Timelapse for the manufacture of a Boeing 787-9

Timelapse for the manufacture of a Boeing 787-9

In June 2019, Turkish Airlines announced the order of 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for the next few years. The company shared a timelapse made during the manufacture of the third aircraft of the order. By the end of the summer, 6 aircraft should be able to operate...
A Russian plane lands in a cornfield

A Russian plane lands in a cornfield

On August 15, a Russian airline, Ural Airlines, lost control of its engines following a birdstrike. Fortunately for the passengers on the plane, it managed to land in a cornfield without causing any casualties. The aircraft in question was an A321 registered VQ-BOZ,...
Still no takeovers for Jet Airways

Still no takeovers for Jet Airways

The Indian company Jet Airways has always failed to find new investors to put its aircraft back into flight. Indeed, the company’s aircraft have been grounded since April 2019. Etihad Airways, which owns 12% of the Indian airline, recently announced that it does...
Wizz Air plane forced to divert

Wizz Air plane forced to divert

On Thursday, August 15, a Wizz Air W6-2427 aircraft departing from Budapest and bound for Iceland was forced to divert to Stavanger, Norway. A passenger reportedly attempted to enter the aircraft’s cockpit in mid-flight while it was en route to the Nordic...
Cars and house roofs damaged by Boeing 787 engine failure

Cars and house roofs damaged by Boeing 787 engine failure

On Sunday, August 11, in Italy, a Norwegian Boeing 787 Dreamliner lost several fragments of its Rolls Royce engine in flight. Despite the fact that there were no injuries, this incident is another blow to Boeing and the engine manufacturer. The Boeing 787 took off at...
Protesters shut down Hong-Kong Airport

Protesters shut down Hong-Kong Airport

On Monday August 12, thousands of pro-democracy protesters shut down Hong-Kong Airport resulting in the cancellation of almost 200 departing flights and 70 arriving flights. Numerous passengers were left stranded at the airport. When the authorities decided to shut...
San Francisco Airport bans plastic bottles

San Francisco Airport bans plastic bottles

As of next week, travellers passing through San Francisco airport will no longer be able to buy plastic water bottles there. In order to meet the needs of customers, about a hundred water coolers have already been installed. The ban will therefore begin on August 20...
Traffic decrease for Norwegian

Traffic decrease for Norwegian

Last July, the low-cost airline Norwegian carried 3.714 million passengers, a decline of 2% or just over 81,000 customers compared to July 2018. However, the occupancy rate of Norwegian aircraft increased by 0.5% making it to a total of 93.5% in average. In terms of...
International exchanges increased less in 2018 than in 2017

International exchanges increased less in 2018 than in 2017

Freight transport statistics grew at a slower rate than in 2017, as did world trade. Indeed, this figure has risen from 9.7% in 2017 to 3.4% in 2018. Here is a classification of freight transport companies in terms of ton-kilometers: 1. Federal Express (17.5...
Asia has top pairs of airports

Asia has top pairs of airports

According to IATA data for 2018, the main airport pairs in terms of international and regional passengers are all in the Asia-Pacific region: 1. Hong Kong – Taipei-Taoyuan (5.4 million)2. Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi – Hong Kong (3.4 million)3. Jakarta...

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