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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 interna...

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 co...


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...

Airline business rollercoaster – do banks really know what they sign up for?

Several thousand at Air France, six thousand at Malaysian Airlines and almost 11,000 at Transaero - these are the potential job cuts to be carried out by these major world carriers. This once again comes to show that airline business always balances on a fragile edge between profit and loss. However, if a carrier reaches an extreme point of bankruptcy, what awaits its financial partners? Will the...

ANALYSIS: Boeing and Airbus up the ante in China

Apart from the centre, Boeing will also broaden collaboration with supplier and potential rival AVIC and launch an initiative to develop biofuel from Chinese agricultural waste. All three initiatives were announced as part of Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit on 23 September to Boeing’s widebody assembly complex in Everett, Washington. Boeing’s new facility in China will be...

Silk Way West becomes member of IATA

Azerbaijan carrier Silk Way West Airlines has been made a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The carrier was presented with the certificate of membership at the 6th Caspian Air Cargo Summit in Baku, which took place from 5-7 October. This certificate was given to the airline by IATA area manager for Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, Funda Cal...

Air France to Cut Some Jobs in 2016, Rest of Plan Negotiable: CEO

Air France will cut less than a third of the 2,900 job cuts it proposed in a 2016/2017 plan that triggered clashes with some staff, the chief executive of parent company Air France-KLM said on Sunday. The job cuts in 2016 would be voluntary and heavier job losses in 2017 could be avoided if talks with unions led to an agreement on alternative savings measures by the beginning of next year, Alex...

Embraer Projects a Market Demand for over 1,500 New Jets of 70 to 130 Seats for Europe and the CIS

Embraer released yesterday, at the European Regions Airlines Association (ERA) Annual General Assembly, held in Berlin, Germany, its Market Outlook for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The Company forecasts that these markets will demand 1,540 new aircraft deliveries in the 70 to 130-seat jet segment (valued at some US$72 billion at list prices) over the next 20 y...

ATR Passenger-Cargo "Combi" Model Receives EASA Certification

The turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR has obtained European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for its passenger-cargo "combi" version of the ATR 72-600. The new cabin configuration of the aircraft allows combining increased cargo volume for over 19 m3 in volume and nearly 3,000 kg in weight with up to 44 passenger seats section. By replacing the forward seven rows by a c...

Qantas cabin crew models sure to turn heads

Over the years, Barbie and Ken have worked as teachers, lifeguards and even a pilot. And now, based on the latest pop-up display in the Qantas Club at Sydney Airport, the pair can add cabin crew uniform model to an already lengthy CV. To help celebrate the airline’s 95th anniversary Qantas has put 44 Ken and Barbie dolls on display at its Sydney Qantas Club wearing the various cabin crew...

Australian Women Pilots’ Association to honour founder Nancy-Bird Walton

The NSW branch of the Australian Women’s Pilots’ Association (AWPA) is celebrating the career of Nancy-Bird Walton on what would have been the pioneer aviatrix’ 100th birthday. The dinner is being held at Dolton House in Sydney on Friday October 16, a hundred years to the day from Walton’s birth in 1915. Walton, who was the youngest Australian women to gain a pilot&rs...

Air France Hires French PM's Aide as HR Head in Turbulent Times

Air France said on Wednesday that French Prime Minister Manuel Valls' industrial relations adviser was taking over as head of human resources at the airline as conflict over planned cost and job cuts rages between management and pilots. Current HR head Xavier Broseta, who had his shirt ripped off as angry employees hounded him out of a meeting about job losses last week, will take up a...

Russian Officials Banned from Flying with Foreign Airlines on Business Trips

Russian officials and State Duma deputies can no longer fly with international airlines on business trips, under an amendment to a presidential decree published Wednesday. From now on, official trips can only use Russian carriers or the airlines of other members of the Eurasian Economic Union, which comprises Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. Officials can only dodge the patr...

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Air France-KLM and CMA CGM join forces and sign a major long-term strategic partnership in global air cargo

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Wizz Air intents to form a new airline in Malta

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Republic of Korea selects Bell 505 as its new military helicopter trainer

Republic of Korea selected Bell 505 as the new Republic of Korea military helicopter trainer. The new Bell 505 helicopters will be used by both the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) and Republic of K...

16 students graduate airBaltic Pilot Academy

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...

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Amid year of record sales Embraer delivers 1500th Ipanema aircraft

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Next generation - ATR EVO family to be even more economical and sustainable

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

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Desert Jet renews WYVERN Wingman certification

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St.Louis expansion supports growing demand for new Gulfstream aircraft & refurbishments

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VistaJet announces its VIP partnership with Frieze Art Fairs

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

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

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Embraer opens 1,000 job vacancies in Brazil

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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...

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Etihad Airways wins at the Business Traveller Awards 2022

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airBaltic starts recruitment of 120 pilots

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