• Air traffic at China’s busiest airports down 80% since the beginning of the year

    Air traffic at China’s busiest airports is down more than 80% since the beginning of the year. The decline began during the third week in January and accelerated in the fourth week. Declines pared a bit in February, but this is likely due to an already dramatic reduction in operations. Until the recovery begins, this …   Read More

  • Pegasus Airlines flight 2193 overruns runway in Istanbul

    Pegasus Airlines flight PC2193 from Izmir to Istanbul (SAW) suffered a runway excursion on landing and broke into multiple pieces after sliding down an embankment. The aircraft was landing in poor weather at the time. Over 150 people on board were taken to local hospitals and the airline confirmed that three people have died as …   Read More

  • Kobe Bryant among those killed in helicopter crash

    Multiple media outlets are reporting that Kobe Bryant is among those dead in a S-76 helicopter crash near Calabasas, California, Sunday 26 January. The crash happened before 10 am local time in mountainous terrain. Initial data indicate the aircraft involved is a Sikorsky S-76B registered N72EX.   Read More

  • Ukrainian flight PS752 shot down shortly after take off from Tehran

    Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752 was shot down shortly after departure from Tehran early morning 8 January 2020. The flight departed Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport at 02:42 UTC (06:12 local time) and the last ADS-B signal was received by the Flightradar24 network at 02:44 UTC.   Read More

  • Updates on the commercial aviation situation in Iraq and Iran

    In the early hours of 8 January 2020 local time, Iran launched missiles into Iraq over the busy commercial corridor in eastern Iraq. In response, some flights have diverted around Iraqi airspace and the US Federal Aviation Administration has issued NOTAMs prohibited US civil aviation from operating in Iraq, Iran, and over the Persian Gulf …   Read More

  • Bek Air flight Z92100 crashes shortly after take off from Almaty

    Bek Air flight Z9 2100 crashed shortly after take off from Almaty International Airport, the airport confirms. Flight 2100 was operating from Almaty to Nur-Sultan. The flight was operated by a Fokker 100 registered UP-F1007.   Read More

  • Indonesian investigators release final Lion Air 610 crash report

    Indonesian investigators released their final Lion Air flight 610 crash report this morning, finding that Boeing’s design of the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), the FAA’s certification of the system, the airline’s maintenance of the aircraft, and the pilots’ actions during the flight all contributed to the crash.   Read More

  • Swiss grounds A220 fleet for inspections

    Swiss is grounding its A220 (née C Series) fleet for inspections after a series of issues with the aircraft’s Pratt and Whitney engines. The airline...

  • NTSB issues 7 safety recommendations to FAA regarding 737 MAX crash investigations

    The US National Transportation Safety Board issued 7 safety recommendations to the FAA today regarding the crashes of 2 737 MAX aircraft in November 2018 and March 2019. The safety recommendation report does not address the cause of either crash, which is the responsibility of the investigators in charge in Indonesia and Ethiopia, respectively. The …   Read More

  • FAA prohibits US carriers from operating in Tehran FIR over Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman

    Amid heightened tensions following the 19 June downing of a US Navy unmanned aircraft system by the Iranian military over the Persian Gulf, the US Federal Aviation Administration has banned all US carriers from operating within the Tehran FIR over the waters of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman (highlighted area pictured below).   Read More