Aircraft News

2010-06-12

Spirit cancels all flights as pilots strike

Pilots walked off the job at closely held Spirit Airlines Inc. early today after failing to reach a contract agreement in more than three years of negotiations. Spirit worked until 5:00 a.m....

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2010-05-24

British Airways cabin crew begin 5-day strike

British Airways cabin crews began a five-day strike Monday to protest cost-cutting changes at the loss-making airline, forcing it to scrap almost half its flights out of London’s Heath...

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2010-05-21

160 feared dead in Air India Express 737-800 crash

As many as 160 people were feared dead after an Air India Express 737-800 (VT-AXV, msn 36333) arriving from Dubai crashed Saturday as it overshot a runway while trying to land in southern In...

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2010-05-12

Scores killed as Afriqiyah A330 crashes in Libya

One person – believed to be a 10-year-old boy – survived a passenger plane crash in Libya that was feared to have killed more than 100 people, an official said Wednesday. The A33...

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2010-05-03

United and Continental Announce Merger

United Airlines and Continental Airlines have announced they will merge under the United name and Continental livery. The new airline will serve 370 destinations in 59 countries with the Hea...

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2010-04-22

US Airways, United end merger talks

US Airways said Thursday it has ended talks with United Airlines about a combination, preferring to remain a standalone carrier for now and wait to see if United and Continental Airlines rea...

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2010-04-15

European airspace closing due to ash cloud

United Kingdom airspace will be closed midday on April 15, 2010, due to a drifting volcanic ash cloud after an eruption in Iceland. Airlines are scrambling to reschedule flights and prevent ...

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2010-04-14

GOL and Delta seek code-share agreement

Brazilian airline GOL Linhas Aereas said late Tuesday that it and Delta Air Lines have asked aviation in authorities in Brazil and the U.S. to approve a code-share agreement, which would all...

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2010-04-14

Aerounion A300 crash in Monterrey kills 6

AeroUnion A300B4-200 XA-TUE crashed near Monterrey (Mexico) International Airport onto an adjacent highway this morning. There are conflicting reports as to whether the flight, which was sch...

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2010-04-13

Merpati 737 Runway Excursion in West Papua

A Merpati Boeing 737-300, PK-MDE, has overrun the runway on landing in Manokwari, West Papua. The fuselage was broken into several pieces leaving 20 of the 103 passengers seriously injured. ...

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