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Alaska 1282 Door Plug

Alaska Flight 1282 and Its Aftermath: What We Know So Far About the 737-9 Door Plug Accident

First published on 2024/01/09. Last updated on 2024/01/10: “Boeing 737 MAX’s Tarnished Image” section added toward the end of the article. On January 5, 2024, just a few days after the accident of Japan Airlines flight 516, another accident with a fortunate ending happened on Alaska Airlines flight 1282 when a plug (a component used […]

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EVA Air A350-1000

EVA Air Orders Over 30 A350-1000s and A321neos in a Blow to Boeing

As part of modernizing its fleet, EVA Air ordered 33 Airbus aircraft including 18 A350-1000s and 15 A321neos. Continue reading to learn more. EVA Air Orders Over 30 A350-1000 and A321neo Aircraft On January 9, 2024, Airbus announced that EVA Air finalized an order for 18 A350-1000s and 15 A321neos. This represents EVA Air’s first

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Tianjin Airlines E190

Kitakyushu Airport Reconnected with China as Tianjin Airlines Launches Flights from Dalian

Yesterday, Tianjin Airlines returned to Kitakyushu Airport with two weekly flights from Dalian. The airline operated the same route in the past too but terminated it in March 2019. Continue reading to learn more. Tianjin Airlines’ New Dalian – Kitakyushu Route Tianjin Airlines’ first flight from Dalian to Kitakyushu after the relaunch operated on January

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Cathay Pacific A330-300

Cathay Pacific Looking to Replace Mid-Sized Widebodies, Issues an RFI

Continuing the effort to modernize its fleet, Cathay Pacific has issued a request for information (RFI) so that it can start considering what aircraft type to replace its aging mid-sized widebodies with. Continue reading to learn more. Cathay Pacific Is Looking to Replace Older Mid-Sized Widebodies Currently, Cathay Pacific operates a fleet of Airbus A321neos,

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Haneda Collision ATC Transcript

Haneda Airport Collision Official ATC Communications Transcript (Full English Text Released by MLIT)

Earlier today, the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism released the full transcript of ATC communications around the time of yesterday’s accident at Tokyo Haneda Airport. I decided to add the full text here as I could not find it elsewhere online in text form (other than in Japanese or versions translated back

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JAL A350 Wreck

Tokyo Haneda Accident Investigation Begins, Runway 16L/34R Remains Closed

Yesterday, a deadly accident took place at Tokyo Haneda Airport when a JAL A350 collided with a Japan Coast Guard Dash 8 upon landing. Sadly, five of the Dash 8’s six crew members lost their lives. Thankfully, all onboard the A350 evacuated safely. Multiple investigations have now been launched to identify the cause of the

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JL516 Crash

JAL A350 Hits a Japan Coast Guard Dash 8 at Tokyo Haneda During Landing, 5 Dead

In a terrible accident, a JAL A350-900 hit a Japan Coast Guard Dash 8 upon landing at Tokyo Haneda earlier today. Everyone onboard the JAL aircraft was evacuated while five out of six crew members of the Dash 8 were reported dead. Continue reading to learn more. JAL Flight 516 Bursts into Flames as It

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Air India A350

Air India Receives Its First A350-900, Plans Domestic Crew Familiarization Flights

Earlier this year, Air India placed major orders with both Airbus and Boeing. The airline now received the first aircraft from that order – an Airbus A350-900 originally built for Aeroflot. Continue reading to learn more. Air India Has 40 Airbus A350s on Order In 2022, India’s Tata Group retook ownership of Air India. Under

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Ishikawa Earthquake

Strong Quake Strikes Western Japan: Noto, Niigata, Komatsu & Other Airports Affected

Last updated: January 5, 2024 Just after 4PM local time on January 1, 2024, a strong earthquake struck off the coast of Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan. Multiple flights to airports in the region made air turnbacks and landed back at the airports they departed from or diverted to other airports. Flights for the rest of

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