There are reports that a Lufthansa flying from Munich to Cologne, Germany had to make an emergency landing on Wednesday when the crew detected a hydraulic leak that possibly affected the landing gear. Flight 1988, which was an Airbus A320, landed safely in Cologne and emergency trucks met the airliner after coming off the runway. There […]
French airliner builder Airbus beat U.S. stalwart Boeing for orders of new planes in 2011 and set a record in the process. Airbus had 1,419 orders for new aircraft in 2011 to Boeing’s 805 planes. The record for orders in a year was was Boeing’s 1,413 in 2007. Airbus actually delivered 534 airliners last year […]
Jet Airways, which is India’s largest private airline, has placed an order for 17 Boeing 737s, according to reports. Even with the struggling global economy, Boeing and Airbus, the two largest commercial airliner builders, have done brisk business in the last year: ‘Recently, UAE-based Etihad Airways became the largest Dreamliner customer, ordering 10 787-9 Dreamliners […]
Every day, Airnation.net posts a cool plane spotting video for airliners. Check out all of our plane spotting videos. WOW! Video you have to see! Some amazing crosswind landings at Dusseldorf Airport, Germany. Also some nice takeoffs. Check the tags below for some of the different aircraft types.
Every day, Airnation.net posts a cool plane spotting video for airliners. Check out all of our plane spotting videos. A nice closeup of an Eva Air Airbus A330 taking off at Taipei Songshan Airport. Great dead-on view of airliner and runway. Nice job.
Malaysia Airlines is eliminating several of its Middle Eastern routes in a cost cutting move. Arabian Business reports the cuts will include their Kuala Lumpur to Dubai (using the A330) route as well as their Kuala Lumpur – Karachi – Dubai route. These routes have several flights a day but it is not clear yet […]
Unable to pay maintenance costs due to their mounting financial struggles, Kingfisher Airlines has been forced to ground 15 airliners. Kingfisher, which has been beset by financial woes, cannot afford the maintenance costs required by regulations to keep part of its fleet in the air. In fact, they may be struggling to keep even more […]
Southwest Airlines new huge order of 737’s definitely means brisk business for General Electric (GE), who will manufacture the jet engines for Boeing. It will also likely mean an increase in hiring for GE, who will be pumping out these powerplants for years. Most of the engine parts will be built in Castle Hayne, North Carolina […]
New account reveals pilots weren’t able to understand situation and crashed a completely air-worthy airliner in to the ocean. Popular Mechanics magazine has published a step-by-step account of the Airbus A330 airliner and the 2 co-pilots who struggled to maintain control of the plane, ultimately flying it in to the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, […]