Yemeni Airbus A310 that was “unfit to fly” takes off and returns for emergency landing after oil leak

On the 8th of June, a Yemenia – Yemen Airways Airbus A310, which was due to undergo maintenance and legally declared unfit to fly, took off from Aden Int’l Airport carrying 188 passengers before being forced to return. The crew of flight IY600 shut down one engine due to a heavy oil leak.

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The aircraft after it’s emergency landing ©TheNewArab

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Flybe to cut fleet size because of poor financial performance

UK regional carrier flybe. has released its annual report, showing a loss before tax of GBP19.9 million (USD25.4 million) and a net debt of GBP64 million (USD81.5 million).

A flybe Dash8-Q400 landing in Dusseldorf. Image copyright: Marco B.

Non-executive Chairman Simon Laffin blamed the poor performance on over-capacity brought on by orders placed at the time of the airline’s IPO in 2010. The fleet reached its peak in May 2017 with 85 aircraft.

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Air Berlin needs to find a partner by year-end – CEO Thomas Winkelmann

With mounting losses and increasingly anxious investors, Air Berlin’s CEO Thomas Winkelmann has confirmed the German carrier must find a strategic partner by year-end.

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AirBerlin’s A321 in airdusseldorf livery. Copyright: Christian Schurmann on airplane-pictures.net

“We have to find a partner in 2017, and Lufthansa is one of a few possible,” he told the weekly newspaper Die Zeit. “I examine everything that makes sense for Air Berlin and secures jobs in the long term.”

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