Crash of Singapore Airlines Flight SQ006

Brief Description of the Occurrence On the night of 31 October 2000, a Boeing 747-400 of Singapore Airlines Flight SQ006 was scheduled from Singapore Changi Airport to Los Angeles International Airport via Chiang Kai-shek International Airport (now Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport). The flight was uneventful from Singapore to Taiwan. However, the weather in Taipei was windy and rainy. The met department had

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Airbus A321neo – A High Revenue Potential Aircraft

Introduction of the Airbus A321neo Airbus A321neo came along almost in parallel with the A320neo. Although there is a time-lapse of almost a year, this particular variant captured the market within no time. Interestingly, it surpassed the orders of its predecessor – the A321 CEO. As a result of its design features and extraordinary fuel

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Boeing 727 – Leading Commercial Operators

B727 – A versatile airliner Boeing 727 is proved to be an iconic aircraft, thus increasing the demand around the globe. The aircraft is intended for short and medium-length flights, and also they are fuel-efficient and reliable. As a commercial jet, B727 evolved its role over time. Boeing proceeded into the industry with an enlarged

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Airbus A320NEO – The ‘Sharklets’

The Airbus A320neo family is an extension of the A320 family. A family of narrow-body airliners produced by Airbus. Introduction of Airbus A320NEO The abbreviation ‘neo’ brought a new concept of fuel efficiency. After achieving phenomenal growth in the global aviation market, Airbus shifted its focus to sustainability. An organization cannot stay in the market

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Airbus A330-200F (Air Freighter)

Introduction of Airbus A330-200F Freighter Airbus A330-200F is the new name of ‘Versatility.’ Being the youngest freighter aircraft in the aviation industry; It has everything that a customer looks for in an air freighter. The A330-200F is actually a derivative of the commercial version of A330 but with slight modification, which is understandable. The variant

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Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 – Into The Terrain

Brief Description of the Occurrence Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 (Airbus A330-200) was a scheduled international flight on 12 May 2010 from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Tripoli, Libya. While making a nonprecision approach on Runway 09L of the Tripoli Airport, the aircrew initiated a ‘Go Around’ after failing to get a visual reference. The aircraft later crashed outside

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Airbus A330 – Leading Operators Around the World

Airbus A330 – Success as a Commercial Jet Airbus A330 is a wide-body commercial aircraft for mid and long-haul flights. The aircraft has been in service since 1994. Many operators, especially Airlines around the world, are still flying it. The aircraft is unique to Airbus in terms of its competition with other long-haul aircraft of

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Airbus A330 MRTT – Military Variant of A330

Three in One Solution!!! Introduction of Airbus A330 MRTT The Airbus A330 MRTT (Multi-Role Tanker Transport) is a three in one solution for the modern air forces. The aircraft is primarily a derivative of the Airbus A330-200 commercial jet. Keeping in view its success as a commercial variant, the aircraft was shortlisted by the UK

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Airbus A330 the ‘WORK HORSE’

The idea of wide-body aircraft had already made its way on the blueprints of the Airbus company as soon as the A300 secured its steps in the commercial aviation market. Although A320 came earlier than the A330 /340 due to changing dynamics of air travel in the late 80s. But, the A330 genuinely proved its

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Variants of Boeing 727-200 (Part II)

The Boeing 727 was proved to be a versatile and reliable airliner within the industry. The trijet B727 was very successful and demanding among airlines in the world. Especially because it has the ability to use smaller runways while still flying medium-haul routes. The B727 aircraft has carried 2.3 billion passengers, equivalent to half the

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