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ReportAustralia: does the Airbus Zephyr drone crash after take-off?
It is reported by the local press, despite the denials of the European company
According to the newspaper "The Australian" the Airbus Zephyr surveillance and communication drone would have crashed -last March 15- shortly after take-off. The UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) remotely... more
Report"Brexit": towards a one-year postponement
The United Kingdom will not put veto on long-term decisions
Despite the fact that the agreement presented by Prime Minister Theresa May has been rejected three times by the House of Commons and the April 12 deadline for the UK's exit from the European Union,... more
ReportTirana Airport: robbery for 10 million Euro
Muggers managed to get into the hold of an airplane
Spectacular robbery today at Tirana airport, where a group of robbers managed to enter the parking lots of the airport using a fake police car and managed to get close to an airplane waiting to start taxiing.... more
ReportLibya. Al-Sarraj: "We will bring those responsible for the raids to justice"
For the UN Special Envoy yesterday's bombing "a violation of the law"
The United Nations Special Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salamé described as "a serious violation of international humanitarian law" the raid conducted yesterday by the aviation faithful to General Khalifa Haftar... more
ReportAircraft raid on Tripoli airport
The clashes between the forces of Haftar and al-Sarraj continue
The only airport still open and functioning in the Libyan capital -at Mitiga- was closed this afternoon following the air raid carried out in the area by the forces of General Khalifa Haftar, who is trying... more
ReportIran: Mahan Air will open flights to Caracas
There are fears that it will be used to transport armaments
Not only Russia was included in the Venezuelan "chaos" but also Iran is showing full support for President Nicolas Maduro, considered illegitimate by the opposition led by Juan Guaidó and supported by... more
ReportNairobi Airport: new fire in a terminal
Smaller and more contained than in August 2013
This morning for a few hours a departure terminal for the "Jomo Kenyatta" airport in Nairobi had to remain closed due to a fire caused by an electrical malfunction of the baggage conveyor belts. The flames... more
ReportBoeing: tests on the new software continue
For Kjos (Norwegian Air) "new control system is infallible"
While today the preliminary report on the accident of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing B-737 MAX 8 plane was presented (see AVIONEWS), yesterday the company CEO Dennis Muilenburg was on board of a B-737 MAX... more
ReportBrexit: the no-deal is getting closer
Four alternative proposals to the agreement were rejected by the House of Commons
A new "no series" in the House of Commons has closed, yesterday evening, to possible alternatives to the Brexit agreement found by Theresa May, and it increases the chances that the feared "no-deal" scenario... more
ReportBrexit: new "no" for the EU exit agreement
Concrete risk of "no deal" on 12 April
The new rejection of the agreement found by Theresa May for the Brexit arrived today by the House of Commons of the United Kingdom increases the concrete risk that on April 12 there will be the feared... more
ReportEthiopian plane accident (2). First sue open against Boeing
Compensation requests that could increase in the future
The family of Jackson Musoni, a Rwandan citizen who died in the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing B-737 MAX 8 incident, filed the first sue on the plane crash of last March 10 to a court in Chicago. In the lawsuit... more
ReportVenezuela. Trump: "Russia withdraws its support for Maduro"
Tension rises between the two countries after the deployment of 100 soldiers in South America
The United States President Donald Trump warned Russia about the deployment of soldiers in Venezuela, after 100 of them arrived last Saturday on two planes (see AVIONEWS) along with 35 tons of different... more
ReportAirbus Foundation and IFRC cyclone "Idai" relief flight
A-330neo aircraft sent 26 tonnes of emergency goods from Geneva to Maputo
The Airbus Foundation and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IRFC) have sent 26 tonnes of emergency goods from Geneva, Switzerland, to Maputo, Mozambique, using an A-330neo... more
ReportVenezuela: two Russian military planes landed
The Chief of Staff of the Army and 100 soldiers were present
An Ilyushin Il-62 and an Antonov An-124 planes of the Russian Air Force landed on Saturday in the Caracas airport where they carried the Chief of Staff of the Army accompanied by about 100 soldiers and... more
ReportBrexit. May: "We will ask for the extension to June 30"
From the EU they stress that the UK in that case would participate in the elections
Speaking to the House of Commons, the Prime Minister Theresa May explained that "the date for the Brexit will be extended to June 30", but this would not exclude "the risk of a no deal, especially if the... more
ReportLion Air accident: the pilots would not have understood what was happening
They were looking for a solution in the manual
According to rumors, the pilots of the Lion Air Boeing B-737 MAX 8 aircraft -crashed last October 29- would have tried, in the moments before the crash at sea, a manual solution to the fact that the nose... more
ReportFrance: day of strikes also for air traffic controllers
Expected delays and -perhaps- cancellations
New day of demonstrations and protests in France where several unions have declared a general strike of private and public employees. The sector mainly affected will be education, but also air transport,... more
ReportAttack against a tram in Utrecht
Probable terrorist motive. Maximum alert at airports
Of at least 1 dead and several injured -the number is not precise- is the provisional balance of the shooting took place in Utrecht, in the Netherlands, where this morning seems like a single man has shooted... more
ReportB-737 MAX: opened an inquiry by the DoT on the FAA certification?
Verification necessary to confirm that there were no errors
The US Department of Transportation (DoT) would open an investigation to verify that the certification of Boeing B-737 MAX aircraft issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) occurred after all... more
ReportUS-North Korea: will Kim soon announce negotiation failure?
Missile launches could also be resumed
If at first it seemed that a "peace" agreement could be found between the United States and North Korea that would allow the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula to begin, now the cards on the table... more
ReportUSA-EU. Trump: "Impossible to negotiate, soon customs duties"
The president returns to the B-737 MAX grounding: "I hope it's short"
After the European Parliament rejected today a measure for open new discussions between the European Union (EU) and the United States for a trade agreement, US President Donald Trump threatened to be ready... more
ReportPlanes. Also the American B-737 Max at ground: order by Trump
Boeing confirms the decision supported by FAA and NTSB
"Boeing continues to have full confidence in the safety of the 737 MAX. However, after consulting the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and... more
ReportBrexit: the House of Commons rejects the proposed agreement again
The maintenance of the free-border in Ireland and the link with the EU weighs heavily
For the second time, the European Union exit agreement agreed by the British government led by Prime Minister Theresa May was rejected by the House of Commons, where the deputies refused it with 391 votes... more
ReportEthiopian Airlines on ET302 flight accident (4): B-737/8 MAX aircraft at ground
The "black boxes" found
Following the Tragic accident of ET 302/10 March B-737-8 MAX (ET-AVJ), Ethiopian Airlines has decided to ground all B-737-8 MAX fleet effective yesterday March 10, 2019 until further notice. Although the... more
ReportGermany: decision to rationalize the use of "State aircraft"
The priority will be for the president and for the high offices of the government
The many failures accused by the airplanes used by the German Air Force for the transportation of members of the federal executive will force the Ministry of Defense to carefully study every request for... more
ReportMartha McSally, senator and ex-USAF Colonel pilot reveals rape
Violence by a superior, when she was in the US Air Force
"I was also the victim of a military sexual assault, but unlike other brave people, I did not report it. I did not trust the system at the time. I blamed myself, I was full of shame and confusion. I felt... more
ReportKenya: strike blocks Nairobi airport
Activities in recovery after the intervention of police
From midnight of today all planes that had to take off from Nairobi airport, in Kenya, remained on the ground due to a strike called by the unions of the African country, that demanded for the workers... more
ReportFrance: after 18 months the "Charles De Gaulle" aircraft carrier is operational
First mission to the Indian Ocean
The "Charles de Gaulle", the only nuclear aircraft carrier built outside the United States, has sailed today from the port of Toulon, where it remained for 18 months to allow the "mid-life" modernization... more
ReportGermany: new failure in a plane used for state flights
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas blocked in Mali
New problem for a German Air Force aircraft used to transport members of the federal government. This time, it was Foreign Minister Heiko Maas who was unable to return to Berlin yesterday because the Airbus... more
ReportTrump-Kim Jong-un: a meeting that ends in nothing
Distances between the two on economic sanctions
The Hanoi summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un concluded with nothing. For the time being, the Korean peninsula will not be denuclearized, even if Trump -in the... more