Month: March 2014

Crash Of Indian Air Force Lockheed C-130J-30: 5 Airmen On Board Killed.

Crash Of Indian Air Force Lockheed C-130J-30: 5 Airmen On Board Killed.

Defense, Featured, Headline
A Lockheed C-130J-30 belonging to the Indian Air Force crashed Friday morning about 72 miles from Gwalior Airbase while on a routine flight, causing the death of the 5 IAF personnel on board. The Air Force it seems had no initial explanation regarding the cause crash of the aircraft whose flight to Gwalior had originated at Agra Airbase. A Court of Inquiry has been set up to help determine what may have caused the brand new 'Super Hercules' C-130J-30, one of six aircraft delivered brand new throughout 2011, to crash. Following its induction into Indian Air Force service on February 5th 2011, the Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 has earned notoriety by being involved in events of national significance, cementing both an endearing and enduring presence in the nation's service, to a point where ea...
In Largest Order Ever Worth $16.6 Billion, ANA Mixes 20 Boeing 777-9X, 6 777-300ER, 14 787-9 With 7 Airbus A320neo and 23 A321neo

In Largest Order Ever Worth $16.6 Billion, ANA Mixes 20 Boeing 777-9X, 6 777-300ER, 14 787-9 With 7 Airbus A320neo and 23 A321neo

Airlines, Featured, Headline
With this largest order ever produced by Japan's largest carrier, 40 wide body aircraft from Boeing and 30 single aisle aircraft from Airbus will be put in service by 2027. The order worth $16.6 Billion (1.7 trillion yen) comes in anticipation of the 2020 Olympics. Purchase for Airbus A320-A321neo worth approx. $3.6 Billions The single aisle aircraft ordered from Airbus is composed of 7 A320neo and 23 A321neo stretched variant. The highly fuel efficient and hot-selling aircraft will begin arriving in 2016 with deliveries completed by 2023. This part of the overall order is estimated at 366 billion yen at list prices. Boeing wide body jets acquisition estimated at $13 Billions The remaining portion of the order consisting solely of wide body Boeing aircraft worth 1.36 trillion yen w...
Kenya Airways Gears Up For 6 New 787 and 1 777-300ER, Before Expansion To China

Kenya Airways Gears Up For 6 New 787 and 1 777-300ER, Before Expansion To China

Airlines, Featured, Headline
The east African carrier announced March 3rd that it was poised to induct the 787 type in its long haul fleet when the first aircraft is delivered by Boeing  on April 4th 2014, later to be followed by another 5 aircraft all during this year alone. Part of the 10-year airline strategic Plan ‘Mawingo’ which began in 2012, the airline is betting on sustainable growth by focusing on Far East Asia. This year will see the opening of 2 new routes in China with service to Beijing set to begin on September 24th with using a 787 Dreamliner and Shanghai is also in line to be served by the end of the year, (according to CAPA web site). These routes would come to complement the current Guangzhou route , which is currently served alongside Bangkok and Hong Kong. The newly expanded fleet capabilities
Delta Boeing 757 Loses Wing Upper Surface Panel But Lands Safely In Atlanta

Delta Boeing 757 Loses Wing Upper Surface Panel But Lands Safely In Atlanta

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A Delta Airlines Boeing 757 Flight 2412 on a terminal phase of its Orlando to Atlanta cruise suffered an uncharacteristically scary incident. At about 7:30pm, following a thunderous noise, the aircraft with 179 passengers and 6 crews on board lost a portion of its right wing’s upper surface. The loss of the upper wing panel described by FAA as a “four-foot by eight-foot panel” did cause some of the wings inner wirings as well as the aircraft retracted right main landing gear wheels and mechanisms to become visible. However it did not appear that the mishap did impede the airplane controls nor stability. After declaring an emergency pilots were able to land the aircraft safely at one of Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport runway. No one on board was injured and an investigati
China Southern Airlines Inducts Boeing 777-300ER Into Fleet Replacing The 777-200ER

China Southern Airlines Inducts Boeing 777-300ER Into Fleet Replacing The 777-200ER

Airlines, Featured, Uncategorized
By taking delivery of its first ever Boeing 777-300ER, China Southern Airline became Asia's newest operator of Boeing's highly successful higher passenger capacity long range -300ER variant offer of its 777 twin engine family. The official acceptance ceremony held on February 25th 2014 at Boeing's Everett facility highlight the new era that China's largest carrier by fleet size was entering as another 9 new 777-300ER are scheduled to join the fleet through the year 2016 including 3 additional aircraft to be delivered this year alone.   A replacement for the 777-200ER The new aircraft has been configured to accommodate 309 passengers in a four-class layout with 4 seats in First Class, 32 in Business Class, 44 in the ubiquitous Premium Economy Class in addition to the 227 Economy se...
Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER Flight MH 370 With 239 On Board Disappears Off Vietnam’s Coast

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER Flight MH 370 With 239 On Board Disappears Off Vietnam’s Coast

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Fear and uncertainties remained high more than 24 hours after a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777-200ER registration number 9M-MRO had disappeared only an hour after departing from Kuala Lumpur Airport on a flight to Beijing. The aircraft which carried 239 people on board simply went off the radar while climbing off Vietnam's coast on Friday march 7th 2014. It was reported that flight MH370 last radar contact with Malaysian air traffic control took place at around 1:20 a.m. Saturday (12:20 p.m. EST Friday). The passengers manifest released by the carrier confirmed that a total of 239 people were on board the flight including twelve crew members and 227 passengers, of which 153 were citizens of China, 38 from Malaysia, 7 from Indonesia, another 7 from Australia, 5 from India, 4 from the US a
US Marines Aviator Killed As F-18 Crashes During Training Mission At NAS Fallon

US Marines Aviator Killed As F-18 Crashes During Training Mission At NAS Fallon

Defense, Headline
A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C attached to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center crashed on Saturday while conducting a training flight about 70 miles east of Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada. The death of the single pilot on board the aircraft was only confirmed by the US Navy Sunday night after rescue crews finally gained access to the wreckage following a snow storm in a mountainous remote area, the Navy announced. The Largest Training Complex For Aerial Combat NAS Fallon presents the US Navy with the largest most comprehensive tactical air warfare training facility in the nation known as the Fallon Range Training Complex (FRTC), permitting the employment of a full carrier air wing thanks to the presence of the US Navy's longest active runway at 14,000 ft, and access to more than 1...