Aircraft News


Polish President Killed in Tu-154M Crash

Polish President Lech Kaczynski and some of the country’s highest military and civilian leaders died on Saturday when the presidential plane crashed as it came in for a landing in thic...




SkyService Airlines Ceases Operations

A receiver was appointed on 31 March 2010 of all the assets, undertakings and properties of Skyservice Airlines. 17 aircraft are grounded and 860 staff layed off....




American, jetBlue team up in northeast

American Airlines moved Wednesday to buttress its hub at New York’s Kennedy airport, signing a deal to get both connecting traffic and a dozen slot pairs from jetBlue. In return, jetBl...




BA cabin crew to strike for 7 days this month

British Airways cabin crew announced plans Friday to strike for seven days this month, potentially disrupting thousands of travelers ahead of the Easter holidays. The walkouts, scheduled fo...




IATA: Recovery of airline industry underway

The International Air Transport Association says the airline industry is on the road to recovery. Because of a strong year-end showing, IATA now forecasts smaller losses in 2010 of $2.8 bil...




Audio indicates kid directed planes at JFK

A child apparently directed pilots last month from the air traffic control tower at John F. Kennedy Airport, according to audio clips courtesy of The child can be heard on the t...




Lynx Aviation (Frontier) to shut down this year

Republic Airways said it will shut down Lynx Aviation, the regional flying unit it acquired along with Frontier Airlines last year. Lynx has 11 Bombardier Q400 turboprops. Republic said it ...




Boeing: 747-8 Freighter ready to fly

Boeing’s 747-8 freighter should make its first flight Monday after performing well on taxi tests and reaching a top speed of about 103.5 mph, the company said. The company conducted ta...




Ethiopian Airlines 737 crashes near Beirut

An Ethiopian Airlines 737-800 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on Monday morning shortly after it took off from Beirut International Airport in stormy weather. News reports said that 83 pa...




Virgin Atlantic confirms A330 order; dumps A340

Virgin Atlantic (London) confirmed that it will firm up orders for six new A330-300 aircraft with Airbus, and sign a contract to lease four more, but this appears to be at a cost to their ca...


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