China Southern to leave SkyTeam alliance

Asia’s biggest carrier is abandoning the SkyTeam airline alliance. China Southern Airlines Co. will exit the partnership in 2019, nearly two years after selling a minority stake to American Airlines Inc., which is a member of the rival Oneworld group. The Guangzhou-based carrier, the continent’s largest as measured by passengers carried, said in a statement…

US pilots flying Boeing’s 737 MAX weren’t told about a change to an automatic system linked to the fatal crash of a Lion Air jet

Pilots flying Boeing’s 737 MAX for American Airlines and Southwest Airlines were not informed during training about a key change to an automatic system that’s been linked to the fatal crash of a Lion Air jet last month, according to pilot representatives at both airlines. Jon Weaks, president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, said Monday…

ALERT Irish Aviation Authority is investigating after #BA94 and #VS76 pilots reported UFO off Irish coast (video with ATC)

The Irish Aviation Authority is investigating UFO sightings reported by a number of planes over Ireland. On November 9 at around 7:40 UTC, the pilot of a British Airways flight #BA94 from Montreal contacted Shannon Air Traffic Control (ATC) to ask if there were military exercises taking place in the airspace through which her Boeing…