Fiji Airways to become A350 XWB operator

Fiji Airways has adopted the A350 XWB as part of its expansion plans to broaden its international network. Two A350-900s will be leased from Dubai based DAE Capital, making Fiji Airways the newest operator and DAE Capital the latest customer. With its common type rating with the A330 Family, the A350 XWB was the natural…

Boeing didn’t advise airlines and FAA that malfunctioning sensors warning system has been shut off on #737MAX

Boeing did not tell its largest 737MAX customer Southwest Airlines, that a standard safety feature designed to warn pilots about malfunctioning sensors had been deactivated. The safety feature is an alert that lights up in the cockpit if a plane’s angle-of-attack sensors transmit faulty data about the pitch of the plane’s nose. This feature is…

Ethiopian Airlines is considering adding Chinese COMAC C919 aircraft to its fleet

During interview with Chinese news agency Xinhua,Chief Executive Tewolde Gebremariam said “Our engineers are working with COMAC engineers to evaluate the suitability of C919 passenger planes.” Ethiopian is currently considering adding the C919 planes to its aircraft fleet when the airplanes are ready for sales. Ethiopian Airlines currently operates daily scheduled passenger and cargo flights…

A Taiwanese man is facing 5-year prison sentence for live-streaming during taxi and takeoff

A Taiwanese man could be facing serious consequences for violating the Civil Aviation Act after he live-streamed a Mandarin Airlines jet takeoff last week, announced the Civil Aeronautics Administration today. According to the CAA, the passenger used his smartphone to live-stream the taxi and takeoff of Mandarin Airlines Flight #AE365 bound for Penghu on April…

A female passenger of China Southern Airlines has been detained for flipping six coins at a plane for good luck

A passenger was seen on surveillance camera footage throwing coins just before boarding China Southern Airlines flight CZ8427 from Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, to Bangkok on Saturday. The airline said on its Weibo microblog account that the woman, a first-time flier, threw the coins to pray for blessings. The coins were…