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GOL Airlines B737 shoots fireballs out of engine, forced to land
Civil Aviation
GOL Airlines B737 shoots fireballs out of engine, forced to land

A regular one-hour flight to São Paulo on Tuesday afternoon, January 15, 2019, turned into a ‘blazing&rsquo...

United, Delta admit worries over impact of government shutdown
Civil Aviation
United, Delta admit worries over impact of government shutdown

UPDATED. Since the partial U.S. government shutdown began on December 22, 2018, most of the attention has been focused o...

Mystery of crashed 737 MAX 8: ‘crucial’ second black box found
Civil Aviation
Mystery of crashed 737 MAX 8: ‘crucial’ second black box found

Just as hopes to find the second black box of the crashed Boeing 737 MAX began to fade, a more than two-month-long strug...

United’s fleet anatomy: first to operate 787 Dreamliner trio
Civil Aviation
United’s fleet anatomy: first to operate 787 Dreamliner trio

The start of the week marked the day when United Airlines’ first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner began scheduled service...

Norwegian’s brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8 ‘stuck’ in Iran for weeks
Civil Aviation
Norwegian’s brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8 ‘stuck’ in Iran for weeks

One of Norwegian Air Shuttle’s brand-new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft has been ‘stuck’ in an airport in Ira...

Qatar Airways Italian endeavor causes US airline industry panic
Civil Aviation
Qatar Airways Italian endeavor causes US airline industry panic

When Air Italy, the country’s second largest airline, announced early in December 2018, its plans to launch flight...

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 overshoots runway, disrupts flights
Civil Aviation
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 overshoots runway, disrupts flights

The year 2019 has kicked off with a close-call for Ethiopian Airlines. Its Boeing 737-800 (ET-ATV) aircraft skidded off...

PIA sacks over 50 employees including pilots for fake degrees
Civil Aviation
PIA sacks over 50 employees including pilots for fake degrees

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the flag carrier of Pakistan, has terminated the contracts of at least 50 employe...

Gatwick travel misery: runway reopens, suspects still at large
Airports
Gatwick travel misery: runway reopens, suspects still at large

Gatwick Airport has reopened its runway on the morning of December 21, 2018, and is allowing a limited amount of flights...

“Please do not travel to Gatwick”, drone surge halts all flights
Airports
“Please do not travel to Gatwick”, drone surge halts all flights

Drones spotted in and around London’s Gatwick Airport (LGW) airfield on the morning of December 20, 2018, have led...

In depth | Embraer, Boeing take next step to joint venture
Civil Aviation
In depth | Embraer, Boeing take next step to joint venture

Embraer has finalized the terms of its planned joint venture with Boeing, under which the U.S. manufacturer would take c...

Avianca Brazil bankruptcy filing: jet repossession debacle
Aviation Economics
Avianca Brazil bankruptcy filing: jet repossession debacle

It has been a week since Avianca Brazil filed for bankruptcy protection. Faced with the prospect of repossession of a la...

Sixteen shades of blue: ANA unveils Japan’s first A380
Civil Aviation
Sixteen shades of blue: ANA unveils Japan’s first A380

It was a day of a lot of “firsts” for Japan and its largest airline (by fleet size) All Nippon Airways. On D...

Emirates receives its 190th Boeing 777, teases “blinged-out” jet
Civil Aviation
Emirates receives its 190th Boeing 777, teases “blinged-out” jet

Emirates announced it has taken delivery of the final Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its order books, marking this th...

Southwest B737 skids off runway, nearly avoids slide onto highway
Civil Aviation
Southwest B737 skids off runway, nearly avoids slide onto highway

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, operating a domestic flight in California, narrowly avoided tragedy this Thursday,...

Small fish among big sharks: PrivatAir goes bust
Aviation Economics
Small fish among big sharks: PrivatAir goes bust

The insolvency of small Swiss airline PrivatAir might come as a shock for its multiple businesses, but its big clients m...