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Are aging fleets a problem?

With another two stories today about in-flight component failures (Southwest, Sichuan), we are being reminded that airplanes are vulnerable.  There is nothing quite like an airline/airplane scary story to catch people's attention. The industry safety statistics are...

Russians government officials limited to flying Russian airlines

According to an amendment to a Presidential Decree, Russian officials and Duma deputies will be limited in airline selection for international business trips.  For official travel Russian officials may only use airlines of other members of the Eurasian Economic Union,...

Transaero – The Fallout

Russia´s aviation authority, the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency, announced on October 6 an unplanned inspection of Transaero. Local legislation allows authorities to launch such an inspection if they understand the carrier is in a poor financial situation and...

Unhappy with your airline?

So you find the seat uncomfortable?  Missing that warm airline meal?  Consider yourself lucky, because some passengers suffer far greater indignities.  Take a look at this - A TU-134 from UTAir in Krasnoyarsk Russia got stuck in ice today. Passengers had to push the...

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