Flybe collapses after virus weighs on sales

UK’s Exeter-based Airline Flybe has gone into administration, with 2000 job losses after a fresh bid for financial stimulus failed. The carrier also blames the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on demand for air travel for its collapse. Its website advises customers “not to travel to the airport” unless they have arranged an alternative confirmed…

One man’s efforts to make air travel safer

EVERYBODY FLIES –  BRITISH CINEMAS PREMIERE:-  A SHOCKING DOCUMENTARY FROM FACT NOT FICTION  FILMS Cinephil films are one of the organizations behind the film itemized above which took 18 years of research and 4.5. years to make, with the intrepid researcher and former British Airways pilot Tristan Loraine as host. Tristan features in interviews and…

Pegasus plane skids off runway and disintegrates but all 177 survived

 Pegasus Airlines passenger plane carrying 171 passengers and six crew was landing in heavy rain after flying in from the western province of Izmir, has skidded off the runway at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport in Turkey and broken into three prices, injuring 21 people. Cahit Turhan, the Transport Minister said no-one died in the incident.…

Airbus fined for bribery and corruption

Airbus for years practiced a “massive scheme to offer and pay bribes” involving top executives, according to disclosure in courts in Washington, Paris, and London as Europe’s aerospace champion agreed to pay €3.6bn in penalties to regulators in France, the UK, and the US. Many of the bribes were paid through shell companies set up…

World’s largest twin engine jet successfully completes maiden flight

Boeing’s 252 foot-long passenger plane 777X has successfully completed the first test flight of the world’s largest twin-engined plane near Seattle at 2:00pm local time (22:00 GMT) and lasted four hours. Earlier two attempts were called off this week due to high winds. Further tests are needed before the 777X aircraft which features include folding…

Flybe rescued by the Government

Flybe, the largest operator of UK domestic routes, with almost two in five flights,  has been saved from the brink of collapse after the government reached agreement on a rescue deal for Europe’s largest regional airline. Andrea Leadsom, business secretary, confirmed a deal with the troubled airline’s owners after days of talks. The deal includes…

Ukraine airline jet crash kills 176 in Tehran

A Ukrainian Boeing -737 PS752 flight to Kyiv carrying 176 people has crashed in Iran at 06:12 local time (02:42GMT)  Debris and engine parts from the Boeing 737-800Ng plane were found 10km from the Tehran  Imam Khomeini airport. The majority of passengers were from Iran and Canada.

Boeing fires CEO Dennis

Dennis Mullenburg CEO of Boeing has been replaced after he repeatedly failed to gain control of the crisis that followed the fatal crashes of two of its 737 MAX jets.  Mr David Calhoun a board director for the past decade who replaced Mr Mullenburg as chairman two months ago, will take the helm from mid-January,…