Category: Europe

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lufthansa Airbus A340: Toxic Fumes on Board

A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, performing flight from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Atlanta (USA), was climbing out of Frankfurt’s runway when the crew stopped the climb reporting they had a “smell event” on board. The crew indicated that the aircraft was completely okay, however, it was possible they would not continue the flight, they wanted to remain […]

JetBlue and Airbus to Take off Using Renewable Jet Fuel

Airbus’ A320 Family production facility in the U.S. will this week deliver its first aircraft partially powered by sustainable jet fuel. The latest A321 for JetBlue is due to depart Mobile on 20 September with 15 percent sustainable jet fuel in its tanks. In total, five A321 aircraft are due to be delivered to JetBlue […]

Wizz Air Announces Major Plans for Poland

Wizz Air, the fastest growing airline in Europe and the leading low cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, announced network adjustment and market optimization plans of its Polish operations to reflect changing customer demand. On 30 March 2019 the airline will close its base in Poznan and add one Airbus A320 aircraft to its […]

Small Planet Airlines Germany Goes for Rapid Expansion

Small Planet Airlines Germany GmbH, a part of Small Planet Group, has commenced a restructuring process. The German Civil Aviation Authority has no objections that the Air Operator’s License will remain in place and therefore, all scheduled flights of Small Planet Airlines GmbH will continue to operate as before. Small Planet Airlines GmbH has been operating […]

First ANA A380 Takes to the Skies

The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) took to the skies, completing a maiden flight from the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France to the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is now being prepared for cabin installation and painting in the airline’s special A380 livery. ANA HOLDINGS INC. placed a firm […]

Wizz Air Airbus A320 Crew Reports Smoke in the Cockpit

A Wizzair Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Nis (Serbia) to Basel/Mulhouse (Switzerland/France) with 180 people on board, was enroute to Zagreb (Croatia) when the crew decided to divert to the city airport reporting smoke in the cockpit. The aircraft turned around and landed safely on Zagreb’s runway 05 about 33 minutes after leaving FL360 and […]