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`Low on fuel, Jet pilot made blind landing on 7th attempt'

A Jet Airways aircraft made a “blind“ landing in Kerala in August last year in an unprecedented seventh attempt after running dangerously low on fuel due to six previous failed landing attempts on account of bad weather in two cities. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had conduced an inquiry into this case of August 17, 2015, and the report has brought out some chilling facts. The Boeing 737 on its way from Doha to Kochi had six failed landing attempts -a first ever in aviation… (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com) More...

Air Canada Express orders more CRJ-900s

Chorus Aviation Inc. (‘Chorus’) (TSX: CHR.B CHR.A) today announced that it has signed a firm purchase agreement to acquire five Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets, with firm purchase rights for five additional aircraft. As announced on September 28, 2015, the five firm aircraft will be operated under the Air Canada Express brand as per Jazz’s Capacity Purchase Agreement (‘CPA’) with Air Canada. Chorus has arranged financing in support of this acquisition to be drawn at the time of closing. (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

Singapore Airlines Begins Nonstop Service between San Francisco and Singapore

On October 23, 2016, Singapore Airlines started nonstop service to San Francisco from Singapore, using the airlines’ newest Airbus A350-900. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Incident: Fedex B767 at Rochester on Oct 21st 2016, suspected flap damage, dead birds found on departure runway

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 2.5 hours, then departed again and reached Memphis with a delay of 2.5 hours. (avherald.com) More...

New 2 Billion Calgary Airport Terminal Ready For Takeoff

Fifteen years of planning, five years of construction, a $2.6-billion investment. (calgaryherald.com) More...

Lion Group to convert Batik Air into all-Airbus carrier

Batik Air (ID, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) will transfer its entire fleet of ten B737-800s and six B737-900(ER)s to its Lion Group sister carrier, Malindo Air (OD, Kuala Lumpur Int'l), the latter's chief executive Chandran Ramamurthy has told to ch-aviation. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

BREAKING Video of SA227 aircraft crash this morning, few mins after takeoff from Luqa, Malta

BREAKING Video of SA227 aircraft crash this morning, few mins after takeoff from Luqa, Malta (www.airlive.net) More...

Embraer to Pay $205 million to U.S. Authorities to Settle Charges

Embraer agreed with the U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC to pay $205 million to resolve civil and criminal charges. (airwaysmag.com) More...


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