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PAL Express looking to renew Bombardier turboprop fleet

PAL Express (2P, Manila) is looking to replace its existing fleets of Dash 8-300s and Dash 8-400s with newer models of the same type.  Jaime Bautista, the President and Chief Operating Officer of the airline's parent firm, PAL Holdings, Inc., told Reuters in an interv...

Americans Are the World's Most Frequent Fliers

When it comes to racking up airline miles, Americans have definitely earned platinum frequent flier status. According to data published by The World Bank, almost a third of the world's 36 million flights in 2014 took off from U.S. soil. China, Canada, the U.K., and Brazil round out...


FedEx Pilot Union's Executive Council Votes in Favor of Labor Contract

FedEx Corp pilot union's executive council has voted in favor of a tentative contract that seeks better employment terms including higher hourly pay rates and retirement plan enhancement, the Air Line Pilots Association said. The FedEx master executive council (MEC) voted late on Thursday to approve the collective bargaining agreement reached on Aug. 19 with the package delivery company, th...

TSA Officer Accused of Molesting Passenger at Airport, Fired

Transportation Security Administration officer has been accused of luring a passenger into a bathroom at New York's LaGuardia Airport and molesting her. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo (pehn-TAN'-jeh-loh) says TSA officer Maxie Oquendo was arrested Thursday. Prosecutors say Oquendo approached the woman Tuesday as she was coming off...

SWISS launches new gourmet concept for First Class guests

Swiss International Air Lines is further enhancing its inflight foodservice for its First Class guests. Four times a year, SWISS First customers on long-haulflights from Switzerland will now be served exclusive seasonal gourmet delights such as truffles or caviar. The “SWISS Connoisseur Experience” will offer First Class customers on long-haul flights from Switzerland carefully-sele...

Baggage Truck Crash Causes US$1 Million Damages to China Airlines

China Airlines has estimated that the damages caused after a baggage conveyor truck crashed into its airplane at a Vietnamese airport on Thursday may cost up to US$1 million. The incident happened when the conveyor truck of Tan Son Nhat International Airport Ground Services (TIAGS) approached the airplane to unload baggage at Tan Son Nhat Airport, Ho Chi Minh City. According to the...

Iberia eyes Europe-Latin American alliance

Iberia (IB, Madrid Barajas) is considering establishing an alliance to operate in the Europe-Latin American market airline Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Luis Gallego Martin has revealed. Speaking to Airline Business, Gallego said the IAG subsidiary is looking to replicate the trans-Atlantic joint venture which sees fellow Oneworld alliance members Finnair (A...

Malaysia Airlines Berhad receives AOC

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) today received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) at Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport in Putrajaya. The AOC will allow Malaysia Airlines to take flight as MAB come 1 September 2015. MAB’s CEO Designate Christoph Mueller said, “We would like to thank the Director General of&...

Air China’s 1H profit increases more than 700%

Air China has reported a net income of CNY4.2 billion ($660 million) for the first half of 2015, up 721% over the net profit of CNY510 million for the same period of last year. Operating revenue rose 3.87% to CNY51.9 billion while operating costs increased by 5% to CNY45.2 billion. The Beijing-based carrier cited “robust growth in market demand” and “much lower fu...

Estonian Air sees profitable summer

Estonian Air believes it will break even in 2016, after it recorded its first profitable early summer months since 2010. The small national carrier – it has a fleet of three Embraer 170s and three Bombardier CRJ900s, with two CRJ700s due to join the fleet in September – hasstruggled in recent years. It has two business lines: serving destinations that are strategically impor...

Dutch Safety Board will publish final MH17 report in October

The Dutch Safety Board (DSB) has said on Oct. 13, 2015, it will publish its final report on the investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. It said that, in September, relatives of those who died in the crash would receive invitations to a closed meeting, at which they would be informed about the conclusions of the investigation prior to the official publication of...

Major U.S. Carriers Air Further Charges in Subsidies Dispute

The top three U.S. airlines this week aired new allegations in their ongoing campaign against Persian Gulf carriers. The lobbying group representing United, American and Delta airlines charged that United Arab Emirates government bodies unequivocally prop up their respective state-owned airlines in contravention of open-skies agreements. On August 27, the Partnership fo...

HK Express - One of 17 Airlines Representing The Global Aviation Industry in Key IATA Slot Policy Working Group

Hong Kong, 28 August 2015 HK Express has become the only low-cost carrier to join the prestigious Slot Policy Working Group (SPWG) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This group of 17 airlines represents the global air industry in setting policy in the vital area of managing airport slot distribution. According to IATA, its Director General appoints the working group fro...

Skygreece Airlines - Important Message

SkyGreece Airlines would like to apologize to all of its passengers who have been affected as a result of the Company’s current operational crisis. The founders, managers and employees of SkyGreece care deeply about their passengers and have been working around the clock to resolve the problem. Shortly after launching scheduled international service in May, SkyGreece suffered financial se...

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50 A350XWB order for Emirates signed at Dubai Airshow 2019

Airbus and Emirates Airline have signed a purchase agreement for 50 A350-900s - Airbus’ newest generation widebody aircraft. The order was signed at Dubai Airshow 2019 by His Highness Sh...

CAE to train more than 1,000 new easyJet pilots

CAE has signed a long-term exclusive training agreement with easyJet to train 1,000 new easyJet cadet pilots on a Multi-Crew Pilot licence (MPL) programme. CAE will also provide Airbus 320 type r...

Region First Approval to 3D Printed Aircraft Parts - Etihad Engineering

Etihad Engineering has collaborated with EOS and BigRep to open the region’s first additive manufacturing facility with Design and Production Approval from EASA. The laboratory, loc...

A $4 billion LEAP-1A engine order - Qatar Airways & CFM International

Qatar Airways announced that it has selected CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its new fleet of 50 A321neo family aircraft, the largest order of A321neo family aircraft in the Middle East....

KLM Firms Up Order for E195-E2 Jets and Adds Six Further Aircraft

Embraer and KLM Cityhopper have signed a firm order for 21 E195-E2 aircraft, plus 14 purchase rights. The 21 firm positions will be acquired via operating lease from Embraer lessor partners Aircastle...

Air Partner Opens Office in Dubai

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Honeywell and SAUDIA signed APU agreement for MRO

Saudi Arabian Airlines selected Honeywell to extend maintenance services for auxiliary power units installed on the airline’s fleet of Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 aircraft. The two...

Etihad and Boeing global partnership centered on 787 Dreamliner and Sustainable Aviation

Etihad Airways joined forces with Boeing in an industry-leading strategic partnership centred on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and focused on innovation, cost efficiency and minimising the impact of...

Three additional Embraer E195-E2 jets for Air Peace

Embraer announced that Air Peace, Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline, has signed a contract for three additional E195-E2s, confirming purchase rights from the original contract, sign...

First of two Fiji Airways A350 XWBs delivered

First airline from the South Pacific region, Fiji Airways,took delivery of the first of two A350 XWBs! Both aircraft are being leased from Dubai-based DAE Capital. The aircraft are the...

Young passengers’ purchasing habits present an opportunity to transform shopping in the sky

Generation Z (Gen Z) are last-minute spenders when planning trips, presenting an opportunity for airlines to revolutionise inflight e-commerce and take revenue from elsewhere in the customer...

Region First Approval to 3D Printed Aircraft Parts - Etihad Engineering

Etihad Engineering has collaborated with EOS and BigRep to open the region’s first additive manufacturing facility with Design and Production Approval from EASA. The laboratory, loc...

KLM Firms Up Order for E195-E2 Jets and Adds Six Further Aircraft

Embraer and KLM Cityhopper have signed a firm order for 21 E195-E2 aircraft, plus 14 purchase rights. The 21 firm positions will be acquired via operating lease from Embraer lessor partners Aircastle...