DC-10

GE Aviation CF6-6 engines enter retirement after half century of service

The CF6-6 commercial is officially retired as of June 3, 2021, following nearly 50 years of service in commercial operations....


Is FAA’s status as leading global aviation authority crumbling?

Over the course of the history of aviation, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) led the sector in terms of safety and certification. But has the agency lost its lead?...


Can reputation bring down aircraft? Exploring DC-10’s story

Not many aircraft throughout the history of commercial aviation had the unfortunate fate of an administrator withdrawing its type certificate. While some recovered, others were not the same after their type certificated was put on hold. But what was the story behind the DC-10?...


Air Force One: how Boeing 747 became the VC-25A

Ever since the 1960s, Boeing jets were the dedicated aircraft for the United States president, carrying the Air Force One designation. But as it came time to replace the presidential Boeing 707, Boeing almost lost the race:...


On this day: Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes and kills 346

On March 3, 1974, a Turkish Airlines McDonnell Douglas  DC-10, which operated Flight 981 between Istanbul and London, crashed in the Ermenonville forest, killing all of its 346 occupants. To this day, this is the deadliest incident on French soil and the fourth deadliest accident in the history of civil aviation....


Halloween special: Top 5 scariest aviation close calls

Over the years, aviation has evolved into unseen comfort. Newest interior modifications, including lay-flat seats and interior lighting modifications, have allowed passengers to stay as calm as cucumbers during their journeys throughout the world. Yet sometimes, the calm journeys could have turned for worse. But either by sheer luck or incredible airmanship demonstrated by the pilots, everyone on board could, later on, tell the horror tale of the...


From Cargo Door Failures To One Of The Most Reliable Aircraft – The DC-10

The DC-10 carries one of the most interesting stories in the aviation industry. From passengers viewing the DC-10 as unsafe to serving airlines for over 40 years, this is the story of the DC-10:...


Boeing 737 MAX Makes An Emergency Landing

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX made an emergency landing at Orlando International Airport. Pilots reported an issue with the engines and landed safely. But for Boeing, it seems like 737 MAX and emergency in one sentence seems to deepen their PR crisis. Read more:...


History Hour: Air New Zealand crash in Antarctica

On November 28, 1979 Air New Zealand sightseeing flight to Antarctica departed Auckland Airport. The flight was planned to proceed to the vicinity of McMurdo Station at the south end of Ross Island, off the continent of Antarctica, and then return to Christchurch International Airport on New Zealand’s South Island....