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…

The FAA has established a Joint Authorities Technical Review to conduct a review of the certification of the automated flight control system on the Boeing 737MAX

Experts from nine civil aviation authorities have confirmed they will participate in the Boeing 737 MAX Joint Authorities Technical Review (JATR) that the FAA established earlier this month. The JATR team will conduct a comprehensive review of the certification of the aircraft’s automated flight control system. The JATR is chaired by former NTSB Chairman Chris…

Air France-KLM will offer free flights for all official partners involved in the reconstruction of Notre-Dame Cathedral

In a statement, Air France-KLM pledged support for the rebuilding of the ancient cathedral. The company said: “All Air France and Air France-KLM teams around the world have been deeply affected and saddened since yesterday.” In an effort to help restore the symbol of French history, the airline group announced that it would “provide free transport…