All articles by David Kaminski-Morrow – Page 23

  • 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 ...

  • Yeti ATR accident title-c-via Twitter

    Yeti ATR 72 fatally stalled after pilot inadvertently feathered both propellers


    Nepalese investigators believe an instructor captain inadvertently moved the propeller condition levers, instead of the flap selector, during an ATR 72-500’s approach to Pokhara, causing the propellers to feather and the aircraft to stall fatally. The instructor had been supervising another captain, the flying pilot, during the Yeti Airlines service ...

  • Red Wings Tu-214-c-Red Wings

    Red Wings supplements fleet with restored Tu-214


    Russian carrier Red Wings has received a Tupolev Tu-214 twinjet, following work to restore its airworthiness. The aircraft (RA-64518) was originally delivered to now-defunct operator Transaero in 2009. It was subleased to Red Wings for a short period until 2017. Red Wings states that the aircraft, leased from Ilyushin Finance, ...

  • An-24 on Kolyma river-c-East Siberian transport prosecutor

    Investigators probe Polar An-24’s landing on frozen Siberian river


    All the occupants of an Antonov An-24 have survived after the aircraft landed on an icy lake while stopping at the Siberian town of Zyryanka. The Polar Airlines aircraft (RA-47821) landed on the Kolyma river running to the right of the runway, at around 11:45 local time on 28 December. ...

  • MC-21-310-c-Rostec

    Regulator approves higher seat-count on Yakovlev MC-21


    Russian authorities have approved the Yakovlev MC-21 to transport up to 211 passengers, a higher figure than previously permitted. Federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia says the type certificate for the model was amended on 26 December. Under the previous authorisation the twinjet was able to take 175 passengers. “Before the ...

  • Air Samarkand A330-c-Air Samarkand

    Start-up Air Samarkand secures AOC as it prepares for initial charter flights


    Uzbek start-up carrier Air Samarkand has secured its air operator’s certificate from the Central Asian country’s ministry of transport. The carrier has obtained an ICAO code – UZS – as well as the callsign ‘Sarmarkand’, and has started building a fleet with an initial Airbus A330-300 and A321. “Air Samarkand ...

  • Icelandair 757 incident TF-ISF-c-Alan Wilson Creative Commons

    Low-fuel Icelandair 757 incident exposed flaws in airports’ diversion readiness


    Icelandic investigators probing a low-fuel situation involving an Icelandair Boeing 757-200 in October 2019 found weaknesses in the ability of the country’s airports to handle a diversion. The aircraft, inbound from Seattle, had been conducting its approach to Reykjavik Keflavik airport’s runway 01 when a BAe 125 executive jet experienced ...

  • Pegasus A321neo first off TLS FAL-c-Airbus

    Pegasus receives first Airbus from new Toulouse single-aisle assembly line


    Turkish carrier Pegasus Airlines has taken delivery of an Airbus A321neo, the first aircraft to roll off the airframer’s new final assembly line in Toulouse. The twinjet (TC-RDK) is powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines. It was flown from Toulouse to Istanbul on 27 December. Airbus assembled the aircraft from ...

  • El Al 787-c-El Al

    El Al more optimistic on fourth-quarter performance despite conflict


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al believes its fourth-quarter results will not be as badly affected as previously estimated, despite the impact of the Gaza conflict. El Al has taken various commercial, financial and operational measures to address the effects of the conflict which began in early October. But it states that ...

  • S7 A320-c-Anna Zvereva Creative Commons

    Russia’s S7 and Ural Airlines reach fleet settlements with AerCap and other lessors


    Two more Russian carriers have settled with lessor AerCap, as well as other lessors, regarding aircraft which were retained by the operators in response to sanctions over the Ukrainian conflict. S7 Airlines has reached an agreement AerCap in respect of 29 aircraft and four spare engines, while a deal with ...

  • Saudia Technic MRO Village-c-Saudia Group

    Saudia Technic secures public investment to develop extensive MRO facility


    Saudia Group’s maintenance division, Saudia Technic, has secured investment from the kingdom’s sovereign fund to support development of an extensive facility. The Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund will assist with transforming the carrier’s aircraft servicing arm into a “national MRO champion”, says Saudia Group. Under the scheme the investment will ...

  • Aegean Airbus-c-Airbus

    Aegean to gain A320 capacity under Cyprus Airways wet-lease


    Greek carrier Aegean Airlines has agreed to wet-lease a pair of Airbus A320s from neighbouring operator Cyprus Airways. Under the long-term pact, the initial aircraft will be deployed to Aegean this month, while the seond will arrive at the end of March next year. Cyprus Airways states that it stands ...

  • Bordeaux EasyJet DR400 incident title-c-BEA

    Inquiry seeks rigour on controller rostering after A320 cleared to land on occupied runway


    French investigators have determined that a tower controller forgot that a light aircraft was awaiting take-off at Bordeaux before clearing an EasyJet Airbus A320 to land on the occupied runway. The light aircraft, a Robin DR400 with two people on board, had been instructed to line up and hold at ...

  • AviLease Airbus-c-AviLease

    AviLease agrees 20-aircraft supply with Sichuan leasing venture SDH Wings


    Saudi Arabian lessor AviLease has signed a strategic agreement with Chinese overseas investment firm Sichuan Development International Holding, covering the supply of up to 20 aircraft. AviLease says it reached the agreement – a memorandum of understanding – with the company’s subsidiary SDH Wings International Leasing, based in Dublin. The ...

  • Aerolineas Argentinas-c-Aerolineas Argentinas

    President Milei outlines Aerolineas Argentinas share transfer and open skies plans


    New Argentinean president Javier Milei has included a plan to hand Aerolineas Argentinas shares to its employees, and implement open skies, among an extensive series of reforms for the country. Milei disclosed the proposal to authorise transfer of a “total or partial” share package of the airline during a televised ...

  • Air France A350-c-Air France

    Beneficiary analysis behind European court’s annulling Air France pandemic aid approval


    Judges of the European Union’s General Court have annulled a decision approving French state aid to Air France, after ruling that other companies of its parent group should have been considered as beneficiaries. The case – brought by Ryanair and Malta Air against the European Commission – contested the approval ...

  • Air France MSN35542-c-Azorra

    US lessor Azorra takes first widebody through Voyager acquisition


    US lessor Azorra has branched into widebody aircraft with the acquisition of a Boeing 777-300ER operated by Air France. It has identified the twinjet as F-GZNC, delivered to the French flag-carrier in 2008. The aircraft had been leased from Voyager Aviation Holdings, but Azorra revealed in July that it would ...

  • Cryogenic hydrogen pump test-c-Rolls-Royce

    Rolls-Royce commences tests on pressurising and pumping liquid hydrogen


    Rolls-Royce has embarked on cryogenic tests to pressurise liquid hydrogen and pump it into an engine’s combustion chamber, as part of its effort to develop hydrogen-based propulsion for future airliners. The manufacturer has started the tests at its Solihull facility in the UK. Rolls-Royce has already demonstrated that a wholly-hydrogen ...

  • ES-30-c-Heart Aerospace

    US carrier JSX tentatively signs for over 330 hybrid-electric aircraft


    US charter carrier JSX has provisionally agreed to acquire over 330 hybrid-electric aircraft from three manufacturers – US-based Electra, France’s Aura Aero and Sweden’s Heart Aerospace. Dallas-based JSX operates a fleet of Embraer ERJ-135s and ERJ-145s across a network of 24 destinations. It has unveiled letters of intent to acquire ...