Category: US & Canada

jetBlue Passengers and Crew Become Sick on Airbus A320 Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A jetBlue Airbus A320-200 was enroute at FL350 about 90nm east of Greenville, NC (USA) when the crew decided to turn around and divert to New York JFK, NY (USA) after a number of passengers and crew reported feeling sick. The aircraft diverted to JFK for a safe landing on runway 22L about one hour […]

Qatar Airways Goes for 18 Gulfstream Aircraft Worth $1 Billion

Reading Time: 1 minute The national carrier of the State of Qatar, placed an order for 18 Gulfstream aircraft worth over $1 billion. For 14 Gulfstream G650ER and four Gulfstream G500. Qatar Airways currently operates a fleet of 18 rivate jets, including six Gulfstream G650ERs, four Gulfstream G500s, three Bombardier Challenger 605s, four Global 5000s and one Global XRS. […]

35 Injured After Turbulence Hits Air Canada Boeing 777

Reading Time: 1 minute An Air Canada Boeing 777-200, performing flight AC-33 from Vancouver (Canada) to Sydney (Australia) with 269 passengers and 15 crew, was enroute over the Pacific Ocean at 36,000 feet approximately 600 miles southwest of Honolulu when the aircraft encountered turbulence. Turbulence caused a number of injuries on board. The crew decided to turn around and […]

Airbus Dominates the Market: Boeing Crisis Continues

Reading Time: 2 minutes Half of the year has already gone by. Just six months and so many events. Launches of new aircraft, first flights, technological achievements. And Paris Air Show 2019. And some tragic accidents which claimed the lives of hundreds. And all of these took place here, in aviation. One of the hottest topics in the sector, […]

CAE Inaugurates New Flight Training Centre in Bogota

Reading Time: 1 minute CAE and Avianca Holdings (Avianca) announced the official opening of a new CAE training centre in Bogota, Colombia.  The milestone event officially marked the start of a 15-year exclusive pilot training agreement between CAE and Avianca Airlines. In addition to Avianca, the centre will offer training services to airlines in the region. “Our Bogota training […]

Boeing Loses Major Deal for up to 50 Struggling MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute flyadeal, Saudi Arabia’s low-cost carrier, announced plans for an all-Airbus fleet in the future meaning that an order placed for up to 50 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in December is about to be cancelled. The low-cost airline which commenced its operations just in 2017 said it has moved forward with an order for 30 Airbus […]

Air Canada Gets Approval to Acquire Air Transat Parent for CA$520 million

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Canada and Transat A.T. have concluded a definitive Arrangement Agreement that provides for Air Canada’s acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares of Transat and its combination with Air Canada.  Under the terms of the binding agreement, unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of Transat, Air Canada will acquire all outstanding shares of […]

FAA Identifies Another Potential Risk in Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute While evaluating Boeing’s software modification to the MCAS, the Federal Aviation Administration has detected “a potential risk” in the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft that the company must mitigate. “The FAA is following a thorough process, not a prescribed timeline, for returning the Boeing 737 Max to passenger service. The FAA will lift the aircraft’s prohibition […]

American Airlines: MD-80 Retirement Date Officially Set

Reading Time: 1 minute American Airlines, a major US airline, has announced phasing out its McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft, also known as the Super 80. The last 26 MD-80 is scheduled to fly on 4 September, 2019. The airline not only revealed the schedule of the final revenue flights on the “Mad Dog” before their desert farewell ferry flights […]

Bombardier to Sell Its CRJ Program for $550 Million

Reading Time: 1 minute Canadian aerospace company Bombardier and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) have finally broken the silence on the CRJ program. Now it is confirmed: Bombardier sells its last commercial aircraft program to Japanese company for $550 million. According to the agreement, after the purchase is completed, MHI will “acquire the maintenance, support, refurbishment, marketing, and […]