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]

LEAP engines on a Boeing 737 Max (Image: Nick Harding/TransportMedia UK)
Civil Aviation

Boeing to cut another 7000 jobs as losses deepen

US aerospace giant Boeing is looking to cut another 7000 jobs across its global workforce as losses at the Seattle-based company deepen. Boeing said that by the end of 2021 its workforce will be 20% lower than pre-pandemic levels, dropping from 160,000 to 130,000 employees. The news comes as Boeing [read more]

Boeing demonstrated the 787-8 with a near vertical take-off (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Boeing’s Q3 deliveries drop 55% on last year

The number of aircraft delivered by Boeing in the 3rd Quarter of 2020 has dropped 55% compared the same period last year. Figures from Boeing show that they delivered just 28 commercial aircraft during the 3rd quarter and just 98 aircraft so far in 2020. Boeings deliveries have been hit [read more]