Author: Karolina Prokopovič

Qantas Retires Its Legendary Boeing 747 from the US Sky

Reading Time: < 1 minute Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, has operated the final flight with the iconic Boeing 747 aircraft between Australia mainland US (San Francisco – Sydney). The airline bid the last farewell  with its Boeing 747 ahead of the aircraft retirement in early 2020. The Boeing 747 has been wearing Qantas livery on the flights to […]

United Places Huge Order for 50 Airbus A321XLR Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute United, one of the major airlines in the US, has ordered 50 Airbus A321 Xtra Long Range (XLR) aircraft to expand its transatlantic routes network and replace older aircraft models. The delivery of the first Airbus A321XLR is expected to take place in 2024, while start of international service is scheduled for 2025. “In addition […]

Airbus Increases A350-1000 Maximum Seating Capacity to 480

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has been cleared by EASA to increase its A350-1000 maximum seating capacity from 440 up to 480 through the installation of modified Type A+ exit. The permission to develop a new emergency exit system with a dual-lane evacuation slide on all four pairs of doors was granted by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). […]

100th Airbus A220 in a Refreshed airBaltic Livery

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has passed a special milestone – production of the 100th Airbus A220-300 aircraft for its customer airBaltic, the Latvian airline. The brand new plane features a new and comfortable cabin layout with 149 seats plus a modernised livery. This was also the special event for airBaltic which at the Airbus aircraft programme’s headquarters in […]

Lufthansa Faces $6.4 Million Penalty For Breaching FAA Regulations

Reading Time: < 1 minute The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) claims that Lufthansa, the flag carrier and largest German airline, was operating unapproved flights to as well as out of San Diego and Philadelphia. Correspondingly, the FAA seeks $6.4 million fine for breaching Federal Aviation Regulations allegedly conducting almost 900 flights into and out of San […]

Wizz Air Named Best Low-Cost Carrier in Europe for 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wizz Air, a Hungarian low-cost airline, has been awarded the title of the best low-cost airline in Europe for 2020. The rating was announced by AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating website. Wizz Air takes this award already the second year in a row. Now, after 15 years of operations, Wizz Air serves […]

Fatal flydubai Crash in 2016: Pilot Error in Bad Weather

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee has released a report into the 2016 flydubai Boeing 737-800 crash which claimed the lives of 62 people. The final conclusions point out to poor captain’s psychological preparation for the manoeuvre, bad weather conditions and incorrect aircraft configuration. The aircraft was performing a flight from Dubai to Rostov-on-Don. The first landing […]

Air France Retires Its First Airbus A380

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first out of 10 Airbus A380 operated by Air France has been already returned to the lessor Dr. Peters Group and reached Malta to be stripped of the carrier’s livery. After Singapore Airlines, the French carrier has become the second one to phase this superjumbo jet out of its fleet. Earlier this year Air France […]

Secret Debut of Boeing 737 MAX 10

Reading Time: < 1 minute First it was Boeing 777X which secretly debuted in view of tragic events and turbulence that Boeing had been hit in that time. Now, it is Boeing 737 MAX 10, even when another member of this troubled family, 737 MAX 8, is grounded all over the world. The 737 MAX 10 is the largest aircraft […]

Boeing 787: Once a Troubled Child – Now a Chance of Survival

Reading Time: < 1 minute While Boeing 737 MAX is grounded and comes under close scrutiny, while Boeing 737 NG aircraft is dealing with some problems related to the cracks on the “pickle fork” structure, Boeing 787 program comes with a help. During Dubai Airshow 2019 the Dreamliner program has already secured over 30 orders. What once seemed to be […]