ALERT Antonov An-24 skidded off runway on take-off in blizzard conditions (-14°C) at Evensk, Russia

According to Russian authorities, while preparing for take-off, the Antonov An-24 skidded off runway. The incident took place on November 27, at Evensk in the Magadan Region, around 13:57 local time. On board, the 47 passengers were not injured and the aircraft also was not damaged. According to preliminary information, the reason for the incident…

Air China suspends flights to North Korea

Air China Ltd has indefinitely suspended flights between Beijing and Pyongyang, citing poor demand as North Korea faces growing sanctions from the United States over its nuclear weapons and missile programs. Air China flights to Pyongyang, which have traditionally operated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, began in 2008, but have frequently been canceled because of…

Airbus A350-1000 receives EASA and FAA Type Certification

Following an intensive flight test campaign performed in less than a year, the A350-1000 has received Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines. The EASA A350-1000 Type Certification document was signed by EASA’s Certification Director, Trévor Woods,…

Japan scrambles fighter jets after China sends bombers and intelligence-gathering planes through international airspace near Okinawa

China on Sunday again sent bombers and intelligence-gathering aircraft through international airspace between the islands of Okinawa and Miyako in the East China Sea, part of what Beijing has called continued “regular” exercises in the area. Japan scrambled fighters in response, though no violation of Japanese airspace was detected. Four H-6 bombers and two intelligence-gathering…

A Royal Malaysian Air Force C130 made a belly landing at Labuan Airport following landing gear malfunction (video)

A Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) plane made an emergency landing at the Labuan International Airport on November, 18 following a landing gear malfunction. The Defence Ministry, in a statement, said the pilot of the military transport aircraft, C130 Hercules, was forced to land without tyres at 5.15pm, after circling for six hours to burn…

Mango Boeing 737-800 suffered birdstrike on departure from Johannesburg (video)

Just experienced a bird strike shortly after takeoff from OR Tambo. You can spot the damage to the Mango airbus engine. @Traveller24_SA @News24 pic.twitter.com/wEqj1GbUs5 — Sergio Davids (@SergioDavids1) November 19, 2017 A Mango Boeing 737-800 flight #JE147 from Johannesburg to Cape Town suffered a birdstrike on takeoff. The left engine (CFM56) cowling was damaged and…

ALERT US Navy deploys P-8A Poseidon to support ongoing search for the submarine San Juan in the Southern Atlantic

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) directed the U.S. Navy to deploy a P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft to Bahia Blanca, Argentina, Nov. 18 to support the South American nation’s ongoing search for the submarine A.R.A. San Juan in the waters of the Southern Atlantic. The aircraft and its 21-person crew will depart El Salvador’s Comalapa Air…