BA data theft

British Airways announced last night that it is investigating the theft of customer data from its website, ba.com and the airline’s mobile app. The stolen data did not include travel or passport details, the airline confirmed. From 22:58 BST August 21, 2018 until 21:45 BST September 5, 2018 inclusive, the…

NMA rumours swell as Farnborough airshow nears

  Delta chief executive Ed Bastian has again reiterated the need for a new middle of the market aircraft (NMA) and hinted in a recent speech that the airline would be interested in becoming the launch company for a new Boeing aircraft. Also dubbed the 797, engine manufacturers have been…

Southwest Airlines reaches agreement with AMFA

  Southwest Airlines has reached a tentative agreement with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), which represents the company’s 2,400 employees in the aircraft mechanics and related workgroup. The agreement gives employees improved compensation, a ratification bonus, and updated work rules. “We’re glad our employees will have the opportunity to…

PSA Airlines suffers computer outage

American Airlines regional carrier, PSA Airlines, experienced a recurring computer problem yesterday (June 18), which grounded flights from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The problem was traced back to the crew scheduling and tracking system at PSA Airlines that made it impossible for the airline to align flight crews and aircraft,…

American Airlines aircraft makes an emergency landing in El Paso

An American Airlines flight from San Antonio to Phoenix made an emergency landing in El Paso on Sunday night after the aircraft sustained weather damage. The aircraft landed safely and all 130 passengers and five crew members disembarked with no injuries reported. American Airlines confirmed in a statement: “American Airlines…

airBaltic orders 30 CS300s; fuel latest

  Latvian airline airBaltic has signed a firm purchase agreement for 30 CS300s aircraft with options for an additional 30 aircraft. This order adds to the existing order of 20 CS300s. “As an early adopter of the C Series, we took a forward-looking decision on advanced technology to support our…

Cubana crash

The weekend began with the tragic news that a Cubana 737 aircraft had crashed shortly after takeoff near José Martí International Airport (MAHA), Havana (Cuba) on May 18, 2018. Three people survived the crash and remain in critical condition but 110 passengers and crew onboard were killed – 99 Cuban…

JSC Saratov Airlines folds

  The Russian government continues to tighten its grip on the aviation market while carrying through the promise to take back the skies for Aeroflot, this time JSC Saratov Airlines is the victim. The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) ordered Saratov to suspend all ticket sales for flights post May…