On the 5th of August, three passengers and seven cabin crew members were injured by severe turbulence onboard American Airlines flight AA759 from Athens to Philadelphia.
On the 30th of July, Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL166 was nearing top of descent into Colombo when smoke was observed, coming from an overhead locker in the main passenger cabin. The flight crew declared an emergency while the cabin crew opened the locker and found a bag inside was emitting the smoke.
On the 30th of July, Qantas Boeing 747-438 VH-OJM (MSN 25245) operated her last revenue flight before being ferried to the Mojave desert for retirement. The retirement of another Qantas 747 means the airline only has 10 examples left in their fleet.
Russian start-up Azimuth Airlines is now a step closer to launching services after receiving its first two aircraft, both of which are Sukhoi Superjet 100s.
On the 29th of July, a Cavok Air Antonov An-74 was damaged beyond repair after the aircraft suffered a serious runway excursion at São Tomé Island Airport (TMS / FPST), São Tomé and Príncipe. Five of the six crew members onboard were injured, with one requiring surgical treatment.
On the 27th of July, there were four incidents of minor damage to aircraft in and around the Turkish capital of Istanbul, caused by a heavy hail storm. The hail storm was part of a weather supercell, formed by a 10°C drop in temperature.
European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has delivered the 100th Airbus A350 XWB aircraft to Taiwanese carrier China Airlines. Airbus A350-941 B-19089 (MSN 121) was handed over to the airline on 25th July, at Airbus’ Toulouse-Blagnac facility in France.
Russian carrier S7 – Siberia Airlines have received their first Airbus A320neo aircraft, on lease from Singaporean lessor BOC Aviation.
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.