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Lufthansa cancels 290 flights on day 1 of week-long cabin crew strike

Lufthansa has canceled 290 out of 3,000 flights—including 15 intercontinental services—on the first day of a week-long strike by its cabin crew, which is represented by the UFO union. According to Lufthansa, 37,000 passengers have been affected. UFO called for the strike in Frankfu...

Russian Federal Security Service chief calls for suspending all Russian flights to Egypt

This is necessary until the true causes of what happened are established, Alexander Bortnikov notes. Alexander Bortnikov, director of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), has called for suspending Russian flights to Egypt until the true causes behind the A321 crash are established. &quo...


Minimising stress airport - welcome to Baku

Once again we are going back to 50skyshades visit to Baku. This time with our big discovery - minimising stress airport, we felt in love with after seeing so many different around the world. Discovering Heydar Aliyev International Airport we felt so comfortable, were impressed by so many things, that it was absolutely necessary to find out more and share with our readers. So let’s st...

It's been 100 years since one of the biggest game-changers in military aviation history

On November 5, 1915, a plane was launched from a ship by catapult for the first time in history. And, despite the prevaling ideas at the time that naval aviation was an outlandish endeavor, the flight was a success.    Naval History & Heritage CommandCurtiss AB-2 (C-2) Aircraft being catapulted from USS North Carolina (ACR-12) on 5 November 1915.  The p...

Airbus’ A350-1000 Trent XWB-97 engine begins flight-test campaign on A380 flying-test-bed

The A350-1000’s new engine – the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 – has successfully made its first flight-test aboard Airbus’ dedicated A380 “Flying-Test-Bed” aircraft. The aircraft took off from Airbus’ facilities in Toulouse and performed a flight of 4 hours, 14 mins during which the engine covered a wide range of power settings at altitudes up to 35,000ft. The...

Lufthansa Cabin Crews Set to Start Airline's Longest Strike

Deutsche Lufthansa AG faces its longest-ever strike after flight attendants rejected the airline's latest offer in a long-running dispute over savings efforts aimed at weathering competition from low-cost rivals such as Ryanair. Cabin crew are set to halt work Friday afternoon, the UFO labor union said in a statement Thursday, without specifying the exact time or routes and airports th...

Airbus sees Middle East as important market for its new ACJneo family

Airbus sees an important potential market for its new ACJneo Family in the Middle East, where private jets are well established as business tools for companies, billionaires and governments, helping them to be more productive and efficient. Airbus’ ACJneo Family initially comprises the ACJ319neo and ACJ320neo. The ACJ319neo will fly eight passengers 6,750nm/12,500 km – equivalent to...

Lufthansa Group airlines suspend all flights to Sinai until further notice

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group have suspended their commercial flight operations to and from the Sinai Peninsula until further notice. The precautionary action has been taken in view of the current Sinai situation. The Lufthansa Group will coordinate all its further actions in this regard in close consultation with the authorities. The action affects two planned weekly flights to and from Sha...

ANALYSIS: Gulf airports fight for share of rapidly rising demand

Airport investment is in overdrive at aviation’s busiest global crossroads, as the hubs of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways vie to keep pace with the growth of their flag-carriers, and with eachother to attract international air traffic. While Doha’s new Hamad International is about to embark on an expansion that will take throughput to almost 70 million pass...

Airbus eyes the wide game in China

Airbus expects strong demand for widebody aircraft in China, as Chinese carriers work on their fleet plans for the next five years. Speaking to Flightglobal in Beijing, Airbus China president Eric Chen says the boom in outbound traffic, coupled with the relatively small widebody fleet in the country, will drive airlines to look at larger jets. The continued bottlenecks at the country’s ai...

Latvia sells 20% stake in Air Baltic to German investor

Following lengthy deliberations, the Latvian government has agreed to sell a 20% stake in Air Baltic(BT,Riga) to German investor Ralf Dieter Montag-Girmes for EUR52 million (USD57.2 million). The official LETA news service says that alongside Montag-Girmes' investment, government will shore up the carrier's coffers with an EUR80 million (USD88 million) loan from the Latvian central bank...

Qatar Airways receives its latest Dreamliners

Qatar Airways took delivery of its 24th and 25th Boeing 787 Dreamliners yesterday in a ceremony at Boeing's production facility in Everett, United States. Above: Celebrating the official handover to Qatar Airways of its 24th and 25th B787 Dreamliner in Seattle are, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker (second from right) and Boeing Commercial Presi...

Bombardier Announces Presence at the 2015 Dubai Airshow

 Bombardier announced today it will touch down at the 29th Dubai Airshow  with an impressive line-up of commercial and business aircraft on static display. The line-up will include the all-new CS100 airliner, Q400 turboprop, CRJ900 aircraft; and three business aircraft – the Learjet 75, Challenger 350 and the Global 6000. Held at the Dubai World Central Airport, members of Bom...

Skylon,to go from Paris to Sydney in four hours

British government decided to invest 84 million euros (60 million pounds) in Skylon, an aircraft that could connect Paris to Sydney in less than four hours. Actually it is the development of an orbital launch vehicle, developed by British Reaction Engines Limited since the mid-90s. Its uniqueness is in its next-generation engine called SABRE for Air-Breathing Rocket Synergetic Engine....

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Lufthansa Technik reinforces commitment to apprentice training

After one of the biggest aviation industry crises, Lufthansa Technik AG's apprentice training program this year has returned in terms of numbers to roughly where it was in 2020: 186 young peo...

Sevenair Group announces the closing of 2021 fiscal year with substantial growth

Sevenair Group announced oficial financial results of 2021 which registered an increase of 37% of revenue and an EBITDA increase of 263%. “2021 was a year where all industries were still...

Wisk Aero continues global expansion launching Montreal Hub

Wisk Aero is continuing its global expansion with the launch of a new engineering hub in Montreal, Canada. The hub will be dedicated to the ongoing development of its 6th generation aircraft (to...

Embraer partners with VOAR to strengthen support for executive aviation

During LABACE 2022 Embraer announced a partnership with VOAR Aviation with the objective to offer unscheduled services to Embraer executive aviation customers at the Congonhas Airport in Sã...

Archer received $10 million pre-delivery payment from United Airlines for 100 eVTOL aircraft

Archer Aviation has received a $10 million pre-delivery payment from United Airlines for 100 of the company’s initial production eVTOL aircraft. The payment represents a watershed moment for the...

Second quarter sees increased executive jet activity - ACC Aviation

ACC Aviation, the global aviation services group, marked its 20th anniversary in June, having enjoyed a solid second quarter. The last three months have been dominated by busy executive jet chart...

Deutsche Aircraft and HEGGEMANN AG announce the production readiness of the Dornier 328 landing gear

Deutsche Aircraft and HEGGEMANN AG announced the production readiness stage of the new landing gear, which will be compatible with the whole Dornier 328 aircraft family. The landing gear is...

Clay Lacy breaks ground on $20 Million, 11-acre FBO and MRO development at Waterbury-Oxford Airport

Clay Lacy Aviation has served the private aviation needs of the Northeast United States since 2016. Recently, it strengthened its commitment to the area and its economic future by celebrating the grou...

The history of commercial flight – how global travel took off

Flying has become the transport of choice for business travellers and holidaymakers across the globe and is now considered one of the fastest, most convenient and safest forms of long-distance travel....

GrandView Aviation partners with Corporate Angel Network to provide free flights to cancer patients

GrandView Aviation partnered with Corporate Angel Network (CAN) to provide free flights to cancer patients (and family members and caregivers) who need to travel to and from treatment. Every week, Gra...

airBaltic doubles passenger numbers in July

During July 2022, Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 414 500 passengers or by 98% more than during the same period last year. In July 2022, airBaltic performed 3 670 flight...

Airbus - orders & deliveries - July 2022

Check out Airbus order and delivery summary at a glance in the table below (numbers valid at the end of July 2022). For a full listing including details on customers and regions, as...

BNE Careers Expo - 2,000 jobs going at Brisbane Airport precinct

Brisbane Airport Corporation is hosting the BNE Careers Expo next month to encourage up to 2,000 new employees to consider a career at the airport precinct.The airport ‘jobs...

World first Airbus Helicopters ACH160 delivered to a Brazilian customer

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the world's first ACH160 to a customer in Brazil on the eve of the 17th edition of the Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition at...

Order for the first Bombardier Challenger 3500 based in Europe for charter operations with Air Corporate

First European Bombardier Challenger 3500 business jet just ordered by Italian-based operator, Air Corporate. This will be the first company to offer the aircraft&nb...

Deadline approaches for Business Aviation Scholarships from IADA

The International Aircraft Dealers Association is accepting applications through Sept. 1 from business aviation students for scholarships. Grants funded by the IADA Foundation will range from $1,000 t...

Italian Air Force extends relationship with Boeing to continue tanker sustainment and training

Boeing and the Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness have signed an order for the company to continue providing full Performance Based Logistics (PBL) support to the Italian Air Force f...

SmartSky enterprise-grade ATG service wows participants at Global Aviation Technologies experience day

SmartSky Networks left no doubt it is the leader in air-to-ground connectivity at its July 29th experience day in Wichita, KS.  Demonstration flights using its patented beamforming technolog...

Vertical Aerospace & Hanwha Aerospace to collaborate on electric mechanical actuator

Vertical Aerospace and Hanwha Aerospace agreed to establish a joint development program for the design, testing, manufacture and supply of the electromechanical actuators for Vertical’s VX4...

Horizon Aircraft & Astro Aerospace - binding agreement for reprivatization

Horizon Aircraft Inc. has entered into a binding agreement with its parent company, Astro Aerospace Ltd and several of Astro’s key shareholders whereby Astro has agreed to sell 100% of...

Boeing to open Japan Research Center and expand sustainability partnerships

Boeing will strengthen its partnership with Japan by opening a new Boeing Research and Technology center. The facility will focus on sustainability and support a newly expanded cooperat...

Agility completes £763 Million acquisition of Menzies Aviation, creating world largest aviation services provider

 Agility has finalized its acquisition of UK-based John Menzies PLC and will combine the business with its National Aviation Services business to create a world leader in...

All In Aviation purchases the ALSIM SR FTD

The sale of ALSIM ALSR FTD was concluded on display at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. All In Aviation became the first independent flight school in America to acquire an ALSIM SR FTD....

Leonardo: SonAir orders two AW139 helicopters to strengthen energy industry support operations in Angola

SonAir, owned by the Angolan national petroleum company Sonangol, has placed an order for two Leonardo AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The contract includes a comprehensive customer suppor...

Emirates invites First Officers to let their careers take flight

Emirates is looking to recruit First Officers who meet the airline’s exceptional standards in safety, technical prowess and customer experience. Successful candidates can look forward to cl...