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…

ALERT Strike at Frankfurt, extended to 8 German airports tomorrow, 500 Lufthansa flights cancelled

Due to a strike by the security staff at the airport, Lufthansa flights to and from Frankfurt will be considerably impaired next Tuesday, 15 January. Security staff strike at Frankfurt airport now extended to Hamburg, Munich, Hanover, Bremen, Leipzig/Halle, Dresden and Erfurt airports in a series of coordinated industrial action, according to the Verdi union.…

A bird was found on board business class of Singapore Airlines A380 during 14-hour flight to London

A Singapore Airlines flight headed to London’s Heathrow Airport found it had an unintended passenger on board. Business-class passengers found themselves greeted by the avian stowaway about 12 hours into the flight. A typical Singapore-London flight takes about 14 hours. In a statement on Sunday (Jan 13), an SIA spokesman confirmed that a bird was…