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11-13-2018 06:15
Indonesian investigators said on Monday more training was needed for Boeing 737 MAX pilots after discovering the situation believed to have faced the crew of a doomed Lion Air jet was not contained in the aircraft's flight manual.
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11-12-2018 22:44
Under an agreement with Boeing, Delta Air Lines will perform maintenance and repairs on U.S. Navy's Boeing P-8A Poseidon sub-hunter jets in a six-year deal doing airframe and engine work as well as aircraft inducts, open cabin and airframe structural inspections, landing gear inspections, avionics inspections, systems checks and even livery painting at the Delta TechOps facility in Atlanta.
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11-12-2018 21:03
Pilots for two U.S. airlines flying Boeing's 737 MAX weren't trained about a key change to an automatic system that's been linked to the fatal crash of a Lion Air jet last month, according to pilot representatives at both airlines.
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11-13-2018 09:45
Civil-registered Chinook helicopters formerly owned by British Airways could make a surprise return to UK operations after Bristow Group announced a $560 million merger with tandem-rotor stalwart Columbia Helicopters. Although British Airways Helicopters previously had a six-strong fleet of Boeing-Vertol BV-234s – the commercial variant of the heavy-lift rotorcraft – these were phased out during the late 1980s by successor British International Helicopters.
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11-13-2018 09:44
Israeli carrier Arkia had considered the Bombardier CSeries, with a view to acquiring 10 aircraft, before being convinced to look at the single-aisle Airbus. Speaking to FlightGlobal in Hamburg, chief executive Nir Dagan said Arkia took an interest in Bombardier’s then-C130 proposal. “We wanted to buy 10,” he says, but says the airframer “froze” the programme.
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11-13-2018 09:43
Binter Canarias is scheduled receive its first example of the under-development Embraer 195-E2 during the second half of 2019, making the Spanish carrier the type's initial European operator. The Gran Canaria-based airline says it signed on 9 November a financing agreement with five Spanish banks – Banco Sabadell, Bankia, BBVA, Caixabank and Santander – for the fleet expansion programme. Binter will invest more than $342 million in the purchase of the aircraft, it says.
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11-13-2018 08:53
A Delta flight was forced to abandon a high-speed takeoff today after another plane appeared at the end of the runway, according to the Chinese aviation authority.
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11-13-2018 04:42
Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier Flynas has taken delivery of its first of 80 A320neo family aircraft. Deliveries of the CFM International Leap-1A-powered twin jets are due to run until 2026. Flynas, which is the first Saudi operator to acquire the A320neo, currently operates 30 A320ceos. The A320neos will support Flynas’s expansion, says Airbus.
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11-13-2018 04:35
Israeli carrier Arkia is configuring its long-range Airbus A321LR with 220 seats, giving the airline around a 3,300nm range with the twinjet type. Arkia is the first customer to receive the A321LR, taking delivery of its initial aircraft during a ceremony at the Airbus Finkenwerder plant in Hamburg on 13 November.
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11-12-2018 18:42
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is big on veterans, and in honor of Veterans Day, he presided over the vet-friendly christening of Valor, Amazon Prime Air’s latest Boeing 767 freighter.In a tweet, Bezos said the name pays tribute to “the thousands of Amazonian veterans and military spouses delivering for our customers every day.”
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