Thai Airways Chairman Resigns

Thai Airways revealed yesterday that its chairman, Ekniti Nitithanprapas resigned effective immediately. His resignation comes at a challenging time for the airline, which has posted heavy losses so far this year. AP News reported earlier today on Thai Airways’ most recent high-level resignation – Chairman Ekniti Nitithanprapas. He stepped down yesterday without explanation, joining three of the airline’s executive directors who also recently quit their positions. In his place, Air Chief Marshal Chaiyapruk Didyasarin, who was Vice Chairman, will step up to become acting chairman until a replacement is confirmed. Why…

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 heavily damaged after hard landing in Ponta Delgada (Azores)

Rough Landing Seriously Damages Delta 757 (N543US, built 1996), suffered serious over stress damage to the airframe during a hard landing on flight #DL414 from New York-JFK at Ponta Delgada Airport (LPPD), Acores, Portugal. A Delta Air Lines aeroplane made a very hard landing today at Ponta Delgada Airport in the Azores, causing damage to the fuselage and landing gear. The Boeing 757-200 registered N543US was operating seasonal flight DL414 from New York JFK Airport, USA. After a delayed flight, it “made a hard landing on runway 12 of Ponta Delgada João…

Brexit Has No Effect On British Airways Bookings

Brexit has did not affect the number of bookings according to IAG’s CEO Willie Walsh. As the UK’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has pledged to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union on the 31st Of October, much uncertainty remains as to what will happen. Despite the uncertainty, Mr Walsh seems confident with his company’s ability to handle Brexit, whatever that may mean. The news comes at the same time Ryanair’s CEO is claiming that uncertainty surrounding Brexit has the potential to be damaging to his airline.…

34 Years Of Low Cost Flights – How Ryanair Built An Empire

Ryanair is like Marmite. Some people love it, and others hate it. However, did you know that Ryanair this week celebrated their 34th birthday? Simple Flying takes a look at the airline’s history from humble beginnings to a European empire. Humble beginnings Although Ryanair was founded in November 1984, it didn’t take its first flight until the 8th July 1985. The story of how the airline came to be named isn’t particularly exciting, as it simply stems from the name of airline’s founders, the Ryan family. Using a 15-seater Embraer Bandeirante, …

AFI KLM E&M and Corendon renew their partnership

Paris, Amstelveen, June 18, 2019 – AFI KLM E&M and Corendon Airlines have renewed and extended the CFM56-7B engine support agreement that has united the companies for several years. The contract provides full engine support services, including the conduction of shop visits and supply of replacement engines, and now covers Corendon Airlines’ Turkish and Maltese fleets. Longstanding partnershipAFI KLM E&M has been providing support for Corendon Airlines via its aeronautic maintenance solutions for several years, for several products including 737NG component support and CFM56-7B engine support. Over the course of…

Norwegian 737 MAX denied entry into Germany, lands in France

German authorities have refused entry of a Norwegian Boeing 737 MAX 8 into their airspace. The aircraft, which was performing a ferry flight, eventually landed in a Parisian airport. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 registered SE-RTB of the low-cost carrier Norwegian departed on June 11, 2019, from Malaga airport (AGP), in Spain, to return to the company’s base in Stockholm (ARN), Sweden. However, as it was about to reach the German border, the aircraft was put on hold and started flying in circles above the French eastern region of Moselle,…

Airbus makes a case for disruptive stability in the A321XLR

Toulouse, France — Silicon Valley has fetishized disruption. It is the holy grail of the 21st century business model to upset the apple cart. It gleefully throws a wrench into the gears of stagnant systems that haven’t been required to evolve. Uber and Lyft have indisputably disrupted how we move on the ground, but both have done so while losing untold sums of money and an unclear path to future profit. Disruption is expensive. Embedded in the Airbus strategy for the A321neo, the A321LR and the incoming A321XLR is a…

Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300 ER sustained damage at Istanbul New Airport

THY Turkish Airlines flight TK2108, a Boeing 777-300ER, sustained damage to the right-hand wing tip leading edge after hitting a communication tower (mast) at the side of the taxiway. Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300 (TC-LJE) hit the tower upon taxi for departure at Istanbul Intl Airport (LTFM), Turkey. The right outer wing of flight TK2108 to Ankara sustained damage.The aircraft taxiing out for departure at the time of the incident. The flight #TK2108 to Ankara were cancelled. No injuries were reported Extensive Investigation has been started to determine the reason of incident. According…

How to convert Turkish ATP A Licence To FAA ATP A License (ATP CTP Course Requirements in USA )

Dear Friends , I would like to help the Airline Pilots who are currently flying in Airlines in terms of converting their licenses from ICAO JAA ATP to FAA ATP License.. Here are the steps for ICAO JAA ATP Holders to convert their licenses to FAA ATP easily. Step I : You will have to have the Turkish CAA (SHGM) verified your license to the FAA. It may take 60/90 days to confirm the License. Normally It would take 4 weeks.. Because of the crisis between USA and Turkish Republic…