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Etihad Airways deploys SAP solutions

Etihad Airways is deploying SAP's state-of-the-art, cloud-based solutions across its human resources, finance and procurement and supply management functions. The technology transformation will enable Etihad Airways to redesign its vital back-office processes entirely, standardise across its subsidiaries and partner airline Air Seychelles, and scale up to support its continued growth. ...

Thai LCC to Buy 20 ARJ21-700s: Source

Thai low-cost carrier (LCC) City Airways will place an order for 20 COMAC ARJ21-700 aircraft at the China 2015 Aviation Expo on September 16, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday. This will be the largest order for the ARJ21-700 aircraft from an overseas customer, the source said. In August 2014, City Airways was grounded by Thailand's Department of C...

Chengdu to Establish Asia's Largest Aircraft Engine Maintenance Base

Sichuan International Aero Engine Maintenance Company will be set up in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, which will be Asia's largest aircraft engine maintenance base after completion of the project.  According to the project plan, the first phase of the project is expected to complete by the end of 2016, when the base will be capable of handling the maintenance work of three...

Drone Hobbyists Find Flaws in "Close Call" Reports to FAA from Other Aircraft

Hobbyists who scrutinized reports to the FAA of alleged close calls with drones found that pilots reported near misses in only a small fraction of the cases, according to a study obtained by USA TODAY. The study found that of the 764 close-call incidents between drones and other aircraft, only 27 were actually described by pilots as a "near miss." Pilots reported taking evasive act...

Pilots Conduct Largest Picket in History of Buffett's NetJets

Any lingering doubts about the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots' (NJASAP) commitment to securing a contract that recognizes the world-class safety, security and service they provide to NetJets customers were put to rest Thursday. Approximately 800 pilots and members of their families gathered at seven picket sites across the country to send a message: Wages that barely keep pace w...

Nippon scraps Boeing freighter order

Boeing says Nippon Cargo Airlines has scrapped orders for four Boeing 747 Freighters valued at around $1.5 billion. Nippon Cargo still has two of the aircraft on order after taking delivery of eight 747-8 freighters since July 2012, according to Boeing’s website. The cancellation comes as the air cargo market struggled to gain...

The Airport Safety and Security Conference will occur during Dubai Airshow

Dubai Airshow has announced that the Airport Safety and Security Conference will be happening during the airshow in November. The conference, organised by Fleming Gulf, will discuss the security aspects of the airport industry and how big data and integration markets are leading to upgrades and new investments in the airport security market.   “Passenger numbers in the region c...

A successful debut in Russia. Legacy 500 gaining Russian orders

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has demonstrated duringin Jet Expo 2015 just three of its models - Legacy 650, Phenom 300 and Legacy 500. Exactly Legacy 500 got special attention of visitors. Debut of Legacy 500 was really successful. "We launched theLegacy 500 certification process in Russia and are looking forward to pass the first aircraft with the Ru...

Qatar Airways named Best Middle Eastern/African Airline at Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards

Qatar Airways has once again been named the Best Middle Eastern / African Airline at the 2015 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards held in Hong Kong on 9 September, 2015. Above: Marwan Koleilat receiving the Best Middle Eastern Airline award at the Business traveller Asia-Pacific 2015 Awards. This is the sixth consecutive year the Gulf carrier has received this accolade in recogni...

Jade Cargo to Auction Three Boeing 747-400Fs on Oct. 26

Jade Cargo International will auction three Boeing 747-400 freighters at a starting price of 1.32 billion yuan each on Oct. 26, according to an announcement by Shenzhen Jiajintai Auction Co., Ltd. on Sep. 9. The auction will take place at Action Hall of Shenzhen Auction Co., Ltd., on the 7th floor of Yinli Building, No. 1, Road Hongli, Futian District, Shenzhen. Jade Cargo wil...

Two Passenger Jets Collide at Los Angeles Airport

All passengers are believed to have escaped injury after two passenger planes reportedly collided at Los Angeles International Airport. The incident occurred on a runway at LAX at 7:51 p.m. local time (12.51pm AEST) when the arriving United Airlines Flight 1199 "bumped" the departing Alaska Airlines Flight 543, CBS LA reports. The United service was reportedly arriving at Gate 73 a...

Creative and stylish

Last week during International Business Aviation Exhibition Jet Expo 2015 NIKA GROUP surprized public by dedication to business aviation.  Companies operating in the business aviation field have now a unique opportunity to really surprise VVIP partners. NIKA GROUP produces watches and accessories made of precious metals (gold 585, silver 925), inlaid with precious, semi-precio...

Flights to Feature Rare Supermoon

As Mid-Autumn Festival approaches -- this year celebrated on Sep. 27 -- bookings for moon-viewing flights have soared, according to a travel service provider. Moon-viewing flights are flights that depart between 6:00 p.m. and 0:00 a.m. from Sep. 26-28. During the journey, tourists can enjoy the moonlight. This year is expected to be special, as during the three-day festival both a supermoo...

Panic Trumps Protocol in British Airways Fire in Las Vegas

Among the images to emerge from the September 8 fire that severely damaged a British Airways Boeing 777-200ER at Las Vegas’s McCarran International Airport was one of evacuated passengers walking away from the blazing aircraft, toting their carry-on luggage. And not just handbags or briefcases; several men could be seen wheeling away full-sized carry-on cases. The problems invol...

Credit Suisse plans to sell U.S. private bank: newspaper

Credit Suisse Group  intends to sell its U.S. private bank and slash its prime brokerage business under a strategy being developed by new Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam, Swiss newspaper Schweiz am Sonntag reported on Sunday. Results will be presented to the bank's board in early October of a strategic review announced in July, earlier than first envisaged to give markets time to absorb...

Taipei Taoyuan to Have Fourth Terminal

Taoyuan International Airport Corp is planning to build a smaller terminal prior to the construction of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport's Terminal Three to cope with a rapid increase in the number of passengers arriving in the nation. The airport's Terminal One and Terminal Two have a combined capacity of 32 million passengers per year. However, the airport's passenge...

Dead Stowaway Found In Cargo Plane In Amsterdam

The body of a dead stowaway was found on Saturday in the landing gear of a cargo plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. Border police spokesman Dennis Muller said the flight had arrived from Africa, but declined to provide more details about the origin or airline due to an ongoing investigation into the death. He also gave no details about the stowaway. The discovery came as Europe strug...

Airbus offers sneak-peek inside Alabama A320 factory

Airbus opened the $600 million final assembly and delivery center for the A320 aircraft family in Mobile, Alabama, to the international press for the first time on 13 September. Although videos and photos are forbidden to be released until a public grand opening scheduled early on 14 September, a 90-minute tour revealed an almost exact copy of the company’s 'Hangar 9' final a...

"Antique Water" Served on Aircraft, Expired in 2007?

A passenger from Chongqing reportedly claimed she drank "antique water" that expired in 2007 served on AirAsia (AK) flight from Thailand back to Chongqing last Sunday, Aerotropolis Daily reported yesterday. The female passenger made her first journey abroad and was offered a bottle of Aura-branded mineral water on her way back by traveling through AirAsia flight. Yet words "EXP.2...

Burst Water Main Throws Melbourne Airport into Chaos

Melbourne Airport is returning to normal after a chaotic morning with a burst water main. Toilets were close to overflowing, and passengers have been denied their morning coffees. Passenger Jane Elliott said the toilets were filling up because people kept using them despite there not being any water. She said people started being turned away from them about 8:00 a.m. "I...

Silk Way Airlines to Increase Flight Frequency to Zhengzhou

Henan Airport Group Co., Ltd., the operator of Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (CGO), Friday signed an agreement with Azerbaijan cargo airline Silk Way Airlines (ZP) to strengthen their cooperation in air transport. According to the agreement, the Baku-based carrier will increase the frequency of Zhengzhou-Baku-Hahn cargo flight to more than six flights a week from the current one flig...