NLR, TUI fly and Lufthansa make test flights at Twente Airport

Weather permitting, NLR’s Cessna Citation, the PH-LAB, will operate 200 to 250 flights at Twente Airport between 28 September and 8 October. A Boeing 737 from TUI fly and an Airbus A319 from Lufthansa will also participate on 5 and 6 October, each with approximately ten flights. This concerns so-called approach flights: sometimes a touch-and-go […]

KLM Flight Academy unveils plan to purchase electric aircraft

From February 2022, future pilots will already be prepared for flying electric aircraft, De Vries further reported. From then on, a flying lesson on a regular aircraft will be replaced by two flights in a Pipistrel Velis Electro. To this end, the KLM Flight Academy is starting a collaboration with E-Flight Academy at Teuge Airport. […]

First Embraer E2 Series Commercial Flight to London City Airport

The Embraer 190-E2, the second largest version of the E2 series, was approved for use at London City Airport in early June. The London business airport has strict noise regulations, and a fairly steep approach is required to land there. London City has a runway length of 1,508 meters and has an approach procedure that […]

Philippine Airlines files for bankruptcy protection in US

The US bankruptcy judge in New York has yet to approve the plan, which provides for a $2 billion debt reduction. Under its majority shareholder’s plan, Philippine Airlines will receive $505 million in equity and debt financing, as well as $150 million in debt financing from new investors. The company reports that 90 percent of […]

Free on board with American Airlines: half an hour of super-fast TikTok

“Faster WiFi allows us to offer more in-flight entertainment options and invest in innovative partnerships with platforms like TikTok,” explained Clarissa Sebastian, president of American Airlines’ Premium Customer Experience. “In this way, our passengers help us to better understand what they appreciate during their flight.” TikTok has approximately 732 million monthly users on the ground. […]

Sunweb does not have to take over Corendon, including Corendon Dutch Airlines

As a result of this ruling, Corendon Dutch Airlines will not change hands. The takeover also involved Corendon’s tour operator activities in the Netherlands and Belgium and the back office in Turkey. The other airlines of Corendon, such as the Turkish Corendon Airlines, would not be taken over by Sunweb. Corendon wanted to proceed with […]

Boeing 777 blows away roof tiles in Limburg

Last Monday, nearly a hundred roof tiles were blown off a barn in Beek, when a Boeing 777 made a landing from the north. “No one was injured, but we are quite often where the roof tiles ended up,” resident Marjo Schoutrop told 1Limburg. Three weeks ago, roof tiles were blown away at the vacant […]

FAA quickly changes the rules: Dutch student is not an astronaut but a space tourist

In an article on, a number of Dutch space experts shed their light on the performance of the Oisterwijker. The question is: can Daemen call himself “the third Dutch astronaut, after Wubbo Ockels and André Kuipers (or the fourth, if you include the Dutch-born American astronaut Lodewijk van den Berg)?” The FAA, which sets […]

FAA: Pressure Switch Inspections on All Boeing 737s

Boeing 737 users should repeatedly test the switches and replace them if necessary. Manufacturer Boeing, which previously informed customers about the problem, said in a response that it supports the FAA guideline. Failure of the switches can cause the so-called cabin altitude warning system will not activate if the air pressure in the cabin exceeds […]

United Airlines surprises with order for 100 electric Heart ES-19s

United Airlines’ preliminary order is part of an investment by United Airlines Ventures, along with Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and Mesa Airlines, in Heart Aerospace. Mesa Airlines, a strategic partner of United, has signed a similar agreement to purchase 100 of these aircraft. The ES-19 is currently being developed by Heart Aerospace, a Gothenburg-based start-up. […]