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Airbus delivers first aircraft from Mobile powered by sustainable jet fuel blend

Airbus’ A320 Family production facility in the U.S. will this week deliver its first aircraft partially powered by sustainable jet fuel. The latest A321 for JetBlue is due to depart Mobile on 20 September with 15 percent sustainable jet fuel in its tanks. In total, five A321 aircraft are du...

Boeing, Cathay Pacific to donate world’s 1st 777 to Aviation Museum

Large jetliner holds unique place in aviation history; to be shared with enthusiasts from new home in Arizona Boeing and Cathay Pacific announced that they are donating the first-ever Boeing 777 airplane to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Arizona, one of the world’s largest faciliti...

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Norwegian signs comprehensive engine services contract

The Norwegian Air Shuttle Group and Lufthansa Technik have signed a contract extending an existing Total Engine Support (TES®) contract. The agreement, signed on 17 September at the airline's headquarters in Oslo, covers all-inclusive services for the CFM56-7B engines powering the airline's current fleet of 115 Boeing 737-800 aircraft. According to the contract, for the next five ye...

airBaltic Carries 18% More Passengers During Summer

The Latvian airline airBaltic has transported 2 770 047 or 18% passengers more during the first eight months of 2018 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.In August 2018, 440 562 passengers or 14% more than last year travelled with airBaltic. In addition in summer seasonairBalticcarried +18%...

Buta Airways replenished its fleet with new Embraer E-190

Azerbaijan's low-cost airline Buta Airways received a new Embraer E-190, which was delivered to the airline’s fleet directly from the manufacturer in Brazil. It is the seventh in the low-cost airline’s fleet and will allow add more flights to the most popular destinations in the airline’s flight schedule. The new aircraft of Buta Airways is named after the Nakhchivan Au...

At Least 5 Medium Size EU Airline Will Go Bankrupt in 2018-2019

Gediminas Ziemelis Between 2004 and 2015, the US airline industry saw 11 major air carriers merge into 4. This massive consolidation took place as a response to industry slowdowns and from the lack of ability on the airlines part to generate a profit. As the dust settled, the remaining airlines have learned from their past and are practicing capacity discipline. The airlines left are now genera...

First ANA A380 takes to the skies

The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) took to the skies today, completing a maiden flight from the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France to the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is now being prepared for cabin installation and painting in the airline’s special A380 livery. ANA HOLDINGS INC. placed a firm order for three A380s in 2016, becoming the first custo...

AZAL will resume flights to Geneva

Starting from October 30 this year, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) will start Baku-Geneva-Baku flights. AZAL flights will be carried out as part of a joint charter program for the classic transportation scheme, which includes free baggage and hand luggage and meals on board. AZAL’s J2-5009 / J2-5010 flights will be carried out twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays with Airbus A319 aircraft...

Silk Way West Airlines increases flights to Chinese city of Zhengzhou

Azerbaijani cargo air carrier Silk Way West Airlines increases the number of flights to China. The number of Baku-Zhengzhou flights will be increased from four to six times a week. The appropriate agreements were reached at ICAO Cargo Conference in Zhengzhou held in early September. At the event Silk Way West Airlines announced about its plans of strategic development in China. “Wit...

easyJet launches new multi-channel ad campaign

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, launches a compelling pan-European, multi-media advertising campaign that brings to life the wonder of air travel and seeks to inspire viewers’ imaginations when dreaming about their next getaway. The engaging and uplifting film shows a plane in flight above the clouds before transporting viewers through the imagination of a passenger on board.&nbs...

Aviation History – CIDNA – East Arrow

Looking back to the beginning of 20 century, how fast was the air travel in your opinion? How interesting were destinations maps, what service packages existed? Visiting Bucharest Aurel Vlaicu Airport,thanks to Valentin Iordache, the spokesperson of Bucharest Airports, we had a chance to find out about early years of aviation history. In 1920, the airport headquartered the first aviat...

IATA: Preparing for the new era of airline retailing

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the Airline Industry Retailing Symposium (AIRS), formerly part of the World Passenger Symposium (WPS), will focus on how changes in distribution and payment are paving the way for a new era of airline retailing.  “Initiatives like the New Distribution Capability are enabling airlines to become true internet retailers a...

Korean Air to Service Seoul – Prague Route Using Dreamliner aircraft commencing October 2018

Commencing 29 October 2018, South Korean carrier Korean Air will use Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in a three-class configuration for 269 passengers to service direct connection from Seoul Prague. Flights stay scheduled as three times a week service during the winter schedule. “Using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on the Prague – Seoul route will provide passengers to Asia more c...

Boeing, Air Peace Announce Order for 10 737 MAX Airplanes

Nigerian airline to expand regional network with new, more capable 737 jet Boeing 737 MAX continues to expand its footprint across Africa Boeing and Air Peace of Nigeria today announced a new order for ten 737 MAX 8 airplanes during a signing ceremony in Lagos. Air Peace already operates Boeing 737s between major cities in Central and West Africa. The airline, whi...

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First ANA A380 takes to the skies

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Aviation History – CIDNA – East Arrow

Looking back to the beginning of 20 century, how fast was the air travel in your opinion? How interesting were destinations maps, what service packages existed? Visiting Bucharest Aurel Vlaicu...

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Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics enter into landmark strategic collaboration for Commercial Aviation

Collaboration agreement brings together two global leaders in in-flight connectivity Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) have agreed a strategic collaboration, for an initi...

airBaltic Carries 18% More Passengers During Summer

The Latvian airline airBaltic has transported 2 770 047 or 18% passengers more during the first eight months of 2018 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Sc...

Norwegian signs comprehensive engine services contract

The Norwegian Air Shuttle Group and Lufthansa Technik have signed a contract extending an existing Total Engine Support (TES®) contract. The agreement, signed on 17 September at the airline's...

AZAL will resume flights to Geneva

Starting from October 30 this year, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) will start Baku-Geneva-Baku flights. AZAL flights will be carried out as part of a joint charter program for the classic transportatio...

Silk Way West Airlines increases flights to Chinese city of Zhengzhou

Azerbaijani cargo air carrier Silk Way West Airlines increases the number of flights to China. The number of Baku-Zhengzhou flights will be increased from four to six times a week. The appropria...

Airbus delivers first aircraft from Mobile powered by sustainable jet fuel blend

Airbus’ A320 Family production facility in the U.S. will this week deliver its first aircraft partially powered by sustainable jet fuel. The latest A321 for JetBlue is due to depart Mobile on 20...

First ANA A380 takes to the skies

The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) took to the skies today, completing a maiden flight from the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France to the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany. The aircr...