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  • Runway? Who needs one when you have a taxiway!

    It’s happened again. Around midnight on a perfectly clear night last week in Riyadh, a Jet Airways 737 tried to take off on a taxiway. The crew mistaking a new taxiway for…

  • Bad NOTAMS = Runway overruns in Hamburg

    If you’re headed to Hamburg, watch out. The runway is shortened, and the Notams are vague. Poorly written NOTAMs struck again this week in Hamburg, Germany, when an A320 and a B737…

  • RWSL: Red Means STOP!

    As you may know, the FAA is working on Runway Status Lights (RWSL). It’s a new system that’s live at 20 airports in the US. Basically, you get a nice set of…

  • Runway Damage at Manila

    The main runway at RPLL/Manila, RWY 06/24, was closed on Monday 18JUL after heavy rain caused large chunks of asphalt to disintegrate. One of the last aircraft to land, shown below, suffered…