Fiji Airways to become A350 XWB operator

Fiji Airways has adopted the A350 XWB as part of its expansion plans to broaden its international network. Two A350-900s will be leased from Dubai based DAE Capital, making Fiji Airways the newest operator and DAE Capital the latest customer. With its common type rating with the A330 Family, the A350 XWB was the natural…

Boeing didn’t advise airlines and FAA that malfunctioning sensors warning system has been shut off on #737MAX

Boeing did not tell its largest 737MAX customer Southwest Airlines, that a standard safety feature designed to warn pilots about malfunctioning sensors had been deactivated. The safety feature is an alert that lights up in the cockpit if a plane’s angle-of-attack sensors transmit faulty data about the pitch of the plane’s nose. This feature is…

ALERT A stowaway survived a 2-hour flight inside the landing gear compartment of an Air France flight last week

Saturday, April 14, a stowaway survived hidden inside the landing gear of the plane from Guadeloupe to Guyana. The circumstances are still not clear but a man was able to reach an Air France aircraft at Pointe à Pitre International Airport. The stowaway entered the landing gear compartment before the aircraft took off to Félix…

INCIDENT El Al Boeing 737-800 was forced to make an emergency landing at Ben Gurion this morning due to a mechanical issue

A Boeing 737-800 operated by El Al was forced to make an emergency landing at Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport Monday morning, after the plane suffered a mechanical failure. The plane, which had been carrying 138 people, most of them teens on a youth trip to Poland ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day, was en route…

INCIDENT Air Zimbabwe only functional plane suffered a birstrike on takeoff with engine emitting flames but continued to destination (video)

Air Zimbabwe Boeing 767-200 left engine was emitting flames shortly after departure from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport due to a birdstrike. Pilots of flight UM303 requested an emergency landing at OR Tambo International Airport shortly after take-off but continued to destination. The plane flew at a cruising altitude of 39,000 feet and did not appear…