INCIDENT Southwest Boeing 737-800 clipped wing of WOW Air Airbus A321neo at Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport

A Southwest flight from Kansas City clipped the wing of another flight after landing Thursday afternoon in St. Louis. The Southwest flight #WN2095from Kansas City was coming into the terminal when it clipped the winglet of a WOW air Airbus A321neo. The WOW Air flight #WW168 that was preparing for departure to Reykjavik-Keflavik Airport. No one…

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…