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CAA to Discipline Two TransAsia Pilots for Negligence

The pilot and co-pilot of a TransAsia Airways plane will be severely disciplined for failing to follow the instructions of air controllers and entering a runway without permission, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Tuesday. The CAA said it will discipline the pilot and co-pilot of t...

Qatar Airways' wins “Up In the Air” Experience award

Qatar Airways' has been awarded the “Up In the Air” Experience award during the Future Global Travel Experience 2015. FGTE 2015, held in Las Vegas from September 9-11, is an independent travel conference focused on the theme of “transforming the passenger experience through...


Schools Shut, Flights Diverted As Southeast Asia's Haze Worsens

The haze blanketing parts of Southeast Asia worsened as smoke from Indonesian forest fires forced Malaysia to close schools in some states and divert flights, and put Singapore's Formula One race at risk after other outdoor events were canceled. The city-state's three-hour pollutant index surged to 249 as of 9:00 p.m. on Monday, the highest this year and crossing into the "very unh...

FBI: Flight Attendant Created Hoax Forcing Emergency Landing

The FBI says a flight attendant fabricated a story about a suspicious package on a Delta Airlines flight that led to an emergency landing at a North Dakota airport last week. The allegations are included in documents unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court in Bismarck. A complaint charges Justin Cox-Sever with interfering with the operation of an aircraft and communicating false inform...

North Korea says readying satellite, suggesting long-range missile launch

North Korea's space agency is close to developing a new satellite and readying it for launch, state media said on Monday, suggesting it will fire a long-range rocket around a national anniversary next month. North Korea will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of its ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on Oct. 10 and has been expected to launch an upgraded long-range ballist...

Batik Air Indonesia eyes int'l expansion outside of Jakarta

Batik Air (ID, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) is planning to commence international operations out of the tourist town of Manado a CAPA report has suggested. In line with Lion Airlines CEO Rusdi Kirana's comments last year that the Group intends to develop international hubs in the east and west of the Indonesian archipelago, so Batik's long-term strategy is to devel...

Official: No Black Boxes on Crashed Helicopter

A Bell 407GX helicopter crashed in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on Sunday afternoon, and all four people on board were killed. "There are no black boxes on the crashed helicopter, but there are other devices which record the flight data of the helicopter, and the search is under way for the devices," said an official from the Chongqing Civil Aviation Safety Superv...

Flight from Miami to Chicago Diverted to Indiana over Unruly Passenger

A flight from Miami headed to Chicago was diverted to Indiana after a female passenger struck a flight crew member, an airline representative said. The incident occurred around 6:00 p.m. Monday and involved an American Airlines flight #1284, according to the airline representative. The spokesman said a flight crew member was stuck by the woman while restraining her, according to NB...

AirAsia X Is in Talks with Airbus to Delay More Aircraft

AirAsia X Bhd. is in talks with Airbus Group SE to delay more planes due for delivery in the next two years as the long-haul arm of Southeast Asia's biggest low-fare carrier takes steps to improve its financial standing. The airline has received three of the eight aircraft planned for 2015, with one more scheduled to arrive in October, Chief Executive Officer Benyamin Ismail said...

New India Assurance-led Group Wins Air India Insurance Tender

A consortium led by state-run New India Assurance Co. Ltd has beaten rivals from the private sector to insure Air India's 126-aircraft fleet for the fourth year in a row, two people close to the development said. For the $9.5 billion insurance cover, Air India will pay a premium of $22.5 million, less than then $24 million it paid last year. This makes it one of the biggest aircraft insuran...

Partners Capital Solutions, Inc. Provides $16 Million Construction Loan

Partners Capital Solutions, Inc.has provided a $16 million construction loan to Mission Grove Partners, L.P., to fund ground-up construction of a new industrial park in a redevelopment area adjacent to Ontario International Airport. This financing was a complex, public-private venture. Mission Grove Partners was referred to PCS after traditional lenders declined to finance the deal...

R2-D2 ANA 787-9 Rolls Out of Hangar

All Nippon Airways (ANA) Saturday officially unveiled a Star Wars themed Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at the Boeing Everett Factory, Washington, which is the first of three aircraft to be decorated with Star Wars characters as part of an agreement between the Japanese airline and the Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. The R2-D2™ 787 rolled out of the Everett paint hangar for...

Syphax Airlines resume operations this week

Syphax Airlines is to resume operations after securing TND20 million (USD10.17 million) in recapitalisation funding, ch-aviation reports. Hatem Chabchoub, CEO of Syphax, stated that flights would resume this week with service to Istanbul Atatürk and Jeddah. Syphax founder Mohamed Frikha said the funds will be used to settle outstanding staff salaries and reimburse travellers whose fli...

Tunisair and Air Algйrie enter into partnership

Tunisair and Air Algйrie have strengthened the existing relationship between the two airlines with the signing of a framework partnership agreement last week. The carrier will benefit from enhanced synergies in aircraft maintenance, flight operations, joint purchasing and staff training under the partnership. They have also agreed to cooperate in flight scheduling, commercial passenge...

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