Vietnam Suspends 27 Pakistani Pilots Working in its Airlines

June 29, 2020 @ 05:00 AM

Vietnam has suspended 27 Pakistani pilots working at local airlines after 262 of 860 civilian commercial pilots in Pakistan were found to have fake licenses. “All of the pilots are of Pakistani nationality and licensed in the country

First Flight of All-Electric Cessna 208B Grand Caravan Plane

May 29, 2020 @ 10:28 AM

MagniX has conducted the first flight test of the 750-horsepower magni500 all-electric propulsion system on a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan plane in Moses Lake, Washington on May 28. "Following in the footsteps of the worlds first flight of the all-electric commercial aircraft – the eBeaver with Harbour Air – the eCaravan...

Boeing Restarts 737 MAX Production

May 28, 2020 @ 07:49 AM

Boeing said Wednesday it resumed low-rate production of the 737 MAX at the companys Renton, Washington factory. “Weve been on a continuous journey to evolve our production system and make it even stronger,” said Walt Odisho, vice president and general manager of the 737 program

Credit Card Details of 2,208 easyJet Customers Stolen

May 20, 2020 @ 08:13 AM

British airlines EasyJet has admitted credit card details of 2,208 customers had been stolen by hackers who have also managed to access email addresses and travel details of approximately 9 million people. “We are informing our customers that EasyJet has been the target of an attack from a highly sophisticated source

GKN Aerospace to Provide Wing, Empennage, Wiring to 'Alice' Electric Aircraft

May 19, 2020 @ 12:35 PM

GKN Aerospace has won a contract to provide lightweight wings, empennage and electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for ‘Alice all-electric aircraft. “The collaboration agreement covers the design and manufacture of wings, empennage and electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for Alice, the ground-breaking regional electric aircraft recently launched by Eviation,” GKN Aerospace...

Rostec-Owned Airline to Buy 76 SSJ-100, 21 MC-21 Airliners by 2024

May 19, 2020 @ 09:51 AM

In a bold attempt to rescue Russia's civil aircraft manufacturers, Red Wings, owned by Rostec will buy up to 60 Sukhoi Super Jet (SSJ) 100 and 16 MC-21 airliners by 2024. “By 2024, Red Wings is required to purchase up to 60 SSJ100s and 16 MC-21s

Israel Aerospace to test TaxiBot Semi-Robotic Vehicle in Amsterdam, Bangalore Airports

May 14, 2020 @ 07:09 AM

Schiphol airport in Amsterdam and Bangalore airport in India could deploy TaxiBot pilot-controlled semi-robotic vehicle post COVID-19 crisis, with developer Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) having begun testing at the dromes. “IAI with its partners TLD and SAS is expanding its TaxiBot operation and deployment to additional airports: Schiphol in Amsterdam and Bangalore Airport in India,” the company said in a release Wednesday

Embraer’s Jet Deliveries Down by a Third after Fallout with Boeing

May 12, 2020 @ 02:00 PM

Embraer delivered 14 jets in the first quarter of the year, down from 22 planes delivered during the same period in 2019, partly due to Boeings scrapping of a strategic partnership with the company in April. “Embraer seasonally has fewer deliveries during the first quarter of the year, and in 2020 in particular, the commercial aircraft deliveries in the first quarter were also negatively impacted by the conclusion of the separation of Embraer's Commercial Aviation unit in January,” the company said Tuesday

Mitsubishi Halves SpaceJet Budget, Delivery in or after FY2021

May 12, 2020 @ 06:13 AM

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) announced it will halve the budget for its SpaceJet project to ¥60 billion for the year ending next March, as the company takes a beating from the COVID-19 pandemic. "We will proceed with the project at an appropriate scale while taking into account the difficult circumstances the group faces," Mitsubishi Heavy President and Chief Executive Officer Seiji Izumisawa told reporters Monday

Qatar Airways Plans Flights to 80 destinations by June

May 6, 2020 @ 01:21 PM

By the end of June, Qatar Airways aims is to have 80 destinations in its schedule including 23 in Europe, four in the Americas, 20 in Middle East/Africa and 33 in Asia-Pacific. Many cities will be served with a strong schedule with daily or more frequencies

Qatar’s Airline-Slots-for-Fighter-Jet Policy Hit by COVID-19

May 5, 2020 @ 07:51 AM

New flight routes connecting Qatar and France announced earlier this year, largely seen as a “payback” for the tiny nation buying Dassault Rafale fighters, appears to have backfired with the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging demand for air travel. Qatar Airways in mid-January announced the launch of flights connecting Doha with Lyon (France)

Sukhoi Superjet 100 Engine Fails, Makes Emergency Landing

May 5, 2020 @ 07:29 AM

A Sukhoi Superjet 100 made an emergency landing in Moscows Sheremetyevo Airport on Tuesday after one of its engines failed. The aircraft took off from southwestern Russian city of Saratov and landed safely at 7