Etihad Aviation Training receives approval to train Boeing pilots

This article was published on: January23,2020 7:29 AM

Etihad Aviation Training, the specialist training division of Etihad Aviation Group, has become the first aviation company in the Middle East to gain approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to train Boeing 777 and 787 pilots for European operators and carriers elsewhere which adopt Europe’s air safety standards. The approval to train pilotsRead More

Rocket Lab’s new mission scheduled to lift off soon

This article was published on: January21,2020 11:15 AM

Small satellite launch services provider Rocket Lab announced recently that its Electron vehicle’s first mission of 2020 will be for the National Reconnaissance Office. Named ‘Birds of a Feather’ (NROL-151) the mission is scheduled to lift off from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand. The launch window opens on Jan. 31. Rocket LabRead More

Boeing’s new CEO makes US-China deal announcement

This article was published on: January20,2020 8:49 AM

Incoming Boeing president and CEO Dave Calhoun issued the following statement regarding the announcement of a US-China trade deal. He wrote: “Boeing has a long-standing partnership with China that spans nearly 50 years. We’re proud that Boeing airplanes will continue to be a part of this valued relationship, one that has fuelled aerospace innovation andRead More

167 passengers killed as Ukraine bound plane crashes after take off in Iran

This article was published on: January8,2020 8:21 AM

A Boeing Co. 737 passenger jet bound for Ukraine crashed shortly after take-off in Iran, killing everyone on board. All 167 passengers and 9 crew died after Ukraine International Flight 752 crashed at 6:18 a.m. local time in Sabashahr near Tehran, Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization said on its website. The head of Tehran’s Disaster MitigationRead More

#Breaking – Pegasus flight to Istanbul skids off runway, flights suspended

This article was published on: January7,2020 8:46 AM

Istanbul’s second airport has suspended flights after an incident involving a flight from Sharjah. The Pegasus plane, which left Sharjah International on Tuesday morning for Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, appeared to have slid off the runway after touching down. Images from the scene showed emergency vehicles surrounding the plane, which was apparently stranded on theRead More

US airline to go carbon neutral for all its domestic flights

This article was published on: January7,2020 8:19 AM

No-frills US airline JetBlue will go carbon neutral for all domestic flights starting this summer, the company announced Monday. The carrier said it will be the first major US airline to do so in a bid to reduce its contributions to global warming. The company also said it would begin using ‘sustainable aviation fuel’ onRead More

Commercial airplane deaths down by 50% in 2019

This article was published on: January5,2020 8:26 AM

The number of people killed in large commercial airplane crashes fell by more than 50% in 2019 despite a high-profile Boeing 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia in March, a Dutch consulting firm said on Wednesday. Aviation consulting firm To70 said there were 86 accidents involving large commercial planes – including eight fatal incidents – resultingRead More

Air Kiribati receives its first E190-E2 jet

This article was published on: December31,2019 10:34 AM

Air Kiribati, the flag carrier of the Republic of Kiribati, received recently its first E190-E2 jet. Embraer announced the contract with the Government of Kiribati, in partnership with its national airline, Air Kiribati, in December 2018. The airline ordered two E190-E2s and has purchase rights for two more. “Aviation is critical for any island nationRead More