50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Airlines news

Latest aviation and aerospace news

Latest Airlines news

Lufthansa's maiden A320neo due before year-end

Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int'l) will take delivery of its maiden A320neo ahead of schedule an airline spokeswoman, Anja Lindenstein, has confirmed.  According to aero.de, D-AINA (cn 6801) will arrive at the German carrier towards the end of the year and not in early 2016 as pre...

Former New Mexico Airlines boss arrested for fraud

Gabriel Kimbrell has been arrested in Miami on charges of grand theft and organized scheme to defraud just months after he was fired from his position as president of New Mexico Airlines(Albuquerque). The charges relate to his tenure at the airline.  According to KOAT news, court docume...


Air Armenia boss given hiding; EPF warns of withdrawal

Ukrainian-owned investment firm, East Prospect Fund (EPF), has warned its proposed USD68.6 million injection into Air Armenia (QN, Yerevan) is in jeopardy following an assault on airline CEO and majority 51% shareholder Arsen Avetisyan last week. EPF owns a 49% stake in the Armenian carrier. "We are responsible for the implementation of the investment policy of the company,...

Global Investment Is Not A Threat, But A Lifeline, Says Etihad Airways’ President And Chief Executive Officer

Last year’s ground-breaking investment by Etihad Airways in Alitalia has revitalised Italy’s national airline, and set it on a new course towards sustainable profitability, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, James Hogan, said today. Mr Hogan was speaking at the Rimini Roundtable Discussion, a prestigious annual event held in the historic Italian town of Rim...

Virgin Atlantic Cargo records 33% growth ex Dubai in first half of 2015

Virgin Atlantic Cargo carried over 30% more cargo from Dubai in the first half of 2015, boosted by additional U.S routes and frequencies, and traffic generated as a result of the U.S. port disruptions. For the six months ended 30 June 2015, the airline carried 2.4 million kilos ex Dubai, compared to 1.8m kilos for the same period a year ago. Strong increases were seen in the volume of cargo des...

Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific strategic agreement to extend

Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific welcome the decision today by the Minister of Transport Hon Simon Bridges to re-authorise the airlines’ strategic agreement on the Auckland – Hong Kong route until 31 October 2019. The strategic agreement has been operating since January 2013 and has already delivered a range of benefits to customers travelling between New Zealand and Hong Kong inc...

British Airways to start Glasgow-Salzburg in December

British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) has announced it will commence direct Glasgow Int'l-Salzburg flights during the last quarter of the year. The Saturday-only flights will operate on-board anA319-100 with effect from December 12. “The new route to Salzburg is sure to be popular with those looking to hit the slopes this winter, offering ideal access to some...

AirAsia Berhad posts $64 million 2Q net profit

Malaysian low-cost carrer AirAsia Berhad reported second-quarter net profit of MYR243 million ($64.3 million), a 43.7% year-over-year (YOY) drop from the MYR367.2 million the company posted in the June 2014 quarter. AirAsia said the drop in profit was due to unrealized foreign-exchange losses on borrowings and one-off costs related to the company’s sale and leaseback of aircraft during the q...

Air China Announces a New Code Share Agreement with South African Airways

Air China (CA) has announced a code share agreement with South African Airways (SA) that will enable SA to put its code on CA's newly inaugurated non-stop service between Beijing and Johannesburg as well as points beyond Beijing to Chengdu, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Chongqing. Air China will in turn put its code on SA'...

Hainan Airlines Sponsors the 2015 Boeing Classic

The 7-day Boeing Classic is just now underway at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, a private golf club in Snoqualmie, Washington, 25 miles east of Seattle, at the foothills of the Cascade Range. The event runs from the 17th to the 23rd of August. The Boeing Classic is one of the professional golf tournaments on the PGA TOUR Champions Tour. Hainan Airlines, as one of the sponsors of the eve...

AJW Aviation signs Ellinair to deliver dispatch reliability as the airline modernises fleet

Ellinair, the Greek airline, has chosen AJW Aviation to provide full power-by-the-hour services for its A320 aircraft. AJW Leasing will also site main base kit at its operational headquarters in Macedonia International Airport in Thessaloniki. Since the company’s launch in 2013, Ellinair has rapidly expanded its route network, connecting mainland Greece and the Greek I...

AirAsia X cancels A330ceo orders as losses mount

AirAsia X (D7, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) has cancelled twelve A330-300s on order from Airbus Industrie(AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) as part of a drive to stem losses at the AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) longhaul subsidiary.  Announcing a second quarter loss of MYR133 million (USD35.2 million), AirAsia X said that of the aircraft, four were to have arr...

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? The short answer to this is: no. An aircraft isn’t locked with a key and it certainly doesn&r...

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 resulted in Air India losing out on its original slots. "AI's original order was for 787-8 plan...

Upcoming events

AERO Friedrichshafen 2024

Tomorrow
Germany, Friedrichshafen

Aircraft Interiors Expo 2024

28/05/2024 - 30/05/2024
Germany, Hamburg

Essential news

Ground-breaking airport hydrogen trial next critical step on journey to achieving zero emission aviation

A ground-breaking airside hydrogen refuelling trial, led by easyJet and supported by several cross-industry partners, has been successfully completed at Bristol Airport – the first airport trial...

Azorra delivers first Embraer E190-E2 aircraft to Scoot

Azorra is celebrating delivery of the first of nine new Embraer E190-E2 aircraft to Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines. A special handover ceremony was attended by senior execut...

Nolinor offers major salary increases to its pilots

As the aviation industry faces a shortage of pilots, compounded by regulatory challenges and the after-effects of the pandemic, Nolinor Aviation is setting itself apart with a bold initiative aimed at...

Mobile Apps development The drones news

Top of the week

St. Barth Executive orders P2012 STOL for regular services

St Barth Executive, French VIP airline based in the Caribbean, is the launch customer for Tecnam’s twin-engine, 11-seat P2012 STOL. The scheduled service from Guadeloupe (SBH/TFFR) to St Ba...

Universal Air releases its summer schedule with four new routes

Universal Air announced its summer schedule with the launch of four additional new routes from its base in Malta, to Cagliari in Sardinia, Perugia in Northern Italy, Nice in France, Prague in Cze...

airBaltic invites to a unique Technical Department Open Day

airBaltic announces a unique Behind the Scenes Technical Department event on April 25, 2024 in its technical facilities in Riga—an unprecedented opportunity for professionals...

Ground-breaking airport hydrogen trial next critical step on journey to achieving zero emission aviation

A ground-breaking airside hydrogen refuelling trial, led by easyJet and supported by several cross-industry partners, has been successfully completed at Bristol Airport – the first airport trial...

LTPR deepened partnership with Frontier Airlines

Lufthansa Technik will provide base maintenance services for ultra-low fare carrier Frontier Airlines’ Airbus A320 aircraft family under a new five-year contract. An additional agreement covers...

Azorra delivers first Embraer E190-E2 aircraft to Scoot

Azorra is celebrating delivery of the first of nine new Embraer E190-E2 aircraft to Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines. A special handover ceremony was attended by senior execut...

British Airways becomes the first UK airline to introduce two next-generation real-time weather apps

British Airways will become the first UK airline to roll out two next-generation weather apps, to provide pilots and the airline’s flight planning teams access to real-time weather data, allowin...