Underwater Search for Malaysia Airlines MH370 Ends

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Published: January 18, 2017

January 17, 2017 The underwater search for Malaysia Airlines MH370 has been suspended with no sign of the wreckage of the Boeing 777 found. MH370 disappeared in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew onboard on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Investigators believe the plane was deliberately flown thousands of miles off course […]

Cargo Jet Crashes In Kyrgyzstan, 37 Dead

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Published: January 17, 2017

January 16, 2017 An ACT Airlines Boeing 747 freighter has crashed into a village in Kyrgyzstan killing at least 37 people. Four crew members, including two pilots, and at least 33 people on the ground were killed as the 747, operating as MyCargo Airlines under a Turkish Airlines code, crashed on approach to Manas airport. […]

Flynas Signs USD$8.67 Bln Airbus A320neo Order

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Published: January 17, 2017

January 16, 2017 Saudi Arabian low cost carrier flynas has ordered 60 A320neo aircraft, and upgraded a previous order for 20 A320ceos. The total order for 80 A320neos is worth USD$ 8.67 billion at list prices. Deliveries will start from 2018. “We have operated exceptionally well with our existing Airbus A320 fleet… and the new […]

Spain Sets Record For Tourist Arrivals

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Published: January 14, 2017

January 13, 2017 Spain broke its previous record for tourist arrivals with 75.3 million international visitors in 2016. The increase was 9.9 percent over 2015, the Spanish Tourism ministry said, a new record. The total spend by those visitors was also a record with EUR€77 billion (USD$ 81.9 billion), up 8.3 percent over the previous […]

Embraer Delivered 225 Aircraft In 2016

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Published: January 14, 2017

January 13, 2017 Embraer delivered 32 commercial and 43 executive aircraft in the fourth quarter of 2016. The Brazilian airframer made 225 deliveries for the full year, of which 108 were commercial aircraft and 117 were executive jets. Embraer’s order backlog was worth USD$ 19.6 billion at the end of 2016. Airwise Top Stories

SpiceJet Adds To Boeing 737 MAX Order

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Published: January 14, 2017

January 13, 2017 India’s SpiceJet has announced an order with Boeing for 100 737 MAX 8s in a deal worth USD$ 11 billion at current list prices. The order, made at the end of last year, is in addition to a 2014 order for 42 737 MAX 8s and a previously unidentified order for another […]

British Airways Cabin Crew Call 3 Day Strike

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Published: January 13, 2017

January 12, 2017 British Airways cabin crew working under ‘mixed fleet’ employment terms will strike for three days next week, the Unite union said. The 2,500 mixed fleet crew, which make up about 15 percent of the airline’s cabin crew, will strike for 72 hours from 00:01 GMT/UTC on Thursday, January 19. The industrial action […]

Delta’s Fourth Quarter Profit Falls 37 Pct

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Published: January 13, 2017

January 12, 2017 Delta Air Lines posted a 37 percent drop in fourth quarter net income to USD$ 622 million, mainly due to a new agreement with its pilots. Operating revenue for the quarter to end December was USD$ 9.46 billion, down from the prior year’s USD$ 9.5 billion. Salaries and related costs showed a […]

Tigerair Australia To Fly 2,000 Passengers Home

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Published: January 13, 2017

January 12, 2017 Tigerair Australia said it had been given permission by the Indonesian government to operate some Bali to Australia flights to take passengers home. The low cost carrier will operate 11 flights from Denpasar to Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth. Operational dates are Friday, January 13 to Monday, January 16. Tigerair said the flights […]

IranAir Receives First New Airbus A321

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Published: January 13, 2017

January 11, 2017 Iran Air has taken delivery of an A321, its first of an order for 100 Airbus aircraft. The delivery is the first since US-imposed sanctions against Iran were lifted. “This significant milestone marks the first practical step in Iran Air’s ambitious passenger aircraft fleet renewal and its stronger presence in international civil […]

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