Aviation Is Still Very Much Alive
Here is what has been going on in aviation over the past week.
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Viral Video Shows DHL Cargo Plane Crash, Split in Two in Costa Rica
A video of a DHL Boeing plane making an emergency landing and skidding off a runway in Costa Rica on Friday has begun to go viral on social media. The DHL Boeing 757 cargo freighter crashed at Juan Santamaria Airport in Alajuela, just west of the capital San Jose, according to an Aviation Source report.
By Gerrard Kaonga | Newsweeks
Lessor BOC Aviation to buy 80 Airbus aircraft in its largest order
April 11 (Reuters) — BOC Aviation (2588.HK) said on Monday it plans to buy 80 Airbus (AIR.PA) A320neo family jets in what is the aircraft-leasing firm’s largest order. The order consists of 10 A321XLR aircraft, 50 A321neo aircraft and 20 A320neo aircraft, and the delivery of the jets is scheduled between 2027 and 2029.
By Riya Sharma | Reuters
Boeing and Microsoft deepen partnership in digital aviation
As part of a significant investment in the company’s digital future, Boeing will leverage the Microsoft Cloud and its AI capabilities to update its critical infrastructure, streamline business processes and accelerate new innovations in digital aviation.
By Business Insder
Airport delays will hit aviation recovery, UK regulator warns
LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) — Cancelled flights and long queues at British airports caused by a lack of staff due to the coronavirus pandemic will hit confidence and hold back recovery unless the problems are resolved quickly, the aviation regulator said on Friday.
By Kate Holton | Reuters
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