Category: Aviation News

Aeroflot SSJ100: Rejected Take-off due to Hydraulic Failure

Reading Time: 1 minute An Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100-95, registration RA-89102 performing flight SU-1389 from Ulyanovsk to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia), was accelerating for take-off from Ulyanovsk’s runway 02 when the crew rejected take-off at low speed (about 40 knots) due to the failure of the #1 hydraulic system. The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron. The occurrence […]

Will Japan Become a Powerful Player in Aircraft Manufacturing?

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a money heavy industry like aviation, financing is the difference in success and failure. At the moment, only players who have a proven track record are able to keep a strong foothold in the industry, but the tides could soon be changing as countries like Japan set up tax regulations that encourage Japanese investors […]

18th Airbus A220-300 Joins airBaltic Fleet

Reading Time: 1 minute Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed its 18th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-AAR. This was the fourth Airbus A220-300 received this year and four more new aircraft will join the airline’s fleet by the end of the year. Thus far, airBaltic has carried over 2 600 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300 aircraft with every second […]

Airbus Celebrates Delivery of Its 12,000th Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus celebrated the delivery of its 12,000th aircraft ever in its 50-year history. The aircraft was an A220-100, assembled in Mirabel, Canada and handed over to U.S.-based Delta Air Lines. The aircraft is the 12th A220 delivered to date to Delta Air Lines since the carrier received its first A220 in October 2018. The A220 […]

Ethiopian Airlines: Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Have a Problem

Reading Time: 1 minute Ethiopian Airlines refuses providing any comments regarding the investigation of  the ET-302 crash, however, is convinced that its pilots followed all the procedures to prevent the fatal accident, whereas Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft have problems. According to the airline, its pilots were prepared to operate Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The captain was upgraded […]

Ryanair: Confident in MAX but Deliveries Delayed

Reading Time: 1 minute Ryanair announced it has delayed the delivery of the first five Boeing 737 MAX aircraft until the winter season due to global grounding of the type. As for today, Ryanair has 135 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on order. The first five were scheduled to join the fleet already this summer, however, because of the global […]

FL Technics Finalizes Year 2018 with a €10,8 Million Net Profit

Reading Time: 2 minutes FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, earned €119 million in revenue in 2018, which is approx. 14% more than in 2017 (€103 million) and reached net profit of €10.8 million (€5,7 million in 2017). “Persistence, LEAN implementation in our maintenance process and a rapid reaction to ever changing […]

Delta Boeing 757 Encounters Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A Delta Airlines Boeing 757-200, registration N727TW performing flight DL-273 from Lisbon (Portugal) to New York JFK,NY (USA) with 164 people on board, was on approach to JFK’s runway 22L when a bird impacted and penetrated the leading edge of the right hand wing. The crew continued for a safe landing on runway 22L maintaining […]

Avion Express Established Subsidiary Airline in Malta

Reading Time: 1 minute To strengthen its position in the market, Avion Express, the largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world, established a subsidiary airline in Malta. The latter company, which was named Avion Express Malta, was granted Maltese Air Operator’s Certificate and Air Operating License earlier this week. Alongside with its parent company, the Maltese airline will provide […]

RusLine Ditches its Big Superjet 100 Plans

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia’s regional airline RusLine has abandoned its plans to purchase 18 Superjet 100 Russian regional jets, the carrier’s owner Nikolay Ulanov told Kommersant business daily. In the wake of the SSJ100’s fatal landing at Sheremetyevo airport on May 5, RusLine withdrew from its joint negotiations with lessor Ilyushin Finance Co and Sukhoi Civil Co (SCAC), […]