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Volotea Will Support Dδnte Aeronautical To Develop A State-Of-The-Art Hybrid-Electric Aircraft

Volotea has reached an agreement with DΔNTE Aeronautical to collaborate in the project to develop a hybrid-electric aircraft for transportation of passengers.  The new aircraft will be eventually able to serve routes between small and mid-size communities, where traditional aircra...

First A330neo in Hi Fly livery delivered

Hi Fly has taken delivery of a new A330neo on lease from Air Lease Corporation. The aircraft is configured with 371 seats in a two-class layout, with 18 high-comfort lie-flat business class seats and 353 economy seats. All seats are equipped with the latest-generation in-flight entertainment sy...


Digital travelers drive airline and airport passenger strategies for 2025

New SITA report shows tech-savvy travelers demand more automated, seamless journeys Airport and airline IT executives believe that the growing number of tech-savvy travelers will have the biggest impact on their digital plans over the next six years to 2025. This is revealed in a new report published today by SITA, the leading IT provider to the air transport industry. The report, 2025:...

First Kuwait Airways A320neo delivered

The best thing to celebrate 65th anniversary? For an airline it is to take the delivery of new aircraft. Congratulations! The national carrier of Kuwait, Kuwait Airways,has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft! The delivery a milestone in Kuwait Airways’ 65th anniversary celebrations, marking an important step in the airline’s ambitious fleet renewal and growth plans , which...

KLM Orders Two Boeing 777 Jets

New purchase, valued at $751 million at current list prices,will grow KLM's 777 fleet to over 30 airplanes, increasing network flexibility. "KLM is one of the world's leading network carriers and an aviation pioneer and we are delighted the airline has once again selected the Boeing 777-300ER to strengthen its long-haul fleet for the future," said Ihssane Mounir...

MAKS 2019 - Aeroflot and Boeing signed Contract on 777 Passenger Cabin Modifications

During MAKS 2019 Boeing and Aeroflot announced a contract to modify passenger cabins on 18 of the Russian flagship carrier’s 777-300ERs. "Aeroflot is widely recognized as a premium service airline. Designing a new Boeing 777 interior, we aim to enhance our premium quality at every class of service – business, comfort and economy. An updated interior will take Aeroflot...

12 more A330neo and 30 A321XLR aircraft ordered by AirAsia X

Airbus and AirAsia X have finalised a firm order with Airbus for an additional 12 A330-900 and 30 A321XLR aircraft. The contract was signed by Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman, AirAsia X Berhad and Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus in Kuala Lumpur today, in the presence of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Chief Executive Off...

Zero-emissions aviation research programme launched by Rolls-Royce and Widerøe

Is it possible, a Zero-emissions aviation? A joint research programm was launched by Rolls-Royce and Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia. The programme is part of the airline´s ambition to replace and electrify its regional fleet of 30+ planes by 2030. The news was announced at a Clean Aerospace event at the British Embassy in Oslo Norway.  The aim...

15 years of Etihad Airways services in India

Get ready to celebrate 15 years of Etihad Airways service to its largest and busiest market, India. The airline’s milestone coincides with the third visit to the UAE of India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, highlighting the importance of the partnership between the two countries.  Etihad launched daily flights between the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, and the Indian city of Mum...

TotalCare Flex services for Air Canada’s Trent 700 fleet by Rolls-Royce

A new TotalCare® Flex agreement  was signed between Rolls-Royce and Air Canada that will ensure the availability of the airline’s Trent 700 until fleet retirement.  The agreement marks a new milestone for TotalCare Flex, designed for owners and operators of mature engines. It is the first to be signed for the Trent 700, which entered service in 1995, and...

First EgyptAir A220-300 maiden flight

The first A220-300 for EgyptAir has successfully completed its inaugural test flight from the Mirabel assembly line. The first of 12 aircraft EgyptAir has on order is due to be delivered to the Cairo-based airline in the coming weeks. The A220 for EgyptAir will provide passengers with superior comfort, its innovative cabin design featuring the widest economy seats of any single-aisle aircraft,...

Vistara Inaugurates Flights to Dubai

Vistara and a JV of Tata and Singapore Airlines, inaugurated its daily service between Mumbai and Dubai. Dubai is Vistara’s second international destination in its network, with which the airline becomes the only one to offer the choice of Premium Economy class for travel between India and the UAE (in addition to Business and Economy class). Mr. Himanshu Gupta, Chief Commissione...

Project Sunrise - direct New York & London to Australia

Qantas has announced three ultra long-haul research flights to gather new data about inflight passenger and crew health and wellbeing. The flights form part of planning for Project Sunrise – Qantas’ goal to operate regular, non-stop commercial flights from the east coast of Australia (Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne) to London and New York. The three flights over three months will...

Caribbean airlift - waking up in paradise?

By Ir. Damien Richardson When Adam woke up that first day in paradise, as his eyes, hears, nose, and all of his body senses began to be activated; that must have been an unbelievable experience. But I am sure that once he saw the birds flying and enjoying the sky’s breeze, he would have wanted to become a pilot.Yet, most of the people of the Caribbean don’t realize that they ar...

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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...