Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

Virgin Australia’s Plane has Received a Bomb Threat

Reading Time: < 1 minute A security hoax has forced a Virgin Australia flight bound for Los Angeles to divert to Brisbane before it was searched by Australian Federal Police. The Boeing 777 left Sydney at 11am on Wednesday for the Californian destination, but landed in Brisbane four hours after departure over a safety threat understood to be a hoax. […]

GOL Boeing 737-800 Damaged By Fire At Brasilia

Reading Time: < 1 minute The 737 received damage damaged by an engine fire during push-back at Brasilia Airport with 145 people on board. During push-back from the gate, flames were seen coming out of the right engine (CFM56) exhaust pipe. The heat of the fire resulted in unspecified heat damage to the right fire of the fuselage leaving at least […]

South Carolina Delivers 100th Boeing 787 to American Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute South Carolina marked a milestone on 16th of February, with the delivery of the 100th airplane built at the North Charleston site. The airplane, a 787-8, was delivered to American Airlines in front of hundreds of Boeing South Carolina teammates. “Reaching this milestone is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire […]

Turkish Airlines’ Success Becomes Case Study at Harvard

Reading Time: 3 minutes Europe’s leading carrier Turkish Airlines’ success has become a case study at one of the world’s most prestigious collegial institutions — Harvard Business School (HBS). The case study called “Turkish Airlines: Widen Your World” explored the company’s transformation from a regional actor to a global powerhouse in the international aviation industry, and discussed its fast […]

Malaysia Airlines Not Selling Its A380 Planes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has delayed plans to sell some of its Airbus A380 jumbo jets, and will now keep all six of them at least until 2018 after retiring its fleet of Boeing 777s, said its chief executive. The Kuala Lumpur-based carrier has tried to unsuccessfully sell the planes for the last year to cut […]

Air France Officially Inaugurates Its A380 Between Paris and Mexico

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France officially inaugurated its Airbus A380, the Company’s largest super jumbo in its long-haul fleet, on the Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Mexico route. To celebrate the event, Frédéric Gagey, Air France Chairman and CEO, Pieter Elbers, KLM President & CEO, and a delegation led by Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the […]

Myanmar Air Force B1900 Crashed Near Naypyidaw

Reading Time: < 1 minute The propeller aircraft crashed immediately after taking off at Naypyidaw International Airport leaving all five people on board dead. Very soon after getting airborne on runway 34 at Naypyidaw International Airport, the twin-prop Beechcraft 1900D lost height and impacted open, flat terrain approximately less than a kilometer north of the airport. The Beech 1900 disintegrated […]

A321neo Takes To The Sky For The First Time

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first A321neo equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines completed its maiden flight on February 9th from Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft, registration D-AVXB, was flown by Experimental Test Pilots Martin Scheuermann and Bernardo Saez Benito Hernandez. Accompanying them in the cockpit was Test-Flight Engineer Gérard Leskerpit and monitoring the flight’s progress were Flight-Test Engineers Sandra […]

RwandAir Selects Ethiopian Airlines as Strategic Partner

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) chief executive officer Tewolde Gebremariam says RwandAir (WB, Kigali) has chosen the Ethiopian national carrier as its strategic partner. Speaking to The Reporter, Tewolde said a delegation headed by RwandAir’s maverick CEO John Mirenge had paid a visit to Ethiopian’s headquarters in Addis Ababa to inform them of their decision. […]

Latvia Closes airBaltic Equity Deal With German Investor

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Latvian government has signed a formal agreement with Ralf-Dieter Montag-Girmes wherein the German investor will acquire a 20% stake in airBaltic (BT, Riga) for EUR52 million (USD57 million). Under the terms of the deal, approved by Riga late last year, government will inject an additional EUR80 million (USD88 million) into airBaltic to be used […]