Tag: Turkey

Officially: Istanbul New Airport Ready to Become World’s Busiest

On Monday, Istanbul Airport officially opened its doors to travellers with two runways, stretching 3,750 and 4,100 meters long, going into service. Once fully completed, it is expected to become world’s largest airport. It is projected to handle up to 90 million passengers by 2021, with further growth plans up to 200 million. For the comparison, […]

BOC Aviation Delivers First Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft

BOC Aviation Limited is pleased to announce that it has delivered its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to its newest customer, Corendon Airlines, based in Turkey. The aircraft is the first delivery of the Company’s 737 MAX family aircraft. “This delivery represents a number of significant milestones for us, with the aircraft being the […]

Watch Airbus A330 Shearing Airbus A321 Tail Off

After an Asiana Airlines Airbus A330-300’s wing collided with the tail of a Turkish Airlines A321 while taxiing at Istanbul Airport on May 13, an  investigation has been launched. The Asiana Airlines A330 was taxiing when it struck the Turkish Airlines A321 (TC-JMM). The incident was captured on the camera on posted on YouTube. Turkish […]

Istanbul New Airport: The First Runway is Now Ready for Takeoff and Landing

The first runway at Istanbul New Airport (INA) is now ready for takeoff and landing. For the first time, runway number one, which is 3,750m long and 60m wide, has been lit up. INA has installed the world’s biggest and most sophisticated Airfield Ground Lighting (AGL) at its first runway, featuring 34,183 LED lights. Intelligent […]

Turkish Airlines Finalises Airbus and Boeing Orders

Turkish Airlines has revealed that it has decided to purchase 60 wide-body aircraft comprising of 50 firm and 10 optional aeroplanes. With the first six set to be delivered in 2019, the airline will continue to receive aircraft every year all the way up to 2024. Of the total, 30 B787-9 aircraft, 25 firm and […]

Pegasus B738 Skids off Runway Stopping Just Feet From the Sea

A Pegasus Boeing 737-800 has skidded off the runway after landing in the Black Sea province of Trabzon, causing panic among 162 passengers aboard. The Pegasus Airlines jet narrowly avoided plunging into the sea after it veered left off the runway, went down a slope and came to a stop on soft ground while landing […]

Turkish Aviation Sector To Grow Further With Istanbul’s Third Airport

Turkey’s aviation sector, which grew by 14 percent over the past decade, is expected to grow even further once the Istanbul Third Airport becomes operational. The airport, set to open Oct. 29, 2018, is expected to be the largest airport in the world when completed in 2023 and will serve as Turkey’s primary airport and […]

Turkish Airlines Looking At Equity Investments In Asia

Turkish Airlines chief is looking at buying stakes in airlines across India, China and the US. Speaking to reporters last month, the airline’s CEO Ilker Ayci mentioned he is looking at investing in equity stakes in airlines as a way to offset potential shocks from growing protectionism. “We have grown organically so far, but politicians […]

Thirteen Soldiers Killed in Turkish Military Helicopter Crash

Turkish military officials have announced that an AS 532 Cougar military helicopter got entangled in high-voltage power lines, leading to a crash that killed thirteen Turkish military personnel. The crash occurred at about 7:40 PM local time, just three minutes after take-off. It took place near the town of Uludere in the Senoba district of […]

Russia Stopped To Use Its Air Force In Syria Since May 1

Russia stopped to use its air force in Syria under the memorandum on de-escalation zones in Syria from May 1, Sergei Rudskoi, chief of the main operation department of Russia’s General Staff, said – TASS reported. “From 00:00 on May 1, Russia stopped to use its air force in area designated as de-escalation zones in […]