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JetLite Boeing 737-800 returns to Kolkata after engine fire – Update 1

JetLite Boeing 737-300A JetLite Boeing 737-800 performing flight S2-361 from Kolkata to Guwahati, India, returned to Kolkata airport, after the crew declared an emergency after the left hand engine caught fire shortly after take-off at 0629 local 0059 GMT, January 17, 2009. The crew shut the engine down, activated fire extinguisher, and stopped the fire. The plane landed 0648 local. …

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Kingfisher flight almost runs out of fuel midair

According to a report by DNA, on January 3, 2009, a Kingfisher Airlines Airbus A320, flight IT 335 with 86 passengers on board, landed at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) with just about 20 minutes fuel on-board, a mere 5 minutes short of a “Mayday”. As per standard aviation practice, flights always carry enough fuel for it’s planned …

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Engine safety inspection directive to affect Airbus A320 family

Both the European EASA and US FAA have issued emergency Airworthiness Directives ADs for operators of CFM56-5B engines, typically operated on the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, which include the A318, A319, A320 and A321. Snecma ImageEASA Emergency Airworthiness Directive 2008-228 and the FAA Airworthiness Directive AD 2009-01-01, requests operators of CFM56-5B engines, to monitor Exhaust Gas Temperatures (EGT) for …

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Boeing 787-9 delayed till 2013 says launch customer

Air New Zealand, the launch customer, of the much awaited, and much delayed, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, in a statement announced “Boeing confirmed yesterday a further 12 month delay could be expected with the first 787-9 aircraft to be delivered to Air New Zealand in the first quarter of 2013,” Air New Zealand has eight 787-9 on order. Originally deliveries were …

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Airbus A320 with blended winglets

Is this the shape of new Airbus A320 family aircraft to come ? Jon Ostrower at FlightBlogger has the report with more pictures. Click here to read it. December 17th update. Airbus press release. Airbus has started flight-testing of Blended Winglet devices on an Airbus A320. The Blended Winglet technology, developed by Aviation Partners Inc. (API), has been specially adapted …

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Etihad finalises major order on Airbus

Airbus reported completion of the largest civil aircraft deal of the year, a 51-plane order from Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways worth over $10 billion. The order includes 6 A380 superjumbo, 25 A350XWB and 20 single-aisle A320 aircraft. The order was first announced at the Farnborough air show in July. However, Etihad’s financial woes, and speculation of a merger with …

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