A pilot’s look at Dreamlifter incident: A pilot provides some perspective how the Atlas Air crew may have landed the 747 Dreamlifter at the wrong airport in Wichita (KS) last week.
Ethiopian 787 repair: Aviation Week reports that Boeing is about 60% complete with the repair of the Ethiopian Airlines 787 damaged by fire earlier this year.
More on IAM: A Tacoma News Tribune columnist takes an analytical look at the IAM 751 vote rejecting the Boeing 777X contract.
The Missouri Times reports that IAM District 837, which represents workers at Boeing’s St. Louis plant, is maybe considering the same labor pact IAM 751 (Seattle) rejected.
Toronto may delay City Airport decision: The Toronto City Council may delay approving the Porter Airlines request to extend the runway at Billy Bishop Airport, aka City Airport. There are several reasons, including the fact that the Bombardier CSeries flight testing is still in its early stages. Porter has a conditional order for up to 30 CS100s, but the condition is that Toronto change its rules to allow commercial jets at the airport and extend the runway. The CS100′sa noise footprint is a critical issue, and this won’t be certified until at least May, according to The National Post. The deputy mayor of Toronto nonetheless urges a vote next month.
Humpback Whale: It’s not aviation, but this YouTube video of an encounter (not ours) of a humpback whale is extraordinary.