MNG Jet: A Rogue Employee Acted Alone in Arranging Flights for Fugitive Ghosn..

Turkey’s MNG Jet has confirmed that two business jets it operates for charter flights were used by former automotive executive Carlos Ghosn to escape from Japan, where he is facing charges of serious financial misconduct. In a statement issued on Friday morning, MNG said it has filed a criminal complaint against an unnamed employee who it alleges falsified records for two flights to conceal the fact that Ghosn was on board. According to MNG Jet general manager Can Sasmaz, the company “leased” two aircraft to two different clients—one for a…

Royal Brunei Airlines’ first all-female pilot crew lands plane in Saudi Arabia – where women are not allowed to drive

The first ever all-female flight deck crew for Royal Brunei Airlines has operated a plane from Brunei to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Although it was a milestone for the airline, the pilot crew touched down in a country where women are still not allowed to drive a car. To mark Brunei’s National Day, which celebrates the country’s independence, Captain Sharifah Czarena Surainy Syed Hashim, Senior First Officer Dk Nadiah Pg Khashiem and Senior First Officer Sariana Nordin flew flight BI081, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, to the Middle Eastern country on 23 February. Saudi…

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 Crash Lands In Odessa

 Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet with TC-JGZ tail number, flying from Istanbul, Turkey to Odessa, Ukraine, rolled off the runway following its landing in Odessa International Airport. The incident happened tonight, resulting in what appears to be a collapse of the plane’s nose gear. All 134 passengers and flight crew onboard the aircraft evacuated the plane without any injuries. According to unofficial sources, after a missed approach the aircraft circled over Odessa and skidded off the runway during second attempt. There are no reports of injuries following the evacuation of…

Government told it has to curb aviation emissions to meet net zero climate target

The growth in demand for flights must be curbed to tackle greenhouse gas emissions as part of the UK’s climate targets, government advisers have said. Extra levies on those who fly frequently, reformed taxes or a price on carbon and management of the amount of airport capacity in the UK are among the potential measures suggested by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). They are needed to limit the growth in demand for flights to no more than 25 per cent above current levels by 2050 as part of efforts to…

Planes crash on runway

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped Pitts departed from Runway 3 at the airport in Farmville, Virginia, flew out to the aerobatic practice box, completed his practice, and returned to the airport. He entered a downwind for Runway 3 and announced his location relative to the traffic pattern throughout the landing. He heard another aircraft making calls in the traffic pattern, but nothing he was concerned about. After he landed, during the rollout about midfield, he heard someone announce on the radio that there was an airplane on the runway. This…