Aircraft News

2008-02-18

Lighting system failure strands hundreds at PJIA  

A failure of the runway edge lighting system stranded hundreds of passengers Sunday evening at Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten, Netherlands Anitlles. More than 20 flig...

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2008-02-18

Westjet Boeing 737 slides off runway in Ottawa  

The Transportation Safety Board and WestJet (Calgary) are investigating after one of the airline’s jets skidded off of runway 25 at the Ottawa airport on Sunday night. The Boeing 737,...

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2008-02-18

TAM ups their Airbus count  

TAM Brasil (TAM Linhas Aereas) (Sao Paulo) took delivery of a new A320, bringing their total to 103 Airbus aircraft. Used on Brazilian routes and South American destinations operated by TAM...

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2008-02-17

AirAsia sounds alert on costs  

Rising operating costs and tougher credit conditions will slow or stop the launch of new Asian airlines this year, the founder of the region’s leading low-cost carrier has forecast. To...

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2008-02-17

Korean Air to order another three A380s  

Korean Air (Seoul) said Monday it has agreed to buy three additional Airbus A380 planes in a bid to strengthen its upper class flight service. he airline, which already placed an order for f...

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2008-02-17

Singapore Airlines maintains offer for China Eastern  

Singapore Airlines (Singapore) said Monday it has no plans to review its offer for China Eastern Airlines (Beijing). According to SIA chief executive officer Chew Choon Seng, “our offe...

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2008-02-17

LAX Terminal evacuated after "suspicious comment"  

A Southwest Airlines passenger was in FBI custody Sunday after making a “suspicious comment” that forced a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport to be evacuated for two ...

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2008-02-17

JAL Premium Economy ready for Paris-Tokyo route  

Japan Airlines’ (Tokyo-Haneda) Premium Economy class option offers travellers special amenities that take service a step above ordinary Economy class. JAL will introduce the Premium E...

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2008-02-17

Kansas City International Airport closed due to weather  

Adverse weather, heavy snow, and slush forced officials to close Kansas City International Airport on Sunday, canceling scores of flights sure to have a domino effect around the country. Ai...

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2008-02-17

Near miss in Sapporo as two JAL planes nearly collide  

A Japan Air Lines 747-400 nearly collided with another aircraft at Hokkaido’s New Chitose Airport on Saturday. Air traffic control had instructed Flight 502, a Boeing 747-400 bound fo...

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