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Arkefly Rolls Out Fleet-wide Streaming IFE Solution in Just 12 Weeks

This week at Aviation Festival in London, Arkefly Managing Director Hans van de Velde gave a keynote outlining the success of the TUI Cloud streaming IFE pilot program (using passenger’s own devices) which was fully deployed across the Arkefly fleet in an astonishing 12 weeks. At the confer...

Following Delhi Fire Scare, Air India's Fleet Being Audited for Flight Safety

Air India's entire fleet of aircraft, over 100 in all, is undergoing an emergency engineering audit. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), which began the audit on September 11, has told its officers to submit the audit report to it within 15 days. The audit was ordered following...


TAM Airlines reveals their first A350 XWB

The first A350 XWB for TAM Airlines rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse, revealing the aircraft in its signature red, white and blue livery. The aircraft will continue through the next stages of production, including the installation of engines, completion of cabin furnishing and cockpit fitting, before starting ground and flight tests. The aircraft is scheduled for...

Vietjet signed strategic agreement with Japan’s leading finance corporation

On September 15, 2015, Vietjet and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited (MUL), a member of Japan’s leading finance group Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Tokyo on the sidelines of the official visit of His ExcellencyNguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, to Japan. Japan&rsquo...

AirBridgeCargo Airlines reports sustainable growth

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group and Russia’s largest all-cargo carrier, is heading into the final quarter of 2015 with sustained growth after reporting a 17% year-on-year rise in tonnage for the opening eight months of the year. In the period to the end of August, ABC transported 300,000 tonnes of cargo across its global network linking the largest trade...

Lufthansa Group to be reorganized to enhance synergies and strengthen customer focus

Supervisory Board gives green light to new group alignment and new division of business on Executive Board / Harry Hohmeister and Dr. Bettina Volkens reappointed as Executive Board members for five further years / product enhancements reap rewards: group airlines report record load factors and very positive business trends for the summer months. Reorganization details: commercial management of...

U.S. Transportation secretary Foxx announces $5.5m in grants

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Department of Transportation would provide $5.5 million to help 11 small communities in 11 states develop solutions to improve their local air service needs under the Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP). “Local air service is vital for connecting our smaller communities to the national aviation system...

Finish cabin crew protest affects air traffic on Friday

Trade union members will implement an extensive work stoppage on Friday, 18 September. The strike will also affect flights. Air traffic stoppages on 18 September Cabin crew members of the Finnish Cabin Crew Union have announced that they will be on strike for two hours from 11am to 1pm. This mainly applies to Finnair flights. Air traffic controllers (Finnish Air Traffic Controllers' A...

Juneyao Airlines Selects V2500® Engine to Power Order of A320ceo Family Aircraft

Juneyao Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the V2500 engine to power its order of 12 Airbus A321ceo aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in November 2015. The deal also includes a 15-year V-ServicesSM Fleet Hour Agreement (FHA). The V2500 engine is offered through International Aero Engines AG, a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise P...

Over 40% of International Traffic Touched Asia-Pacific in 2014

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced industry performance statistics for 2014 showing the growing demand for air transport. Asia Asia-Pacific has clearly established itself as the industry’s largest market. In 2014 that was demonstrated by several measures: International traffic to, from and within the Asia-Pacific region represented 42% of total international r...

AVIC Forecasts China Will Need 5,522 New Aircraft over Next 20 Years

China will need 5,522 new commercial aircraft in the next 20 years between 2015 and 2034, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) projected Wednesday at the Aviation Expo China 2015. China's air transport market kept a steady and fast growth in 2014. The turnover rose 11.4 percent year on year to 74.81 billion tonne-kilometers, making China the second largest air travel...

AirAsia Boss Urges Japan to Find Solution for Congested Airports, Increase Access

The head of Malaysian airline AirAsia told an aviation congress Tuesday that Japan needs to find a solution for congestion at its airports amid the country's rising number of tourists. AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes stressed the importance of Japan's airport expansion for budget airlines at the Low-Cost Carrier Airport Congress Asia at Bangkok's Shangri-La hote...

Commercial Airline Pilot Diverts Flight to Save Dog

The pilot of an Air Canada flight diverted the jetliner in order to save the life of a dog who was held in the plane's cargo area, reported Monday's publication of City News. Simba, a French Bulldog, was on board the flight which had departed from Tel Aviv...bound for Toronto. Thanks to the astute pilot who noticed a problem with the heating system in the plane's cargo hol...

Passenger Marched Off Plane After Hitting Flight Attendant

A female passenger has been arrested after allegedly hitting a flight attendant on board a flight in America. The woman was reported to have become disruptive on the American Airlines flight. Jeff Dutton, manager of communications for the Indianapolis Airport Authority said the woman became "unruly" whilst on board. Other passengers reported that the woman started "screamin...

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First airline in South Asia with lie-flat beds on narrowbody jet - Vistara received first Airbus A321neo

Vistara took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft. The aircraft - which is part of the order of 50 from the Airbus A320 Family signed in 2018 - arrived in Delhi from Airbus pro...

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Cathay Pacific to half Single-Use plastic footprint by 2022

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First airBaltic bond coupon is paid

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15 additional destinations: Austrian Airlines expands summer flight schedule

On Wednesday evening, the Austrian federal government announced that the landing bans for flights from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Montenegro, Egypt, Northern Macedonia, Romania...

Pegasus signs up to the EASA COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol

Pegasus Airlines has signed up to the COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol published jointly by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and...

Pratt & Whitney and JetBlue sign long-term service agreement for 230 V2500 engines

JetBlue Airways and Pratt & Whitney announced that the airline has signed a 13-year EngineWise fixed-price agreement for 230 V2500 engines that power the airline's A320ceo famil...