ALERT A massive search operation is underway after a Piper Malibu disappeared from radar near the English Channel

A massive search operation is underway in the English Channel for a plane that has gone missing with two people on board. Rescue teams were scrambled after the aircraft disappeared from radar near the Channel Islands on Monday night. Argentinean media have published a chilling audio record of Emiliano Sala telling his friends on WhatsApp…

INCIDENT Ural Airlines flight to Dubai made an emergency landing in Volgograd after some passengers between rows 21 and 26 were suffocating

An airliner was forced to make an emergency landing in Russia today after passengers began complaining they were “suffocating”. Panic swept through the cabin of the Ural Airlines flight from Moscow to Dubai about one hour 25 minutes into the journey. One described it as “some kind of plague” and another claimed sickly passengers had…

ALERT Israel conducted a missile attack targeting Damascus International Airport while Iranian Mahan Air A310 was on approach

Syrian state media on Sunday accused Israel of conducting a rare daylight missile attack in and around Damascus, triggering the country’s air defenses. Local Syrian media said the targets of strike were in Damascus International Airport and in the town of al-Kiswah, south of the capital. The Russian military, which is allied with Syrian dictator…

INCIDENT Southwest Boeing 737-800 #WN1643 went off the runway 14R after landing at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska

A Southwest Airlines plane went off the runway Friday after landing at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska, resulting in the airport’s closure and the suspension of all flights. The airport reopened late Friday following the closure, with a statement on Twitter warning there would be continued flight delays. “Initial reports indicate Southwest flight #1643, a…

Boeing Delivers First 787 Dreamliner for WestJet

Boeing delivered the first of ten 787 Dreamliners to WestJet, marking the start of the airline’s global expansion. Having long operated a fleet of Boeing single-aisle jets, WestJet will use the super-efficient, long-range 787-9 Dreamliner to profitably serve new international routes. This spring, WestJet will use the 787-9 – the longest-range Dreamliner that can fly…

UK Transport secretary says flights between the UK and the EU to continue in case of no-deal Brexit

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has argued travellers can “continue to book with confidence” following the latest developments in negotiations over Britain’s departure from the European Union. The comments come after the European Commission published a ‘no-deal’ contingency action plan which could come into force in March next year. On transport, it includes a proposal which…

ALERT France activates plan for no-deal Brexit and will invest €50m into French ports and airports

France’s prime minister Edouard Philippe says €50m (£44.3m) will be invested into French ports and airports to mitigate a hard Brexit. France activated its no-deal Brexit plans following UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s historic defeat in the British parliament earlier this week. On Tuesday, the parliament voted against the previous plan on the UK withdrawal from the European Union, backed…

BREAKING Cargolux Boeing 747-8F returned to Kuala Lumpur Airport after reporting fire in the cockpit

Cargolux aircraft returned to Kuala Lumpur Airport after report of fire in the cockpit. Cargolux flight #CV303 to Zhengzhou returned to Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The pilots of the Boeing 747-8F departed at 11:50 UTC  and declared an emergency few minutes later before returning to Kuala Lumpur. The aircraft (reg. LX-VCJ) landed on runway 32R…