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Delivery of the first Boeing 777x slips to early 2021….

Boeing company is now targeting early 2021 for first delivery of the 777X. “The 777X program is progressing through pre-flight testing and remains on track for first flight in early 2020…and is now targeting early 2021 for first delivery of the 777X..” said the company during the Q3 earnings reporting. The first flight of 777x […]

Bhutanese national flag-carrier Drukair took delivery of its brand new ATR 42-600 aircraft…

Bhutanese national flag-carrier Drukair today took delivery of its brand new ATR 42-600 aircraft. The airline’s ATR serves small airports in the Himalayan Mountains and links Bhutan with Kathmandu, Kolkata and Dhaka. Through the introduction of the -600 series’ latest generation Standard 3 avionics suite, Drukair will benefit from RNP AR 0.3/0.3 which further enhances […]

Thai Airways is at the risk of closure, says the Airways president …

Thai Airways president Sumeth Damrongchaitham said on Tuesday that the airline is at the risk of closure if the staff does not cooperate with the airline’s rehabilitation efforts. “Today I want staff to be united to overcome the obstacles. Otherwise, the national airline must close down. There is still time for a solution, but there […]

President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes has resigned amid growing 737 Max crisis.

Kevin McAllister, the president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes has resigned amid growing 737 Max crisis. Boeing company today named Stan Deal to succeed Kevin McAllister and Ted Colbert to succeed Deal as president and CEO of Boeing Global Services, effective immediately. Vishwa Uddanwadiker is appointed to Colbert’s former role as interim chief information […]

Engine casing on Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-900 suffered a minor damage

Engine casing on Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-900 suffered a minor damage, after it hit the airbridge at Sheremetievo (UUEE) Airport, in Moscow, Russia The flight #VN93 arrived from Hanoi, Vietnam. No injuries were reported.

Maintenance ‘Irregular findings’ grounds some planes of South African Airways, Comair, and Mango

South Africa Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) grounded some planes of Comair and South African Airways, after irregularities found during an audit of its maintenance and technical service provider. State-owned South African Airways and its low-cost unit Mango, and Comair., which operates Kulula and British Airways flights domestically were affected by grounding some of their planes. […]

Etihad Airways unveiled Manchester City Football club livery on its brand new 787-9

Image: City Chief Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, welcomed the arrival of its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, unveiling a special livery design honouring its prestigious partnership with Manchester City Football Club. The aircraft was delivered to Etihad in Abu Dhabi on 18 October 2019, ahead of its inaugural flight to Manchester Airport. […]

Bombardier announced a range increase for its latest Global 5500 business jet.

Bombardier announced a range increase for its latest Global 5500 business jet. The class-leading aircraft now boasts an unprecedented range of 5,900 nautical miles at Mach 0.85, connecting more destinations than any other business aircraft in its segment. With 700 nautical miles more at Mach 0.85 than its closest and smaller competitor, the Global 5500 […]

Rudufu Fokker 50 ran off the end of the runway

Rudufu Air Fokker 50 ran off the end of the runway during an aborted take-off at Takaba Airstrip, at Mandera West in Kenya on 20 Oct 2019. All 30 on board were evacuated, and no injuries reported. Takaba’s single runway is unpaved was damaged by heavy rain. “We tried to pull the plane (out of […]

Thai Airways Boeing 777-300 suffered an uncontained engine failure on takeoff

Thai Airways Boeing 777-300 suffered an uncontained engine failure on takeoff at Bangkok Airport, on 20 Oct 2019 The left engine GE90 failed whilst the aircraft attempted to takeoff from runway 01L at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport on flight #TG970 to Zürich. The aircraft was able to slow down enough on the runway to return to […]