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by on September 1, 2018
Early on Saturday, UTair-operated Boeing 737, going from Moscow, skidded off the runway during rough landing in the Russian city of Sochi, slid into a river and eventually caught fire.The aircraft was evacuated, 18 occupants were injured, the others remained unhurt, one airport worker died of a heart attack. The aircraft received substantial damage beyond repair.“At the moment, there are 18 injured, including three children. There are no fatalities,” Russia’s Ministry of Health said in a stateme...
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by on August 29, 2018
The first Airbus A380 has been dismantled and will be sold as spare parts as a new lessee or buyer could not be found following expiry of the 10-year lease in October 2017. For investors, this is likely to mean a modest end to their investment.After the 10-year lease with Singapore Airlines expired, shareholders had three options: lease, sale or part-out. Given that the first two options proved to be unsuccessful, the aircraft will be sold in parts.The engines have been leased to manufacturer Ro...
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by on August 28, 2018
A leaked draft of the official investigation of the US-Bangla Airlines flight from Dhaka to the Nepali capital crash by Nepalese accident investigation reveals that the captain of the plane suffered an “emotional breakdown”.Conflicting reports that emerged shortly after the crash had suggested confusion between the pilot and air traffic control might have caused the accident. The report said air traffic control did confuse the two ends of the runway – referred to as ‘Runway 02’ and ‘Runway 20’ –...
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by on August 28, 2018
India's first biofuel-powered flight that aims to reduce costs of air travel by replacing the costly aviation turbine fuel was successfully tested today. A 72-seater SpiceJet aircraft, partially powered by biojet fuel, took off from Dehradun and landed at the Delhi airport.The biofuel is made partially from renewable resources such as agricultural residues, non-edible oils and bio-degradable fractions of industrial and municipal wastes, SpiceJet said. Biofuel flights could make air travel cleane...
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by on August 21, 2018
A Yakutia Airlines plane en route from Yakutsk, the capital of Russia’s Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, to the the settlement of Chokurdakh in the north of the region, has returned to the airport of departure because of the malfunction of one of its engines, no one was injured, the air carrier’s press service informed TASS on Friday.“The plane that flew to Chokurdakh had to return to the Yakutsk airport because of the malfunction of one of its engines. It landed safely, no one was injured,” the press ...
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by on May 24, 2018
   AME institutes again fooling students, seeking for their career in Aviation. Just to take admissions and run their #CoachingInstitutes they're using all techniques, false promises, fake entrance tests, inaccurate information. Faulty system of DGCA allowing them to loot innocent and poor youths and their families. DGCA haven't proper roadmap to conduct Aircraft Maintenance Engineering course. In the name of DGCA, Government of India approval these Institutes looting people. Here's some facts o...
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by on May 21, 2018
After an Asiana Airlines Airbus A330-300’s wing collided with the tail of a Turkish Airlines A321 while taxiing at Istanbul Airport on May 13, an  investigation has been launched.The Asiana Airlines A330 was taxiing when it struck the Turkish Airlines A321 (TC-JMM). The incident was captured on the camera on posted on YouTube.Here the video - https://youtu.be/XyhxExhfVic Turkish Airlines confirmed the incident adding no one was injured, although both aircraft suffered physical damage. Also, a Tu...
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by on May 19, 2018
Federal Aviation Administration on Friday granted approval for Boeing’s new foldable wingtips design incorporated in its latest 777 jets.The foldable wing-tips design incorporated into Boeing 777-8 and 777-9 models, would allow the aircraft wing-tips folded during ground operations and fit into the standard-sized airport parking space.The wing-tips folding features 235 feet wingspan to be reduced to 212 feet upon touchdown. The wing-tips folds once the aircraft touches down and a set of locking ...
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by on April 7, 2018
Boeing and Jet Airways announced a new order for 75 737 MAX airplanes as India’s premier international airline looks to the new and improved 737 jet to power its future growth.“Our new order for the additional 75 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will allow us to deliver a differentiated and world class customer experience to our guests,” said “Vinay Dube, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airway.“This additional order reemphasizes our trust and confidence in Boeing and also reaffirms our commitment to operate...
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by on April 3, 2018
Russia’s Tranport Oversight Agency (TOA), also referred to as Rostransnadzor, has issued a directive suspending operations of Antonov An-148 regional jets in the country.Agency head Viktor Basargin commented that the regulator has found certain issues with the type, including those related to the Ukrainian manufacturer Antonov, TASS newswire reports.Rostransnadzor has also ordered Saratov Airlines to suspend operations of its entire fleet.Neither the agency nor the carrier has responded to Russi...
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by on April 2, 2018
When talking to future pilots someone asks which type of aircraft they are dreaming to operate, hundreds of them start laughing when saying: ‘If it’s not Boeing, I’m not going!’. Although some of them are only joking, the most stunning thing is that nearly a half of them begin their pilot career in the cockpits of the Boeing 737 family aircraft, indeed! Asking why?What is so special about the Boeing 737 family?First of all, did you know that a Boeing 737 takes off or lands every 5.5 seconds some...
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by on April 1, 2018
GMR Aero Technic are facing staffing pressure and could increase wages to help retain and attract enough mechanics at its MRO shops—a move that would increase costs for customers.“We experienced some labor pressure” at two MRO facilities “as the market is tightening for skilled technicians,” GMR Aero Technic CEO said on a recent earnings call. “We’re working to get a handle on this situation, and we have a number of initiatives underway.”GMR Aero Technic has launched “recruiting initiatives” and...
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