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Controllers Reveal Risk That Could Cause Plane Collisions

Five air traffic controllers have exposed a problem that is putting planes at risk of colliding or accidents due to wake turbulence, a federal whistleblower protection office said Tuesday. The problem occurs when pilots, air traffic control centers or airline dispatchers try to make changes to a...

Estonia Says It's Preparing to Set Up New National Airline

Estonia is ready to create a new airline should the European Union rule that the existing national flag carrier illegally received state aid, a decision that would put it out of business. Economics Ministry spokesman Mihkel Loide said Tuesday that EUR40.7 million (US$46 million) have al...


Close Calls Not Common, Still Concerning for Manned and Unmanned Aircraft Pilots

Operators of unmanned aircraft may not be as reckless as data released from the Federal Aviation Administration at first seemed to portray them, according to a third-party analysis released Monday. The Academy of Model Aeronautics, an advocacy organization for model aircraft pilots, analyzed reports of unmanned aircraft incidents and found a large majority of incidents reported were simply sigh...

Airlines Can Boost Their Top and Bottom Line by Streamlining Financial Processes

The airline industry faces a number of challenges when it comes to financial management, including revenue leakage, complex income streams, and tax reporting and compliance across multiple markets. Coupled with an often-traditional approach to financial processes, it's clear that financial management remains an area for innovation. Against this backdrop, a new report published today, writte...

Taiwan's Uni Air adds maiden A321; outlines network

Uni Air (B7, Taipei Sung Shan) has outlined its proposed A321-200 (sl) operational plans following the arrival of its maiden aircraft of the type - B-16209 (cn 6042) - last week. The former EVA Air (BR, Taipei Taoyuan) twinjet has already been deployed on flights from its Taipei Taoyuan hub to Xi'an Xianyang, Harbin, and Shenyang&n...

Skytrans secures $18mn contract; to set up Brisbane base

Skytrans (Q6, Cairns) is to open a second base in Brisbane Int'l after it secured a new three year transport contract worth AUD25 million (USD17.84 million) with natural gas producer QGC Pty Limited. Effective October 26, the carrier will provide nine weekly return flights for QGC staff and contractors from Brisbane to sites in Chinchilla (located roughly 300km west-nort...

CASA publishes new regulatory philosophy

Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) director of aviation safety Mark Skidmore says a set of new key principles will make a “real, positive and lasting difference” to the regulator’s dealings with the aviation community. As part of its response to the Aviation Safety Regulatory Review (ASRR), Australia’s aviation safety watchdog has published a list of 10 key...

Inmarsat publishes results of Pacific ADS-C oceanic tracking evaluation

Inmarsat has published the results of evaluation trials conducted earlier this year with Australia’s air navigation services provider (ANSP), Airservices Australia, to demonstrate oceanic flight tracking using Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C) to meet ICAO’s new global standard of a minimum 15-minute reporting interval from the end of 2016. The evaluation t...

West Star Aviation's Gary Edwards retired and Mark Birmingham promoted

West Star Aviation’s Gary Edwards, with 37 years in aviation, has retired. Gary had been leading the aircraft paint programs at West Star’s Grand Junction, CO (GJT) location for 22 years. He was instrumental in developing the reputation of quality work by the company. Mark Birmingham, an employee for eight years at West Star, has been promoted as the new Paint Program Manager at...

Fire in GE Aviation-made jet engine under investigation

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a Sept. 8 fire that damaged a GE Aviation-made jet engine. The board is joined by the Federal Aviation Administration, The Boeing Company and GE Aviation in looking at what wrong on the British Airways flight at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The engine fire occurred during takeoff and led to 157 passengers being ev...

Too fat to fly? Air India grounds 130 flight attendants for being overweight

For years, airlines have penalized luggage for weighing too much. Now at least one carrier is applying that same logic to its flight attendants. Air India is grounding about 130 of its flight attendants — mostly women — because they are overweight, the company announced late last week. The state-owned airline said the decision was based on safety concerns and recen...

First Flies to San Diego with British Airways

British Airways today announced that from March 27, 2016, customers in San Diego will be able to fly to London in First class, as the airline introduces its larger, four cabin Boeing 777-300 on to the route. British Airways began daily services between San Diego International and London Heathrow in June 2011. The new aircraft will be able to accommodate 297 customers – 14 in First, 56 in...

Ryanair: New Milan Malpensa Base (No. 73)

Ryanair, Italy’s No.1 airline,announced it will open a new base at Milan Malpensa (No. 73), its 15th in Italy, from 1st December 2015, initially with 1 based aircraft (an investment of $100m) and 4 routes to London Stansted, Comiso, Bucharest and Seville, which will deliver 450,000 customers p.a. and support 450* “on-site” jobs at Milan Malpensa Airport. From 1st December, Rya...

TNT strengthens service to Nordic markets

TNT is strengthening its international express delivery services to the Nordics with improved air connections to Sweden and Finland and additional last-mile delivery capacity in large business centres. With these improvements, which went into effect in August and early September, TNT is expanding the coverage of its international, morning delivery services in Sweden, Denmark, Nor...

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Green Africa signed an MoU for 50 Airbus A220s

An MoU was signed by Green Africa Airways for 50 A220-300 aircraft, one of the major orders to be placed globally for the A220 programme and the largest ever from the African continent. ...