All articles by David Kaminski-Morrow – Page 15

  • Abha airport project-c-Asir Region Development Authority

    Saudi government to develop Abha airport through privatisation initiative


    Saudi Arabia’s government is building on its plans to enhance private involvement in the kingdom’s airports, offering a concession for the development of Abha airport. Abha is located in the Asir region, which lies in the southwest of the country. Saudi Arabia’s airports holding company Matarat says the concession is ...

  • Flair 737-800-c-Raesoll Creative Commons

    Lessors chase 777 Partners for $28m alleging non-payment for Flair 737s


    Investment firm 777 Partners is being pursued by lessors of four aircraft formerly operated by Canadian carrier Flair Airlines, over allegations of non-payment. Court filings obtained by FlightGlobal show that the dispute centres on three Boeing 737 Max 8s and a single 737-800 – respectively with serial numbers 61806, 64944, ...

  • Westwind overrun-c-FAA via NTSB

    Only one pilot in cockpit of Astra badly damaged in Las Vegas overrun


    US investigators have determined that only one pilot – rather than the two required – was flying an IAI 1125 Westwind Astra business jet when it landed long and overran at North Las Vegas airport. Both occupants of the cockpit provided false names after the accident, but investigators later determined ...

  • Qazaq Dash 8 title-c-Qazaq Air

    Qazaq Air privatisation restarts after previous sale attempt ruled invalid


    Kazakhstan’s sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna is attempting again to sell a shareholding in regional operator Qazaq Air, after a previous competition was declared invalid. Samruk-Kazyna had unveiled a privatisation scheme last August to sell between 49% and 100% of the airline through a two-stage competition. But in mid-November, it states, ...

  • NordStar incident-c-Investigative Committee

    NordStar 737-800 overruns at Norilsk


    One of Siberian operator NordStar’s Boeing 737-800s has experienced a runway excursion after overrunning at Norilsk upon landing. The aircraft had been operating a service from Krasnoyarsk on 9 January. According to the west Siberian transport prosecutor’s office, the incident occurred at about 10:00. None of the 169 passengers on ...

  • A320-c-Fly2Sky

    SkyUp’s Malta arm to wet-lease Airbus capacity from Fly2Sky


    Ukrainian carrier SkyUp Airlines’ Maltese division has entered a partnership to secure capacity from Bulgarian operator Fly2Sky. The agreement covers wet-lease of a pair of Airbus A320s. Fly2Sky says the aircraft will be stationed in Egypt under the partnership, which will commence on 5 April and run to 5 November. ...

  • Turkish 737 Max 9 title-c-Turkish Airlines

    Turkish withdraws Max 9s for inspection following Alaska door loss


    Turkish Airlines is withdrawing its five Boeing 737 Max 9s temporarily from service, in order to carry out checks on the aircraft. The measure is in response to the Alaska Airlines incident on 5 January during which a plugged exit door was shed from a Max 9 climbing out of ...

  • Airbus Beluga Transport-c-Airbus

    Airbus to broaden A300-600ST Beluga operations as new carrier secures AOC


    Airbus has secured an air operator’s certificate for the new carrier established to conduct outsize freight transport using the airframer’s withdrawn A300-600ST Beluga fleet. The manufacturer unveiled plans two years ago to set up Airbus Beluga Transport, intending the company eventually to operate as a dedicated airline. Airbus has introduced ...

  • Emtrasur 747-300M title-c-Venezuelan transport ministry

    Venezuelan government furious over transfer of impounded Emtrasur 747-300M


    Venezuela’s government has reacted angrily to an Argentinean judicial decision to order the transfer of an impounded combi Boeing 747-300M to US authorities. The Venezuelan state describes the decision over the aircraft – operated by Empresa de Transporte Aereocargo del Sur, or Emtrasur – as attempted theft, and “clearly servile ...


    Detached door-plug from Alaska 737 Max located: US investigators


    US investigators are retrieving the door-plug which detached from an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9, after the structure was located by an individual in the Portland area. National Transportation Safety Board chair Jennifer Homendy, just a short time after appealing for witnesses who might have seen the crucial plug, ...

  • Haneda runway JAL A350-c-Toshi Aoki-JP Spotters Creative Commons

    Tokyo Haneda to resume operations on runway closed after A350-Dash 8 collision


    Operations on Tokyo Haneda’s runway 34R/16L are to resume on 8 January, six days after the fatal collision involving a Japan Airlines Airbus A350 and a coast guard turboprop. The collision with the De Havilland Dash 8-300, which occurred near the 34R threshold, spread debris along the runway and the ...

  • Boeing 737 Max 9 Icelandair-c-Boeing

    EASA adopts FAA directive against 737 Max 9


    European safety regulators have followed the US FAA in taking action against the Boeing 737 Max 9, after the Alaska Airlines depressurisation incident, although the effect is likely to be limited. The FAA ordered a temporary grounding of the Max 9 after a mid-cabin door detached from the Alaska aircraft ...

  • Alaska 737 Max 9-c-Alaska Airlines

    Air-ground communications capture Alaska 737 Max depressurisation emergency


    Air-ground communications show that the depressurisation which affected an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 occurred just after it was transferred to Seattle en route air traffic centre while climbing out of Portland. The aircraft had been climbing to 15,000ft when it contacted Seattle controllers for clearance to a higher ...

  • A380 A6-EEK-c-Noel Jones Creative Commons

    Emirates signals return of one of four Doric-leased A380s


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has indicated plans to return an Airbus A380 to leasing vehicle Doric Nimrod Air Three. The aircraft (A6-EEK) was originally delivered to the carrier in 2013 and was the subject of a leaseback with lessor Amedeo. Guernsey-based affiliate Doric Nimrod Air Three, which has four A380s ...

  • A330-200-c-Airbus

    Indian Ocean carrier Maldivian seeks A330-200 to step up to long-haul routes


    Indian Ocean operator Maldivian is seeking an Airbus A330-200, and has formally requested proposals for a dry-lease. Maldivian’s fleet of 22 aircraft primarily comprises turboprops – a mix of ATR 42s and 72s, and De Havilland Dash 8s – but it includes an Airbus A320, according to the proposal issued ...

  • Avion Express Airbus A320-c-BriYYZ Creative Commons

    Avion Express begins process to obtain Brazilian AOC for new Latin operator


    Charter and wet-lease specialist Avion Express is moving closer to establishing a division in Brazil, commencing the process to obtain an air operator’s certificate. Avion Express had disclosed in May last year that it wanted to set up a Brazilian charter division. It states that it will start with five ...

  • Sergei Alexandrovsky-c-Russian presidential office

    Nearly 100 foreign aircraft transferred to Aeroflot Group: chief


    Aeroflot Group has transferred nearly 100 aircraft from foreign ownership, its chief executive has told Russian president Vladimir Putin during a briefing. Sergei Alexandrovsky stated that the group’s three carriers – Aeroflot, Rossiya and Pobeda – respectively ended the year with 171, 136 and 41 aircraft. Aeroflot Group has been ...

  • Delta A220 incident N108DQ-c-Adam Moreira Creative Commons

    Police probe Salt Lake City fatality after finding unconscious man inside engine of Delta A220


    Police in Utah have detailed a fatal event during which an individual accessed the apron at Salt Lake City airport and was found inside an operating aircraft engine. The incident occurred late on 1 January. “We just had an aircraft depart 34L, they’re off the departure end, but on their ...

  • A350 JA13XJ-c-Steven Byles Creative Commons

    Tokyo Haneda operating in mixed mode at time of JAL A350 landing collision


    Tokyo’s Haneda airport was operating in mixed mode – with both departures and arrivals on the same runway – at the time of the collision involving a landing Japan Airlines Airbus A350-900. But the circumstances of the accident, in which the A350 struck a Japanese Coast Guard Bombardier Dash 8-300 ...

  • SJ-100 airframe-c-SibNIA

    ‘Russified’ SJ-100 certification advances as airframe secures approval


    Russian federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia has approved the airframe design for the Yakovlev SJ-100, the modified Superjet 100 intended to accommodate domestically-produced systems and components. United Aircraft says the change to the type certificate, authorised on 26 December, allows assembly lines to switch to SJ-100 production with a view ...