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Etihad Cargo amplifies North American footprint

Etihad Cargo has announced its winter schedule and network plan will come into effect on September 29, with new weekly freighter services marking an increased presence in the United States of America and other strategic global cargo markets. Leading Etihad Cargo’s annual refresh is the...

Liebherr-Aerospace to Overhaul Landing Gear Systems for Fuji Dream Airlines

Liebherr-Aerospace has signed a long-term service agreement in Japan: The Original Equipment Manufacturer will cover the overhaul of the landing gear systems of the 10 Embraer E170 family aircraft from Fuji Dream Airlines (FDA). Fuji Dream Airlines, with its main bases in Shizuoka and Nagoya, is...


First Air Astana A321LR delivered

Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, Air Astana, has taken delivery of its first A321LR on lease from Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL). The A321LR will join Air Astana’s Airbus fleet of 18 Airbus aircraft (eight A320s, four A321s, three A320neo and three A321neo). Powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, Air Astana’s A321LR comprises 166 seats in a two-class configuration (16 B...

IATA MRO SmartHub Launched as a solution to Costly Airline Parts Challenges

IATA announced the launch of IATA MRO SmartHub, an online tool that brings much needed transparency to the market for aircraft components and parts. It will enable subscribing airlines and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers to transparently list items to buy or sell on the new platform and will reduce over-payments by making the assessment of fair market value (FMV) more accurat...

Flightpass offers ten one-way flights within Europe from or to Geneva

Meet the Flightpass, offering ten one-way flights within Europe from or to Geneva, in October. The new product has been jointly developed with the Lufthansa Innovation Hub.  In view of the success of its trial phase, SWISS is now permanently introducing its Flightpass product offering ten one-way flights on its Geneva-based European network. Customers can choose from a City Pass or a Disco...

Sichuan Airlines inaugural direct flight from Chengdu to Helsinki

At 5:39 am local time on September 16, 2019, Sichuan Airlines flight 3U8271, carrying 278 passengers, landed smoothly at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, marking the success of the airline's maiden non-stop flight from Chengdu, China to Helsinki, Finland. A ceremony for the maiden flight and a promotional event for the launch of the new service were then held by Sichua...

Emirates first on-board for biometric boarding

Emirates is pushing the boundaries of technology, becoming the first airline outside America to receive approval for biometric boarding from the U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP). Soon, customers flying from Dubai to any of Emirates’ 12 destinations in the U.S. will be able to choose facial recognition technology at the departure gates, reducing the time taken for identity checks to tw...

Original Order completed by airBaltic receiving its 20th Airbus A220-300

September 21, 2019 Riga, 20th Airbus A220-300 jet is received by airBaltic, registered as YL-AAT. By this the original Airbus A220-300 order of airBaltic if finalized. By the end of 2019, airBaltic plans to have a total of 22 Airbus A220-300 aircraft in its fleet of which two will be already from the additional order that was signed on May...

First in 21 years - SAS New livery

Can you imagine? This is the first time in 21 years!   SAS has launched a brand new visual identity and revealed a new design for its aircraft exterior. The new livery is a modern take on classic Scandinavian design, and to highlight the future of SAS, the new Airbus A350 and A320neo, the market’s most modern and fuel-efficient aircraft, will be the first to feature the new...

Take-off for the world’s largest Oktoberfest: Lufthansa

Are you ready for the Oktoberfest in Munich? Because  Lufthansa’s Trachten crew is ready for takeoff! This year, the world’s largest crew in folk costume will take off in Lufthansa’s flagship Airbus A380 for the first time. A total of 21 Lufthansa flight attendants will be trading their uniforms for traditional Bavarian garb. The first Lufthansa ‘Trac...

UK Government Grant to ZeroAvia for the Development of Zero Emission Aviation

An important support to the development of  Zero Emission Aviation, a grant of £2.7m (US$3.3 million) grant from the UK Government to ZeroAvia! The UK Government grant is part of the ATI programme, supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the Aerospace Technology Institute and Innovate UK, and will fund ZeroAvia's HyFlyer project to de...

Direct Qatar Airways Flights to Osaka from 6 April 2020

Qatar Airways announced services to Osaka, Japan starting from 6 April 2020. The second largest metropolitan area of Japan, Osaka will be the airline’s third gateway into the country. Qatar Airways began direct services to Tokyo Narita in 2010 and launched its Tokyo Haneda service in 2014 from Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA). The flight will be operated by an Airbus A350-90...

Norwegian Air Named Four-Star Low-Cost Airline by APEX for Two Consecutive Years

For a second year in a row, Norwegian Air has been named a 2020 Four-Star Low-Cost Airline by The Airline Passenger Experience (APEX), the highest honor in the category of low-cost carriers! The renowned Official Airline Ratings™ was the first airline rating program based solely on certified passenger feedback and Norwegian was one of ten low-cost airlines worldwide to receive t...

Next-gen Wi-Fi upgrade for All Nippon Airways fleet

All Nippon Airways has begun equipping selected Boeing B777-300ER aircraft with SITAONAIR’s state-of-the-art Internet ONAIR Wi-Fi portal, powered by GX Aviation. In partnership with JSAT MOBILE Communications Inc. (JSAT MOBILE), SITAONAIR has boosted ANA’s major upgrade for passengers, through the deployment of its Internet ONAIR Wi-Fi portal over Inmarsat’s ground-breaki...

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New CAE and easyJet training centre inaugurated in Milan

CAE Milan centre for training more than 2,000 easyJet pilots from all over Europe is open! CAE and easyJet inaugurated the new centre alongside local Italian and Canadian government officials....

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Touch down of Qantas record-breaking New York to Sydney flight

The first non-stop commercial airline flight from New York to Sydney has landed after 19 hours 16 minutes in the air. A total of 49 passengers and crew were on the flight, which was used to run a s...

Qantas first Project Sunrise New York to Sydney non-stop research flight

Qantas Flight 7879, with 50 passengers and crew on board, will depart New York’s John F Kennedy Airport at 9pm New York as the first commercial airline to fly non-stop between New York and Sydne...

A digital alliance to develop new predictive maintenance cross-fleet solutions

Airbus and Delta Air Lines are forming a digital alliance to develop new predictive maintenance and health-monitoring solutions for airline customers worldwide from 2020. To be accessed via a unified...

Business traveller flight compensation - do you know your rights?

Flying became more than a frequent way to travel. It's like taking a bus, or taking your car. Of course, we all hope every travel will be just the most positive possible one. BUT... Do you know yo...

Cairo joins the Emirates A380 network

Emirates will introduce a regular scheduled commercial A380 service to the Egyptian capital starting from 27 October 2019, four times a week. The only airline to operate a scheduled A380 service to Ca...

A Join venture cooperation: Air France, KLM, China Eastern and Virgin Atlantic

Air France, KLM, China Eastern and Virgin Atlantic today signed a MOU concerning the extension of the existing joint venture between Air France, KLM and China Eastern with the addition of Virgin Atlan...