Cracked windows and windshields breaking off: pilots’ perspective | AeroTime

DAILY NEWSLETTER | 16 May 2018

Cracked windows and windshields breaking off: pilots’ perspective | AeroTime

“Suddenly, the windshield just cracked…The next thing I know, my co-pilot had been sucked halfway out of the window.” These are not the words you want to hear neither as a passenger nor as a pilot on any flight or airline. But that was the situation that the captain and his co-pilot experienced on a Sichuan Airlines flight on May 14, 2018. It is the latest in a series of window malfunctions on commercial aircraft around the world. And pilots have something to say about it.

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Air France-KLM names interim execs after abrupt CEO resignation

Air France-KLM board of directors set up a temporary governance, following a resignation of the French airline’s CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac, who was at odds with unions.

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Countering terrorism threats with virtual reality

What if you could save an airport from terrorists, escape insurgents in South Sudan, and rescue civilians in an underground station all in one morning? 

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First TAP’s A330-900neo completes maiden flight

The A330-900neo flight tests are happening according to the plan. The first plane of launch customer TAP Air Portugal’s batch made its maiden flight on May 15, 2018.

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