Cracked windows, shattered windshields and emergency landings | AeroTime

DAILY NEWSLETTER | 11 May 2018

Cracked windows, shattered windshields and emergency landings

Another week, another crack in the sky. Three different airlines’ domestic flights suffered window damage recently leading to diversions and emergency landings. How  often do window failures occur and should we be concerned?

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IATA raises red flag for safety at Bangkok airport

The situation has been reported as early as 2008, but still hasn’t been fixed. IATA calls for caution any airline operating at Bangkok airport.

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SpaceX halts first commercial launch of updated Falcon 9 rocket

A last-minute technical glitch forced SpaceX to postpone the first commercial flight of its updated Falcon 9 rocket that was set to fly Bangladesh’s first satellite, Bangabandhu-1, into orbit. SpaceX has a backup launch window on Friday, May 11, between 4:14 p.m. EDT and 6:21 p.m. EDT. Will they make it this time?

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After years of financial difficulty, UTair orders 30 B737 MAX 8

Russian airline UTair has placed an order on thirty Boeing 737 MAX 8s, according to Boeing order book The estimated price of the contract is of $ 1.76 billion. It is the biggest order from a Russian airline for a  new generation plane.

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