Malaysia Aviation Group is giving its smaller airline Firefly more flexibility to capture the domestic and regional market while aiming to avoid cannibalization of routes operated by Malaysia Airlines.
To meet rising demand for converted freighters, the Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company (GAMECO) has announced it will open a third line for the 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) at its Guangzhou, China facility.
Storage-related corrosion of Boeing-supplied valves on certain CFM56 engines has been linked to four engine shutdowns, prompting regulators to order inspections before the 1,140 aircraft are returned to service after extended downtime.
Iran’s initial formal investigative update on the Jan. 8 downing of a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 sheds little new information on the disaster and stops short of confirming what its government has admitted: anti-aircraft missiles fired at the aircraft, seemingly in error, brought it down.
The investigation into Iran’s Jan. 8 downing of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Flight PS752 is beginning to take shape, with participants from affected countries urging transparency and a thorough probe into the disaster.
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) president Yevhenii Dykhne said airlines from all over the world were sending their aircraft to and from Tehran airport on Jan. 8, when a UIA-operated Boeing 737 was shot down by missiles.
The Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 (PS752) investigation appears headed for a major impasse as Iranian officials welcome international aircraft accident investigation experts to Tehran, even as they remove vital evidence of the Boeing 737’s wreckage and deny claims by foreign intelligence sources that the aircraft was shot down.