Aircraft News

2009-08-04

Pilot killed in Bangkok Airways ATR-72 crash

Bangkok Airways ATR-72 HS-PGL (msn 670) skidded off the runway and crashed into a building after landing on the Thai resort island of Samui on Tuesday, killing the chief pilot and injuring a...

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2009-08-03

Turbulence injures 26 on Continental flight from Rio

A Continental Airlines flight from Brazil to Houston hit turbulence over the Atlantic ocean that injured 26 people, forcing an emergency landing in Miami early Monday, officials said. Four p...

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2009-07-30

Southwest makes bid to buy Frontier Airlines

Southwest Airlines is seeking to trump a rival bid and acquire Frontier Airlines, a Denver-based carrier operating under bankruptcy protection. A court had already approved the sale of Front...

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2009-07-28

Buffalo crash pilots discussed sickness, low pay

The co-pilot in February’s airline crash in upstate New York complained to the flight’s captain that she felt ill and would have skipped the flight but didn’t want to pay f...

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2009-07-21

United posts Q2 profit, to cut more intl capacity

United Airlines parent UAL Corp. swung to a second-quarter profit on hedging gains, overshadowing a continuing fall in demand and revenue. UAL posted income of $28 million, or 19 cents a sha...

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2009-07-21

Southwest Airlines posts smaller quarterly profit

Southwest Airlines said Tuesday its second-quarter profit fell to $54 million, or 7 cents a share, from $321 million, or 44 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding one-time items, t...

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2009-07-21

Continental to cut 1,700 jobs amid downturn

Continental Airlines announced on Tuesday it would cut 1,700 jobs amid a slump in revenue and passenger numbers. The airline said it would be “eliminating approximately 1,700 positions...

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2009-07-15

168 killed in Caspian Airlines TU-154 crash

Caspian Airlines TU-154M EP-CPG (msn 91A-898) crashed today shortly after takeoff on a flight from Tehran, Iran to Yerevan, Armenia. Wreckage was spread over a large area in a field in Janna...

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2009-07-14

China Eastern to acquire Shanghai Airlines

China Eastern will take over Shanghai Airlines in an 8.9 billion yuan ($1.3 billion) deal that will create a carrier with more than half the market share in the coastal city. China Eastern w...

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2009-07-14

Southwest checks planes after hole forces landing

Southwest Airlines inspected about 200 planes overnight after a football-sized hole opened up in the passenger cabin of a jet in flight, forcing an emergency landing in West Virginia. Travel...

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