Cockpit representatives are urging caution from crews when receiving controller-pilot datalink clearances, particularly altitude changes, after incidents in which delayed messages were transmitted to the wrong flight.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 10:09 am
Vietnamese low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific says domestic passenger growth has slowed in 2017, to a rate of 14-15% compared with 30% per annum previously.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 8:22 am
Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet has concluded trials for possible services with the Quest Kodiak aircraft equipped as a seaplane.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 5:19 am
A Qatar Airways Airbus A321 suffered substantial damage in a fire that occurred when it was maintenance at Doha's Hamad International airport on 8 December.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 1:59 am
Japan Airlines flight JL001, operated with a Boeing 777, needs roughly 12h to fly about 4,500nm (8,330km) from Tokyo to San Francisco. A Mach 2.2 airliner could cover the same distance in about 5.5h, or around the time it takes a subsonic airliner to fly across the USA.
Posted: December 8, 2017, 12:55 pm
The festive season, yet again, inspires a little verse. The skies are dark, the snow is deep, it couldn t be much worse! But no, fear not! Tis end of year, not really end of days and through the gloom a beacon shines, to guide us through the haze. Red nose a-blazing, hoofs clip-clap, it s time for mirth and cheer; Santa? Reindeer? No, dear friends, it s Uncle Roger here! So test your skill, your knowledge base, but please don t fret and stew!
Posted: December 8, 2017, 11:22 am
Malaysia Airlines disclosed that its RASK rose 2% year-on-year during the quarter ended 30 September, despite strong competition and adverse currency movements.
Posted: December 8, 2017, 8:40 am
Fiji Airways has broken ground on a new $45 million aviation training facility that will house two simulators and also provide ab initio training.
Posted: December 8, 2017, 7:13 am
Qatar Airways is replacing a previous order for Airbus A320neos with a revised agreement for 50 A321neos configured with a new fuselage door arrangement.
Posted: December 7, 2017, 2:40 pm
British Airways' chief executive Alex Cruz has defended its decision to end free meals on its short-haul flights and predicted that all airlines would eventually follow its example.
Posted: December 7, 2017, 11:57 am
Air France has retrieved the Airbus A380 stranded in Canada, flying it back to Paris, but the aircraft will not be returned to service for several weeks.
Posted: December 7, 2017, 10:58 am
A late transition from autopilot to manual flying caused a Jet Airways Boeing 737-800 to over-pitch and lose airspeed as it came in to land at Kolkata airport, resulting in a tailstrike.
Posted: December 7, 2017, 7:42 am
Air New Zealand will cancel six international flights and retime others between 7 and 10 December to accommodate urgent maintenance on the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines that power its Boeing 787-9 fleet.
Posted: December 7, 2017, 6:22 am
Airbus is set for another busy final month as it ended November with deliveries still short of the 600 mark.
Posted: December 6, 2017, 6:49 pm
Delta Air Lines and Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet have reached an agreement to create a joint business on routes between the USA and Canada.
Posted: December 6, 2017, 2:06 pm
Argentina's low-cost start-up Flybondi has marked the delivery of its first aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 leased from SMBC Aviation Capital.
Posted: December 5, 2017, 5:16 pm
Denver International airport will break ground in the new year on a $1.5 billion expansion project that will see it add 39 gates to its bursting facilities by 2023.
Posted: December 5, 2017, 3:01 pm
In a recent survey of airlines and aerospace professionals we looked at the role of Big Data within the aviation industry and how airlines can benefit from sharing their aircraft health data with OEMs and MROs.
Posted: December 5, 2017, 2:19 pm
Japan Airlines has announced at $10 million investment in Boom Supersonic, and an option to order 20 of the new-generation supersonic jets it plans to develop.
Posted: December 5, 2017, 8:04 am
Boeing is focusing on tweaks it may be able to make to the 777-8 to meet Qantas s requirement for an aircraft that can fly nonstop from Australia s east coast to Europe.
Posted: December 5, 2017, 2:22 am
Hawaiian Airlines has advanced its Airbus A321neo entry-into-service date to 19 December, when it plans to first deploy the aircraft type on three inter-islands routes, Hawaiian confirms.
Posted: December 4, 2017, 6:59 pm
Aerolineas Argentinas has formally taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max 8, after the aircraft arrived in Buenos Aires in late November.
Posted: December 4, 2017, 5:17 pm
London Gatwick airport slots purchased by IAG from the administrators of Monarch Airlines will not be used for Level flights and will instead be used to expand British Airways operations at the gateway, group chief executive Willie Walsh has disclosed.
Posted: December 4, 2017, 2:20 pm
KLM has proposed a mediator to help break a long-running deadlock with the FNV Cabine union amid the continuing protests over the cutting of cabin crew numbers on some long-haul flights that have prompted fresh strike action to be called for 8 January.
Posted: December 4, 2017, 11:59 am
Just over a year ago, the aviation industry via the UN body ICAO was patting itself on the back after reaching an agreement on a global scheme to address carbon dioxide emissions.
Posted: December 4, 2017, 10:40 am
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Posted: December 4, 2017, 10:21 am
Canadian investigators have disclosed that a Bombardier Q400 operated a return flight to Montreal despite sustaining damage during a hard landing at Toronto.
Posted: December 4, 2017, 9:08 am
An EVA Air Boeing 777-300ER sustained damage to its right wing after hitting a lamp pole at Toronto's Pearson International airport.
Posted: December 4, 2017, 6:41 am
Polish flag-carrier LOT has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max, which it has received through US lessor Air Lease.
Posted: December 4, 2017, 6:27 am
Delta Air Lines has added stops in Los Angeles and Paine Field near Seattle to the farewell tour for its final Boeing 747.
Posted: November 30, 2017, 9:56 pm