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KLM presents - The 6 Most Fascinating Questions About Aircraft

KLM receives a lot of questions via social media. Some of these need pretty extensive research to provide an answer, especially those about our aircraft. This blog looks at the 6 most intriguing questions about aircraft, as answered by our social media agents. 1. Does an aircraft have a key?...

Air India B787-8 deliveries to be delayed

Air India's move to consider converting six remaining B787-8 order slots into larger B787-9s has cost the carrier time in terms of their revised delivery dates. While the state-backed carrier eventually decided to retain the -8s, time spent in considering the switch has resulte...


Etihad Airways to highlight the contribution of Emirati women in aviation

Etihad Airways will mark the inaugural Emirati Women's Day by hosting a series of events under the theme of 'Celebrating Emirati Women in Aviation'.   The airline will focus on raising awareness of the important role Emirati women play in aviation and will demonstrate the immense and diverse opportunities this vital economic sector can present for women.  Announced b...

Irish Court Grounds Congolese Plane over Debt Row

An Irish court has grounded a plane owned by Democratic Republic of Congo's new national airline after plaintiffs sought its seizure to recuperate an outstanding debt from the government, Congo's prime minister and local media said. Congo's government recently purchased two used Airbus A320s for the launch of Congo Airways, expected before the end of this year. The firs...

DHL: Continued Investment in Americas Hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is Key for Future Growth in Region

DHL, the world’s leading global express and logistics company, is continuing to invest in its Americas hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to ensure that it will have the capacity needed to meet the demands of future growth generated by international shipping and global trade. In the last seven years, DHL Express has expanded its operations at&nbs...

Terry Vais to Succeed Alex Marren as ExpressJet Chief Operating Officer; Brad Sheehan Named Senior Vice President Operations

SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) announced today the selection of Terry Vais as Chief Operating Officer of ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., effective Sept. 9, 2015. He will succeed Alex Marren, who has accepted a promotion as Executive Vice President at Hertz Corporation. As Chief Operating Officer, Vais will oversee ExpressJet’s operations and activities, including Flight Operations, In-Fli...

Air Astana Re-Launches Astana To Dubai Service

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s Skytrax award winning flag carrier will re-launch services between Astana and Dubai on 25th October 2015 . The non-stop flight will be operated four times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays using an Airbus A320. The service to Dubai offers greater convenience to passengers located in the capital, Astana, as well as from cities including Kostanay, Pavlod...

Aer Lingus Regional enjoys 81% load factor for July

 July load factor 81%, compared to 78% in July 2014 § Kerry Dublin route up 24% for July, representing 17th consecutive month of growth § Donegal Dublin route up 7% for July, representing 6th consecutive month of growth Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, has recorded an 81% passenger load factor for the month of July, according to figures released today. This is up f...

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 used SITA OnAir AIRCOM® technology, which made adding FlightTracker a simple software upgr...

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 Aviv was a legacy of US Airways Group Inc., which combined with American in December 2013 to form the...

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...

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Happy birthday - Wizz Air Abu Dhabi one-year anniversary launching 3 new routes

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi is celebrating its one-year anniversary on 15th January and looking forward to future growth, the joint venture established between ADQ and Wizz Air Holdings plc, is...

easyJet partners with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions on development of zero-emission aircraft

easyJet is working with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions to support the development of its hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system for commercial aircraft, as part of the airline’s ambition to de...

Iraqi Airways took delivery of its first A220-300

Iraqi Airways, the national carrier of Iraq, has taken delivery of its first out of five A220-300 aircraft from Mirabel, Canada. Upon entry into service, Iraqi Airways will become one of the first air...

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easyJet renews base maintenance contract with SR Technics Malta

easyJet has been supported by SR Technics for a range of MRO services over the years. By December 2022, SR Technics will have serviced a total of 35 aircraft under this particular agreement and expect...

SWISS further raises travel comfort taking delivery of A320neo with Airspace Cabin

SWISS has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo featuring the new Airspace cabin configuration. SWISS is adopting the innovative ‘Airspace’ cabin concept for its aircraft of the...

Saudia encourages race fans worldwide to take their seat for the start of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

The world’s first all-electric motorsport series, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, is set to return to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia later this month for the start of its eighth season an...

The U.S. Department of Transportation approved Norse Atlantic Airways application for transatlantic flights

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) approved Norse Atlantic Airways’ application for the operation of flights between Norway/The European Union and the United States. &nb...

Happy birthday - Wizz Air Abu Dhabi one-year anniversary launching 3 new routes

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi is celebrating its one-year anniversary on 15th January and looking forward to future growth, the joint venture established between ADQ and Wizz Air Holdings plc, is...

Extreme temperatures and frozen rain: climate change impact on de-icing

For years now, there has been an ongoing conversation about the impact that the aviation industry has on our environment. Yet recently, more and more businesses have been opening up about the other si...