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Indonesian Boeing 737-500 crashes; 62 Passengers, Crew Feared Killed

January 9, 2021 @ 02:26 PM

A Boeing 737-500 airplane belonging to Indonesian airline, Sriwijaya Air is suspected to have crashed in waters off Laki Island after losing radio contact this afternoon. "Management is still communicating and investigating this matter, and will immediately issue an official statement after obtaining factual information," Sriwijaya Air's Senior Manager Corporate Communication,...

Pock Marked-Fuselage Shows Impact of Bird Hit on Turkish Cargo Flight

January 4, 2021 @ 08:41 AM

The front fuselage of a Turkish Airlines cargo flight endured deep pock marks as it hit a flock of birds soon after take-off in Istanbul on Sunday. A Turkish Airlines (THY) cargo plane flying from Istanbul to Kazakhstan's Almaty city Sunday made an emergency landing in Istanbul as it encountered a...

FAA, Boeing Accused of Manipulating 737 MAX Tests During Recertification

December 22, 2020 @ 10:09 AM

A recent Senate report has claimed that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing manipulated 737 MAX recertification tests following two fatal crashes that led to the worldwide grounding of these jets. This comes a month after the FAA and State of Design for Boeing aircraft published their final approval of...

Ruselectronics Launches Compact ATC Radars for Small Airports

December 5, 2020 @ 04:49 AM

Russias Ruselectronics Holding, subsidiary of state-owned Rostec, has developed Miass mobile air traffic control (ATC) radars to improve safety of air traffic at small airports. Tests of the radar will begin in the second quarter of 2021, Rostec announced today

Iran May Pay $200M from Sovereign Fund for Downed Ukrainian Airliner

November 26, 2020 @ 10:17 AM

Iran may draw $200 million from its sovereign wealth fund to pay compensation for the Ukrainian airliner that it shot down accidently in January. The semi-official ISNA news agency reported that Iranian authorities had proposed to tap the National Development Fund of Iran (NDFI) to utilize for compensation

EASA Lays out Condition for Boeing 737 MAX Return to Skies

November 24, 2020 @ 12:47 PM

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published a Proposed Airworthiness Directive (PAD) concerning the Boeing 737 MAX return to skies for public consultation. The EASA Proposed Airworthiness Directive is now open for a 28-day consultation period

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 the two pilots as the aircraft of Flight IX-1344 with 191 on board skidded off the runway amid heavy rain, police and emergency services officials told the media

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

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

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