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by on June 7, 2020
Airbus managed to ship 24 plane throughout May, though the manufacturer took no new orders for all the month. But it surely additionally recorded no cancellations in May which meant general net orders remained at 299 for the primary 5 months of the year. It delivered 4 long-haul plane – two A350-900s to Air France and Lufthansa Technik, plus two A350-1000s to British Airways and Etihad Airways. ...
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by on June 6, 2020
India is all set to receive two wide-bodied Boeing 777-300ERs to serve as the new VIP transport for the President, Vice President and Prime Minister. The new jets will arrive in July 2020 as a replacement to the ageing 747s that have hitherto served as Air India One. Air India One is not a plane but rather a callsign for any plane with the President, Vice President or Prime Minister on board. some speculate that the new Boeing 777s being fitted with advanced defence systems and Air India like...
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by on June 1, 2020
We'll be discussing why most airplane tires only have a straight line profile. The strength and design of the outside layer of the tire or what we call the thread layer is largely depended on what surface it will come into contact with. Sometimes you need aluminum for a smooth landing (picture of a float plane) When we look at the different operation aircraft tires has to withstand you can see that we cannot use one type of tire, thread design and pressures. Look at the Cessna caravan in the Afr...
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by on May 31, 2020
The pilot of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)’s crashed plane ignored three warnings from the air traffic controllers about the aircraft’s altitude and speed before the landing, saying he was satisfied and would handle the situation, according to a report on Monday.The national flag carrier’s PK-8303 tragedy on Friday, in which 97 people were killed and two miraculously survived, is one of the most catastrophic aviation disasters in the country’s history. The Airbus A-320 from Lahore to...
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by on May 31, 2020
Airbus plans to wrap up production of the A380 "by 2021. Dream ends due to covid-19 " heralding the beginning of the end of a sort for the superjumbo. The increasingly undesirable economics of the big quadjet, which entered service for the first time with Singapore Airlines in October 2007, had already begun to force it out of favor with its biggest operators, most notably the carrier that flies roughly half the world fleet—Dubai’s Emirates. Airbus announced its plans to cease production by 2021...
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by on May 31, 2020
An Air India flight from Delhi to Moscow was asked to return midway on Saturday after its ground team realised that one of the pilots onboard the plane tested positive for coronavirus, officials in the airline and aviation regulator DGCA told PTI.The Airbus A320 plane departed around 7.15 AM for Moscow to bring back a group of stranded Indians under the Vande Bharat evacuation mission and it was back in Delhi by 12.30 PM following orders from the authorities, they said.Two senior bureaucrats con...
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by on May 30, 2020
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday issued safety guidelines regarding flight operations in view of the threat posed by locust attack in certain parts of the country.In a statement here, the aviation regulator said that locusts are generally found at lower levels of the atmosphere and therefore pose a threat to aircraft in the critical landing and take-off phases of the flight."All pilots are required to share information on location of locust swarms if they sight any duri...
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by on May 29, 2020
Electric aviation celebrates another milestone – maiden flight of all-electric Cessna 208B Grand Caravan. As for now it is the largest all-electric passenger aircraft which has ever taken off.The completion of a successful initial flight was announced by magniX, the company powering the eCaravan, and AeroTEC, an aerospace testing, engineering and certification company.eCaravan magnified by a 750-horsepower (560 kW) magni500 propulsion system lifted off the ground at the AeroTEC Flight Test Cente...
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by on May 28, 2020
Yet another major airline files for bankruptcy over collapse in demand and difficulties in financial survival: LATAM Airlines Group, the biggest airline in Latin America, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.The airline said in a statement that the process will not affect its operations, employees and cargo flights.“We are looking ahead to a post-COVID future and are focused on transforming our group to adapt to a new and evolving way of flying, with the health and safety of our passengers and em...
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by on May 22, 2020
On this day 10 years ago, Air India Express flight IX 812 from Dubai crashed while landing at Mangalore International Airport killing 158 of 166 onboard.Tributes were paid to the victims of the air crash at the memorial & park built for them near New Mangalore Port in Panambur, in the morning. And a few hours later, a Pakistan International Airlines flight carrying 80 passengers crashed at Karachi airport, another port city on the Arabian Sea coast.A Boeing 737-800 that crashed off a hilltop run...
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by on May 22, 2020
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane, carrying over 100 passengers, has crashed near the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. The commercial airliner A-320 was flying from Lahore to Karachi. The fate of all passengers and crew on board is unknown as yet. Here is a chronology of major air crashes in Pakistan or involving Pakistani planes, as reported by the Dawn.    PAKISTAN MAJOR AIR CRASHES: CHRONOLOGYOn May 20, 1965, a Boeing 707 of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) crashe...
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by on July 12, 2019
Mr. Rohit Pandey, a trainee technician working in Spice Jet was killed yesterday 1 AM when landing gear door closed while he was working in wheel well area. In this hour of grief, we are standing with deceased family. Rohit left behind a widow mother and two sisters, with no family income. DGCA should investigate the matter with all possibilities including if someone operated hydraulic from cockpit. Body of Rohit was hanging for two hours and no attempt was made to save him till 2 hours.    ...
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