Passengers were asked to help pay for the repair bill after LOT #LO92 Dreamliner suffered a hydraulic problem and could not take off

After a Boeing 787 hydraulic pump broke down, passengers on board LOT Polish Airlines flight #LO92 were asked to help pay the bill for repairs so they could take off. LOT Polish Airlines flight #LO91 from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Beijing on November 12, 2018 experienced hydraulic failure. The problem was noticed upon arriving in Beijing during…

China Southern to leave SkyTeam alliance

Asia’s biggest carrier is abandoning the SkyTeam airline alliance. China Southern Airlines Co. will exit the partnership in 2019, nearly two years after selling a minority stake to American Airlines Inc., which is a member of the rival Oneworld group. The Guangzhou-based carrier, the continent’s largest as measured by passengers carried, said in a statement…

Passengers stranded in Siberia for 3 days after Air France #AF116 diverted to Irkutsk and replacement Boeing 777-300 could not take off

Passengers of an Air France flight from Paris to Shanghai had to encounter the legendary Siberian cold when their plane made an emergency landing in Irkutsk on Sunday. Having spent the night in Irkutsk, the stranded passengers were expecting to complete their journey the next day when a replacement plane arrived. But the second Boeing 777-300 could not…

ALERT An Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300 has been hit by another plane on the ground at Los Angeles International Airport

The pBoeing 777-300 was parked on the gate and ready for boarding when its horizontal stabiliser was clipped by an aircraft from another airline. The plane’s scheduled flight NZ5 from Los Angeles to Auckland this evening (12 November local time) had to be cancelled. Engineers were travelling to Los Angeles and a replacement part had…

US pilots flying Boeing’s 737 MAX weren’t told about a change to an automatic system linked to the fatal crash of a Lion Air jet

Pilots flying Boeing’s 737 MAX for American Airlines and Southwest Airlines were not informed during training about a key change to an automatic system that’s been linked to the fatal crash of a Lion Air jet last month, according to pilot representatives at both airlines. Jon Weaks, president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, said Monday…

BREAKING Serious incident at Shanghai PVG as Delta A350 was forced to abort takeoff at high speed after JAL B787 entered runway (video)

Delta pilots avoided what could otherwise have been a catastrophic incident when they aborted takeoff after spotting a Japan Airlines aircraft entering the runway at the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai. Delta flight #DL582, an Airbus 350, scheduled to fly from Shanghai to Detroit, was forced to abort takeoff around noon due to Japan Airlines…