Miscellaneous

Successful efforts to reduce CO2 emissions at Munich Airport

Munich Airport recognised by the climate protection organisation CDP CPD honours airport's progress with CO2 emissions for the third time…

US military aircraft crashes in Taliban-held territory of eastern Afghanistan

On 27 January around 13:00 local time (UTC + 4:30), an aircraft (US Air Force Bombardier E-11A registered 11-9358) crashed…

NBA legend Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant Dies In Helicopter Crash ---- American professional basketball player Kobe Bryant who plays shooting guard for the Los…

Cessna Citation S550 crashes in South Africa

On 23 January 2020, South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) have confirmed that it has not been able to make…

C-130 Hercules fighting bushfires crashes in Australia

On 23 January 2020, three American firefighters have died when a C-130 water tanker plane crashed near Snowy Mountains, Australia…

Record-breaking high atmospheric pressure over Europe

Over the last 24 hours, many European cities have recorded very high atmospheric (or barometric) pressures. In Belgium, atmospheric pressure…

Five countries are asking for compensation from Iran for downed Ukrainian Boeing 737-800

Canadian Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne today announced in London that Afghanistan, Canada, Sweden, Ukraine and the United Kingdom are asking…

Etihad Airways operated eco-flight to Brussels to celebrate Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020

Etihad Airways marked Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020 by operating a special ‘eco-flight’ from Abu Dhabi to Brussels, featuring a…

Initial Iranian Air Accident Investigation Board report on Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 crash

"In the name of God" Foreword The Civil Aviation Organization, in accordance with international requirements and local regulations of the…

Statement by the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the fatal plane crash in Iran

A large number of victims of the Ukraine International Airlines crash in Iran were Canadian. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau,…

Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 crashes after takeoff from Tehran, killing all 176 people on board

On 8 January, a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 crashed shortly after takeoff from Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran. The…

Somali terrorist organisation al-Shabaab attacks Kenya Defense Force Military Base in Manda Bay, Kenya; several casualties

On 5 January 2020, the Somali terrorist organisation al-Shabaab, an al-Qaida group in East Africa, attacked Manda Bay airfield (US…

Antonov An-12 crashes near Geneina Airport, Sudan – 18 passengers and crew members feared dead

On 2 January, a Sudanese Air Force Antonov An-12 aircraft crashed near Geneina Airport, Sudan, 5 minutes after take-off. Eighteen…

British Airways’ UK carbon emissions offsetting scheme takes off

Airline to make all flights within the UK carbon neutral from 1 January 2020 British Airways to invest in verified…

Belgian killed in light plane crash in northern France

A Belgian was killed in the crash of an ultralight plane in the north of France, French media report. According…

A Eurocopter AS350 B2 “Ecureuil” crashes in Hawaii – Remains found of 6 of the 7 people on board

The search for the last person missing after a helicopter crash in Hawaii killed six people is expected to resume…

Bek Air Fokker 100 crashes into building near Almaty airport, Kazakhstan – 15 dead

On 27 December 2019, a Bek Air Fokker 100 (reg. UP-F1007) came down and crashed into a 2-story building near…

Air France to begin offsetting 100% of CO2 emissions on its domestic flights on 1st January 2020

Air France has already selected 6 projects based in South America, Africa and Asia, in partnership with EcoAct. Air France…

Air traffic to/from/over France highly affected as major strike action against pension reforms continue

Passengers travelling to, from or over France are up for another day of disruptions as strike actions against President Emmanuel…

Carbon emissions per passenger decrease more than 50% since 1990, according to IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) published information confirming that carbon emissions per passenger have declined by more than 50%…

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