Preliminary information from Iranian accident investigators indicates that the crew of a Caspian Airlines Boeing MD-83 requested to land in the opposite direction to the runway in use, before the jet overran at Mahshahr.
Etihad Airways’ training unit has received European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval to train Boeing 777 and 787 pilots on behalf of airlines based in Europe and those outside the continent which follow its safety standards.
Iranian investigators have disclosed that two missiles from a Tor-M1 anti-aircraft system were fired before the loss of a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 shortly after departure from Tehran.
Elbit Systems is offering the prospect of round-the-clock airborne firefighting after demonstrating a method of dropping liquid pellets from 500ft – more than four times higher than the normal altitude for water bombing.
The coming year will see the retirement of two huge names within the airline sector who have been at the heart of some of the global industry’s most significant developments: IAG’s Willie Walsh and Emirates Airline’s Tim Clark.
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