Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

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. […]

AA B738 and WN B737 Planes In Ground Collision At Detroit

Reading Time: < 1 minute Both aircraft received damage in a ground collision at Detroit-Metropolitan Airport. All persons inide both aircraft remained unhurt. In pre-dawn darkness and light snowfall, American flight 1241 was to taxi to its de-icing position on the de-icng pad next to the northern end of runway 21R, when its right winglet came in contact with the […]

Aviation Giant Bombardier Cuts 7,000 Jobs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadian aviation giant Bombardier announced Wednesday it was cutting more than 10 percent of its workforce as the company undergoes major restructuring through next year. The 7,000-job reduction of the global workforce “will be partially offset by hiring in certain growth areas,” Bombardier said as it released financial results. Bombardier also announced it has signed […]

Philippine Airlines Finally Selects Airbus

Reading Time: 2 minutes On the heels of the Singapore Airshow, Philippine Airlines (PAL) decided to order six Airbus A350-900 aircraft.  The deal is valued at $1.85 billion and the first aircraft will be delivered in 2018.   Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer Fabrice Brégier expressed pleasure at the flag carrier’s decision to go with their aircraft. He […]

Vietjet and Airbus To Establish A320 Flight & Maintenance Training Services

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has signed an agreement to provide flight and maintenance training services to Vietjet in Ho Chi Minh City. With this agreement, Vietjet‘s flight training centre will host an Airbus A320 Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) to conduct flight crew training for its A320 family fleet. In addition, the agreement provides Maintenance training services via the Airbus […]

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 […]