The United States is facing its worst pilot shortage ever

The United States is facing its worst pilot shortage in recent memory, forcing airlines to cut flights just as travelers are returning after more than two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. The crisis has the industry scrambling for solutions. At least one lawmaker is said to be considering legislation that could raise the federally-mandated retirement…

Antonov Airlines is moving its base to Leipzig Airport, Germany

Taking into consideration impossibility of performing international flights from Ukraine, five AN-124-100 aircraft are temporarily based at Leipzig Airport. Work of the branch of the air transport division of Antonov Company, known in the world as the Antonov Airlines, was organised there. Technical base to provide maintenance of these aircraft also works at Leipzig airport.…

Even the tarmac is disinfected at Shanghai airport (video)

Shanghai Pudong International Airport capacity plummeted after lockdowns. April was a difficult month for supply chains connected to China, and more turmoil looms as Shanghai authorities have tightened the city-wide lockdown with measures set to last into late May. A French journalist published a video showing a man spraying disinfection liquid on the tamarc at…

An Antonov aircraft entered Ukrainian airspace

An Antonov An-12 entered Ukrainian airspace today. A first since a while: today an Antonov An-12 entered Ukrainian airspace. The Antonov An-12BK (reg. UR-11316) looks to have landed in Uzhhorod Airport. The runway is right at the border with Slovakia, a NATO country. The aircraft took off from Tekirdag, Turkey and could be carrying miliatry…