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Etihad Airways flies The Special Olympics World Games Flame of Hope to Abu-Dhabi

Etihad Airways, official airline partner of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, has delivered the World Games Flame of Hope to the UAE capital. The flame was carried in a specially designed cradle yesterday on aBoeing 787-9 aircraft sporting the airline’s new Special Olympics livery, which proudly displays th...

Strongest Deliveries in a Decade, Highlighted by Vision Jet Growth reported by Cirrus Aircraft

Cirrus Aircraft announced that new customer aircraft deliveries for the company’s best-selling SR Series showed steady growth and reached 380 aircraft in 2018, an increase of seven percent over 2017. The company also announced acceleration of production and delivery of the Vision JetTM – the world’s first single-engine Personal JetTM – with 63 aircraft delivered,...

The day Concorde flew into the history books

It’s 3.38pm on 2 March 1969 and the first page in the history of supersonic commercial aviation has just been written.By Stephane Defer – Photos: AIRBUS Commercial aviation took a supersonic leap into the future fifty years ago, when Concorde made its maiden flight.  The roar of the engines is deafening as the flight crew push them to maximum power. After a long wait, c...

To help prevent misfuelling, Air BP launches Airfield Automation digital technology in Africa

‚ÄčAir BP returned last week to the 4th Aviation Africa Summit and Exhibition in Kigali, Rwanda as sponsor and exhibitor. The company reinforced its commitment to Africa and highlighted the rollout of its new Airfield Automation digital technology recently installed at nine locations across South Africa and Mozambique.  The cloud-based platform is designed to prevent misfuelling by...

Qatar Airways to Increase Flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town

Qatar Airways announced it will be increasing the number of weekly flights on its popular routes to South Africa from July 2019. Weekly flight frequencies to Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest metropolis, will increase from 14 to 18 from July, rising to 19 in August. A further two flights will be added to the airline’s winter schedule, taking the total number of weekly frequencies...

New $352 million Maintenance Complex Deepens United Airlines' Commitment to Los Angeles

More than 800 jobs will be created as United Airlines broke ground on a new $352 million Technical Operations Facility and recently completed nearly $600 million in renovations to its terminal at LAX This state-of-the-art Technical Operations Center (TOC) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will enable the airline to provide exceptional service for all of its aircraft flee...

Now arriving: new cabin experience with Alaska Airlines

Starting this month, guests flying on Alaska Airlines will experience a comfortable and modern new cabin, as the West Coast airline shifts into high gear retrofitting its Airbus fleet. The upgraded cabin is the result of two years of customer research and combines the best features of Alaska Airlines and Virgin America, along with many thoughtful enhancements to make the travel journey comfortable...

Hungary Agro Aero chose an ALSIM AL250

Agro Aero, a medium-sized, family-owned flight school in Szeged, Hungary chose Alsim AL250 flight simulator . The school offers Zero to ATPL flight training courses for more than 100 students per year. The AL250 is their first flight training device.   The Alsim AL250 is a generic and compact simulator for single & multi engine piston (SEP/MEP reconfigurable) PPL, CPL &am...

A Flight Academy to be opened by Airbus, offering extended training services to pilot cadets

Airbus has decided to open its own flight academy and extend its training services offering by adding ‘ab-initio’ to its portfolio. the reason is quite simple - it will allow to meet the high market demand for cadet pilot training in Europe – 94,000 new pilots over the next 20 years. Leveraging cross-divisional synergies, the Airbus Flight Academy Europe, based in Ango...

TAG Farnborough Airport’s Solar Schools Carbon Offsetting Programme Shines Bright

TAG Farnborough Airport is underscoring its ongoing commitment to sustainable development and carbon footprint reduction by supporting an exciting programme focused on solar energy.  In conjunction with Carbon Footprint Ltd, the airport is off-setting 2018 residual carbon emissions (over which it has direct control) through the support of renewable energy projects, both locally with...

Boeing Signs Deal for Up to 42 777X Airplanes with International Airlines Group

Boeing and International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways, announced the airline has committed to purchasing up to 42 777X airplanes, including 18 orders and 24 options. The airline joins a group of leading carriers that have selected the new 777-9, which will debut next month as the largest and most efficient twin-engine passenger jet in the world. The commitment, valued a...

ATR and AviAssist enters into a partnership in Africa

A partnership agreement was signed between ATR and AviAssist, the independent non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting African aviation safety. Through this partnership, ATR continues to strengthen flight safety awareness and accident prevention actions. Since 2015, ATR has participated in the annual Safety in African Aviation Conferences (SiAAC) organised by AviAssist. AT...