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OAG: Airline capacities continue to decline; US carriers lead the cutbacks

According to OAG’s (Official Airline Guide) March 2009 report, the world’s airlines have scheduled 4.9% fewer flights for March 2009 compared with the same month last year, with a 3.3% drop in capacity, according to the latest statistics from OAG, the world’s leading aviation data business. This is the eighth successive month of declines, and represents a reduction of more …

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Turkish THY Airlines Boeing 737 crashes at Amsterdam Schiphol airport

A Turkish Airlines (THY) Boeing 737-800 registration TC-JGE performing flight TK1951 crashed at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport at 10:30 local (09:30Z) The plane carrying 135 passengers on a flight from Istanbul, broke in to three parts when attempting to land on Runway 36L near motorway A9. There is a massive presence of emergency vehicles and crew on the scene, and there …

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EASA issues updated emergency airworthiness directive regarding Airbus A330 and A340 ADIRU issues

The Aviation Herald is reporting the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an updated Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD) 2009-0012-E following two incidents involving Qantas Airbus A330 and A340. These incidents were attributed to Air Data Inertial Reference Unit #1 (ADIRU-1) providing erroneous data. The EAD recognizes additional failure modes, that have been discovered in the meantime. EAD 2009-0012-E : …

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