50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Airlines news

Featured by AirBaltic

Latest Airlines news

Air Canada Flight Diverted to Regina over Cellphone Worry

A cellphone that didn't seem to have an owner gave emergency crews a scare this morning and led to a flight being diverted to Regina. The incident happened around 9:00 a.m. CST when the Air Canada flight from Edmonton was in the air over Saskatchewan. A passenger who uses Twitter, Cathy Sa...

SIA Plane Bound for Frankfurt Forced to Return to Singapore Mid-flight After Hydraulic Fault

A Singapore Airlines flight bound for Frankfurt was forced to return to Singapore after experiencing a hydraulic fault on Tuesday (Sep. 22) afternoon. SQ326 was flying over the Bay of Bengal, according to information from FlightRadar.com, when the pilots decided to return to Changi Airport three...


Thai Smile interested in partnering AoT for new terminal

Airports of Thailand president Nitinai Sirismatthakarn has told the Bangkok Post it is currently in talks with Thai Airways  Interational (TG, Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi) low-cost subsdiary Thai Smile  (WE,Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi) reagrding its expansion plans for Bangkok, Don Mueang, the Thai capital's older airport. AoT will reopen a second terminal at Don Mueang in November...

Blue Collar on a White Shirt

The more hours you have in your logbook, the cleaner your shirt is. By the time a pilot gets to the captain’s seat at a commercial airline, he or she has spent years wearing a white shirt while doing blue collar work, but her passengers will never know to what extent. Blue collar is not the image the public sees. What they see is a white uniform shirt with icons and symbolism dripping f...

Airinmar to provide component repair for ExpressJet fleet of 300 aircraft

Airinmar has signed a three-year agreement with ExpressJet, a subsidiary of SkyWest Inc., to manage component repairs for its fleet of more than 300 regional aircraft. Airinmar has supported airlines, MROs, OEMs and military operations for over 25 years through the integration of its proprietary systems, engineering expertise and supply management solutions. “Airinmar&rs...

Flight MH370 Search Vessel To Revisit Specific Sites

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will focus on returning to more than 30 sites in the southern Indian Ocean where search vessels have previously made “sonar contacts of interest,” Australia’s Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said Wednesday. The latest development in the search operation comes weeks after French prosecutors confirmed that a wing compo...

Teen Pilot In New York Crash Was Not Certified To Carry Passenger

An investigation into Sunday’s fatal plane crash in New York state revealed that the Colgate University student, who was flying the aircraft, should not have carried a passenger, according to federal aviation rules. The small plane crashed in Madison County, killing both people aboard. Cathryn "Carey" Depuy, the 18-year-old pilot of the single-engine Cessna 150, got a student pi...

« L’ALLIANCE VANILLE »

Air Austral, Air Madagascar, Air Seychelles, Inter Ile Air & Air Mauritius seal their cooperation with « L’ALLIANCE VANILLE » With a strong will to cooperate in order to reinforce their position in the Indian Ocean, airline companies, Air Austral, Air Madagascar, Air Seychelles, Inter Ile Air and Air Mauritius, have signed yesterday in Antananarivo, a multilateral cooperat...

Jazz flight attendants ratify labour agreement

Jazz Aviation LP (‘Jazz’), a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc., announced today that its flight attendants, represented by the Canadian Flight Attendant Union (‘CFAU’), have ratified their tentative agreement reached on August 27, 2015. The CFAU represents approximately 820 flight attendants employed at Jazz. “I’m incredibly pleased with this miles...

UAC Management Board approved purchase of 75% share in Red Wings by IFC leasing company

Purchase of 75% share in Red Wings by Ilyushin Finance & Co (IFC) leasing company was approved by the Management Board of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC); now IFC Board of Directors should approve the deal, RIA Novosti reports with reference to some sources familiar with the deal. “UAC Management Board considered the matter related to repayment of Red Wings’ debt owed to IFC,&...

Transavia lets passengers download IFE content to their own devices ahead of their flight

The discussion as to whether wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) poses a threat to the traditional embedded screens is one that rears its head on a regular basis, but the wireless IFE providers themselves face stiff competition from a new breed of companies who see opportunities to further reshape the market, particularly on narrow-body aircraft serving short-haul routes, which have previously...

Wizz Air Announces A321 Leases From CDB Leasing

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today it has signed an agreement with CDB Leasing (the leasing arm of China Development Bank) to finance six Airbus A321ceo aircraft, including Wizz Air’s first two A321s scheduled for delivery later this year. Terms of the agreement were not released. “We’ve developed a strong relatio...

Alaska Airlines and Icelandair Announce Codeshare and Frequent Flier Partnership Agreement

Alaska Airlines and Icelandair have entered into a codeshare agreement and frequent flier partnership, which will give customers easier connections and more ways to earn benefits when flying between the U.S. and Europe. With the new codeshare agreement, to take effect Nov. 1 pending government approval, customers flying on Alaska Airlines and Icelandair will enjoy seamless reservations and tick...

SAA experiences delays due to strike action by employees of Ground Handling Company

South African Airways (SAA) is experiencing flight delays due to industrial action by ground handling staff at OR Tambo International Airport. Swissport, a company providing ground handling services to SAA and other airlines, has advised that some of its employees have embarked on unprotected strike action and will be implementing contingency measures to mitigate the impact on operations...

Upcoming events

9th Annual Civil Avionics International Forum

Running now
China, Shanghai

Essential news

Austrian Airlines calls for comprehensive COVID-19 testing to replace general landing and entry bans

Last Friday the Austrian Federal Government allowed landing bans for flights from 18 countries to expire. These bans did not apply in other EU member states. Nevertheless, the many different travel re...

Corona pandemic considerably impacted Lufthansa result

The collapse in demand for air travel due to the Corona pandemic led to an 80 percent drop in revenue for the Lufthansa Group in the second quarter to 1.9 billion euros (previous year: 9.6 billion eur...

Temporary Change of Flight Destination Policy by airBaltic

To provide additional flexibility to its customers, Latvian airline airBaltic has introduced a new temporary policy, by allowing passengers, whose flights have been cancelled less than 14 da...

First airBaltic bond coupon is paid

In accordance with the bond calendar outlined in the final prospectus of the bond issue, the Latvian airline airBaltic on July 23, 2020 has made the first bond coupon payment to its inv...

Top of the week

Air France signed majority agreement for the development of Transavia France on the domestic network

The Air France-KLM group took an important step in its development, with the signing of an amendment to the group's “Air France-Transavia pilot agreement” allowing Transavia Franc...

airBaltic resumes flights between Riga and Budapest

Starting on August 11 Latvian airline airBaltic will resume direct flights between Riga and Budapest in Hungary. The flights will be performed two times a week on an Airbus A220-300&nbs...

South Korea KT to develop in-flight VR service

South Korea largest telecommunications company, will develop virtual reality entertainment service for air passengers.KT signed an agreement with Jin Air, the only widebody low-cost carrier opera...

AviaAM Leasing racquired Boeing 747-400F nose-loader liveried and operational on behalf of Magma Aviation

AviaAM Leasing announced the purchase of a Boeing 747-400F nose-loader aircraft which has already started commercial operations on behalf of Magma Aviation. The aircraft – which is a p...

SAS Traffic figues for July 2020

SAS capacity was down by 76% and total number of passengers were 75% lower compared to same period last year. Number of passengers remains low due to limited demand in the light of the ongoing COVID-1...

Austrian Airlines calls for comprehensive COVID-19 testing to replace general landing and entry bans

Last Friday the Austrian Federal Government allowed landing bans for flights from 18 countries to expire. These bans did not apply in other EU member states. Nevertheless, the many different travel re...

Ryanair restores 60% of scheduled flights in August

Ryanair announced it has restored over 60% of normal flight schedules from 1st August, following the successful resumption of its services at the end of June. Throughout July, Ryanair h...