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DWC cargo traffic continues to climb

Cargo volumes at Al Maktoum International - Dubai World Central (DWC) continued to rise sharply in the first half of 2015, as the airport continues to rise up the ranks of the top cargo airports worldwide edging into the 19th position up from 20th earlier in the year. Freight volumes surged 42 per cent in the first half of 2015 to 443,012 tonnes, up from the 311,365 tonnes achieved in the same...

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim reveal website makeover

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has launched a new website with improved functionality, design and navigation. “This new website design was developed to better connect with our existing and potential customers by offering them an improved user experience where they can easily view all our services and offerings,” commented Holger Ostheimer, General Manager of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim....

Segmen Flight Academy receive Light Turboprop ALX

Alsim announced Guneydogu Aviation (GDH) school has acquired a Light Turboprop ALX for the Segmen Flight Academy.  The ALX will benefit Segmen Flight Academy as it can be used for many phases of flight training and is compatible with the types of aircraft used at the academy and can simulate all emergency situations.  The ALX also offers its user the ability to change the type of a...

Etihad Airways announces three key UAE executive appointments

Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of three UAE nationals to executive positions within the airline. Hareb Al Muhairy becomes senior vice president corporate and international affairs; Mohammed Al Bulooki joins Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi Airports Company to become vice president UAE commercial; and Haitham Al Subaihi becomes Vice President UAE Sales. James Hogan, Etihad Airways&...

Nasmyth Technologies Coventry - Chinn Ltd Receives IQS Gold Award From AgustaWestland

Nasmyth Group, a leading global supplier of precision engineering products and services, is delighted to announce that one of its subsidiary businesses, Nasmyth Technologies Coventry - Chinn Ltd, has received an IQS Gold Award from AgustaWestland, one of the world’s leading helicopter companies. Nasmyth Technologies Coventry - Chinn Ltd was one of just 18 suppliers selected from the Agust...

Abu Dhabi International Airport MTB roof to be finished February 2016

Abu Dhabi Airport starts the de-propping process for roof structure of the Midfield Terminal Building (MTB), with aim for the structure to be self-standing by February 2016. The curved roof of the Midfield Terminal Building will appear to be floating on 18 steel arches once the structure has been de-propped.   The process is the first of nine de-props will take a team of 45 speci...

Bell 505 Assembly Centre in Lafayette opens

Bell Helicopter has opened a new assembly centre in Lafayette. The new centre will assemble the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Secretary Steven Grissom and other state, regional and local officials joined Bell Helicopter’s president and CEO, John Garrison, to commemorate the occasion at the Lafayette Regional Airport. “Today’s dedication...

"Hitler's Airport" to Become Germany's Biggest Refugee Centre

Plans are underway to turn "Hitler's airport" - the iconic Tempelhof in Berlin that is now an abandoned listed building - into Germany's biggest refugee centre. As Germany is poised to accept as many as 800,000 refugees this year, city authorities confirmed they are studying plans to turn the airport into a giant home for asylum seekers. Once described by architect Sir...

Ryanair Traffic Threat to Airport over Low-Cost Second Runway

The airline says their future growth at the country's busiest airport hinges on Dublin being able to cope with demand. Ryanair's Head of Communications Robin Kiely told the Irish Independent that they support a second runway being built at an appropriate price. "If Dublin Airport isn't able to offer the growth opportunities that we want then those passengers, those...

Sydney Airport Launches Online Charity APP

Sydney Airport is taking off as a jumbo-sized charity fundraiser. And it's all down to its annual offload ... of lost property. Thousands of unclaimed bits of booty ranging from iPods, surfboards, ukuleles and even microwave ovens raise a motza at the airport's charity auction. Now it has now launched an online app to help decide which four good causes will receive the p...

Safety and aviation insurance a priority investment for Vietjet

Investing in flight safety is an absolute must for all carriers operating in the aviation industry today. But considering the rapid growth of the aviation industry and the ever-increasing levels of competition worldwide, how can consumers recognize which airlines apply the most rigorous safety standards? One way is the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate, which is granted by the In...

Woman Thrown Off Flight for Reportedly Punching Attendant

A drunk and disorderly passenger on a flight from London to Ibiza reportedly punched an easyJet flight attendant and was arrested in Spain when the plane was forced to make an emergency landing. In a report from John Hutchinson of the Daily Mail, a female passenger boarded easyJet Flight EZY3043 at London Stansted Airport at around 6:00 a.m. local time. According to witness...

Asian Pilot Demand Lifts Flight Schools

The outback Australian airstrips of Glenn Innes and Mangalore were built to repel potential Japanese invaders during World War II. Now, these runways and some near California's wine country and in Arizona are looking to welcome droves of Asia's student pilots. These schools -- some planned and some already operating -- are aiming to tap the boom in commercial aviation in Asia, where a g...

And the World's Busiest Airport Is ...

Winning -- politicians, sports legends and actors will tell you -- never gets old. The same is true with airports. For the 17th year in a row, Atlanta operated the busiest passenger airport in the world in 2014, according to the AirportsCouncil International's World Airport Traffic Report, released Monday, August 31. More than 96 million passengers went through Hartsfield-Ja...

Rebuilt Flybe Flies Higher With Improved Load Factors

wo years into a three-year restructuring plan, British regional airline Flybe says it is on track to return to profitability. The rescue program has seen the carrier get out of its $1.4 billion order for Embraer E175 twinjets and abandon its Flybe Finland joint venture to focus on services out of the UK using its fleet of 48 BombardierQ400 twin turboprops. “T...

Airline Pilots Union: Drones Could be Link in Accident Chain

Aviation accidents often result from a chain of missteps, and the presence of unauthorized small drones in controlled airspace is one potential link that cannot be discounted, said the president of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). With incidents of rogue drone encounters on the rise, the pilots’ union is backing legislation that would give the Federal Aviation Administration more powe...

MEBAA Show Morocco 2015: Showbusiness - Day One

On the first day of the MEBAA Show Morocco - the first business aviation show in Africa, being held at Mohammed V International Airport, Casablanca - our team of journalists, led by our editor-in-chief Alan Peaford, bring you all the latest news from the event.  This inaugural convention and exhibition is MEBAA’s first business aviation show in North Africa and today the Association&...

Much more than a remote possibility…

Remote towers are now operating elsewhere in the world, so how could the concept be applied to the Middle East? Alan Corner, who heads up the Dubai office for aviation consultancy Helios, gives his views. The Middle East is not generally afraid of innovation. We are no longer surprised at the incredible growth and achievements of the aviation sector – the record orders for the world&rsquo...

Royal Jet sees clearer as GCAA approves EVS

Abu Dhabi-based Royal Jet is the first charter operator in the UAE to receive regulatory approval from the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to use enhanced visual system technology in its two recently delivered Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft. The technology has also been given the go-ahead to be fitted in the two new Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) aircraft that are due to arrive green...

Wizz Air Thrives In Hungary

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, celebrated today the handover of the maintenance hangar built by Budapest Airport. The maintenance hangar represents an investment of almost €3 million and will help create over 70 additional jobs for skilled engineers. Wizz Air and Budapest Airport, signed a 15-year lease agreement for the newly built line maintenance h...

Seaborne Announces New Service Between Puerto Rico and Antigua and Barbuda

Seaborne Airlines, the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean, announced that it will introduce non-stop service between the carrier’s hub in San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and Antigua and Barbuda newly inaugurated V.C. Bird International Airport, effective December 13, 2015. The service will represent the only non-stop connection between Puerto Rico and Antigua an...