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IATA: Global Standards, Cooperation and Data Key to Keeping Aviation Safe

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation safety stakeholders to reinforce their commitment to a safety framework based on global standards, cooperation and dialogue, and effective use of data. “Safety is the top priority for all involved in aviation—and aviati...

World's First Charter Flights on CS300 launched

The Latvian airline airBaltic and Tez Tour Latvija have jointly launched the world's first charter flights with Bombardier CS300 aircraft. For the summer season, charter flights will connect Riga with Antalya (Turkey), Heraklion (Greece), Burgas (Bulgaria) and Rimini (Italy). airBaltic will fly...

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Asiana Airlines takes delivery of its first A350 XWB

Asiana Airlines of South Korea has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the 12th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner.  Asiana’s A350-900 is configured with a three class layout with a total of 311 seats, comprising 28 in Business Smartium, convertible to fully flat beds, 36 in Economy Smartium and 247 in the main...

Thirteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWE Took Off on Maiden Flight

Austrian operates largest Embraer 195 fleet in Europe and second largest worldwide  Embraer Jets fly to more than 60 airports in Europe  Yesterday evening, another Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 375 from Vienna to Amsterdam. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWE is the thirteenth aircraft of this type in the Austrian fleet. As a result, t...

Emirates to offer a taste of private yacht living

Flyers who enjoy the onboard luxury of a private yacht will soon be able to feel right at home on Emirates A380 flights. The airline will debut its new A380 Onboard Lounge at the Infinite Possibilities stand in its home-base of Dubai at the 2017 edition of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) that runs from April 24 to 27. Inspired by private yacht cabins, each seating area on Emirates’ A38...

Airbus delivers first ever A321neo to Virgin America

Airbus has delivered the first-ever A321neo. The latest generation aircraft powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines was handed over to U.S. airline Virgin America, an all-Airbus operator, at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany.  “After Virgin America having been the first customer signing for the A320neo back in December 2010, we are today delighted to deliver the first A321n...

airBaltic Passengers Up + 12%

In March 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 224 921 passengers or +12% more than in the same period of 2016 throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. During the first three months of 2017, airBaltic has transported a total of 588 768 passengers. In March the airline operated 3 667 flights, or +14% more than in the same period of 2016, when ai...

JAL and Dassault Falcon Service to offer private jet service

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Dassault Falcon Service (DFS), a subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, have agreed to launch a private jet service that will provide airline passengers flying from Tokyo to Paris with seamless interconnection to onward destinations in Europe and Africa. The JAL Falcon Business Jet Service, which includes ground transport between the JAL terminal at Charles de Gaulle Airport...

FlyViking AS selects AeroCRS reservation system

AeroCRS is pleased to welcome FlyViking AS as one of its new airline customers. FlyViking AS, a new startup airline from Norway, started domestic flights operations on regular basis at March 27th to several destinations in north Norway such as Hammerfest, Bodø, Svolvaer and more, in a later stage will have also flights to northwest Russia using a fleet of several DHC-8 aircraft’s...

Dreamliner jet's secret bedrooms where aircraft crew sleep above passengers' heads

We go inside the hidden windowless compartments on a Boeing 787-9 where the flight crew rest on long journeys - right above the passengers' heads If you ever get to fly on a Boeing Dreamliner jet, have a think what’s above your head. Passengers’ hand luggage in the overhead bins? Of course. But there may be flight and cabin crew slumbering away right on top of you too....

Investigation launched after Qantas mid-flight incident injures 15

Fifteen passengers were hurt after a Qantas plane’s alert system warned of an imminent stall as it approached Hong Kong, Australian transport safety officials said on Thursday as they launched an investigation. Flight QF29 from Melbourne to Hong Kong was about 100 kilometres from its destination last Friday when a "stick shaker" alert occurred. The warning causes the control...

Boeing, Silk Way Announce Order for Ten 737 MAX 8 airplanes

Boeing and Silk Way announced an order for 10 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The order, valued at $1.1 billion at current list prices, was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website. "Silk Way’s success and profitability is a direct result of investing in its fleet and services and growing its regional and international footpr...

airBaltic – “Open Door” for New Crew in Estonia

The Latvian airline airBaltic hosted its second “open door” initiative in Estonia, Tallink City Hotel for young professionals seeking to become part of the carrier’s development under Horizon 2021 business plan. Daiga Ergle, SVP Human Resources of airBaltic: “2017 is already a very exciting year for airBaltic – we have at least 13 new destinations on...

SR Technics Releases 200th Aircraft for easyJet out of Malta

SR Technics, a world leading MRO service provider, recently completed the 200th aircraft for easyJet at its Malta facility. The landmark aircraft from easyJet departed from Malta International Airport for Geneva, Switzerland. “As our launch customer in Malta, the partnership with easyJet has been essential to our company’s success and development at our Mediterranean hub,&...

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Asiana Airlines takes delivery of its first A350 XWB

Asiana Airlines of South Korea has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the 12th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner.  A...

Airbus delivers first ever A321neo to Virgin America

Airbus has delivered the first-ever A321neo. The latest generation aircraft powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines was handed over to U.S. airline Virgin America, an all-Airbus operator,...

JAL and Dassault Falcon Service to offer private jet service

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Dassault Falcon Service (DFS), a subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, have agreed to launch a private jet service that will provide airline passengers flying from Tokyo to Paris w...

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airBaltic Passengers Up + 12%

In March 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 224 921 passengers or +12% more than in the same period of 2016 throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle Eas...

World's First Charter Flights on CS300 launched

The Latvian airline airBaltic and Tez Tour Latvija have jointly launched the world's first charter flights with Bombardier CS300 aircraft. For the summer season, charter flights will connect Riga...

Asiana Airlines takes delivery of its first A350 XWB

Asiana Airlines of South Korea has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the 12th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner.  A...

IATA: Global Standards, Cooperation and Data Key to Keeping Aviation Safe

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation safety stakeholders to reinforce their commitment to a safety framework based on global standards, cooperation and dialogue, and effec...

Airbus delivers first ever A321neo to Virgin America

Airbus has delivered the first-ever A321neo. The latest generation aircraft powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines was handed over to U.S. airline Virgin America, an all-Airbus operator,...

Thirteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWE Took Off on Maiden Flight

Austrian operates largest Embraer 195 fleet in Europe and second largest worldwide  Embraer Jets fly to more than 60 airports in Europe  Yesterday evening, another Embraer aircraft...