Category: Aviation News

North Korea and South Korea to Cooperate on Civil Aviation?

North Korea suggested connecting international air routes between North Korea and South Korea, during the first-ever inter-Korean meeting on aviation cooperation, South Korean Unification Ministry said. It is believed that opening of a direct route for passenger aircraft between the Koreas could be also discussed. These are the first ever talks between two Koreas on […]

JetBlue Airbus A320 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

A jetBlue Airbus A320-200, performing a flight from Boston to Minneapolis (USA) with 61 people on board, engine shut down in flight. Aircraft was enroute at FL340 about 160nm east of Buffalo (USA) when the crew descended the aircraft to FL240 after shutting an engine (V2527) down. The aircraft diverted to Buffalo, advised tower they were […]

Gulf Air and CFM: Over $1Bn Worth Agreement for LEAP-1A Support

Middle East airline Gulf Air and CFM International signed a long-term agreement for the maintenance of the airline’s LEAP-1A engines. The agreement is valued at just over US $ 1 billion at list price. Under the terms of this 10-year Rate per Flight Hour agreement, which covers a total of 65 LEAP-1A engines that the […]

PAL Airlines DHC-8 Performs a Nose Gear up Landing

A PAL Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-300, performing flight from Churchill Falls to Deer Lake (Canada) with 47 passengers and 4 crew, performed a nose gear up landing. Aircraft was on approach to Deer Lake when the crew received an unsafe nose gear indication and went around. The crew performed a low approach to Deer […]

10 New A320neo Family Aircraft to SaudiGulf

Al-Qahtani Aviation, owner of SaudiGulf Airlines, has signed an agreement to purchase ten A320neo family aircraft.  SaudiGulf Airlines, which commenced operations in 2016 serving domestic destinations prior to expanding to international routes, currently operates a fleet of six A320 aircraft. In October 2018 the airline launched its second international destination – Pakistan. This order will be complemented […]

Virgin Australia Exceeds 50-50 Gender Target for Training

Virgin Australia has exceeded its target of an equal intake of males and females for its 2018 Pilot Cadetship program, achieving female representation of 56 per cent, a 200 per cent increase on the previous program. According to Virgin Australia Group Executive People, Lucinda Gemmell Virgin Australia is committed to increasing gender diversity across all […]

World’s First A321LR Goes to Arkia Israeli Airlines

Tel Aviv-based Arkia Israeli Airlines has taken delivery of its first A321LR, becoming the launch operator of the world’s most capable large single-aisle aircraft ever. Powered by LEAP CFM motors, Arkia’s A321LR fleet will be configured with 220 seats in a single-class layout. The A321LR is the latest version of the A321 Family and allows operators the […]

Struggling Flybe Puts Itself up for Sale

Flybe, the struggling UK-based regional airline, has announced it is putting itself up for sale after delivering disappointing set of results. According to media reports, a combination of Brexit-related uncertainty‎, the weaker pound and soaring fuel costs forced the directors of the airline to take up the decision on takeover to preserve airline’s future. Flybe has […]

World’s Best Airlines for 2019. Which Ones?

AirlineRatings.com has announced the world’s best airlines for 2019 with Singapore Airlines taking the ‘Airline of the Year’ title. Other awards categories include excellence in long haul travel and best low-cost airlines. Can you guess the best ones? Best Airlines of the Year: Singapore Airlines. With constant innovation, excellence in flight service and operating world’s longest […]

Boeing 787 Runway Incursion Forces Airbus A350 to Reject Take-off

A JAL Japan Airlines Boeing 787-900, performing flight from Tokyo Narita (Japan) to Shanghai Pudong (China), runway incursion forced rejected take-off for Airbus A350. Aircraft had landed on Shanghai’s runway 34R, vacated the runway to the left at the last turn off and crossed runway 34L just before the runway end. A Delta Airlines Airbus A350-900, […]