Category: Aviation News

SURVEY | One Third of Russian Respondents Prefer Western-Built Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes After the May 5 fatal accident of the Russian-made Superjet 100 at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, 33 per cent of Russian respondents to a survey conducted by Sberbank say they prefer to use western-built jets from Airbus and Boeing. Although the majority of Russians – some 53 per cent – insist that the type of aircraft […]

New Airline to Rise from the Former WOW air?

Reading Time: 1 minute Something of WOW air could be revived in the near future. Two former WOW air executives have joined their forces to set a new business on the foundation of the collapsed WOW air. The new company with a working name WAB, reportedly standing for “We Are Back”, has even attracted a potential investor. A local […]

Two New Airbus A320neo to Vietnam Airlines Through ALC

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Lease Corporation (ALC) announced long-term lease agreements with Vietnam Airlines for two new Airbus A320-200neo aircraft. The two new A320-200neos are scheduled to deliver to the airline in Fall 2020 from ALC’s order book with Airbus. “We are pleased to announce another important transaction with our long-time loyal customer, Vietnam Airlines, for two A320-200neo […]

FL Technics Implementing Next Generation Mechanics Training Using VR

Reading Time: 2 minutes FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul service, which is part of Avia Solutions Group, has begun implementing VR modules for the basic training of aviation mechanics. The company has presented its first VR module, which covers the opening of the reverse thrust engine of a Boeing 737NG, and is […]

Regulators Order Boeing 757 Operators to Carry Out Aileron Checks

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following the report of the failure of the aileron trim actuator attachment lug, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued airworthiness directives requesting all Boeing 757 operators to carry our required inspections. According to the FAA AD, operators of the Boeing 757 type have to conduct “repetitive checks of […]

Ryanair to Enter Turbulence Due to Ongoing Boeing 737 MAX Grounding?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ryanair, an Irish low-cost airline, announced about possible disruptions in operations due to uncertainty over the future of the ongoing Boeing 737 MAX aircraft grounding. Ryanair has 200 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on order. The aircraft that has been grounded over the safety concerns since March, 2019, when the Ethiopian Airlines MAX fatally crashed taking the […]

Did You Know How New Aircraft Names Are Created?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Which aircraft types have you travelled by? Have you ever noticed that aircraft names are not just a combination of letters and numbers randomly assigned to the aircraft? Actually, there is a fine-tuned system behind it. Every manufacturer has a pretty rigid code for its aircraft names. Let’s start with Airbus and take a look […]

Air China Order for 20 Airbus A350s. Result of US-China Trade Dispute?

Reading Time: 1 minute Air China, the flag carrier and one of the major airlines of the People’s Republic of China, has recently announced about the order for 20 Airbus A350-900. In addition to 10 A350-900s already on the order book of Airbus. The estimated value of the purchase is $6,537 million, according to basic market price. The deliveries […]

Guinness Record: World’s Biggest Engine Given the Title of Most Powerful

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD. The record-breaking Boeing 777X aircraft will be powered by the most powerful commercial aircraft jet engine in the world, GE9X.  GE Aviation has broken its own record again. Until now, this record (title for the thrust) was held by GE’s GE90-11B engine of 127,900 pounds set in 2002. In 2017, […]

jetBlue Passengers and Crew Become Sick on Airbus A320 Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A jetBlue Airbus A320-200 was enroute at FL350 about 90nm east of Greenville, NC (USA) when the crew decided to turn around and divert to New York JFK, NY (USA) after a number of passengers and crew reported feeling sick. The aircraft diverted to JFK for a safe landing on runway 22L about one hour […]