Sam Chui
SAUDIA A330 and Libyan A320 Damaged By Heavy Storm In-Flight
On 24th November, a SAUDIA Airbus A330 and a Libyan Airlines A320 suffered substantial damage to their windshields and nose cone after flying through heavy rainfall and violent hailstorms over Jeddah. The Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus A330-300 with registration HZ-AQ25 was performing flight SV452 from Khartoum in Sudan to Jeddah,...
Sam Chui
Flair Airlines Boeing 737 Overruns Runway in Canada
On early 25th November, a Flair Airlines Boeing 737 ran off the runway after landing at Region of Waterloo International Airport, Canada. The 2-year-old aircraft with registration C-FFLC performing flight F8501 from Vancouver to Waterloo, Canada landed on runway 26 at 06:25LT but overran the end of the runway and...
Sam Chui
Aerostan Boeing 747-200 Returns To Macau After Engine Fire
On 23rd November, an Aerostan Cargo Boeing 747-200F returned to Macau International Airport after suffering an engine fire, emitting bangs and streaks of flames shortly after departure. The Boeing 747-200F with registration EX-47001 was performing flight BSC4053 from Macau, China to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan. However, during the climb-out of Macau’s...
Sam Chui
CEO Talk: Ethiopian Airlines To Make Fleet Decisions In The New Year
Ethiopian Airlines will make a final decision on purchasing a new regional jet fleet and additional widebodies in the first half of 2023. New Aircraft Type “Currently we are conducting fleet evaluation on the narrowbody side for 100-seater aircraft: the Airbus A220 and Embraer 195 E2,” Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO...
Sam Chui
Post-Pandemic Recovery: Which Airlines Are Currently Recruiting?
As the aviation industry has been strongly evolving out of the pandemic, airlines are again focusing on increasing capacity and hiring new talents. In this post, we share some of the latest developments in job vacancies. Lufthansa Hiring 20,000 Employees Lufthansa Group has recently launched one of the largest recruitment...
Sam Chui
LATAM Airbus A320 Crash Into Fire Truck in Peru
On 18th November, a LATAM Airlines Airbus A320 collided with a fire truck while it was accelerating for takeoff from Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru. Two firefighters died in the incident, a third firefighter was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. The LATAM Chile Airbus A320neo...
Sam Chui
CEO Talk: Turkish Airlines to Wet-Lease 777 To IndiGo + Views on United-Emirates Partnerships
Turkish Airlines is aiming to expand its partnership with United Airlines, even though the Chicago-based carrier has looked beyond Star Alliance to form a new strategic cooperation pact with Emirates. Turkish is also developing its cooperation with IndiGo. Turkish Airlines Chairman Ahmet Bolat told last week in Istanbul at the...
Sam Chui
The MEBAA Show 2022
The 9th edition of the MEBAA Show is all set to open its doors to what promises to be the most transformative edition ever. From a redesigned immersive show floor through to new high-tech and ultra-luxurious jets, blockchain-based assets, eVTOL aircraft and several new and exciting content and networking features, the MEBAA Show 2022 is...
Sam Chui
Miracle On United B747-400 – How Pilots Narrowly Avoided Crashing Into a Mountain?
Approaching midnight on June 28, 1998, an United Airlines Boeing 747-400 lost one of its engines shortly after lifting off from San Francisco International Airport. While recovering from the engine failure, the jumbo jet came within 100 feet of crashing into San Bruno Mountain and nearly stalled. It was approaching...
Sam Chui
Trip Report: A Flight to Mount Everest
Video Our helicopter (operated by Manang Air) was one of the first to take off at sunrise around 6:20 am from Kathmandu Airport. There are many helicopter operator offering tours to see the majestic mountains in Nepal but there’s only a small window of the season to do this. I’d...
Sam Chui
Emirates Boeing 777 Diverts To Athens Over Terror Threat
On 10th November, an Emirates Boeing 777 was forced to divert to Athens over claims of a suspicious passenger on board from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the United States. The Boeing 777-300ER with registration A6-EQC was performing flight EK209 from Athens to Newark. The flight departed from Athens...
Sam Chui
Lufthansa A340 Diverts To Boston Twice Following Engine Issues
On 8th November, a Lufthansa Airbus A340-600 was forced to return twice to Boston following an abnormality on one of its engines. It seems that the affected engine wasn’t satisfactorily resolved after the first diversion. The Airbus A340-600 with registration D-AIHP was performing flight LH425 from Boston to Munich. Flight...
Sam Chui
CEO Talk: Air France/KLM in a Unique Position for Consolidation
Air France KLM Group joins the series of strong airline third-quarter (Q3) results and wants to be an important part of airline consolidation outside of Europe. Interest in TAP Air Portugal and Air Europa "Yes we are definitely in the evolution in TAP Portugal in some sort of partnership or...
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Does anyone remember the airline TWA?
Trans World Airlines – TWA for short – was a major international airline based in the United States. It rose to prominence globally from the middle of the 20th century just after World War II. Beloved by many and popular with Hollywood types, the airline serviced destinations throughout the world....
Sam Chui
Precision Air ATR 42 Crashes Into Lake Victoria In Tanzania
On 6th November, a Precision Air ATR 42 crashed into Lake Victoria in Tanzania while attempting to land in stormy weather at Bukoba Airport. The aircraft was reportedly on final approach to runway 31 at the time of the accident. The ATR 42-500 with registration 5H-PWF was operating flight PW494...