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The long arm of the law was in motion at Buenos Aires: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

Part of an Air France crew flying between Paris CDG and Buenos Aires was detained for six hours by the airport police upon arrival...

A fire in the cabin of a Qatar Airways A321 completely destroys aircraft

A fire broke out in the cabin of a Qatar Airways Airbus A321 (A7-AIB) undergoing maintenance works at a remote stand at Doha-Hamad Airport. There...

Air Astana Embraer ERJ-190LR from Alverca Airport, Portugal declared a “mayday” with loss of instruments

On 11 November, an Air Astana Embraer ERJ-190LR (P4-KCJ) from Alverca Airport, Portugal and performing a first flight - after six weeks of maintenance...

Air Canada Boeing 787-8 from Montreal to Tokyo takes wrong taxiway after landing and gets stuck for … five hours!

On 30 July, an Air Canada Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (C-GHPV) got stuck on a partially unpaved taxiway under construction just after landing on runway...

Dog dies after United Airlines flight attendant forces passenger to put her kennel in the overhead compartment

A flight attendant on United Airlines flight UA1284 from Houston Intercontinental (IAH) to New York La Guardia (LGA) airport forced a passenger to put her...

A fake video on the Beijing Capital Airlines Airbus A320 accident has reached 10M views on Facebook

On 13 September, Facebook page Time News International misused the scare on typhoon Mangkhut and released a partly fake video on something that occurred already...

Will there be a new Lufthansa livery in 2018?

A new livery for Lufthansa in 2018? The current livery of Lufthansa aircraft was introduced in 1988. Since October 2017, it is rumoured that Lufthansa...

BREAKING: Brussels Airlines to acquire two Airbus A340 aircraft, to be operated on behalf of Eurowings

This morning, some top brass of Lufthansa were visiting Brussels Airlines headquarters, and simultaneously there was an extraordinary meeting of the staff council. A first surprising...

Emirates Airlines Airbus A380 is drawing a Christmas tree above Germany

An Airbus A380 is currently flying over Germany and drawing a giant Christmas tree in the sky. F-WWAE, the temporary registration for this Emirates...

Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319 windshield separation, rapid decompression and emergency descent

The right hand front windshield of this Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319 (B-6419) got separated with a sudden decompression as a result. The pilots immediately...

Why Brussels Airlines cancels many flights operated by CityJet with Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft

During the past few weeks, Brussels Airlines was forced to cancel a series of flights operated by ACMI-partner Cityjet. Indeed, four of Cityjet's six...

The world’s largest business jet, a Qatar Amiri Boeing 747-8i, is for sale

In addition to a rare 40-year old Boeing 747SP (available for 9.5 million dollars), a virtually brand new Boeing 747-8i from the royal family...

Beijing Capital Airlines Airbus A320 substantially damaged after hard landing at Macau Airport

On 28 August, a Capital Airlines Airbus A320 (B-6952) suffered severe damage on nose gear and left hand engine during a hard landing at...

Air Belgium’s first two aircraft OO-ABA and OO-ABB were ferried to Brussels Airport on 1 and 2 March 2018

Oscar Oscar Alfa Bravo Bravo or OO-ABB, Air Belgium's first Airbus A340 was ferried from Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées airport (LDE-LFBT) to Brussels Airport on Thursday 1...

Lufthansa wants a management change at the top of Brussels Airlines

Uncertain times for Brussels Airlines staff, and for Brussels Airlines CEO Bernard Gustin : on Monday at 13:00, a meeting of the Board of...

[Pictures] Brussels Airlines unveils its fifth Belgian Icon: Aerosmurf

7 months, 1415 submitted ideas and 14 painting days after the start of the Belgian Icon contest, Brussels Airlines’ fifth iconic plane is ready...

Air Belgium to stop Charleroi – Hong Kong route and focus on ACMI flights

  Belgian newspaper L'Avenir has learned that Air Belgium, whose only current route connects Brussels South Charleroi to Hong Kong, intends to stop this scheduled connection...

Eleven Kam Air crew members have been killed in Intercontinental Hotel Taliban siege

Kam Air, the airline headquartered in Kabul, Afghanistan and operating scheduled domestic passenger services and regional international services from Kabul International Airport has lost 11 Kam Air employees in the Taliban siege...

[Live updates] SN Airholding Board meeting in Frankfurt: Christina Förster replaces Bernard Gustin at the helm of Brussels Airlines

20:00 Brussels Airlines Chairman Viscount Etienne Davignon reassures that there will be no social bloodbath. Brussels Airlines will continue with its hybrid model (comfortable long-haul...

A Charleroi-based Ryanair pilot writes an open letter to CEO Michael O’Leary, and resigns!

After 16 years with Ryanair, a pilot based at Brussels South Charleroi had enough of that life and wrote an open resignation letter that...

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