NEWS Antonov begins An-178 flight trials

Antonov has begun flight trials of its new An-178 transport aircraft, some five years after the development of type was first announced. The maiden flight took place out of Kiev-Antonov Airport (Gostomel) in Ukraine on 7 May, and lasted for approximately one hour. No specific details relating to the flight were revealed, neither were the…

NEWS Saudi Arabia cancels contract with company that flew airliner to Israel

ALERT Saudi Arabia plane made an unusual lading in TelAviv airport #Israel due to Mechanical issues (@News_Executive) pic.twitter.com/r6uOU4FgmA— AirLive.net (@airlivenet) May 6, 2015 Saudi Arabia has terminated its contract with the Portuguese airline Hi Fly after it flew an empty jumbo jet marked with the logo of the kingdom’s national carrier, Saudia, to Ben-Gurion Airport…