Category: Aviation News

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. […]

Superjet 100 Production Rates Reduced by Third

Reading Time: 1 minute Russian manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) last year considerably – by one third – has reduced the number of Superjet 100 regional jets produced, compared to successful 2017. SCAC has built just 23 SSJ100s in 2018, 11 aircraft short of 2017 output. The significant reduction of production rates is believed to be linked to the […]

Cargolux Boeing 747-8 Reports Smoke and Fire in Cockpit

Reading Time: 1 minute A Cargolux Boeing 747-8, performing flight from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to Zhengzhou (China), reported smoke and fire in cockpit. Aircraft was climbing out of Kuala Lumpur’s runway 32R when the crew donned their oxygen masks, declared emergency reporting smoke and fire in the cockpit, stopped the climb at FL150 and returned to Kuala Lumpur. The aircraft […]

Biggest and Best Technology Advancements in Private Jet Industry

Reading Time: 2 minutes The private jet industry continues to boom worldwide, with travellers taking advantage of the huge time savings and efficiencies that come with private air travel. In Europe, the number of private jets chartered by business travellers increased by 8% between July and August 2018 alone. This increase is set to continue, with research stating some […]

Nouvelair Airbus A320 Reported IRS Failure

Reading Time: 1 minute A Nouvelair Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Djerba (Tunisia) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France), reported IRS failure. Aircraft was climbing out of Djerba’s runway 27 when the crew stopped the climb at 8,000 feet advising of problems with their Inertial Reference Systems (IRS). The aircraft returned to Djerba for a safe landing on runway […]

“No Deal” Brexit Endangers Future Air Connectivity

Reading Time: 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that, although most passengers’ flights will go ahead despite the decision of UK Members of Parliament to reject the UK-EU Brexit agreement, there remains uncertainty for both travelers and airlines about post-Brexit air connectivity. A ‘no deal’ Brexit could lead to a cap on flights that will stunt […]

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777 Violates Air Space Regulations

Reading Time: 1 minute An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777-200 freighter, performing flight from Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) to Hong Kong (China) with 6 crew, violated air space regulations. Aircraft was enroute at FL410 near the equator crossing into Indonesian Airspace, about 1200nm south of the great circle route and the usual company route, when Indonesia dispatched fighter aircraft to intercept […]

Rostec Takes Ownership of 83% of UAC

Reading Time: 1 minute In line with the Russian government’s October decision to hand control of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) to state-owned technology and aviation giant Rostec, the latter is pushing ahead to take over UAC’s shares from current owner Rosimuschestvo, the federal agency for state-owned property management. The integration process was originally scheduled to be completed within 18 […]

How ROI Turns Into Lost Profit for Aircraft Investors

Reading Time: 4 minutes 2019 kicked off with a $1bn investment of a US private equity giant KKR into the passenger and freight aircraft leasing business. The deal reflects the ever-growing interest of investment entities towards commercial aviation which is expected to generate $35.5bn of profits for aircraft lessees, the airlines, alone. But with an almost decade-long queue for […]

Will Brexit Impact the Private Aviation Industry?

Reading Time: 2 minutes With Brexit due to finally come to a climax in March, industries throughout the UK are starting to worry about the impact it’s going to have. There has been a lot of uncertainty over whether a deal will be reached, and if not, how that could affect the UK economy. One sector which could be […]