All Air Transport articles

  • MD-83 overrun Kiev Zhulhany title-c-NBAAI

    MD-83 veered off Kiev runway after unstable approach and spoiler omission


    Ukrainian investigators have determined that the crew of a Boeing MD-83 that veered off the runway at Kiev Zhulhany during a thunderstorm had chosen to continue an unstabilised approach, and failed to arm the aircraft’s spoilers before landing. The Bravo Airlines twinjet (UR-CPR) was following an ILS approach to ...


    Beijing Daxing hits 10-million passenger mark, a year after opening


    Passenger throughput at Beijing’s newest airport, Daxing International, hit the 10 million mark on 22 September, nearly a year since the facility commenced operations. The airport, which opened late September last year, adds that it expects total passenger throughput by the end of the year to be around 16 ...

  • American Max

    American Airlines pilots to begin 737 Max training in November


    American Airlines’ pilots will begin 737 Max “special training” in November in preparation for the jet’s return to service, with the company’s entire complement of 737 pilots expected to complete the reviews by January 2021.

  • Boeing 2020 Etihad ecoDemonstrator 787. Boeing

    Hydrogen-powered airliners unlikely in near term: Boeing exec


    Boeing’s top product developer doubts hydrogen-powered airliners will be viable in the near future due to technical and regulatory hurdles and remaining technological uncertainty.

  • Spirit AeroSystems Campus

    Spirit predicts Asco purchase will terminate, describes Bombardier buy as uncertain


    Spirit AeroSystems expects not to close its planned $420 million acquisition of Belgium company Asco and has raised uncertainty about closing a planned $500 million purchase of Bombardier’s commercial aviation businesses.

  • Walsh Eurocontrol

    Crisis diminishes cross-border merger prospects: IAG ex-chief Walsh


    Former IAG chief executive Willie Walsh believes the prospects for greater cross-border merger freedom have receded in the wake of the air transport crisis, because governments are more likely to act to protect airlines. Speaking at a Eurocontrol event on 22 September, Walsh said he expected consolidation in the ...

  • CX 777-200

    US rule on early 777 fuel-tank inerting overrides foreign carriers’ objections


    US safety regulators have adopted a controversial rule aimed at modifying early Boeing 777s to reduce the risk of a centre fuel-tank explosion, having dismissed multiple objections by foreign operators of the type. Part of a long-running FAA effort to reduce the risk of fuel-vapour explosion across a range ...

  • TUI 737 Max

    TUI brings down winter capacity as short-term booking trend persists


    Leisure company TUI Group has further cut its winter capacity, to around the 40% level, as it laments the uncertainty over travel restrictions to which it attributes a persistent trend for short-term bookings. TUI had stated in August that it was reducing capacity for the winter 2020-21 season by ...

  • 777 cockpit

    Boeing lays off pilot group that supports service entry of new aircraft types


    Boeing is laying off a group of seven “line-assist instructor pilots” whose work includes helping airlines bring into their fleets aircraft types that those airlines have not previously operated.

  • El Al 787 in flight

    State takes 14% of El Al as Knafaim is displaced as main shareholder


    Israel’s government has taken a 14% shareholding in flag-carrier El Al, during a share offering which led to a change in its largest shareholder. Kanfei Nesharim Aviation has acquired a near-43% share of El Al after it picked up more than 585.6 million shares. Even at the minimum ...

  • UltraFan-closeup-c-Rolls-Royce_smaller

    Rolls-Royce weighs funding options including £2.5bn equity issue


    Rolls-Royce is evaluating various options for raising additional funding, including equity of up to £2.5 billion. The engine manufacturer’s share price fell substantially during trading on 21 September as it disclosed the plan, dropping to lows not reached since 2003. “We continue to review all funding options to ...

  • Cathay Dragon A321

    Cathay Dragon suspends KL after coronavirus cases on board


    Cathay Dragon has been banned from operating flights to Kuala Lumpur for two weeks, after five passengers on board a recent flight tested positive for the coronavirus. The five passengers were on the Cathay Dragon flight from the Malaysian capital on 18 September. All of them were connecting passengers ...

  • Fokker 50 accident

    Silverstone Fokker 50 wrecked in Mogadishu excursion


    Images circulating on social media indicate that a Kenyan-registered Fokker 50 turboprop has been substantially damaged in a 19 September accident at Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. The aircraft (5Y-MHT) has come to rest apparently after striking a concrete wall off the right side of runway 05, suffering severe ...

  • SAA aircraft

    South African Airways will not be liquidated: government


    South Africa’s government is insisting that flag-carrier South African Airways will not be liquidated, and that it will detail measures relating to funding the airline in upcoming legislation. Its department of public enterprises gave the reassurance as creditors met to discuss the airline’s future, after its rescue practitioners warned ...

  • Flybe E195 incident

    Evacuating passengers re-entered cabin after refusing to jump from E195’s wing


    Investigators are seeking a reduction in height criteria for assisted emergency exit escape, after passengers evacuating a Flybe Embraer 195 re-entered the jet after refusing to jump from the wing. Several passengers were escorted back into the aircraft and directed to other exits where slides had been deployed. ...

  • Icelandair wing

    Icelandair Group receives strong response to share offer


    Icelandair Group has received a strong response to its share offering, with an oversubscription reaching some 85% more than the planned allocation. The offering – initially intended to cover IcKr20 billion ($147 million) in new shares, through separate share batches of IcKr17 billion and IcKr3 billion – closed on ...

  • boeing building

    Boeing’s Allen succeeds Raymond as head of strategy with direct report to CEO


    Boeing has named Marc Allen as chief strategy officer, effective 1 October, a move that could signal renewed focus by Boeing on developing an overarching corporate strategy amid an uncertain time.

  • El Al

    El Al signals intention to restart limited number of flights


    Israeli carrier El Al is aiming to start restoring flights this month, beginning with a gradual resumption of cargo services on its aircraft. It says the cargo flights will begin returning on 21 September. El Al is intending to follow these flights with a restoration of passenger operations ...

  • BA LHR-c Photocritical_ Shutterstock

    Cruz control: how BA chief dealt with parliamentary probe


    While MPs attempted to pin down the flag carrier’s dealings with its employees, the airline’s boss made sure the transport select committee was left in no doubt about the state of the industry.

  • Aerion AS2 (3)

    BAE to design fly-by-wire system for Aerion’s AS2 supersonic business jet


    UK aerospace company BAE Systems will develop the fly-by-wire flight-control system for Aerion Supersonic’s AS2 in-development high-speed business jet, adding another high-profile supplier to Aerion’s roster of partners.