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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...

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 Ma...


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...

World Aviation Summit: Ethiopian Carrier Wins Airline Of the Year

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest, fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa has won the CAPA Airline of the Year Award, one of the top airline awards, at the 2015 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence, held on 7 October, 2015 in Helsinki as part of CAPA’s 2015 World Aviation Summit. CAPA – Centre for Aviation (formerly the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation) is the leading pr...

Amadeus says IATA's NDC has 'wasted time and energy'

Amadeus vice president industry affairs Svend Leirvaag, speaking at the CAPA World Aviation Summit 2015, said (07-Oct-2015) IATA's new distribution capability (NDC) has "wasted time and energy" and "derailed" industry discussion. He said: "IATA has wasted so much money trying to propagandise NDC, and I'm tired of it. We've wasted so much tim...

Juneyao Airlines Makes Big Screen Debut in Times Square

Promotional film of Juneyao Airlines (HO) was displayed on the big screen in Times Square, New York City during the National Day holiday, a move to raise its brand visibility and expand into the international market. The Shanghai-based carrier promoted its brand on Thomson Reuters's large screens overlooking the Times Square between September 30 and October 2, to celebrate the airline&...

Major New Orders Announced at Helitech International 2015

Helitech International 2015, Europe's largest exhibition dedicated to civil rotorcraft, comes to a close today after a packed three days of trade, networking and thought leadership. Multiple contracts and agreements were signed further illustrating Helitech International's position as the focal point for business in the civil rotary wing sector. Waypoint Leasing announced two major orde...

KEEP IT TIGHT: 10 flight display teams of note

With the South Korea air force “Black Eagles” display team featuring on the cover of this week’s Flight International, what better excuse to celebrate – somewhat at random and in no particular order – 10 military flight display teams that may be coming to an air show near you. 1. Italy The Frecce Tricolori (Tricolour Arrows), known formally as the 313&...

Ethiopian Airlines wins CAPA Airline of the Year Award

Ethiopian Airlines has won CAPA Airline of the Year Award, one of the top airline awards, at the 2015 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence. The event was held on October 7, 2015 in Helsinki as part of CAPA’s 2015 World Aviation Summit. CAPA - Centre for Aviation (formerly the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation) is a provider of independent global expertise in aviation market intelligence,...

Upcoming events

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019

22/07/2019 - 29/07/2019
United States, Oshkosh

Airport Strategic Planning Masterclass 2019

30/07/2019 - 02/08/2019
Singapore, Singopore

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EAA launches New SkillScore Tracker - immediate feedback on piloting skills

The Experimental Aircraft Association, in cooperation with CloudAhoy, a leader in bringing technology to post-flight debriefing, is releasing at no charge to EAA members the first proficiency tracker...

Premier Summit Returns to London- 5th Aerotropolis World Summit

Premier Summit Returns to London UK for Airport City Developers, Airport Operators, Urban Planning Authorities and Real Estate Groups! Equip Global’s 5th Aerotropolis World Sum...

Speed meets adventure at Daher’s EAA AirVenture exhibit

Can't wait for the EAA AirVenture? Let us give you more details from Daher! Get ready to aviation adventure with family of TBM very fast turboprop aircraft! Together with the Kodiak 1...

Small, but so important nowadays - new, powerful USB charger for aircraft

If we ask you to name a small, always invisible but very important detail, device if you want, necessary in every aircraft cockpit? Second clue - a must be to keep working a tablet or mobile device......