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Cargolux may buy five Boeing jets, says iPhone shipments strong

Cargolux is in talks with Boeing (BA.N) to buy five more 747-8F freighter jets, the chief executive of Europe’s largest all-freight carrier said on Tuesday. Such a deal could be worth $1.9 billion at list prices. The aircraft would serve a planned joint venture between Cargolux and its 3...

Cathay Pacific to Spend HK$180 Billion on Fleet Expansion

Cathay Pacific Airways (CX) plans to take delivery of 70 large long-haul aircraft in the next 10 years, Hong Kong media reported. James Tong, Director Corporate Affairs of Cathay Pacific Airways, revealed that with the expansion of the carrier's fleet, they are considering...


China Aviation Oil shuns diversification; jet fuel focus returns

China Aviation Oil is going back to basics -- its core aviation fuel business -- after pursuing an aggressive diversification strategy over the last two years. Economic uncertainty in China and low commodity prices forced the company to rethink its strategy and it has concluded that focusing on expanding its jet fuel business is what will generate stable returns, CEO Meng Fanqiu said recently....

Aviation body breathes easier as audit delayed

The UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has agreed to postpone an audit of Cambodia’s aviation authority until June 2016 to give the agency more time to prepare. Sinn Chanserey Vutha, spokesman of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) said yesterday that his organisation was confident it would pass the audit, but had requested more time to ensure the best...

Cathay Pacific Cargo and Emirates SkyCargo expand services to Rickenbacker

Cathay Pacific Cargo and Emirates SkyCargo have seen significant success by importing and exporting goods through Rickenbacker International Airport, and are extending freighter services by adding additional weekly frequencies to their existing schedules in October. Columbus Regional Airport Authority operates the airport and president and chief executive officer, Elaine Roberts, says the...

Swiss WorldCargo steps up eAWB use

Swiss WorldCargo is now offering the electronic air waybill (eAWB) ‘Single Process’ after completing a successful four-month pilot phase. The carrier says it should significantly accelerate adoption of the eAWB throughout its network. Swiss WorldCargo can now accept Single Process eAWB shipments in Zurich, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York, and Copenhagen. The f...

Delta: Privatizing ATO threatens customer service

A proposal for inclusion in the FAA reauthorization bill this fall would separate the nation’s Air Traffic Organization (ATO) from the FAA into a new organization outside of the federal government. While Delta agrees that improvements to handling our near-capacity air space need to continue, we believe that privatizing the ATO is not the answer. In fact, the process of separating the ATO...

Air Astana passes fifth IATA operational safety audit

Air Astana has successfully undergone the International Air Transport Association's Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) for the fifth time. The airline first passed the audit in 2007 and then again in 2009, 2011 and 2013. During the latest audit in May 2015, documentation and implementation of nearly 1,000 IOSA standards were verified on all aspects of the airline’s activities. These incl...

FAA proposes $114,975 penalty against Sun Country Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $114,975 civil penalty against MN Airlines, LLC, doing business as Sun Country Airlines, for allegedly violating federal drug and alcohol testing regulations. The FAA alleges that Sun Country, of Mendota Heights, Minn., failed to conduct pre-employment drug tests and receive verified negativ...

Student Loans Could Help Avert U.S. Airline Pilot Shortage: Union Head

The head of the world's largest pilots union urged the airline industry on Monday to find ways to alleviate the rising costs of aviators' schooling, saying a shortage of regional airline pilots looms in the United States. The expensive education required to become a pilot, coupled with the low wages and benefits of entry-level jobs, is deterring the next generation of pilots f...

Star Alliance boss says Virgin Australia would fit in well as a Star member

Star Alliance chief executive Mark Schwab says Virgin Australia would very much fit in should it choose to be a part of the 28-airline alliance. However, the boss of the Star Alliance believes Virgin's partnership with Delta Air Lines, which Australia’s competition regulator recently reauthorised for a further five years, and the airline’s strategy of working with a number of ca...

IFC set to acquire controlling stake in Russia's Red Wings

The board of Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has given its leasing subsidary, the Ilyushin Finance Company (IFC), the go-ahead to acquire a 74% stake in local carrier, Red Wings (Russia)(WZ, Moscow Vnukovo). A UAC source told Russia's RIA news agency that IFC management are now set to vote in favour of the purchase. The transaction, which was first announced by IFC&...

Ukraine set to ban major Russian carriers from its territory

The Ukrainian government has banned all major Russian airlines from landing at its airports with effect from October 25. Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk told the official government news service that the ban would target Aeroflot (SU, Moscow, Sheremetyevo) and  Transaero Airlines (UN, Moscow, Domodedovo) in particular. "We have taken the decision to ban flights by Russian ai...

Boeing, Cathay Pacific Airways Celebrate Milestone 70th 777 Delivery

Boeing and Cathay Pacific Airways celebrated a significant achievement today with the delivery of the airline's 70th 777 aircraft -- also the last and 53rd 777-300ER (Extended Range) of its confirmed orders -- that has made Cathay Asia's largest operator of the 777 fleet. With today's delivery, Cathay Pacific's 777 aircraft fleet comprises of 53 777-300E...

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15 additional destinations: Austrian Airlines expands summer flight schedule

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