Last week’s market and bankruptcies review and future profitable industries

Despite last year’s generally appalling financial results for most airlines, it did seem that some were going to continue to operate, and that the financial aid distributed by various governments might spare some smaller airlines. But now, whatever the revenue of the airline and whichever market it is serving (apart from Asian airlines), the slow […]


Aircraft of the week:

Aircraft 5Y-JWC for Kenyan regional airline Jetways Airlines is a Fokker 50 that is 33 years old. It is 1 of 213 Fokker 50s (which are turboprops) produced and is powered by 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127Bs. The Fokker 50 seats 58 people. 5Y-JWC was originally delivered to Aer Lingus in January 1989 under […]

Aircraft of the week:

Aircraft 9H-REY for Maltese carrier Maleth-Aero and CS-TPJ for Portugese regional carrier Portugalia and former Midlands carrier Flybmi, this Embraer ERJ-145 (a regional jet that carries 50 passengers) was first delivered to Portugalia in December 1997 after having been produced at Embraer’s main production site, Sao Jose Dos Campos in the Brazilian State of Sao […]

Aircraft of the week:

Aircraft 9A-BTD, a Fokker 100, has had a long history, albeit spending a large part of it in Croatia. It was first delivered to American Airlines (the flag carrier of the USA) in August 1992 and registered under the name N1424M after leaving Fokker’s production site at Amsterdam Schipol Airport. All 283 Fokker 100s are […]

Bek Air crash

A Fokker 100 belonging to Bek Air, an airline based at Oral Ak Zhol Airport in Kazakhstan, has crashed near the city of Almaty, killing at least twelve people. The plane was headed for Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport, the second busiest airport in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee announced that the plane ” lost altitude during […]