Category: Asia & Pacific

Caspian Airlines MD-80 Skids off Runway onto Highway

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Caspian Airlines MD-80, performing a flight from Tehran with 135 passengers and seven crew members, has overrun runway and came to rest on a highway at Mahshahr airport, Iran. The images form the site show that the Iranian passenger plane landed on its fuselage in the middle of the road blocking the traffic. Video […]

Which Airlines Have Already Ordered Boeing 777X?

Reading Time: < 1 minute The long-awaited, long-anticipated and groundbreaking Boeing 777X is already on track to explore the horizons above the ground for the first time. It is hard to say that the road of the 777X from its launch in 2013 to its maiden flight has been easy. The seven-year flight has been rather turbulent. But the time […]

Airbus A321XLR: Will It Repeat the Success Story?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Airbus A321XLR, the Xtra-long-range version of the single-aisle A320neo Family aircraft, is enjoying a keen interest among the airlines. Following the long-awaited launch during Paris Air Show 2019, this aircraft has already managed to secure hundreds of orders. During the second half of 2019, 22 operators and two aircraft leasing companies ordered, committed or […]

China Aircraft Leasing Places Order for 40 New Airbus A321neo

Reading Time: < 1 minute China Aircraft Leasing (CALC) has announced that it placed an order for 40 new Airbus A321neo planes. With a current booking, CALC becomes the 7th biggest lessor customer for Airbus, as now its order book stands at 252 Airbus aircraft. According to Airbus orders & deliveries sheet, the Chinese company already owns or still has […]

Malaysia Airlines Halts Deliveries of Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Malaysia Airlines has announced that it halts deliveries of 25 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft amid uncertainty over delay of the MAX return to service since grounding in March, 2019. According to the initial plan, the first 737 MAX was due to join airline’s fleet in July, 2020. Therefore, now it is unclear when the airline […]

Iran Admits a Mistake: UIA Boeing 737 “Unintentionally” Shot Down

Reading Time: 2 minutes Iran has admitted “unintentionally” shooting down the Boeing 737 NG operated by the Ukrainian International Airlines with 176 people on board on 8 January, 2020. After a number of potential causes considered, after great speculation over the connection between political tensions, military actions in Iran hours earlier and the fatal crash, the reason behind the […]

Crash of UIA Boeing 737 NG: More Questions Than Answers

Reading Time: 4 minutes The fatal crash of the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Boeing 737-800 (737 NG) on 8 January, 2020, has come under rigorous scrutiny all over the world. The plane bound to Kiev came down minutes after departure from Tehran. UPDATED 11 January, 2020 Iran has admitted “unintentionally” shooting down the Boeing 737 NG operated by the […]

CBTA in Training – One Step Forward Towards Safer Skies

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Mistakes are inevitable in aviation, especially when one is still learning new things. The trick is to not make the mistake that will kill you”, once said Stephen Coonts, a naval aviator and the author of numerous New York Times bestselling novels. Indeed, human errors play a major role in aviation incidents and accidents. Actually, […]

CRASH | Ukrainian Boeing 737 Comes Down Killing 176 on Board

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800, performing a flight PS-752 from Tehran (Iran) to Kiev (Ukraine) with 167 passengers and 9 crew, was climbing out of Tehran, when the aircraft’s transponder signals ceased and the plane went off radars. All 176 people on board were killed. UPDATED 8 January, 2019, 16:31 (GMT +2) In a […]

Which Airlines Are the Safest for Travelling in 2020?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Everyone knows that safety is the primary matter in aviation, both employees of the industry and travelling public. Thus, AirlineRatings.com has already compiled the list of TOP 20 safest airlines for 2020. Qantas is an unbeatable leader with no fatal accidents record. Nevertheless, the flag carrier of Australia is not the only safe airline to […]