Air Europa took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 last week, but the aircraft didn’t fly straight home. From Charleston, EC-MSZ (MSN 62171) flew northeast along the the US and Canadian coast and eastward across the Atlantic, headed directly for the Lands End VOR-DME. But why the circuitous route? In a word: paperwork. (more…)
Iran Aseman Airlines flight 3704 crashed in the mountainous area north of its destination of Yasuj. According to our data the flight departed Tehran about 04:33 UTC (08:03L). The flight was due to land in Yasuj at 09:50 local time. Flight 3704 was operated by ATR 72-212 EP-ATS (MSN 391), first delivered in 1993. (more…)
On this episode of AvTalk, we get an update on the investigation into the crash of Saratov Airlines flight 703, two airlines suffer engine incidents, we explain why London City Airport closed for a day, and we learn once and for all how to use a Metar. (more…)
A Brief History of Drawing Hearts with an Airliner
To add a little love to an otherwise standard training flight, Virgin Atlantic drew a heart with one of their recently delivered A330s today off the coast of the UK for Valentine’s Day. This wasn’t the first time an airline has taken to the sky to draw a heart though. (more…)
Saratov Airlines Flight 703 Crashed Outside of Moscow
Saratov Airlines flight 703 crashed approximately six minutes after takeoff from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. The flight was bound for Orsk, about 1500 km southeast of Moscow. The flight was operated by an Antonov An-148-100B, registered RA-61704. The extent of Flightradar24 data is included below. (more…)
See Lufthansa’s New Livery and How to Track the Special 747 and A321 Tour Flights
Lufthansa is set to officially unveil their new livery on 7 February and then take the first two freshly painted aircraft on tour. D-ABYA, the first 747-8I to wear Lufthansa’s revised livery, will tour Germany, while D-AISP, the first A321 in new paint, will visit airports in Germany, Italy, and France. We’ve made it very easy to follow the special flights and see details of the new livery. (more…)
Watch the Massive Exodus of Private Jets after the Super Bowl
Each year, hundreds of private jets flock to the city hosting the Super Bowl. This year, hundreds of jets arrived in the Minneapolis area over a few days, but they all want to leave quickly when the game is over. In the 24 hours after the game, watch nearly 500 private flights depart the city. (more…)
On this episode of AvTalk, we welcome back CNN aviation editor Jon Ostrower to discuss the surprise ruling by the ITC in the Boeing—Bombardier C Series tariff case. We round up some news from the past few weeks and we answer the age old question: how many plumbers does it take to fix a broken lavatory?
ITC rules in favor of the C Series
In a surprise ruling, the ITC voted in favor of the C Series, and against Boeing, in a trade dispute that has wide-ranging implications for the aviation industry. We invite CNN aviation editor Jon Ostrower back to the program to discuss what the ruling means for the industry and where Bombardier and Boeing go from here.
Plugged up plane plunges plumbers’ plans
We recap the past few weeks in aviation, including the Norwegian flight with 85 plumbers aboard that needed to return to Oslo… because the toilets stopped working.
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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in January 2018