China Southern Airlines confirms $200m stake sale to American Airlines
According to BBC Source The US airline will buy $200m (£159m) worth of shares in the Chinese firm and the two will “seek to increase cooperation”.
China Southern is the latest of China’s top airlines to bring in an investor from outside the mainland.
The deal should offer American Airlines more possibilities to tap into China’s growing aviation market.
In a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange, China Southern said the two sides would work together to share transport, staff and airport facilities – as well as cooperating on code sharing and passenger loyalty programmes.
China Southern is the last of China’s three major airlines to bring in a strategic investor from outside mainland China. Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific holds about 18% in flag carrier Air China while US airline Delta bought a 3.6% stake in China Eastern in 2015.
American Airlines will own a 2.7% share of its new partner.
Chinese carriers have been aggressively expanding their fleets and boosting international destinations to cater to the strong growth in outbound Chinese travel. China is one of the biggest sources of tourists to the US.
Total sales of Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer at Farnborough Airshow 2022
Farnborough Airshow has emerged as the key event for the aerospace industry. A significant occurrence has demonstrated the future demand for aircraft. We have provided some sales information for Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer.
As of yesterday’s Farnborough airshow closing ceremony for 2022. It experienced the high demand aviation expansion expected by Boeing and Airbus in the following years. The same has been reported by OAG. As the airshow has become a game changer for several manufacturers and a new challenger in modifying the strategy to attract customers.
Let us begin with Boeing. The Boeing company performed exceptionally well at the airshow, receiving the greatest number of orders and commitments to purchase the aircraft despite the fact that the aircraft manufacturer had previously faced criticism for the Boeing 737 Max, but after the aircraft returned to commercial service, few airlines still consider the Boeing 737 Max for their airlines.
The Boeing corporation has three significant airlines in the pipeline with production halts owing to clarification and certifications: the Boeing 737-10 max and the Boeing 787, as well as the Boeing 777x, which is in the experimentation phase.
With all of the challenges and successes, Boeing is poised to challenge the market with great confidence. The long wait has finally come to an end. Since the Farnborough airshow, the company’s reputation has improved and demand has returned to pre-show levels.
On Boeing last day at Farnborough, the company maintained high order rates, and airlines are placing new orders. Surprisingly, the Boeing 737 Max is in high demand, with orders for more than 253 aircraft, including purchase commitments for purchasing aircraft. As Boeing demonstrated, the majority of commercial and defense products are attracting attention.
- Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA recommitment to purchase 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
- Aviation Capital Group Announce Order for 12 737-8 Jets
- 777 Partners announced a new order and commitment for up to 66 737 MAX jets
- Qatar Airways Finalize Order for 25 737 MAX Airplanes
- Saltchuk Aviation Orders Up to Four Additional 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters.
- Azerbaijan Airlines to Expand its Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fleet, Signs Memorandum of Understanding to Purchase Four More Airplanes
- BBAM Orders 9 More 737-800 BCF, Takes First Position at New Conversion Line
- AerCap, World’s Largest 787 Customer, Adds Five Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s to Its Fleet
- Air company Armenia and Georgian Airlines Add Capacity with Order for three 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters.
- All Nippon Airways (ANA), held a signing ceremony today at the Farnborough International Airshow to formalize an order for 20 737-8 airplanes, with 10 options in addition to the airline’s selection of the new 777-8 Freighter.
- Delta Carrier selects largest 737 MAX model, ordering 100 737-10s with options for 30 more jets
Boeing received the following total orders as of the last day of the Farnborough airshow 2022.
- 253 – Boeing 737 max
- 12 – B737-800 BCF
- 4 – Boeing 767-300 F
- 9 – Boeing 787
- 2 – Boeing 777x
Airbus has also competed fiercely with Boeing, launching a number of technologies at airshows. Airbus displays its best-selling aircraft, the A320 Neo and the A350, as well as other products. Airbus‘ recent legal dispute with Qatar Airways has had a negative influence on the aircraft market here. Qatar Airlines has picked the Boeing 737 Max aircraft after cancelling an order for Airbus A320 aircraft. Aside from that, Airbus has received a good number of orders for A320 aircraft from regular clients.
Airbus also showcased the Airbus A350 ITA airlines exceptional cabin interiors, which were the show’s highlight. We had the aircraft interior tour. Airbus is continuing to develop the Airbus A350 to the next level; as of today, it is the best and most successful aircraft, providing good competition to Boeing aircraft.
- LATAM Airlines reinforces fleet with additional order for 17 A321neo, endorses A321XLR
- easyJet confirms order for a further 56 A320neo Family aircraft
- Delta Air Lines has firmed up orders for 12 A220-300 aircraft
Airbus received the following total orders as of the last day of the Farnborough airshow.
- 17 – A321 neo
- 56 – A320 neo
- 12 – 220-300
Embraer has also performed admirably in the airshow. It displays the important aircraft. In the airshow, an Embraer E192-E2 aircraft with two liveries presents a stunning key display. Embraer anticipated with the eVTOL projects, which have also experienced significant progress. Embraer also got orders for the passenger and freighter versions of the aircraft. In comparison to other airshows, Embraer fared exceptionally well.
- Alaska Air Group Orders Eight New E175 Aircraft for Operation with Horizon Air
- Porter Airlines Orders a Further 20 Embraer E195-E2s to Support Major Expansion Plan
- NAC Places Two Embraer E190F With Astral Aviation
Embraer received the following total orders as of the last day of the Farnborough airshow.
- 8 – 175
- 20 – E195-E2
- 2- E190F
Airbus, Boeing’s sustainable and Hydrogen technology overviews
Boeing and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI) announced they will build on their decades-long partnership and collaborate on achieving the world’s ambitious climate targets. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) is focused on jointly studying enabling sustainable technologies – including hydrogen, electrification, sustainable materials, zero climate impact propulsion technologies, and new aircraft design concepts as well as commercializing sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Boeing and MHI will together study new feed stocks and technologies for SAF production, including in the area of green hydrogen and carbon capture.
Airbus has joined Hy24, the world’s largest clean hydrogen infrastructure investment fund managed by Ardian, a global private investment firm, and FiveTHydrogen, an investment manager specialising in clean hydrogen initiatives.
The Hy24 investment fund will give financial backing for genuine, large-scale green hydrogen infrastructure projects around the world. Airbus’ participation demonstrates its commitment to the expansion of a worldwide hydrogen economy, which is required for the successful entry-into-service of its zero-emission commercial aircraft by 2035.
Embraer projects with Widerøe such as ‘Project Zero’ – a collaboration with Rolls-Royce to study a truly zero emission aircraft (zero NOx and other greenhouse gases) of around 50 seats. This complementary work looks at all aspects of developing and operating the 19-50 seat Energia concepts.
The above statistics are based on the company’s press release; if you have any more corrections or updates, please contact us at [email protected]
Boeing reports commercial orders, deliveries for 2022
Boeing [NYSE: BA] reported 774 commercial orders last year after cancellations and conversions, including 561 orders for the 737 families and 213 orders for the company’s market-leading twin-aisle airplanes. Boeing delivered 69 commercial jets in December, including 53 737 MAX, bringing the total deliveries for 2022 to 480 airplanes.
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“We worked hard in 2022 to stabilize 737 productions, resume 787 deliveries, launch the 777-8 Freighter and, most importantly, meet our customer commitments,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Stan Deal. “As the airline industry expands its recovery, we are seeing strong demand across our product family, particularly the highly efficient 737 MAX and the 787 Dreamliner. We will stay focused on driving stability within our operations and the supply chain as we work to deliver for our customers in 2023 and beyond.”
Commercial orders after cancellations and conversions include:
- 561 orders for the 737 MAX, adding new customers such as ANA, Delta Air Lines, IAG, and low-cost carrier Arajet
- 213 orders for widebodies, including 114 787s, 31 767s, and 68 777s
- 78 orders across Boeing’s freighter line, including 45 orders for the 767-300 Freighter and the current 777 Freighter
- Launching the 777-8 Freighter with more than 50 orders, including conversions, for the market’s most capable freighter
Commercial deliveries include:
- 387 737s, including 374 737 MAX and 13 military-derivative airplanes
- 93 widebodies, including 5 747s, 33 767s, 24 777s and 31 787s
- 44 new production freighters
As of Dec. 31, 2022, the Commercial Airplanes backlog is 4,578 jets.
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The Super Guppy
The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy is a large, wide-bodied cargo aircraft that is used for hauling outsize cargo components. It was the successor to the Pregnant Guppy, the first of the Guppy aircraft produced by Aero Spacelines. Five were built in two variants, both of which were colloquially referred to as the “Super Guppy”
The first, the Super Guppy, or “SG”, was built directly from the fuselage of a C-97J Turbo Stratocruiser, the military version of the 1950s Boeing 377 “Stratocruiser” passenger plane. The fuselage was lengthened to 141 feet (43 m), and ballooned out to a maximum inside diameter of 25 ft (7.6 m), the length of the cargo compartment being 94 ft 6 in (28.8 m). The floor of the cargo compartment was still only 8 ft 9 in (2.7 m) wide, as necessitated by the use of the Stratocruiser fuselage.
In addition to the fuselage modifications, the Super Guppy used Pratt & Whitney T-34-P-7 turboprop engines for increased power and range, and modified wing and tail surfaces. It could carry a load of 54,000 pounds (24,494 kg) and cruise at 300 mph (480 km/h).
The de Havilland DH.106 Comet was the world’s first commercial jet airliner. Early Comet models suffered from metal fatigue, causing a string of accidents. The redesigned Comet 4 series enjoyed a long and productive career of over 30 years.Was operated by Royal Aircraft Establishment Bedford on Nimrod AEW radar trials. The aircraft was later scrapped at Bedford.
The McDonnell XF-85 Goblin was an American prototype fighter aircraft conceived during World War II by McDonnell Aircraft. It was intended to be deployed from the bomb bay of the giant Convair B-36 bomber as a parasite fighter. The XF-85’s intended role was to defend bombers from hostile interceptors, a need demonstrated during World War II. Two prototypes were constructed before the program was terminated.
Transavia PL-12 Airtruk
The Transavia PL-12 Airtruk is a single-engine agricultural aircraft designed and built by the Transavia Corporation inAustralia. The Airtruk is a shoulder-wing strut braced sesquiplane of all-metal construction, with the cockpit mounted above a tractor engine and short pod fuselage with rear door. The engine cowling, rear fuselage and top decking are of fibreglass. It has a tricycle undercarriage, the main units of which are carried on stub wings. It has twin tail booms with two unconnected tails. Its first flight was in 22 April 1965, and was certified on 10 February 1966The Airtruk is also sometimes known as the Airtruck. Because the name “Airtruck” was registered by the New Zealand companies Bennett Aviation Ltd and Waitomo Aircraft Ltd, for their PL-11, Transavia found another name for their PL-12 (“Airtruk”)
The PL-11 Airtruck
The PL-11 Airtruck was in fact a successful crop-duster, appreciated by the pilots who flew it for a living. Only two were built, in New Zealand, but some of the 118 examples of its successor, the Australian Transavia PL-12 Airtruk, are still at work all over the world. The Airtruck and Airtruk were designed for a specific job—aerial application—rather than adapting a conventional airplane to the task. The pilot was placed high above both the engine and the chemicals hopper, rather than sitting between them waiting to be crushed in a crash, and the perch gave him a superb view for low-level maneuvering.
If the Lockheed Constellation was a dolphin, the Deux-Ponts was a manatee. Yet it was an excellent airplane, flying for Air France, the French Armée de l’Air and a few smaller operators from 1952 through 1971. With two full passenger decks, it could seat 135 in a pinch, substantially more than its only double-deck competition, the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser—which in fact had only a partial lower deck configured as a cocktail lounge. But it was unpressurized and had a capacity far beyond what any airline of the time needed.
Short Sturgeon SB3
The Short Sturgeon was a planned British carrier-borne reconnaissance bomber whose development began during Second World War with the S.6/43 requirement for a high-performance torpedo bomber, which was later refined into the S.11/43 requirement which was won by the Sturgeon. With the end of the war in the Pacific production of the aircraft carriers from which the Sturgeon was intended to operate was suspended and the original reconnaissance bomber specification was cancelled
Boeing – Phalcon 707
The EL/M-2075 is a solid-state L-band conformal array radar system for use on a Boeing 707 and other aircraft. Phalcon, as the complete AEW mission suite is referred to, is intended for airborne early warning, tactical surveillance of airborne and surface targets and intelligence gathering. It also integrates the command and control capabilities needed to employ this information
The system can be fitted to a number of aircraft, including the Boeing 707, Boeing 767, Boeing 747 series aircraft. Under a contract signed with Chile in 1989, the first Phalcon system to be installed was fitted to a former LanChile Boeing 707, and was first flown in 1993. In May 1994 the aircraft was delivered to the Chilean Air Force, where it is known as the Condor.
The Avro Shackleton was a British long-range maritime patrol aircraft for use by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the South African Air Force (SAAF). It was developed by Avro from the Avro Lincoln bomber, itself being a development of the famous wartime Avro Lancaster bomber. The type is named after the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.
Entering service with the RAF in 1951, the Shackleton was used primarily in the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) roles; it also became used as a search and rescue (SAR) platform and for performing several other secondary roles such as being a troop-transport. In later life, a small number of the RAF’s Shackletons were subsequently adapted for airborne early warning (AEW) duties, performing in this capacity until the type’s retirement in 1991. The Shackleton was also procured by South Africa, and would be operated by the SAAF between 1957 and 1984.
The Handley Page Victor was a Britishjet-power edstrategic bomber, developed and produced by the Handley Page Aircraft Company, which served during the Cold War. It was the third and final of the V-bombers operated by the Royal Air Force(RAF), the other two V-bombers being the Avro Vulcan and the Vickers Valiant. The Victor had been developed to perform as part of the United Kingdom’s airborne nuclear deterrent. In 1968, the type was retired from the nuclear mission following the discovery of fatigue cracks, which had been exacerbated by the RAF’s adoption of a low-altitude flight profile to avoidinterception.
The Gee Bee Model R Super Sportster was a special purpose racing aircraft made by Granville Brothers Aircraft of Springfield, Massachusetts at the now-abandoned Springfield Airport (Massachusetts). Gee Bee stands for Granville Brothers. The 1932 R-1 and its sister plane, the R-2, were the successors of the previous year’s Thompson Trophy-winning Model Z.
hughes XH-17 , helicopter
The XH-17 “Flying Crane” was the first helicopter project for the helicopter division of Hughes Aircraft. The XH-17, which had a two-bladed main rotor system with a diameter of 134 feet (41 m), was capable of flying at a gross weight of more than 50,000 pounds (23,000 kg).
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The Kamov Ka-226 “Sergei” is a small, twin-engined Russian utility helicopter. The Ka-226 features an interchangeable mission pod, rather than a conventional cabin, allowing the use of various accommodation or equipment configurations. The Ka-226 entered service in 2002.
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Boeing Dream Lifter
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The Boeing 747 Dreamlifter (formerly Large Cargo Freighter or LCF) is a wide-body cargo aircraft. Cargo is placed in the aircraft by the world’s longest cargo loader. It is an extensively modified Boeing 747-400 and is used exclusively for transporting 787 aircraft parts to Boeing’s assembly plants from suppliers around the world.
The Airbus A300-600ST (Super Transporter) or Beluga, is a version of the standard A300-600 wide-body airliner modified to carry aircraft parts and oversized cargo. It was officially called the Super Transporter at first, but the name Beluga became popular and has now been officially adopted.
In 1991 Aérospatiale and DASA, two of the major Airbus partners, formed a company to develop a replacement. The starting point was the design for the wide-body twin-enginedAirbus A300: the wings, engines, landing gear, and the lower part of the fuselage are the same as the A300 while the upper part of the fuselage is an enormous horseshoe-shaped structure 7.7 m (25 ft) in diameter
They are ugly but their work contribution towards Aviation industries is Tremendous and Unique , We love this aircraft all time.
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10 things we must know about Vistara Airlines
History of TATA group airlines.
The first TATA Airlines was started in October 15, 1932, the Postmaster of Bombay and other dignitaries assembled in the city’s Juhu area to welcome a tiny Puss Moth aircraft carrying post from Karachi. Piloted by J R D Tata, the flight had a historical significance — it was the first such mail service by an Indian company.
J R D TATA In his book ‘Beyond the Last Blue Mountain: A Life of J R D Tata’, R M Lala writes the airmail service was to originally begin from September 15 of 1932 but the launch had to be postponed as mud flats of Juhu were under water due to heavy monsoon — there was no proper runway or airport. After the second World War, J R D Tata gave a proposal to the government to start an international airline, with the government owning a 49 per cent stake, Tata’s 25 per cent and the public the rest. For domestic operations, there was Indian Airlines.
Tata Airlines became a public company in 1946 and was renamed Air India. Its first flight, a Bombay-Cairo-Geneva-London flight, used a Lockheed Constellation plane. In 1948, Air India became the first Asian airline to start a regular service between Asia and Europe. The tickets for the inaugural Bombay-London flight were priced at Rs 1,720 each.
Vistara beings with new journey is now stated by Again in Indian Aviation hope it create another milestone for Indian Airlines company.
The name is inspired by ‘vistaar’, a sanskrit word meaning “limitless expanse”.
1. Vistara is a full service airline
Like Jet Airways, Air India and now defunct Kingfisher Airlines, Vistara is a full service airline. What this means is that the passengers won’t have to pay for water or food inside the aircraft like the low-cost carriers (LCCs).
2. Vistara has three-class configurations
Even as Air India did try to launch premium economy seats it did not push or market it aggressively leaving a void that Vistara aims to fill. The airline has a business, premium economy and economy class seats on its planes to cater to all segments of fliers.
3. More legroom in the economy class
Frequent fliers constantly lament about the reducing legroom in the economy class seats. Vistara looks to woo passengers with 20% more legroom in its economy class. Not only this, the seats in an Vistara aircraft reclines more than its competition.
4. Back in the airline business after 6 decades
With Vistara, Tata Sons is back in the airline business after 6 decades. Tata Airlines was renamed Air India in 1946 and was nationalised five years hence. The Tatas did try to launch another airline in the 1990s but failed. Even with Vistara, the Group encountered several issues but managed to tide over them.
5. Only third full-service domestic airline
Vistara today becomes the third full-service airline in India after Jet Airways and Air India. With the aviation sector constantly under pressure with the shutting down of Kingfisher Airlines and clouds over Spicejet’s future, everyone has their eyes on Vistara and its strategy to succeed going forward.
6. Market Competition
Experts believe that both these airlines will be game-changers in India’s competitive aviation sector, where many players have been crippled by high cost and low fares.“Overall impact on the aviation sector will be positive. Both are strong companies with deep pockets,” said Dhiraj Mathur, executive director at Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Tata Sons, the holding company of Tata Group, partnered with Singapore Airlines on September 19, 2013, to launch this airline with an initial investment of $100 million. Tata Sons holds 51% stake while the remainder is with Singapore Airlines
8. Ground handling agreement and Outsourcing strategy:
The airline has tied up with Air India, which will manage its ground-handling and engineering services.
9. Airbus over Boeing:
Singapore Airlines chose Airbus’s A320 for this venture. Aircraft will be leased.
10. Team lead and Direction :
Tata veteran Prasad Menon is the chairman for TATA SIA Airlines Limited. He also a Chairman for other sector in TATA group of companies
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Sukhoi handed the brand-new SU-57 fighter jet to the Russian defence in the midst of the Ukraine crisis.
The new Sukhoi 57 fighter jets have been delivered by United Aircraft Corporation of Russia to its national Air force defence. according to the official press release from earlier.
The manufacturer said that the Su-57 and versatile Su-35S fighters for the Russian Aerospace Forces had been produced according to schedule at the aircraft facility for the current year. It will keep up with its responsibilities. The aeroplane is already in production and will be delivered the following year.
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Serial deliveries for the Su-57 began in 2022. The Russian defence ministry will buy 22 fighters by the end of 2024, and 76 fighters by the end of 2028. Russian Aircraft Corporation and Sukhoi Design Bureau are working on the fifth-generation Su-57. It is made to destroy various surface, ground, and aerial targets.
The aircraft is equipped with contemporary onboard technology, a supersonic cruising speed, in-fuselage weaponry, a radio-absorbing coating, and more. The fighter’s exceptional mobility and supersonic cruise capability are believed to give it an advantage in close-quarters combat situations.
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The UAC has currently built 21 aircraft out of the 11 that are currently in service for defence. Let’s analyze the Su 57 fighter’s 5 features.
- A fifth-generation stealth multirole fighter aircraft designed by Sukhoi is the Sukhoi Su-57. It is the first stealth-technology-designed aircraft in Russian military service. The Su-57 is outfitted with a variety of air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles and boasts cutting-edge avionics, including as an active electronically scanned array radar and an infrared search and track system.
- The Su-57 had its first flight in 2010, and the general public first saw it in 2017. It was the first fifth-generation fighter aircraft used by the Russian Air Force when it entered Russian military service in 2020.The Su-57 had a 3,530 km range and a top speed of 1,600 km/h (990 mph) (2,190 mi). It has two Saturn AL-41F1S engines and a takeoff weight of 34,500 kg (76,060 lb).
- The Su-57 has seen a number of development setbacks, and Russia has been debating whether to produce and use it in the future. The Russian military, however, has expressed confidence in the aircraft and its skills, and it is anticipated that the aircraft will play a significant part in the nation’s future air defence and offensive capabilities.
The world’s worst airline? In 27 years, it’s never flown a single passenger.
Igor Dmitrowsky founded Baltia Airlines in August 1989 with the intention of running a service between John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, US, and Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg, Russia.
But the airline has allegedly never actually got off the ground and instead continued to exist for years without making any revenue. Yet the company owned one of the biggest jets in the world.
According to the US website Michigan Radio, Baltia Airlines now has a website where clients can book vacations, make reservations, and even get tips on how to find missing luggage. Additionally, the airline purchased two Boeing 747 jumbo planes; however, the first plane was engineless, and the second never received approval to fly.
At the 2014 Thunder Over Michigan airshow, this second and solely operational location was spotted parked. However, prior to the airshow, Baltia said in a statement that it was sponsoring the event and that it will soon overtake other US airlines in the transatlantic market.
The press release also contained the following disclaimer: “This service is pending acquisition of government operating authority. Barry Clare, vice president of finance of Baltia, was subject to proceedings earlier this year by the USA Securities and Exchange Commission.
The federal agency said in a statement that despite having existed since 1989 and purportedly being established to fly commercial flights from New York City to St. Petersburg, Russia, Baltia has never conducted a commercial flight or otherwise made any money. Baltia Airlines was had to downsize and move to Ypsilanti, Michigan’s smaller airport, according to Michigan Radio.
Although, according to their website, it’s headquarters have long been at JFK Airport, its enormous jumbo has long been parked among the small private planes at smaller airports.
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Qantas A380 flight emergency lands in Baku
A Qantas representative confirmed on Friday afternoon that the plane landed safely in Baku but did not detail the malfunction.
Flight tracking agencies on social media reported the A-380 completing a 180-degree spin near Tbilisi, Georgia, squawking 7700 (marking an emergency situation), and landing at Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku on Friday.
Qantas Flight QF01 was diverted due to a faulty indicator and safely landed at Baku Airport. As planned, the flight from Singapore to London. After the crew saw an intermittent trouble indicator in the cockpit, a Qantas flight from Singapore to London was forced to stop in Azerbaijan.
QANTAS A380 FIRST CLASS TAKES OFF AGAIN
Photographs taken shortly after landing this morning of the Qantas A380 VH-OQH at Heydar Aliyev Int’l Airport.
Flight #QF1 was flying from Singapore @ChangiAirport to London @HeathrowAirport when it was diverted to Baku earlier today.
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— Mohammed Firaas Naeem (@mofiraas) December 23, 2022
A Qantas representative confirmed to AAP on Friday afternoon that the plane landed safely in Baku but did not detail the malfunction.
“After pilots received an intermittent malfunction indicator in the cockpit, our flight from Singapore to London made an unscheduled stop at Baku Airport in Azerbaijan,” she claimed.
I can’t wait to find out the story behind this one! Certainly SIN- Baku is not a new Qantas route! pic.twitter.com/gR0lHamSJw
— Keg ✈️🇦🇺 (@Keg767) December 23, 2022
“Engineers will inspect the aircraft prior to continuing its journey”.
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