Category: Airlines & Airports

FAA Proposes $275,000 Civil Penalty Against Atlas Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute FAA said it has proposed a $275,000 civil penalty against New York-based Atlas Airlines for allegedly operating a Boeing 747 after performing improper maintenance on the aircraft. In a statement, FAA said it “alleges that Atlas maintenance workers improperly repaired the plane’s landing gear after it would not retract on departure from Sydney, Australia. Atlas […]

Tara Air Twin Otter Crashed in Myagdi District, Nepal

Reading Time: < 1 minute Carrying 23 people, the propeller aircraft went missing on a scheduled flight from Pokhara. Reportedly the wreckage was found in jungle in Mygdi District. The DHC-6 Twin Otter plane went mssing after the pilots failed to respond to air traffic control transmissing about 15 minuts after the flight took off from Pokhara airfield. The flight […]

Qantas Reports Record Profit

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas achieved the best half-year result in the airline’s history with a net profit of A$688 million ($498 million) for the six months through Dec. 31, 2015, compared with a profit of A$206 million a year earlier. The group’s domestic, international and Jetstar business units all saw significant improvements for the period, which was the […]

Swedish SAS Staff Strike Keeps Flights Grounded

Reading Time: < 1 minute Domestic flights and services to Finland have been cancelled by the airline as union representatives seek a new agreement with bosses. Passengers travelling between some Swedish cities and to Finland have so far been affected by the strike, which got under way at 7am. Flights to and from Stockholm and Kalmar, Visby, Åbo and Vasa […]

Ryanair Pilots in Germany to Lose Their ‘Home Base’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ryanair Pilots based in two German bases, Frankfurt-Hahn and Bremen, have been informed in the last week that aircraft reductions are planned at their bases for Summer 2016. It is expected that at least 1 aircraft will be removed from each base but the company has not indicated if there will be any further decreases. […]

New Indian Cargo Carrier Quikjet

Reading Time: < 1 minute New Indian cargo carrier Quikjet Airlines will launch 4X-daily freight services serving Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad using a Boeing 737-400SF. Quikjet received an air operator’s certificate this month. The company is a joint venture between Mumbai-based aircraft and services company Sovika Aviation, and the Dublin-based leasing company ASL Aviation Group. ASL recently agreed topurchase […]

Go Inside IRON MAIDEN’s New Boeing 747 Plane

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hundreds of rock fans turned up at the airport in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom to catch see IRON MAIDEN’s new-and-improved branded private tour plane. A four-minute report from Made In Cardiff TV can be seen below. The Boeing 747 jumbo is named Ed Force One after the band’s mascot, Eddie, who has appeared on all […]

SriLankan Revises Plans to Axe Euro Routes

Reading Time: < 1 minute SriLankan Airlines (UL, Colombo Int’l) has revised plans to axe almost its entire European network with the exception of London Heathrow flights. Late last year, initial details about the airline’s “Red-To-Black” restructuring programme showed SriLankan would terminate loss-making flights to Paris CDG, Frankfurt Int’l, and Rome Fiumicino leaving the British capital as its only remaining […]

Small Planet Airbus A320 Off Runway at Birmingham

Reading Time: 2 minutes After landing, the A320 veered off the taxiway coming to rest on the grass at Birmingham-Intl Airport, UK. The Airbus A320 landed normally on runway 33 at Birmingham-Intl Airport, UK, and taxied back to the terminal via taxiway „Bravo“, when directional control was somehow lost. Just after the intersection, the A320 departed the taxiway „Alpha“ […]

Tropical Cyclone Winston Prompts Fiji Airways To Cancel Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fiji Airways and its domestic unit Fiji Link have cancelled scores of flights and changed the departure times of others in response to Tropical Cyclone Winston. In terms of its Australian operations, Saturday’s FJ910 Sydney-Nadi and FJ915 Nadi-Sydney flights have been cancelled, as well as FJ930 from Melbourne to Nadi and the FJ922 Brisbane-Nadi service. […]