Category: Top Stories

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 […]

A380: Airbus to Stop Making World’s Largest Passenger Jet

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus, the manufacturer of the world’s largest passenger aircraft, announced it will stop the production of its double-deck giant A380. The announcement came after the biggest customer for A380 aircraft, Emirates, reduced its orderbook from 162 to 123 aircraft. “As a result of this decision we have no substantial A380 backlog and hence no basis […]

Sneak Peek at World’s Biggest Engine: Already on Boeing 777X

Reading Time: 3 minutes A record-breaking Boeing 777X jetliner is almost ready for long-awaited rollout which is expected to happen already this month, in February 2019. Last month Boeing revealed that world’s biggest engines, GE9X, were already installed under the wings of the first 777X test aircraft. General Electric Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, initiated the development of […]

Last Boeing 727 Aircraft Carrying Passengers Retired

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manufactured in April, 1980, Boeing 727 operating for Iran Aseman Airline made its final scheduled passenger flight from Zahedan city to Tehran in the middle of January, 2019, bringing the era of 727s to an end. This was world’s last Boeing 727 carrying passengers. Particularly this aircraft was 38-years-old and the last one to carry […]

INTERESTING | Quick Glimpse into New Beijing Airport

Reading Time: 3 minutes CHINA. World’s fastest growing aviation market. The biggest air travel market by 2022. Over 7,500 new aircraft to join Chinese airlines in two decades. No surprise that the country’s capital, Beijing, is already struggling to serve the travellers. As one of the major issues appears to be airports’ capacity, especially Capital International Airport’s which is […]

Struggling Germania Secures Operations

Reading Time: 1 minute Germania, an independent German airline, has announced about successful negotiations on financing issues. In the statement, the airline said it managed to find a solution to cover its short-time liquidity needs to keep the airline operable. Just in the beginning of January Germania released the information about the year 2018 which appeared to be very […]

Airbus Growing Roots in US: Assembly Line for A220s

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus announced growing further roots in the US by bringing its A220 aircraft closer to its US customers. The aircraft manufacturer has launched the construction on A220 manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. With its new manufacturing facility Airbus aims to meet the demand from US customers for its newest commercial aircraft product line, Airbus A220. […]

Battle of 2018: Airbus or Boeing?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Never-ending competition between two aircraft manufacturing icons, Boeing and Airbus, has already become an integral part of the aviation world followed with great curiosity, especially in terms of commercial aircraft deliveries and orders. As 2018 came to an end, let’s look through their performance results and find out who lead the year of 2018. Deliveries. […]

REVEALED | Least Safe Airlines for 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute In the wake of frequent media blows on technical malfunctions of aircraft, although rare but fatal accidents, especially the crash of Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 which took the lives of 189 people in October 2018, safety of air travel has come into even a greater focus. Nevertheless, while in the recently released Preliminary […]