Bjorn’s Corner: Flying revisited

April 09, 2015; I’m up for a challenge in the next weeks: I’ve been invited to fly an airliner. Having flown 14 aircraft types before it shouldn’t be so big news if it wasn’t for none of those types… Read More

Asiana crash finding implicates Boeing somewhat, but our view is this is a pilot issue, plain and simple

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) yesterday lay the Probable Cause of the crash of the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 last year at San Francisco as pilot error, but in the process implicated a “complex” auto-throttle system as… Read More

Odds and Ends: 777-8 “Lite”; group backs WA 777X effort; Asiana crash photos; a new 787 theory

Note: This Reuters article has some good detail about how Boeing gets the 777-9X to its advertised 20% economic gains over 777-300ER. 777-8 “Lite:” Boeing’s plan to launch the 777X in two versions, the ultra-long range 8X at… Read More

Latest on Ethiopian 787

The media frenzy over the cause of the fire of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 last Friday seems to be slowing. The New York Times has this report from late last night that says Japan Air Lines and… Read More

More on Asiana 777

With a little free time, we’re catching up on the Asiana accident.’ Ernie Arvai sent us this link from The Atlantic which references several postings on a professional pilot forum, PPrune. Several readers linked or sent us this… Read More

Asiana 777 crashes in SFO

An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crash-landed at San Francisco Airport Saturday, killing at least two. This is the first fatal crash involving a 777. Investigators will certainly look at whether fuel line icing may be a factor, which… Read More