Sam Chui
CEO Talk: IAG CEO Luis Gallego on Current Challenges and Airline Update
Luis Gallego came to the top position at British Airways’ parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), with a strong track record of financial discipline. Luis does not give many interviews but he has given me the opportunity to interview him at his London head office. During his tenure at IAG...
Sam Chui
10 Airline T-Shirts for Airline Lovers
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Sam Chui
Boeing 777X Test Program Halted After GE9X Engine Issues
Boeing has temporarily paused 777-9 test flights due to an unspecified issue with the General Electric 9X engine. Both Boeing and GE Aerospace have launched a joint investigation into the problem. Boeing has manufactured four 777X test aircraft, however, since August only the 777-9, with registration N779XW, remained in flight...
Sam Chui
Korean Air Introduces the New Airbus 321neo
Korean Air recently received its first Airbus 321neo, which it will deploy starting from December. The airline’s A321neo is equipped with fully lie-flat seats in business class, making it the first Korean airline to offer this feature on a narrowbody aircraft. The airline’s first A320 Family aircraft is a single-aisle...
Sam Chui
Saudi Arabia Reveals Plan For Six-Runway Mega-Airport In Riyadh
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has announced plans to transform Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport into a mega-airport with six parallel runways, capable of handling 185 million passengers annually by 2050. It is a part of the $1 trillion investment being made by Saudi Arabia to turn the country...
Sam Chui
Miracle Over Baghdad: How DHL A300F Landed Safely After Hit by Missile?
19 years ago, a DHL Airbus A300 Freighter was struck by a ground-to-air missile shortly after takeoff from Baghdad, Iraq. The missile struck the left wing of the aircraft, causing a total loss of hydraulics. Despite the loss of hydraulic control, the three-man crew miraculously landed the seriously damaged aircraft,...
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...