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ATCO Resource Subscription Scheme launched by Air Navigation Solutions

Air Navigation Solutions is launching an innovative ATCO Resource Subscription Scheme in response to the increasing demand for licensed Air Traffic Control Officers in the UK. The ATCO Resource Subscription Scheme is a unique offering which provides a solution tailored to the needs of...

Significant expansion of capabilities of AZAL Flight Training Centre

Azerbaijan Airlines acquired the next generation flight simulator for Embraer E-190 aircraft from FlightSafety International.  The simulator will be installed in the Pilot Training Centre at the Azerbaijan National Aviation Academy. The new simulator complex “FS1000 Embraer...


China Southern Airlines choses AFI KLM E&M expertise for A350s

China Southern has signed a long-term contract for the provision of component support for its twenty newly acquired aircraft. With the A350 model having just made its debut within the fleet, the airline has opted for a pooling solution to secure its operational capacities. The maintenance program includes maintenance, repair and logistic services. In addition to AFI KLM E&M’s global pool...

Seamless travel, endless possibilities - the winning team announced by Etihad

The winning team for the popular Fikra University competition ‘Seamless travel, endless possibilities’ is announced by Etihad Airways!  After three months of successful roadshows to universities across the UAE and over 280 entries, six finalist teams attended the Demo Day at Abu Dhabi Youth Hub and presented their ideas to a judging committee that included HE Saeed Al Na...

Flying measurement laboratory has already rounded the earth 85 times

The Lufthansa Airbus A340-600 "Leverkusen" is about to make its 462th measurement flight in the service of atmospheric and climate research. For 15 years now, the long-haul aircraft D-AIHE has been collecting up to 100 different trace gases, aerosol and cloud parameters on selected flights for the European research infrastructure IAGOS-CARIBIC (Civil Aircraft for the Regular Investigatio...

Norwegian Air signed UN Climate Action Initiative

Norwegian Air has partnered with climate company, CHOOOSE, to provide customers with the opportunity to seamlessly offset their carbon footprint during the flight booking process. The initiative has been welcomed by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and makes Norwegian the first to sign this UN Climate Action Initiative. The climate compensation feature is ava...

Airbus A350 selected for Qantas Project Sunrise

After detailed evaluation of the Boeing 777X and Airbus A350, Qantas has selected the A350-1000 as the preferred aircraft if Sunrise proceeds. This aircraft uses the Rolls Royce Trent XWB engine, which has a strong reliability record after being in service with airlines for more than two years. Airbus will add an additional fuel tank and slightly increase the maximum takeoff weight to deliver the...

Wizz Air Announces Proposed Establishment of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air Holdings announced that it has reached agreement in principle for the establishment of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in partnership with Abu Dhabi Development Holding Company PJSC ("ADDH"). The new airline will be Wizz Air's first airline established outside of Europe.  It is intended that Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will be formed via a joint...

Air Canada’s first A220-300 takes to the skies

The first A220-300 for Air Canada has successfully completed its inaugural test flight from the Mirabel A220 final assembly line in Canada. The first of 45 aircraft for Air Canada is scheduled to be delivered to the Montreal-based airline in the coming weeks. With its first A220 commercial flight in early 2020, Canada’s flag carrier will become the first airline in Canada to operate the C...

Accelerated fleet renewal with 10 additional Airbus A350-900s for Air France

The Air France and Air France-KLM Boards of Directors have reached a decision concerning the replacement of Air France’s Airbus A380s and approved an order of 10 Airbus A350-900s. With this decision, Air France-KLM is pursuing its fleet rationalization and simplification strategy. KLM is already well on its way to simplifying its long-haul fleet which will ultimately consist of onl...

Further development of route network at Heydar Aliyev International Airport

To develop the route network and increase passenger traffic, Heydar Aliyev International Airport is carrying out large-scale work on attracting large passenger airlines and opening new destinations, as reported at the airport.The airport management is actively negotiating with international passenger airlines, which are capable to operate regular flights from different cities of the world to Baku....

Congo Airways orders Two Embraer E175 Jets

Congo Airways signed a firm order for two Embraer E175 aircraft, with purchase rights for a further two. The deal has a total value of USD 194.4 million at current list prices with all purchase rights exercised, and will be added to Embraer’s 2019 fourth quarter backlog. Desire Bantu, CEO of Congo Airways said, “These new jets will replace our current turboprop offering and allow us...

New airBaltic Direct Routes from Tallinn and Vilnius as of Summer 2020

airBaltic continues its expansion in the Baltics and announces the launch of four new direct destinations from Tallinn, Estonia, and five new destinations from Vilnius, Lithuania. In total, airBaltic will add 13 new routes to its summer season 2020 route map. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “As we continue to grow, we aim to provide the best connectivity to...

SKY expands its international footprint with 10 A321XLRs

SKY signed a Purchase Agreement with Airbus for 10 A321XLRs. The airline will expand its international route network with the new aircraft. The A321XLR is the next evolutionary step in the A320neo/A321neo Family, meeting market requirements for increased range and payload in a single-aisle aircraft. The A321XLR will deliver an unprecedented narrow-body airliner range of up to 4,700nm, wi...

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