Operators of Airbus A320s with sharklet wing-tips are being instructed to modify the aircraft to prevent the possibility that flight computers could forget the sharklets are fitted. from Airlines news
A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft was forced to delay its landing at Wuhan, China after two air traffic controllers nodded of, according to an official report. Read more on aviation-safety.net
Bombardier has replaced another top commercial aircraft executive amidst a broader corporate reshuffling in the wake of CSeries development delays . from Airlines news
Brazil’s Azul plans to target the corporate traveller with its inaugural international flights to the USA, and will offer a full-service product with lie-flat business class seats and Skycouches in economy plus, it tells Flightglobal. from Airlines news
On Aug. 19, National Aviation Day, a lot of people are reflecting on how far aviation has come in the last century. Could this be the future – a plane with many electric motors that can hover like a helicopter and fly like a plane, and that could revolutionize air travel? Engineers at NASA’s Langley…
US carriers have been banned from overflying Syria under a tightening of FAA restrictions on operations in the region. from Airlines news
European air traffic control industrial action “proved to be even more disruptive in 2013 than 2012”, according to Eurocontrol’s just-published Network Manager report for 2013. from Airlines news
AirAsia group chief executive Tony Fernandes has denied that the Malaysian carrier is planning to launch a takeover offer for Japan’s Skymark Airlines. from Airlines news http://ift.tt/1qlnQjP
The shares of Skymark Airlines have soared 28% on the Tokyo stock exchange following media reports of a possible acquisition by AirAsia. from Airlines news http://ift.tt/1w334hc
PERTH: A Scoot flight from Perth to Singapore had to be turned back because of a medical emergency on Monday evening (Aug 18). A spokesman for the budget carrier said a passenger was found unconscious on board flight TZ7.
Airbus’ MSN005 developmental A350 XWB jetliner continues on the third trip of its global route-proving tour to demonstrate the aircraft’s readiness for airline operations. In this phase, the aircraft received warm welcomes in Johannesburg, South Africa; Sydney, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Santiago, Chile then flew to Sao Paulo, Brazil before returning to Toulouse, France.