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NEWS Feb 22, 2024 Airbus Showcases A350-1000 Powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Singapore Airshow Airbus showcased its A350-1000 aircraft, powered by a 35% blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), at the Singapore Airshow. The company showed refueling on February 18 at Changi Airport (SIN) by pumping 12.8 tons (11.6 metric tons) of a 35% blend of SAF and conventional jet-A fuel into the widebody. Read More →
NEWS Feb 22, 2024 Emergency Door Nearly Ripped Off TUI Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner at Birmingham Airport On February 20, a TUI Airways plane was severely damaged after a set of mobile air stairs nearly ripped off its front left door. The incident involved a nine-year-old Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner registered G-TUIF at Birmingham Airport (BHX) near Birmingham, England. Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2024 American Airlines Baggage Fees Spike 17% Amid Loyalty Program Crack-Down Effort American Airlines has raised the cost of checked bags on its flights for the first time in nearly six years. It has also changed how customers can earn frequent flyer points. Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2024 Boeing Replaces Head of 737 MAX Program After Series of Failures Boeing has been going through a lot of turbulence over the past five years, especially over the past two months. This rough patch for the once-dominant aircraft manufacturer can mainly be attributed to controversies surrounding one of its newest airplanes: the Boeing 737 MAX. On February 21, Boeing disclosed that the head of the 737 MAX program is leaving the company. Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2024 Thai Airways Grows Fleet With Airbus A350-900, Boeing 787-9, and A321neo Leases Thai Airways has made multiple major announcements at the 2024 Singapore Airshow, including a large Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner order on February 20. Thailand's flag carrier is committed to growing and modernizing its fleet. Thai Airways has agreed to acquire four Airbus A350-900s, three Boeing 787-9s, and ten Airbus A321neos from aircraft leasing company AerCap. Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2024 Bomb Threat Forces United Airlines Flight to Divert to Chicago On February 21, United Airlines flight UA 1533 from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) experienced a severe mid-air incident when a bomb threat forced the plane to divert to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2024 Attempted Hijacking of Israeli Passenger Plane Sparks Worldwide Security Alerts External actors attempted to seize control over the communication network of an El Al flight from Phuket International Airport (HKT) to Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) on February 17. During the flight, external actors on the rogue radio gave the crew a guide on the normal course of their set route. The abnormality of the situation led to questioning whether this changed guide was not an official instruction. 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 20, 2024 JFK-Bound Flight Returns to Toronto After Fire Breaks Out in Cockpit, Pilot Declares 'Mayday' on Radio An Endeavor Airlines Bombardier CRJ-900 operating flight 4826 between Toronto (YYZ) and New York (JFK) was forced to return to YYZ after declaring an emergency. The pilot returned due to a "burnt electrical smell" in the regional jet's cockpit. After landing at YYZ, the CRJ-900 was checked by firefighters for any potential fire damage before the flight was escorted to its gate by fire trucks. Read More →
NEWS Feb 20, 2024 Breeze Airways Orders Ten Airbus A220-300s in Switch to All-A220 Fleet by End of 2024 Breeze Airways ordered ten additional Airbus A220-300 aircraft on February 21, adding to existing orders for 59 other A220-300s. The American low-cost carrier, which currently has 21 A220-300s in service, will have 90 A220-300s in its fleet once these planes are delivered. Read More →