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Jetstar Ends A330 Operations, Moves to All-787-8 Long-Haul Fleet

Jetstar has completed the transition of its long-haul flying to an all-Boeing 787-8 operation and returned the last Airbus A330-200 in its fleet back to Qantas. The final A330 service touched down on Saturday, with VH-EBE operating flight JQ6 from Honolulu to Brisbane landing just before 1700 loc...

Incident: Gol B738 at Rio de Janeiro on Sep. 25, Runway Excursion During Taxi

A Gol Linhas Aereas Boeing 737-800, registration PR-GXP performing flight G3-1668 from Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont, RJ to Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil), was taxiing for departure from runway 20L at about 7:10 p.m. L (10:10 p.m. Z), when a change of winds prompted air traffic control to switch runways...


United Flight En Route from Denver Lands Safely at Mitchell Airport After Apparent Mechanical Issue

A General Mitchell International Airport spokeswoman tells FOX6 News United Flight 5330 en route to Milwaukee from Denver landed safely Sunday evening, September 27 after experiencing an apparent mechanical issue while on the taxiway. The aircraft landed safely as scheduled around 7:00 p.m. Once the aircraft landed, we're told the pilot reported an apparent mechanical issue whi...

Refugees aided by Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo has helped the German Red Cross cope with the influx of refugees by flying more than 15,000 camp beds from North America to Germany to deal with the crisis. On Tuesday last week a Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 flight from Washington DC landed at the carrier’s hub in Frankfurt stocked with approximately 1,000 camp beds. The remaining beds were divided over 12 flight...

Flight MH17: Russia could face legal action over downing of jet over Ukraine

Russia could face a barrage of legal action over the downing of flight MH17 as affected countries gather in New York to discuss their options. Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop, will meet with her counterparts from Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine on Tuesday during the annual United Nations general assembly meeting. One of the proposals is for a tribunal sim...

Girls check out aviation careers at RDU

The aviation industry has a stereotype that’s hard to shake: Men become pilots and women become flight attendants. To get more girls interested in flight – and flight-related jobs on the ground – Raleigh-Durham International Airport hosted Girls In Aviation Day on Saturday. “It’s just not the first thing that girls may think of,” said Jenn Nash, a pilot an...

Alaska Airlines’ Success is Fueled by More Travelers Visiting Hawaii

Alaska Airlines saw an opportunity in the Hawaii market nearly eight years ago that was too good to pass up. Aloha and ATA airlines shut down nearly simultaneously in the spring of 2008, and the Seattle-based carrier stepped in to fill the void. Alaska hasn’t looked back since while growing exponentially to become a major player in the islands’ tourism industry. Brad Tilden, c...

American Airlines Faces Boeing Fines Over Delayed Dreamliner Seats

One of the reasons  American Airlines filed a lawsuit against its aircraft-seat vendor Zodiac Seats is that the airline is getting squeezed by Boeing and could face substantial penalties for delayed aircraft deliveries caused by Zodiac’s ongoing and tardy seat-structure shipments. As detailed in American’s complaint, obtained by Skift and embedded below, these potential fi...

Emirates enhances Algiers service

Emirates will be able to connect even more people and cargo with Algiers on 1st October when it switches from its Airbus A340-300 currently operating the route to a larger Boeing 777-300 aircraft. “In line with the healthy commercial demand, we are pleased to introduce our Boeing 777-300 aircraft onto our Algiers route, offering our customers more seats and an enhanced onboard experience,...

Drone Has Near Miss with Air NZ Plane

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association says it is "very worried" after a drone had a near miss with a commercial flight in controlled airspace above Christchurch. The pilot of an Air New Zealand A320, with 166 passengers on board, reported sighting a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System flying in controlled air space north of Christchurch at about 5:45 p.m. on Friday night. C...

British Airways: Fury As Airline Regains Monopoly on Flights Between Heathrow and Scotland

British Airways this weekend regains its monopoly on flights connecting Scotland with Heathrow for the first time since 1982. The final Virgin Atlantic flights from Aberdeen and Edinburgh to Europe's busiest airport depart on September 26, following heavy losses by Sir Richard Branson's airline. The Virgin flights, badged Little Red, were operated by the Irish airline, Aer Lingus. The l...

New United Airlines CEO Vows End to Disunity in Employee Letter

The new chief executive officer of United Continental Holdings Inc. pledged to unite a divided workforce by consulting with affected employees before adopting any cost cuts and by scrutinizing the use of outside management consultants. Oscar Munoz urged employees to "come with me" in a personal letter on Friday that didn't announce major personnel or policy changes. He said he'...

Air France claims to work more

Pilots flying on medium-haul projected to increase from 585 hours to 690 hours per year (+ 18%) and on long-haul, from 685 hours to 780 hours per year (+ 14%). As for hostesses and stewards, the efforts demanded by management are quite similar. Air France management stated: to return to profit growth, pilots and flight attendants will have to fly more without earning more. We hav...

Kinshasa says secures release of Congo Airways A320

Congo Airways (Kinshasa N'Djili) is set to take delivery of its second A320-200 almost a month after it was seized at Dublin Int'l by international creditors. Minister of Justice for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Alexis Thambwe told local television that an Irish High Court had granted the release of EI-DSN (cn 3412) on the grounds the debt did not concern the airline....

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