ALERT A small aircraft is partially submerged in South Lake Union in Seattle; passengers are rescued – @KIRO7Seattle
TWO YEARS AGO, Museum of Flight curator Dan Hagedorn walked through the decaying fuselage of RA-001, the first Boeing 747, frowned and offered a frank assessment: “No museum, anywhere, has ever faced a restoration project of this magnitude,” he said, predicting a long, piecemeal rehab of the once-proud symbol of Seattle-area big thinking. Link
The Tupolev Tu-95 first thundered over Soviet parades in the mid-1950s. Why does this giant, propeller-driven bomber still make headlines nearly 60 years later? Stephen Dowling investigates. Link
An Air Canada flight that was on its way to Toronto with 35 people aboard has landed safely at Pennsylvania airport after smoke was plummeting from a shorted-out cabin light. Air Canada Express Flight 7316 made a safe landing around noon Friday at Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, which is just over 100km east of Pittsburgh.
The airport is not expected to reopen before 15:00 GMT and it is believed the power outage has affected the main terminal building.
Ryanair has signed a partnership with Vodafone Ireland under which Vodafone will support Ryanair’s communications and IT needs across Europe, including its ticketing, check-in, ground crew, inflight crew and pilot systems.
Etihad Airways has appointmented John Friel as its new General Manager in South Africa. Based at the airline’s offices in Johannesburg, John is responsible for leading Etihad Airways’ commercial operations in South Africa as it continues to grow its presence and operations across the region.
Cathay Pacific Airways has partnered with illy to serve premium coffee to First and Business Class passengers. Freshly brewed coffee from the renowned Italian coffee roasting company is already being served on flights, while illy’s espresso, café latte and cappuccino will be gradually introduced onboard beginning from March 2015.
Lufthansa has completed fitting its new first class cabin onto all its long-haul aircraft based at Munich airport.
(AFP) – Indonesia has retrieved the final major part of the fuselage of an AirAsia jet that crashed into the Java Sea in December, killing all 162 people on board, officials said on Saturday. The mangled wreckage, the largest part of the plane retrieved, was pulled from the sea Friday and loaded onto a ship,…