Author: Karolina Prokopovič

Passenger Plane Crashes in Afghanistan

Reading Time: < 1 minute The passenger jet with over 80 passengers on board has crashed on the territory of Afghanistan. Initially, the jet was identified as Ariana Afghan Airlines, but the information has been not confirmed. However, the airline has denied the fact of its plane being involved in the crash and said its aircraft are safe. Meanwhile, Civil […]

Caspian Airlines MD-80 Skids off Runway onto Highway

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Caspian Airlines MD-80, performing a flight from Tehran with 135 passengers and seven crew members, has overrun runway and came to rest on a highway at Mahshahr airport, Iran. The images form the site show that the Iranian passenger plane landed on its fuselage in the middle of the road blocking the traffic. Video […]

Long-Awaited Boeing 777X in the Sky on Its Maiden Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute It has finally happened. After two aborted attempts due to poor weather conditions, the Boeing 777-9 has finally performed its first flight beginning the next phase of rigorous tests. Therefore, 25 January, 2020, has joined the list of important dates in the commercial aviation history. World’d biggest twin-engine passenger jet has just departed for the […]

Boeing – Embraer Joint Venture: EU Pauses the Probe Again

Reading Time: < 1 minute Just in the beginning of January European regulators announced that they resume investigation into the Boeing – Embraer deal, whereas now said halting the process again. Such grand cases are very complicated, indeed. Endless amounts of documents, multiple approvals and agreements should be perused, provided and finalized. Regarding Boeing – Embraer tie-up on the commercial […]

First PD-14 Engine Arrives for Installation on MC-21 Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first Russian-built PD-14 engine has already arrived at Irkutsk Aviation Plant to be installed on the Russian-built aircraft – MC-21-300. After the installation is completed, the aircraft is set to begin flight tests. The schedule, however, is yet to be agreed by both the United Aircraft Corporation and United Engine Corporation. According to Russian […]

Regional Aircraft Lessor NAC Commits to 20 Airbus A220 Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute The regional aircraft lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has signed a firm order for 20 Airbus A220 aircraft, proving a great demand for the type on the market. The order was placed during Paris Air Show and finalized in the end of 2019. One of the biggest leasing companies and the largest regional aircraft lessor […]

Boeing 777X Suffers the Delay Again

Reading Time: < 1 minute It was 23 January on a schedule for the first ever flight of Boeing 777X. However, as Boeing had warned, the weather conditions around the Everett facility in Washington were not suitable today. We are postponing the #777X first flight that was scheduled to take place tomorrow, Jan. 23, due to weather. The team is […]

Investigation of Bek Air Crash: Severe Safety Violations Discovered

Reading Time: 2 minutes As a result of investigation launched into the Bek Air Fokker 100 crash in December, 2019, the Kazakhstan Aviation Administration (KAA) has identified a number of severe safety violations by the carrier and its crew, after examining the airline. One of the main violations is related to airworthiness of the Bek Air fleet, which was […]

Etihad Gets EASA Approval to Train Boeing 777 & 787 Pilots

Reading Time: < 1 minute Etihad Aviation Training, which a part of Etihad Aviation Group, has secured approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to provide training for Boeing 777 and 787 pilots. In 2018 Etihad Aviation Training became the first EASA-approved training organisation (ATO) in Middle East to offer Airbus A320, A330 and A340 training. Now, in […]

Boeing Stops 737 MAX Production and Expects to Fly It Again in Mid-2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is already the tenth month of global Boeing 737 MAX aircraft grounding. According to the estimations of the US planemaker, the 737 MAX planes will begin returning to service by the middle of the year 2020. “This updated estimate is informed by our experience to date with the certification process. It is subject to […]