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Austrian introduces new livery – after just three years

Photo: © Austrian AirlinesAustrian flag-carrier Austrian Airlines is introducing a new livery – after wearing the current one for just three years. A Boeing 777-200 (OE-LPF) will be the first aircraft to receive the new paint scheme. It will be unveiled in Vienna in May this year. The airline says it will take seven years to repaint all 82 aircraft. Austrian’s current livery was introduced in...

Submitted by Airlive 6 hours ago in News

ALERT Rockets hit Tripoli airport, damaging an Airbus 320

Rockets hit Libya’s main airport and damaged a plane as it was waiting to take off early on Thursday, a security force said, underscoring fragile security. One rocket hit an Airbus 320 of state-run Libyan Airlines, and others struck the arrivals hall at Tripoli’s Mitiga airport at around 2am (0000 GMT), but no one was injured, a spokesman for the Special Deterrence Force (Rada) said....

Submitted by Airlive 10 hours ago in News

BREAKING Malindo Air flight #OD181 skidded off runway after an aborted takeoff at Kathmandu Airport

@Bikash_PJMalindo Air flight from Kathmandu to Kuala Lumpur suffered a runway excursion after an aborted takeoff. The Boeing 737-900 (reg. 9M-LNJ) was cleared for takeoff from runway 20 and aborted takeoff at around 22:00 hours local time. Dhiraj PujaraThe flight #OD181 failed to stop on the remaining runway and overran. The passengers were evacuated via the right hand rear exit emergency slide. Malindo Air Skid...

Submitted by Airlive 23 hours ago in News

FAA orders engine inspections after Southwest CFM56-7B engine explosion

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 flight, shattering a window and killing a passenger. The order, called an air-worthiness directive, would require an ultrasonic inspection within the next six months of the fan blades on all CFM56-7B engines...

Submitted by Airlive 1 day ago in News

ALERT A light aircraft has crashed near Belfast International Airport, at least two feared dead

A light aircraft has crashed in Northern Ireland, reportedly killing two people. Emergency services are at the scene of the crashed plane, which is on fire, near Belfast International Airport. A Northern Ireland Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed that the emergency services had been alerted to a plane crash just after midday at close to the Nutts Corner roundabout and the Loanends Road, near the village...

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ALERT Delta #DL30 declared an emergency right after takeoff and returned to Atlanta due to smoke from engine

Delta Air Lines flight returned to land at Atlanta-Hartsfield following a problem on right engine right after departure. After landing on runway 27R fire service foamed the smoking engine. All 288 on flight #DL30 to London unhurt. Delta flight 30 from Atlanta to London declared an emergency shortly after takeoff. The AirbusA330-300 (reg. N822NW) took off at 5:51 p.m. Delta Airlines said the plane had...

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ALERT NTSB releases pictures of Southwest #WN138 engine’s parts which fell from the sky after the explosion

The NTSB released photos of a piece of the engine cowling from Southwest Air flight #WN1380 engine. Thanks to the general public, these and other parts have been found. Passengers reported that they heard a loud bang on the left side of the aircraft, while climbing out of LGA and discovered that the left-hand engine cowling had disintegrated, seriously damaging the aircraft’s wing and fuselage....

Submitted by Airlive 2 days ago in News

NTSB investigators received Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder from Southwest #WN1380

Lead NTSB investigator Bill English receiveed Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder from Southwest Airlines flight #WN1380. The ‘black box’ will be send to  NTSB headquarters in Washington, DC for data download.

Submitted by Airlive 2 days ago in News