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…

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…

ALERT Irish Aviation Authority is investigating after #BA94 and #VS76 pilots reported UFO off Irish coast (video with ATC)

The Irish Aviation Authority is investigating UFO sightings reported by a number of planes over Ireland. On November 9 at around 7:40 UTC, the pilot of a British Airways flight #BA94 from Montreal contacted Shannon Air Traffic Control (ATC) to ask if there were military exercises taking place in the airspace through which her Boeing…

According to Airbus’ 2018-2037 Global Market Forecast, China will need more than 7,400 new aircraft in the next 20 years

China will need over 7,400 new passenger aircraft and freighters from 2018 to 2037, with a total market value of US $1,060 billion, according to Airbus’ latest China Market Forecast. It represents more than 19 percent of the world total demand for over 37,400 new aircraft in the next 20 years. According to Airbus’ 2018-2037…