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Zivile Zalagenaite
150 Boeing 737NG checked for pickle fork cracks in South Korea

South Korean authorities confirmed that inspections for Boeing 737NG pickle fork cracks have been completed in the country. Out of a total 150 aircraft checks completed, double cracks were detected on 13 aeroplanes, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) revealed on November 25, 2019. ...


Ruta Burbaite
Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 landing gear collapses on touchdown

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 made a hard landing at the Odessa International Airport in Ukraine, after the aircraft landing gear collapsed upon touchdown. It was the second such incident on the same day at the airport....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Four Boeing 737NG grounded for pickle fork cracks in South Korea

Following a second round of inspections, pickle fork cracks were found on four Boeing 737 NG, bringing the total number of grounded aircraft in South Korea to 13. ...


Ruta Burbaite
SkyUp Boeing 737 catches fire minutes after landing

Do not rush to exhale a sigh of relief as soon as your flight lands smoothly on the runway. That is what passengers on board a Boeing 737-800 operated by SkyUp Airlines must have learned when the aircraft caught fire shortly after landing at Sharm el-Sheikh Airport in Egypt....


Rytis Beresnevicius
FAA threatened to ground Southwest 737s over safety concerns

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has threatened Southwest Airlines, an owner of over 750 Boeing 737 aircraft, to ground 38 of the jets due to concerns related to their operational history, namely performed maintenance while they were flown by other airlines from outside the United States.  ...


Ruta Burbaite
SpiceJet’s crafty cracked window fix shocks passengers

It is merely an inner window pane, right? A photo taken by a passenger on board a SpiceJet flight showing a cracked cabin window patched up with cello tape has stirred up quite a storm on social media amongst travelers shocked and concerned regarding the safety and maintenance practices of the airline. The Indian low-cost carrier has apologized, saying safety is their top priority and that the incident has been highlighted to concerned authoritie...


AeroTime Team
Norwegian sells six Boeing 737s, shares to raise funds

As winter is coming, Norwegian Air Shuttle is resolving to selling aircraft and company shares as it tries to raise funds to survive the harsh upcoming season. ...


Zivile Zalagenaite
Tigerair to retire 2 Airbus A320 in shift to all Boeing 737 fleet

Tigerair Australia will retire two of its fourteen Airbus A320-200 by mid-2020, Virgin Australia, its parent company, announced on November 6, 2019. The retirement is part of continuous effort to “be focused on transitioning” to an all-Boeing 737 fleet. The airline currently has six 737-800s....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Qantas confirms checking 33 737NGs for pickle fork cracks

Almost a month after the FAA issued the Airworthiness Directive, several more airlines, including Qantas, are conducting checks and grounding their Boeing 737 NG aircraft....


Ruta Burbaite
Final verdict on Southwest Flight 1380 expected in November

It was a gruesome accident that shocked the nation. One year and half later since the fatal Southwest Airlines flight 1380, investigators are set to present their findings to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in a meeting to be held in November 2019. The board is expected to determine the probable cause of the April 2018 accident that led to the death of a passenger who was partially sucked out of the window....