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British Airways BA65 makes double U-turn en route to Nairobi

Having left London Heathrow Airport (LHR) at 10:15 am, British Airways Flight BA65 was en route to Nairobi (NBO), Kenya. However, after being airborne for 1 hour and 40 minutes, the flight landed back in Heathrow, from where it took off for Kenya once again. ...


Clement Charpentreau
Third and last ANA A380 takes off for maiden flight

The third and last Airbus A380 for the airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) made its maiden flight in Hamburg, Germany, showing off its very unique orange “Flying Honu” livery. The superjumbo will operate a route towards Hawaii in June 2020....


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Investigators release final Emirates 777 crash-landing report

Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft, flying from India, crash-landed in Dubai (UAE) as it was attempting to fly a go-around, bursting into flames minutes later. While the 300 people onboard the wide-body evacuated alive, a firefighter was killed when tackling the fire. Immediately after the accident, which happened in 2016, a landing gear failure was suspected to be at fault. However, the final accident report now points to pilot mistake and the fact th...


Clement Charpentreau
Damaged phone forces British Airways flight to divert

A British Airways Boeing 777-200ER was diverted to Bermuda after a smartphone started filling the cabin with smoke. ...


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With the phase-out of A330, what is the future Etihad fleet?

Etihad is set to phase out its last remaining Airbus A330s by the end of 2021. The national carrier of the United Arab Emirates has been known for its financial struggles in the past few years ‒ a time during which it often resolved to cut its voluminous plane orders and fleet. What is there to be left once the Airbus widebodies leave the fleet? ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Etihad secures EASA approval for 777 and 787 pilot training

Etihad announced that its flight crew training subsidiary, Etihad Aviation Training, gained approval from the European Union Safety Agency (EASA) to train Boeing 777 and Boeing 787 pilots....


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FAA issues Emergency AD Boeing 777-300ER GE engines

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD), warning Boeing 777-300ER powered by GE engines of a potentially unsafe condition affecting the power plants. This is the second emergency AD, which follows an uncontained engine fire incident back in October 2019....


Clement Charpentreau
Delta Boeing 777 dumps fuel over school [Video]

Delta Air Lines landed in hot water after one of its Boeing 777 aircraft dumped fuel over the suburbs of Los Angeles. To make matters even worse, the location where the fuel landed happened to be an elementary school. About twenty children and ten adults who were in the courtyard of the school were affected....


Clement Charpentreau
Child stowaway found dead in Air France flight

The body of a child was found in the landing gear well of an Air France flight between Paris and Abidjan, Ivory Coast....


Clement Charpentreau
Frozen hell: 250 United passengers spend night stranded in a 777

Ever wondered what it would be like to travel on a Santa’s sleigh? We do not know either, but these unlucky passengers on United Airlines flight UA179 had the first-hand experience on what it would be like to spend the night on it. About 250 passengers of a United Airlines flight from New York to Hong Kong spent the night in their grounded plane after it diverted to Happy Valley-Goose Bay airport on January 19, 2019. The temperature wa...