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Egyptian air carriers get permit for use of Russia’s SSJ-100 aircraft

Egyptian air carriers have been allowed to use Russia’s SSJ-100 aircraft, according to a statement of the Interstate Aviation committee (IAC). The organization reported that the civil aviation authorities of Egypt issued a type certificate for the aircraft RRJ-95B (the name of Sukhoi Super Jet-100 used in technical documentation). The type certificate confirms the safety of operation o...

Egypt, Russia agree to resume gradually air flights from October

Russia’s Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov plans to visit Cairo on September 26, where he will be received by Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Air flights between Egypt and Russia may be resumed in October already, Egypt’s Al-Masry Al-Youm said on Sunday referring to high-ranking officials at the Egyptian civil aviation authority. "The parties have agreed to resum...

KLM suspends service to Cairo

For economic reasons, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has decided to temporarily suspend flights to Cairo effective 8 January 2017. The devaluation of the Egyptian pound and the decision of the Central Bank of Egypt to impose restrictions on the transfer of foreign currency out of Egypt have a negative impact on results of KLM. The final flight to Cairo (for the foreseeable future) will...

Egypt promises new air terminal for Russian tourists

The Egyptian side is ready to provide to Russians a separate terminal at Cairo International Airport, if the influx of tourists from Russia reaches significant levels, press attache of the Egyptian Embassy to Russia Ayman Mousa said on the Rossiya 24 TV channel on Friday. "Egypt will soon open a new terminal," he said. "Experts from Russia and the whole world have highly assessed...

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 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...

Egypt sends submarine in search of EgyptAir box recorders

Egypt deployed a submarine on Sunday to hunt for the black box flight recorders of the EgyptAir plane that crashed in some of the deepest waters of the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said. Ships scouring the sea north of Alexandria for three days have found body parts, personal belongings and wreckage from the Airbus 320, but are still trying to locate...

EgyptAir flight MS804 crash: 'Debris found'

An EgyptAir flight carrying 56 passengers and ten crew has disappeared Flight MS804 left Paris Charles de Gaulle for Cairo at 11.09pm Wednesday, and lost contact with radar at 00.45 GMT - ten miles after  entering Egyptian air space Egyptian aviation officials say the plane 'crashed' and that a search for debris is underway A terror attack is the most likely cause of the cras...

EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo crashes with 66 on board, officials say

An EgyptAir flight traveling to Cairo from Paris crashed early Thursday with 66 passengers and crew members on board, Egyptian aviation officials said. Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said it was too early to say whether a technical issue or a terror attack had cause the plane to crash. He told reporters at Cairo airport, “We cannot rule anything out.” Flight 804, an Airbus...

EgyptAir says flight from Paris to Cairo missing with 66 on board

An EgyptAir flight carrying 66 passengers and crew on a flight from Paris to Cairo went missing on Thursday, disappearing from radar over the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt's national airline said. Officials with the airline and the Egyptian civil aviation department told Reuters they believed the Airbus A320 probably crashed into the sea. Aboard the flight were 30 Egyptians, 15 French nationa...