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Introduction of free Wi-Fi on intercontinental flights - Norwegian

Airline begins rollout of Wi-Fi connectivity on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and 737 MAX fleet Free Wi-Fi for full duration of long-haul flights and high-speed option fast enough to stream movies Rollout of Wi-Fi to be completed on more than 50 percent of Dreamliner fleet by 2020 Norwegian is taking off the new year by upgrading the passenger experience for long-haul customers with the in...

The year 2018 for Lithuanian Airports – the year of the leap: records have been hit in both number of the passengers and flights

The year 2018 will be recorded among the best aviation years for the company Lithuanian Airports, since new records were reached - 6.3 million passengers were served and 61 thousand flights were conducted. The biggest breakthrough occurred in the main airports of the country – Vilnius Airport; the year, however, was also very intensive for Kaunas and Palanga branches. Upon notifying of th...

Verdi strike at Frankfurt Airport will lead to significant disruption on Tuesday

Information available at www.lufthansa.com "Verdi escalated through a disproportional series of strikes" The trade union Verdi has called for a comprehensive strike by security personnel at Frankfurt Airport between 2 a.m. and 20 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 January 2019. As a result, a considerable amount of disruptions are to be expected regarding flight operations to and from Frankfu...

Enhanced flight deck capabilities for new production Cessna and Beechcraft piston platforms coming soon

Enhanced flight deck capabilities for new production Cessna and Beechcraft piston platforms are announced by Textron Aviation. The features include new standard and optional equipment as part of Garmin’s G1000 NXi next-generation integrated flight deck, which provides pilots with enhanced control and connectivity in the cockpit. “Today, new and experienced pilots alike continue to r...

Embraer and Boeing Welcome Brazilian Government Approval of Strategic Partnership

 Embraer and Boeing have welcomed approval by the Government of Brazil of the strategic partnership that will position both companies to accelerate growth in global aerospace markets. The government's approval comes after the two companies last month approved terms for the joint venture that will be made up of the commercial aircraft and services operations of Embraer. B...

Emirates network updates for 2019

Emirates has announced adjustments to its operational schedules in 2019 to minimise the impact of the closure of Dubai International Airport’s Southern Runway in April and May 2019, and to respond to global travel demand trends. The airline also outlined its fleet plans for the year. Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, said: “At Emirates, we pride ourselves on being a custome...

New record for passenger traffic by Heydar Aliyev International Airport

Heydar Aliyev International Airport set a new record for passenger traffic volume - last year it served a total of 4.43 million passengers. This is 9 percent higher than in 2017. In 2018, base airlines of the Airport - AZAL and Buta Airways carried 1.89 million and 442,000 passengers, respectively. A total of 3.81 million passengers were carried on international flights and 620,000 passenger...

Russian Helicopters completes delivery of 31 EMS helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of Rostec State Corporation, under a contract with the State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK), has completed the delivery of 31 helicopters in emergency medical services (EMS) configuration. The customer was supplied with 12 Ansat and six Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters manufactured by the Kazan Helicopter Plant, as well as 13 Mi-8AMT helicopters launched at the Ulan-Ude Aviat...

JetSuite Inc. Celebrates 10 years Of Continuous Operation In 2019

 JetSuite, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will celebrate its tenth year of operation in 2019, as the first and only premium experience in the light jet category. Delivering flying experiences that move the soul, JetSuite is an industry-leader providing individualized service, distinctive amenities, a fleet of state-of-the-art jets, and the friendliest, most knowledgeable pilots in the in...

airBaltic Pilot Academy’s Third Group of Students Begin Studies

Already the third group of students began their study process at the Latvian airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academyon January 10, 2019.The third group of 11 students will become airBalticpilots upon completion of the full-time programme in less than two years from now. Pauls Cālītis, airBalticSVP Flight Operations: “The students that received their first epaulettes today h...

GLOBEAIR RELEASES AMAZON ALEXA SKILL

GlobeAir is to become the first runner in enabling private jet bookings via voice search by announcing its new Amazon Alexa skill. The brand-new skill is perfect for the Smart Traveller and is now available in English and German. Austrian private jet company GlobeAir is becoming the first bizjet company to release an Amazon Alexa skill for immediate private jet bookings. The award-winning pri...

TAG Aviation Extends international network to Asia Pacific Region by Opening Fixed Base Operation in Macau

TAG Aviation today officially launched its first Fixed Base Operation (FBO) in Asia Pacific. Located in Macau, the new facility marks a major milestone for the company’s ambitions in expanding its business to meet the continuing growth in the Asia Pacific region. The facility represents the fourth FBO for TAG Aviation globally. The opening ceremony was attended by...