Airasia News

Faulty component cited as cause of AirAsia crash

Faulty component cited as cause of AirAsia crash

1st Dec 2015 Airline News

Indonesian officials have suggested a faulty component was a “major factor” in the crash of an AirAsia operated Airbus A320-200 in December last year. Flight QZ8501 came down on route from Surabaya to Singapore when it came down in the Java Sea, with the loss of 162 lives.

Travelport inks deal with AirAsia

Travelport inks deal with AirAsia

14th Jun 2015 Travel Technology News

Travelport has signed a new agreement signed with AirAsia, Asia’s largest low cost carrier, for its Rich Content and Branding solution. This supplements the distribution agreements that Travelport already has with seven carriers within the AirAsia group.

Steep climb may have caused AirAsia QZ8501 crash

Steep climb may have caused AirAsia QZ8501 crash

20th Jan 2015 Airline News

The Indonesian transport minister has suggest AirAsia flight QZ8501 may have climbed too fast before it crashed into the Java Sea. Addressing a parliamentary hearing in Indonesian capital Jakarta, Ignasius Jonan said the plane was climbing at a rate of 6,000ft per minute – beyond the capabilities of most fighter jets.

‘Pings’ heard in search for AirAsia black boxes

‘Pings’ heard in search for AirAsia black boxes

9th Jan 2015 Airline News

Investigators searching for the wreckage of missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 have heard ‘pings’ from the aircraft’s flight recorders. Divers have been dispatched to investigate the sounds, which follow the discovery of the tailfin of the plane earlier this week. Officials have speculated the black box could have been separated from the rear part of the plane.

Tail from missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 located in Java Sea

Tail from missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 located in Java Sea

7th Jan 2015 Airline News

Investigators searching for the wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 have located the tail of the crashed plane in the Java Sea. Indonesian officials confirmed it had been located in a secondary search area after an extensive search, suggesting debris has been moved by strong underwater currents.

Search for AirAsia QZ8501 moves underwater

Search for AirAsia QZ8501 moves underwater

2nd Jan 2015 Airline News

The search for flight recorders from AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 has moved underwater with the arrival of specialist equipment from France. A team will use the sensitive acoustic equipment to listen for signals from the ‘black box’ recorders.

Poor weather hampers search for AirAsia flight QZ8501 bodies

Poor weather hampers search for AirAsia flight QZ8501 bodies

31st Dec 2014 Airline News

Poor weather over the Java Sea has slowed efforts to retrieve bodies and debris from the crashed AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501. The AirAsia Airbus A320-200 came down on Sunday on route from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore carrying 162 people.A total of seven bodies have been pulled from the water so far, while parts of the wreckage of the plane have been located.