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Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest

If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse. Those are among many quirks that may hel...

Stop taxing aviation like tobacco – Asky Boss

Airlines in the West African sub-region have complained about the high taxes that has translated into high cost of operations, with players calling for a rethink of tax policies governing the sector. Henok Teferra, Chief Executive Officer of Asky Airlines has thus called on governments in the Wes...


In-Flight Calling Should Be Up to Airlines Says U.S. Transportation Department

Airlines should be able to decide whether passengers can make phone calls during flights, a committee told U.S. regulators weighing the issue. The Transportation Department’s Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection approved the recommendation, Chuck Ardo, a spokesman for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who heads the panel, said in an e-mail. The committee appro...

Qantas Unveils Limited Edition Scarf Inspired by Qantas Trend Consultant, Jessica Hart

Melbourne's renowned laneways and food scene are at the heart of collaboration between Qantas and leading Australian scarf brand, Bird & Knoll. The airline's trend consultant, model Jessica Hart was tasked with nominating a destination that "feels like home" which would be the inspiration of a limited edition cashmere blend scarf. The chosen city was Melbourne and the s...

BAE systems continues air support for ADF

BAE Systems will continue its role supporting Australia’smilitary air operations with the announcement of a new four-year contract with the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The AU$9m contract is to provide mission system support services for ADF military operations through the Air Component – Command and Control Capability System (AC-C2CS). BAE Systems Australia Intelligence,...

UK pilots warn on batteries and fatigue

The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has issued warnings to both passengers and carriers over potential risks to safety. The UK pilots’ union urged passengers to show caution when packing battery-powered gadgets and cautioned airlines to ensure their flight deck personnel received adequate rest between duty stints. BALPA told passengers flying off on the last major UK pub...

FAA Proposes $360,000 Civil Penalty Against Empire Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration proposes a $360,000 civil penalty against Empire Airlines, Inc. of Hayden, Idaho, for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges that one of the airline’s Cessna Caravans experienced a lightning strike. The aircraft maintenance manual r...

StandardAero Signs Long-Term APU Maintenance Agreement with Mandarin Airlines

StandardAero signed a six-year contract with Mandarin Airlines to perform customized maintenance, repair and overhaul services for APS2300 auxiliary power units (APUs) on its fleet of Embraer ERJ190 regional aircraft. The contract is StandardAero’s first APU program in Republic of China (Taiwan) and the new contract is expected to continue until December 31, 2021, when Mandarin ant...

FAA Proposes $174,600 Civil Penalty Against Mesa Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $174,600 civil penalty against Mesa Airlines of Phoenix for allegedly violating federal drug and alcohol testing regulations. The FAA alleges that Mesa hired six employees for safety-sensitive positions – five aircraft dispatchers and one quality assurance inspector – but failed...

Singapore Airlines Names Peter Seah As Deputy Chairman

Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Peter Seah Lim Huat to its Board as Deputy Chairman, with effect from 1 September 2015. Mr Seah, 69, will be an independent non-executive director. He will join the Board Executive Committee and the Board Compensation and Industrial Relations Committee. A well-known business figure, Mr Seah is Chairman of DBS Group Hol...

Air France's new cabins take off to Bangui

Since 1 September 2015, Air France customers have been able to travel to Bangui (Central African Republic) from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, on board a Boeing 777-200 equipped with the Company's new long-haul travel cabins. They can enjoy the latest Business class cabin, a real cocoon in the sky, as well as the brand new Premium Economy and Economy seats which have been completely redesigned...

Libyan carriers resume flights to Tunisia

Libyan carriers resume flights to Tunisia after a year-long suspension. Ch-aviation reports that Ghadames Air Transport and Libyan Airlines began flights between Tripoli Mitiga and Tunis this week. Flights were suspended after an extensive investigation into Libya’s security and safety mechanisms. The suspension was lifted for six days in March, but shortly reinstated when Islamic...

Ruili Airlines to Expand Fleet to 56 by the End of 2025

China's start-up carrier Ruili Airlines (DR) is expected to own a fleet of 56 aircraft by the end of 2025, said Ma Zhanwei, president of Ruili Airlines in an interview on Aug. 31. As of Aug. 31, 2015, Ruili Airlines operates six aircraft in total, consisting of five Boeing 737-700s and one 737-800. One new aircraft is scheduled to take delivery by this year end....

China United Airlines Denies Two of Its Pilots Brawled During a Flight

A Chinese airline has been punished for safety violations, according to a news website, but the carrier has denied that one offence involved two of its pilots brawling during a flight.   China United Airlines said in a statement that there had been "physical contact" between two pilots over a "misunderstanding" about a work dispute during a flight, but deni...

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Final Approval to Form American Airlines and Qantas Joint Business is Received

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First A330neo operator in the Asia-Pacific - Lion Air

Indonesian carrier Lion Air took the delivery of its first A330-900, becoming the first airline from the Asia-Pacific region to fly the A330neo. The aircraft is on lease from BOC Aviation and is...

Korean Air Orders 20 787 Dreamliner Airplanes

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Summer on-board lending library are open for families

What are your kids doing on the flight? Do you prefer them reading a book or play a tablet or smartphone? According to a new study into family reading habits released, over half of British children...

Airbus expands its aircraft deliveries using sustainable jet fuel blends

One of main problems all possible sides are discussing - how to minimize air transportation impact on environmental. Main manufacturers have confirmed their commitment to work on this cause during lat...

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Austrian Airlines fleet development takes shape - Six Additional Airbus A320

Austrian Airlines will get six additional Airbus A320 starting by August 2019. Jets will gradually replace turboprops. The fleet development announced in January 2019 is taking shape now:...

Final Approval to Form American Airlines and Qantas Joint Business is Received

American Airlines welcomes the U.S. Department of Transportation’s final approval of a joint business agreement with Qantas. American and Qantas now have the opportunity to jointly offer more pr...

First A330neo operator in the Asia-Pacific - Lion Air

Indonesian carrier Lion Air took the delivery of its first A330-900, becoming the first airline from the Asia-Pacific region to fly the A330neo. The aircraft is on lease from BOC Aviation and is...

New African Airline For Seabury Alkym Solution

Seabury Solutions announced the addition of a new airline customer in Africa, Precision Air, for its market-leading solution to enhance the maintenance management of the carrier’s expanding...

Korean Air Orders 20 787 Dreamliner Airplanes

Korean Air has finalized an agreement with Boeing to order 20 787 Dreamliner airplanes – including 10 each of the 787-10 and 787-9 models – valued at $6.3 billion according to list prices....

Thousands of airline passengers now have access to EAN inflight broadband

The European Aviation Network (EAN), the fastest inflight broadband service in Europe, is now being offered by airlines to more than 30,000 passengers across the continent each day, allowing them to s...

Wizz Air to connect London to Moscow and St Petersburg

Two news Wizz Air UK services from its London Luton base announced -  to Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, and Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg  Flights on the Mosco...