Category: Top Stories

When Will Boeing 737 MAX Become Airborne Again?

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing goes viral again. The company has announced it has finally completed development of the updated software for the 737 MAX with associated simulator testing and the company’s engineering test flight. The company reported it has flown the 737 MAX with updated MCAS software for more than 360 hours on 207 flights. What’s next? Now […]

Airbus Net Orders Remain Negative Over Cancellations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus has published its April performance review in terms of orders and deliveries in the commercial aircraft segment revealing only five orders during the month with 70 deliveries to 35 customers worldwide across single-aisle and widebody product lines. Talking about the orders, aircraft manufacturer managed to secure three for A350-900s for Lufthansa Technik on behalf […]

INTERESTING | Best and Worst Airports for 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever travelled to/from Hamad International Airport in Qatar or have you ever set foot in Lisbon Portela Airport? These are two airports that appeared to top and conclude the list of the ranked airports by AirHelp. So which is evaluated the best and which has the lowest score? AirHelp assessed 133 world’s airports […]

Language of the Sky: Learn the Secret

Reading Time: 4 minutes The language used in the cockpit sounds technical and only aviation professionals understand it. Pilots communicate with each other and air traffic control in English, regardless of their own native language or any other languages they speak. Aviation English is in some ways a separate language compared to the one spoken on the ground. Therefore, […]

INTERESTING | Best and Worst Airlines for 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you are planning your summer holidays and considering which airline to choose or not to choose for your journey, do not bother yourself with additional googling, the answer is here. The best and the worst airlines to fly with in 2019 have been revealed by AirHelp, AirHelp ranked 72 carriers according to the level […]

Pilot Fatigue: Can You Beat your Body Clock?

Reading Time: 4 minutes The new EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency ) study on “Effectiveness of Flight Time Limitation (FTL)” revealed that European pilots and cabin crew are experiencing unusually high levels of fatigue. This new study comes at a time where air traffic is growing rapidly and pilots are increasingly being asked to fly up to the limits […]

Boeing Admits Knowing About 737 MAX Issues Before Crashes

Reading Time: 3 minutes Boeing released a new statement in which admitted it was aware of 737 MAX problem of the aircraft display system software not correctly meeting the AOA Disagree alert requirements, but took no action to resolve the issue. It appears that the aircraft manufacturer knew that the problem exists already in 2017, long before the first […]

Boeing Profit Falls Amid the 737 MAX Crisis

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing has announced its first quarter 2019 results. Impact of the 737 MAX crisis is already noticeable. Although the indications are initial and the full cost could not be determined, the company has already suffered losses.  The company reported $22.9 billion revenue, while net profit – $2.1 billion. Boeing revealed that the first quarter performance […]

Boeing 737 MAX: China Grounds MAX 8 Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following the fatal crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 on 10 March 2019, Civil Aviation Administration of China requested all its domestic carriers to suspend the operations of MAX 8 planes. According to the statement, domestic airlines of China are obliged to ground MAX 8 aircraft until 6 PM 11 March 2019. […]

Sukhoi Superjet 100: Gloomy Future in Europe?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Recently the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100), Russia’s regional aircraft, has been surrounded with great uncertainty. Difficulties with after-sales support of the jet, unclear situation with the European customers and other issues have brought the Russian aircraft into sharp focus. In the end of 2018 it was revealed that the only European SSJ100 customer CityJet, an Irish […]