ARC NEWS
Qatar Airways loss
April 01, 2018
Flag carrier, Qatar Airways, announced that the airline sustained a substantial loss in the 2017 financial year. Airline officials reportedly stated the extensive blockade imposed on Qatar by other gulf states has severely impacted operations. As a result of the blockade, the airline has been forced to cease services to over 18 destinations and has also been met with increased fuel and operating costs.


EASA warns of missile strikes
April 01, 2018
The European Air Safety Agency (EASA) together with Eurocontrol have issued warnings to air traffic regarding possible military action throughout Syrian airspace, particularly the use of cruise missiles. European authorities also cautioned that radio navigation systems could also be impacted. Whilst Syria is categorised as a conflict zone until early April, EASA has warned of the possibility of civil aircraft to be misidentified by military forces at all altitudes.


US-Bangla Airlines fatal accident
April 01, 2018
A US-Bangla Airlines (Bangladesh) Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft was on final approach to Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu, Nepal) when it failed to safely touch down on the runway and impacted with the ground. 49 occupants sustained fatal injuries and a number of others were seriously injured. An investigation into this fatal accident has been launched.


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