Category: News

Boeing 777X makes maiden flight

Seven years since the program was launched, Boeing’s newest, state-of-the-art airliner, featuring cutting-edge technology such as folding wingtips and the biggest turbine engine in the world, the Boeing 777X, finally embarked on its maiden flight, taking off for the first time on January 25, 2020.  The first of four dedicated 777X-9 flight test aircraft, the […]

Grounded Boeing 737 Set On Fire In Pakistan

On Sunday evening a Shaheen Air Boeing 737-200 was destroyed by fire at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport in Pakistan. Preliminary reports suggest that the fire was intentional. The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is investigating the matter. The aircraft fire. The aircraft’s small engine can be seen in the foreground, silhouetted by the fire behind. […]

Sixth postponement underway for Mitsubishi SpaceJet

For the sixth time, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has postponed the first delivery of its regional jet, the SpaceJet, to late 2021 or 2022, according to local media reports. In January 2017, Mitsubishi had set the fifth postponement to mid-2020 for the entry into service of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, since renamed SpaceJet. But this deadline […]

Condor taken over by LOT Polish airlines

The Polish airline LOT has demonstrated its ambition on joining Europe’s big aviation groups league by announcing its intention to acquire Condor, the former subsidiary of the bankrupt tour operator Thomas Cook. Following the collapse of its parent company in September 2019, the ailing German leisure airline managed to maintain its flights up until now […]

Multiple injuries after Avianca flight sudden loss of altitude

An Avianca flight declared an emergency after suffering a sudden loss of altitude that injured eight people on board. The flight AV693 from San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), Costa Rica, to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG), Colombia, was carried out by the Airbus A319-100 registered N703AV, with 108 passengers and five crew members on board.  Nearly […]

The Boeing NMA is dead. Long live the NMA?

With the change of leadership at Boeing, a new tone has set in. With a conservative approach to the eventual 737 MAX ungrounding and a defense of the culture within the company, David Calhoun’s first week as the Chief Executive of the company sounded promising for the company to get back on track. While only […]

Which Plane Could Replace Condor’s Boeing 767s?

Condor’s new owner, the parent company of LOT Polish Airlines, has hinted that it is looking to replace Condor’s fleet of 16 Boeing 767-300ERs, which age from 18 to 28 years old. There are a few different options on the cards at the moment, but which is the most likely? Condor’s fleet of Boeing 767s […]

Boeing’s First 777X Successfully Completes Its Maiden Voyage

The brand new Boeing 777X has successfully completed its first flight. The world’s largest twin-engine passenger plane took off from Paine Field in Everett, Washington at 10:09 local time and landed safely at Seattle’s Boeing Field at 14:00, almost four hours later. The Boeing 777X took its first flight earlier today. Photo: Boeing via Twitter   […]

GoAir cancels flights, blames Airbus, Pratt & Whitney delays

Indian low-cost carrier GoAir says it had to cancel flights after an unplanned grounding of aircraft part of the current fleet, while new Airbus aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney engines  would fail to arrive by the previously expected deadline in March 2020. The no-frills airline did not disclose how many flights, in particular, are […]

Taiwan’s luxury Starlux Airlines launches first flights

Starlux Airlines, Taiwan’s start-up airline that brands itself as luxury carrier, has officially began operations. Inaugural flights, operated by Airbus A321neo, took off for the destinations in Macau, Da Nang (Vietnam) and Penang (Malaysia) on January 23, 2020. Starlux Airlines received its first A321neo in October 2019 and currently has three aircraft of the type […]