Crew warned PIA A320 had ‘lost engines’ before tragedy

[Ref Flight International Magazine 2-8 Jun 2020] Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK8303 (Airbus A320), which was arriving from Lahore on 22 May, crash in Karachi after aborted landing. Investigators have still to confirm whether the landing-gear was retracted, or at least partially deployed, during touchdown. However, at least two photographs of the aircraft purportedly taken during […]

Boeing wrestles with weighty problem

[Ref Flight International Magazine 2-8 Jun 2020] Boeing needs to face some key decisions over future product strategy : whether to extend production of the 747-8F beyond 2022 or turn the lights out on the iconic aircraft. Boeing has been offering customers a range of freighters with payloads running from 52t all the way up […]