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    NokAir Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Fire

    BANGKOK – A NokAir plane made an emergency landing at Sakon airport in Thailand after flames were seen coming from one of its two engines and the propeller stopped turning shortly after take-off.


    Flight DD9407, a Bombardier Q400 carrying 84 passengers, left Sakon Nakhon airport about 3.10pm yesterday, due to arrive at Don Mueang airport at 4.35pm.


    A few minutes later it suddenly turned back to Sakon Nakhon airport and made an emergency landing. Some passengers were transferred to another flight heading for Don Mueang late on Sunday night.


    Passengers on the aborted flight took videos of the failing engine and the landing and posted them on social media.


    One passenger wrote on his Facebook account that he saw flames coming from the engine exhaust on two occasions before the propeller stopped turning.


    Nok Air had technicians check the defective plane at Sakon Nakhon airport and used another aircraft for scheduled flights between the northeastern province and Bangkok on Monday.


    The airline has apologised to its customers.

    NokAir Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Fire | Chiang Rai Times English Language Newspaper


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    China Southern Airlines flight delayed after portable charger bursts into flames

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    Asia News Network BEIJING: A portable charger burst into flames in the overhead compartment of a China Southern Airlines plane on Sunday afternoon (Feb 25), as passengers were boarding at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.The incident caused a three-hour flight delay on flight CZ3539, which had been scheduled to depart for Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport at around noon.China Southern Airlines said on Chinese microblogging site Weibo that a passenger's cabin bag had emitted smoke and fire during the boarding process.However, the fire was quickly extinguished by airport firefighters and security officers, it said.

    image: https://content.aimatch.com/default.gifimage: https://content.thestar.com.my/smg/s...ve_Lazada,tsol Preliminary investigations revealed that the fire was caused by a portable charger, which was not in use at the time.The owner of the cabin bag is currently assisting in investigations.In a video that has been making rounds online, a flight attendant and a passenger are seen trying to douse the flames using bottles of water and juice.Portable chargers and lithium-ion batteries - used in many consumer devices from laptops to toys - typically have to be hand carried on flights and cannot be checked in. There are also restrictions on the watt-hour (Wh) ratings of these items.

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    Is it just me, or is this just a tad more than is needed for real time flight tracking?


    Flight data recorders are critical to identifying what transpired in the event of an accident. But the old techniques for recovering black boxes can require multi-million-dollar searches for lost aircraft, and an agonizing wait for family members left totally in the dark about the fate of loved ones.
    New technology can avoid these drawbacks by streaming data from an aircraft while it is in flight. This offers the value of not only providing the actual location of an aircraft, but also understanding its performance in real time. Today’s aircraft generate vast quantities of data – a Boeing 787 produces 500 gigabytes per flight – which can yield a similarly vast array of operational, performance, and safety insights.
    https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2018/0...iation-safety/

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    Get out the tape measure!


    THAI sets waistline limit for passengers on 787-9 Dreamliners

    Thai Airways International has banned passengers with over 56-inch waistline and passengers with kids on their laps from Business Class seating on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
    The new regulation on oversized passengers was announced by THAI’s Corporate Image and Social Responsibility Division this week.


    Flight Lieutenant Pratana Patanasiri, THAI Vice President, Aviation Safety, Security & Standards Department, clarified in the announcement today (March 16) that THAI has taken delivery of two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircrafts to its service fleet since September last year.


    He said that the aircraft manufacturer has fixed airbag in seat belt on Business Class seats. With this latest version of seatbelt, passengers with over 56 inches waist could not fasten the belt safely.


    Therefore it is necessary for the company to abide by the safety standard rule strictly by not allowing passengers with waistline of over 56 inches and passengers travelling with infants on their laps to book the business class seats of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircrafts, he said.


    THAI insisted that the seat belt meets aviation safety standard required by the US Federal Aviation Administration.



    THAI sets waistline limit for passengers on 787-9 Dreamliners - Thai PBS English News

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    That's good news for people who don't like sitting next to fat and invariably sweaty bastards.

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    The first non-stop scheduled flight from Australia to the UK has landed in London – early – after a 17 hour, five minute journey across 9,300 miles (14,875km) from Perth.

    Qantas flight QF9, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with more than 230 passengers and crew on board, touched down at 5.03am at Heathrow on a chilly Sunday morning to a welcome from ground staff.


    The landing marked the first commercial passenger jet journey direct between Australia and Europe and has been described as a “game-changer” by some in the aviation industry.

    The Dreamliner, which Qantas says has 20% better fuel efficiency than similar-sized aircraft, covered the 14,875km with no major dramas.


    Passengers did have to endure a period of some turbulence as the plane skirted Cyclone Marcus, a storm off the west coast of Australia, shortly after take-off.


    QF9 departed Perth at approximately 6.57pm local time with the company CEO, Alan Joyce, the Australian trade and tourism minister Steve Ciobo and pack of journalists on board.


    On arrival at Heathrow the plane was greeted by parade of vehicles on the tarmac with lights flashing.


    After touchdown Captain Lisa Norman, who was one of four working pilots on board, said: “I would like to welcome you to the history book of aviation.


    “The world has been watching us today. Thank you for being part of something so magical and so special.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...7-hours-qantas

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    part of something so magical
    Thanks for heads up, not sure magical is a word you want to hear about airlines, Qatar has been running longer non stop for ages without any magic.

    Perth is such a small market I predict it'll flop.
    QA hopes feeders from AKL,ME,SYD will fill it but if I was planning to divide the trip Singapore/Bangers or Dubai be a better choice and little difference in the often 24 hr door to door even to my final destination in Surrey barely 20m from LHR

    Of course if they can stretch to Sydney at profit.

    The problem with the non stop you are carrying all the food , drink and fuel all the way making refuel midway more economic, Cncorde showed even the utra rich didnt value a couple of hours.

    Those spending $5000 up the front I believe will pay more for the private suite, club lounge , showers type options that were around on Airships and now on offer from Gulf carriers than 15+ hours non stop
    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
    I got the sack because
    I took a couple of days off.

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    Bangkok - Mae Hong Son inaugural flight takes off

    MAE HONG SON, 25th March 2018 (NNT) – The Minister of Transport has officiated the inaugural flight from Bangkok Don Muang Airport to Mae Hong Son, expanding transport capacity to accommodate growing number of passengers.

    Minister of Transport Arkhom Termpittayapaisith has presided over the opening ceremony of the inaugural flight between Bangkok and Mae Hong Son of Nok Air held at Mae Hong Son Airport.

    Nok Air operates 3-weekly flights between Bangkok Don Muang Airport and Mae Hong Son every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, using a 72-seater ATR 72 aircraft.

    The opening of this new passenger route goes in keeping with Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha initiation to promote tourism and generate more income to villagers, while providing greater connectivity to tourists, businesspersons, and Mae Hong Son locals.

    Mae Hong Son Airport is now connected to Chiang Mai with Bangkok Airways' daily flights and the new flights to Bangkok by Nok Air. The airport now serves 10 flights per week, expected to bring at least 20,000 tourists to the province.

    The Department of Airports will be deploying special work measures during Songkran holidays to accommodate passengers and ensuring their safety.


    http://thainews.prd.go.th/website_en...O6103250010016

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    Transport Ministry re-certifies two more airlines with ICAO standards

    BANGKOK, 28 March 2018 (NNT) – The Ministry of Transport has granted Air Operator Certificate to two more airlines in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization's standards.

    Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith presided over the granting ceremony for Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to AC Aviation and VIP Jets which provide charter passenger flights.

    The new AOCs have been granted as part of the campaign to re-certify Thai airlines in keeping with the ICAO regulations. Sixteen airlines have been granted with new AOCs so far.

    Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) Director Chula Sukmanop said the CAAT has ensured all sectors in Thai aviation will adhere to the ICAO standards, and promote the enhancement in the country's aviation industry, including the manufacturing and maintenance in order to make Thailand an aviation and airline maintenance hub in the future.



    National News Bureau Of Thailand | Transport Ministry re-certifies two more airlines with ICAO standards

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    Get to the airport early.
    I laughed when I read the bit about ideally it would take 45 seconds to process each passenger.Are they all using fast-track?

    https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1439611/go-to-airports-early-fliers-told#cxrecs_s

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    hub in the future.
    when else?

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    Relief for Harry its okay to keep your underpants on.

    Outbound travellers will not have to declare all of their valuables at international airports during Songkran, the Customs Department said Tuesday in an unexpected volte-face. For the sake of travellers'
    For the sake of travellers' convenience during the April 12-16 festival, the department has repealed its recent announcement that valuables worth over 100,000 baht would need to be declared and deferred.


    https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/gen...rts-put-on-ice


    Fascists dress in black and go around telling people what to do, whereas priests... more drink!

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    Chinese airline operates new flight to Chiang Mai

    CHIANG MAI, 5th April 2018 (NNT) – Chiang Mai Airport now serves a new air route to Xishuangbanna, China, with a new scheduled service operated by Ruili Airlines.

    The Deputy Governor of Chiang Mai, Krit Thanavanich, said Chiang Mai Airport on Wednesday (April4th) welcomed the inaugural flight from Jinghong Airport in Xishuangbanna, operated by Ruili Airlines.

    The new air route is a part of the expansion plan of Ruili Airlines, a Chinese carrier based in Kunming, China, to operate flights between Xishuangbanna - Chiang Mai, and Xishuangbanna - Chiang Rai, due to the increasing demands among Thai, Chinese, and international tourists.

    Ruili Airlines now operates flight DR 5359 from Jinghong Airport to Chiang Mai every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday using a 144-seater Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The flight Isaiah scheduled to arrive at Chiang Mai Airport at 6 p.m., and depart Chiang Mai Airport at 8 p.m.

    The Deputy Governor added that the new air connection will help further promote cooperations in tourism, trade, business, industry, and education sectors, and further enhance the sister city relations between Xishuangbanna and Chiang Mai.


    National News Bureau Of Thailand | Chinese airline operates new flight to Chiang Mai

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Isaiah
    hope it's

    prophetable.

    After Beirut, I think Ruili is the most dangerous locale I've visited
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    The flight Isaiah scheduled to arrive at Chiang Mai Airport at 6 p.m.

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    Bad news for Airbus, but I suppose they probably saw it coming once American picked up US Airways.

    MIAMI — Boeing and American Airlines have announced a large 47 aircraft order for the 787 Dreamliner. The order consists of 22 787-8s and 25 787-9s and is valued at over $12 billion at list prices. American Airlines also announced that it has canceled its order for 22 Airbus A350-900 aircraft that it inherited from US Airways.“We are extremely honored that American Airlines, is deepening its commitment to the 787 Dreamliner. This new order is a powerful endorsement of the 787 family’s unique passenger appeal and unmatched ability to help airlines open new routes and grow profitably,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister.The announcement was originally posted on Boeing’s website homepage Friday afternoon but was quickly taken down. Airways was able to pull up the post through cached data on Google.“We are showing again and again that the 787 Dreamliner is the champion in its class. The airplane’s tremendous value proposition explains why it has become the fastest selling twin-aisle jet in history,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company. “And when we match the Dreamliner with Boeing’s suite of services, it is a combination that delivers unbeatable value for our customers.”

    The announcement comes two weeks after Bloomberg reported that Airbus had ended talks with American Airlines for the Airbus A330neo. The lack of an A330neo order combined with the cancelation of American’s A350 order is a major blow to Airbus in the post-Leahy era.In a release to investors, American touted the Dreamliner order as part of its strategy to simplify its fleet in an effort to reduce costs. The 47 aircraft ordered nearly equals the amount of Airbus A330s (24) and 767s (24) that remain in the American fleet. The 787 will replace both aircraft types in American’s fleet and replace older 777 aircraft.“We have two excellent partners in Boeing and Airbus and our relationship with both manufacturers goes back many years. Both offer specific aircraft that provide us with the right lift on specific missions across our global network,” said President Robert Isom. “This was a difficult decision between the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350 and A330neo and we thank both manufacturers for their aggressive efforts to earn more of American’s business. In the end, our goal to simplify our fleet made the 787 a more compelling choice.”“Today’s announcement is influenced by our goal to simplify our fleet and reduce the number of aircraft types we operate. Our prior plan would have had us operating five widebody aircraft types, and with today’s announcement we will soon reduce that to three,” Chief Financial Officer Derek Kerr said. “These new replacement aircraft are consistent with our previous plans for the size of our widebody fleet.”“We see significant advantages to carrying common fleet types, including creating less friction in our operation when aircraft swaps are necessary, reducing inventory needs, and creating a more consistent service for customers and team members.”American also announced that it has deferred the delivery of 40 737 MAX aircraft due between 2020 and 2022.American currently operates a fleet of 35 787 Dreamliners including 20 787-8s and 15 787-9s. The airline has seven more 787-9s on order. The American 787-9 Dreamliner seats 285 passengers in a four-class format.

    https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/boei...nes-787-order/
    https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/boei...nes-787-order/

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    Airbus to put sleeping berths in cargo holds

    European aircraft giant will join Zodiac Aerospace to set up sleeper compartments by 2020



    The European aircraft giant Airbus has announced plans for sleeping facilities for passengers in the cargo hold of planes that could be operating in A330 wide-body jets from 2020.


    The sleeper compartments “would fit inside the aircraft’s cargo compartment”, said Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace, which is a subsidiary of the French aerospace company Safran.


    The modules “will be easily interchangeable with regular cargo containers”.


    “Airlines will initially be able to choose from a catalogue of certified solutions by 2020 on A330” for the sleeper pods. The possibility of fitting them into A350 XWB airliners is also being looked at.


    Airbus and Zodiac said the sleeping berths would not only improve passenger comfort but would let airlines add value for their commercial operations.


    “This approach to commercial air travel is a step change towards passenger comfort,” said Geoff Pinner, the head of Airbus’s cabin and cargo program.


    “We have already received very positive feedback from several airlines on our first mock-ups.”


    Christophe Bernardini, head of Zodiac’s aerospace cabin division, said the project “reaffirms our expertise in lower-deck solutions. An improved passenger experience is today a key element of differentiation for airlines.”


    In November 2016 Air France-KLM had put forward the idea of sleeping berths for passengers in economy class, either in the hold or above the cabin in aircraft of the group’s new low-cost subsidiary, Joon.


    https://www.theguardian.com/business...in-cargo-holds

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    Yeah, I'll stick with the fully reclining beds at the pointy end thanks.


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    cargo class - sounds great - the mile high wank club beckons

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    cargo class - sounds great - the mile high wank club beckons
    Because tubes take up less space than seats.

    I'm guessing they would pipe the cattle class dog food in and the excrement out.


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    All alcohol bought at airport shops could be placed in sealed bags in a crackdown on disruption by drunken passengers.

    The measure may be used to enforce a possible ban on travellers drinking their own alcohol on flights, a Government document reveals.
    Ministers are also considering introducing tougher penalties for drunkenness on aircraft and overhauling licensing laws for airside premises in England and Wales.
    The Government set out the proposals in a recent preliminary document as it develops its Aviation Strategy.


    More than one in six people (18%) who have flown in the past three years have witnessed aggressive or drunken behaviour on board, according to the Civil Aviation Authority.
    Some 420 disruptive passenger incidents were reported to the regulator in 2017.
    The real extent of the problem could be more serious as many incidents are not recorded.
    Last month an easyJet flight from Manchester to Paphos in Cyprus was diverted to offload four women after a group were drinking, swearing and threatening passengers.
    In August a mid-air brawl involving men and women broke out on a Ryanair flight from Newcastle to Alicante in Spain.
    The carrier claimed the incident demonstrated the need for a two-drink limit per passenger at airports.
    Sealed bags are currently only used for airport alcohol purchases by passengers taking multiple flights to enable them to pass through additional security checks.
    Existing laws prohibit a person being drunk on an aircraft, with a maximum punishment of two years in prison and an unlimited fine.
    But there is no ban on passengers consuming their own alcohol while they fly, although this is a policy of UK airlines.
    In the US, only alcohol served by cabin crew can legally be drunk on a plane.
    A recent report by a House of Lords committee recommended that the Licensing Act 2003 should be extended to airside premises at airports in England and Wales to give licensing authorities greater oversight.
    Government officials are considering the impact of this on passenger behaviour.
    The Aviation Strategy will be put to public consultation in the autumn, with the final version published early next year.
    A spokesman for Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said its members were doing “everything they can” to tackle the problem of disruptive passengers, including supporting a voluntary code of conduct.
    He described the introduction of sealed bags as “a really interesting idea” and welcomed the Government’s decision to consider “closing the licensing loophole”.
    A survey of 1,874 people commissioned by Airlines UK found that 80% believe airport shops and bars which sell alcohol should be subjected to the same licensing requirements as those in towns and cities.
    A further poll of 103 MPs found that 63% agreed with this point of view.

    https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/n...-36796573.html

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    I expect the louts will swill the 1/4 bottle of Bacardi in the toilet unless they plan to have locked safes, a plastic seal won't deter the idiots who blocked from smoking need a fix.

    Perhaps leaving Thailand they can use a brothelizer

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Because tubes take up less space than seats.
    quite - this is the mockup , but the logistics for evacuation during an emergency is likely to make this just an airline teaser

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    Looks like one of those Japanese trains/hotels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    Get to the airport early.
    It's the Chinese, the sooner they join ASEAN the better.

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