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Lufthansa and Ryanair CEOs Lock Horns over Airlines' Futures

Deutsche Lufthansa AG boss Carsten Spohr has crossed swords with Michael O'Leary, his counterpart at Ryanair Holdings, vowing to defend the German carrier's domestic market from further encroachment from budget airlines despite Mr. O'Leary's assurances that the business can only shri...

Buffalo Airways Plane Makes Hard Landing Near Deline, N.W.T.

A Buffalo Airways C-46 Commando airplane crashed while making an emergency landing in Deline, N.W.T.. Four crew members were on board at the time. An official at the Deline airport told CBC that nobody was injured in the incident. The cargo flight was on its way from Yellowknife to N...


Incident: UPS MD11 over Atlantic on Sep. 25, Engine Shut Down in Flight

A UPS McDonnell Douglas MD-11, registration N251UP performing flight 5X-213 from Louisville, KY (U.S.) to Cologne (Germany), was enroute at FL350 over the Atlantic Ocean nearing Ireland when the crew needed to shut the right hand engine (CF6) down, descended the aircraft to FL330 and set course to divert to Shannon (Ireland), where the aircraft landed safely on runway 24.

Okay Airways to Launch Sino-American Air Cargo JV in Mid 2016

China's Okay Airways (BK), together with U.S. based lessor and transport provider ATSG West Ltd, online discount retailer Vipshop and other two partners announced to jointly establish a new express air cargo airline in Tianjin during the 4th Annual China Air Finance Development Summit on September 24, 2015. The new airline, United Star International Express Airlines...

Pilots File Complaints About 'Blinding' Lights at 49ers' Levi's Stadium

A commercial airline pilot says she once saw something resembling a laser light show coming out of Levi's Stadium. Unable to look outside for more than moments at a time on that night in March, Christina Kurowicki said, "We were really worried about getting the aircraft on the ground safely." According to a report by NBC Bay Area, Kurowiki isn't the only pilot to have such...

Lawsuit: Plane Toilet Cleaner Poisons Consumer Drinking Water

Five American Airlines workers have accused the airline of using watercooler jugs to carry chemicals aboard planes to decontaminate lavatories -- and then returning the jugs to commercial circulation to be refilled with drinking water and redistributed. In a lawsuit filed Monday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, the workers say the practice -- known as "top-filling" -- began in...

Air Canada and Amadeus Partner to Distribute the Airline’s Full Content

Air Canada and Amadeus today announced they have reached a new multi-year distribution agreement through which all Amadeus travel agency customers, both offline and online, will have access to all fares and seat availability. Air Canada will take advantage of Amadeus Fare Families and Amadeus Ancillary Services, providing travel agency customers with access to the airline&rsquo...

Wizz Air secures financing for six Airbus A321ceos

Fast-growing Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air signed an agreement with China Development Bank’s CDB Leasing  to finance six Airbus A321ceos. The deal includes the carrier’s first two A321s scheduled for delivery later this year. “We’ve developed a strong relationship with CDB Leasing as they continue to support our growth, now financing the fi...

Ukraine bans Russian airlines in new twist to showdown with Moscow

The Ukrainian government said Friday that it will close its airports next month to Russia’s largest airlines, including the regional leader, Aeroflot, according to a published statement and government officials. If the closure is enforced, it would create considerable headaches for travelers in the region, and add new fuel to a military and political conflict between Moscow and...

Air Serbia kicks off public testing of new inflight internet and mobile services

Air Serbia, the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, today launches a seven-day public test phase of its new "Air Serbia Wi-Fly" inflight internet and mobile connectivity services, powered by the Panasonic Avionics Corporation. From 1 October 2015, the connectivity service will be gradually deployed across the airline's fleet of Airbus A319 and A320 passenger aircraft, with...

Air India Dreamliner Grounded for 9 Months, with 400 Parts Missing

Air India has kept an aircraft from its prized Dreamliner fleet grounded since January of this year. According to reports in The Times Of India, the Air India Dreamliner (VT-AND) has been "stripped of parts to keep the other Boeing 787s flying." The aircraft that costs around Rs 1,400 crore has been grounded as it has around 400 parts missing. There have been problems rel...

American Airlines to Serve Papal Flights

American Airlines (and previously TWA) has the honor for the seventh time of transporting Pope Francis from Washington D.C. to New York City, Philadelphia and back to Rome. Route of the positioning flight from Dallas / Fort Worth to Andrews Air Force Base today. (Image Credits: Flightaware) The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops chartered the airliner to American Airline...

Trans States Airlines’ pilots approve a three-year contract extension

Trans States Airlines is pleased to announce that its pilot group has passed a Tentative Agreement on a three year contract extension. The Trans States Airlines pilots are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA). The Tentative Agreement, which was unanimously recommended by the ALPA Master Executive Council (MEC) for a rank and file vote, passed with 71% of voting pilo...

Safran and Egyptian AOI signs agreement for Patroller surveillance drone system

Sagem (Safran) and Egyptian manufacturer AOI-Aircraft Factory have signed an exclusive commercial and industrial collaboration agreement concerning the Patroller™ surveillance drone system, to address the requirements of the Egyptian Ministry of Defense. According to the terms of this agreement, AOI-Aircraft Factory could handle final assembly of Patroller drones in its Egyptian plants. T...

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MTU Maintenance signs exclusive contract with new airline Air Sial

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