65 flight attendants working for Lauda (Ryanair) and based at Mallorca airport call for a strike in July

65 flight attendants working for Lauda (Ryanair) and based at Mallorca airport call for a strike in July

USO Illes Balears, a big union representing 65 flight attendants working for Ryanair subsidiary Lauda at Palma de Mallorca airport, Spain have called for a strike in July. The union notified the local Minister of economics, tourism and work about their intentions. The union denounce that they do not have a collective labor or sector … Read more

Fighter jets scramble for ITA Airways Airbus A330 after brief loss of communication

Fighter jets scramble for ITA Airways Airbus A330 after brief loss of communication

On 1 May, an ITA Airways (former Alitalia) Airbus A330-200 (registered EI-EJP) operated flight AZ609 between New York JFK, United States and Rome Fiumicino, Italy. The crew, however, didn’t report to Marseille Center for about 10 minutes. Fighter aircraft were dispatched but the crew finally began to communicate again with air traffic control. The aircraft … Read more

Belgian Air Force F-16 makes precautionary landing at Ostend-Bruges airport after bird strike

Belgian Air Force F-16 makes precautionary landing at Ostend-Bruges airport after bird strike

© Benoît Denet A F-16 fighter jet of the Belgian Air Force from Kleine-Brogel airbase was forced to make a precautionary landing at Ostend-Bruges Airport after a bird strike on the aircraft’s nose. “In order to determine the damage to the aircraft, the pilot decided to perform a precautionary landing at Ostend Airport,” the Belgian … Read more

Researchers develop global dataset to plot areas for land-based carbon storage

Researchers develop global dataset to plot areas for land-based carbon storage

To achieve the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting the rise of global temperature to well below 2°C, emissions of carbon to the atmosphere must remain below 250 petagrams from 2021 onward. Presently, that amount of carbon, in all likelihood, will be emitted by 2045. Countries should aim for greenhouse gas emissions to reach net-zero by mid-century, and … Read more

MUAC starts operational use of ATN Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C)

MUAC starts operational use of ATN Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C)

ADS-C enables aircraft to automatically log on and downlink key aircraft intent flight management system information (e.g. the extended projected profile) to the MUAC system, which can be displayed on controllers’ screens. This leading-edge technology offers enhanced air navigation services to aircraft operators which are equipped with the appropriate technology (ATS B2: CPDLC v2 and ADS-C) and … Read more

Stratolaunch’s new hypersonic test vehicle will launch from the world’s largest plane

Stratolaunch’s new hypersonic test vehicle will launch from the world’s largest plane

Stratolaunch finally revealed the structurally complete Talon-A vehicle, TA-0, that will attach to the company’s Roc aircraft, the largest plane in the world. First revealed in a new issue of Aviation Week, the first Talon-A vehicle will be used to perform tests on the Roc’s release system, which will be used to test hypersonic aircraft … Read more