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An engine record celebrated by Rolls-Royce and Aeroflot

An engine completed more than 50,000 flying hours without requiring an overhaul - it is worth to celebrate! So did Rolls-Royce and Aeroflot, for this incredible Trent 700 engines new record for an engine in service. What means 50,000 flying hours without requiring an...

Caribbean Airlines Cargo Interlines With Alaska Airlines

The expansion of the network - no doubt it is very important for every airline. Especially if we are talking about island airline. Caribbean Airlines Cargo has entered into an interline agreement with Alaska Airlines, which expands the airline’s cargo network by a further sixteen destinatio...


First automatic inflight synchronization of FMS and Lido Pilot Solutions

Lufthansa Systems and GE Aviation are the first providers in the aviation market to offer a solution that allows for the inflight synchronization of the flight plan between the GE Aviation flight management system (FMS) and Lufthansa Systems ľ Lido pilot applications directly on-aircraft. The first demonstration of the connected FMS using operational use cases will be presented this week at the EFB...

Etihad bolsters flight safety with SITAONAIR’s eWAS Weather Awareness Solution

Etihas Airways made the choice to deploy SITAONAIR’s EFB Weather Awareness Solution, eWAS, to bolster flight safety across more than 100 aircraft. Ahead of its official launch on 6 April 2019, the eWAS solution was trialed by a select group of Etihad pilots throughout 2018 with extremely positive results, cementing its undeniable business and safety benefits for airlines, pilots...

Caribbean Aviation Meetup discoveries - Aviation Insurance

  I am sure you can imagine, that 3 day Caribbean Aviation Meetup rased many many questions and a lot of topics were discussed. Insurance in aviation. A very important point. I had the opportunity to discuss what's happening in aviation insurance with Robert J. Peres, the Managing Director of  Southeast Insurance Group.  Q. Aircraft insurance...

Cebu Pacific to order 16 A330neo, 10 A321XLR and 5 A320neo

Cebu Pacific has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 31 Airbus aircraft, comprising 16 A330neo, 10 A321XLR and 5 A320neo. Cebu Pacific’s A330neo aircraft will be a higher capacity version of the A330-900, with 460 seats in single class configuration. The airline also becomes one of the launch airlines for the A321XLR, which will be able to fly nonstop from the Philippines to des...

Embraer and United Airlines sign contract for up to 39 E175s

Great start of International paris Show for Embraer! A contract has been signed with United Airlines for up to 39 E175s. The order comprises 20 firm aircraft and 19 options in a 70-seat configuration. The order has a value of USD 1.9 billion, based on Embraer's current list prices, with all options being exercised. The firm order will be included in Embraer's 2019 second...

Qatar Airways Ultra-Modern Airbus A350-1000 and Gulfstream G500 at the Paris Air Show 2019

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that two of its state-of-the-art fleet will be on display at the Paris Air Show. Building on a year where the award-winning airline took delivery of its 250th aircraft, introduced a raft of new routes and unveiled a stunning new Economy Class product, the airline will once again take centre stage at one of the world’s biggest air shows, where it w...

Drones inspecting aircraft is the reality today

There is so many tasks where drone can be a solution. Do you think the aircraft inspection can be done by drone? It happens to be the reality by now. Air New Zealand has teamed up with ST Engineering to trial the use of drones to inspect aircraft! The drone inspection trials Air New Zealand is collaborating on with ST Engineering take place at its facility next to Changi Airport in Sing...

Congratulations Japan Airlines, first A350 XWB delivered

Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL. The milestone event was attended by JAL Representative Director and Chairman Yoshiharu Ueki and Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christian Scherer. Altogether, JAL has ordered 31 A350 XWB aircraft, comprising 18 A350-900s and 13...

Etihad Airways partners with Swae to launch artificial intelligence powered crowd sourcing and engagement platform

Etihad Airways and Swae have partnered to launch iFikra, an artificial intelligence-powered platform aimed at unlocking the full potential of Etihad’s workforce by enabling every employee to contribute to innovation. Designed to harness the collective creativity of the organisation, the iFikra platform is a pilot aimed at promotingintrapreneurship by allowing...

Aircraft data and enhance predictive maintenance capabilities - Airbus and United Airlines

United Airlines has become the latest U.S. airline to connect to Airbus’ open-data platform, Skywise, following an agreement recently signed between the airline and Airbus. United will leverage Skywise to enhance all aspects of its maintenance and engineering operations on its Airbus fleet. With flexible and visual tools, Skywise enables airlines to store, access, manage and analyse data...

Did You Know How Expensive is Flying?

By G.Ziemelis  Over the last decade, with the rise of low-cost airlines, flying became accessible to the masses - over 4.3 billion passengers were carried on scheduled flights in 2018 and the number is still on the rise. Passengers enjoying the historic-low ticket prices do not always perceive the heavy cost burden associated with flying. The expenses start with the planes themselves. C...

Norwegian Inaugurates Chicago to Barcelona Route

Norwegian launched its first flight from Chicago to Barcelona on June 7. The new Barcelona service operates four times per week, with fares starting at $169.90 in Economy and $669.90 in Premium one way, including taxes. This summer seasonal route ends on October 26, 2019 and is operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Norwegian now offers two nonstop routes from Chicago O&rsquo...

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American Airlines - Reflecting from the MD-80 cockpit

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First Two New Air Canada Routes To Be Operated With Game Changing Airbus A220-300

Air Canada announced the first two new routes to be operated with the Airbus A220-300, the only non-stop service between Montreal and Seattle and between Toronto and ...

Turkish Airlines awarded 5 stars for their real business class cabin

With the introduction of the all new business class in their Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, Turkish Airlines has not only increased its already high comfort and service standards in their business class, bu...

CAE and LATAM Airlines Group extend training agreement

CAE and LATAM Airlines Group (LATAM) announced another extension of their existing training agreement, adding six years to this longstanding training partnership. Over the terms of this renewed agreem...

Hahn Air introduces NDC platform and issues first NDC ticket

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Boarding between U.K. and United States - latest updates from Virgin Atlantic and Delta

For all passenger flying between UK and United States - some immportant updates, which can improve your travel experience! Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are boosting flights between the U.K a...

airBaltic Sees Strong Demand for Heavy Cabin Baggage

Since the introduction of the service by airBalticin March, more than 100 000 bookings for the heavy cabin baggage have been made by the airline’s passengers. Since March, ai...