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airBaltic to Take off after the Crisis without Boeing 737 Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute airBaltic, the Latvian carrier, is set to take off after the crisis with reduced fleet, meaning that the airline’s Boeing 737 aircraft will be phased out yet this year, the CEO of airBaltic, Martin Gauss, revealed in the interview with LETA, Latvian state-owned news agency LETA. The decision does not come as a surprise, though. […]

EASA Certifies Cargo Seat Bags for A320 Family Aircraft Cabins

Reading Time: < 1 minute The coronavirus has accelerated development of various advancements to help aviation better cope with the crisis and maintain vitally important supply lines worldwide. One of the latest achievements – cargo seat bags for Airbus A320 family aircraft passenger cabins to transport commercial and humanitarian supplies developed by Colibri Aero and J&C Aero. Both companies, headquartered […]

Qantas Pilots Approve ‘Project Sunrise’ Pay Deal

Reading Time: < 1 minute Setting its sights high and looking into the future even during the dark times, Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, has reached a very important agreement with its pilots regarding the ‘Project Sunrise’.  The so-called ‘Project Sunrise’ is Qantas’ ambitious plan to launch world’s longest non-stop passenger flights connecting Australia with New York and London. […]

Embraer Phenom 300E Achieves Triple-Certification

Reading Time: < 1 minute Good news from Embraer Executive Jets. The new Phenom 300E, the advanced version of the Phenom 300 light jet series, was granted triple Type Certificate by ANAC, EASA and the FAA. The plane is equipped with upgraded avionics which include a runway overrun awareness and alerting system (ROAAS), predictive windshear, Emergency Descent Mode, PERF, TOLD, […]

Qantas A380 on Historic Flight: Directly from Australia to London

Reading Time: < 1 minute Although at these times positive news, especially in the aviation industry, are rare, historic flights are still taking place! Qantas will operate Airbus A380 passenger flight directly connecting Australia with. On the whole, Sydney-London connection is nothing new, as Qantas has it in the schedule on the regular basis. However, there is one important note. […]

Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 Test Plane Soars for the Maiden Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute Some good news from Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. The Flight Test Vehicle 10 (FTV10), the first SpaceJet M90 in final, certifiable baseline configuration has successfully completed its first flight. The first commercial plane manufactured in Japan operated an ordinary approximately 2-hour test flight under normal operating conditions over the Pacific Ocean. The captain of the flight […]

Game of Slots: Why Are Airlines Operating ‘Ghost Flights’?

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of sharp decrease in air travel demand, recently the sky has been full of empty or nearly empty aircraft still operating on their routes. These flights are also referred to as ‘ghost flights’. What do you know about this phenomenon? As the name ‘ghost flight’ suggests itself, these are the flights without passengers […]

Ethiopian Boeing 737 MAX Crash Caused by Design Flaws Only?

Reading Time: 2 minutes One year has already passed since the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX flight 302 killing 157 people on board on 10 March, 2019. On 9 March, 2020, the interim report into the crash was released by the Ethiopian Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau. The interim report is not the final conclusion on the matter […]

Who Was the First Woman in the World to Get Pilot’s Licence?

Reading Time: 5 minutes On this day, 8 March, on the International Women’s Day, the whole world devotes the very special attention to women. To their achievements, their bravery and courage. In aviation this day also bears a very symbolic meaning and has its very own memorable occasion to mark. I believe you would agree that aviation is the […]

First Flight of Concorde: True Aviation Engineering Marvel

Reading Time: 2 minutes Concorde. The icon. The legend. The aviation engineering marvel. Today it celebrates the special event. On this day, 2 March, in 1969 the stylish Concorde took off for the maiden flight. Only 14 aircraft in service (out of 20 built in total), only two airlines operating the type (Air France and British Airways), only two […]