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Jeppesen And Virgin Australia Announce Crew Operations Agreement

Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, will provide Virgin Australia with its Crew Tracking solution through a new service agreement. The Jeppesen crew management tool will help the airline monitor and resolve changes or disruptions to set crew schedules. Virgin Australia General Manager, Operations Planning, Shane Lord said: "Efficient crew management is a key...

Onboard Fight Delays Air China Flight for Six Hours

Yesterday's Air China flight CA4121 from Jiuzhaigou to Beijing was delayed for nearly six hours because of a fight onboard, according to a source familiar with the matter by Weibo user @Everviva. A passenger onboard somehow had a flight with the flight attendant. Pilot in command refused to take off and let the passenger down the aircraft. Detailed information are still unknown but the furi...

Tianjin Airport to Own 20 City Terminals by Year-End

Tianjin Binhai International Airport (TSN), which now has 13 city terminals in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, is planning to expand the number to 20 by the end of 2015. With Terminal 2 coming into service in August 2014, Tianjin airport has entered a brand new stage of development, and its soft power and brand effect have improved significantly. Meanwhile, it took the first step i...

Gulfstream delivers a G280 to Taiwan

Gulfstream has delivered a G280 to a Taiwanese customer for the first time. 280 MSN 2073 / B-66666 arrived in Taiwan on August 30, having completed its delivery flight from Gulfstream’s Savannah manufacturing facility. The aircraft flew to Anchorage, and then onto Sendai Japan. Following a nightstop at Sendai, the aircraft flew on to Taipei. The Gulfstream G280 will be privately ope...

Afghan airfields built for war seen as economic hubs

It is a striking vision for a country torn to pieces by war and jihadi insurrection: a series of airports, built by NATO to fight the Taliban, are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil aviation upgrade that optimists hope will fuel not only regional trade but even tourism. The eight airfields, worth an estimated $2 billion, are scattered around a landlocked and mountainous land...

FlySafair: R1 sale set '°"new domestic aviation record"

Cape Town - FlySafair has taken the optimistic, highroad approach to its R1.00 birthday sale crash, apologising to customers for the manner in which its servers crashed within hours of its launch. In celebration of its first year in business, the low-cost carrier released 30 000 tickets for just R1.00 each on 25 August, including airport taxes, for travel on any of its routes between...

Profits up, traffic down at NORWAY'S AIRPORTS

Norwegian airport operator, Avinor, has reported an upturn in income and profits for the first half of 2015 despite a decrease in traffic. Avinor's operating income for the first half of the year was NOK5,117 million compared with NOK5,101 million for the corresponding period last year.  During the first six months of the year, the Group had a profit after tax of NOK566 million agai...

Jetstar's Kiwi Arm Poised for Capacity War Against Air New Zealand

Jetstar New Zealand will boost its overall capacity in the New Zealand domestic market by 8 percent as it launches five new regional routes with turboprops in direct competition with the national carrier, Air New Zealand. The NZ budget arm of Qantas Airways, which first flagged its entry into the regional market in June, on Monday unveiled promotional fares on five regional routes from as low a...

Malaysia Airlines Gets Green Light to Take Off with New Name

From September 1, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will take on a new moniker as the beleaguered national carrier restructures into a new company and undergoes a major rebranding to shake off the taint of recent disasters. Having fulfilled the requirements to receive the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) in Malaysia, MAS was given the thumbs up to opera...

Cat Dispute on Flight Escalates to F-16 Scramble, Emergency Landing

A Condor Airlines flight bound for Frankfurt, Germany from Las Vegas came to a premature end Friday night with an emergency landing in Denver while accompanied by two fighter jets. A dispute between a passenger and crew over a cat had turned violent, with the aggressor making terroristic threats, the Daily Mail reported. The trouble started when a woman boarded the Boeing 767 with a c...

Nok Air Hits Bird, Makes Emergency Landing

Nok Air Flight DD7805, travelling from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Don Mueang with more than 200 passengers and crew on board, made an emergency landing at Surat Thani airport on Sunday morning after hitting a large bird, Thairath Online reported. The aircraft departed from Nakhon Si Thammarat airport at 7:40 a.m. About 20 minutes after departure, the captain of the flight announced tha...

Sichuan Airlines to Reschedule Flights to Jeju Next Month

China's largest all-Airbus fleet operator Sichuan Airlines (3U) is set to reschedule services to South Korea's Jeju from September. Starting Sep. 14, Sichuan Airlines is scheduled to launch the thrice-weekly Chongqing-Jeju service on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, using an Airbus A321 aircraft. The Jeju-bound flight 3U8269 is scheduled to take off from Chongqing at 5:35 p.m...

Japan Airlines Nonstop Service to Dallas/Fort Worth Returns to Further Strenghten Pacific Joint Busi

Japan Airlines (JAL) today will expand its trans-Pacific network with return-to-service between Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) starting November 30, 2015. Fellow oneworld alliance member and Pacific Joint Business partner American Airlines will add its code to the route. JAL's NRT-DFW service will operate with the state-of-the-art Boeing 787-8 fitted with the airline&...

Guilin Airport Resumes Flights to South Korea As MERS Wanes

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (KWL) has gradually resumed services toward South Korea with the effective control of MERS break, to meet travelers' tourism tide in August. China Eastern Airlines (MU) has resumed its twice-weekly Guilin-Seoul service earlier this month. The Seoul-bound flight MU2015 is scheduled to take off from Guilin at 0:40 a.m. and land in Se...

Russia to Set Up Own Airline Ticket Booking System

Russia is developing its own booking system for airlinetickets, as foreign online booking companies could leave the Russian market due to a new personal data law, Russian government daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported Friday. Russia's personal data protection law comes into force on Sep. 1, and requires that all personal data collected on Russian citizens be stored on servers located on...

COMAC to Deliver First ARJ21 to Chengdu Airlines in November

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) is working toward an internal target to deliver its first ARJ21-700 regional jet to the launch customer Chengdu Airlines (EU) on November 28, 2015, China National Radio reported. ARJ21, short for Advanced Regional Jet for the 21st Century, is equipped with 78 seats in a two-class configuration (including eight first class seats) a...

Taiwan CAA to Allow Passenger Cellphone Use During Takeoff and Landing

As of tomorrow, Taiwan-based airlines are to begin implementing new rules on the in-flight use of portable electronic devices, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said. The agency has amended the Regulations Restricting Use of Different Kinds of Communication Devices or Other Appliances Disrupting Flight to allow passengers to use cellphones or smartphones during take-off or any other ti...

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Said to Seek US$500 Million for Fleet Expansion

Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi state-owned carrier, is seeking to raise as much as US$500 million for fleet expansion, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. The fundraising may include financing from export credit agencies, operating leases and bank loans for five aeroplanes, the people said, asking not to be identified as talks are private. Several groups of local and inter...

With Eye on Future Asia Flights, Las Vegas Airport to Grow

Las Vegas plans to double the number of international gates at McCarran International Airport with the expectation that foreign travel to the destination will climb as officials seek out prized direct flights, particularly with Asia. McCarran International Airport director Rosemary Vassiliadis said that construction to convert part of an existing link between its D concourse and one o...

Asian stocks set for worst monthly drop in three years on global rout

Asian shares fell on Monday and looked set for their worst monthly performance in three years after top Federal Reserve officials kept the door open for an interest rate hike in September and Chinese stock markets took a fresh tumble. Global markets are bracing for Chinese data on Tuesday which is expected to show the world's second-largest economy is continuing to lose momentum. A Reute...

Boeing uses its clout to control supplier consolidation

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $37 billion deal for aerospace supplier Precision Castparts Corp is encouraging investors to consolidate the fragmented aircraft components industry, even as Boeing Co uses its clout as the world's biggest plane maker to put a check on some deals. Berkshire chief Warren Buffett isn't alone in seeing potential for profits from rising demand for commercia...