InterGlobe Aviation owned Indian budget carrier IndiGo on Friday cancelled flights as the airline grounded more Airbus A320neo’s due to engine issues. As many as 13 A320neo’s were/are grounded due to Pratt & Whitney-supplied engine issues, forcing the airline to cancel 84 flights Friday alone. The frequent grounding of the A320neo’s is taking place due […]Read more "Pratt&Witney neos cause Indigo grief, Indian customs compound the problem "
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Air Berlin filed for bankruptcy yesterday afternoon following 49% owner Etihad refusing to provide further finance for the airline. The German Government has loaned €155m to enable three months of operations but the airlines break up, is in my opinion, almost inevitable. Subsidiary FlyNiki was already in the process of being sold. Many aircraft have […]Read more "Air Berlin files for Bankruptcy "
The mildly bizarre way US majors operate regional flying on the sub-100 seat class seems to be a game of musical chairs at times. Who owns or flies what, for who, under which flag, is like trying to decipher whose banner men belong to which house in Game of Thrones. 1. Delta will take back […]Read more "Delta moves regional jets in-house "
Last September I deliberately organised our flights to Salzburg so that we got to fly on a pair of Fokker-100’s from Frankfurt. One was in full old-style livery, with sky blue and red interior, and the return a Star Alliance liveried version with a slightly different interior. Awesome aircraft, big comfortable seats, they felt a […]Read more "Austrian takes its last E-195 and prepares to retire last F-100’s"
EVA Air of Taiwan has confirmed it will operate its last Boeing 747-400 passenger flight this month, on August 21st. Cargo flights will continue. Subject to any last minute changes, the last flight is scheduled as flight BR 892 on August 21, 2017 between Hong Kong (HKG) and Taipei (TPE). The flight is scheduled to […]Read more "EVA Air to end 744 operations "
Romanian airline Tarom has suffered from chronic under investment for years and has slowly started to pick itself up. Little more than a minor regional carrier, flying to key European and Balkan neighbours, it’s now looking to return to long haul. Tarom have requested tenders for the supply of two aircraft no older than 5 […]Read more "Romania’s Tarom looks set to return to long haul "