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  • Flights cancelled: Top 12 recent airline collapses


    ​With the 6 February announcement that Polish regional carrier EuroLOT would stop flying from the beginning of April, airline casualties are back in the news.


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  • Ex-Alitalia MD-80s put up for tender


    A large part of Alitalia's retired fleet of Boeing MD-80s is being offered for sale by administrators for the Italian...


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  • Flights cancelled: Top 12 recent airline collapses

    News | 13 Feb 2015 14:22 | Dan Thisdell

    ​With the 6 February announcement that Polish regional carrier EuroLOT would stop flying from the beginning of April, airline casualties are back in the news.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Flights-cancelled-Top-12-recent-airline-collapses-408853/
  • Ex-Alitalia MD-80s put up for tender

    News | 16 Feb 2010 15:00 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    A large part of Alitalia's retired fleet of Boeing MD-80s is being offered for sale by administrators for the Italian carrier's former assets.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ex-Alitalia-MD-80s-put-up-for-tender-338445/
  • Omni purchases two ex-Alitalia 767s

    News | 18 Aug 2009 08:08 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Omni Air International has emerged as the buyer of two Boeing 767-300ER aircraft being sold under the disposal process for Alitalia's assets. Several...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Omni-purchases-two-ex-Alitalia-767s-331129/
  • Investigation opens after fire-fighting DC-10 clips trees in California blaze

    News | 27 Jun 2007 16:12 | David Kaminksi-Morrow

    <P>Investigators in California are examining a <A href="http://www.boeing.com/history/mdc/dc-10.htm" target=_blank>McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10</A> fire-fighting tanker after the tri-jet struck trees while combating a forest fire in the south of the state.</P> <P>The incident occurred after the aircraft encountered severe turbulence while battling fires outside of Rosamond in Kern County, some 60nm northwest of its Victorville base.</P> <P>California’s <A href="http://www.fire.ca.gov/newsreleases_content/downloads/2007archive/DC10_Release.pdf" target=_blank>Department of Forestry & Fire Protection </A>says that the blaze, known as the White Fire, has consumed over 4,200ha (10,400 acres) of brush. It has been attended by more than 1,400 fire personnel and 70 engines, assisted by six tankers and seven helicopters.</P> <P> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 445px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=center border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TH> <H6 align=right><IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGHT: 292px" alt="" src="../http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Investigation-opens-after-fire-fighting-DC-10-clips-trees-in-California-blaze-215230/
  • DC-10-10 fights fires

    News | 21 Mar 2006 00:00

    <P>A converted McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10, dubbed the Super Tanker by conversion business 10 Tanker STC, has been issued a multiple use supplemental type certificate by the US Federal Aviation Administration approving modification of the aircraft for firefighting. The former American Airlines aircraft has been converted by the Victorville, California company for owner Omni Air International and Cargo Conversions following three years of development. <TABLE borderColor=#000000 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=445 align=center bgColor=#ffffff border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD> <P align=right><IMG alt="DC10 - Firefighting W445" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=11977"><BR><SUP>©&nbsp;10 Tanker STC</SUP></P></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></P>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/DC-10-10-fights-fires-205496/
  • DC-10 tanker bombs Paris

    News | 20 Jun 2005 23:00

    A converted McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10, dubbed the Super Tanker by specially formed conversion company 10 Tanker STC, conducted daily water-drop demonstrations at the show. Capable of dropping up to 45,600 litres (12,000 USgal) at rates up to 5,690 litres/s, the former American Airlines aircraft has been converted for owner Omni Air International and Cargo Conversions into a firefighter, with an Erickson Air-Crane-designed tank system made by Jordan Aircraft Services. Based at Victorville, California, 10 Tanker STC hopes for US Federal Aviation Administration certification within the next two months. Certification still depends, however, on the successful conclusion of a final batch of test flights. This should make it available in time for the most intense period of the annual fire season in North America, although several demonstration flights are also planned between missions. The aircraft normally conducts drops from 200ft (60m) at around 140kt (260km/h), and has a fully loaded opehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/DC-10-tanker-bombs-Paris-199813/