ALERT President Zelensky is in flight to Washington to meet President Biden and address Congress

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday plans to appear in Washington to meet with President Biden and visit Capitol Hill, first public international appearance since Russia invaded Ukraine in February. President Zelensky apparently tweeted before taking off from Poland. An US Air Force Boeing C-40B has departed Rzeszow, Poland, at the border of Ukraine and…

ALERT British Airways is suffering technical issue with its flight planning software causing delays and cancellations en-masse

Passengers were left fuming for hours after British Airways flights were grounded en-masse across airports in the US. British Airways apologized after flights from the United States were delayed late Monday by a technical issue, leaving countless travelers stuck in airports for hours. “Our flights due to depart the USA tonight are currently delayed due…

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends Boeing make changes to 737-800 wing flap inspection program

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has recommended Boeing “take safety action to increase the detection of fatigue cracks in the roller cartridges of 737‑800 prior to failure.” The move comes after an investigation into an incident with a Virgin Australia 737-800, registration VH-YFZ. The incident flight was the first flight of the day for both…

Last 747 performed its first flight

The very last built Boeing 747 performed its maiden flight. The final 747 ever produced is in the air for the first time. The Boeing 747-8F (reg. N863GT) left the assembly line on Dec. 6 to become the 1,574th Jumbo manufactured in 54 years. The aircraft will be delivered to U.S. carrier Atlas Air. …

Twitter bans account that tracked Elon Musk’s private jet and updates its policy about real-time flight spotting

On Wednesday, Twitter banned an account with the handle @ElonJet that previously tracked Elon Musk’s private jet. The company also went a step further by banning users from sharing a flight-tracking link of celebrities, politicians or anyone else for that matter. Twitter handle @ElonJet had previously tracked the Twitter owner’s private jet, specifically, a 2015…