Category: Europe

World’s First A321LR Goes to Arkia Israeli Airlines

Tel Aviv-based Arkia Israeli Airlines has taken delivery of its first A321LR, becoming the launch operator of the world’s most capable large single-aisle aircraft ever. Powered by LEAP CFM motors, Arkia’s A321LR fleet will be configured with 220 seats in a single-class layout. The A321LR is the latest version of the A321 Family and allows operators the […]

Struggling Flybe Puts Itself up for Sale

Flybe, the struggling UK-based regional airline, has announced it is putting itself up for sale after delivering disappointing set of results. According to media reports, a combination of Brexit-related uncertainty‎, the weaker pound and soaring fuel costs forced the directors of the airline to take up the decision on takeover to preserve airline’s future. Flybe has […]

IATA Calls for a Spirit of Change

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for a spirit of change from governments to capture the social and economic benefits of air connectivity, by enabling a more competitive air transport sector. Today 8.5 million flights touch Europe each year. That activity supports 12.2 million jobs and $823 billion of European GDP. Those benefits have […]

Ukraine Int’l Airlines Bids Its Last Boeing 737 CL Final Farewell

The UIA’s Boeing 737-300 aircraft operated its final flight under Ukraine International Airlines’ call sign. UIA’s fleet consists of 42 aircraft with the average age of 10.5 years. Three Classic Generation aircraft, including two Boeing 737-300 and one Boeing 737-500 were decommissioned. Now the company’s medium haul fleet includes only New Generation Boeing 737-800 and […]

Air France Boeing 777 Reports Smoke in Crew Rest Area

An Air France Boeing 777-300, performing flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Shanghai Pudong (China) with 282 passengers and 16 crew, reported smoke in crew rest area. Aircraft was enroute when the crew decided to divert to Irkutsk reporting flight attendants had reported the smell of smoke in the crew rest area. Later the […]

Royal Brunei Airlines Boeing 787 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

A Royal Brunei Airlines Boeing 787-800, performing flight from Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei) to London Heathrow (UK), engine shut down in flight. Aircraft was enroute to London when the crew decided to shut the left hand engine (Trent 1000) down due to an oil leak and to divert to Vienna. The aircraft landed safely on […]

Rolls-Royce and China Eastern Sign Agreement Worth over $1.1bn

Rolls-Royce has signed a Trent XWB engine and long-term TotalCare® service agreement with China Eastern Airlines involving the airline’s 20 Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The agreement, worth over over US$1.1bn, is expected to be one of the largest deals announced at the first China International Import Expo (CIIE). Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines already power all of […]

Explore the First Flight of the First Airbus A330-800

The first A330-800 development aircraft to fly, also the second member of the A330neo family and market’s newest-generation 250-seat aircraft, has successfully completed its first flight which lasted four hours and four minutes. The new entry-level widebody aircraft in the Airbus Family is powered by the latest technology Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofans. Airbus reported that the […]

Icelandair: Purchase of WOW Air to Shake Transatlantic Market

Icelandair, the flag carrier of Iceland, announced its plans to purchase it rival WOW Air, an Icelandic low-cost carrier. Therefore, the acquisition is still a subject to approval by Icelandair Group shareholders. Both airlines will continue their operations under separate brands and operating approvals. Icelandair as a full-service airline, while WOW Air as a budget airline. […]

Brussels Airlines Airbus A330 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

A Brussels Airlines Airbus A330-200, performing flight from Kinshasa N’djili (DR Congo) to Brussels (Belgium), engine shut down in flight. Aircraft was enroute to Brussels when the left hand engine emitted a loud bang. The crew received an “ENG1 STALL” warning. The crew shut the engine down, drifted down to FL280 and continued to Brussels for […]