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STORIES Mar 18, 2024 Air France Flight 447 Plane Crash: Why De-Icing is Crucial to Aircraft Safety On June 1, 2009, Air France Flight 447 was cruising from Rio de Janeiro to Paris when suddenly the communications were lost, and debris from the flight was later recovered from the Atlantic Ocean. The investigation revealed several issues that caused the flight to crash, which would later be addressed to improve flight safety. Read More →
STORIES Mar 15, 2024 How a Dead iPad Almost Killed 200 People Mobile devices have played a pivotal role in facilitating air travel, particularly for pilots who can utilize devices like iPads for navigation. However, the main navigational guide for pilots occasionally malfunctions, making the flight harder to operate. A tablet failure nearly caused a catastrophic air incident in Switzerland, jeopardizing the lives of over 200 people. Read More →
NEWS Feb 28, 2024 Korean Air Will Give Three Airbus A350 Planes to T'way Air The proposed merger between Korean Air and Asiana Airlines requires a solution to prevent the combined carrier from having a monopoly in South Korea's aviation market. One solution suggested was to supply T'way Air, a South Korean low-cost carrier (LCC), with five Airbus A330-200s from the Korean Air fleet. However, reports indicate that Korean Air is considering giving three Airbus A350-900s from the Asiana fleet once the merger is complete. Read More →
NEWS Feb 23, 2024 VietJet Purchases 20 Airbus A330neos at Singapore Airshow in First-Ever Widebody Order VietJet and Airbus have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to purchase 20 A330-900neos. The announcement was made on February 22 at a signing ceremony at the Singapore Airshow, Asia's largest aerospace event. The new aircraft will replace the current fleet of leased A330-300s, with the deal being VietJet's first-ever purchase of wide-body aircraft. Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2024 Starlux Airlines Orders Three Airbus A330neos and Five A350Fs at Singapore Airshow Starlux Airlines ordered three Airbus A330neo planes and five A350F freighters at the Singapore Airshow on February 21. The Taiwanese carrier aims to expand its fleet and route network after commencing operations in January 2020. Read More →
NEWS Feb 15, 2024 Detroit-Bound Delta Air Lines Flight Returns to Amsterdam After Maggots Fall on Passengers From Overhead Bin A Delta Air Lines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit was forced to turn back due to an unusual mishap: maggots falling onto passengers. A suitcase in one of the overhead bins broke open approximately an hour into the flight. Shortly after it broke open, unfortunate passengers reported that maggots in a bag of rotten fish began falling onto them. Read More →
NEWS Feb 06, 2024 Atlanta-Bound Delta Air Lines Airbus A330 Flight Returns to Barcelona After Engine Trouble A Delta Air Lines flight from Barcelona to Atlanta on February 1 experienced an engine malfunction shortly after departure, forcing it to return to Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN). The aircraft, a 20-year-old Airbus A330-300, has remained at the airport as of February 6. After an on-time departure, the engine trouble began as Delta flight DL195 reached 27,000 feet (8,230 meters) approximately 30 minutes into the flight. Read More →
ROUTES Feb 06, 2024 Air Algérie’s Future Plans: Could There Be Direct Flights to New York? Air Algérie, Algeria's flag carrier, plans to launch 16 new international routes in the coming years. One route would be the first direct flight between Algeria and the U.S. by connecting Algiers and New York. Read More →
NEWS Feb 05, 2024 Houston-Bound Lufthansa Airbus A330 Flight Returns to Frankfurt After Engine Failure On January 31, a Lufthansa Airbus A330-300, operating on flight LH440 from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), experienced an engine malfunction. After being airborne for only two hours, the aircraft was forced to return to Frankfurt. Read More →
NEWS Jan 26, 2024 Virgin Atlantic Flight Grounded After Passenger Spots Four Missing Bolts on Wing On January 15, a Virgin Atlantic flight from Manchester Airport (MAN) to New York City's JFK Airport (JFK) was canceled moments before takeoff after an observant passenger spotted four missing bolts on the Airbus A330's wing. Read More →