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Aeroflot-Transaero Deal, Bigger But Not Better: Analysts

By acquiring its struggling rival Transaero, Russia's largest airline Aeroflot is likely to find itself in a tight spot with an additional debt burden and a fleet of ageing aircraft, analysts said. State-controlled Aeroflot announced this week its purchase of 75 percent plus one of...

Facebook Competition for Free First Class Tickets Is a Hoax: Emirates

Emirates airline has denied any connection with a new social media competition offering free airline tickets, calling it a "hoax". "The recent competition on Facebook offering free flights is a hoax and has nothing to do with Emirates," the airline said in a statemen...


After Emergencies, Airline Fuel Policy Under Scanner

Two incidents of aircraft declaring fuel emergencies on Thursday night and the diversion of 10 flights to Bengaluru have brought the fuel uplift policies of airlines into question. On Thursday, a Jet Airways ATR (Madurai-Chennai flight) and an IndiGo Airbus A320 aircraft (Kolkata-Chennai) declared fuel emergencies, after being diverted to Bengaluru from Chennai due to runway closure....

A Great Deal of Luck Helped Qantas Reversal

A year ago the Herald's view of Qantas tallied with a commonly held belief among business analysts, economists and, indeed, the flying public. Australia's flag carrier was on the nose, its leadership struggling and its finances shaky to the point where it wanted taxpayers to help out. Some observers even wanted to change the Qantas Sale Act to allow greater foreign investment in the nation...

Emirates Fined 55,000 Rupees for Losing Baggage 7 Years Ago

The state consumer commission has slapped Emirates Airlines with a fine of 55,000 rupees for losing the baggage of a passenger about seven years ago, and said, payment of damages could not be restricted to the terms of any act, as "there is no bar to grant justifiable compensation for causing mental agony." Ashok Balasubramanian said he was doing a commercial pilot license c...

Aer Lingus Chairman Leases Aircraft to Potential Rival

Aer Lingus chairman Colm Barrington's Fly Leasing recently supplied a Boeing aircraft to Norwegian Air, the Scandinavian operator that is attempting to set up a budget long-haul airline in the Republic. Mr Barrington is chief executive of Dún Laoghaire-based Fly Leasing, one of a number of Irish companies that finance and supply aircraft to airlines around the wor...

Shanghai-Bangkok Flight Diverted Due to Medical Emergency

A Shanghai Airlines (FM) flight from Shanghai to Bangkok was diverted to Nanchang Changbei International Airport (KHN) on Sunday evening after a foreign passenger became ill and passed away upon landing, local media reported. Flight FM855 took off from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) at 3:00 p.m., and the crew of flight FM855 declared an emergency en route to Nanchang airp...

AIL to rationalize Loganair, BMI regional's operations

Airline Investments Limited (AIL) has announced plans to rationalize operations at its recently acquired Loganair (LM, Glasgow Int'l) and bmi regional (BM, Aberdeen Dyce) subsidiaries. Under the plan, bmi regional is to relocate its engineering facilities to one of its primary hubs, Bristol Int'l, where AIL is proposing to acquire hangar space to accom...

US vulture fund files claim against Congo Airways A320

The Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) government's nascent national carrier, Congo Airways (Kinshasa N'Djili), has suffered yet another set back in its quest to free its second aircraft, A320-200 EI-DSN (cn 3412), currently impounded at Dublin Int'l. Prior to the aircraft's intended departure for Kinshasa N'Djili late last month, a US firm...

Shandong Airlines Posts Double-Digit Passenger Growth in Summer Travel Season

Shandong Airlines (SC) said on Sunday it registered a double-digit growth in both passengers carried and flights operated in the summer travel season which began on July 1 and ended on August 31. The Jinan-based carrier transported more than 3 million passengers and operated nearly 19,000 flights in the past two months. The airline attributed the traffic growth to strong travel dem...

Loong Air Receives Its 8th A320 Aircraft

Zhejiang Loong Airlines (GJ) took delivery of a brand new Airbus A320 aircraft at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) on September 6, which is the airline's eighth A320s in service. The new A320, Registration B-1676, brings Loong Air's fleet to 11 aircraft. According to the fleet introduction plan, the Hangzhou-based carrier will expand its fleet to 16 by t...

UNIAN: Ukraine opens common aviation area with European Union

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has approved a resolution of the National Security and Defense Council 'On measures to protect the national interests of Ukraine in the field of aviation' with a corresponding decree on September 4, according to the President's website.  

Iberia Group brings Manchester and Madrid closer together

As of next Tuesday, Manchester and Madrid will be closer than ever. The Iberia Group, through its low cost carrier Iberia Express, will launch its flights between both cities. Until the end of October the airline will operate flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, and throughout the winter season will fly twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Airbus A320s with 180 seats in Economy and...

Cathay Pacific announces change of Directors

The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (“Cathay Pacific” or the “Company”) announces that: (1) Mr. William Edward James Barrington has resigned as an Executive Director; and (2) Mr. Yau Ying Wah (Algernon) has been appointed as an Executive Director, such resignation and appointment to take effect on 7th September 2015. Mr. W...

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Innovative Drone Technology for Austrian Airlines Aircraft Inspections

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Volotea Will Support Dδnte Aeronautical To Develop A State-Of-The-Art Hybrid-Electric Aircraft

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Next-gen Wi-Fi upgrade for All Nippon Airways fleet

All Nippon Airways has begun equipping selected Boeing B777-300ER aircraft with SITAONAIR’s state-of-the-art Internet ONAIR Wi-Fi portal, powered by GX Aviation. In partnership with JSAT...

Norwegian Air Named Four-Star Low-Cost Airline by APEX for Two Consecutive Years

For a second year in a row, Norwegian Air has been named a 2020 Four-Star Low-Cost Airline by The Airline Passenger Experience (APEX), the highest honor in the category of low-cost carriers!...

Look at the First Fiji Airways A350 XWB rolled out of paint shop

Fiji Airways’ first A350 XWB has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse featuring the airline’s signature livery. The aircraft, an A350-900 leased from Dubai Aerospace Enterprises...

Azul First E195-E2 - a reason to celebrate for Embraer, Azul, AerCap and Pratt & Whitney

September 12 2019 a special ceremony at Embraer main facility in São José dos Campos was dedicated to the delivery of first E195-E2, the biggest of the three members of the E-Jets E...

First airline obtaining a full scope maintenance capability for Airbus A220-300 type - airBaltic

Congratulations - airBaltic became the first airline obtaining a full scope maintenance capability for Airbus A220-300 type!  Latvian airline airBaltic has successfully pass...

Astronics Introduces New Retrofit In-Seat Passenger Power Solution

Astronics announced the release of a new in-seat power retrofit solution for airlines. Attaching quickly and directly to installed seat tubes, the EmPower Xpresse on-seat USB outlet hou...

Rusada ENVISION selected by Lanmei Airlines

Cambodian low-cost carrier Lanmei Airlines has signed up for Rusada’s MRO and Flight Operations software, ENVISION. Lanmei Airlines commenced operations in September 2017 and has since se...