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]

LEAP engines on a Boeing 737 Max (Image: Nick Harding/TransportMedia UK)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

FAA clears Boeing 737 Max to return to service

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has cleared Boeing’s 737 Max family to fly once again following its grounding in March 2019. The type was grounded last year following two fatal crashes attributed to the systems designed to compensate for aerodynamic changes and the types larger engines. The so-called ‘Maneuvering Characteristics [read more]

Civil Aviation

British Airways B767 turned into PlaneTags

Following her retirement from British Airways in 2014, former “City of Rome” has gradually been broken up for parts and has had sections of her exterior skin turned into MotoArt’s popular PlaneTags. These are scheduled to be released on Thursday at 1800hrs on the MotoArt website. Blue tags are priced [read more]