Hudson river ditching – January 15, 2009

Thanks to both Pierre, and Xavier who shared this link, you can see how the events unfolded, and how – thanks to the pilot Chesley « Sully » Sullenberg, the flight officer Jeffrey Skiles, and the air traffic controller’s self-control – the flight 1549 passengers remained unscathed: (you can read the radiocommunication transcript in the bottom right corner of the video hereafter)

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AEROFLOT’s enlargement – The bigger, the safer?

Aeroflot’s enlargement designed to boost air safety, but carries risk

17:33 03/02/2010 Russia’s plans to integrate six smaller airlines into the country’s flagship carrier Aeroflot is aimed at improving air safety and modernizing the domestic air fleet, but was likely to create one more monopolist, an expert said on Wednesday.>>

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SAAB 340, SAAB 2000, Embraer 145, R-99 AEW&C

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