New York (AirGuide - Airline News Asia / Pacific) May 29, 2011
FAA wants Boeing 757 operators to perform corrective actions The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed that operators of Boeing 757s prevent possible roll axis motions by performing corrective actions within the next five years. "We have received numerous reports of Boeing 757 events where flight crews experienced unintended lateral oscillations during final approach, just before landing," the FAA said in a notice of proposed rule-making. "One event resulted in a nose gear collapse after a hard landing and another event resulted in a tail strike during a landing that was aborted because of the oscillations." May 24, 2011
Air Astana, Embraer Air Astana, KazakhstanOs principal airline, is marking its ninth anniversary by officially presenting the first new Embraer E-190 airliner at a ceremony attended by VIPs, government officials and the media in Almaty today. The Embraer E-190 has been selected to increase domestic and regional services from Almaty, the carrierOs hub for Central Asia, with new services to Tbilisi, capital of Georgia and Samara in southern Russia starting on 2nd June 2011. The first aircraft arrived in Almaty on 30th April and has already started operating on domestic routes from Almaty to Karaganda, Pavlodar, Aktau and Atyrau, as well as on regional routes from Almaty to Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan, Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan and Bishkek, capital of Kyrgystan. May 23, 2011
Air China In appreciation of the support and trust of Phoenix Miles members, the marketing department of Air China invited 40 platinum members of the Phoenix Miles frequent flyer program to experience a wonderful journey to the Arab world in April and May of 2011. Air China chose 40 platinum members who had the largest number of frequent flyer miles in 2010. Those members were taken in two groups on an all-expenses-paid, five-day trip to Dubai. May 26, 2011
Air China Air China has launched a fare search calendar feature on four of its international websites -- the U.S., Australia, Japan and Malaysia. This launch allows passengers to view fare information in the form of a calendar. The four websites display the lowest fare and specific restrictions for a certain travel date designated by the passenger, plus the three days before and after the designated date. The launch of the fare search calendar not only simplifies the online booking process, but it is a considerable time-saver when booking a ticket. The fare search...