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CityJet introduces a new brand, new aircraft coming

CityJet (Dublin) on September 4 introduced a new look for the airline on the pictured BAe (Avro) RJ85 EI-RJT (msn E2366). The company is also looking at replacement aircraft that would be capable of flying into London’s City Airport (LCY). Competition is probably between Embraer and Bomba...

Medivac plane with seven on board disappears west of Senegal

A medical evacuation plane with seven people on board, including a French patient, disappeared west of Senegal during a flight from Burkina Faso to Dakar, the Senegalese civil aviation authority said. The private Senegalair plane from Ouagadougou disappeared from radar screens at 7:08 p.m. (3:08...


Belgium Holds Cairo Flight over "Suspect" Passenger

A scheduled Brussels-Cairo flight by the Egyptian airline Egyptair was cancelled on Saturday because of suspicious behaviour by a passenger, Belgian police said. Egyptair flight MS 726 was denied clearance for take off to let security "re-examine the passenger list and baggage", the federal police said in a brief press release. "In the light of uncertainties about a passenger...

CAAC: Passengers File 482 Complaints in July, Up 44% Month-on-Month

The number of complaints consumers filed with the authorities surged by 44% to 482 in July 2015, up from 270 in June, according to the Air Transport Consumer Complaints Report for July released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on September 1. In July 2015, the Air Transportation Department of CAAC, CAAC regional administrations, CAAC Consumer Affairs Center and China Air Tra...

Air New Zealand's Boeing 737 Retires

The last of Air New Zealand's Boeing 737 aircraft is being retired today to be replaced by the newer Airbus A320. Its final commercial flight from Auckland to Christchurch is this evening. But it won't be the last time kiwis will see it. Chief Pilot Captain David Morgan says there will be open days this week for people to farewell the aircraft, which is under negotiation...

Two Falcons, One King Air Damaged in Ramp Collision

A Falcon 2000, a Falcon 50 and a King Air C90 were damaged in a ground collision on August 28 at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. According to the NTSB preliminary report, the pilot of the Falcon 2000 said that subsequent to the preflight and before-takeoff checklist being completed, and with the parking brake set to ON, a ground handler pulled the chocks and the airplane immediately...

Turbulence Injures 40 on Manila-Bound Flight

Some 40 passengers were injured after turbulence hit an international flight bound for Manila on Saturday, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said Sunday. The CAAP said at 3:18 p.m. Saturday (7:18 a.m. GMT), the pilot of Qatar Airlines flight QR932 requested priority landing from Manila tower due to some passengers sustaining minor injuries because of the inci...

Turkish Airlines Hedge Against Gulf Carriers Would Be Closer Lufthansa Ties

Turkish Airlines said it may strengthen its relationship with Star Alliance partner Deutsche Lufthansa AG as the rapidly-expanding carrier from southern Europe advances a plan to create a counterweight to airlines in the Persian Gulf. “There is potential Turkish and Lufthansa could become closer,” Chief Executive Officer Temel Kotil said in an interview. “It’s the strong...

Transaero airline says no restrictions on reservations for its flights

There are no restrictions on reservations for the flights of the Russian airline Transaero, the press service of the airline said on Friday. "In the light of inquiries from the media, we would like to inform on the absence of any restrictions on reservations for Transaero flights," the report said. "This is confirmed by a telegram from the Federal Air Transport Agency our airline...

JAL to Offer Diamond Premier Lounge Service and Revamp Sakura Lounge at New Chitose Airport

Japan Airlines (JAL) decided to provide Diamond Premier Lounge service at Sapporo (New Chitose) airport. New Chitose will become the second airport for JAL with this supreme service following Tokyo (Haneda) airport. Additionally JAL's Sakura Lounge will be revamped in line with the renovation of domestic terminal at New Chitose airport. In order to satisfy our customers, JAL will continue t...

Muslim Flight Attendant Says She Was Suspended for Refusing to Serve Alcohol

A Muslim flight attendant says she was suspended by ExpressJet for refusing to serve alcohol in accordance with her Islamic faith. In a bid to get her job back, Charee Stanley filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday for the revocation of a reasonable religious accommodation. She wants to do her job without serving alcohol in accordance wit...

MH370 Search Could Continue for Another Year, Says Report

In an article by News 24, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said that the discovery confirmed the need to continue the search. "The strategic working group of Malaysia, China and Australia will get into action to intensify the search with the hope of finding more evidence as to the cause of the likely crash and eventually find the missing jetliner," Liow was quoted as sayin...

Aruba and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia executes ICAO ART. 83BIS agreement

The Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba (DCA) and General Authority of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia (GACA), has executed an ICAO 83bis Agreement which allows Aruban registered aircraft to operate commercially under a Saudi AOC's issued by GACA. ARABASCO is to be the launch operator to place under its Ops Specs, as the first Aruban registered aircraft with the registration mark P4-NOF. ...

Will Airlines Get Onboard With Easy-Boarding Side-Slip Seat?

The slip-sliding, aisle-widening Side-Slip seat is back, and one step closer to launch. Denver-based Molon Labe Designs LLC, developers of the Side-Slip Seat, which would ease aircraft boarding, took some time to go back to the drawing board after the product’s debut at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg in 2013. But the independent seat manufacturer has now released a...

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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

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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...