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Boeing’s Iran deals may be hampered by U.S. probe over sanctions violations

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An Iranian airline under sanctions by the U.S. for ferrying weapons and fighters into Syria repeatedly bought U.S.-made jet engines and parts through Turkish front companies over the past several years, most recently in December, federal investigators said in a new U.S. government filing. (www.marketwatch.com) Ещё...

Emirates to Operate First Ever Airbus A380 to Beirut

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Today, Emirates announced that it will operate a special one-off Airbus A380 service to Beirut on March 29, becoming the carrier’s first-ever scheduled A380 service to the Lebanese capital. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

Boeing Partners With Oerlikon to Speed Up Adoption of 3D Printing

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Boeing is co-operating with Swiss engineering group Oerlikon to jointly develop additive manufacturing processes in a bid to accelerate the technology's wider employment. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

Italy’s Meridiana Relaunches as Air Italy

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The Italian aviation market continues to provide headlines as it was announced on Monday that Sardinian-based carrier Meridiana would be rebranded as Air Italy with fleet expansion plans and a base at Milan Malpensa. The announcement confirms months of speculation that a shake-up of the operation was imminent after Qatar Airways acquired a 49 percent stake of Meridiana’s, now Air Italy’s, parent company, AQA Holding in September 2017. (airlinegeeks.com) Ещё...

Boeing Aims to Keep Increasing Its Record Pace of Commercial Aircraft Production

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Boeing will produce over 900 planes per year at the end of the decade, Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg told CNBC. Boeing completes the production of its planes at a record pace and aims to maintain climbing. Last year Boeing delivered a record level of commercial aircraft. When you divide the 763 aircraft to the whole year, it makes one new plane every 11,5 hours, and Muilenburg says the company's production speed is going to continue rising. (airlinerwatch.com) Ещё...

Air Europa Receives Its First Boeing 787-9

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The Spanish airline operator Air Europa welcomed the first of its sixteen Boeing 787-9 ordered, crossing a new stage in the modernization of its fleet. On February 17, The 787-9 registered EC-MSZ landed at Madrid-Barajas airport at 6:14 am local time following a ferry flight from the Boeing plant in North Charleston, South Carolina. (airlinerwatch.com) Ещё...

Airbus A330neo Wears The Colors of Its Launch Operator TAP Air Portugal

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TAP Air Portugal has to wait a few months more for the A330neo. The Portuguese flag carrier who is the launch operator of the aircraft has ordered ten A330-900s directly from Airbus. The first deliveries are scheduled for the summer of 2018. The first aircraft, the MSN1836, already wears the colors of the Lisbon-based airline operator. (airlinerwatch.com) Ещё...

The Boeing 777X And Its Unmatched Foldable Wings

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An unusual scene may become commonplace at airports in a few years if Boeing succeeds in making a new system safe for commercial operation. (airlinerwatch.com) Ещё...

Ukraine International Airlines Expands Its Long-Haul Fleet With A Boeing 777-200ER

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On Feb 16, 2018, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) expanded its long-haul fleet with a Boeing 777-200ER. The press service of the Kiev-based airline operator reported that the plane is enrolled in Ukraine as UR-GOA. UIA will configure the new 777-200ER with 361 seats in three classes, Business, Premium, and Economy. (airlinerwatch.com) Ещё...

Lufthansa and Munich Airport Introduce Humanoid Robot

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Lufthansa and Munich Airport have started testing of a humanoid robot in Terminal 2 of the airport. The robot, given the name “Josie Pepper,” is there to provide information and answer questions for passengers in Terminal 2. Passengers can ask for directions to their gate or certain shops or restaurants, and Josie Pepper will give them a prompt response. The robot itself is 120 cm (3.9ft.) tall and speaks English. (airlinegeeks.com) Ещё...

Emirates Exercises Fifth Freedom Rights with New Bali to Auckland Flight

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Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) joins the ever-expanding list of locations receiving a daily flight from Dubai-based behemoth Emirates, with the announcement of a connecting flight to New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. (airlinegeeks.com) Ещё...

United Airlines Announces Start Date for Boeing 737 MAX 9

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Just three days after the aircraft was cleared for commercial operations by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), United Airlines announced its initial routes for the carrier’s newest single-aisle addition, the Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. The announcement comes after an exciting month for Boeing, first with the unveiling of the 737 MAX 7 aircraft two weeks ago and now with the issuance of an amended type rating for the 737 MAX 8 on Friday. (airlinegeeks.com) Ещё...

Airbus Readies A350-1000 For Delivery, Dismisses Boeing 777-9

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Airbus will deliver its first A350-1000 to launch customer Qatar Airways within hours, making the end to a nearly two-month wait for the ceremonial handover (leehamnews.com) Ещё...

Boeing 737 MAX 9, Second MAX Variant, Certified by FAA

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The Boeing 737 MAX 9 has gained FAA certification, clearing the way for the second variant in the MAX family to enter commercial service. (atwonline.com) Ещё...

Qatar Airways to Put First Airbus A350-1000 On London-Heathrow Route

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Qatar Airways is set to operate its first Airbus A350-1000 service to London Heathrow as it prepares to receive the aircraft at a ceremony in Toulouse. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

Airbus Delivers Its First A350-1000 to Launch Customer Qatar Airways

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Airbus has delivered the world’s first A350-1000 widebody airliner to launch customer Qatar Airways at a delivery event in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 37 A350-1000s ordered by the carrier and is the first ever Airbus aircraft fitted with the revolutionary new Qsuite seats, offering the first ever double bed in Business class. Qatar Airways is the world’s largest A350 XWB family customer with 76 aircraft on order and the largest A350-1000 customer. (www.airbus.com) Ещё...

Woman Filmed Berating Flight Attendant on Plane Gets Suspended From Job

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U.S. Woman Filmed Berating Flight Attendant on Plane Gets Suspended From Job Inside Edition Inside Edition Staff,Inside Edition 16 hours ago Reactions Like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email A woman who caused a scene on a Delta Air Lines flight after being seated near a baby has been placed on leave from her job. Susan Peirez was caught on cell phone video berating a flight attendant. In the video, which has been viewed nearly two million times online, Peirez threatens the flight attendant's… (www.yahoo.com) Ещё...

Spirit of '67: How Boeing's 'Baby' Jetliner Fuselage Made Its Journey West

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The company’s bold plan was to transport the finished fuselage units in two sections 2,000 miles across six states to Renton by rail. (aviationweek.com) Ещё...

Alaska Air's January Load Factor Declines, Stock Falls

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In fact, Alaska Air Group is not the only carrier which is facing capacity relate issues. We remind investors that shares of United Continental Holdings, Inc. UAL also declined significantly in the last month, even after reporting better-than-expected results in the fourth quarter on issues related to capacity. (finance.yahoo.com) Ещё...

Big week for Airbus

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This looks like a big week for Airbus. Early this morning in Toulouse, the first A330neo for Air Portugal was rolled out of the paint shop. (www.airinsight.com) Ещё...

airBaltic boosts its international brand as it becomes the CSeries posterchild

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One of Europe’s smaller flag carriers has gained international brand recognition over the past year as it has showcased the new Bombardier CSeries aircraft at three major air shows over the last seven months (blueswandaily.com) Ещё...

IAG renews calls for air passenger duty reform

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International Airlines Group has warned the government air passenger duty undermines Britain’s position as a global trading nation post-Brexit and reduces the chance of its new long-haul, low-cost airline brand Level flying from UK regions. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) Ещё...

Beth Evans, 24, was kicked off an Emirates flight because she had period pains

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A WOMAN and her boyfriend have blasted airline Emirates for booting them off a plane because she had period pains. Beth Evans, 24, and Joshua Moran, 26, were ordered to leave a £400 flight to Dubai just minutes before take-off. (www.aviationfigure.net) Ещё...

UFO over Oregan

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Air Traffic Control and airline pilots see UFO in October (www.news.com.au) Ещё...

Chinese Comac C919 Delayed Again?

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News from Singapore suggests that the C919 might be delayed again. Tracking, using Flightradar24, of the flight test aircraft show that B-001A last had activity on December 19 and there is nothing on B-001C. (www.fliegerfaust.com) Ещё...

Fifty-five days left to find MH370, but is there a twist?

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On January 11 the Ocean Infinity marine survey firm signed a deal with Malaysia to resume the search for missing jetliner MH370. For whatever reason the “contract” is for 90 days, on a “no find, no fee” basis. (www.nationmultimedia.com) Ещё...

Leahy remains steadfast in A380 future

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Leahy, who retired last month as COO-Customers, continues to support the transition to Eric Schulz, EVP, Chief of Sales, Marketing & Contracts. One of Leahy’s last deals was to firm up an A380 MOU for 20 orders and 16 options for Emirates Airline. (leehamnews.com) Ещё...

Copa Airlines Launches Service to Barbados

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Copa Airlines this week opened reservation for its planned Panama City – Bridgetown route, announced by the airline earlier this month. Service to Barbados is subject to Government Approval, which sees the airline operating 2 weekly flights with Embraer E190 aircraft, effective 17JUL18. (www.routesonline.com) Ещё...

Air Malta announces new routes from Southend

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Air Malta (Luqa) has announced it wii introduce four new routes, including from Malta to Southend, Malta to Cagliari and flights between Southend, Catania and Cagliari. (worldairlinenews.com) Ещё...

The A350-1000 spreads its wings on a globe-trotting demonstration tour

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Twelve stopovers in three weeks provides high visibility for the latest A350 XWB jetliner version (www.airbus.com) Ещё...

Nok Air De Havilland Dash 8 (400) at Sakon Nakhong on Feb 18th 2018, engine shut down in flight

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A Nok Air de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration HS-DQA performing flight DD-9407 from Sakon Nakhong to Bangkok Don Muang (Thailand) with 84 people, was climbing out of Sakon when the crew needed to shut the left hand engine (PW150A) down. The aircraft returned to Sakon for a safe landing on runway 23. Passengers reported there were two streaks of flames coming from the engine prior to the propeller stopping turning. The occurrence aircraft has not yet returned to service about 32 hours after… (www.aeroinside.com) Ещё...

Lufthansa Cityline Embraer ERJ-190 near Frankfurt on Feb 19th 2018, loss of communication, aircraft squawked unlawful interference on error

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A Lufthansa Cityline Embraer ERJ190, registration D-AECC perforing flight LH-975 from Aberdeen,SC (UK) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), had already performed first descent towards Frankfurt/Main and was maintaining FL260 at about 07:48L (06:48Z), when communication with the aircraft was lost. The crew shortly afterwards transmitted the code for unlawful interference on their transponder changing the code to loss of communication a few minutes later while turning away from the aerodrome again. Two… (www.aeroinside.com) Ещё...

United to debut first 737 Max in June

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United Airlines will introduce its new Boeing 737 Max 9 on domestic routes from Houston Intercontinental and Los Angeles International airports in June. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

VIDEO: Happy 36th Birthday to the Boeing 757!

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Happy Birthday to the Boeing 757 which is 36 years old today! This video is the first flight of the first Boeing 757 ever built! (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

Red Notice to Airlines on the Pacific as Volcano erupts

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Darwin - Roaring Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra started to spew columns of ash over 16,400 feet into the atmosphere and on its slopes on Monday, February 19. (airlinerwatch.com) Ещё...

Sichuan Airlines Signs for 10 Airbus A350-900s

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China’s Sichuan Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 10 Airbus A350-900s. The deal, still subject to government approval and valued at 200 billion yuan ($31.56 billion), amounts to the largest aircraft signing ever by the Chengdu-based airline. (www.ainonline.com) Ещё...

An airline pilot reveals a major reason why flights today are less comfortable and frequently delayed

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It's weird, when you think about it. More people are flying than ever before, but they're doing so in smaller and smaller planes. The average commercial jet holds about a third fewer passengers than it did thirty years ago. (www.businessinsider.com) Ещё...

Iranian airline covertly bought parts from U.S. suppliers

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The U.S. has suspended the export privileges of a Turkish national and three related companies it says obtained American-made aircraft parts for Iranian airlines, violating U.S. sanctions. (www.cbsnews.com) Ещё...

Sixty-six fatalities from Aseman ATR crash: ministry

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Iran's transport ministry says the loss of an ATR 72 turboprop operated by Iran Aseman Airlines has resulted in 66 fatalities. The ministry has established an operations centre to handle the aftermath of the crash. It states that the aircraft, operating between Tehran and Yasouj, came down near Semirom in west-central Iran. Fatalities included 60 passengers and six crew members, it adds. Iran's president has ordered the establishment of a commission to investigate the accident. The Iranian Civil… (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

PICTURES: 'Qatar maroon' features in Air Italy livery

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The livery of Meridiana successor Air Italy was unveiled in Milan today by investors Qatar Airways and Alisarda. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

Bombardier remains upbeat despite slide in business jet output

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Despite recording a year-on-year delivery slide in 2017, Bombardier is upbeat about its prospects in the business jet sector this year, pointing to higher output than forecast and strong fourth-quarter sales as signs of a market recovery. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

Farts away! Plane makes unscheduled stop after man won't stop guffing

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An elderly man's flatulence forced his flight to make an emergency stop after a fight broke out over his barrage of bottom burps. Passengers flying with budget Dutch airline Transavia from Dubai to Amsterdam were reportedly put out by the man's continued farting, and asked him to stop. But the man failed to hold it in, and when even a direct order from the pilot didn't take the wind out of his sails, two particularly incensed passengers took matters into their own hands. Local media reported… (www.theregister.co.uk) Ещё...

Jet2 Boeing 737-800 near Faro on Feb 17th 2018, first officer unwell

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A Jet2.com Boeing 737-800, registration G-JZBC performing flight LS-1202 from Lanzarote,CI (Spain) to Birmingham,EN (UK) with 194 people on board, was enroute at FL380 about 200nm southsouthwest of Faro (Portugal) when the captain decided to divert the aircraft to Faro due to the first officer feeling unwell. The aircraft landed safely about 30 minutes later. A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration G-GDFS positioned to Faro, departed Faro about 5 hours after touchdown of G-JZBC and is… (www.aeroinside.com) Ещё...

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