COVID-19 causes pressure on different airlines

[Ref Flight International Magazine 12 – 18 May 2020] The situation could hardly be worse for Airbus, Boeing and first-tier suppliers. But for companies further down the supply chain it is as they face a fight for survival as demand dries up. As Covid-19 lockdowns and other restrictions begin to ease, and governments around the […]

Mis-set altitude led Neos 737 to fly low

[Ref Flight International Magazine 5 – 11 May 2020] Investigators have found that a Neos Boeing 737-800 arriving from Verona on 1 June 2019 – had been vectored to a shortened ­arrival route by approach controllers, which left it above 10,000ft with less than 25nm (46km) to touchdown. With the aircraft high and fast on […]

Hong Kong warns 787 operators on ILS incidents

[Ref Flight International Magazine 5 – 11 May 2020] After the latest in a string of incidents involving Boeing 787, authorities in Hong Kong have warned operators of possible adverse autopilot behaviour during localiser capture at the city’s international airport. A newly issued NOTAM instructs carriers to check a Boeing flightcrew operations bulletin referring to […]

Coronavirus has become a pandemic disease!

[Ref Flight International Magazine 24-30 Mar 2020] (Last Update: 2020 May 15 0230Z) “This is not a short-term issue – air connectivity will not be back to normal for many months. And for some airlines, things will never be the same again.” – IATA’s regional vice-president for Europe, Rafael Schwartzman. From the moment the World […]