Technology innovation for aviation security:- ‘Need of the hour’!!

August 17th, 2010

In the present day environment, where problems in the aviation industry seem to be never ending along with the fear of accidents, plane hijacks and terrorist attacks etc, it has become mandatory for both the domestic & internationally operating airlines to become fool-proof. Read the rest of this entry »

Heavy Rains slow down search efforts at Pakistan crash site

July 31st, 2010

Pakistani rescue workers look for survivors amid the wreckage of the plane (AP / Irfan Haider)

Heavy monsoon rain is creating havoc in Pakistan killing more than 400 people until now and destroying property, infrastructure worth millions. In the meantime, the worst is being experienced at the Pakistan plane crash site near Islamabad, where consistent rain and fog are hampering recovery efforts.

The Airbus A321, belonging to Airblue, a private Pakistani airline, crashed into the Margala hills on Wednesday killing all 146 passengers and six crew members aboard. Heavy fog and rains are predicted to be the most probable reasons for the crash, one of the most damaging incidents creating a dent in Pakistan’s aviation history.

The majority of the bodies have been recovered and rescue efforts were in full force at the crash site, struggling to salvage remains and any evidence that could provide a hint to the incident. However, operations have been abandoned due to continuous showers, preventing rescue workers from arriving at the crash site. Furthermore, helicopters are unable to fly within the area due to thick fog and low clouds.

Meanwhile, some 105 mutilated bodies’ identification process is in progress and so far 50 identified remains have been handed over to relatives. The mutilation has made it hard to recognize the victims and a special testing centre has been set up in Islamabad to test the DNA of the bodies.

A probe into the Margalla crash has started on Thursday by a seven-member team of the Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority, headed by Junaid Ameen.

Watch the Video of the Pakistan Plane Crash

Its official: Bournemouth Air Festival confirmed for August 19

July 21st, 2010

Image source: bournemouthair.co.uk

How would you typically like to spend the school holidays with your friends and family? An outing or a trip to an entertaining place with your loved ones is usually an attractive option.  I guess, a stopover to the ‘Bournemouth Air Festival’ would surely guarantee an enjoyable experience for the young ones as well as the adults. Read the rest of this entry »

Solar powered plane completes 26-hour flight successfully

July 8th, 2010

Solar impulse II (HB-SIB) concept image (GFDL/SolarImpulse)

A solar powered plane designed to fly round-the-clock without traditional fuels has completed its 26-hour flight after flying continuously through the night. Read the rest of this entry »

Is Britain’s decision of restricting Airport Growth really going to Aid climate?

July 5th, 2010

WN/Photos

These days, ‘Binge Flying’ is creating hype in Britain’s aviation industry. The recent action taken by Britain’s coalition government for the sake of the environment protection by refusing to build new runways around London to accommodate more planes is creating controversy everywhere. Read the rest of this entry »

Google to buy ITA software

July 2nd, 2010
Google Flight

Google Flight

Google has bought the Massachusetts-based ITA software firm for $700m (£460m) to make it convenient for users to search for specific flight information on its highly-dominant search engine. Google might have described its intention as “pro-competitive” and “pro-consumer”, but it has expectantly shook up online booking agencies. Read the rest of this entry »

Dubai opens second airport

June 30th, 2010
Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central - Ruway

Al Maktoum International Ruway (GFDL/Fatma3298)

Dubai officially opened its second Al Maktoum International Airport on Sunday for cargo operations. Previously known as Jebel Ali International Airport, it is the emirates second airport and supposed to become the world’s largest. Read the rest of this entry »

LAST MINUTE DEALS:

June 16th, 2010

WN/ Photo

Journeys today are not so easy; but neither was it in the past. Gone are the days when people used to depend on modes of transportation like waterways and roadways. In the present day, travel has seen a remarkable change, where the medium of air travel has overtaken all other alternative modes of transport for the simple reason that it saves time. Read the rest of this entry »

Airport Lounges (Clubs)

June 7th, 2010
Lufthansa Airport Lounge at Frankfurt Airport

Lufthansa Airport Lounge at Frankfurt Airport (CC/Don Serapio)

Delays in flights, security checks, and arriving too early for check-in are all part and parcel of airline travel. Despite travelers understanding the existence of such and many more unwanted factors in airline travel, it is no wonder they play chaos in executives’ professional lives. Read the rest of this entry »

Aerophobia – Fear of Flying

June 1st, 2010

Passengers in a Cathy Pacific plane.

Fear of Flying or Aerophobia is a delicate medical condition which has raised concerns primarily due to increasing aviation accidents and security issues over the years. Bad experiences of flying need not be necessarily bracketed with aviation accidents, but could also be referred to incidents experienced at airports, or with people whilst traveling. Read the rest of this entry »