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Etihad Airways Launches Chinese Version of Mobile Site

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is pleased to officially launch Chinese version of its popular mobile site (m.etihad.com/zh/). Smartphone users can now experience Etihad's mobile site in Arabic, English, Italian, German, French, Chinese and Japanese. The...

CAAC: Air Passenger Numbers Up 9.2% in July

China's civil aviation industry achieved a total turnover volume of 7.39 billion tonne-kilometers in July 2015, a year-on-year growth of 12.5%, according to statistics released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on Tuesday. The monthly traffic statistics shows that as many a...


AirAsia Zest A320 Overshoots Runway in Kalibo

An AirAsia Zest Airbus A320-200 overshot a runway while landing at Kalibo International Airport on Sep. 18, coming to rest completely off the apron. No passengers or crew were injured in the incident, but emergency slides were deployed for the evacuation. The aircraft, RP-C8972, was carrying 159 passengers and crew on flight Z2-272 from Manila to Kalibo. The preliminary report from...

United Express Flight Was Delayed by Pilots' "Disagreement"

A weekend flight on United Express was delayed for five hours in Lubbock, Texas, after the pilots got into a "disagreement" and were unavailable to fly the plane, according to the airline. A spokesman for ExpressJet, the regional carrier that operated the plane, said Monday reports indicated that police were called. Airport police did not immediately respond to messages seeking c...

Flight Attendant Falls Asleep at the Worst Time

This guy takes sleeping on the job to a whole new level. A video posted on Youtube shows a Southwest Airlines flight attendant falling asleep while making an announcement on the plane's intercom system. The narcoleptic moment was captured by passenger Samir Nasr, who was sitting in the front row and noticed the flight attendant behaving strangely. According to the Nasr, the airline em...

NTSB: Premier I Accident Pilot Impaired by Illegal Drug

The pilot of a Beechcraft Premier I that crashed on Dec. 17, 2013, while returning to land at Atlanta Fulton County Airport was impaired from the use of illicit drugs and failed to maintain control while maneuvering the airplane in the traffic pattern at night, according to the NTSB’s probable cause report. Both the pilot and passenger were killed when the twinjet, N50PM, hit...

AWAS delivers one 747-400F (factory freighter) to Kalitta Air

AWAS announced today that it has delivered on-lease one 747-400F factory-built freighter aircraft to Kalitta Air, a global provider of air cargo services based in Ypsilanti, Michigan. This aircraft comes from AWAS’ existing portfolio. Conrad Kalitta, Founder and Owner Kalitta commented, “We are pleased to accept delivery of this uniquely capable, factory-built 747-400F freighte...

Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 13.3% in 8M 2015

Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces operating results for Aeroflot Group («the Group») and Aeroflot — Russian Airlines («the Company») for August and the first eight months of 2015. January- August 2015 Operating Highlights Passenger traffic for Aeroflot Group in 8M 2015 was 26.3 mln, up 13.3% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline’...

Porter Airlines Bridges Toronto and Pittsburgh With Inaugural Flight

Porter Airlines arrived today in the City of Bridges with its inaugural flight to Pittsburgh. Passengers enjoyed non-stop service from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Pittsburgh International Airport. “Pittsburgh has a rich history and strong identity,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. “Passengers travelling to and from Pittsburgh will n...

NATS, 2% flight traffic increase in UK airspace over summer 2015

Traffic through UK airspace, handled by UK air traffic services provider NATS, continued to grow over the summer holiday months compared to last year. NATS handled 234,501 flights in July, an increase of 2.2% compared to July 2014 and 229,271 flights in August, up 1.8% from August last year. Transatlantic flights increased over the two months, compared to last year. In August domestic f...

AA Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Cabin Fills With Smoke

A smoky cabin forced an American Airlines jet to make an emergency landing on approach to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Sunday afternoon, according to an airline spokeswoman. American Airlines flight 5775, operated by MESA Airlines, was scheduled to arrive at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport from Des Moines International Airport, according to Victoria Lupica, American...

Finnair to take delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 on October 7, will fly to Shanghai starting on November 21

Finnair (Helsinki) will welcome its first Airbus A350-900 aircraft from Airbus in a delivery ceremony to be arranged on October 7, 2015. Finnair has 19 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft on order, to be received in 2015-2023. Finnair’s first Airbus A350-900 enters into long-haul service on November 21, 2015 when the aircraft flies from Helsinki to Shanghai. The next A350 long haul destinations...

Investment in pharma facilities paying off

Air cargo is clawing back lost pharmaceutical business to sea freight as investment in specialist services to handle the changing and complex needs of pharma shippers begins to pay dividends. Airfreight is going through challenging times due to the instability of the world economy and slowdown in Asia, but one of the bright performing markets in the industry is pharma. The shift ba...

Etihad Airways and Chapman Freeborn announce airbus A380 and private jet collaboration

Etihad Airways has unveiled a new partnership with leading global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn, to complement its exclusive The Residence and First Apartment cabins, both available on the airline’s Airbus A380 fleet.  The agreement with Chapman Freeborn is to promote and market the luxurious living spaces to its top-tier clientele, giving them the opportunity to recei...

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Unique BOAC 747-Inspired suitcases auctioned for Flying Start

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MTU Maintenance signs exclusive contract with new airline Air Sial

MTU Maintenance and start-up airline from Pakistan, Air Sial, have signed an exclusive five-year contract for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Air Sial’s six V2500 engines. Beyond MR...