Qatar Airways, Airbus reach settlement in A350 legal case | Aviation News

‘Amicable settlement’ ends a $2bn row over the safety of Europe’s premier long-haul jet, averting a potentially damaging United Kingdom court trial. Qatar Airways and Airbus have reached a settlement in a long-standing legal dispute over the safety of the A350 jetliner. The companies said in a joint statement on Wednesday that the settlement was … Read more

KLM ‘unrest’ travel warning for Kenya, Tanzania sparks anger | Aviation News

Kenyan and Tanzanian governments accuse the carrier of spreading ‘unfounded’ claims about purported ‘civil unrest’. The governments of Kenya and Tanzania have hit out at KLM for spreading “unfounded” claims after the airline published an advisory warning of travel disruptions due to purported civil unrest in the two countries. The carrier had said that “civil … Read more

Indonesia’s charity laws in spotlight after Lion Air crash scam | Business and Economy

Medan, Indonesia – Indonesia’s philanthropy laws are in the spotlight after the head of a Muslim charity was found guilty of misappropriating $7.8m from a fund set up by Boeing for victims of the 2018 Lion Air crash. Ahyudin, the chairman of the charity Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT), was on Tuesday sentenced to three-and-a-half years … Read more

ECHR says it can hear case against Russia over MH17 downing | Courts News

The Netherlands and Ukraine are pursuing Moscow over its pre-February 2022 actions in eastern Ukraine. Europe’s top human rights court has ruled that it can adjudicate on cases brought by the Netherlands and Ukraine against Russia for alleged rights violations in eastern Ukraine in 2014, including the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The ruling … Read more

Rwanda shoots at DR Congo army jet, says violated its airspace | Armed Groups News

Kinshasa denies Kigali’s claim calling the incident a ‘deliberate act of aggression that amounts to an act of war’. Rwandan forces have fired at a fighter jet from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that it said violated its airspace, prompting the Congolese government to accuse it of an act of war. “A Sukhoi-25 … Read more

US judge orders Boeing arraigned on MAX fraud charge | Aviation News

Families of those killed in two crashes objected to a 2021 plea deal Boeing had cut, giving it immunity. A United States judge on Thursday ordered Boeing Co to appear in court on January 26 to be argued on a 2021 felony charge after families of those killed in two crashes objected to a 2021 … Read more

Long wait for family of Indian whose Nepal crash video went viral | Aviation News

Sonu Jaiswal had shot the 90-second smartphone video showing the aircraft approaching the runway at Pokhara moments before the crash. In India’s Ghazipur city, Sonu Jaiswal’s family is distraught and still waiting to identify his body. “It’s a tough wait,” said Jaiswal’s brother, Deepak Jaiswal. Sonu Jaiswal, 25, was on the Yeti Airlines flight from … Read more

Nepal plane crash: Search to find last two passengers continues | Aviation News

Difficult terrain and inclement weather are hampering rescue efforts near Pokhara, where the plane carrying 72 people crashed. Searchers have deployed drones to search for two passengers still unaccounted for after Nepal’s deadliest plane crash in 30 years, which killed at least 70 people. Some rescuers abseiled down the 200-metre (656-foot) deep gorge in search … Read more

What you need to know about Nepal’s plane crash | Aviation News

EXPLAINER Dramatic video shot on a phone from the ground showed the last moments before the crash of the plane carrying 72 people. A passenger plane carrying 72 people crashed in the Nepalese city of Pokhara on Sunday, with at least 68 people confirmed dead so far. Debris from the airliner was strewn across the … Read more

Nepal mourns after deadly plane crash, search for missing resumes | Aviation News

Rescuers had recovered 68 bodies out of the 72 people on board the Yeti Airlines plane that crashed in Pokhara on Sunday. Rescuers in Nepal have resumed searching for four people still missing after the Himalayan nation’s deadliest plane crash in 30 years, as the Himalayan nation observes a day of mourning. Rescuers recovered 68 … Read more