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Azul First E195-E2 - a reason to celebrate for Embraer, Azul, AerCap and Pratt & Whitney

September 12 2019 a special ceremony at Embraer main facility in São José dos Campos was dedicated to the delivery of first E195-E2, the biggest of the three members of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft! This is the reason to celebrate for all companies who were working...

SWISS to create over 300 new jobs

SWISS will continue to create jobs in 2019 and 2020, and will be recruiting some 700 new personnel between now and the end of next March. The two further Boeing 777-300ERs which are set to join the SWISS aircraft fleet in early 2020 alone will generate over 300 additional work positions – the...


First airline obtaining a full scope maintenance capability for Airbus A220-300 type - airBaltic

Congratulations - airBaltic became the first airline obtaining a full scope maintenance capability for Airbus A220-300 type!  Latvian airline airBaltic has successfully passed the audit for Base Maintenance Capability for Airbus A220-300 carried out by the civil aviation authority of Latvia – Civil Aviation Agency (CAA), and received the certificate provi...

Astronics Introduces New Retrofit In-Seat Passenger Power Solution

Astronics announced the release of a new in-seat power retrofit solution for airlines. Attaching quickly and directly to installed seat tubes, the EmPower Xpresse on-seat USB outlet housing solution delivers instant USB charging options for aircraft in a simple overnight maintenance turn. Offered by Astronics AES, a wholly owned subsidiary of Astronics Corporation, the EmPower&re...

Five Canadian gateways in 2020 by Lufthansa Group with Ottawa as new addition

Great news!  Lufthansa Group begins flights to and from Ottawa, Canada – Frankfurt, Germany!  Ottawa joins the four other Lufthansa Group Canadian gateways: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary.  The new Ottawa route, beginning on May 16, 2020 and lasting until October 24, 2020, will be a summer se...

Virgin Atlantic’s Airbus A350 offers customers free access to Inmarsat’s connectivity solution for the next 30 days

Let's celebrate! What? Virgin Atlantic’s latest aircraft entering commercial service - Airbus A350! How? Offering customers free access to Inmarsat’s award-winning connectivity solution for the next 30 days! Browse the internet, check social media, instant message and more across devices! Inmarsat announced that its award-winning GX Aviation inflight broadban...

Aircalin modernizes cabin connectivity with SITAONAIR

Aircalin, is taking significant steps to digitize its day-to-day cabin crew processes and strengthen its commercial offering to passengers by deploying SITAONAIR’s powerful cabin connectivity solutions. The connected CrewTab solution – which will be deployed across Aircalin’s A330neo and A320neo aircraft – is a powerful yet easy-to-use tablet interface for cabin crew. Cr...

Rusada ENVISION selected by Lanmei Airlines

Cambodian low-cost carrier Lanmei Airlines has signed up for Rusada’s MRO and Flight Operations software, ENVISION. Lanmei Airlines commenced operations in September 2017 and has since seen a rapid expansion of its fleet and routes. It now serves the destinations of Bangkok, Hong Kong, Macau, Sihanoukville and Palau from its bases in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. The airline’s fleet...

Virgin Atlantic encourages STEM & aviation careers for girls

If we say women in aviation, what is the first job you are thingking about? We bet it is Flight attendant.. Second position would be most probably a Pilot. But what do you know about women in aviation engineering?  Current statistics from the Women’s Engineering Society indicate that only 12% of the UK engineering workforce is female and similar statistics show that only 4.3...

North Europe travelers have new SAS flight to Los Angeles

Great news for everyone, who's looking for a flight from North Europe to Los Angeles -SAS is opening a year-round route to Los Angeles from Copenhagen! The first flight will be in January 2020. Big demand from leisure travelers in Denmark and a more attractive timetable with daily flights mean that the route will be part of the flight program from the new year. Big demand from customers...

Immediate $33 billion market share shift ‘on the table’ for airlines

Airlines that have successfully installed connected cabins have an immediate opportunity to win $33 billion in market share from competitors. That is the conclusion of new economic modelling from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in association with Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications.&...

China Airlines Finalize Order for Six Boeing 777 Freighters

China Airlines finalized its agreement with Boeing to order six 777 Freighters to modernize its cargo fleet. The carrier, which currently operates one of the world's largest 747 Freighter fleets, plans to transition to the largest and longest range twin-engine freighters in the industry as it launches operations from Taipei to North America, a key market that provides...

Innovative Drone Technology for Austrian Airlines Aircraft Inspections

Since the middle of the year, Austrian Airlines has been testing a completely new technology for the purpose of carrying out technical inspections of its aircraft fleet. The aircraft are checked for paintwork or structural damage by means of autonomous drones developed by the French start-up “Donecle”. This innovation not only reduces the workload for technicians of Austria’s nat...

EGYPTAIR first A220 delivered

Congratulations EGYPTAIR! it  has taken delivery of its first of 12 A220-300 aircraft on order, becoming the first A220 operator based in the Middle East and North African region, and the sixth operator worldwide. The Cairo-based airline intends to fly the aircraft on routes to and from its main Egyptian Hub in Cairo in the coming days. Representatives from the airline, alongside executive...

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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...