Category: Aviation News

Skytrax Names Best Airlines for 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute For the 19th yaerSkytrax, the Oscars of the aviation industry, has held a World Airline Awards ceremony to name the best carriers of 2019. 21.65 million eligible survey entries were counted to choose from over 300 airlines TOP ones. In 2019, the title of World’s Best Airline went to Qatar Airways, which held this title […]

Regional Aircraft Lessor NAC Signs for up to 100+ ATRs

Reading Time: 1 minute Regional aircraft leasing specialist NAC and ATR, the world’s number one regional aircraft manufacturer, have signed a Letter of Intent for 35 firm ATR -600s, with options for a further 35 and purchase rights for another 35. The deal represents a seal of long-term confidence from the number one regional aircraft lessor whose desire to […]

Fumes Injure Passengers and Cabin Crew on British Airways Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A British Airways Airbus A320-200 was enroute near Frankfurt/Main (Germany) when the crew decided to divert to Frankfurt reporting smoke in the cockpit and cabin. A number of passengers and cabin crew felt unwell. The aircraft landed safely on Frankfurt’s runway 07C about 35 minutes later. A number of passengers and crew needed medical assistance. […]

200 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft on Order: First After Grounding

Reading Time: 1 minute The second day of Paris Air Show 2019 has brought Boeing some exciting news. International Airlines Group (IAG) has expressed its intention to purchase 200 Boeing 737 MAX planes. The deal is valued at more than $24 billion, per list prices. IAG, the parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and LEVEL, and the […]

CFM International Lands $20 Billion Deal with IndiGo

Reading Time: 1 minute CFM International and IndiGo, one of the largest Indian airlines, announced about the $20 billion deal for LEAP-1A engines to power 280 Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft. The contract also includes spare engines and an overhaul support agreement. IndiGo has been a CFM customer since 2016 and currently operates a fleet of 17 A320ceo aircraft […]

Initial Report: Superjet 100 Crash Triggered by Electric Storm

Reading Time: 3 minutes The calamitous effects of unexpected “atmospheric electricity” on its on-board computer systems turned a Russian-built Superjet 100 passenger jet into an uncontrollable flying incendiary device, according to details carried in a June 14 report from Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC). Shortly after the Murmansk-bound SSJ100 flight took-off from Moscow, an overhead storm scrambled the aircraft’s on-board […]

Avia Solutions Group to Acquire Chapman Freeborn

Reading Time: 2 minutes Avia Solutions Group, a global multipurpose aviation holding, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the shareholding in UK-headquartered Chapman Freeborn Group – a worldwide market leader for aircraft charter solutions. The acquisition agreement was signed in London, United Kingdom on 14 June 2019. The addition of Chapman Freeborn’s worldwide businesses […]

Embraer and United Airlines Go for 39 E175s

Reading Time: 1 minute Embraer announced at Paris Air Show 2019 that it has signed a contract with United Airlines for up to 39 E175s. The order comprises 20 firm aircraft and 19 options in a 70-seat configuration. The order has a value of USD 1.9 billion, based on Embraer’s current list prices, with all options being exercised. The […]

Officially: Airbus Launches A321XLR

Reading Time: 1 minute It has finally happened. On the first day of Paris Air Show 2019, Airbus officially unveiled its long-awaited new long-range A321neo, officially designated the A321XLR. The A321XLR is a further extended range version of the A321neo family, expanding from the capabilities of the A321LR by 15%, which was first delivered earlier this year. Airbus revealed […]

Turbulence Injures 10 on ALK Airlines Boeing 737 Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute An ALK Airlines Boeing 737-300, with 121 people on board, was enroute at FL340 over South Tyrol about 30 minutes prior to landing in Basel when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to 10 passengers while deviating around an isolated active thunderstorm cell. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Basel’s runway 15 about […]