Category: Aviation News

Dubai Airports to Welcome 8 Million Passengers in December

Dubai International is prepping itself to receive as many as 8 million passengers during the month of December. Celebrating the festive nature of the period, Dubai International is set to feature an array of promotions and season activities, which includes the launch of the Winter Wonderland DXB. Travellers passing through Terminal 3 can visit the […]

Singapore Changes LA Route Due to North Korean Missile Test

Singapore Airlines has changed the flight route of its daily Singapore Changi-Los Angeles Int’l service to avoid the Sea of Japan where North Korea conducts missile testing, the carrier has announced. The previously unannounced change was introduced in July after North Korea had conducted two tests of powerful intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the […]

Boeing to Modernize Six Netherlands CH-47F Chinooks

Boeing and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence signed an agreement that will upgrade six Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Chinook helicopters to the latest F-model configuration, ensuring commonality of systems for their entire fleet of 20 F-model Chinooks. Deliveries of the six modernized Chinooks are planned to begin in 2021. “The Netherlands’ Defence Materiel Organisation […]

Airbus Secures Order for 100 A321neo ACFs from Delta Air Lines

U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 100 A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex configuration) aircraft, the largest of the Airbus single-aisle Family. The aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1133G-JM geared turbofan engines. Delta CEO Ed Bastian is quoted as saying: “This is the right transaction at the right […]

Emirates and flydubai Resume Flights Through Iraqi Airspace

Emirates and sister carrier flydubai have resumed flights through Iraqi airspace just days after Baghdad announced it had defeated so-called Islamic State. The two UAE-based airline ceased transiting Iraqi-controlled airspace back in 2014 following the outbreak of fighting in the country’s northern regions as well as the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern […]

West Wind ATR-42 Smashes into the Field with 25 on Board

West Wind Aviation ATR-42-300, performing Canada’s domestic flight from Font-du-Lac to Stony Rapids with 22 passengers and 3 crew, was in the initial climb when the aircraft lost height and impacted terrain about 1km past the runway. All occupants survived, there are a number of serious and minor injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage. All […]

US and EU Expand Cooperation on ATC Modernization and Pilot Training

The US and the European Union (EU) are amending two joint agreements expanding cooperation on aviation safety and air traffic management (ATC) modernization. Officials from FAA, the EU and the European Commission co-signed the amendments in Brussels Dec. 13. The amendment to the US-EU Safety Agreement, which originally took effect May 1, 2011, enables the […]

New Singapore Airlines A380 Takes to the Skies

Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of the first of five new A380 aircraft scheduled to join the carrier’s fleet over the coming year, at a special ceremony hosted by Airbus in Toulouse, France. The aircraft delivered is the first in the airline’s fleet to feature its recently launched on-board cabin products and innovations. In addition […]

Lufthansa Acquisition of Niki Collapses After EC Blocks Deal

Air Berlin subsidiary Niki is closing its flight operations, after the take-over by Lufthansa has failed. Niki has filed for insolvency and as of December 14, flights will no longer take off. The European Commission has refused to authorize the airlines’ acquisition by Germany’s largest carrier, Lufthansa. Despite offering to give up a number of […]

Emirates Investigating Missed NYC Landing Approach

Emirates said it’s reviewing an incident where an A380 was reported as flying low on a runway approach at New York’s JFK airport earlier this month. Tracking data from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey posted on Aviation Herald recorded the A380 at an altitude of 338 feet at its lowest point […]