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by on October 29, 2018
Indonesia Lion Air flight crashes: The Lion Air flight lost contact 13 minutes after takeoff, according to the official. The jet was a Boeing 737 MAX 8, according to air tracking service Flightradar 24.  Lion Air passenger flight that went missing after takeoff on Monday, crashed into the sea, Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said. A total of 188 passengers and crew were onboard the flight, AP reported. The flight that took off from Jakarta to the city of Pangkal Pinang off the island of ...
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by on September 24, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that he would inaugurate the first airport in Sikkim at Pakyong on Monday. The airport will improve connectivity, benefitting the people of the state. PM Modi left for the Himalayan state after launching the Centre's flagship Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) from Jharkhand capital Ranchi on Sunday. "After the programme in Jharkhand I will leave for Sikkim. In Sikkim, I will be inaugurating the Pakyong Airport tomorrow, which...
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by on September 24, 2018
A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, performing flight from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Atlanta (USA), was climbing out of Frankfurt’s runway when the crew stopped the climb reporting they had a “smell event” on board. The crew indicated that the aircraft was completely okay, however, it was possible they would not continue the flight, they wanted to remain in the vicinity of the airport while troubleshooting. A number of passengers began to complain about nausea and dizziness. About 20 minutes af...
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by on September 20, 2018
 A Jet Airways flight bound for Jaipur had to turn back to Mumbai on Thursday for failure to maintain cabin pressure, leading to nose and ear bleeding among several passengers, an official of air safety regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation said (DGCA)here. During the climb, crew in the Jet Airways B737 aircraft operating flight 9W 697 from Mumbai forgot to select the bleed switch due to which cabin pressure could not be maintained. “As a result, oxygen masks were deployed. Accor...
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by on September 18, 2018
“We have got multiple instrument failures... we are low on fuel”, one of the pilots of an Air India flight carrying 370 people told an air traffic controller minutes before the aircraft managed to land safely at New Jersey on September 11. As the pilots of Boeing 777-300 aircraft grappled with technical issues and were seeking a place for landing, one of the messages from the air traffic controller said, “I am gonna do some research and get back to you in a second”. The incident happened w...
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by on September 7, 2018
An Aeroflot Boeing 737-800, registration VP-BML performing flight SU-1451 from Kemerovo to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia) with 154 passengers on board, was enroute at FL300 about 90nm northwest of Novosibirsk (Russia) when the crew reported a cracked windshield and descended the aircraft to FL100 reporting it was the inner layer of the windshield, that had cracked. The aircraft diverted to Novosibirsk, entered a hold at FL070 to burn off fuel and landed safely in Novosibirsk about 90 minutes after...
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by on September 6, 2018
Valery Solozobov, deputy director general for design and R&D at Tupolev, has told Sputnik that the company is working on its new supersonic plane design with leading Russian scientific institutes in the fields of aircraft materials, engine design, and aero/hydrodynamics.According to the official, further work will include studies on how to reduce sound exposure levels, practical experimentation, and construction of a demonstration aircraft for preliminary flight testing.“Based on the results of ...
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by on September 6, 2018
ICAO released (05-Sep-2018) the 2018 edition of its Safety Report, outlining its safety initiatives and achievements to enhance aviation safety in 2017. ICAO reported 2017 "represents the safest year ever on the record for aviation" and there has been a general trend of lower number of fatal accidents and fatalities over the past 10 years. Key highlights for 2017 include:Total passengers: 4.1 billion;Total fatalities: 50;Fatalities per billion passenger: 12.2 (lowest level ever recorded);Fatal a...
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by on September 4, 2018
Wadia Group-controlled Go Airlines India Ltd plans to take delivery of 13 additional Airbus A320neo jetliners by the end of December as it gears up to expand domestic services and launch international flights starting with Thailand.The company, which runs the GoAir brand of budget airline, expects the newest A320neo planes to augment its efforts to cut operating costs, its new chief executive Cornelis Vrieswijk said on Thursday.The company has meanwhile dropped plans for an initial share sale, a...
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by on September 2, 2018
A violent storm that hit New Delhi left a trail of destruction and death at the city’s Indira Gandhi airport earlier this afternoon.In 2014 Same day this storm hit the Airport, two person lost their life and at least two other have sustained critical injuries including loss of a limb(s) in a sudden storm that occurred around 5pm in the afternoon.Wind of about 100 kilometres per hour with gusts of up to 150, turned airport equipment like step ladders in to missiles. Other airport equipment like a...
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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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