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Star-Studded On-Board Safety Video Like Never Before

Qatar Airways has turned the pre-match team-talk into an entertaining safety video that will be shown on board flights before the end of the year. Featuring football legends past and present, the humorous video delivers important safety information with the help of personalities from the airline&rsq...

The next level of China airlines and airports automation

Airlines and airports in China are moving to another level of passenger service. They are embracing artificial intelligence and automation to provide the hyper-personalized self-service experience their passengers are demanding. According to the SITA 2019 China IT Insights, shared today, China&rsquo...


Successful launch of Inmarsat GX5 satellite

Do you ask yourself how it work, when you use modern inflight Wi-Fi capacity? Maybe because I am curious, I was wondering what is the mechanism, how comes we can be so connected nowadays while flying. Here are some details regarding the launch the successful launch of GX5, which will deliver increased capacity for airline and business aviation customers in Europe and Middle East.&nb...

Global air cargo center of excellence - Abu Dhabi Airports & Etihad Cargo

Abu Dhabi Airports and Etihad Cargo announced a major project to enhance Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) into a state-of-the-art global air cargo center of excellence. Abu Dhabi Airports and Etihad Cargo will implement a multi-phased cargo infrastructure development strategy, starting with the imminent upgrade of Etihad’s existing air cargo terminal facilities on the Sou...

PureFlyt, the Brain of Tomorrow’s Aircraft Unveiled by Thales

Thales is unveiling PureFlyt, the Flight Management System (FMS) of the future, specifically designed to efficiently manage aircraft in a connected aerospace ecosystem and in increasingly crowded skies. Indeed, with the global commercial aircraft fleet forecast to double by 2030, and the use of drones set to rapidly grow, we will be entering an era in which millions of aircraft movements are recor...

Hahn Air joins IATA’s 25by2025 Diversity & Inclusion Initiative

Hahn Air supports the improvement of gender balance in the aviation industry by signing IATA’s industry-wide 25by2025 campaign. With 39% of its leadership positions occupied by women, the German airline and distribution specialist already surpasses the desired 25% gender ratio of the initiative. Representing Hahn Air at the signing ceremony during IATA’s Wings of Change conference in B...

Travellers can now reduce their carbon emissions - SWISS

Bravo for such initiative! We all know about discussions about carbom emissions and carbon offset in aviation industry. More and more companies are moving forward with real actions, action programms, leading the initiative. Here is one more, from SWISS. The amazing thing is that each of us, flying passengers, can now reduce our carbon emissions. Each little step taken brings us closer to the impro...

First foreign airline to operate to Jeddah New Terminal - Etihad Airways

A traditional water cannon salute for Etihad Airways - a special reception at Jeddah’s new Terminal 1. The inaugural flight was operated on Etihad’s Dreamliner with the distinctive Kingdom of Saudi Arabia livery.The reception was followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony and was attended by H.E. Nasir Al Ketbi General Consular of UAE, Essam Fouad, Director General of King Abdulaz...

AirAsia officially welcomes its first Airbus A321neo

AirAsia officially welcomes the future of its single-aisle fleet with the arrival of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft, that is set to present the airline group with greater efficiencies and higher capacity. This is the first of 353 A321neos on order by the AirAsia Group which will eventually replace the existing fleet of A320 and A320neo aircraft throughout the network covering Malaysia, Tha...

Dreaming of new heights with British Airways

January 2020 will be special for British Airways, as it will take delivery of its first brand new 787-10 Dreamliner. What will be the first route ? The answer is Atlanta in February next year. This state-of-the-art, 787-10 aircraft has a carbon fibre fuselage which allows the pressure to be maintained at a lower level in the cabin. The internal cabin altitude is the equivalent of 6,...

Binter First E195-E2 delivered

First European customer received the biggest of the three members of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft! Congratulations Binter, First E195-E2 delivered! A special ceremony was held at Embraer’s main facility in São José dos Campos to welcome the aircraft to the fleet. “We’re extremely proud to deliver the first E195-E2 in Europe to such an a...

Czech Airlines Technics Base Maintenance Agreement with Austrian Airlines

Czech Airlines Technics has entered into a Base Maintenance Agreement with Austrian Airlines. Under the contract, CSAT will provide Airbus A320 Family base maintenance checks in its facilities at Václav Havel Airport Prague for the carrier effective November 2019. “At the moment, this new contract includes five base maintenance checks, namely C-checks, of Airbus A320 Family ai...

Key agreements for Azerbaijan Airlines at Dubai Airshow 2019

Everyone working in aviation industry knows exactly how important and busy week it was - the week of Dubai Airshow 2019. Azerbaijan Airlines' delegation headed by AZAL Vice-President Eldar Hajiyev took part in the exhibition. The Azerbaijani delegation met with the Boeing management for the delivery of long-haul Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Two aircraft of this type are already op...

Air France new A350 offers Inmarsat GX Aviation advanced connectivity

Air France’s first Airbus A350, named ‘Toulouse’, was delivered with GX Aviation installed, making inflight broadband solution accessible for passengers travelling on brand new aircraft. The aircraft entered commercial service in October with an inaugural flight to Toronto, which it will serve daily throughout the winter season. The aircraft will eventually operate...

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Economy Skynest to put economy travellers to sleep

The Economy Skynest is the result of three years of Air New Zealand research and development, with the input of more than 200 customers at its Hangar 22 innovation centre in Auckla...

Coronavirus and European airlines, what will happen

The actual situation with coronavirus raises so many questions regarding air travel. What will happen, how it will impact the usual operations, what will be done at the airport, how airlines will live...

Acceptance flight, aircraft's way to passengers – episode 1

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Present and future of aviation: ACMI service

As market competition intensifies, more often airlines are striving to increase their efficiency while reducing numerous risks related to business operations. In result ACMI providers such as Latvian-...

One hundred years of Qantas style and innovation

Qantas new safety video features ‘80s mullets and ‘70s moustaches right through to 1940s flying boats and 1920s propeller aircraft to celebrate 100 years of the national carrier&rsquo...

New Products, Innovative Designs and Airline Productivity - AIME MRO Middle East

With Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) and MRO Middle East set to open 25 February at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), leading companies in both sectors will be coming to Dubai to share their late...

Cargo Convoy to China carrying medical supplies for coronavirus relief

Five Qatar Airways Cargo freighters departed to China carrying approximately 300 tonnes of medical supplies donated by the airline to support Cornavirus relief efforts. The five flights departed one a...