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EGYPTAIR first A220 delivered

Congratulations EGYPTAIR! it  has taken delivery of its first of 12 A220-300 aircraft on order, becoming the first A220 operator based in the Middle East and North African region, and the sixth operator worldwide. The Cairo-based airline intends to fly the aircraft on routes to and from its main Egyptian Hub in Cairo in the coming days. Representatives from the airline, alongside executive...

First EgyptAir A220-300 maiden flight

The first A220-300 for EgyptAir has successfully completed its inaugural test flight from the Mirabel assembly line. The first of 12 aircraft EgyptAir has on order is due to be delivered to the Cairo-based airline in the coming weeks. The A220 for EgyptAir will provide passengers with superior comfort, its innovative cabin design featuring the widest economy seats of any single-aisle aircraft,...

EgyptAir Converts Letter of Intent to Firm Order for Bombardier C Series aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and EgyptAir Holding Company announced that the parties have executed a firm agreement for the sale and purchase of  12 CS300 aircraft along with purchase rights for an additional 12 CS300 aircraft. EgyptAir’s Letter of Intent (LOI) was previously announced on November 14 during the 2017 Dubai Air Show. “As we look back at the C Series success...

Egypt investigators say can extract info from crashed jet voice recorder

Egyptian investigators said on Saturday the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 was now in a condition to extract recordings. The investigative committee said in a statement that, after repairs, the CVR was in a condition to retrieve information that could help explain why the Airbus A320 jet plunged into the sea on May 19, killing all 66 people on board. The commit...

Second black box recovered from EgyptAir crash site

Search teams on Friday recovered the second flight recorder of an EgyptAir plane from the bottom of the Mediterranean, a day after the cockpit voice recorder was salvaged. The flight data recorder was found in several pieces, Egyptian investigators said. Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar screens in the eastern Mediterranean last month with 66 people on board, and a vast...

EgyptAir Plane Resumes Flight to China After Bomb Threat

No bomb was found after a four hour search Egyptian officials say an EgyptAir aircraft that made an emergency landing in Uzbekistan following a bomb threat has resumed its flight to Beijing. They say no bomb was found after the Airbus A-330-220 and its passengers were searched and the plane took off for the Chinese capital four hours after it landed Wednesday at the airport in the town of Ur...

EgyptAir crash pressuring Airbus to find alternatives to black boxes

The challenges that accident investigators are facing locating crash recorders from EgyptAir Flight 804 almost two weeks after the plane went down are reinforcing efforts by Airbus to find alternative ways to tap crucial flight data from lost aircraft. “This reinforces our overall approach to find solutions to get data out of accidents as soon as possible,” said Charles Champion, Ex...

EgyptAir black boxes impossible to recover before 12 days: investigators

Investigators into EgyptAir's plane crash need at least 12 days to recover its black boxes as they await a ship that can retrieve them from the bottom of the Mediterranean, investigation sources say. Key points: 'Good chance' black boxes recovered in 12 days Black boxes are at a depth of about 3,000 metres No theory is currently favoured as the official cause of the crash...