Things With Wings http://aviationweek.com/blog/6696/feed Aviation Week's civil aviation blog en Hainan Airlines' Manchester Service Is Bedding Down Nicely http://aviationweek.com/blog/hainan-airlines-manchester-service-bedding-down-nicely <div class="node-body blog-body">Hainan Airlines is China's 5th largest airline and operates a typically modern fleet of Airbuses and Boeings, numbering just over 170 aircraft. In a coup for Manchester Airport, Hainan started regular scheduled services from Beijing to the UK's 'Northern Gateway' in June 2016. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/hainan-airlines-manchester-service-bedding-down-nicely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/hainan-airlines-manchester-service-bedding-down-nicely#comments Blog Things With Wings Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:45:00 +0000 1550351 at http://aviationweek.com Skyhawk Prang: Lining Up Swiss Cheese Holes http://aviationweek.com/blog/skyhawk-prang-lining-swiss-cheese-holes <div class="node-body blog-body">Checklists, procedures and aircraft design are generally pretty good at helping pilots catch errors that could lead to an accident. But when a California pilot added an iPad into the mix, the proverbial holes in the Swiss cheese model of accident causation lined up and he ended up with a broken Cessna Skyhawk. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/skyhawk-prang-lining-swiss-cheese-holes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/skyhawk-prang-lining-swiss-cheese-holes#comments Blog Business Aviation Things With Wings Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:28:00 +0000 1550341 at http://aviationweek.com Trump Carrier Impact: Faster Automation http://aviationweek.com/blog/trump-carrier-impact-faster-automation <div class="node-body blog-body">The president-elect just sped up automation in A&D manufacturing.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/trump-carrier-impact-faster-automation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/trump-carrier-impact-faster-automation#comments Defense North America Things With Wings Ares On Space Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:36:00 +0000 1549101 at http://aviationweek.com POTUS Polka In the Sky http://aviationweek.com/blog/potus-polka-sky <div class="node-body blog-body">To Polka is to do a whole lotta fancy footwork. A new audit by the Government Accountability Office shows that the same is required when military and homeland security aircraft and personnel take the President of the United States out for business and pleasure. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/potus-polka-sky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/potus-polka-sky#comments Blog Defense Things With Wings Fri, 28 Oct 2016 21:37:00 +0000 1531721 at http://aviationweek.com Vulture Disaster: Bad Luck, Poor Planning or Fate? http://aviationweek.com/blog/vulture-disaster-bad-luck-poor-planning-or-fate <div class="node-body blog-body">A basic tenet of pre-flight planning is to “become familiar with all available information concerning that flight….” That’s a tall order given the ever-growing glut of information available, and one that I have to admit I do not always carry out 100%, particularly for a pleasure flight on a known route.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/vulture-disaster-bad-luck-poor-planning-or-fate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/vulture-disaster-bad-luck-poor-planning-or-fate#comments Blog Business Aviation Things With Wings Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:37:00 +0000 1522451 at http://aviationweek.com 50 And Counting For The BK117-850D2 http://aviationweek.com/blog/50-and-counting-bk117-850d2 <div class="node-body blog-body">Six years after the first BK117-850D2 was converted the 50th conversion is about to be completed.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/50-and-counting-bk117-850d2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/50-and-counting-bk117-850d2#comments Blog Things With Wings Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:15:00 +0000 1506991 at http://aviationweek.com K-MAX Is Back http://aviationweek.com/blog/k-max-back <div class="node-body blog-body">After a 12 year hiatus the K-MAX is back in production.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/k-max-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/k-max-back#comments Blog Things With Wings Mon, 05 Sep 2016 14:12:00 +0000 1495381 at http://aviationweek.com Third Generation Flying Eye Hospital Set For Departure http://aviationweek.com/blog/third-generation-flying-eye-hospital-set-departure <div class="node-body blog-body">Orbis International is planning to take its “new” Boeing MD-10 Flying Eye hospital on its inaugural work trip next month, a back-to-the-future mission to China, the inaugural destination for the first Orbis flying eye hospital, a DC-8, back in 1982.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/third-generation-flying-eye-hospital-set-departure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/third-generation-flying-eye-hospital-set-departure#comments Aircraft & Technology Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:25:00 +0000 1496811 at http://aviationweek.com Future Of The Super Puma In Doubt? http://aviationweek.com/blog/future-super-puma-doubt <div class="node-body blog-body">Taking a look at the future of the Super Puma.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/future-super-puma-doubt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/future-super-puma-doubt#comments Blog Things With Wings Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:28:00 +0000 1477881 at http://aviationweek.com <p>EC225s sit idle awaiting the lifting of the EASA Emergency Airworthiness Directive that has grounded the European Super Pumas.</p> Dynamic Aviation - Where Niche Is King http://aviationweek.com/blog/dynamic-aviation-where-niche-king <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Bridgewater, Virginia, June 2016</p></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/dynamic-aviation-where-niche-king" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/dynamic-aviation-where-niche-king#comments Blog Things With Wings Sun, 19 Jun 2016 20:36:00 +0000 1470501 at http://aviationweek.com