Safety Report – 08/11/2008

Date & Time: 08/09/2008 01:18
Location: Tampa, FL
Aircraft Type: Boeing 737 Registration: Unknown
Operator: Southwest Airlines Flight: SWA2305
Phase: Take-off
Damage: Substantial
Injuries & Fatalities: None
Description: Southwest Airlines flight 2305, aborted takeoff when it struck a large bird and reported damage to the engine fan blades, taxied back to the gate and taken out of service

Source: FAA
Correctness of this posting is not guaranteed & completeness not intended. This posting is just for informational purpose.

Safety Report – 08/08/2008

Date & Time: 08/07/2008 21:32
Location: Dallas Fort Worth, TX
Aircraft Type: McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (DC-9-82) Registration: N557AN
Operator: American Airlines
Phase: Take-off
Damage: Minor
Injuries & Fatalities: None
Description: On take-off the left main tire blew, ripping a 12 inch by 4 inch hole in the bottom of the left wing

Source: FAA
Correctness of this posting is not guaranteed & completeness not intended. This posting is just for informational purpose.

British Airways finalizes 777-300ER Deal

Boeing and British Airways have signed an order for 2 Boeing 777-300ER jetliners valued at $529 million at list prices.
Boeing also announced that GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) has purchased two 777-300ERs, airplanes that were previously listed as an unidentified order on the Boeing Web site. The airplanes are two of four 777s that BA has agreed to lease from GECAS including two 777s ordered in 2007 as part of its recent commitment to the 777-300ER.
British Airways also secured options for four additional 777-300ERs directly with Boeing.

British Airways Boeing 777-300ER

The two airplanes GECAS ordered are valued at $529 million at catalog prices and raise to 25 the number of 777s (Freighters and 777-300ERs) that GECAS has purchased since November 2006. The 25 airplanes have been placed on long-term lease with six different carriers, including British Airways.

Source: Boeing
Photo Credit: Boeing

Azerbaijan Airlines orders 737s and 767s

Boeing and Azerbaijan Airlines have finalized an order for two Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ERs and two 767-300ERs. The order is valued at $449 million at list prices. One of the 767s is a substitution for a previously ordered 787, as reflected today on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries Web site.
Including today’s announcement, Azerbaijan Airlines has a total of 8 Boeing airplanes on order: 4 737-900ERs, 2 787-8s and 2 767-300ERs.
Azerbaijan Airlines, based in Baku, is the national airline of Azerbaijan.
“We are eager to build our Boeing fleet with these additional 737s and 767s to meet continued demand for air travel in our region,” said Jahangir Askerov, president of Azerbaijan Airlines. “Today’s order is yet another step forward in our strong relationship with Boeing. We look forward to operating the 787 and benefiting from its advanced performance features, however the 767-300ER is the economical and logical choice to fulfill our interim capacity targets.”

Source: Boeing

Video – American Airlines Boeing 757 makes Emergency landing at LAX

On Tuesday American Airlines Flight 31, a Boeing 757-200 (N192AN) from Los Angeles to Honolulu was diverted back to LAX and did an emergency landing after about an hour in flight because of an odor and possible haze in the cabin. The passengers were evacuated on the runway using the emergency slides.

Video by KNBC

Raw Video of the Emergency Landing by AP

Flightaware log:

Emirates A380 touched down at New York JFK

Yesterday afternoon Emirates Airbus A380-800 (A6-EDA MSN 011), flight EK3801, has made its first commercial landing in the US at New York John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Don’t miss some great photos at the forum:

Unfortunately till now there’re no videos on YouTube. I’ll edit this posting as soon as some videos arrive.

You can find a video of the landing at the WNBC website:

Listening to JFK Tower was kinda funny 🙂
Tower: EK 3801 “Super Heavy” – cleared to Land
Chopper 4: Super Heavy? Super?
Tower: Yeah Super
Chopper 4: Wow

-Update- Videos

Emirates A380 inaugural flight to JFK gets water canon salut

EK3801 DXB-JFK Departure from Passenger View

Greeted by Water Cannon Salute