Aircraft News

2009-04-14

Qantas defers A380 and 737-800 deliveries

Amid the deepening economic crisis, Australian flag carrier Qantas announced today that it will defer the delivery of Airbus A380 and Boeing 737-800 aircraft, slash capacity, and cut jobs. T...

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2009-04-13

Passenger lands King Air after pilot dies

A passenger landed a twin-engine plane in Florida after the pilot died in flight with a total of six people on board. Federal Aviation Administration officials say the pilot died after takeo...

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2009-04-13

AirTran pilots to picket Atlanta on Monday

AirTran Airways pilots plan to picket Monday outside the North Terminal of Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, the biggest airport in the nation and an AirTran hub. According to the Atlanta ...

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2009-04-09

Boeing to adjust 2010 twin-aisle airplane production

Boeing announced today that it will adjust its twin-aisle airplane production plans for 2010 due to significant deterioration in the business environment for airlines and cargo operators dri...

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2009-04-09

Six killed in Indonesian BAe 146 crash

A cargo plane crashed into a hillside in Indonesia’s eastern-most Papua province today, killing all six people on board, police said. The British Aerospace BAe 146-200, operated by Avi...

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2009-04-06

24 killed in Indonesia F-27 crash

Twenty-four Indonesian military personnel were killed Monday when their training aircraft crashed into a hangar at an air base in West Java, a hospital source said. The Fokker 27 was making ...

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2009-04-06

U.S. airlines have best performance in 4 years

In the face of a down economy, U.S. airlines experienced their best performance in four years in 2008, according to a study by the Airline Quarterly Rating, AQR. The study looked at governme...

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2009-04-06

Garuda pilot jailed over fatal 737 crash

An Indonesian pilot has been sentenced to two years in jail over a 2007 Garuda Indonesia plane crash that claimed 21 lives. Captain Marwoto Komar’s 737-400 was traveling at almost twic...

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2009-03-31

FAA sees 9 percent fewer air passengers this year

The FAA predicts that nearly 9 percent fewer passengers will board major U.S. airlines for domestic flights this year, and that traffic on international flights will also decline as the blea...

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2009-03-31

Delta to start flights to Nairobi, Kenya

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) is expected to start flights from its Atlanta hub to Nairobi via Dakar, Senegal on June 3, 2009. The Boeing 767-300ER flights will depart Nairobi every Monday, Wedn...

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