Category: Asia & Pacific

Bamboo Airways Finally Launches Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute Bamboo Airways, the newest Vietnamese carrier, finally completed its long-delayed maiden flight on 16 January, 2019. The airline has become the fifth airline in Vietnam which will compete with such airlines as Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific, VietJet, and Vietnam Air Services Co. Chairman of FLC Group, Trinh Van Quyet, revealed that the airline has “a clear […]

Indigo A320 Reports Engine Vibrations

Reading Time: 1 minute An Indigo Airbus A320-200N, performing flight from Lucknow to Jaipur (India), reported engine vibrations. Aircraft was climbing out of Lucknow when the crew stopped the climb at FL120 reporting high vibrations on the #2 engine (PW1127, right hand) and decided to return to Lucknow for a safe landing about 35 minutes after departure. A replacement A320-200N, […]

Cargolux Boeing 747-8 Reports Smoke and Fire in Cockpit

Reading Time: 1 minute A Cargolux Boeing 747-8, performing flight from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to Zhengzhou (China), reported smoke and fire in cockpit. Aircraft was climbing out of Kuala Lumpur’s runway 32R when the crew donned their oxygen masks, declared emergency reporting smoke and fire in the cockpit, stopped the climb at FL150 and returned to Kuala Lumpur. The aircraft […]

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777 Violates Air Space Regulations

Reading Time: 1 minute An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777-200 freighter, performing flight from Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) to Hong Kong (China) with 6 crew, violated air space regulations. Aircraft was enroute at FL410 near the equator crossing into Indonesian Airspace, about 1200nm south of the great circle route and the usual company route, when Indonesia dispatched fighter aircraft to intercept […]

Lion Air Crash: Cockpit Voice Recorder Recovered

Reading Time: 1 minute Indonesian Navy divers have finally found the cockpit voice recorder (CRV) of the fatal Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX flight 610 which crashed into the Java Sea on 29th October, 2018, with 189 on board. After over two months of intense search works, the recovered device is expected to help find the reason of the […]

CRASH | Boeing 707 Crashes into Houses near Tehran

Reading Time: 1 minute A Boeing 707-300 freighter, performing a freight flight from Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) to Karaj (Iran) with 16 crew and a cargo of meat, crashed in residential area near Tehran. According to avherald.com, the aircraft landed at the wrong airport. The aircraft was on approach to Karaj’s Payam Airport when the crew descended towards and landed in Fath’s […]

Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 Encounters Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300, performing flight from Auckland (New Zealand) to Hong Kong (China), encountered bird strike. Aircraft was climbing out of Auckland’s runway 23L when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds and received a number of bird strikes. In the absence of abnormal indications the crew continued the climb but stopped […]

China Southern Airbus A321 Experiences Loss of Communication

Reading Time: 1 minute A China Southern Airlines Airbus A321-200, performing flight from Shenzhen to Luoyang (China), experienced loss of communication. Aircraft was climbing out of Shenzhen when the crew stopped the climb at 6000 meters (FL197) and began to squawk loss of communication. The aircraft returned to Shenzhen for a safe landing about 35 minutes later. The airline […]

Scoot Boeing 787-8 Reported Weather Radar Fault

Reading Time: 1 minute A Scoot Boeing 787-8, performing flight from Singapore (Singapore) to Melbourne (Australia) with 268 people on board, reported weather radar fault. Aircraft was enroute at FL340 about 120nm southeast of Singapore when the crew decided to return to Singapore due to a problem with the weather radar. The aircraft landed safely back in Singapore about 40 […]

Silkair Airbus A320 Finds Crack in Windshield

Reading Time: 1 minute A Silkair Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Chiang Mai (Thailand) to Singapore (Singapore) with 146 people on board, cracked windshield. Aircraft was climbing out of Chiang Mai when the crew stopped the climb at FL180 due to a crack in the windshield. The aircraft landed safely back in Chiang Mai about 45 minutes after departure. A […]