Aircraft News

2008-11-27

Lufthansa launches Lufthansa Italia

From February 2009 on Lufthansa plans to connect Milan Malpensa to business centres in Europe. 6 A319 with 138 seats in Business Class and Economy Class will connect Lombardy and northern It...

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2008-11-15

Boeing Delays 747-8 Program

Boeing has announced a delay to the production and delivery schedules of the 747-8 Freighter and Intercontinental. The Freighter will move from late 2009 to the third quarter of 2010 and the...

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2008-11-14

Lufthansa preferred bidder for Austrian Airlines

Austrian state holding company OeAIG declared its intention to negotiate exclusively with the German carrier over the sale of its shares in Austrian Airlines. Russian carrier S7 and Air Fran...

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2008-11-14

Qantas A330 In-flight Upset Preliminary Report Released

The preliminary report into the uncommanded Qantas A330 pitch-down has been released by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau - ATSB. The A330-303, VH-QPA, was operating QFA72 from Singapor...

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2008-11-14

Italian Government Approves Alitalia Sale

Augusto Fantozzi, the ‘Alitalia Special Commissioner’, has given government approval for the sale of state airline Alitalia to Compagnia Aerea Italiana (CAI) for just over 1 mill...

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2008-11-14

Air Canada Pilot Incapacitation Report Released

The Irish Air Accident Investigation Unit has released their report into a First Officer incapacitation event in January 2008. Enroute from Toronto to London Heathrow the First Officer’...

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2008-11-14

Southwest to buy LaGuardia landing slots

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) has agreed to pay $7.5 million for bankrupt ATA Airlines’ landing slots at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. The deal would include 14 slots, enough to op...

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2008-11-07

Delta to fly Raleigh/Durham and Pittsburgh to Paris

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) announced today that it will start nonstop service from both Pittsburgh and Raleigh/Durham to Paris in June 2009. Delta said it is offering the two new routes throu...

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2008-10-29

Justice Department approves Delta-Northwest merger

Delta and Northwest Airlines won antitrust approval on Wednesday, with the Justice Department saying the creation of what will be the world’s largest airline will help consumers withou...

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2008-10-29

Danish low-cost airline Sterling shuts down

Denmark low-cost carrier Sterling Airlines has filed for bankruptcy, and canceled its flight schedule going forward. The collapse left thousands stranded around Europe, and the airline warne...

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