Armenia’s CAC suspends Atlantis Armenian Airlines’ licence

Armenia’s Civil Aviation Committee (CAC) suspended Atlantis Armenian Airlines’ (a light aircraft specialist) licence on the 11th of August for 7 months. The Head of the CAC’s Airworthiness Department, Karen Gyurjyan, told local media outlet Hetq that the reason for the airline’s suspension had nothing to do with safety issues, but with financial issues. Atlantis […]

TAG Aviation Holding sells off final assets

Geneva-based TAG Aviation Holding has sold off its aircraft charter/management divisions, TAG Aviation Asia and TAG Aviation SA (in which it held a 51% stake), to its Asian joint venture partner Young Brothers and an unidentified private investor, completing its departure from business aviation. This comes after a long series of sales of which TAG […]

Nok Air CFO resigns after only 3 weeks

Bangkok-based Nok Air’s (a Thai LCC) CFO Nuanwan Bhuprasert resigned yesterday after only 3 weeks as the airline’s CFO and 4 days after the airline filed for bankruptcy due to the coronavirus. The company’s CE (Chief Executive), Wutthiphum Jurangkool has resumed the role of acting CFO. Bhuprasert was also Nok’s CFO between 2014 and 2016. […]

FlyBosnia has a new CEO

The new CEO of FlyBosnia is Haris Coloman, who has replaced Tarik Bilalbegovic. Mr Coloman was previously FlyBosnia’s Executive Director, and left the company in September of last year. He has some 20 years of experience in the Bosnian aviation industry, having not only worked with FlyBosnia but also with Bosnian Wand Airlines (who ceased […]

PIA banned from the USA

The US Department of Transport has decided to ban PIA from entering the USA. Fake pilot licences, a deadly crash and an enormous decline in global air travel have all contributed to its decision. PIA has one of the worst crash records for an airline, having been involved in a total of 52 incidents, 21 […]

Jiangxi Air applies to start international operations

Chinese LCC Jiangxi Air has applied to China’s civil aviation authorities for a certificate that would permit them to fly on international routes. China’s aviation authorities have exposed the fact that the Nanchang-based airline wishes to fly to Hong Kong, Taiwan and neighbouring countries. Jiangxi operates 10 Boeing 737-800s, 2 Comac ARJ21s and has 33 […]

Qantas to give up its stake in Jetstar Pacific

Qantas (the flag carrier of Australia) has announced that it is going to give up its 30% stake in Jetstar Pacific (a Vietnamese low-cost airline based at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City), making it a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vietnam Airlines. This will lead to a slight change in the airline’s […]

China Express Airlines orders 100 Comac aircraft

China Express Airlines has a made a deal with Comac (a Chinese state-owned aircraft manufacturer) for the purchase of 100 of their aircraft. The deal should see China Express Airlines take a mix of ARJ21s and C919s, but we don’t know how many of each. The ARJ21 is a small regional jet that carries between […]

Pakistan International Airlines crash in Karachi: 107 dead

Today, a Pakistan International Airlines (the flag carrier of Pakistan) flight has crashed into a block of houses in Karachi, a city in Pakistan, killing 107 people. The plane which crashed was an Airbus A320-200 operating flight PK 8303 flying from Lahore International Airport to Jinnah International Airport (Karachi). It attempted to land 3 times […]

The Cessna 408 Sky Courier has completed its 1st flight

The Cessna 408 Sky Courier, a utility aircraft produced by Textron Aviation, completed its 1st flight yesterday morning. Textron Aviation is an aerospace manufacturing company created in March 2014 following the acquisition of Beechcraft and Hawker Aircraft. Cessna was also merged into Textron Aviation in the same month. The 408 Sky Courier is mainly made […]

Problems for the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation

Due to the coronavirus, the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has decided to halve its operating budget for the SpaceJet program to $561 million. The SpaceJet program is owned by the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and the Toyota Motor Corporation who are working with the Subaru Corporation (who is designing the aircraft). Its aim is for Japan to […]

Boeing 767 (part 1)

The Boeing 767 is one of the world’s most successful widebodied aircraft. As of this year, 1186 have been delivered and cargo and military versions are still being produced. The 767 is one of the world’s first aircraft to be partially designed by a computer, along with the Boeing 757. Over a third of the […]