Royal Brunei Airlines’ first all-female pilot crew lands plane in Saudi Arabia – where women are not allowed to drive

The first ever all-female flight deck crew for Royal Brunei Airlines has operated a plane from Brunei to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Although it was a milestone for the airline, the pilot crew touched down in a country where women are still not allowed to drive a car. To mark Brunei’s National Day, which celebrates the country’s independence, Captain Sharifah Czarena Surainy Syed Hashim, Senior First Officer Dk Nadiah Pg Khashiem and Senior First Officer Sariana Nordin flew flight BI081, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, to the Middle Eastern country on 23 February. Saudi…

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 Crash Lands In Odessa

 Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet with TC-JGZ tail number, flying from Istanbul, Turkey to Odessa, Ukraine, rolled off the runway following its landing in Odessa International Airport. The incident happened tonight, resulting in what appears to be a collapse of the plane’s nose gear. All 134 passengers and flight crew onboard the aircraft evacuated the plane without any injuries. According to unofficial sources, after a missed approach the aircraft circled over Odessa and skidded off the runway during second attempt. There are no reports of injuries following the evacuation of…

Government told it has to curb aviation emissions to meet net zero climate target

The growth in demand for flights must be curbed to tackle greenhouse gas emissions as part of the UK’s climate targets, government advisers have said. Extra levies on those who fly frequently, reformed taxes or a price on carbon and management of the amount of airport capacity in the UK are among the potential measures suggested by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). They are needed to limit the growth in demand for flights to no more than 25 per cent above current levels by 2050 as part of efforts to…

Planes crash on runway

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped Pitts departed from Runway 3 at the airport in Farmville, Virginia, flew out to the aerobatic practice box, completed his practice, and returned to the airport. He entered a downwind for Runway 3 and announced his location relative to the traffic pattern throughout the landing. He heard another aircraft making calls in the traffic pattern, but nothing he was concerned about. After he landed, during the rollout about midfield, he heard someone announce on the radio that there was an airplane on the runway. This…

Making jet fuel from seawater

Researchers from The University of Manchester in England are exploring a new way to produce the next generation of bio-based jet fuels using seawater. Scientists have discovered that a bacteria species called Halomonas, which grows in seawater, provides a viable “microbial chassis” that can be engineered to make high value compounds. This in turn means products like bio-based jet fuel could be made economically using production methods similar to those in the brewery industry and using renewable resources such as seawater and sugar, according to researchers. The breakthrough behind this approach is the…

Failure of the right rudder cable bends C-150

The pilot reported that, during approach, the automatic weather observation station at the airport in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, reported that the wind was from 170° at 12 knots. He added there was “very massive choppy wind, including what could have been windshear, updrafts, and downdrafts.” During the landing roll on Runway 11, a wind gust blew the Cessna 150 off the runway to the left. The pilot attempted to recover, but the plane hit a ditch, sustaining substantial damage to the fuselage and right wing. The FAA inspector reported that a…