Luxair-Luxembourg Airlines (Luxembourg), the national airline of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, has finalized an order for an additional Next-Generation 737-800 airplane. The airline previously ordered a 737-800 in June.
Copyright Photo: Yannick Delamarre. Boeing 737-8K5 LX-LGT (msn 28228) prepares to land at Palma de Mallorca.
Spanair’s (Barcelona) flight JKK 5022 on August 20, 2008 operating from Madrid to Gran Canaria, crashed on takeoff. The airliner veered off to the right and into the ground while climbing immediately after lifting off from runway 36L at 1445 local time. The McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 MD-82 with the registration of EC-HFP (msn 53148) was carrying 162 passengers and 10 crew. In the accident 154 people were killed, two were seriously injured and 12 were slightly injured.
The on-going investigation has discovered the central computer system used to monitor technical problems in the aircraft was infected with malware.
According to the linked article, an internal report issued by Spanair revealed the infected computer failed to detect three technical problems with the aircraft, which if detected, may have prevented the plane from taking off, according to reports in the Spanish newspaper, El Pais.
Please click on photo for full view, information and other other Swiss photos.
Swiss International Air Lines (Zurich) took delivery of its first (of nine) new 236-seat Airbus A330-343X registered HB-JHA (msn 1000, ex F-WWYX) on April 15. The first of the new type is named “Schwyz” after the central Swiss town. HB-JHA entered revenue service on April 20 on flights 14/15 between Zurich and New York (JFK). Eventually the newer A330-300s will replace the existing A330-200 fleet through 2011.
G-CDPT is seen at Toulouse with the additional sticker. Copyright Photo: Yannick Delamarre.
Flyglobespan (flyglobespan.com) (Globespan Airways) (Edinburgh) in March added Air Austral stickers to its Boeing 767-319 ER G-CDPT (msn 29388) for a lease. This airliner previously carried Air India titles.