Category: World

Russia’s MC-21 Aircraft to Make Its Long-Awaited Public Debut

Reading Time: 2 minutes The wait is over. Russia’s new MC-21 narrow-body medium-haul aircraft is to be shown for the first time at the MAKS 2019 air show. The principal hope of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation – which is now under the management of Rostec – was first expected to make an appearance two years ago at the MAKS […]

Turbulence Injures 16 on Evelop Airbus A330 Flight Over Ethiopia

Reading Time: 2 minutes An Evelop Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration EC-MII performing flight E9-838 from Mauritius (Mauritius) to Madrid,SP (Spain) with 353 people on board, was enroute about 4 hours into the flight, approximately Somalia to Southern Ethiopia, when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing cabin crew and passengers to impact the cabin ceiling before coming back down. Two […]

British Airways Closer to Powering Future Fleet with Sustainable Jet Fuel

Reading Time: 1 minute British Airways is one step closer to powering its future fleet with sustainable jet fuel made from rubbish. Plans have been submitted to develop Europe’s first household and commercial solid-waste to sustainable-fuels plant. Altalto Immingham, a subsidiary of renewable fuels company Velocys and a collaborator with British Airways and Shell, has submitted a planning application […]

Turbulence Injures Four on ANA Boeing 787 Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute An ANA All Nippon Airways Boeing 787-8, registration JA808A performing flight NH-963 from Tokyo Haneda (Japan) to Beijing (China) with 225 people on board, was descending through about 5500 meters (FL180) towards Beijing when the crew illuminated the fasten seat belt signs. Shortly afterwards the aircraft encountered turbulence causing serious injuries to four people on […]

Avianca Brasil to Leave Star Alliance in September

Reading Time: 1 minute Avianca Brasil, currently known as a Brazilian airline Ocean Air Linhas Aéreas S/A, headquartered in São Paulo, will exit Star Alliance effective 1 September, 2019. Such move is made in light of several months of bankruptcy protection and the withdrawal of its Air Operator Certificate by ANAC, a Brazilian regulator. The airline joined the alliance […]

Boeing MAX ‘Situation’ Costs Airlines $1 Billion Per Month

Reading Time: 2 minutes In March 2019, aviation regulators and airlines around the world grounded the Boeing 737 MAX airliner after two brand new aircraft crashed in five months, killing 346 people aboard. While the decision was reasonable, it was an expensive one. In its second quarter of 2019 results, Boeing estimated that disruptions, in relation with Boeing 737 […]

Another Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Fly for Vietnam Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute Vietnam Airlines has welcomed another Boeing 787 aircraft to its fleet, although the first one of the 787-10 variant. The first 787-10 out of eight on order was delivered via Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The aircraft powered by General Electric GExn engines will be used on the busiest airline’s routes, Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh […]

Pilots Awarded Title of Hero after Hard Landing Airbus A321 on Cornfield

Reading Time: 1 minute The flight crew of the Ural Airlines Airbus A321-200, who performed a hard landing on a cornfield after the plane flew through the flock of seagulls and ingested animals in both engines, were awarded the title of Hero of Russia. Both engines of the A321, which carried 226 passengers and 7 crew on the route […]

Flight Safety, Discipline and Importance of Checklists

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the first and main actions of pilots before a take-off is a checklist procedure, which is the key to why airline travel is the safest form of travel. There are more than 100,000 commercial passenger flights each day and the number is still rising. Nevertheless, flights remain the safest way to travel, because […]

What Kind Of Legal Authorities Does Captain Have During The Flight?

Reading Time: 1 minute The origins of captain’s authority comes from maritime law and tradition. A ship’s captain had absolute authority and was the unquestioned commander responsible for the ship, cargo, and crew. The same concept in aviation was applied in the early years, before 1930. Aircraft captain‘s absolute authority became essential after the advent of flying boats. Early […]