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How airlines deal with emergency situations? [Interview]

When the time of crisis comes and the worst happens, nobody wants to be in their shoes. But it is their job to rise to the occasion and respond in emergency situations as quickly and efficiently as possible. AeroTime has talked with Susanna Halonen-Manner, the Vice President Emergency Response in Norwegian Group Airlines since 2015, on the role of leadership, organizational expertise, and the hard facts of crisis communication. ...


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Southwest in “operational emergency” as dozens jets grounded

If the delay of the FAA’s authorization for Southwest’s Hawaii service launch as well as the fallout from the shocking in-flight tragedy in which a passenger was killed last year were not enough, Southwest has now been hit with another major setback. On Friday, February 15, 2019, news emerged that Southwest has declared an “operational emergency” after a significant number of aircraft were taken out of service for maintena...


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Lack Of Tea And Coffee Forces An Emergency Landing

Passengers on a Jet2 Flight LS155 experienced a very interesting journey. The Boeing 737 was forced to divert while on route to Tenerife because... there was not enough water for tea and coffee. Read more:...


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Air Astana E190 issued ‘mayday’, pilots considered ‘ditching’ jet

An Air Astana Embraer ERJ-190LR jet, registered P4-KCJ, suffered instrument loss over Portugal on November 11, 2018, forcing pilots to declare a “mayday” and request headings for a possible “ditching” of the aircraft in the ocean. ...


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Speed bumps in the sky: minimizing turbulence

Turbulence is one of the most talked about elements of flying among passengers. But for cabin crew and pilots, it is simply part of the job and certainly not something to fear (provided you are buckled up). Here are some facts about turbulence and how to manage it, plus an interview with Qantas Airways’ Chief Technical Pilot, Alex Passerini, about what he has experienced in more than 20 years of flying....


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Dramatic Footage Of The Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is the most dangerous storm in 25 years. And now it is heading towards the United States. Officials are informing locals of the coast hurricane is heading to about the necessary evacuation....


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Air China co-pilot caught smoking, caused emergency descent

An emergency descent made by an Air China passenger plane after the cabin lost pressure on July 10, 2018, attributed to the co-pilot smoking in the cockpit....


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Helicopter wheelie in reverse emergency landing

Helicopter wheelie in reverse emergency landing. Take a look at this video and see how the Chinook helicopter CH-47 do wheelie in reverse emergency landing....


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Woman Gives Birth Mid-Flight on Spirit Airlines

Cristina Penton was 36 weeks pregnant when she boarded Spirit Airlines flight 971 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Dallas....


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How to Survive A Plane Crash

The study found that a third of those who died on a plane would almost certainly have survived an airplane emergency if they'd taken certain precautions....