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Airbus Says Deliveries on Target Despite Cabin Delays

Airbus is on track to meet its delivery targets this year despite delays at cabin suppliers, Fabrice Bregier, head of the European planemaker, said on Wednesday. Bregier criticized suppliers whose delays have disrupted some plane deliveries and said the problems went beyond French seat supplier Zodiac Aerospace, which has had a series of high-profile production delays and profit warnings. &q...

JetBlue Plants a Seed with Farm-to-Tray-Table Concept

JetBlue Airways is trying to bring a little bit of country to the city - opening its own "farm" at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The 24,000 square-foot space -- less than half the size of a football field -- outside JFK's Terminal 5 is meant to educate travelers more than actually feed them. Although eventually JetBlue would like to serve items grown t...

WTO Won't Weigh In to Resolve International Airline Spat

A senior World Trade Organization executive on Tuesday quashed the idea the trade body could help to quickly resolve a high-profile international airline spat over market access and subsidies, after calls for the institution to serve as an arbiter over competition among carriers. The three major U.S. carriers -- Delta Air Lines Inc., United Continental Holdings Inc. and American...

Ethiopian Airlines to Buy 15 to 20 Boeing 777X Jetliners, CEO Says

Ethiopian Airlines plans to place an order for Boeing Co. 777X long-range jetliners before the end of the year, the East African carrier's chief executive said. The airline could buy as many as 15 to 20 of Boeing's newest airplanes after also considering the purchase of Airbus Group's A350-1000 widebody, Tewolde Gebremariam said in an interview on Wednesday. The deal would...

Indonesia to Send Crashed Plane's Black Box to France for Tests

The black box from an Indonesian turboprop plane that crashed in August, killing all 54 people on board, will be sent to France for analysis after a preliminary investigation failed to retrieve the data inside. Attempts to download the flight data recorder from the PT Trigana Air Service flight were unsuccessful, Indonesia;s National Transportation Safety Committee said in a report released Wed...

Bad Visibility Disrupts 16 Flights into Phuket, Krabi

Heavy rain and haze in the South forced four airline flights to land at another destination, ten flights to delay their landing, and two others to turn back on Wednesday. AirAsia flight AK866 left Kuala Lumpur at 7am but diverted from Krabi to Samui and landed at the island's airport at 7:50 a.m., and the pilots of Bangkok Airways flight PG251, which departed Koh Samui Airport at...

A Conversation with Media Mogul Bob Pittman

The man who gave us MTV and now heads the largest radio-station company in the U.S. doesn’t like to waste a minute. That’s one of many reasons why he loves business jets. Bob Pittman’s resume testifies to his obsession with productivity. Perhaps best known for having led the team that founded MTV, he has also been CEO of AOL, Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Re...

JFI Jets Expands with ACP Jets Acquisition

Charter and management firm JFI Jets is expanding its fleet and adding a repair station with the acquisition of a West Palm Beach, Fla.-based ACP Jets. ACP Jets provides charter, management, maintenance and aircraft acquisition and consulting services. In addition to a Part 145 repair station, the company operates two Hawker800XPs a Citation X and four Gulstream ...

Heli-One Offers Super Puma Operators New Universal Avionics Solution

Universal Avionics Authorized Dealer, Heli-One, recently completed installation of Universal Avionics UNS-1Fw Multi-Missions Management System (MMMS) and MFD-640 Multi-Function Display on a CHC Helicopter Airbus Super Puma aircraft. With a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) in hand, rotorcraft operators have a mission-ready flight deck solution. The UNS-1Fw MMMS provides the operator with cent...

American Airlines Crew Talks About Once In A Lifetime Flight With Pope Francis

It was an airplane flight that changed Jeff Gross's life. The 47-year-old flight attendant was one of several dozen American Airlines employees chosen to work on the chartered airplane that ferried Pope Francis around the United States -- and back to Rome -- late last month. "When he walked through the cabin, it was like seeing God," said Gross, of Euless, who helped staff the...

Unruly Passenger Forces RJ Flight Delay

A misbehaving passenger on Monday caused a Royal Jordanian (RJ) flight to be delayed for two-and-a-half hours after he claimed that the plane had a "security issue", an RJ official said Tuesday. Before the take-off of the RJ plane from Queen Alia International Airport, the passenger, a Qatari national, was causing a nuisance on board the plane, forcing security personnel to remove him...

Airbus Helicopters’ HCare Customer Service goes digital

New HCare Fleet and HCare Flight digital solutions to better support customers Tablet-based mission preparation tools, fleet management software and a complete Maintenance Information System Partnership with Accenture on Big Data management  Airbus Helicopters has today announced the latest axis of its HCare services development with the release of two new families of digital Connect...