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MQ-1B Predator crashes in Turkey

An Air Force MQ-1B Predator, a remotely piloted aircraft, crashed in southern Turkey at approximately 9:36 p.m. local time, Oct. 19. The aircraft experienced mechanical failure after conducting a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The Air Force maintained positive control and broug...

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 T...


Qatar Airways CEO addresses aviation figures at IATA passenger symposium

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, brought a lively debate to the IATA World Passenger Symposium in Hamburg, when interviewed live on stage by BBC correspondent Mr. Rajan Datar. Speaking with Mr. Datar in front of more than 500 senior attendees from the aviation world, Mr. Al Baker shared his own expertise on the passenger experience, when asked of his views...

Almaz-Antey: Boeing 777 was shot down with 9M38 missile, launched from Zaroschenskoye settlement

On October 13th 2015 representatives of Almaz-Antey Concern held a press-conference and presented results of their experiments carried out in order to simulate the crash of Malaysian Boeing 777, which happened in July 2014 in Ukraine. The experiments carried out by Almaz-Antey proved that the Malaysian Boeing 777 was shot down by 9M38 missile, which was launched from Zaroschenskoye se...

"Electrical Smell" Forces Southwest Airlines Flight to Divert

A Southwest Airlines flight en route from Denver to Seattle had to be diverted Friday when the captain declared an emergency due to an "electrical smell in the cabin," according to a statement released by the airline. The pilot told air traffic controllers that flight attendants and passengers said they smelled burning rubber. The plane returned to Denver and Southwest Airli...

Turkey shot down an unidentified aircraft on Syria border

Turkey says its warplanes have shot down an unidentified aircraft which intruded into its airspace near the border with Syria. Media reports quote officials as saying the aircraft was a drone, but gave no further details. The Syrian government is known to be operating drones, as are Russia and the US-led coalition against Islamic State. However images of the downed drone appear to show a...

Scotland identifies 2 Libyans as Lockerbie bomb suspects

Scottish and U.S. investigators have identified two new Libyan suspects in the Lockerbie airline bombing almost 27 years ago which killed 270 people. Scottish and U.S. authorities informed Libya they want to send investigators to Libya, which is wracked by civil war, to interview the new suspects, the office of Scotland's chief prosecutor said. Marc Raimondi, a U.S. Justice Department sp...

Etihad Airways Becomes the First Flight Safety Foundation Benefactor Member from the Middle East

The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) announced today that Etihad Airways had become its first Benefactor member from the Middle East, which is the highest level of membership offered by the Foundation. In addition, Etihad Airways Vice President Corporate Safety and Quality, Captain Majed Al Marzouqi was appointed as a member of the FSF International Advisory Committee. FSF President and C...

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...

Bombardier Presents 2015 Cernan Safety Award to Barre

Bombardier named pilot and safety advisor Matt Barre the winner of the 2015 Eugene Cernan Safety Award. Bombardier recognized Captain Barre for “his dedication to aviation safety while on active duty in the Coast Guard and as a member of Aflac's corporate flight department.” Nominated for the award by his peers, he was also credited for his involvement in developing safety programs...

Etihad Airways' Hala Abu Dhabi stopover programme guests double in 2015-10-12

Hala Abu Dhabi, the professional conference organiser and destination management company of Etihad Airways, has recorded double-digit growth on its Abu Dhabi's Stopover Programme. The programme welcomes guests from across the globe with Australia, Germany and the UK providing the largest visitor numbers.  To meet the increasing demand, Hala Abu Dhabi Stopover Programme and staff con...

Etihad teams up with Al Ittihad Football Club

Etihad Airways and Al Ittihad Football Club have signed a partnership agreement, naming Etihad as the official airline partner for the Abdul Latif Jameel League club. Ibrahim Al-Balawi, president of Al Ittihad FC, and Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ chief commercial officer signed the agreement at the football club in Jeddah.   Al-Balawi explained the advantages of partnerin...

Logistics industry under the spotlight in Istanbul

Key players in the logistics industry gathered at a conference in Istanbul on Thursday October 8 discussing their roles and educating students and potential logistics managers of the future. The International Transport and logistics Conference was co-hosted by Pegasus Airlines Cargo and Bahcesehir University, and took place the university’s Besiktas Campus....

Russia’s 18 regions to participate in Harbin EXPO

A total of 1,279 companies and organizations are expected to take part in the Expo The Russian delegation at the second China-Russia Expo opening in China’s Harbin on Monday will represent 18 regions and will comprise about 4,000 people, Nadezhda Agirova of the Ministry of Industry and Trade told TASS. "The exposition will feature presentations of 18 regions, including Buryatia...

Upcoming events

International Paris Air Show 2019

17/06/2019 - 23/06/2019
France, Paris-le Bourget

7th Maximizing Non-Aeronautical Revenue Summit 2019

18/06/2019 - 21/06/2019
Singapore, Singapore

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Maritime surveillance variant of DA62 Special Mission Aircraft

Be ready to discover maritime surveillance variant of DA62 Special Mission Aircraft at Paris Air Show! Leonardo and Diamond Aircraft Industries are teaming up to offer a version of Diamond...

Keeping our skies safe and secure: identify and track drones in real-time

There is no need to explain why the control of drone topic is more than important today. Our sky traffic becomes different. We have to be ready to work on safety, as a primary issue in order to organi...

New partnership to Develop Interior for Overture, Mach-2.2 Airliner

Boom Supersonic has partnered with JPA Design to develop the cabin interior for Overture, its Mach-2.2 commercial airliner. JPA Design has created interiors for the most prestigious airlines...

Paris Air Show Debut of Gulfstream G600

It is the moment right before making the first appearance in Paris, a step into stage lights for Gulfstream G600. A chance for aviation professionals and aviation lovers to discover that amazing aircr...

Boeing to Showcase Innovation, Partnerships and Safety at 2019 Paris Air Show

Boeing will showcase its broad range of commercial and defense products, services and technologies at the 2019 Paris Air Show,. The company's presence and activities at the show will demon...

Let's celebrate 50 years of airbus pioneering achievements at Paris Air Show 2019

At the Paris Air Show 2019, Airbus SE will present a broad portfolio of innovative products, technologies and services which meet the aerospace industry’s requirements for today and into th...

I can count the stars during the flight

Have you thought about the emotional part of very important choice? For example, how people are choosing their future private jet? It is obvious there are a lot of factors: budget, operational costs,...

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New partnership to Develop Interior for Overture, Mach-2.2 Airliner

Boom Supersonic has partnered with JPA Design to develop the cabin interior for Overture, its Mach-2.2 commercial airliner. JPA Design has created interiors for the most prestigious airlines...

Maritime surveillance variant of DA62 Special Mission Aircraft

Be ready to discover maritime surveillance variant of DA62 Special Mission Aircraft at Paris Air Show! Leonardo and Diamond Aircraft Industries are teaming up to offer a version of Diamond...

Airbus A320 Flight Simulator Second Lifecycle Design

Euramec announced the development of their Airbus A320 Flight Simulator Series with an innovative Second Lifecycle Design. Using newly-recycled A320 cockpit sections, Euramec will offer its si...

Keeping our skies safe and secure: identify and track drones in real-time

There is no need to explain why the control of drone topic is more than important today. Our sky traffic becomes different. We have to be ready to work on safety, as a primary issue in order to organi...

Ansat for the first time in Europe at Paris Air Show 2019

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will present the multi-purpose Ansat helicopters for the first time in Europe at the 53th International Paris Air Show, held in t...

Paris Air Show Debut of Gulfstream G600

It is the moment right before making the first appearance in Paris, a step into stage lights for Gulfstream G600. A chance for aviation professionals and aviation lovers to discover that amazing aircr...

World’s First Next-Generation Emergency Beacon for Commercial Aircraft

Orolia, the world leader in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions, is introducing a world first in aviation safety technology, the Kannad Ultima-S Emergency Locator Transmi...