Category Archives: World News

Turkish Airlines reached 83.4 percent load factor in October

Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for October, reached 83.4% load factor in that month.

AIRBUS predicts doubling of aircraft fleet in CIS by 2037

According to the Airbus Company, the number of aircraft will increase to 1,700.

Bombardier’s supplies rose slightly

Revenues of Bombardier Business Aircraft increased by US $ 9 million in the Q3 2018, as compared to the same period last year and amounted to US $ 1.083 billion.

Boeing withheld airlines about potential hazards for aircraft to disrupt in nosedive

Boeing Co., the U.S. aircraft manufacturer, concealed information about potential hazards associated with a new flight-control feature suspected of playing a role in last month’s fatal Lion Air jet crash, according to safety experts involved in the investigation, as well as midlevel FAA officials and airline. Interfax reported citing The Wall Street Journal.

Malfunction triggered aboard Air Astana plane in Portugal

In Portugal, a technical malfunction signal was triggered on board of the Air Astana plane, Kazinform reports with reference to the Civil Aviation Committee, Kazakhstan.

Indonesian authorities do not intend to curtail search for “black box” crashed Boeing

Indonesia’s rescuers do not intend to curtail the search for a speech recorder of the Lion Air’s aircraft crashed in the Java Sea. “The second part of the flight recorder (black box) is extremely important for establishing a complete picture of what happened,” said Soirdjanto Tajahono, head of the Transport Safety and Security Committee, TASS reports.

Bell develops Air Taxi project

Bell Helicopter continues to work on its VTOL project – Bell Air Taxi. Recently, the company announced it has signed an agreement with Electric Power Systems (EPS) to develop energy storage systems for VTOL and on-demand mobility (ODM) solutions.

The French to create hybrid aircraft with distributed propulsion system

The French startup VoltAero started developing a hybrid aircraft with a distributed propulsion system. The propulsion system, which consisted of electric motors with pulling propellers, will be responsible for creating the driving force during takeoff and landing, while cruising flight will be provided by an internal combustion engine, which rotates the pushing propeller.

The United States send warnings to 246 Boeing aircraft after air crash in Indonesia

The United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extended airworthiness directives to 246 Boeing 737 Max aircraft after the manufacturing company reported a possible sensor error at an aircraft of this type that crashed in Indonesia, Reuters wrote.

Passenger traffic growth slows down to 5.5% in September 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 5.5% compared to the same month in 2017.