On the 15th of November, a Let L-410 twin-turboprop operated by Khabarovsk Avia crashed into a forest while on final approach to Nelkan Airport, in Eastern Russia. A 3-year-old girl was the only survivor out of the 5 passengers and 2 crew members onboard.
Today at the 2017 Dubai Airshow, Emirates announced a commitment for 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft, valued at US$15.1 billion (AED 55.4 billion). The deal takes Emirates total commitments for future deliveries of Boeing aircraft to 204 units.
As they say, ‘all good things must come to an end…‘
After 47 years of trustworthy service, United Airlines has retired their final Boeing 747 type aircraft. On the 7th of November, Boeing 747-422 N118UA (MSN 28811) operated United’s last 747 revenue service, from San Francisco to Honolulu, under the fitting callsign “United 747.”
The next day, N118UA flew back to San Francisco as a ferry flight, before continuing to her retirement home of Victorville Airport, in the early morning of the 9th of November.
Struggling Swiss regional carrier SkyWork Airlines has narrowly avoided an almost inevitable collapse, by securing an investor on the day that the Swiss CAA had planned to suspend the airline’s Air Operators Certificate (AOC).
A 97-year partnership between Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines ended today, as the carrier retired its Fokker F70 fleet. Since KLM started operations on 7th October 1919, the carrier and its wholly-owned subsidiary KLM Cityhopper have operated 13 different Fokker aircraft types, from the Fokker F.11 to the Fokker F100.
After Air Berlin’s last commercial flight touched down at Berlin Tegel Airport at 11:54 PM on Friday the 27th of November, the German leisure carrier ceased operations. The troubled airline went into insolvency earlier this year, after struggling to stay afloat in the competitive European aviation market.