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New India Assurance-led Group Wins Air India Insurance Tender

A consortium led by state-run New India Assurance Co. Ltd has beaten rivals from the private sector to insure Air India's 126-aircraft fleet for the fourth year in a row, two people close to the development said. For the $9.5 billion insurance cover, Air India will pay a premium of $22.5 mill...

Partners Capital Solutions, Inc. Provides $16 Million Construction Loan

Partners Capital Solutions, Inc.has provided a $16 million construction loan to Mission Grove Partners, L.P., to fund ground-up construction of a new industrial park in a redevelopment area adjacent to Ontario International Airport. This financing was a complex, public-private venture...


R2-D2 ANA 787-9 Rolls Out of Hangar

All Nippon Airways (ANA) Saturday officially unveiled a Star Wars themed Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at the Boeing Everett Factory, Washington, which is the first of three aircraft to be decorated with Star Wars characters as part of an agreement between the Japanese airline and the Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. The R2-D2™ 787 rolled out of the Everett paint hangar for...

Syphax Airlines resume operations this week

Syphax Airlines is to resume operations after securing TND20 million (USD10.17 million) in recapitalisation funding, ch-aviation reports. Hatem Chabchoub, CEO of Syphax, stated that flights would resume this week with service to Istanbul Atatürk and Jeddah. Syphax founder Mohamed Frikha said the funds will be used to settle outstanding staff salaries and reimburse travellers whose fli...

Tunisair and Air Algйrie enter into partnership

Tunisair and Air Algйrie have strengthened the existing relationship between the two airlines with the signing of a framework partnership agreement last week. The carrier will benefit from enhanced synergies in aircraft maintenance, flight operations, joint purchasing and staff training under the partnership. They have also agreed to cooperate in flight scheduling, commercial passenge...

SkyWest, Inc. Announces Agreement to Fly 18 Additional E175 Aircraft for United Airlines

SkyWest, Inc. (“SkyWest”) (NASDAQ: SKYW) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary SkyWest Airlines, Inc. (“SkyWest Airlines”) has entered into an amendment to an existing Capacity Purchase Agreement with United Airlines, Inc. (“United”) to operate an additional 18 new Embraer E175 dual-class regional jet aircraft. “We’re pleased to se...

Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines sign code share agreement

Royal Jordanian and Turkish Airlines (TK) signed a codeshare agreement on routes between Jordan and Turkey on September 14, which is set to further expand travel opportunities for the customers of the two airlines. The agreement will be effective as of September 21, 2015. The signing ceremony took place at RJ’s headquarters in Amman. Royal Jordanian President/CEO Captain Haitham Mist...

Etihad Airways deploys SAP solutions

Etihad Airways is deploying SAP's state-of-the-art, cloud-based solutions across its human resources, finance and procurement and supply management functions. The technology transformation will enable Etihad Airways to redesign its vital back-office processes entirely, standardise across its subsidiaries and partner airline Air Seychelles, and scale up to support its continued growth. ...

Thai LCC to Buy 20 ARJ21-700s: Source

Thai low-cost carrier (LCC) City Airways will place an order for 20 COMAC ARJ21-700 aircraft at the China 2015 Aviation Expo on September 16, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday. This will be the largest order for the ARJ21-700 aircraft from an overseas customer, the source said. In August 2014, City Airways was grounded by Thailand's Department of C...

Drone Hobbyists Find Flaws in "Close Call" Reports to FAA from Other Aircraft

Hobbyists who scrutinized reports to the FAA of alleged close calls with drones found that pilots reported near misses in only a small fraction of the cases, according to a study obtained by USA TODAY. The study found that of the 764 close-call incidents between drones and other aircraft, only 27 were actually described by pilots as a "near miss." Pilots reported taking evasive act...

Nippon scraps Boeing freighter order

Boeing says Nippon Cargo Airlines has scrapped orders for four Boeing 747 Freighters valued at around $1.5 billion. Nippon Cargo still has two of the aircraft on order after taking delivery of eight 747-8 freighters since July 2012, according to Boeing’s website. The cancellation comes as the air cargo market struggled to gain...

Qatar Airways named Best Middle Eastern/African Airline at Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards

Qatar Airways has once again been named the Best Middle Eastern / African Airline at the 2015 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards held in Hong Kong on 9 September, 2015. Above: Marwan Koleilat receiving the Best Middle Eastern Airline award at the Business traveller Asia-Pacific 2015 Awards. This is the sixth consecutive year the Gulf carrier has received this accolade in recogni...

Jade Cargo to Auction Three Boeing 747-400Fs on Oct. 26

Jade Cargo International will auction three Boeing 747-400 freighters at a starting price of 1.32 billion yuan each on Oct. 26, according to an announcement by Shenzhen Jiajintai Auction Co., Ltd. on Sep. 9. The auction will take place at Action Hall of Shenzhen Auction Co., Ltd., on the 7th floor of Yinli Building, No. 1, Road Hongli, Futian District, Shenzhen. Jade Cargo wil...

Two Passenger Jets Collide at Los Angeles Airport

All passengers are believed to have escaped injury after two passenger planes reportedly collided at Los Angeles International Airport. The incident occurred on a runway at LAX at 7:51 p.m. local time (12.51pm AEST) when the arriving United Airlines Flight 1199 "bumped" the departing Alaska Airlines Flight 543, CBS LA reports. The United service was reportedly arriving at Gate 73 a...

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