Category: Aviation News

Boeing 737 MAX: from Suspensions to Compensations

Reading Time: 3 minutes Severe turbulence has hit Boeing 737 MAX. Recent Ethiopian Airlines fatal crash with 157 fatalities. Links with Lion Air deadly accident which took the lives of 189. Boeing MAX program is back in the spotlight.  For the past two weeks Boeing has been dominating the world. And not in the greatest light. Gradual suspension of […]

Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of its 250th Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Qatar Airways celebrated the arrival of its 250th aircraft, an Airbus A350-900 from Toulouse, France, the latest addition to the group’s growing fleet of passenger, Cargo and executive aircraft. This impressive landmark comes just 22 years after the carrier began operations, and is testament to the incredible growth of an airline that has become world-leading in […]

Wizz Air Announces Further Developments in Krakow

Reading Time: 1 minute Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing airline announced the further development of its newest base in Krakow. The airline will allocate the second Airbus A321 aircraft to the Krakow base on 1 August, one and a half months ahead of the originally planned mid-September, while an additional – the third –Airbus A321 aircraft will join the […]

ANA Receives First A380 From Airbus

Reading Time: 1 minute All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, has received the first of its three Airbus A380 aircraft. ANA and Airbus held a ceremony in Toulouse, France to mark the handover of the plane as well as acknowledge the importance of the airline’s relationship with Airbus. Media events are also […]

Iran Air Fokker 100 Main Gear Did Not Extend

Reading Time: 1 minute An Iran Air Fokker 100, performing flight IR-215 from Qeshm Island to Tehran Mehrabad (Iran) with 24 passengers, main gear did not extend. Aircraft needed to land at Tehran Mehrabad’s airport with both main gear struts not extended at about 21:30L (18:00Z). The aircraft came to a stop on its nose gear and aft belly. […]

Over 400 Pilots in Russia Suspended After Prosecutors’ Checks

Reading Time: 1 minute More than 400 air pilots were suspended last year following prosecutors’ checks, Prosecutor-General Yuri Chaika told the Prosecutor-General’s Office board meeting on Tuesday. “In order to ease the role of human errors in air crashes we continued inspections of civil aviation flight schools. A total of 425 air pilots were suspended until the elimination of […]

Doubts Over FAA Ability to Set Global Safety Standards Arising

Reading Time: 1 minute After two fatal crashes of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, the US government has ordered to review the approval of Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane issued by the FAA. Doubts are arising over the ability of the US to set global safety standards. Elaine Chao, the US transport secretary requested an independent inspector to audit […]

Alitalia: Gloomy Future After easyJet Quits Rescue Talks

Reading Time: 1 minute Alitalia, the flag carrier of Italy, is again facing uncertain future after easyJet has pulled out of rescue talks and given up its interest in the Italian airline. Alitalia has been experiencing turbulence since 2017, when it went into administration after the employees of the airline voted against cutting jobs and salaries that was vital […]

Taiwanese STARLUX Airlines Orders 17 Airbus A350s

Reading Time: 1 minute A new Taiwanese airline STARLUX signed a firm order for 17 Airbus A350 aircraft, 12 A350-1000 and five A350-900, for long-haul services. The airline is set to deploy its new aircraft “on its premier long-haul services from Taipei to Europe and North America, as well as selected destinations within the Asia-Pacific region”. “We are positive […]

Publicly Listed Airlines Cheating Investors on E261?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Over €5bn in compensations are not disclosed on major European airlines’ financial reports over the last three years. With up to 90% of passengers being aware of their rights on claim compensations for disrupted flights and compensation obligations remaining valid for up to 10 years (depending on the country), it is of utmost importance that […]