Boeing 777-9 WH002 (Image: Boeing)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Concerns raised over Boeing 777-9 performance promises

Several airlines that ordered the Boeing 777-9 (777X) have voiced concerns over the promised performance of Boeing’s latest twin jet. The most vocal of these has been Emirates (EK/UAE) who warned Boeing last week that it will reject the aircraft if it doesn’t match the expected specification 100%. The issues [read more]

Boeing 737 Max 8
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

777 Partners place Boeing Max order

Private investment company 777 Partners have placed an order for 24 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft to add to its growing portfolio. The Miami Florida based company leases aircraft and also invests in aviation related business across the world. One of their investments is Edmonton based Flair airlines which it [read more]

UA328 Boeing 777-200 (Image: NTSB/Public Domain)
Air Safety

FAA orders thermal checks on PW4000 compressor fans

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD #2021-05-51) ordering US operators of Boeing 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000-112 engines to carry out thermal checks on compressor blades before allowing them to return to service. The directive comes after initial findings by the [read more]

Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 PK-CLC (Image: Ikko Haidar Farozy/Wikimedia/CC BY-SA2.0)
Air Safety

Indonesia Plane Crash: All know so far

An Indonesian airliner belonging to local budget airline Sriwijaya Air has crashed off the coast of Indonesia en-route from Jakarta to Pontianak. According to flight data, the aircraft suddenly dropped out of the sky from 10,000ft to sea level in about 60 seconds. The aircraft departed Jakarta at 14:36 local [read more]