The Dutch government suspended plans to help KLM

The Dutch government suspended plans to help beleaguered national carrier KLM with a multi-billion-euro bailout package after unions declined to sign a deal involving a five-year pay-cut plan. The move puts the future of the Dutch arm of Air France-KLM into jeopardy, with KLM saying it would not remain afloat without a massive government infusion…

Airbus marks 500th China built Airbus A320 delivery

Airbus China has delivered the 500th A320 aircraft from its Final Assembly Line in Tianjin Municipality. The Airbus A320neo was delivered to China Southern Airlines. This 500th China-built A320 will be the 35th A320neo in China Southern’s fleet. The aircraft with registration B-30FX will be the carrier’s 141st Airbus A320 family aircraft. On reaching this…

BREAKING Qatar to refer airport officials to prosecutors

  ABC News Australia and The Guardian Australia are reporting that Qatar will refer the officials involved in the forced examinations of women at the Hamad International Airport to prosecutors. The Qatari government also stated that those involved did not follow standard procedures and their actions were “illegal”. In a preliminary report on the incident…

Here is the world’s first Airbus A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion aircraft

Qantas Freight has begun flying the world’s first Airbus A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion aircraft. Qantas will operate it under a partnership with Australia Post. The first A321 freighter was converted by Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) and supplied to Qantas through lessor Vallair. The demand for Airbus A321 freighter is becoming popular among freighter operators. In order to…