Category: US & Canada

United Boeing 767 Rejects Take-off Due to Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A United Boeing 767-300, performing flight from Geneva (Switzerland) to Newark (USA), rejected take-off due to bird strike. Aircraft was accelerating for take-off from Geneva’s runway 05 when the crew rejected take-off at high speed (about 130 knots over ground) following a bird strike into one of the engines (PW4060). The aircraft slowed safely, vacated the […]

CFM Logs Over 3,300 Engine Orders in 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute Orders for CFM International’s two product lines again achieved near-record levels in 2018, with the company booking orders for a total of 3,337 engines, including 126 CFM56 engines (commercial, military and spares) and 3,211 LEAP engines (including commitments and spares). Since receiving the first orders in 2011, CFM has garnered more than 17,275 total LEAP […]

American Airlines Welcomes Its First Airbus A321neo

Reading Time: 1 minute American Airlines has taken delivery of the first of 100 A321neos on order from Airbus, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines. The aircraft departed Hamburg early Friday for the trans-Atlantic ferry flight to Pittsburgh where American’s technicians will get the A321neo ready for customer flights. Currently, American Airlines fleet includes Airbus A319, A321, A300, A330 […]

Qantas Acquires 19.9% Stake in Alliance Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute The Qantas Group has taken a 19.9 per cent shareholding of Australian-based charter operator, Alliance Airlines. Alliance Airlines is a significant service provider to the resources sector, which continues to stimulate travel demand in Western Australia and Queensland in particular. Alliance is a profitable, well-managed business with high levels of operational maturity. It is also […]

American Airlines to Hire Over 250 Maintenance Technicians in 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute American Airlines has announced it is hiring aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) around the country during the first half of 2019. The company’s Line Maintenance team plans to hire more than 250 AMTs in approximately 30 cities as a result of increased demand for maintenance support in the U.S. as the airline’s peak summer season approaches. […]

Southern Air Boeing 737-400 Reports Hydraulic Failure

Reading Time: 1 minute A Southern Air Boeing 737-400 freighter, performing flight from Salt Lake City to Cincinnati (USA) with 3 crew, reported hydraulic failure. Aircraft was descending towards Cincinnati’s Northern Kentucky Airport when the crew declared emergency reporting a hydraulic failure. The crew advised they wanted to continue the approach to runway 27 and landed safely on runway 27 […]

JetBlue Airbus A320 Reports Fumes on Board

Reading Time: 1 minute A Jetblue Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Orlando to New York La Guardia (USA) with 88 people on board, reported fumes on board. Aircraft was climbing through about FL360 when the crew stopped the climb (maximum about FL368) reporting fumes in the cockpit. The aircraft returned to Orlando for a safe landing on runway 36R about […]

Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330 Experiences Runway Incursion

Reading Time: 1 minute A Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330-200, performing flight from Tokyo Haneda (Japan) to Honolulu (USA), experienced runway incursion. Aircraft was taxiing for departure in contact with ground control. The aircraft was assigned runway 16L for departure and was cleared to taxi via taxiway B to hold short of taxiway B-7 (runway 22 was active for landing traffic). […]

Delta’s First A330-900neo Rolls Out of Paint Shop

Reading Time: 1 minute Delta’s first A330-900neo left the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse, France, sporting its signature Delta livery. Though at first glance, the aircraft might look ready for takeoff –​​ a closer look reveals something major still missing: the plane’s engines, which will be painted separately and mounted in the coming days. Once the finishing touches are […]

American Airlines Boeing 737 Reports Hydraulic Leak

Reading Time: 1 minute An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Tucson to Dallas Ft. Worth (USA), reported hydraulic leak. Aircraft had landed on Fort Worth’s runway 36L and was vacating the runway when the crew informed tower they had lost hydraulic fluid, not clear whether on the runway already, assistance was not yet needed. Tower instructed the aircraft […]