Category: US & Canada

American Airlines Boeing 757 Experiences Engine Malfunction

Reading Time: 1 minute An American Airlines Boeing 757-200, registration N189AN performing flight AA-89 from Shannon (Ireland) to Philadelphia,PA (USA) with 138 passengers and 8 crew, was in the initial climb out of Shannon’s runway 24 about to be handed off to departure when the crew requested to return to the field advising they had low power on the […]

Boeing MAX ‘Situation’ Costs Airlines $1 Billion Per Month

Reading Time: 2 minutes In March 2019, aviation regulators and airlines around the world grounded the Boeing 737 MAX airliner after two brand new aircraft crashed in five months, killing 346 people aboard. While the decision was reasonable, it was an expensive one. In its second quarter of 2019 results, Boeing estimated that disruptions, in relation with Boeing 737 […]

Another Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Fly for Vietnam Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute Vietnam Airlines has welcomed another Boeing 787 aircraft to its fleet, although the first one of the 787-10 variant. The first 787-10 out of eight on order was delivered via Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The aircraft powered by General Electric GExn engines will be used on the busiest airline’s routes, Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh […]

Norwegian Cuts Some Transatlantic Routes Due to 737 MAX Grounding

Reading Time: 2 minutes Norwegian, a low-cost airline and the largest carrier in Norway, is cutting six transatlantic routes from Dublin, Cork and Shannon to the US and Canada effective 15 September, 2019. The airline has 18 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft which should have been used on transatlantic flights. With new single-aisle planes of longer range the airline was strongly […]

Older Boeing Aircraft Types on Peak Demand Amid 737 MAX Crisis

Reading Time: 4 minutes Boeing 737 MAX crisis has already turned into a global problem resulting in lost revenues, disruptions in air travel as well as growing lack of trust in aviation safety in general. There are a lot of angles to monitor this situation from. From the Boeing company’s perspective, these are enormous efforts to return grounded aircraft […]

First Customer Delivery of the All-New Gulfstream G600

Reading Time: 1 minute Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, business-jet aircraft manufacturer, announced about the first customer delivery of its Gulfstream G600 ultralong-range business jet. The name of the customer remained undisclosed but the manufacturer revealed it was a US customer which welcomed the first G600 at Gulfstream’s Savannah headquarters. The aircraft has collected nearly 100,000 test flight hours in the […]

Will Qantas Launch New World’s Longest Flight?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The “Project Sunrise”. It is the name of the project aimed at a possibility of launching a new longest commercial flight in the world. The initiative comes from Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, for the London-Sydney route. In case plans become a reality, it would take 10,000+ nautical miles (18,520+ km) and 20+ hours […]

Boeing in Discussions with Chinese 737 MAX Customers

Reading Time: 1 minute In order not to lose its Chinese customers, Boeing is holding another series of discussions on the Boeing 737 MAX issues. The aircraft manufacturer expects to gather for talks with the representatives from such airlines as China Southern, Air China, China Eastern, Xiamen Airlines and Hainan Airlines. Since April 2019 this is the second round […]

Airbus Kicks off with the A220 Production in the US

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus has officially started manufacturing the A220 aircraft at Airbus’ Mobile, Alabama-based production facility, in the US. With such a move the aircraft manufacturer aims to meet and increase the demand for its A220 program among the US customers. The first team of the workers for the 220 program have just completed their on-the-job training […]

CAE to Train Over 700 New Pilots for Southwest Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute CAE announced the launch of a cadet pilot training program where CAE will train more than 700 new professional pilots over the next 10 years for Southwest Airlines’ Destination 225° program at CAE’s aviation academy in Phoenix, Arizona. “Destination 225° will support Southwest Airlines by developing world-class pilots who are ready to fly ‘The Southwest […]