British Airways on the hunt for NEW pilots to expand its fleet

British Airways on the hunt for NEW pilots to expand its fleet

British Airways (BA) is expanding its fleet of Embraer jet aircraft at London City Airport and it needs new pilots to match. The recruitment programme is searching for direct entry captains and first officers. More than 200 pilots already fly the fleet of 20 Embraer 170 and 190 jets out of the Docklands airport. Branded BA CityFlyer, the airline’s subsidiary flies to more than 30 designations throughout Europe. The program is seeking exceptional candidates with…

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Plane forced to make emergency stop after hitting bird, catching fire – then running over rabbit

Plane forced to make emergency stop after hitting bird, catching fire – then running over rabbit

Unlucky flight encounters three disasters within minutes as it attempted a take-off – with passengers noticing the smoke in the cabin  An aeroplane proved dangerous to local wildlife after it sucked a bird into its engine, caught fire and then ran over rabbit. Flight crew had to stage an emergency stop during take-off after they hit the hapless European herring gull. They then ran over the rabbit as they were being taxied off the landing…

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British Airways begins with ‘Special September Sale’ for Indian flyers

British Airways begins with ‘Special September Sale’ for Indian flyers

British Airways has launched its ‘Special September Sale’ for its customers from India, the airline said. The airline has announced special offers for its World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) and World Traveller (Economy) cabins for Indians travelling to the US, UK, Europe and Canada. The offer will be available for those flying out of New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru. Under the offer, all-inclusive fares for World Traveller Plus and World Traveller tickets to…

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Gatwick airport flight chaos after ‘HOLE’ found on runway during inspection

Gatwick airport flight chaos after ‘HOLE’ found on runway during inspection

The closure was a “precautionary measure” after something was discovered on the runway during an inspection, an airport spokeswoman said  The main runway at one of the UK’s busiest airports has been closed.Flights were forced to circle the skies above Gatwick Airport for 10 minutes, after it was forced to open its alternative runway at around 7.40pm on Sunday. The closure was a “precautionary measure” after something was discovered on the runway during an inspection,…

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Satellite owner says SpaceX owes it $50 million or a free flight

Satellite owner says SpaceX owes it $50 million or a free flight

Israel’s Space Communication Ltd said on Sunday it could seek $50 million or a free flight from Elon Musk’s SpaceX after a Spacecom communications satellite was destroyed last week by an explosion at SpaceX’s Florida launch site. Officials of the Israeli company said in a conference call with reporters Sunday that Spacecom also could collect $205 million from Israel Aerospace Industries, which built the AMOS-6 satellite. SpaceX said in an email to Reuters that it…

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Air india pilot with ‘extreme mood swings’ risked lives of 200 people, probe ordered

Air india pilot with ‘extreme mood swings’ risked lives of 200 people, probe ordered

Senior Air India pilot tampered with the onboard flight software and steered the plane to altitude levels where loss of control was possible, said sources. A senior Air India pilot, prone to extreme mood swings, did an unsafe manoeuvre with a Delhi-Paris flight carrying over 200 people in April, with the airline grounding the pilot while aviation regulator DGCA is probing the matter. Raising serious concerns over air safety, the flight’s commander steered the Boeing…

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British Airways flight BA677 declares emergency landing

British Airways flight BA677 declares emergency landing

BREAKING: British Airways flight from Instanbul to Heathrow declares mid-air emergency A BRITISH Airways flight from Istanbul to Heathrow has been forced to make an emergency landing. EMERGENCY: The British Airways flight was headed to Heathrow Airport Flight BA677 has been diverted to Vienna airport, according to reports from Airlive. A real-time flight tracker hosted by the website shows the commercial plane descending into the airport in Austria’s capital and largest city. The flight was estimated…

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Father of the Boeing 747 jumbo jet, Joe Sutter, dies at 95

Father of the Boeing 747 jumbo jet, Joe Sutter, dies at 95

Joe Sutter, the Boeing engineer who ushered in the modern era of long-range travel by spearheading the 747 jumbo jet in the 1960s, has died. He was 95. “Joe lived an amazing life and was an inspiration – not just to those of us at Boeing, but to the entire aerospace industry,” Ray Conner, chief executive officer of Boeing’s commercial plane division, told employees in a message announcing the death Tuesday. “He personified the ingenuity…

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