Category: Europe

Bombardier Exits A220 Program Leaving Airbus with 75%

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bombardier has announced that it exits the A220 program, former CSeries, and leaves Airbus with 75% ownership, with the remaining 25% held by the Canadian government’s Investissement Quebec. According to the agreement for the Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (Airbus Canada), the Canada’s stake will be redeemable to Airbus starting 2026, this is three years later […]

Air Italy Ceases Operations and Goes Into Liquidation

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Italy, the second largest airline in Italy after the flag carrier Alitalia, has suspended operations and, following the owners’ decision, will be liquidated after 25 February, 2020. Air Italy on its website said that flights until February 25 would be operated by other carriers, meanwhile, flights booked after that day will be “re-protected or […]

Spotlight on Questionable Pilot Training Requirements: 737 MAX

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes, standards of pilot training both in the US, and on the global scale, have become a gray area. Especially in the context of pilots’ awareness of flight deck automation. While safety concerns are growing further, while Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight and certification practices are still […]

Korean Air Chooses Pratt & Whitney Engines To Power A321neos

Reading Time: < 1 minute Korean Air has formalised an agreement with Pratt & Whitney on the selection of its GTF™ engine to power up to 50 Airbus A321neo aircraft. First deliveries are about to begin already in 2021. The flag carrier of South Korea and a division of United Technologies Corp. have also entered into discussions regarding the enhancement […]

Final Airbus A380 Wing Completed: Last Steps Towards the End

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Airbus A380 story welcomes another ‘last’. Recently, the final set of wings has been produced at Airbus’ Broughton facility in Flintshire, Wales, and shipped to the aircraft manufacturer’s site in Toulouse, France, for final assembly. World’s most distinctive commercial aircraft is manufactured across several European countries. The wings, meanwhile, were built at two Airbus […]

British Airways Boeing 747 Breaks Transatlantic Speed Record

Reading Time: < 1 minute Every cloud has a silver lining, even in the storm. This is the case of British Airways Boeing 747-400, which on the New York-London route entered the area of ferocious Storm Ciara but thanks to the powerful transatlantic jetstream set a new subsonic speed record. Accelerated by Storm Ciara on 9 February, 2020, the jumbo […]

Airbus Defines Liquid Prohibited Zone in Cockpits of A350

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following two un-commanded engine in-flight shut-downs caused by the inadvertent liquid spillage on the centre pedestal in the flight deck on Airbus A350 aircraft, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD). The initial results of investigations point out that after the liquids appeared on the system, abnormal operation […]

Magnetic MRO Acquires Four Boeing 737 CL from airBaltic

Reading Time: < 1 minute Magnetic MRO, an aviation maintenance company headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia, has announced that it acquired four Boeing 737 Classic aircraft from airBaltic. The Latvian airline has made a great progress in modernisation of its fleet over the last years. The carrier which aims to become a fully A220 operator, has moved forward with the retirement […]

Pegasus Airlines Plane Skids off Runway and Breaks into Parts

Reading Time: < 1 minute UPDATED 6 February, 2020 (10:39 am, +2 UTC) A Boeing 737-800 operated by Pegasus Airlines, a Turkish low-cost airline, has skidded off the runway and broken into several parts after landing at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport. According to the Turkish Transportation Ministry, the aircraft was carrying a total of 183 people, 177 passengers and six […]

350th Airbus A350 to Fly for Air France

Reading Time: < 1 minute The 350th Airbus A350 has left the final assembly line in Toulouse to reach Air France and start its commercial operations to Bamako and Abidjan shortly. This is already the fourth A350 handed over to Air France. The brand new widebody was named Nice and it joins the Toulouse, Lyon and St. Denis de la […]