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Azul Becomes First Carrier in the Americas to Adopt AIRCOM FlightTracker

Azul activated its AIRCOM® FlightTracker system earlier this month, making the Brazilian low-cost carrier the first airline in the Americas to use this SITA OnAir system. Azul can now track flights in real time on all of its routes. Since it launched in 2008, Azul has...

American Airlines To End U.S.-Israel Flights That Came With US Airways Merger

American’s Philly-Tel Aviv flights faced competition from El Al and United from JFK. — Dennis Schaal American Airlines Inc. plans to halt flights between the U.S. and Israel early next year after determining the route was losing money. The service between Philadelphia and Tel Av...


ATR enters Japan with first ATR 42 delivery to Amakusa Airlines

Japanese regional carrier Amakusa Airlines has taken delivery of its first ATR 42-600, making it the first ATR operator in Japan. ATR has opened a representative office in Tokyo as it seeks to expand its foothold in the Japanese market. “We are delighted to enter such a major market, one of the few Asian countries where ATR had not flown before,” ATR CEO Patrick de Castelbajac said...

FAA issues list detailing UAV sightings in commercial airspace

FAA has released a list of all reports by pilots, air traffic and the public of possible encounters with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that were submitted between Nov., 2014 and August 20. The list, posted on the FAA site Aug. 21, follows a statement released by the agency in mid-August stating that the number of reports by commercial pilots of drones flying close to their aircraft h...

Ankara will become third Turkish Airlines hub

Rapidly growing Turkish Airlines is developing the nation’s capital airport, Ankara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB), into its third hub. Its two other major hubs are in Istanbul—Atatürk and (IST) Sabiha Gökçen (SAW) airports. “We want to make Ankara a hub for scheduled domestic and international operations,” CEO Temel Kotil told ATW....

Etihad Airways teams up with lifestyle concierge service provider Ten Group

Etihad Airways has teamed up with leading global concierge service provider Ten Group to serve the unique needs of guests travelling in The Residence by Etihad, onboard the airline's Airbus A380 fleet. Ten Group will provide a specially trained Etihad Lifestyle Concierge team who will work closely with the airline’s London Savoy-trained Residence by Etihad Butlers. Utilising intellige...

Pegasus Airlines to commence services to Baghdad

Pegasus Airlines is to start services from Istanbul Baghdad, Iraq, three times a week from September 1. Pegasus will operate the flights from Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport.  The Turkish airline will also serve Erbil, in the northern Kurdistan region of Iraq, four times weekly from September 10.  

Fedex reaches tentative agreement with pilots

FedEx (FDX.N) pilots tentatively agreed with the package delivery company on an amended collective bargaining agreement, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) said. Fedex and its pilots have been negotiating on employment conditions since 2011. FedEx management filed for a mediation process with the National Mediation Board in October 2014. The terms of the agreement are not being released...

KLM switches six Boeing 787-9s to 787-10s

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has switched an order for six Boeing 787-9s to the larger 787-10 to better fit with its network plans. The Dutch carrier has 10 787s on order, which were originally destined to be 787-9s, with the first aircraft slated to arrive in October. However, in a brief statement issued Aug. 19, the carrier said: “KLM has changed its order for six Boeing 787-9&...

Turbulence in Air India As Woman Pilot Who Has Never Flown Is Made Safety Chief

Air India pilots are up in arms over the airline's decision to appoint its first woman pilot -- who joined AI in 1988 but could never fly an aircraft s a pilot as she failed to failing to clear company medical tests -- as the airline's chief of flight safety (CoFS).   The directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) had last month removed AI's previous CoFS after it was...

CAAC: Over 40% Complaints About Flight Delays and Cancellations in Jun. 2015

Passengers filed 270 complaints with the government in June 2015, more than 40% of which were about flight disruptions, according to the Air Transport Consumer Complaints Report for June released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on Thursday. In June 2015, the Air Transportation Department of CAAC, CAAC regional administrations, CAAC Consumer Affairs Center and China Air Tran...

Sudan's Badr Airlines leasing an Armenian B737

Badr Airlines (J4, Khartoum) has wet-leased a B737-500 from Armenian ACMI/charter specialistTaron Avia (TRV, Erebuni) Skyliner Aviation has reported. The aircraft - EK-73775 (msn 28475) - was ferried from Amman Queen Alia to Khartoum on August 12. The Sudanese carrier's passenger fleet consists of one B737-300 and two B737-500...

Comlux America completes another ACJ320 VIP interior

Terry Spruce Comlux America has completed their 9th VIP interior completion on an Airbus ACJ320. The Airbus Corporate Jet was completed for a private customer. This is Comlux America’s 4th ACJ interior completion. ALSO READ: Comlux America completes first FANS on Challenger 601 The VIP interior of the ACJ320 features a modern interior balanced with a classic European flare....

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First Air France Airbus A320 refitted with Safran ECOS shelf bins

The first Air France A320 retrofitted with Safran Cabin ECOS Shelf Bins and installed by Air France Industries in July 2021, returns to service with success. The ECOS "Efficient Cabin Open Spa...

Multi-year service agreement -Embraer & Australia-based Alliance Airlines

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Exceeding growth expectations - flyadeal received initial trio of new A320neos

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RECARO Aircraft Seating tapped to outfit Qatar Airways with brand-new economy class seat

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TrustFlight Centrik and support services helps Flair keep standards high & costs low

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The 31st Airbus A220-300 reached home of airBaltic

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