Aircraft News

2008-03-25

Ukraine International Airlines growing fleet  

Ukraine International Airlines (Kiev) has agreed to lease four new Boeing 737-800s from Aviation Capital Group for delivery next year (2) and in early 2010 (2) as part of an overall plan to ...

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2008-03-25

AirAsia X to exercise options  

AirAsia X (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia’s first long-haul budget airline, will purchase an additional ten (10) Airbus A330 aircraft as part of its fleet expansion plan according to a top co...

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2008-03-25

Aeroflot MD-11s unusable says government  

Aeroflot Cargo (Moscow) has hit a major snag in their bid to replace their aging McDonnell Douglas DC-10s with MD-11 freighters. The Russian government is preventing the airline from operat...

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2008-03-25

Pilots to blame in Adam Air crash  

Investigators have ruled that the pilots of an Adam Air Boeing 737-400 were the cause of a crash in 2007 that killed all 102 people aboard. The two pilots for the budget airline were trying...

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2008-03-25

Turboprops making a comeback  

As fuel prices continue to soar to record levels, airlines of the world are struggling to maintain profitability. With this trend, the unglamorous but fuel-efficient turboprop airliner is s...

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2008-03-24

Boeing to Provide Qantas Airplane Management System  

The Boeing Company (Chicago) today announced that Qantas Airways’ (Sydney) fleet of 747-400 airplanes will be monitored by Boeing’s Airplane Health Management (AHM), a software s...

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2008-03-24

Two German flights diverted due to drunk passengers   

Lufthansa (Cologne) flight 3236, an Airbus A321 (D-AIRN msn 560), was forced to land at Katowice Pyrzowice Airport in Poland after an intoxicated Russian passenger claimed that he was a terr...

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2008-03-24

Flight diverts to Mumbai; crew unaware of new airport  

A KLM (Amsterdam) flight from Amsterdam to Hyderabad was forced to circle for hours before diverting to Mumbai Sunday. The flight crew was unaware of the opening of the new Rajiv Gandhi Int...

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2008-03-24

Two Air Canada flights diverted due to odor  

An Air Canada (Montreal) Boeing 777 bound for Toronto on Sunday was forced to make a precautionary landing for the second time in five days due to a foul odor being detected aboard. An R...

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2008-03-24

Delays starting to impact Superjet  

Russia has announced that they will be postponing the first deliveries of its Superjet-100 airliner due to technical problems. United Aircraft Corporation CEO Alexei Fyodorov said test flig...

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