A Virgin Atlantic passenger aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at Edinburgh Airport after suffering a loss of cabin pressure shortly after take-off. The incident was declared over just before 18:00, after the London-bound flight turned around and landed safely.
AVIC Xian Aircraft Industry has rolled out the mid fuselage of the first Comac C919, as the airframer works towards starting final assembly of the narrowbody by end 2014. View article
Bombardier has delivered its first 86-seat Dash 8 Q400 aircraft to launch customer Nok Air. View article
A United Airlines flight that was diverted after two passengers argued over the use of a device that blocks reclining. View article
Air France said it was suspending its flights to Sierra Leone from Thursday because of an Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 1,400 people in West Africa. The French flag carrier announced the “temporary suspension” of its flight to Freetown that it runs three times a week but insisted it would continue to serve…
NASA has completed a complex series of tests on one of the largest composite cryogenic fuel tanks ever manufactured, bringing the aerospace industry much closer to designing, building, and flying lightweight, composite tanks on rockets. At NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, the tank was lowered into a structural test stand where it…
Start-up carrier Cambodia Bayon Airlines has inked a contract with AVIC Aircraft for up to 20 Xian Aircraft MA60 turboprops. View article
Brazilian regional carrier Azul has sold a new ATR 72-600 delivery to DAE Capital under a sale and leaseback deal, confirms the Middle Eastern operating lessor. View article
Cargo Air Lines (CAL) has purchased a new Boeing 747-400ERF, to complete the upgrade of its fleet to two new open nose and door freighters. View article
Qatar Airways’ first Airbus A350-900 has broken cover with its full livery, although the aircraft has yet to have its powerplants installed. View article
AN elderly man has been charged over an aircraft incident that forced a pilot to make an emergency landing near Oberon on Monday afternoon. View article
NEWS Fan blade failure on Airbus A330 engine results in engine fire and emergency landing at Singapore
A fan blade failure on a Rolls Royce Trent 700 engine resulted in an engine fire and emergency landing at Singapore Airport in May 2011, according to an investigation report published by the Air Accident investigation Bureau of Singapore.