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ACCIDENT: Nose Gear Separated While Taxiing!

ACCIDENT: Nose Gear Separated While Taxiing!

A VivaAeroBus Airbus A320 was about to line up for take off, when its nose gear collapsed and part of it separated from the aircraft! The aircraft was performing flight VB-4343, from Puerto Vallarta (MMPR) to Monterrey (MMMY), in Mexico. The aircraft was backtracking...
Airbus – SAF Or Hydrogen? And If Both, Why?

Airbus – SAF Or Hydrogen? And If Both, Why?

Airbus has set its sights on hydrogen propulsion, but it seems they still think that SAF (sustainable aviation fuels) have a role to play. And here’s why. A few weeks ago, we saw a bit of a debate-by-proxy brewing, when Boeing announced their SAF plans. Boeing...
Not Done Yet: British Airways Will Fly The A380 Again

Not Done Yet: British Airways Will Fly The A380 Again

British Airways will eventually return their A380 fleet to service, says their CEO. But those eager to see the giants fly again, will have to wait. Four engined aircraft have slowly been falling out of favour for over a decade now. Even before the pandemic, some...
A321XLR – Boeing Raises Design Risk Concerns

A321XLR – Boeing Raises Design Risk Concerns

Boeing has shared its concerns, with regard to the Airbus A321XLR and the new rear-centre fuel tank that sets it apart from the A320 family. A discussion on the matter first appeared about a week ago. Initially, it had to do with possible discomfort of passengers,...
Saudia – Orders For 70 New Airbus And Boeing Aircraft?

Saudia – Orders For 70 New Airbus And Boeing Aircraft?

Reports suggest that Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is preparing funding for orders from both Airbus And Boeing, for around 70 aircraft! But are they actually new? The pandemic has not been good for aircraft orders. Both major aircraft manufacturers would welcome any...