Category: World

Lufthansa Group Chooses FL Technics for 28 Airbus 320s

After several ad-hoc maintenance projects, FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services, has signed a long-term joint contract with Lufthansa group companies (network and point-to-point airlines) for MRO services.  The first aircraft is scheduled for maintenance at the beginning of October 2018 in Vilnius (Lithuania) and will be followed […]

LEAP-1B Engine Awarded Russian Type Certificate

The CFM International LEAP-1B engine, which powers Boeing’s new 737MAX family of aircraft, has been awarded certification for operations in Russia. The milestone, which approves the certification of Boeing’s family of the re-engined narrow-body in Russia, is expected shortly and will pave the way for the upcoming first deliveries to Russian operators. The launch customer […]

Singapore Airlines Receives First Ultra Long Range Airbus A350 XWB

Airbus has delivered the first A350-900 Ultra Long Range (ULR) aircraft to launch customer Singapore Airlines (SIA).  Altogether, SIA has ordered seven A350-900ULR aircraft, configured in a two-class layout, with 67 Business Class seats and 94 Premium Economy Class seats. SIA will begin operating the A350-900ULR on 11th October, when it will launch non-stop services […]

Bombardier Delivers First 90-seat Q400 Aircraft to SpiceJet

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced the delivery of its first 90-seat Q400 aircraft. The aircraft was handed over to India’s SpiceJet Limited (“SpiceJet”) the launch operator for the extra-capacity, 90-seat aircraft. “We are excited to induct the 90-seat Q400 aircraft into our fleet,” said Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet. “The additional seats and performance […]

Shanghai Airlines Adds First Boeing Dreamliner 787 to Its Fleet

Boeing and Shanghai Airlines celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. The airline says it plans to use the super-efficient and passenger-preferred Dreamliner to upgrade its regional and long-range service from its base in China’s largest city. The new airplane, with a special symbol of “100” on its fuselage, is the 100th airplane for […]

Time to Visit the Most Internationally Connected Airport in the World

Every single airport’s purpose is to help people travel from the point A to the point B. Nevertheless, particular locations of some airports play a greater role in the global network than others. To help put this connectivity between airports into perspective, OAG, the leading global provider of digital flight information, created the Megahubs International […]

General Electric Expands Footprint in Malaysia with Aviation

GE Chairman & CEO John Flannery reaffirmed the company’s continued commitment to Malaysia with a major US$80 million investment in GE Aviation’s Malaysian engine services facility. GE also announced the establishment of the Global IT Service Desk, located at its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. GE Aviation’s Malaysian engine services facility will enter into a long-term tenancy agreement with Impeccable […]

Air Malta Airbus A319 Experiences Bird Strike

An Air Malta Airbus A319-100, performing flight from Malta (Malta) to London Heathrow (UK), was accelerating for takeoff from Malta’s runway when the aircraft encountered a flock of birds causing multiple impacts prompting the crew to reject takeoff at high speed. The aircraft slowed safely, stopped about 2100 meters down the runway for an inspection […]

China Southern to Double Its Fleet by 2035?

China Southern Airlines, one of China’s “Big Three” airlines, plans to more than double the size of its fleet currently consisting of nearly 800 aircraft to 2,000 aircraft by 2035. Additionally, the carrier is exploring ways to cooperate with low-cost carriers, its chief executive, Tan Wangeng, told at the World Routes conference. While Boeing, China’s leading provider […]

Jet Airways Passengers Hurt After Sharp Drop of Cabin Pressure

A Jet Airways Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Mumbai to Jaipur (India) with 166 people on board, departed Mumbai’s runway when the passenger oxygen masks were released. The crew stopped the climb, descended the aircraft and returned to Mumbai for a landing on runway without further incident about 40 minutes after departure. A number of […]