Due to positive emotions related to the end of the year, I decided to return to the formula of the weekly check. Not because of the viewing results (hahaha) of this series but because it allows me to be up to date with aviation news. Soooo let’s have a look at what happened last week in aviation.
Fokker 100 crash in Almaty
Sad news came from Kazachstan, Fokker 100 owned by Bek Air airlines crashed just after departure from Almaty Airport. The good news is that from 95 passengers and 5 crew members there are survivors, the bad news is that unfortunately some people died there and some are hospitalized due to critical injuries. Further investigation will give us more details about what exactly caused this fatal incident. For more visit avherald
Boeing fires their CEO Dennis Muilenburg
A week without information about Boeing is a lost week! This time American aircraft manufacturer decided to fire his CEO.
Let’s be clear although no one said it aloud, everyone felt it in the air. After a series of unfortunate statements, unclear decisions, and doubtful leadership skills, the time for change has come. More about that in New York Times
Emirates president retires
After many successful years being in charge of one the most exciting airlines worldwide, Sir Tim Clark announced that in 2020 he will retire.
His successor will definitely have a difficult task to sustain Clark’s success. 70-years-old Tim Clark will remain in company and still work as an expert advisor. More on Simply Flying
Airbus wants to take advantage of the rival weakness
As long as the 737 Max is not being produced, Boeing does not need any new Leap engines and Airbus, would like to use this fact to secure the greater part of CFM’s engines for themself.
However, the LEAP 1A used for A320 Neo is a bit bigger than LEAP 1B from B737 MAX and this difference is currently under discussion. To cover Airbus needs, CFM would have to do conversion of the production line. As it’s a very complex process, we will have to wait for the results of this idea. Source airliners.de
VIDEO OF THE WEEK!
I found this very emotional…AMS Schiphol ground staff was saying goodbye to their retiring colleague in this unique way…source: Twitter