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Where to see the Vulcan bomber farewell tour

The world's last flying Vulcan bomber, XH558, will this weekend perform fly-pasts around the country giving large crowds a chance to say goodbye to the Cold War bomber. Hundreds of thousands are expected this weekend to try to catch a farewell glimpse of the world’s last flying Vulcan bomber as the majestic Cold War jet makes fly-pasts around the country in a farewell tour. The dis...

Etihad brings forward its first A380 flight to New York

Etihad has brought forward the first scheduled flight of its Airbus A380 service to New York. The Abu Dhabi carrier was originally due to start the service to John F Kennedy Airport on December 1, but said that it has changed the first flight to November 23. “The updated arrival date and additional capacity for the A380 service comes in response to strong demand from Etihad Airways gue...

New-generation Su-35S fighters conduct exercises in Kamchatka

Newest fighters have conducted exercises over the Sea of ··Okhotsk off the coast of Kamchatka. They drilled support of antisubmarine warfare (ASW) aircraft of the Russian Pacific Fleet, the Eastern Military District press service reported on Friday. "The crews of the Sukhoi Su-35S fighters drilled escort of the Ilyushin IL-38 ASW planes of the Pacific Fleet’s naval avia...

KAI conducts maiden flight of KT-100 ab initio trainer

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has conducted the first flight of its KT-100 aircraft, the ab initio trainer variant of the KC-100 Naraon light aircraft. The flight took place on 5 October from KAI’s Sacheon factory, and last about one hour and twenty minutes, KAI says in a statement. The KT-100 variant features a video/voice recorder, identification friend-or-foe equipment, and other...

Technodinamika plans to be involved in the collaborative effort to build Russo-Chinese aircraft

Analysts at Technodinamika assume that the parts and components market for the Russo-Chinese wide-body aircraft project will grow to RUB 98.7 billion by 2020.  The holding company is set to join the collaborative effort to build a Russo-Chinese long-range wide-body aircraft that is being developed in conjunction between Chinese COMAC and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft. Today Technodinamik...

S7 Airlines opened sale of tickets for flights to Malaga and Ibiza

S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld global aviation alliance, increases the number of destinations in Spain and opens in the summer schedule two new flights from Moscow – to Malaga and Ibiza. S7 Airlines will perform direct flights from Moscow to Malaga from the 30th of April 2016 twice a week – on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Flight S7-869 will depart from the Moscow...

United to return to NZ from July 2016

United is returning to New Zealand for the first time in 13 years with a new San Francisco-Auckland service due to start on July 3 2016. The flights will initially operate three times a week with Boeing 787-8s before increasing to daily from October 30 2016 with the larger 787-9 Dreamliner. United said its flights would be operated in coordination with fellow Star Alliance member Air New Zea...

Malaysia Airlines to Trim Pilots by Seconding Them to Other Airlines

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) is gearing up to trim its number of pilots by embarking on a secondment exercise. Aviation International News (AIN) Online, an aviation industry news portal, reported that the airline was planning to offer 100 to 200 Boeing 737-800 pilots from its narrow-body fleet for secondment next year to interested airlines. If that plan fails to materialise, the...

Air France Pilot Union Says Ready to Resume Talks with Management

Air France's main pilot union SNPL is ready to resume talks with the carrier's management over a planned restructuring, a union spokesman said on Thursday. The airline's unions are up in arms over plans to cut 2,900 jobs at the struggling airline, a move that triggered a fracas on Monday with executives hounded from a meeting, their shirts torn from their backs. Air France-KLM Ch...

Boeing Wins 182 Commercial Plane Orders in Third Quarter, Delivers 580

Boeing Co booked 182 commercial aircraft orders in the third quarter and delivered a record 580 planes, putting it on track to easily hit its delivery target for the year and keep its title as the world's biggest plane maker. However, Boeing's order tally, released Thursday, remained far below arch-rival Airbus Group. Boeing has booked 507 orders this year, compared with 875 for Ai...

Air New Zealand Teams with United Airlines to Help Fend Off Qantas Challenge

Air New Zealand and United Airlines have launched a pre-emptive strike against the Qantas and American Airlines trans-Pacific alliance, with United announcing it will begin flying Boeing 787 Dreamliners from Auckland to San Francisco from July. Qantas has been pressuring its Kiwi rival with the launch of Jetstar regional domestic flights in New Zealand, and by announcing this week new...

Passengers on Flight from Auckland to Kuala Lumpur Stuck in Airport Limbo

Passengers of a cancelled Malaysia Airlines flight have spent the last day in limbo at Auckland Airport. Flight MH130 from Auckland to Kuala Lumpur was scheduled to depart on Thursday at 2:15 p.m. An Auckland woman, who was booked on the flight, said departure was initially delayed by half an hour. Then it was an hour, then three. Eventually, staff told the waiting passenge...