Aircraft News

2008-05-21

Bombardier delivers first Q400 to Croatia Airlines  

Bombardier (Montreal) has delivered the first of four Q400 turboprop aircraft ordered to Croatia Airlines (Zagreb) in a transaction announced on June 4, 2007. Croatia Airlines holds options ...

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2008-05-21

Binter Canarias flight cancelled after gun discharge  

Binter Canarias (Las Palmas) was forced to ground an ATR 72 after an incident in Fuerteventura in which a firearm was accidentally discharged in the cockpit, holing the aircraft’s fuse...

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2008-05-21

Lufthansa forced to cancel flight amid walkouts  

Lufthansa (Cologne) was forced to cancel 62 flights at 3 of its carriers after pilots went on strike demanding higher wages. The Lufthansa Cityline and Eurowings brands dropped 60 services ...

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2008-05-20

Boeing begins work on BBJ 3  

Boeing (Chicago) has begun work on the first Boeing Business Jet 3 (BBJ 3). The BBJ 3 is a new, larger business jet based on the Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ER (extended range), which ente...

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2008-05-20

Arik Air signs purchase agreement for 747-8  

Arik Air (Lagos) and Boeing have signed a tentative purchase agreement for three (3) 747-8 passenger planes and seven (7) 737s. Before this agreement, Boeing only had one commerical custome...

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2008-05-20

Singapore launches intra-Asia service with A380  

A Singapore Airlines (Singapore) Airbus A380 took off from Tokyo’s Narita Airport on May 20, marking the first intra-Asia service of the world’s largest commercial aircraft. Wit...

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2008-05-20

Asia Pacific 727 overruns runway, ends up all wet  

An Asia Pacific Airlines (Guam) Boeing 727-200 freighter skidded off of the 6,000 foot runway in Pohnpei, Micronesia Friday afternoon, ending up with its nose gear in the water that surround...

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2008-05-20

Atlant-Soyuz to begin phasing out Il-86  

Atlant-Soyuz (Moscow) is making plans to begin withdrawing its fleet of Ilyushin Il-86s from service as early as next year. A spokesman for the airline says that operations of the type have...

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2008-05-19

First Boeing 777 Freighter leaves paint hangar  

Adorned in the Boeing (Chicago) livery, the first 777 Freighter was moved from the Everett, Wash. paint facility to Everett field this morning, bringing the airplane one step closer to its w...

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2008-05-19

Delta flight evacuated after engine fire  

An Atlantic Southeast Airlines (Atlanta) CRJ-200 was evacuated on Sunday after the starboard engine caught fire. Flight 4320, operating on behalf of Delta Air Lines, made a rejected takeoff...

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