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Saudi carrier Flyadeal ditches grounded Boeing MAX for Airbus

Jul 07, 2019 - 10:40 PM

(UPDATED) Flyadeal will operate an all-Airbus A320 fleet instead of purchasing Boeing's grounded 737 MAX jets

Photo from flyadeal's Facebook page

Engine shut down as smoke fills cabin of Jetstar flight

Sep 23, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The captain decided to shut down one of the engines as a precaution and divert the aircraft to Brisbane says a spokesman for the Australian budget airline

Airbus A320 file photo from Wikimedia Commons

Airbus profit lifted by exceptionals

Jul 28, 2016 - 12:30 AM

Orders slide by 27 but the plane manufacturer cites brisk sales at this month s Farnborough Airshow

epa05422053 An Airbus A380 is seen at the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, Britain, 12 July 2016. The Farnborough International Air Show runs from11-17 July. EPA/HANNAH MCKAY

Doomed EgyptAir flight broke up midair after fire

Jul 23, 2016 - 2:34 PM

It remains unclear whether the blaze was triggered by mechanical malfunction or a criminal act

EGYPTAIR. An EgyptAir Airbus A320 at Brussels Airport on 14 June, 2015. EgyptAir Flight MS804 was a similar plane. Image courtesy Lentokonefani/WikiMedia Commons

'Probable' EgyptAir debris washes up on Israeli beach

Jul 08, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed that the plane parts found on a beach in the coastal town of Netanya on Thursday July 7 be handed over to Egypt

IN MEMORY. Egyptians light candles during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804, inside Cairo Opera house, Cairo, Egypt, May 26, 2016. File photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Second black box recovered from EgyptAir crash site

Jun 17, 2016 - 7:43 PM

It is not immediately clear how much of its data would be useable but Cairo s civil aviation authority says salvage experts managed to retrieve the voice recorder s crucial memory unit despite extensive damage to the black box

SECOND BLACK BOX FOUND. An undated handout picture provided by Deep Ocean Search Ltd (DOS) on June 16, 2016 shows crew of the search vessel 'S.V. John Lethbridge' at an undisclosed location. Photo by F. Bassemayousse/DOS LTD/EPA

EgyptAir black box signal detected – French investigators

Jun 01, 2016 - 8:00 PM

3rd UPDATE The flight recorder could help solve the mystery of why the Airbus A320 plunged into the sea with 66 people on board en route from Paris to Cairo on May 19

IN MOURNING. EgyptAir flight crew mourn during a march and a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804, inside Cairo Opera house, Cairo, Egypt, May 26, 2016. Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

EgyptAir crash: What we know so far

May 21, 2016 - 10:22 PM

French experts confirm that smoke was detected in the cabin of an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the eastern Mediterranean carrying 66 people but what brought it down remains a mystery

FOUND. A picture uploaded on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian military spokesperson on May 21, 2016 and taken from an undisclosed location reportedly shows some debris that the search teams found in the sea after the EgyptAir Airbus A320 crashed in the Mediterranean. Photo from the Egyptian military spokesperson's Facebook page / AFP

Search teams hunt for EgyptAir black boxes

May 21, 2016 - 3:32 PM

While Egypt s aviation minister has pointed to terrorism as more likely than technical failure French Foreign Minister Jean Marc Ayrault says there was absolutely no indication of why the plane went down

This handout picture taken and released by the French naval Force SIRPA Marine on May 20, in Toulon, southeastern France shows the EV Jacoubet patroller leaving to take part in a search operation of the missing EgyptAir plane. Photo by Stephane Dzioba / SIRPA Marine / AFP

Wreckage of EgyptAir plane found in Mediterranean

May 20, 2016 - 11:44 PM

UPDATED They haven t died yet No one knows We re asking for God s mercy says a woman in her 50s whose daughter had been on board

Body part, seats, luggage found in EgyptAir search

May 20, 2016 - 8:20 PM

The Greek defense minister says a body part seats and one or more items of luggage have been found by crews searching for the wreckage of an EgyptAir passenger jet that crashed in the Mediterranean

LANDING. An Egyptair Airbus A330 plane lands at the Charles de Gaule airport near Paris, France,19 May 2016. Photo by Etienne Laurent / EPA

Air-sea search intensifies for missing EgyptAir plane

May 20, 2016 - 8:30 AM

UPDATED Egypt s aviation minister says while it is too soon to say why the Airbus A320 had vanished from radar screens a terrorist attack would be a more likely scenario than a technical failure

MISSING. An Egyptair plane takes off from the Charles de Gaule airport near Paris, France, May 19, 2016. According to media reports quoting Egyptair, EgyptAir Airbus A320 Flight MS804 disappeared off radar some 10 miles (16km) after entering Egypt's airspace. Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA

Indonesia inspects Airbus planes after AirAsia crash probe

Dec 03, 2015 - 8:06 PM

To prevent similar accidents the transport ministry said 18 officials would conduct inspections on the 75 Airbus A320s registered in Indonesia

DEBRIS. A foreign investigator inspects debris from the AirAsia QZ8501 aircraft tail during the recovery mission at Panglima Utar Kumai Harbour in Kumai, Central Borneo, Indonesia, 12 January 2015. EPA/BAGUS INDAHONO

China signs giant Airbus deal as Merkel visits

Oct 29, 2015 - 6:20 PM

Thursday s agreement also include the confirmation of 30 options for twin aisle A330s

SIGNED. The deal was signed as German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Image from Airbus website

AirAsia pushes back IPO, adds more A320s

Oct 28, 2015 - 4:21 PM

Meanwhile stockholders of Philippines AirAsia approve a P3 billion 64 13 million capital stock increase in 2016 for the lease of 5 additional aircraft

MERGER. The local affiliate of AirAsia Berhad is now called Philippines AirAsia, Incorporated -- a result of the merger between AirAsia, Incorporated and businessman Alfredo Yao’s Zest Airways, Incorporated

Cebu Pacific receives 32nd Airbus A320

Sep 28, 2015 - 10:41 PM

This is the 3rd of 4 Airbus A320 aircraft the budget carrier is set to receive in 2015 as Cebu Pacific targets Honolulu as a new destination early 2016

NEW AIRCRAFT. This is the third of 4 Airbus A320 aircraft that the airline is set to receive this year, Cebu Pacific announces on Monday, September 28, 2015. Photo from Ajig Ibasco / Cebu Pacific

EU watchdog urges expanded pilot mental health checks

Jul 18, 2015 - 1:21 AM

Europe s aviation watchdog on Friday July 17 recommended expanded mental health and medical checks of pilots after a rogue airman apparently deliberately crashed a Germanwings jet in March killing all 150 people on board

MOURNING. The unnamed partner of Eyal Baum cries on Eyal's coffin at his funeral in Kfar Saba, Israel, 11 June 2015. Eyal Baum was the only Israeli onboard the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps on route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf on 24 March 2015. Photo by Jim Hollander / EPA

French police end Germanwings debris recovery in Alps

Apr 20, 2015 - 11:42 PM

The aviation disaster highlights the question of pilots mental health and sees industry doctors urge more extensive medical checks for those tasked with flying aircraft

HARD CLIMB. A handout photo provided by the French Interior Ministry on 27 March 2015 shows search and rescue workers making their way through debris at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps, above the town of Seyne-les-Alpes, southeastern France, 26 March 2015. Francis Pellier/Dicom/Ministre Interieur/Handout/EPA

More than 20 injured as Asiana flight overruns Japan runway

Apr 14, 2015 - 10:08 PM

More than 20 passengers are injured after Asiana Airlines Airbus A320 overruns a runway in western Japan

ASIANA. An image taken through a window of Asiana Airlines, Boeing 747-400 airplane at Frankfurt airport, Frankfurt, Germany, 26 July 2013. File photo by Mauritz Antin / EPA

Airlines scramble for new cockpit rules after crash

Mar 27, 2015 - 8:16 AM

A two person cockpit policy is relatively rare in Europe with easyJet s Irish rival Ryanair Finland s Finnair and Spanish carrier Iberia among the few who say they already adhere to it

GERMANWINGS. This photo taken on September 2, 2014 at Milan Malpensa airport shows the Germanwings Airbus A320, that crashed in France on March 24, 2015. Giorgio Parolini/AFP

Jeane Napoles, Lee Kuan Yew, Arum on fight earnings | The wRap

Mar 24, 2015 - 7:24 PM

Jeane Napoles is back in the Philippines What is Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy? Bob Arum says the Pacquiao Mayweather fight could earn more than 400 million

Ice may have caused AirAsia crash – gov't agency

Jan 04, 2015 - 10:13 AM

Based on the available data received on the location of the aircraft s last contact the weather was the triggering factor behind the accident says a report from Indonesia s meteorological agency

TRAGIC FLIGHT. Members of an Indonesian search and rescue team prepare to set off to search at sea for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Manggar in East Belitung on December 30, 2014. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Allianz says lead insurer of missing AirAsia jet

Dec 29, 2014 - 5:41 PM

We can confirm that Allianz Global Corporate amp; Specialty UK is the lead reinsurer for AirAsia for aviation hull and liability insurance the German insurer giant says in a statement

AirAsia planes. File photo by EPA

Tacloban airport closed to large aircraft till December 3

Sep 04, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Flights that use Airbus aircraft will not be allowed to use the Daniel Romualdez Airport

The Daniel Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City will undergo rehabilitation on Wendesday, Sept. 3, to fix the potholes on its runway. Photo courtesy of CAAP.

Tacloban airport to be closed due to potholes on runway

Sep 01, 2014 - 11:27 PM

Local airlines say potholes on the Daniel Romualdez Airport runway pose danger to their operations

The Daniel Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City will undergo rehabilitation on Wendesday, Sept. 3, to fix the potholes on its runway. Photo courtesy of CAAP.

Boeing to launch new 737 MAX with more seats

Jul 14, 2014 - 10:38 AM

The US aerospace giant would launch an upgraded version of its 737 MAX airliner aimed at low cost airlines

Tiger Airways PH aims to triple revenues

Jun 27, 2013 - 4:49 PM

The former South East Asian Airlines or Seair aims to reach revenues of P5 billion in 2013 around 3 times what it made in 2012

TIGER REBRANDED. Newly branded Tiger Airways Philippines caters to the growing middle class market. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Davao crowd cheers as Cebupac moves plane

Jun 04, 2013 - 4:40 PM

2nd UPDATE Two days after the Cebu Pacific aircraft skidded off the runway the Davao international airport is set to reopen Tuesday evening June 4

TOWED AWAY. The Cebu Pacific aircraft is cleared away from the Davao international airport runway. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler