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Clement Charpentreau

Flawed Boeing KC-46A tanker catches Israel interest

The State Department officially informed the Congress of its intention to proceed with the sale of 8 Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tankers, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced. The sale could help reduce the stress currently affecting the USAF aerial refueling capacities....


Clement Charpentreau

Passenger flight diverts to escape Syrian anti-aircraft missiles

A Cham Wings Airlines Airbus A320-200 was forced to make an emergency landing in fear of being targeted by the Syrian anti-aircraft defense....


Israel Aerospace Industries advises operators to ground Boeing 737 freighters, finds a fix
Ruta Burbaite

Israel Aerospace Industries advises grounding its Boeing 737Fs

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has reportedly advised customers not to fly some Boeing 737 freighters converted by the aerospace manufacturer pending a review of a fix that it has submitted for certification by the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI). IAI had previously said it had detected a potentially unsafe design issue in some of the converted aircraft....


Merve Kara

Israeli spacecraft gives up on second Moon landing

Israeli non-profit organization SpaceIL decides to give up on the journey to the Moon for its second Beresheet mission.  ...


Clement Charpentreau

Russia denies interfering with GPS signal over Israel airport

Multiple complaints have been made by Israeli and foreign pilots throughout June 2019 regarding interruptions in GPS reception during take-off and landing at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport. Accused by Israeli authorities, Russia denied being behind the disruptions....


Ruta Burbaite

Cathay Pacific Airbus A350 breaks into tarmac at Tel Aviv Airport

It is not every day that an aircraft breaks into tarmac and ends up getting stuck there. That is exactly what happened to an Airbus A350 operated by Cathay Pacific. The plane got stuck in the tarmac on a taxiway at Tel Aviv International Airport in Israel....


Clement Charpentreau

Chilly ride: Israeli jet fighter loses canopy at high altitude

An Israeli Air Force F-15 “Baz” fighter aircraft was forced to an emergency landing after losing its canopy at an altitude of 30,000 feet (9 kilometers) during a training flight, on January 2, 2019....


Zivile Zalagenaite

Airbus delivers special A321LR to launch customer

After the initial launch customer of A321LR went bankrupt, Airbus did not have to look long for another one. On November 14, the French manufacturer delivered the first aircraft to ARKIA Israeli Airlines, thus opening a new chapter for what it claims to be world’s longest range single-aisle commercial aircraft....


Ruta Burbaite

Haunted by labor dispute, is El Al nearing agreement with pilots?

Israeli news media rallied around the news on October 15, 2018, that following months of negotiations and major flight disruptions, the national airline, El Al, finally reached a ground-breaking labor agreement with its pilots....


Clement Charpentreau

Russian plane shot down by Syrian missile, Moscow blames Israel

After initially blaming France and Israel for the disappearance of a Russian Ilyushin Il-20 surveillance plane, Moscow eventually admitted that it was shot down by a Syrian defense system. But Russia still blames Israel for their airstrikes that led to “a dangerous situation for other aircraft and vessels in the region”....