The stadium also hosts a number of other sporting events, including some domestic Twenty20 cricket matches, Melbourne Victory soccer home matches, one-off rugby league and rugby union matches as well as number of special events and concerts.
As reported by Airline Insider, the system's reliance on only one of the angle of attack vanes mounted on the nose of the plane created false airspeed readings resulting in the flight computers acting contrary to the pilots inputs. The investigation onto the 737MAX issue stepped up this week with Boeing admitting its stabilising system; MCAS was at fault in the recent crash of an Ethiopian aircraft.
Home to just under 50,000 locals, Croatias Dubrovnik is a victim of its own success as an estimated 1.2 million fans of the hit series Game of Thrones visit the country. Fans will recognise the medieval walled city as Kings Landing in the hit series, but for locals already struggling with overcrowding, the loss of traditional markets and access to town features are taking the shine off the more than 250 million euros that the visitors bring. The influx of tourists has prompted local authorities to join the list of places saying no to more tourists. CREW TIP: Croatia is beautiful, but avoid the peak season where overcrowding is so bad that youll want to stay at home!
Meanwhile Air Calin is pushing the options of a winter break in New Caledonia with one-way airfares from under $300 - CREW TIP: Learn some French before you go, and the locals will love you! Virgin has headed to the ACCC while the opponents are gearing up for a major push on forward sales under QF flight numbers. Keep an eye on the trans-Tasman route to New Zealand with the Qantas-Air New Zealand deal raising the ire of Virgin.
The TWA Hotel near New Yorks John F Kennedy Airport has added a new bar but what makes this hotel addition different is that the new bar is made from the fuselage of a Super Constellation or as we call it in Australia A Connie. These four-engine, propeller-driven airliners were the pinnacle of luxury for travel across the Atlantic and the Pacific.
The system will be rolled out to service other carriers. Passengers on Delta Airlines now have the option to walk through using facial recognition for check-in, bag drop, TSA/Customs checking and gate boarding. First reported on Airline Insider, Atlanta Airport has completed the rollout and commissioning of the worlds first fully biometric airport.
The deal will up the competitive ante with several mainland China-based carriers. As well as extending interline arrangements with Qantas, Cathay Pacific has defied the Chinese Government and acquired budget carrier Hong Kong Express.
The domestic hop is equivalent to flying non-stop return between Sydney and Perth or flying direct from Melbourne to Shanghai. Heading home to Honolulu, its an even longer day at the office with a flying time just over 11 hours. Hawaiian Airlines has taken the title for the USAs longest domestic route with the 10.5 hour, 5,000 miles Honolulu to Boston flight.
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In the 2001 NRL season the stadium was the home ground for the Melbourne Storm. It also hosted one home game in 2008 and three home games in 2010. In 2007 and 2009, the stadium was also used as the Storm's home finals venue due to the low capacity of its then normal home ground, Olympic Park Stadium.
Fixing this issue will now require a new software patch, updates to the aircraft certification and retraining of all pilots worldwide. Unfortunately, the manufacturer did not inform the worlds pilots, and in the case of Lion Air and the recent Ethiopian incidents, the new software relied on a single vane, (even though the aircraft has two) worked against and overrode the pilots control inputs when the pilots tried to bring the nose up, the software pushed it down. It is a watershed for the role of regulators worldwide and a poignant red flag for an industry that justifies short cutting safety logic for a commercial advantage.
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As you would expect the aviation geeks are lining up willing to part with A$2,370 for the tour. Such is the level of support from the North Korean Government that it has granted permission for guests to take photos at each of the three government-controlled airports on the itinerary. Using 9 classic aircraft the routes include low level sweeps across the countrys main cities and guests can also experience the airline widely regarded as the worst in the world, North Koreas Air Koroyo. Over the years weve listed old aircraft that have been turned into hotels, bars, restaurants and even day-spas, but in October you can fly in the last remaining Russian Ilyushin IL-62 as well as the little known Tupolev and the Antonov as part of a 3-night tour that takes in the best of North Korea.
While there is no doubt a third runway is a must, the Airport failed to mention that an airlines on time performance is typically measured from when the aircraft door is closed, and pushback is requested. Combine all these factors with adverse weather in other cities that create ground holds around the country, and on time performance is a complex and fickle measurement. A third runway at Melbourne is widely supported, however a more immediate solution would be to address the systemic passenger movement issues in Melbourne and overhaul the nations air traffic control systems and procedures. Causes for delays frequently include late passengers besotted by duty free or airline lounge bars, parking and traffic delays and long security are frequent causes of delays. The Corporation that owns the airport claimed that airline on time performance falling below 80% was directly attributed to not having a third runway. Additionally, Australias air traffic regulator, Air Services Australia, has a rigid limit on movements at many airports such as Sydney, and in recent times has experienced a shortage of air traffic controllers which limits the number of aircraft arriving and departing. Earlier this week Melbourne Airport used the quarterly release of airline on time performance statistics to call upon the Federal Government to speed up the delivery of the citys third runway.