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Lufthansa offers cabin personnel continued top remuneration and top pension provision

• Pension provision: cabin staff who choose to fly longer to receive significantly higher pensions (or substantial lump-sum payment) • One-off EUR 20 million payment by Lufthansa into company pension fund for cabin personnel • All 19,000-odd cabin personnel of Lufthansa Germ...

Fraport expands electric vehicle fleet at Frankfurt Airport

10 new passenger cars and a new prototype container-transporter join the Frankfurt Airport company’s growing e-fleet Airport operator Fraport AG continues to expand its fleet of electric-powered vehicles at the company’s Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base with the addition of 10 more e...


Long-range Superjet starts fatigue-testing programme

Russia’s Central Aerohydrodynamics Institute has commenced fatigue testing on the long-range version of Sukhoi’s Superjet 100. The testing is intended to confirm the type’s design life of 54,000 cycles and 70,000h. Sukhoi’s civil aircraft division puts the current confirmed service life at 6,000 cycles and 9,000h. Chief designer Vladimir Lavrov says the tests at the M...

Boeing profit rises 25% as it delivers more jets

Aircraft maker Boeing has reported a 25% rise in quarterly profit, helped by an increase in deliveries of commercial aircraft. The world's largest maker of passenger jets earned $1.70bn (£1.1bn) for the July-to-September period, up from $1.36bn a year ago. Revenue rose by about 9% to $25.85bn, with commercial aircraft deliveries up 7% to 199. The Chicago-based company also...

All airlines everywhere invited to 1st Istanbul New Airport Development Conference

While Istanbul New Airport will be the centre of Turkish Airlines’ world-domination strategy, what will it be like for “other” airlines – especially those airlines which are not Turkish Airlines’ Star Alliance partners? This week the President and Prime Minister of Turkey presided over the final signing of the €4.5 billion loan agreements covering the €10...

Eight-hour Italian ATC strike planned

Air travel to and from Italy will be heavily affected as air traffic controllers plan to go on an eight-hour strike on Oct. 24. The strike, called by the pilots and air traffic controller union, Associazione Nazionale Professionale Aviazione Civile (ANPAC), is planned from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time.

Airbus gets patent for 'Concorde-2'

Airbus received a patent for a "rocket motor"-propelled aircraft that would have the capability of carrying passengers from New York to London in 60 minutes.  The U.S. government approved Airbus' patented design in July that would travel at speeds of up to 4.5 times the speed of sound. This would be three times as fast as the speed of the original Concorde jet, which was...

S7 CEO buys Transaero

CEO of Russia’s S7 Group, Vladislav Filev, has bought "at least 51% of shares" of distressed Transaero airline from its majority shareholder, Alexander Pleshakov. Announcing the deal, Filev did not disclose who the other investors are or what the value of the transaction is. He did however, underscore that it was "significantly more than 1 Rouble" - a slight at Aeroflo...

Upgrade brings new capabilities to Falcon 900A and B Operators

Dassault Aviation has introduced a new avionics upgrade that will provide Falcon 900A and B operators with a range of important operational benefits, including an enhanced air traffic management capability and more reliable, cost-effective component offerings. Known as “Falcon Select II”, the upgrade will enable operators to take advantage of next-generation ATM features such as ADS...

Nakhchivan International Airport reconstruction comes to the final stage

Azerbaijan continues to actively implement regional airports modernization program. In the nearest future new passenger terminal of the Nakhichevan International Airport will be opened. Nakhchivan International Airport ( Naxçıvan Beynəlxalq Hava Limanı) (IATA: NAJ, ICAO: UBBN) is an airport and located in Nakchivan, the capital of the Nakchiva...

ICAO clarifies international conflict zone guidance

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) clarified the legal framework in place governing the roles and responsibilities of States, airlines and international organizations with respect to risks to civil aviation arising in national airspace. The UN specialized agency for international civil aviation has issued the explanations subsequent to a number of misinterpretations which...

EASA lays out plan to prevent Germanwings crash recurrence

European safety regulators are to host an aircrew medical fitness workshop by the end of this year, as part of an action plan aimed to prevent a repetition of the Germanwings Airbus crash last March. None of the 150 occupants of the A320 survived after the first officer, alone in the cockpit, adjusted the jet’s altitude selector and placed it on a collision course with high terr...

Lufthansa cabin crew negotiations fail, strike possible

Lufthansa’s flight attendant union, UFO, has announced the latest round of talks between the airline and cabin crew workers have failed, and further strike actions could be possible. UFO, rejecting Lufthansa’s latest offer, said in a statement that elementary points such as job security were missing and negotiations “failed completely.” UFO represents around...

Dassault Begins Completions on Initial Falcon 8X Jets

Dassault Aviation has begun completion work on the first customer-bound Falcon 8X long-range trijet as the company progresses toward certification and deliveries next year. The aircraft, S/N 04, arrived in the Dassault Falcon Jet completion facility in Little Rock, Ark., on October 9, the company announced Thursday. S/N 04 was the second of Dassault’s new 8X family to be sent to Litt...

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On May 16, 2022, 16 students graduated from the Latvian airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academy, receiving a commercial pilot license upon completion of the full-time airline transport...

VistaJet announces its VIP partnership with Frieze Art Fairs

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Daher & LIST will develop a welding technology for the assembly of aircraft substructures produced with thermoplastic composites

Daher has established a large partnership with the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) to mature and optimize a welding technology that enables the assembly of primary aircraft subst...

SWISS & SBB intensify their strategic partnership: Munich-Zurich Airport to be the first international ‘SWISS Air Rail’ route

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Smart Lander - ATR and Safran develop a groundbreaking service to analyse hard landings

ATR and Safran Landing Systems have developed ‘Smart Lander’, an innovative landing gear diagnostics service that uses state-of-the-art knowledge in data analysis to optimise the...

Embraer opens 1,000 job vacancies in Brazil

Embraer announced the opening of a thousand job vacancies in Brazil with a focus on production rate recovering, Services and Support area growth, product development and new businesses. Appl...

More details about ZURI upcoming hybrid VTOL aircraft

ZURI shows the challenging road for the first time from the early stages of development until the official introduction of its upcoming hybrid VTOL aircraft earlier this year. This video shows crit...

Air Corsica and CCI of Corsica announce the resume of Corsica-London flights

This Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Calvi Sainte Catherine airport, Luc BERENI, Chairman of the Air Corsica Management Board and Pierre NEGRETTI, Chairman of the Balagne Commission of the CCI of Corsica, acc...

Etihad Airways wins at the Business Traveller Awards 2022

Etihad Airways has been recognised as the airline with the ‘Best Cabin Crew’ as well as being awarded the ‘Best First Class’ at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2...

Accidental human errors in aircraft exterior cleaning – one mistake can cause serious damage to aircraft

Aviation maintenance requires extreme precision, attention to detail, and a human touch to ensure a safe operating aircraft. However, according to an IATA study, 26% of airplane accidents were started...

Piston single, turboprop aircraft values still gaining altitude despite continued growth in inventory levels

The latest Sandhills Global market report on the aviation industry reflects a third consecutive month of inventory expansion across all categories after a long, steady decline. However, the recen...

DA62 MPP North America demonstration tour - Diamond Aircraft & Air Bear

Diamond Aircraft Austria and California based, Air Bear Tactical Aircraft, LLC are excited to jointly announce that Diamond’s special mission aircraft flagship will be touring the United States...

airBaltic starts recruitment of 120 pilots

In line with the gradual recovery of the aviation market, airBaltic announces that it has started recruitment of a total of 120 additional pilots, including graduates of the airBaltic P...

Saudia operates The World longest net-positive flight, powered by Carbonclick

SAUDIA operated the world’s longest net positive flight thanks to a partnership with Enviro-tech business CarbonClick and aviation consultancy SimpliFlying. On 12 May 2022, SAUDIA offs...

Lufthansa Group selects new 777-8 Freighter, orders additional 787s

Boeing and the Lufthansa Group announced the airline group will continue its strategic decision to strengthen Lufthansa Cargo with an order for seven 777-8 Freighters, the industry's newest a...

Flight Simulator Trader successfully completes PC-12 Simulator relocation for Fly7

Flight Simulator Trader, a company based in Germany and specialised in professional flight simulation successfully carried out an assignment by Lausanne based company Fly7 Executive Aviation SA to rel...

JetTransactions becomes accredited member of IADA

JetTransactions has become an accredited member of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA). The company, founded by Brent Dahlfors and Mark Bloomer, handles business jet acquisition...

REGENT announced a strategic investment from Hawaiian Airlines

REGENT announced that Hawaiian Airlines has agreed to strategically invest in the company to support the initial design of its next generation 100-person capacity all-electric seaglider known as the M...

Europe highest number of flown hours with Phenom 100

The aircraft utilization services, performed by GEMINI WINGS have led to the most successful season with a Phenom 100 operation of Air Prague, a member of the GEMINI alliance fleet.  They reached...

ITA Airways becomes first Italian A350 operator

Italy new national carrier, ITA Airways, has taken delivery of its first A350, becoming the 40th operator of the type. The aircraft, which is on lease from ALAFCO, landed for the f...

Calling all Mavericks - easyJet to tackle job stereotypes

easyJet has launched a Europe-wide campaign to tackle job stereotypes and inspire more young people to consider a career in aviation, including encouraging more girls to become pilots. In a new r...

First U.S. airline to sign agreement to purchase SAF overseas - United

United, which has invested in more sustainable fuel production than any other airline in the world, became the first US airline to sign an international purchase agreement for sustainable aviation fue...

CAE set to break ground on new Savannah Business Aviation Training Centre dedicated to training on Gulfstream aircraft

CAE will soon break ground on a new business aviation training centre in Savannah, Georgia. Neighboring Gulfstream’s Headquarters in Savannah, this brand-new training centre is another mile...

Airbus A320ceo/neo Full Flight Simulator is ready for training at BAA Training Spain

One more Full Flight Simulator (FFS) upgraded with the recent Airbus Std. 2.0, Airbus A320ceo/neo, has passed final acceptance tests and Initial Evaluation and is now declared “Ready For Trainin...

Ryanair announces winter maintenance agreement with Caerdav

Ryanair announced a new winter maintenance agreement with UK based MRO provider, Caerdav, which will see the airline undertake two lines of heavy maintenance with Caerdav at their modern MRO facility...