Virgin Australia, Qantas largely unaffected by CFM56 AD

US NTSB investigators inspect the damaged engine on board Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 N772SW. (NTSB/Flickr)

Australia's two major airlines say they are largely unaffected by emergency airworthiness directives (AD) issued by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) over the weekend mandating inspections of the Boeing 737's CFM56 engine. Worldwide more … [Read more...]

Scoot looks to Australia to support new Berlin flights

Boeing 787-8 9V-OFC at Melbourne on Sunday November 1 2015. (William Reid)

Scoot chief financial officer Vinod Kannan says he expects the Australian market to be a significant source of passengers for the low-cost carrier's (LCC) expansion in Europe with upcoming flights to Berlin. The Singapore Airlines-owned Scoot plans to commence Singapore-Berlin flights – which will be one … [Read more...]