Older passengers expressed fewer fears. In their annual survey of more than 1,000 travellers, the fear factor is most apparent amongst 18-39-year-olds, where a huge 59% expressed their fear of flying. More than 1 in 3 Australian travellers have expressed concerns over flying according to travel insurer Insure&Go.
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The new blades have a degree of designed flex and will be progressively phased in as the 787 worldwide engine swap continues. After a year of extreme pain, Rolls Royce has received US & EU certification for a new type of fan blade for its Trent 1000 engines that have caused many 787 carriers to modify flight operations.
Cheaper travel has seen unprecedented growth to the point where there are now more places than ever discouraging tourism. Not only are tourist numbers impacting the infrastructure and the environment, but the rise of the less sophisticated traveller has also resulted in a new classification known as the 'bad tourist.' At an industry forum this week, bad tourist behaviours were rated revealing some surprisingly stupid actions.
After two serious in-flight fires and an accidental depressurisation, China is finally making moves to stop its pilots from smoking on the flight deck. The ban will come into force at the end of 2019.
The jets look like a normal passenger aircraft except there are no logos or identifiers and the tiny registration numbers on the rear fuselage regularly change. Janet is the callsign used by a fleet of jets that fly in and out of the USAs most secure and secretive airports in middle of the Nevada Nellis Air Force Range.
American Airlines Flight 300 followed ground directions at New Yorks JFK airport a little too closely this week. The aircraft departed with part of runway sign after tracking off the centreline and hitting the sign during the take-off roll.
The low-tech Tinder-of-the-skies idea has sparked a wave of criticism from passengers and crew. Delta, however, has gone for a less imaginative approach. KLM has a sophisticated App that lets you connect with other passengers on your flight and even lets you choose seats next to people with similar interests. Sponsored by Diet Coke, Delta issues napkins inviting passengers to write their name and number of social media ID on the napkin and give to another passenger.
Since that time, the growth in GPS functionality has rapidly increased. GPS it seems is in everything, so news of a potential blackspot. on April 6 has users of older GPS devices concerned. Since 1999, most avionics systems have been updated, and the number of satellites orbiting the earth has doubled. Modern aircraft use GPS in conjunction with other inputs including radar, ADS-B/C and ground-based navigation aids that determine the aircrafts position and flight navigation. CREW TIP: Board your flight in complete confidence and ignore the inevitable reports that will suggest not flying on April 6. The same issue occurred in 1999 where many systems lost geospatial references for around 10 seconds. Newer versions of the GPS chips have a cycle of 157 years. These old devices use a 10 bit systems that effectively resets after 1024 weeks.
During November, the Hong Kong Jockey Club has four night-time race meetings which are spectacular events alongside the nightly Symphony of Lights light show on Victoria Harbour. Top of the list is the Hong Kong Must Eats Tour which brings together the classic east meets west delicacies. If youre travelling to or through Hong Kong in November, the citys annual food festival is a must. Running from November 1, its a foodies delight and the Tourism Board has a range of special offers, packages and free events for genuine tourists.
Therere probably not too many parts of Australia where the Air Force's elite Roulettes display team have not put on a show performing amazing aerobatics in their PC-9 Trainers.
Advertisements are all over trams, trains and buses and now Jetstar is adorning both the exterior and interiors of its aircraft with promotional advertising. The first campaign to be rolled out promotes Launceston in Tasmania featuring scenic images stuck to the bulkheads and overhead lockers and a call to action aimed at enticing the 900 or so people that step aboard the aircraft each day.
Picking the best seats or using points can be frustrating and time consuming, but theres a webtool that can do the hard work for you. Called Expert flyer, the website doesnt sell airline tickets, it merely tracks whats available and sends you seating alerts, so you can ounce on the right flight and the right seat, the minute it is released. It also shows fare listings and lets you customise alerts for different airlines, routes and aircraft. Theres a free version, or if youre serious points or upgrade hunter the $99 annual fee will pay for itself with just one upgrade!
Airports bring out strange behaviours and it seems that societal norms dont apply the minute a person enters the terminal. We have started a list of strange, illogical behaviours often observed by Flight Crew.
Docklands Stadium, also known by naming rights sponsorship as Marvel Stadium, is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment stadium in the Docklands precinct of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Construction started in October 1997, under the working name "Victoria Stadium", and was completed in 2000 at a cost of A$460million.
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However the change is likely to reuslt in greater risks, especially for commercial flights. Hobart airport is one of the fastest growing facilities in Australia catering for more than 2.5million passengers annually. Reviews of a spate of near miss incidents around Tasmania's Hobart Airport have prompted air safety authorities to consider reclassifying the airspace around the southern city. The change from class C to class E airspace will enable light aircraft flying between 4,500 and 12,500 feet above the airport without the assistance of Air Traffic Controllers to provide separation between the VFR aircraft and commercial jets.