Shining a laser pen at a plane may seem like a prank. But the impact could be far more serious.
The passenger was travelling from Southampton to Aberdeen this morning when the pilot discovered a fault with the instrument panel.
Aviation Minister Theresa Villiers opens a new £3.2m development at Newcastle Airport.
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One of the most advanced passenger planes in the world has landed at Newcastle International Airport. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been specially designed to make it quieter and more fuel efficient than any other airliner in its class
The visit was the first time the aircraft has come to the North East. It is expected that the 787 will be used by Thomson's for holiday flights out of Newcastle next year.
Richard Wilson reports.
Andy Lord, Operations Director at British Airways
Graeme Mason, Planning & Corporate Affairs Director at Newcastle Airport
Newcastle Airport will act as a standby location if the Dreamliner needs to divert it's course due to an emergency.
One of the most advanced passenger planes in the world landed at Newcastle International Airport this morning.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been specially designed to make it quieter and more fuel efficient than another airliner in its class.
Today's visit was the first time the aircraft has come to the North East.
It provided an opportunity to give valuable training for crews and time familiarise themselves with the latest technology.
Aviation enthusiasts gathered at Newcastle International Airport this morning to watch the Boeing 787 Dreamliner land in the North East for the first time.
Newcastle International Airport has highlighted some of the details of its improvement plans over the next two decades.
Planning and Corporate Affairs Director, Graeme Mason, said the airport will need to expand its terminal building to cope with passenger numbers, but there are no plans to create a second runway.
Newcastle International Airport hopes passenger numbers will rise from 4m in 2012, to 8.5m journeys by 2030. 87,000 aircrafts are expected to arrive and depart by 2030.
Predicted passenger numbers:
- 2012 - 4.4m
- 2021 - 6.1m
- 2030 - 8.5m
Predicted aircraft numbers:
- 2012 - 62,200
- 2021 - 72,500
- 2030 - 87,500
Newcastle International Airport outlines its plans for possible future development over the next two decades, at a special event.
The proposals highlight how improvements up to 2030 might look, including extensions to the terminal, additional aircraft and car parking.