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Monday, September 01, 2008

'Engine vibration' grounds Qantas flight

A Qantas flight has landed without incident in the German city of Frankfurt after its crew shut down an engine because of a vibration.

Qantas Flight 31 from Singapore to London diverted to Frankfurt Airport for repairs to the engine, landing about 3.15pm yesterday, a Qantas spokeswoman confirmed.

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Silverjet grounded as funding falls through

Silverjet on Friday became the third business-class-only airline in just six months to cease operations, unable to cope with rising fuel costs or attract new financing.

The British airline, which was one of four independent carriers that focused on flying business travelers across the Atlantic, suspended its service after just 18 months in business. Its last flight touched down at the Luton airport of London Friday afternoon.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

American Airlines grounds flights

American Airlines has cancelled more than 1,000 flights after grounding its MD-80 aircraft to conduct extra safety inspections on wiring.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Indonesia grounds low-cost carrier Adam Air, citing safety concerns

Indonesia's beleaguered low-cost carrier Adam Air has been grounded over safety concerns, the head of air transportation said Tuesday.

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Saturday, December 01, 2007

SAfrica's air authority grounds Nationwide Airlines

South Africa's Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) said on Friday that it had grounded all Nationwide Airlines flights until their airworthiness status had been verified.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Qantas inspecting turboprops

Qantas is inspecting but not grounding a type of turboprop aircraft it flies which have been involved in two accidents in Europe this week. Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier has recommended Q-400 planes which have completed more than 10,000 flights should be grounded worldwide.


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Friday, February 23, 2007

Budget airline grounded after plane cracked

The Indonesian government has grounded low cost airline Adam Air's Boeing 737-300s after one cracked through the middle of the passenger section during a hard landing.

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