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Turbulence in Air India As Woman Pilot Who Has Never Flown Is Made Safety Chief

Air India pilots are up in arms over the airline's decision to appoint its first woman pilot -- who joined AI in 1988 but could never fly an aircraft s a pilot as she failed to failing to clear company medical tests -- as the airline's chief of flight safety (CoFS).   The directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) had last month removed AI's previous CoFS after it was...

CAAC: Over 40% Complaints About Flight Delays and Cancellations in Jun. 2015

Passengers filed 270 complaints with the government in June 2015, more than 40% of which were about flight disruptions, according to the Air Transport Consumer Complaints Report for June released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on Thursday. In June 2015, the Air Transportation Department of CAAC, CAAC regional administrations, CAAC Consumer Affairs Center and China Air Tran...

Etihad Airways celebrating Emirati Women in Aviation

Etihad Airways is to celebrate Emirati Women in Aviation by holding a special panel tom mark the first Emirati Women's Day which was declared earlier this year by H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak to honour the role of women in the UAE.   Etihad Airways announced: “Panelists will be five ordinary Emirati women with extraordinary stories to tell. They will share their challenges...

FINRA probes Merrill over anti-money laundering compliance: source

Wall Street's self-regulatory body has been probing Bank of America Merrill Lynch over its failure to detect the activities of a former financial adviser, who pleaded guilty to helping a client cover up an insider-trading scheme and launder the proceeds, said a source familiar with the matter. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), which has been in discussions with Merrill (B...

Citigroup to pay $15 million to settle U.S. compliance charges

A unit of Citigroup Inc (C.N) will pay $15 million to settle civil charges alleging it failed to enforce policies designed to prevent and detect insider trading, U.S. regulators said. Wednesday's settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission marks the second time this week that Citigroup has been dinged for regulatory failures. Earlier this week, two units of the bank also agree...

Bank of NY Mellon sued by U.S. regulator over $2 billion in soured mortgages

A U.S. regulator sued Bank of New York Mellon Corp (BK.N) on Wednesday over $2.06 billion in residential mortgage-backed securities purchased by a failed Texas bank, and accused it of breaching its duties as bond trustee to protect investors. In a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, which sued in its capacity as receiver for the former Guaranty Bank,...

Dassault to Feature Falcon 2000LXS/Falcon 2000S and Falcon 7X at LABACE

(S​ão Paulo, Brazil, August 11, 2015) – Dassault will feature the top-of-the-line Falcon 7X and the new Falcon 2000LXS/Falcon 2000S twinjet at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) which will be held at Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil from August 11-13.   “The long-range Falcon 7X is the most popular large cabin business jet in...

IndiGo firms up 250 A320neo aircraft – Airbus’ largest order by number

Boosting Airbus’ firm backlog for its leading Single Aisle well beyond 4000 aircraft 17 AUGUST 2015 PRESS RELEASE India’s largest domestic airline by market share, IndiGo celebrated their 9th birthday by firming up their last year’s commitment and ordering 250 A320neo Family aircraft. This historical aircraft purchase agreement was signed on the 69th Ind...

First A350-1000 wing goes into production

Next generation of Airbus’ all-new wide-body airliner takes shape The wings for the first Airbus A350-1000 have begun the process of assembly at Broughton, North Wales.    The A350-1000 wing has the same span of the A350-900 that is already in service, but 90% of the parts have been modified and the trailing edge has been extended to resize the wing for the additional pa...

Qatar Airways and Royal Air Maroc announce new code-share routes

Qatar Airways and Royal Air Maroc are set to further strengthen their recent business partnership with the launch of new code-share routes across Royal Air Maroc's extensive West African network, as well as on both airlines' routes between Qatar and Morocco from 20th August. Above: Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker (right) and Royal Air Maro...

Record commercial sales for Abu Dhabi Airports in H1 2015

Abu Dhabi Airports has said that it has achieved record commercial sales in the first six months of 2015, reaching AED 707.6 million, an impressive rise of 10.9% compared to the first six months of 2014. The top performing categories were F&B and Duty Free, but there was also growth across all of the company’s commercial activities, including specialty retail, hospitality, banking a...

World Routes event to discuss airport fees

The world may face a shortage of vital airport infrastructure in the next 15 years unless regulatory change sees airlines paying a fairer share of airport costs, according to Airports Council International (ACI World).   This will be the key message of Angela Gittens, director general of ACI World, when she delivers her keynote speech to aviation leaders at the 21st World Route Developm...

Turkey's Onur Air adds maiden pair of A330-200s

Onur Air (8Q, Istanbul Atatürk) has taken delivery of its first A330-200 aircraft with the arrival of TC-OCI (cn 625) and TC-OCJ (cn 632) in Turkey last week.  The former Yemenia (IY, Sana) aircraft join the Turkish operator's all-Airbus Industrie (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) fleet of four A330-300s, nine A321-200s, and ten A320-200s.

Sudan's Badr Airlines leasing an Armenian B737

Badr Airlines (J4, Khartoum) has wet-leased a B737-500 from Armenian ACMI/charter specialistTaron Avia (TRV, Erebuni) Skyliner Aviation has reported. The aircraft - EK-73775 (msn 28475) - was ferried from Amman Queen Alia to Khartoum on August 12. The Sudanese carrier's passenger fleet consists of one B737-300 and two B737-500...

Comlux America completes another ACJ320 VIP interior

Terry Spruce Comlux America has completed their 9th VIP interior completion on an Airbus ACJ320. The Airbus Corporate Jet was completed for a private customer. This is Comlux America’s 4th ACJ interior completion. ALSO READ: Comlux America completes first FANS on Challenger 601 The VIP interior of the ACJ320 features a modern interior balanced with a classic European flare....

OHS and LBAS expands co-operation

Terry Spruce OHS Aviation Services and Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) have signed a cooperation agreement. The companies will expand their service offerings to Bombardier business jet operators. “We now want to expand our successful co-operation in the form of joint customer acquisition abroad and rely on combined refurbishment and maintenance product packages.&rdqu...

Skyjet launches iPhone booking app

Alud Davies With the amount of private jet booking applications seeming to increase on an weekly basis, it helps if you have something that makes you stand out. But with the process in the background being almost the same between apps, finding something that differentiates yourself is become increasingly tricky. Greg Richman, president of Skyjet thinks his company has found it. Although S...