Aircraft Altimeter Failure

"An altimeter failure on a PC12 aircraft caused a 2000 ft discrepancy between the displayed altitudes on the aircraft’s two altimeters. This contributed to a very serious airprox which identified a number of safety issues of interest to the aviation community...." This is a very interesting read from Skybrary...to read the full article click here  

Turkey plans to build 6 runway airport at Istanbul

 I am just republishing news that circulated just over a week ago about the announcement by Turkey that it plans to build one of the biggest airports worldwide at Istanbul. Tenders will be out in May 2013 with start of operations planned for 2017. No other European airport would come close to this. What a missed opportunity not to have Turkey as part of the EU. Here is a link to the news. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/e726f572-6577-11e2-a3db-00144feab49a.html#axzz2JwD7VYfC