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Oman Air Inflight Services awarded ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certificate

Oman Air Inflight Services has been awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certificate by Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS and has been recognised by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). Inflight services join a number of business units already holding...

Vietnam Airlines welcomes Boeing Dreamliner to London Heathrow route

Vietnam Airlines has welcomed the inaugural arrival into Heathrow of its first new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The UK hub becomes the first international destination on Vietnam Airlines’ network to be served by the new aircraft. After touching down at 09:18 this morning, aircraft VN-A861 wa...


Boeing and Emirates celebrate airline's 150th 777 delivery

Boeing and Emirates Airline today celebrated the simultaneous delivery of three 777s – two 777-300ERs and one 777 Freighter – marking the entry of the 150th 777 into Emirates' fleet.   The delivery marks the first time in 15 years that Boeing has delivered three 777s at one time to a single customer.  Emirates is the world's largest operator of the 777 and al...

IAM opposes Delta on issues that harm U.S. aviation jobs

The Machinists Union (IAM) continues to oppose Delta on key issues that affect jobs at U.S. airlines. This week the IAM issued a call to action for its 600,000 members to support a full reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The Machinists union claims the Bank’s loan guarantees “...create U.S. jobs by helping foreign companies buy American-made products, like ...

AviationCV.com launches a mobile version of its aviation job platform

AviationCV.com, a comprehensive HR services provider engaged in the business of aviation personnel selection,training and post-delivery support, is delighted to announce the launch of the mobile version of its aviation job search platform. Multiple airlines, MRO providers and other industry players who have already grown to appreciate online access to a wide variety of potentia...

EUROCONTROL hits five year record for daily aircraft movements

12-Aug-2015 For the first time in Europe in the last five years, our average daily traffic was over 31,000 flights/day. Compared with July 2014, there was a 2.1% increase in flights – in line with the baseline forecast. Traffic avoiding Ukraine distorted flows, making more work for air traffic control centres in Budapest,Bratislava an...

Ryanair Refines Crew's Blue-Collar Look to Boost Business Appeal

Ryanair Holdings Plc unveiled a new range of flight-attendant uniforms that Europe's biggest discount carrier says will bring a subtler look to its aircraft cabins as part of a push to lure up-market travelers. The uniforms are in a toned-down "royal blue" a shade or two less garish than the "Chelsea blue" previously sported by crew, Chief Marketing Officer Ken...

Philippine Airlines Says to Shed 117 Jobs in Non-Core Services

Philippine Airlines Inc (PAL) said on Thursday it is laying off 117 domestic ground crew, or about 2 percent of its total staff strength, in November to focus on its core operations for sustaining profitability. "PAL will disengage from non-core services such as our ground-handling activities in domestic stations which can be turned over to qualified third-party service providers...

Air Cargo Volumes Drop as China's Economy Stumbles

Airports from Seattle to Amsterdam are reporting a fall-off in cargo traffic to and from Asia, in what transportation executives and analysts say is a worrying sign for the health of global trade. The data, released in recent days by individual airport authorities, brought to an end a months-long stretch of rapid growth in air freight volumes across the U.S. and Europe. The abrupt reversal...

Eurowings Austria applies for widebody, ETOPS certification

Eurowings (EW, Dusseldorf) has requested B767 and B777 operational permits as well as ETOPS authorization for its nascent Austrian subsidiary according to a report by Austrian Aviation Net. The carrier, founded as Eurowings Europe GmbH, is currently undergoing certification with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) and expects to launch operation...

Russian airlines carry 52.5 million passengers in 1H

Russian airlines carried 52.5 million passengers in the 2015 first half, the same number compared to the year-ago period. In July, passenger numbers grew 2.8%, continuing a trend of May and June. First-half International traffic was down 13.8% year-over-year (YOY) to 23.257 million, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia. Domestic traffic grew 14.6%...

France's Atlas Atlantique Airlines to open Paris Vatry base

Atlas Atlantique Airlines (L5, Nantes) is planning to open its first Paris base at Paris Vatry ahead of plans to commence scheduled flights to Algeria and Morocco this autumn. As previously reported, the carrier, formerly known as Atlantique Air Assistance (TLB, Nantes), will lease an A320-200 for flights to Algier (3x weekly), Oran (7x wee...

Australia’s carriers improve punctuality in 2014/15

Australia’s major carriers posted significant improvements in punctuality during the 12 months to June 2015, figures show. The overall figures from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) showed 86.5 per cent of domestic flights arrived on time in 2014/15, while 85.1 per cent of flight arrived at the gate on time. The equivalent figures for 2013/14 were 8...

Lufthansa CEO Defends Cost Cuts as Pilots Threaten More Strikes

Lufthansa's chief executive defended the German airline's hard line on strikes on Wednesday after pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) threatened further walkouts in an row over retirement benefits and cost cuts. VC said earlier the German flag carrier had rejected its offer of concessions in a long-running dispute that has seen a dozen strikes over the last 18 months and cos...

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Norwegian Air signed UN Climate Action Initiative

Norwegian Air has partnered with climate company, CHOOOSE, to provide customers with the opportunity to seamlessly offset their carbon footprint during the flight booking process. The initiative...

Airbus A350 selected for Qantas Project Sunrise

After detailed evaluation of the Boeing 777X and Airbus A350, Qantas has selected the A350-1000 as the preferred aircraft if Sunrise proceeds. This aircraft uses the Rolls Royce Trent XWB engine, whic...

Further development of route network at Heydar Aliyev International Airport

To develop the route network and increase passenger traffic, Heydar Aliyev International Airport is carrying out large-scale work on attracting large passenger airlines and opening new destinations, a...

Air Canada’s first A220-300 takes to the skies

The first A220-300 for Air Canada has successfully completed its inaugural test flight from the Mirabel A220 final assembly line in Canada. The first of 45 aircraft for Air Canada is scheduled to be d...

SKY expands its international footprint with 10 A321XLRs

SKY signed a Purchase Agreement with Airbus for 10 A321XLRs. The airline will expand its international route network with the new aircraft. The A321XLR is the next evolutionary step in the A...

Congo Airways orders Two Embraer E175 Jets

Congo Airways signed a firm order for two Embraer E175 aircraft, with purchase rights for a further two. The deal has a total value of USD 194.4 million at current list prices with all purchase rights...

New airBaltic Direct Routes from Tallinn and Vilnius as of Summer 2020

airBaltic continues its expansion in the Baltics and announces the launch of four new direct destinations from Tallinn, Estonia, and five new destinations from Vilnius, Lithuania. In total, ...