now take the lead role in responding to disturbances at the city’s two airports, a change made in light of an april incident in which airport security officers dragged a passenger from a packed flight.aviation commissioner ginger evans told the chicago tribune (http://trib.in/2vdjayg ) that aviation security officers won’t change very much and that they will continue to do things like monitor restricted areas at the city’s two major airports.but she says the word “police” will also be removed from the uniforms aviation security officers’ uniforms and vehicles, so as not to confuse the public.the forcible removal of david dao, a kentucky doctor, from the united airlines flight out of o’hare international airport was capt






emanuel says airport officials doing 'thorough investigation' of united passenge


as the fallout from the violent removal of a passenger from a flight at o'hare international airport continued to ripple around the world tuesday, mayor rahm emanuel moved to contain the damage locally by pledging his aviation commissioner is working with united airlines to avoid a repeat of the now-infamous incident.chicago aldermen plan to add their voices to the international outcry with a hearing later this week, while questions were raised about how the department of aviation police officer involved in the incident handled it and how he will be investigated.it's unclear what emanuel empowered aviation commissioner ginger evans to do. the mayor declined to take questions on the united issue while dedicating a street sign in honor of cubs second baseman javier baez in humboldt park on t






aviation fans: catch all the excitement of the red bull air race in san diego


why it matters to you the international air race returns to san diego after an eight-year hiatus, with tickets starting at just $20.at the red bull air race world championships, the planes fly low but the stakes are high. pilots fly at 230 miles per hour while maneuvering through inflatable pylons less than 100 feet tall. to navigate the course as quickly as possible, pilots often sustain forces up to 10g while performing vertical turning maneuvers. any wrong move, even the failure to breathe correctly, could spell disaster. which is exactly what makes air racing so impressive as a spectator sport.for the first time in eight years, u.s. aviation fans will get the chance to witness the event in person in san diego over the weekend of april 15-16, one of just two stops this year for the seri






air canada near-miss at sfo sparks faa probe


san francisco — in what one aviation expert called a near-miss of what could have been the largest aviation disaster ever, an air canada pilot on friday narrowly avoided a tragic mistake: landing on the san francisco international airport taxiway instead of the appropriate runway.sitting on taxiway c shortly before midnight were four fully-loaded airplanes full of passengers and gas awaiting permission to take-off, according to the federal aviation administration, which is investigating the “rare” incident. an air traffic controller sent the air canada airbus 320 on a “go-around” — an unusual event where pilots must pull-up and circle around to try again — before landing safely, according to the federal agency.faa investigators are still trying to determine how close the air canada aircraf






the world’s unsolved airplane mysteries


over the years, the airline industry across the world has witnessed several tragic plane crashes, some of which have perplexed both aviation experts and the public. from amelia earhart’s ill-fated flight to the unsolved mystery behind the disappearance of malaysia airline flight mh370, aviation authorities have faced several challenges over the years despite an improvement in…






after united dragging case, chicago aldermen float changes for aviation police


chicago aldermen on wednesday unveiled plans in response to the united airlines passenger-dragging fiasco, with one proposing that the aviation police force be rolled into the chicago police department and another calling for banning city workers from getting on planes unless a crime has been committed or there's a medical emergency.ald. raymond lopez, 15th, a former skycap at midway airport, wants to combine the 305-strong aviation department force with the much larger police department. powerful ald. edward burke, 14th, and aviation committee chairman michael zalewski, 23rd, introduced an ordinance to not allow city workers to board planes.the proposals come after a hearing last week on the april 9 dragging incident that brought united and city government negative attention from around t






in united dragging, chicago considers discipline for airport officers, official


the chicago aviation department has asked the city inspector general for disciplinary recommendations for the airport officers who dragged a bloodied passenger off an united airlines plane last month, a top official said in a u.s. senate hearing thursday.aviation commissioner ginger evans told senators that her department had completed a review of the notorious april 9 incident and that security officers violated city procedures. three officers and one supervisor had been suspended between april 10 and april 18 in the case involving dr. david dao, of kentucky. he was removed from the plane to make room for united employees."the security officers involved in the incident on united flight 3411 broke from our standard procedures and failed to provide dr. dao and his family with the respect we






aviation industry is in a standoff over updates to ‘black box’ recorders


three years after malaysia airlines flight 370’s unresolved disappearance sparked efforts to implement new flight-data recorder technology, the global aviation community is deadlocked over the best way to ensure investigators will have timely access to vital clues in future crashes. technical, marketing and jurisdictional disputes—pitting boeing co. and u.s. regulators against airbus group se and european authorities—have blocked...






more fallout from the united airlines fiasco: security officers won't board plan


the forced removal of dr. david dao from a united airlines flight in chicago last month — and the graphic video of the incident — have prompted a series of promises to improve airline passenger service.southwest airlines promised to do away with overbooking. united airlines vowed to never remove a paying passengers from a seat, except in cases of safety or security. delta air lines has given its gate officials the green light to spend up to $10,000 to entice passengers to voluntarily give up a seat on an overbooked flight.in the latest change following the dao incident, chicago aviation officials said during testimony before a u.s. senate committee thursday, that neither chicago police nor aviation security officers will board a plane to deal with a customer service dispute.in the dao case






uk regulator gives ryanair deadline to comply with demands


london — britain's aviation regulator has given ryanair a deadline to comply with its demands on dealing with passenger complaints following a series of flight cancellations.the civil aviation authority gave the budget airline until 5 p.m. (1600 gmt) friday to issue a press release offering an explanation of how it would help passengers affected by the delays. it also demanded a statement on the airline's home-page offering a link to the release.the regulator has threatened to take enforcement action after ryanair scrapped 18,000 more flights in a second round of cancelations following the airline's admission that it "messed up" scheduling of pilot vacations.the aviation agency says ryanair failed to tell customers that it would re-route their travel on other airlines and pay out of pocket






aviation industry seeks to strengthen cybersecurity defenses


le bourget, france—escalating concerns about cyberthreats are prompting the aviation industry to devise an unlikely new safeguard: real-time warnings to pilots about potential hacking attempts.work to develop such systems, which have prompted disagreements between some in the industry, are part of separate efforts by france’s thales sa, raytheon co. and other companies to expand cyber protections for aircraft. airbus se and boeing...






can the world's aviation watchdog end qatar ban? | gcc


the air embargo by saudi arabia, uae, bahrain and egypt on qatar airways - part of the worst diplomatic crisis in the gulf for years - is now into its second week.qatar is calling the move by its arab neighbours illegal.qatar airways says 18 destinations in the four countries are now off-limits.many flights are being re-routed over iran, turkey, and oman, which means longer flight paths and increased usage of fuel.all five countries are in talks in montreal with the international civil aviation organization which will try to find a solution.presenter: hazem sikaguests: alan peaford - editor-in-chief of arabian aerospace magazine.samer shehata - associate professor of politics and international relations at the doha institute.alex macheras, aviation analyst.source: al jazeera news






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