Lufthansa (Frankfurt) will introduce its Airbus A380s on October 26 when it adds the Super Jumbo on its Frankfurt-Delhi and Frankfurt-Mumbai routes according to Airline Route. One daily to each destination will be operated.
Update: Mumbai now cancelled per Airline Route. Delhi remains.
Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A380-841 D-AIMF 9msn 066) arrives back at the Frankfurt hub.
Thai Airways International (Bangkok) has inspected its Airbus A330-300 fleet for possible issues involving the landing gear. According to the Bangkok Post, the airline had previously encountered problems with the Airbus A330-300 landing gear prior to the accident a week ago (September 8) involving HS-TEF. The nose wheel collapsed on landing at Bangkok and the aircraft veered off the runway.
According to Thai and this report, the accident involving HS-TEF, was due to “defective bogie beam on the aircraft’s landing gear.”
Read the full report from the Bangkok Post: CLICK HERE
Meanwhile Thai has removed its name and logo from the damaged HS-TEF.
Read the full report from The Guardian: CLICK HERE
Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-321 HS-TEF (msn 066) approaches the Bangkok hub prior to landing accident.
Thai Airways International‘s (Bangkok) Airbus A330-321 HS-TEF (msn 066) while operating flight TG 679 from Guangzhou (CAN) to Bangkok (BKK) (Suvarnabhumi) with 287 passengers and 14 crew members skidded off the runway on landing in Bangkok after the front landing gear failed late last night (September 8). At least 8 passengers were slightly injured during the evacuation (some media reports raise this number to 14).
“Thai Airways International Flight TG 679, Guangzhou – Bangkok operated with Airbus 330-300 aircraft departing Guangzhou at 16:03 hrs. (local time) scheduled to arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 23:00 hrs. (local time) experienced incident while landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport. As the aircraft was landing, the landing gear touched the runway, the nose gear failed. As a result, the plane skidded off the runway. The captain took control of the aircraft until it stoped and the passengers were evacuated using slides. The aircraft was carrying 287 passengers and 14 crew members. 8 passengers were slightly injured. Injured passengers were taken care and sent to hospital for medical treatments.”
Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. HS-TEF approaches BKK for landing before the accident.
Blue Islands (Guernsey) is planning to operate the last flight to and from Manchester on June 10 from Jersey per the BBC. The airline of the Channel Islands will redeploy the aircraft for its new “Blue Shuttle” (see video below) service between Guernsey and Jersey.