Qatar Airways put on Hold, firming A380 orders

“for time being we do not have an intention to firm up the three (A380 order option).” said Qatar Airways boss Akbar Al Baker at the A350-1000 delivery ceremony held last week. Qatar airways has taken delivery of nine of ten A380 in firm orders and had the three more in option, but after closely […]

Pratt & Whitney engine problems force Hawaiian airlines to cut back on scheduled routes.

Issues with Pratt and Whiney engines on Airbus A321neo forces Hawaiian airlines to cut buck on services. The carrier removed summer scheduled flight between San Francisco and Honolulu and a seasonal flight between Oakland, California, and Kona, Hawaii due to delay in A321neo deliveries. The single-isle Airbus jetliners fitted with a particular version of Pratt […]

Airbus delivered 8000th A320 family Aircraft – 14,135 on orders

Airbus delivered the 8,000th A320 family aircraft to Air China. The single-isle, production #MSN8000, A320neo aircraft, powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines was rolled out from Airbus’s final assembly line in Tianjin, China on Jan 22, 2018. With the addition of Airbus’s 8000th aircraft, Air China’s fleet marked 200 Airbus aircraft, including 141 […]

Swedish company SAAB rolls out its first surveillance aircraft, the GlobalEye

Swedish aerospace company Saab unveiled its first airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, the GlobalEye on 23 February 2018 at a ceremony held at SAAB headquarters in Linköping , Sweden The company transformed Bombardier Global 6000 business jet into an ultra-long range surveillance aircraft after an extensive modification. The aircraft can fly between any […]

Cargo loader damages engine on British Airways Boeing 777-200ER

Engine on British Airways Boeing 777-200ER was damaged after collision with a cargo loader at Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Thursday 22 February 2018. BA flight #BA245 from London Heathrow suffered engine damage after collision with a cargo loader at the gate and the return flight #BA244 was cancelled.   Photos info: […]

United Airlines B737 run off runway at Austin Straubel Airport in Green Bay..

United Airlines Boeing 737 flight No.UA878 slides off runway after landing at Austin Straubel Airport in Green Bay, in the state of Wisconsin, USA on Friday morning. The flight UA878 with 180 passengers and seven crew members on board, bound for Minneapolis from Houston was diverted to Madison Airport due to bad weather. The plane […]

Biometric face scan boarding at Sydney Airport.

Images and info credit: Sydney Morning Herald “Your face will be your passport and boarding pass..” Biometric scanning at Sydney airport in Australia, will let the passengers walk through terminal to their waiting plane almost without showing their passport. Sydney Airport’s new chief executive, Geoff Culbert, said “We are not aware of this being done to this […]

Passengers board the Delta flight 2195 stuck on Tarmac for 12 hours.

“now the crew for flight 2195 has officially timed out as we were about to take off. The worst air travel day experience in 20+ years of flying”.. a passenger on Delta Airlines flight tweets The passengers stuck on Delta Airlines Airbus A319 plane for 11 hours due to ice storm and at 11th hour […]

KLM took delivery of the latest Embrear E175+

KLM took delivery of the 13th latest Embraer E175+ on Wednesday. The official delivery ceremony was held at Embrear Sao Jose dos Campos in Brazil. The arrival of brand new 78 seater E175+, brings the total number of Embraer aircraft in the KLC fleet to 43, which includes 30 E190s. The 44th and 45th Embraer […]

Qantas could pay the corporate tax again

Qantas could pay the cooperate taxes next year following the bottom line profit of $607 million made in the first half of the current financial year. Qantas hasn’t paid corporate tax since 2009 because it has carried forward previous losses. The company still has $368 million available in carried forward tax losses. The company allotted […]