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  • ​ANALYSIS: Sabotage most common factor in en-route accidents

    More than a third of all fatal accidents that have occurred to jet airliners while en-route are caused by some form of deliberate action. But a significant number of other factors can also come into play.

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  • Qatar hybrid livery to feature on test A350

    ​Airbus is to roll out its fourth A350 test-flight aircraft in a special hybrid livery based on the colour scheme of...

  • PARIS: Stage set for new E-Jet launch and orders

    Embraer still has several key decisions pending that could define and perhaps build order momentum for what it still...

  • IN FOCUS: Middle Eastern carriers partner on MRO

    Middle Eastern operators join forces for more-efficient MRO support

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  • ANALYSIS: The impact of DC-10 and MD-11 on aviation

    News | 05 Dec 2014 10:57 | James Mellon

    ​All journeys on a passenger jet these days will be on a type that has two, or occasionally four, engines. This year marked the end of the era of the three-engine airliner and, with it, the presence in the flight schedules of a once powerful manufacturer. In a remarkable coincidence, the final scheduled passenger services of both the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and its successor, the MD-11, took place in 2014, with Biman Bangladesh and KLM, respectively, retiring their last examples.
  • SAA told to seek out private investor

    News | 24 Oct 2014 15:08 | Oliver Clark

    ​South African Airways is to seek out a potential private investor who would be prepared to buy a stake in the state-owned carrier as part of efforts by the South African government to restructure the business, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says.
  • ANALYSIS: the Airbus A319 aircraft report

    News | 26 Sep 2014 16:28 | Olivier Bonnassies

    ​The market for the likes of the Airbus A319 is difficult. In the current environment, airlines would opt for larger aircraft as load factors are high.
  • AV Cargo selects SR Technics for engine MRO

    News | 22 May 2014 14:27 | Michael Gubisch

    Zimbabwe-based AV Cargo Airlines has contracted SR Technics as engine maintenance provider.
  • New chief executive selected for Edelweiss

    News | 17 Apr 2014 11:19 | Michael Gubisch

    Swiss International Air Lines has appointed its senior commercial manager Bernd Bauer to succeed Karl Kistler as chief executive of its leisure subsidiary Edelweiss Air.
  • IN FOCUS: MH370 theories

    News | 20 Mar 2014 18:07 | David Learmount

    A number of theories about the causes of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappearance have circulated on the internet, mostly launched by professional airline pilots. None of them have been embraced by any official agencies, with one constant throughout the search for the missing jet being the Malaysian authorities' belief that events early in the flight indicate “deliberate action by a person or persons on board” to divert the Boeing 777-200ER from its Kuala Lumpur-Beijing flight path.