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  • US Airways ‪Flight ‎US1825 Emergency Landing (Video)

    US Airways ‪flight ‎US1825‬ made an emergency landing in Houston after the nose gear failed to deploy. The Embraer ERJ-190 was bound from Philadelphia, only 1 person sustained light injuries.

  • Nepal Airlines Receives First Airbus A320

    Nepal Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 aircraft. With its home base in Kathmandu, the A320 was chosen for Nepal Airlines’ single aisle fleet for its performance and capability demanded by high altitude airports. The aircraft has Required Navigation Performance (RNP) capability built-in, which enables the aircraft to fly precisely along predefined…

  • American Airlines orders more Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen

    American Airlines orders more Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen

    American Airlines has ordered 24 more Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jets. The options were originally acquired as part of American’s Bombardier order from December 2013. The new planes will be operated under the American Eagle brand. Based on the list price for the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $1.14 billion…

  • Video – Transasia ATR72 Crash at Taipei

    An ATR-72-600 (B-22816), operated by Transasia (Flight GE235), crashed into a river near Taipei shortly after takeoff. According to news sources, shortly after takeoff the crew radioed “Mayday! Mayday! Engine Flame Out!”, lost height and hit a bridge with its left wing at nearly 90 degrees of bank angle. At least 31 of the 58…

  • Airbus to Introduce Floatable Black Boxes

    Airbus to Introduce Floatable Black Boxes

    Airbus A350 and A380 planes will soon be equipped with ejectable black boxes that can float, making them easier to find in an air crash at sea. At the end of last year Airbus got the green light from EASA (European Air Security Agency) to work on the necessary modifications to its planes in order…

  • Airbus A321 to go Transatlantic

    Airbus has officially launched the A321neo with 97 tonnes Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW). The A321neo 97t will have, with 4,000nm, the longest range of any single aisle airliner available today and tomorrow, making it ideally suited to transatlantic routes and will allow airlines to tap into new long haul markets which were not previously…

  • Ethiopian Cargo Boeing 737 Crash Landing

    Ghana Airports Company is reporting, that an Ethiopian Cargo Boeing 737 (ET-AQV) has crash-landed at Accra (Ghana). The plane bound from Lome (Togo) has skidded off the runway on landing. All 3 crew on board have been taken to the hospital. As you can see in the photos below, the plane was heavily damaged. The…

  • AirAsia QZ8501 Tail Recovered (Photos)

    The tail of AirAsia QZ8501 has been recovered from the seabed of the Java Sea. The rear part of the Airbus A320-200, that crahed two weeks ago, was spotted on Wednesday by an unmanned underwater vehicle at a depth of about 30m (100ft). It was upside down and partially buried about 30km (20 miles) from…

  • AirAsia Flight QZ8501- Emergency water landing gone wrong?

    Several news sources are reporting that the pilots of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 may have managed to make an emergency water landing, only for the plane to be overcome by high seas. The Airbus A320-200 that disappeared from radar over the Java Sea during a storm, has failed to send the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signals…

  • Etihad Airways – First 787-9 Dreamliner Delivered

    Boeing delivered Etihad Airways’ first 787-9 Dreamliner sporting the airline’s new “Facets of Abu Dhabi” livery which was revealed at a ceremony earlier 2014. The colors are reminiscent of the desert landscape, inspired by the culture, Islamic design and architecture motifs of the United Arab Emirates. The airplane is the first of the 71 Dreamliners…

  • Shaheen Air – Landing Gear Collapse on Landing

    Pakistani airline Shaheen Air, a Boeing 737-4H6 (AP-BJN), was damaged in a runway excursion at Lahore-Allama Iqbal International Airport (LHE), Pakistan. Flight NL147 bound from Karachi (KHI), after landing went to the right off the side of the runway and came to rest in the grass with a collapsed left main landing gear. Pilots reported…

  • AirAsia A320 Runway Excursion (Photos)

    An AirAsia Airbus A320 (RP-C8972) suffered a runway excursion while landing on runway 23 at Kalibo Airport (KLO), Philippines. Runway 23 has an LDA (Landing Distance Available) of 2187 meters. Flight Z2272 arrived at Kalibo after a scheduled flight from Manila, Philippines. The airplane came to rest on the grass and all passengers were evacuated…

  • AirAsia A320 Missing in Indonesia

    AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control December 28 at 07:24 (Surabaya local time). The flight took off from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya at 05:35 hours local time (22:35 UTC). The aircraft was an Airbus A320-200 with the registration number PK-AXC. The plane went missing over the…

  • First Airbus A350 XWB Delivered to Qatar Airways

    Airbus has delivered the first A350 XWB, the world’s latest generation widebody airliner, to launch customer Qatar Airways. The A350 XWB redefines the way people fly for the coming decades and opens up a new era in comfortable, efficient long-haul air travel when it enters service with Qatar Airways, renowned for leading the industry to…

  • Propeller smashed through window (Photos)

    The right propeller of an Air Canada Express Bombardier Q400 smashed through the window, almost hitting one passenger. As the Q400 turboprop (C-GGBF) took off from the Calgary airport en route to Grande Prairie (Canada), the airplane experienced a blown tire. Strong winds at Calgary made the crew decide to divert to Edmonton to carry…

  • Eastern is back!

    Eastern is back!

    Eastern Air Lines is really back! First images of their first Boeing 737 “Spirit of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker” emerged on the internet today! After an absence of over two decades, the newly re-launched Eastern Air Lines will shortly start operations out of Miami International Airport (“MIA”). Their first B737 previously served with Kenya Airways as…

  • 100th Emirates 777-300ER Delivered

    Boeing has delivered Emirates’ 100th 777-300ER (Extended Range), marking another milestone in a partnership that began over two decades ago when the Dubai-based airline ordered its first 777. With this delivery, Emirates will have 142 777s in operation and is the only airline in the world to operate all the 777 variants. With a current…

  • Boeing Delivers 300th CH-47F Chinook to U.S. Army

    Boeing has delivered the 300th CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army. The CH-47F has a modernized airframe, Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) cockpit that improves crew situational awareness and the Digital Automatic Flight Control System (DAFCS), which offers enhanced flight-control capabilities for the multitude of conditions in which the helicopter is used. “The Chinook…

  • A350 XWB Certification for up to 370 minute ETOPS

    The Airbus A350 XWB just became the first new airliner ever to be approved before EIS for “ETOPS Beyond 180 minutes” The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the new A350-900 airliner for ETOPS (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) ‘Beyond 180 minutes’ diversion time. This achievement marks the A350 XWB as being the first…

  • Airbus reducing A330 production rate

    Airbus will be adjusting the production rate for its A330 Family from the current rate 10 to 9 aircraft a month in Q4 2015 as it transitions towards the A330neo. Since 2013, Airbus has been building 10 A330 Family aircraft each month, the industry’s highest ever production rate for this aircraft size category. “Our role…

  • Embraer – Roll out of KC-390

    Embraer has rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport. This will allow the Company to perform important ground tests prior to the aircraft’s first flight, planned to take place by the end of this year. Following the rollout, the aircraft will continue with initial systems evaluations leading to the first engine run,…