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A Nippon Cargo 747-8F at LAX (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing)

Nippon Cargo Airlines Suspends Flights Due to Maintenance Discrepancies

Nippon Cargo Airlines, also known as NCA, has announced that it will be suspending all departures from Tokyo as of June 16 and will be suspending all operations from June 17. The decision comes after inconsistencies were found regarding the application of lubricating oil to one of their Boeing 747-8Fs in early April. In an effort to fully investigate the issue, the carrier has suspended operations and believes that a similar error may have occurred in maintenance records of other aircraft. NCA…

SA Express Grounded by South African Civil Aviation a Day…

The South African commercial aviation sector took another hit this week with the announcement Friday that all South African (SA) Express flights were to be grounded immediately due to maintenance concerns. Following the announcement, news agency Fin24 reported that South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) was behind the grounding of…

An Old Airplane is Not an Unsafe One

The recent crash of a leased-Cubana Boeing 737 has caused the media to focus on the age of the aircraft. The Mexican registered airplane crashed on takeoff from Havana on a domestic flight to Holguin. The aircraft involved in the accident was a thirty-nine-year-old Boeing 737-200 that was manufactured in…

First Look: Aerolineas Argentinas Opens New Hangar in Buenos Aires

Aerolineas Argentinas announced the launch of the so-called "Hangar 5," one of the most modern and largest in the region with a total surface area of 12,017 square meters and a system of bridge cranes that sweep the central area of the hangar covering the fuselage of the aircraft and…

Air New Zealand to Close Regional Maintenance Bases, Signifies Trouble

Air New Zealand has announced that it is closing another regional MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) facility in Hamilton, New Zealand this May. The closure is the latest in a string of MRO closures for the airline, which has seen a total of 19 employees being reassigned to other locations…

The Life of an Aircraft Technician: An Interview with Hector…

When most people think about careers in the aviation industry, it's common to remember pilots and cabin crew. It's not often that your average traveler takes a moment to think about all the other personnel that are keeping aircraft in the sky. Aircraft mechanics and engineers are responsible for keeping…

Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-200 (N861NW): Three Incidents in One…

On May 20, Delta Air Lines flight 135 was in cruise, near the end of its long-haul flight to Detroit from Amsterdam. While preparing for the upcoming approach into Detroit, the flight crew noticed vibrations in the right-hand engine of the Airbus A330. As a precaution, the flight crew decided…

Allegiant’s Safety Troubles Continue to Mount as Airline Takes Delivery…

Last year AirlineGeeks published a story detailing the findings of an FAA investigation into Allegiant Airlines. The investigation into the airline found no major issues or flaws which resulted in Allegiant not being fined. The audit of the airline was prompted after 42 of Allegiant’s 86 aircraft broke down in mid-air at…