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Bomb threats, air traffic disruptions - have a plan and be prepared - security expert' advises

Around a hundred of airports were evacuated numerous times over a week in France. Travelers' reactions, sometimes surprising. Air traffic disruptions, flight cancellations, delays, lost connections. How to react, how to do our best to ensure safety and continue flying in complete security a...

Proactive, highly efficient, easy to reach and passionate about aviation - meet the aviation department of the Latvian Ministry of Transport

Today, I have the pleasure to welcome Director of aviation department of Ministry of Transport of Latvia – Arturs Kokars. Why? Because 50skyshades had the pleasure to be Media Partner of Riga Aviation Forum 2023. Two days of event were not enough to ask all questions and have everyone we would...


Air Niugini orders the A220

Air Niugini has signed a firm order with Airbus for six latest generation single aisle A220-100s under its fleet modernisation programme. In addition, the carrier will acquire three A220-300s and another two A220-100s from third party lessors. Combining the longest range, lowest fuel consumption and widest cabin in the 100-150 seat category, the A220 will be operated by Air Niugini acros...

Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi International Airport welcome first guests to Terminal A

Etihad Airways operated first commercial flight from Abu Dhabi International highly-anticipated new Terminal A today. The flight used one of the airline’s Airbus A350-1000, with 359 guests onboard. Etihad and Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomed the guests who made history as they enjoyed the seamless experience of checking in at Terminal A for the first time. The cerem...

DHL Express and World Energy global partnership to speed up aviation decarbonization

DHL Express and World Energy have signed a long-term strategic agreement to accelerate the decarbonization of aviation logistics through the purchase of approx. 668 million liters of Sustainable Aviation Fuel via sustainable aviation fuel certificates. The seven-year contract, to run through 2030, is one of the longest and largest SAFc agreements in the aviation industry to date.  The...

British Airways’ first flight to Latvia touches down at Riga Airport

British Airways’ first flight from London Heathrow to Latvia, in more than 15 years, touched down at Riga International Airport yesterday at 19.00 local time.The inaugural service received a warm local welcome as it taxied to stand, with traditional drummers greeting customers as they stepped off the aircraft. This winter, British Airways will operate three times a week between its...

Air Canada inaugural flight from Vancouver arrived in Dubai

Air Canada' inaugural flight departed from Vancouver on Oct. 28 and has arrived in Dubai, linking Western Canada with the Middle East. Mark Galardo, Executive Vice President, Revenue and Network Planning, at Air Canada, commented: "We are very pleased to launch Air Canada's newest international route connecting Vancouver ...

Riga Airport winter flight schedule includes new routes and total of 75+ destinations

With the switch to wintertime this weekend, on 29 October, Riga Airport will change to the autumn/winter flight schedule, offering passengers more than 75 direct destinations. Several new routes are also expected. Starting new flight season, British Airways is returning to Riga after a long break, and these flights will connect Riga with Heathrow Airport in London. This connection is imp...

Norse Atlantic Airways continues to soar with Prognos for aircraft

AFI KLM E&M will deploy its Prognos for Aircraft predictive maintenance solutions to the Boeing 787 fleet operated by Norse Atlantic Airways. Following on from the Component/pooling contract signed between the two groups in 2022, the implementation of Prognos aims to maximize the value and impact of maintenance programs designed by AFI KLM E&M for the Norwegian airline’s av...

Wanted: Pilots for the cockpits of the Lufthansa Group

Lufthansa Group is seeking to enlist more than 2,000 new pilots between now and the end of 2025 to serve on its airlines’ growing aircraft fleets. The Group’s new ‘flybig’ recruitment campaign highlights the many fascinating facets of the pilot’s profession. With its slogan of ‘Pilot – your dream job, just better’, the new campaign steers deftly...

Southwest Airlines orders 108 additional Boeing 737 MAX jets

Southwest Airlines is increasing its commitment to the fuel-efficient 737 MAX family with an order for 108 737-7s. The new deal supports Southwest's modernization strategy and provides flexibility to expand its fleet. The 737 family has long served Southwest by helping fuel the airline's continued growth. Southwest has placed over 300 orders for the 737-7, growing its orderbook to mor...

Vietjet' fleet expansion continues with the arrival of 101st aircraft in Vietnam

Vietjet reached a new milestone taking delivery of the 101st aircraft at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. The arrival of the new 240-seat A321neo ACF aircraft represents Vietjet' commitment to constant fleet expansion, with a total of 384 aircraft on order from leading manufacturers worldwide.  Vietjet's cabin crew purser,&n...

Potential for €2.55 billion Sustainable Aviation Fuel industry in Ireland by 2050

Ireland has the potential to develop a sustainable aviation fuel industry generating revenue of €2.55 billion by 2050 and providing up to 1,000 high-skilled jobs. These are the findings of a feasibility study into the production of SAF in Ireland produced by SkyNRG and SFS Ireland, in a partnership supported by Avolon, Boeing and ORIX Aviation. The study - Ireland’s Su...

Lufthansa Technik to provide Hawaiian Airlines with comprehensive component support

Lufthansa Technik and Hawaiian Airlines signed a comprehensive Total Component Support contract covering the Honolulu-based airline’s entire Airbus A330ceo and A321neo fleets. In total, the new agreement encompasses parts pooling support for up to 52 aircraft over the next seven years. It moreover gives Hawaiian Airlines the flexible option to further extend the cooperation by several additi...

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Southwest Airlines celebrates expanded technical operations facility in Phoenix

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flydubai ramps up operations in Europe with four new destinations

flydubai launches four new services, growing its network in Europe to 43 destinations in 21 countries. flydubai becomes the first UAE national carrier to operate direct flights to EuroAirpor...

Condor and Lufthansa Technik significantly expand successful cooperation

Condor and Lufthansa Technik signed comprehensive component support agreements for the airline' new Airbus A32Xneo fleet and extended the support for the A32Xceo fleet. In addition, Lufthansa...