A Thomas Cook Airlines Boeing 757 was lined up on Runway 16/34 at Hurghada Int’l Airport for departure when smoke appeared in the cabin of the airliner. All 251 passengers and nine crew were evacuated onto the Runway via emergency slides. A small number of people received minor injuries.
A 57 year old woman from New Zealand has died from her serious injuries after she was knocked over by the jet blast from a departing Boeing 737 at Princess Juliana Int’l Airport, on the island of St Maarten.
The woman was witnessed clinging to the chain link airport perimeter fence along the famous Maho Beach, before she was blown backwards by the power of two CFM International CFM56-7B turbofan engines.
Yesterday, July 13th 2017, Delta has become the first operator of the Airbus A350 in North America, following the delivery of N501DL (MSN 115).
A ceremony will be held tomorrow (15th July), but the delivery flight to Atlanta is expected to be on the 4th of August due to the installation of 2Ku wifi.
Canadian carrier Air Transat has signed an agreement to lease ten Airbus A321LR aircraft from Irish lessor AerCap. Deliveries will start in Spring 2019 and continue through to Autumn of 2020.
The new aircraft will make Air Transat the first A321LR operator in North America, when they enter the fleet in 2019.
The Royal International Air Tattoo is arguably the world’s biggest military airshow. It is hosted each year, at RAF Fairford in the United Kingdom. This year, it runs from the 14-16th of July.
However, as aircraft arrive from around the world, and depart after the show, we will provide live updates on aircraft movements and important information relating to the show.
In addition to this, our author Avineesh Suppiah will be attending the airshow over the coming weekend, to provide us with up to date reports. We hope you enjoy our live coverage 🙂
On Monday afternoon, a United States Marine Corps (USMC) Lockheed KC-130T Hercules crashed in Western Mississippi, killing all 16 people onboard. The aircraft was declared missing when it disappeared from ATC radar over the state, and was reported to have crashed around 4pm Eastern time.
Malaysia Airlines has revealed a stunning special livery on one of their Boeing 737 aircraft. The ‘Negaraku’ (Malaysian national anthem) livery features a Malaysian flag decal on the aft section of the fuselage.
Cathay Pacific has announced it plans to buy DHL Group’s 40% stake in Air Hong Kong.
On July 5th, China Aviation Suppliers Holding Company (CASHC) has signed a General Terms Agreement (GTA) with Airbus for the purchase of 140 aircraft, 100 A320 Family aircraft and 40 A350s.
The agreement was signed in Berlin by Airbus’ CEO Tom Enders and CASHC’s Executive VP Sun Bo.
In the past couple of days, Norwegian Air Shuttle has announced four new routes from London and Paris to the United States that will start in 2018, two to new cities that currently are not served by the airline.