New York (AirGuide - Airline News Asia / Pacific) Apr 18, 2010
Air Astana Air Astana temporarily suspended four-times-weekly service between Almaty and Kyrgyzstan capital Bishkek "due to the political unrest in Kyrgyzstan," where President Kurmanbek Bakiyev was ousted last week following violent protests that led to his political opponents attempting to form a new government. Air Astana said it hoped to resume the flights on April 19 "subject to security improvements." It said it would offer passengers with tickets on the route full refunds. Apr 12, 2010
Cathay Pacific, Airbus Hong Kong's Civil Aviation Dept. said it would investigate the "serious aircraft incident" and release a preliminary report within a month. Safety experts from Airbus and Rolls-Royce were due to arrive in Hong Kong yesterday to assist local authorities and the airline with the investigation. Cathay Pacific emphasized that at no time were both engines shut down. Apr 15, 2010
Cathay Pacific, Airbus Both engines malfunction, prompting Cathay Pacific emergency landing. Officials say both engines on the Cathay Pacific Airways jet that made an emergency landing in Hong Kong on Tuesday April 13 had malfunctioned. Pilots had shut off one malfunctioning engine on the Airbus A330-300 aircraft, when the aircraft's other engine became stuck at a certain thrust level. With the crew struggling to control the aircraft's speed, the plane touched down at nearly double the normal speed. No injuries were reported in the landing, however a small fire broke out on the main landing gear as the pilots attempted to slow the plane with its brakes, and eight people were injured when they were evacuated by emergency slides. Apr 14, 2010
Cathay Pacific, Airbus Eight passengers have been injured after a Cathay Pacific Airbus A330's left-hand engine shut down on approach to Hong Kong International Airport today. Cathay Pacific states that the right-hand engine "was functioning" at the time. The aircraft had been operating flight CX780 from Surabaya in Indonesia, with 309 passengers and 13 crew, and landed at 13:43. During the touchdown all four tyres on the left-hand main gear, and two on the right, deflated as the aircraft rolled out. Apr 13, 2010
Cathay Pacific, Airbus, Rolls-Royce Cathay Pacific Airways captain and first officer are being lauded after successfully overcoming apparent erratic power surges in the A330 they were operating and landing at an unusually high speed at Hong Kong...