Grim search for victims, flight recorder after China’s first plane crash since 2010

Parts of the Boeing 737-800 jet are strewn across mountain slopes charred by fire after China’s first crash involving a commercial jetliner since 2010 BEIJING, China – Rescuers in China scoured heavily forested slopes on Tuesday, March 22, with hopes fading of finding any survivors from the 132 people aboard a China Eastern Airlines passenger … Read more

US targets Abramovich plane, 99 others over Russia export violations

‘We will not allow Russian and Belarusian companies and oligarchs to travel with impunity in violation of our laws,’ says US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimando WASHINGTON, USA – The US commerce department on Friday, March 18, moved to effectively ground 100 airplanes that have recently flown to Russia and are believed to violate US export … Read more

Russian law creates new hurdle for foreign plane lessors

A new law in Russia rattles global leasing firms days before a March 28 deadline to repossess aircraft worth $10 billion Russia on Monday, March 14, passed a law allowing the country’s airlines to place airplanes leased from foreign companies on the country’s aircraft register – a maneuver likely to stoke Western fears of a … Read more