Tag: Sydney

United Airlines Pilot Issues Fuel Mayday Call

Reading Time: 1 minute A United Airlines plane on a flight from Los Angeles to Sydney has landed at Sydney Airport after the pilot issued a mayday alert. The plane was low on fuel and made the mayday call as a precaution. United Airlines Boeing 787-9, flight UA839, carrying 194 people, had been on a 15-hour flight to the […]

Qantas Airbus A330 Receives a Lightning Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A Qantas Airbus A330-200, performing flight from Sydney, to Melbourne, was descending towards Melbourne when the aircraft entered a hold at  7000 feet and 6000 feet for about one hour, received a lightning strike some time during the hold and subsequently landed safely on Melbourne’s runway 16. The aircraft was still on the ground about […]

Passenger Who Assaulted Dubai Airport Policeman Is Jailed

Reading Time: 1 minute Dubai’s Criminal Court has sentenced an Australian transit passenger to six months in prison plus deportation after he was convicted of assaulting a Dubai airport policeman. The ruling was passed on January 28 after the court heard how the 53-year-old Australian man was transiting from London to Sydney via Dubai on July 25, 2017, according […]

40 Passengers Kicked Off After Plane Was Too Heavy

Reading Time: 1 minute Up to 40 passengers on board a Perth-bound Qantas flight have been removed from the aircraft because it was reportedly too heavy to fly. Passengers on board the Boeing 737-800 Sydney to Perth flight, according to Radio 6PR, had their names called out and were told to disembark the plane. One passenger commented her row […]

China Eastern A330 Lands Safely With Cowling Damage

Reading Time: 1 minute A China Eastern Airbus A330-200, registration B-6099 performing flight MU-736 from Sydney,NS (Australia) to Shanghai Pudong (China), was in the initial climb out of Sydney’s runway 34L when the crew reported a left hand engine (Trent 772) fault and requested to maintain runway heading. The aircraft levelled off at 5000 feet, the crew shut the […]

REX Regional Express Saab 340B Propeller Detached In Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes A REX Regional Express Saab 340B performing flight from Albury to Sydney with 16 passengers and 3 crew was descending  towards Sydney when the right hand propeller had sheared off. They still were able to fly with normal handling of the aircraft. Air Traffic Control stopped departures and sent arriving traffic into holds advising a runway […]

Qantas Heading Back to Beijing

Reading Time: 1 minute Qantas is boosting its presence in China with a resumption of Sydney-Beijing nonstop flights from late January 2017. The daily flight will be operated with Airbus A330-200s and marks a return to the Chinese capital for the first time since Qantas withdrew from the route in 2009. It also comes ahead of Virgin Australia’s daily […]

Etihad Airways Increases Flights Between Abu Dhabi and Sydney

Reading Time: 1 minute Etihad Airways will add three weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Sydney to operate a double-daily schedule from 6 February 2017. The morning departure from Abu Dhabi – EY450 – and the afternoon departure from Sydney – EY451 – will increase from four to seven flights per week. This enhancement to the airline’s Sydney schedule […]

Warning Light Turns Back Qantas A380 Flight from Sydney to Dubai

Reading Time: 1 minute Qantas flight from Sydney to Dubai has been turned around an hour into its trip. The aircraft’s cabin heating systems registered an error forcing the A380 to return to Sydney International Airport shortly after departing at 4pm. A Qantas spokesman said the pilots were alerted by a flashing “warning light” on the dashboard about 5pm. […]

Record Year for Sydney Airport Traffic

Reading Time: 2 minutes A record 39.7 million travellers checked through Sydney Airport’s three terminals in 2015 with inbound arrival growth strongest from China (up 31.4 per cent), followed by the UK, the US, Korea, India and Singapore. Total passenger numbers rose 3 per cent from 38.5m in 2014 with the domestic market up 2.3 per cent to 25.35m […]