REPORT How Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites are helping Ukraine drones to destroy Russian tanks

Starlink satellites sent into space by Elon Musk’s SpaceX are helping Ukrainian military drones destroy Russian tanks and army trucks, according to a report. A Ukrainian air reconnaissance specialist says his military has been operating drones specially fitted with thermal cameras that can detect Russian vehicles at night, according to the Times of London. The…

REPORT Full events forcing Ryanair flight to land in Minsk due to false bomb threat to arrest activist and journalist

On May 23, 2021, Ryanair flight FR-4978, flying from Athens to Lithuania with 126 passengers, including opposition activist and journalist Raman Pratasevich and six crew members, was diverted to Minsk airport amid a false bomb threat. The Boeing 737 was in the Ukrainian airspace, about 5 minutes from Belarus airspace when Minsk Airport received e-mails.…

REPORT Gulfstream crash killing nine has been caused by right-hand wing spoiler extended following maintenance work

On December 15, 2021, a Gulfstream Aerospace GIV-SP with registration HI-1050 owned by Helidosa Aviation Group crashed while landing at Las Americas International Airport, Dominican Republic, killing nine people, including music producer ‘Flow La Movie’. The Aviation Accident Investigation Commission (CIAA) was notified on the same day, and the investigation crew had arrived two hours…

REPORT Two Ryanair planes had a near miss at Malaga airport in what investigators have called a ‘serious incident’

Two Ryanair planes had a near miss at Malaga airport two years ago, an investigation has concluded, almost colliding in what investigators have called a “serious incident”. The official investigation by Spain’s civil aviation authority yesterday revealed that an air traffic controller at the Andalucia airport had given one Ryanair flight permission to land on…

REPORT Lufthansa group confirmed that 18,000 flights had been flown empty to keep airport slots

Brussels Airlines has operated 3,000 flights without passengers this winter to avoid losing take-off and landing slots. The airline’s parent company, Lufthansa Group, confirmed that 18,000 flights had been flown empty, including 3,000 Brussels Airlines services, according to a report in The Bulletin. EU rules require that airlines operate a certain percentage of scheduled flights to keep…

REPORT Emirates B777 failed to rotate past the threshold and took off at very end of runway at Dubai Airport

A Washington-bound Emirates Boeing 777-300ER overran the runway while taking off, narrowly avoiding an incident at Dubai International Airport. The aircraft with registration A6-EQI was operating flight EK231 from Dubai International Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport on Monday, 20th December, when the incident occurred. However, as reported by the Aviation Herald, the aircraft failed…