Squawks & Headlines ✈ General ✈ Popular (24 hours)

CSeries Proposal from Airbus - Spirit Airlines Mulls Adding Smaller Jets to All-Airbus Fleet

Submitted
Spirit Airlines Inc. is considering adding smaller planes to its fleet of Airbus SE jets as the carrier looks for ways to expand its service. (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

What we know so far about the Southwest incident

Submitted
Philadelphia - A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia on April 17 after one of its engines had been severely damaged following the loss of a fan blade. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

U.S. FAA orders engine inspections after Southwest explosion

Submitted
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it would order inspection of some 220 jet engines after investigators said a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 flight, shattering a window and killing a passenger. (uk.reuters.com) More...

Hawaiian publishes new Airbus A321neo routes

Submitted
Hawaiian Airlines is expanding Airbus A321 coverage as more aircraft are delivered. According to Airline Route, the carrier will start the following new routes with the new type: (worldairlinenews.com) More...

NTSB finds 'interior' crack in failed Southwest CFM engine

Submitted
Internal cracks had developed in a fan blade that exploded out of a CFM International CFM56-7B powerplant on 17 April, severely damaged a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 and killing one passenger, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Southwest Airlines protested airworthiness directive designed to prevent engine failures

Submitted
While a National Transportation Safety Board investigation is still underway, NTSB officials confirmed that the uncontained engine failure aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 was the result of a fan blade breaking from a crack near the fan's hub. The failure is similar to one that occurred on another Southwest flight in September 2016. (arstechnica.com) More...

Allegiant Air: The budget airline flying under the radar

Submitted
Steve Kroft investigates Allegiant Air, a discount carrier known more for its ultra-low fares than its high record of in-flight breakdowns (www.cbsnews.com) More...

NTSB conducted 2016 probe of same engine model as Southwest incident

Submitted
The National Transportation Safety Board said in a tweet it was sending a team to investigate. The NTSB investigates the most serious engine failures and conducted a probe of a similar Southwest incident in 2016 involving the same type of engine. In that incident, a fan blade snapped off a Southwest 737-700 engine mid-flight (www.mysanantonio.com) More...

Rolls-Royce to check 380 Trent 1000 engines already in service

Submitted
London - Technical problems at Rolls-Royce are putting pressure on Boeing and airline operators across the world. The British engine manufacturer wants to carry out further inspections for Trent 1000 engines in the C package already installed on B787 aircraft. The checks will be made on 380 Trent 1000 turbines. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Airline operators to face route planning restrictions due to ETOPS downgrade for the 787-9

Submitted
New York - Rolls-Royce increases the inspection frequency of Trent 1000 "Package C" engines to a monthly interval due to the recent problems reported by the clients. Operators also need to be prepared for route planning restrictions. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

It would be the world’s largest airplane. It’s being built by a billionaire. And it’s getting ready to fly.

Submitted
COLORADO SPRINGS — The massive airplane that Paul Allen’s aerospace company has been building in the California desert could fly for the first time as soon as this summer, officials said. (www.msn.com) More...

SWA1380 ADS-B Data

Submitted
Here is the ADS-B data from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 (SWA1380) (flightaware.com) More...

Primera Air takes delivery of its first A321neo

Submitted
Confirming the success of the A320 Family on the market (www.airbus.com) More...

Login

Don't have an account? Register now (free) for customized features, flight alerts, and more!