How Iranian Airline Mahan Air helped spread Covid-19

An investigation by BBC News Arabic has analysed flight tracking data and open source footage which shows how Iran’s largest airline – Mahan Air – continued to fly while government flight bans were in place, and contributed to the spread of Covid-19 in the Middle East. Mahan Air ran hundreds of flights to and from…

“The A380 is over” says Emirates president Sir Tim Clark

More airlines could have collapsed or consolidated globally without government intervention amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the aviation industry will see a decline in passenger traffic as well as the number of aircraft used by carriers once the crisis subsides, Emirates president Tim Clark said. “We know the A380 is over” Emirates president Sir Tim…

ALERT A man was struck and killed on runway when a Southwest Boeing 737-700 was landing at Austin Airport

A man was struck and killed by a Southwest airplane Thursday night on a runway at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, according to the airport. The flight was arriving from Dallas. According to preliminary information released by the Federal Aviation Administration, the pilot of Southwest Airlines Flight 1392 reported seeing a person on Runway 17-Right,…

Desert Alice Springs turned into plane parking in Australia

A patch of dry desert dirt near Alice Springs has become an eerie backdrop for lines of “mothballed” aircraft. Singapore Airlines has sent seven planes — four superjumbo Airbus A380s and three Boeing 777s –to the Northern Territory’s Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage facility, to join passenger jets from budget subsidiary Scoot. Outback Photographics photographer Steve…

Lufthansa is working on a first A380 cargo

First agreement for technical and engineering support on an Airbus A380. Lufthansa Technik’s new technical and engineering services for temporary operational changes from passenger to cargo aircraft have met with great interest in the aviation market. So far, the cabin modification experts of the company have received enquiries from more than 40 airlines. More than…