14 Dead, Including Pilot as Dubai-Calicut Air India Plane Overshoots Runway, Breaks...

August 7, 2020 @ 05:48 PM

An Air India Express Boeing 737 from Dubai overshot the runway, crashed through a wall, plunged 30 feet down and split in two while landing at Kozhikode (Calicut) Airport in Indias Kerala state at 1940 hours IST on Friday. Till reports last came in 14 people were killed including one of...

Sound-Absorbing Components of MC-21's PD-14 Engine Developed

July 29, 2020 @ 11:23 AM

Russias ORPE Technologiya has developed resonance-type sound-absorbing structures and burn-in-panels of PD-14 engine to United Engine Corporation (UEC) for testing. Rostec

Russian PD-14 Engine successfully "tried on" on MC-21-310 Plane

July 24, 2020 @ 07:01 AM

Russia's state-owned Rostec announced Thursday it completed installation testing of locally manufactured PD-14 engine on MC-21-310 prototype aircraft. Russia's MC-21-300 fitted with local engines has been renamed as MC-21-310

Ethiopian Airlines 777F Catches Fire at Shanghai Airport

July 22, 2020 @ 09:43 AM

A Boeing 777F plane operated by Ethiopian Airlines caught fire at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Wednesday. The massive fire appears to have originated from the main cargo deck

Nepal Airlines to Ground Chinese-made Y12, MA60 Aircraft from July 16

July 15, 2020 @ 08:44 AM

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has decided to ground two types of Chinese made aircraft, the 17-seater Y12e and the 56-seater MA6 from July 16 suspecting engine underperformance. Shortage of trained pilots to fly the Chinese aircraft is being cited as another reason for the grounding

Boeing Commercial Airplanes Delivery less than a Third of 2019

July 15, 2020 @ 06:38 AM

In its Second-Quarter delivery results announced Tuesday, planemaker Boeing put out bleak numbers. The company delivered 70 (Q2: 20) airplanes this year, down from 239 (Q2: 90) in 2019

Human Error, Misaligned Radar Led to Iranian Downing of Ukrainian Airliner

July 13, 2020 @ 01:23 PM

Iranian investigators have found that the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) airplane was accidentally shot down in January owing to human errors and a misaligned missile radar. The UIA flight 752 hit the ground shortly after taking off from Tehrans Imam Khomeini International Airport, killing all 176 people onboard

Three Computers of China Airlines Airbus A330 Fail, Pilots Land plane Manually

July 6, 2020 @ 02:55 PM

Pilots of China Airlines (CAL) Airbus A330-300 managed to land the airplane safely in Taipei even after three of its computer systems lost power simultaneously and failed. On June 14, the airplane was landing during rainy weather at the end of a flight from Shanghais Pudong when the thrust reverser, automatic braking, and speed-brake panel systems all failed to work

Vietnam Suspends 27 Pakistani Pilots Working in its Airlines

June 29, 2020 @ 05:00 AM

Vietnam has suspended 27 Pakistani pilots working at local airlines after 262 of 860 civilian commercial pilots in Pakistan were found to have fake licenses. “All of the pilots are of Pakistani nationality and licensed in the country

Did ‘Software Issues’ Cause Faulty Readings in Crashed PIA Airbus A320?

June 26, 2020 @ 02:12 PM

While preliminary findings of the Pakistan government probe into the crash of PIA flight PK-8303 on May 22 in Karachi blame the pilot and an Air traffic Controller, a media report flags ‘software issues in the Airbus A320 aircraft that may have led to faulty readings. A report in

Pilot, ATC Responsible for PIA Airbus Crash: Pak Inquiry

June 23, 2020 @ 10:56 AM

Pakistani preliminary investigations have attributed the cause behind PIA Airbus A320 crash on May 22 to blunders committed by both pilot and air traffic controller (ATC). The PK-8303 airplane operated by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) crashed in Model Colony, a congested residential area around 5km from Karachi Airport last month, killing 97 people onboard

Mitsubishi to 'Improve' SpaceJet M90 Airliner Design

June 15, 2020 @ 09:40 AM

Mitsubishi Aircraft announced Monday that it will improve the design of SpaceJet, Japans first home-grown passenger plane. The company said its priority will be on obtaining type certification for the SpaceJet M90 this fiscal year