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Swedish JAS 39 Gripen crashes after bird strike
Defense
Swedish JAS 39 Gripen crashes after bird strike

A Saab JAS 39 Gripen fighter jet from the Swedish Air Force crashed on August 21, 2018, near Ronneby, in the south of Sweden, after hitting a bird. The pilot ejected safely. The Swedish Armed Forces reports that the fighter hit a bird mid flight. The JAS 39 Gripen is a light mul...

Civil Aviation
LC Peru Q400 performs emergency landing after nose gear failure

A Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 of the company LC Peru operating a domestic flight between Lima and Ayacucho in Peru on August...

Civil Aviation
Ben Smith named CEO of Air France-KLM despite union objection

Benjamin Smith, currently second in command at Air Canada, was officially named CEO of Air France-KLM group by the board...

Biman Bangladesh Airlines received first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Civil Aviation
Biman Bangladesh Airlines received first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Biman Bangladesh Airlines received its first Boeing 787-8 on August 19, 2018, at a ceremony in Dhaka, Bangladesh....

Swedish JAS 39 Gripen crashes after bird strike
Defense
Swedish JAS 39 Gripen crashes after bird strike

A Saab JAS 39 Gripen fighter jet from the Swedish Air Force crashed on August 21, 2018, near Ronneby, in the south of Sw...

FL Technics Indonesia earns FAA Part-145 certification
MRO
FL Technics Indonesia earns FAA Part-145 certification

FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services, has earned FAA (Federa...

LC Peru Q400 performs emergency landing after nose gear failure
Civil Aviation
LC Peru Q400 performs emergency landing after nose gear failure

A Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 of the company LC Peru operating a domestic flight between Lima and Ayacucho in Peru on August...

IATA sees jet fuel price drop back, continue on modest decline
Finance
IATA sees jet fuel price drop back, continue on modest decline

Jet fuel fell back below $90 a barrel as oil prices eased slightly in July, but the upward trend remains in place, the I...

Gulf Air receives its first A320neo
Civil Aviation
Gulf Air receives its first A320neo

Gulf Air, the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, took delivery of its first A320neo today. The aircraft, powered by...

Brazil could soon have Open Skies with several European countries
Civil Aviation
Brazil could soon have Open Skies with several European countries

The National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil reported that the first Open Skies negotiations with three European Un...

History Hour: The yet unchallenged speed record on Boeing 720
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History Hour: The yet unchallenged speed record on Boeing 720

On August 15, 1962, American Airlines’ Captain Eugene M. Kruse set a National Aeronautic Association Class C-...

Civil Aviation
Ben Smith named CEO of Air France-KLM despite union objection

Benjamin Smith, currently second in command at Air Canada, was officially named CEO of Air France-KLM group by the board...

Airports
Evacuations and lockdowns: how Germany’s top hubs handle breaches

When it comes to airport security in Germany, there are no risks taken and no precautions spared, even if it affects hun...

Civil Aviation
Xiamen Air jet badly damaged after runway excursion in Manila

A Boeing 737 of Chinese company Xiamen Air operating flight MF8667 skidded off the runway on the night of August 16, 201...

Civil Aviation
Spate of bomb threats grounds nine passenger planes in S. America

Nine planes were forced to make emergency changes to their flights within Chilean, Argentine and Peruvian airspace on Au...

South African Express to resume operations before merger
Civil Aviation
South African Express to resume operations before merger

Three months after its air operator certificate (AOC) and aircraft maintenance organization (AMO) got suspended by the S...

Civil Aviation
First ACJ320neo assembled

The first ACJ320neo has been assembled on programme, fitted with CFM International LEAP-1A engines and painted in ACJ ho...

MRO
IATA maintains complaint against Honeywell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has not yet reached any agreement with Honeywell, similar to the one...