Monthly Archives: April 2018

Lion Air’s Boeing 737 skids off runway, forces airport shutdown

A Lion Air jetliner, flying on a domestic route with 174 passengers and seven crew members onboard, skidded off a runway at Djalaluddin Airport (GTO) in Gorontalo, Indonesia, on April 29, 2018. No casualties were reported, but the airport remained closed for 16 hours, as emergency crews attempted to remove the damaged plane from the […]

First Boeing 787 Dreamliner delivered to Gulf Air

Boeing and Gulf Air celebrated the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner for the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The airplane also debuts the carrier’s new livery. “This delivery is a historic moment for Gulf Air and Bahrain and yet another important step in our strategic direction towards furthering Gulf Air’s fleet modernization […]

Airbus, Bombardier to close C series deal in May 2018

Airbus could decide to change the C Series into the A200 family, reports Bloomberg. According to anonymous sources, the CS100 and CS300 would respectively become A210 and A230. This would come as a way for the European manufacturer to harmonize its catalogue. The change of name could be announced during the officialization of the partnership […]

CargoLogicAir adds more Hong Kong and Atlanta freighter frequencies

British all-cargo airline, CargoLogicAir (CLA), has boosted its freighter services from the UK with the launch of additional Boeing 747F operations to Atlanta, Dubai and Hong Kong. CLA’s third flight per week to Atlanta, which returns directly to London Stansted, is in addition to its existing 747F flights from Stansted to Mexico City via Hartfield […]

Ryanair orders 25 more Boeing 737 MAX 200

Ryanair announced a decision to use an option it had on 25 Boeing 737 MAX 200, pushing its current order to 135 aircraft. That option is priced at $3 billion. The first plane should be delivered before spring 2019. The additional Boeing 737 MAX 200s will help Ryanair to reach its objective of 200 million […]

Virgin America Disappears

Sixteen months after its fusion with Alaska Airlines, Virgin America vanished during the night between April 24 and 25, 2018. Boarding desks, gates… nothing remains of the brand in the 29 airports it was serving. On December 14, 2016, Alaska Airlines officialised its acquisition of Virgin America. The merger officially took effect on April 25, […]

First flight for Ultra Long Range A350 XWB

The Ultra Long Range version of the A350 XWB, MSN 216, successfully completed its first flight. The latest variant of the best-selling A350 XWB Family will be able to fly further than any other commercial airliner and will enter service with launch operator Singapore Airlines in second half 2018, the manufacturer claims The aircraft powered […]

Proponent (Kapco Global and Avio-Diepen) and Beep Analytics collaborate on AI platform for aircraft parts demand forecasting

Proponent and Beep Analytics are collaborating on the development of a new predictive analytics platform which implements the best of machine learning technology developed at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) to calculate spare part demand and assess market dynamics which is based on numerous data sources in combination with intelligent market feed-back functionality. Benjamin […]

Emirates and flydubai celebrate six months of successful partnership

Over 650,000 passengers have benefitted from the partnership since launch Emirates and flydubai revealed today strong passenger numbers for the first six months of their partnership, illustrating the tremendous positive response from customers, and the successful start of the expanded codeshare partnership which was announced in July 2017. The first code-share flights began at the […]

Delta flight aborted after engine fire

An Airbus A330-300 of the U.S.-based Delta Airlines was forced to turn back and make an emergency landing at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) in Atlanta after its engine caught fire on April 18, 2018. The plane took off at 5:51pm local time from Atlanta and was on its way to London Heathrow. After about 10 […]