FAA fines Boeing $3.9m for failed quality inspections

This article was published on: December8,2019 10:50 AM

The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed fining Boeing $3.9 million for installing slat components that failed quality inspections on 133 737 jets. The issue, which came to light in June with an FAA airworthiness directive, involves “slat tracks”, which are located on the leading edge of 737 wings and guide the movement of slats, saysRead More

Airlines to triple fleets by 2038 due to high passenger demand

This article was published on: December5,2019 12:02 PM

 Market Forecast comes as UAE passenger traffic is forecast to grow 5.8% per year over the next 20 years UAE passenger traffic is forecast to grow 5.8 percent per annum over the next 20 years. The fleet size of operators from all regions serving the UAE is forecast to nearly treble to some 1,730 aircraftRead More

Sanad delivers 12th engine to Etihad Airways worth $280M

This article was published on: December4,2019 7:09 AM

Sanad Capital (Sanad), the aerospace asset leasing and financial solutions company, has completed delivery of its 12th engine to Etihad Airways. The delivery marks the final tranche of a US $280 million, 12 engine deal signed between the two Abu Dhabi aerospace companies in 2016. The 12-year sale and lease-back agreement between Etihad Airways andRead More

FAI nominated as finalist in Air Ambulance Company of Year Award

This article was published on: December3,2019 11:58 AM

The Air Ambulance division of German Special Mission Operator FAI rent-a-jet AG has been named as one of three finalists in the 2019 International Travel & Health Insurance Journal’s (ITIJ) industry awards – Air Ambulance Company of the Year category. This is the 17th annual ITIJ Awards and marks the third nomination for FAI. The winnerRead More

Pilot error cause behind flydubai crash

This article was published on: November28,2019 8:53 AM

Investigators believe that somatogravic illusion did not trigger the fatal Flydubai Boeing 737-800 accident sequence at Rostov-on-Don but might have contributed to a critical error by the aircraft’s captain. Somatogravic illusion is the tendency – in the absence of visual references – to incorrectly perceive acceleration as an increase in pitch attitude, a perception thatRead More

CAE, Jazz Aviation launch Jazz Approach

This article was published on: November26,2019 12:11 PM

CAE, Jazz Aviation (Jazz) (a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc.), and Seneca have teamed up to develop Jazz Approach, an innovative Canadian program to provide Jazz with a pipeline of top-quality first officers. Cadets will receive a letter of employment from Jazz upon selection into the program, allowing for a direct path to join theRead More

Etihad operates first flights from Jeddah’s new terminal

This article was published on: November25,2019 7:34 AM

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has received a special reception – welcomed by a traditional water cannon salute – at Jeddah’s new Terminal 1. The inaugural flight was operated on Etihad’s Dreamliner with the distinctive Kingdom of Saudi Arabia livery. The reception was followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony and was attendedRead More

Dubai Airshow closes with on site sales worth 54.5 billion

This article was published on: November24,2019 8:34 AM

Dubai Airshow 2019 was hailed a success on Thursday by exhibitors, delegates and sponsors alike, as a lively week of trading came to a close. With more than 1,288 exhibitors in attendance, 161 aircraft on the event’s static display, and a packed schedule of conferences and keynotes, the programme was the show’s busiest to dateRead More

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