Category: Aviation News

EASA Releases Preliminary Safety Review

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released its preliminary review for aviation statistics for 2016 in the domain of Commercial Air Transport (CAT) planes, covering worldwide operations and those which involve the 32 EASA Member States. In summary, there was one fatal incident involving any EASA State Member in 2016 where, in January, a […]

Russia Set to Sell SuperJets to Iran

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has confirmed an unspecified Iranian airline will shortly acquire twelve SSJ 100-95s from Sukhoi Civil Aircraft. Earlier this year, the Mehr news agency quoted the Secretary of the Association of Iranian Airlines, Maqsoud Asadi Samani, as saying the Russian manufacturer had applied to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) […]

Norwegian Launches Cheapest Transatlantic Flights Ever

Norwegian Air has now opened the sale for its Boeing 737 MAX transatlantic service at an introductory sale of $65 one-way, including taxes. This summer, the airline expects to launch 10 new routes from Stewart International Airport, north of New York City; T.F. Green Airport in Providence, RI; and Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT, […]

Airways New Zealand Reports Strong Half Year Result

Airways New Zealand today announced its interim results for the period ending 31 December 2016, reporting a strong operational, safety and financial performance. The State Owned Enterprise has achieved an interim net profit after tax (NOPAT) of $13.8m, a 20 per cent increase on the prior year’s $11.5 million result. During the period, Airways recorded […]

Qantas Posts $372 Million Net Profit for 1H FY2017

Qantas reported a consolidated net profit of A$515 million ($372.1 million) for the first half of its FY2017 (July-December 2016), down 25.1% from A$688 million in the first half of FY2016. Group revenue declined 3.3% to A$8.2 billion for the period. Expenses stayed even year-over-year (YOY) at A$7.4 billion. The group’s operating profit came to […]

Watch Flybe Dash8 Crash Landing at Amsterdam Schiphol

A Flybe de Havilland Dash 8-400 performing flight from Edinburgh, SC (UK) to Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 59 people on board, landed on Amsterdam’s runway 22 but came to a stop on the runway with the right main gear collapsed. The crew declared Mayday, Mayday, Mayday reporting the gear had collapsed, they were evacuating onto the […]

Cirrus Aircraft Delivers More Than 300 Units In 2016

Cirrus Aircraft reported that new customer aircraft deliveries of its SR line of aircraft reached a recent multi-year high of 317 units for 2016. Further highlighting the year were initial customer deliveries of the world’s first single-engine Personal Jet, the Cirrus Vision Jet, as three units were delivered to customers in the U.S. Total new […]

Airbus Announces 63% Drop in Profit for 2016 – A400M to Blame

A strong fourth quarter in terms of commercial airliner deliveries enabled Airbus to deliver against its 2016 financial guidance, but company figures were dragged down by a €2.2 billion ($2.3 billion) write-off associated with a military transport aircraft. Net income for Airbus Group, which includes Commercial Aircraft, Helicopters and Defense & Space divisions, fell by […]

LATAM Brazil A320 at Sao Paulo Rejected Takeoff Due to Engine Failure

A LATAM Airlines Brasil Airbus A320-200, registration PT-MZY performing flight JJ-3264 from Sao Paulo Congonhas,SP to Belo Horizonte,MG (Brazil) with 131 passengers and 6 crew, was accelerating the engines for takeoff from Congonhas Airport’s runway 17R at about 18:48L (21:48Z) when the right hand engine (V2527) failed after about 3 seconds and an engine fire […]

Boeing Delivers Korean Air’s First 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing and Korean Air celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. The Seoul-based carrier will be the first Korean carrier to operate the 787-9 Dreamliner in the country. The airline is scheduled to launch domestic flights to Jeju from Seoul (Gimpo) for a month as part of the required certification period, before launching […]