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Swedish Non-Profit Initiative Refugee Air to Airlift Syrian Refugees to Safety in the EU

A group of Swedish entrepreneurs and humanitarians is tired of witnessing refugees drowning in the Mediterranean and has decided to do something about it. Refugee Air aims to make safe routes into the EU a reality. "We're going to have a first airplane flying refugees to safety before the first snow falls over Stockholm," says Susanne Najafi, co-initiator of Refugee Air....

Lufthansa Flights Return to Normal After Strike

Lufthansa flights returned to normal on Thursday after a two-day strike by pilots locked in conflict with the German airline over cost cuts and pay. "We expect normal flight service without cancellations," a Lufthansa spokeswoman said. A German court ruled on Wednesday the pilots must halt their strike because it was not only over pay and retirement benefits but also over...

British Airways Fire: Jet's Suppression System Didn't Work, Source Says

The British Airways jetliner that caught fire on the Las Vegas airport's tarmac had suppression equipment, but it just didn't work to suppress the flames, a source close to the investigation said Wednesday. Twenty-seven people associated with British Airways Flight 2276 were treated at the Nevada city's Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, spokeswoman Sylvia Song said. All...

Fire at Hefei's Former Airport, No Injuries

Raging flames were reportedly seen over East China's Hefei Luogang Airport on Wednesday afternoon at around 5:00 p.m. It's primarily learned that the waste electric equipment on the runway caught fire, releasing dense smoke over the airport. Fire department has immediately sent five detachments and ten fire fighting trucks to the site, where burnt and burning area occupied an ar...

Air China to Start Beijing-Montreal Non-Stop Service on September 29

Air China (CA) said Wednesday it will launch Beijing-Montreal non-stop service on September 29, which is the world's first transpacific non-stop service linking Asia and Montreal, the second largest city of Canada, and the nation's industrial, commercial and financial center. The to-be-launched Beijing-Montreal service is an important move to solidify its presence on the China-Canada ma...

BA Plane Fire: Pilots Condemn Passengers Who Carried Baggage from Burning Aircraft

After 170 people safely evacuated from a British Airways jet ablaze on the runway in Las Vegas, pilots lambasted passengers who insisted on carrying cabin baggage as they evacuated the plane. A fire broke out in the port engine of the 26-year old Boeing 777-200 on the runway at McCarran airport. BA flight 2276 was departing from the Nevada city to Gatwick with 157 passengers and 13 cr...

Boeing Sees Greatest Demand for Pilots, Technicians in Asia Pacific Region

Boeing reports that over the next 20 years the Asia Pacific region will have the greatest demand for commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians worldwide with approximately 40 percent of the global need - more than North America, Africa and Europe combined. The 2015 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook, an industry forecast of aviation personnel demand, anticipates 22...

Airbus and Boeing August 2015 O&D Roundup

Airbus’ year-to-date order book for commercial aircraft soared to a gross total of 748 as of Aug. 31; Boeing has booked orders for 462. Boeing, however, retains the lead in the total value of its commercial aircraft gross orders year-to-date, with sales of approximately $116.39 billion, compared to Airbus’ year-to-date total of $94.86 billion. Indian low-cost-carrier ...

NBAA Pledges to Respond to NTSB Recommendation from 2014 Gulfstream Accident Investigation

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today said it stands ready to deliver on a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendation directed at the Association as part of the board’s investigation of a fatal runway overrun accident last year. The accident involved a Gulfstream IV that crashed following a rejected takeoff with the gust lock engaged at Hanscom Field (BED) i...

Learjet diversifying, expanding its work

Bombardier Learjet is expanding and diversifying its business. The manufacturer of Learjet business jets, which operates on the west side of Wichita Eisenhower National Airport, has expanded its service center work and has begun offering to produce aircraft parts for other companies. That’s after a rough start to the year at Bombardier Learjet. In January, parent company Bombardier Inc...

4 Hurt When Hangar Collapses at Newark Liberty International Airport

Four workers were hurt when an old cargo hangar collapsed at Newark Liberty International Airport Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. The hangar, which was being prepared for demolition, collapsed at about 2:00 p.m., authorities said. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Joe Pentangelo said two of the four injured workers were seriously hurt, but they are expected...

Lancaster, CA man in custody after pointing laser light at 2 planes

A 27-year-old Lancaster man has been arrested for pointing a laser light at a commercial aircraft, then pointing it at the Los Angeles Sheriff's airplane that came looking for him, endangering both planes, Sheriff's officials said Saturday. The pilot of a commercial aircraft flying over the Antelope Valley on Thursday night informed federal aircraft controllers that someone had aimed a...

Pakistan: First Domestic Drone Strike

Pakistan has claimed that it has carried out its first drone strike by a domestically produced drone on Monday (NYT, BBC). According to a tweet by Maj. Gen. Asim Bajwa, a Pakistani military spokesman, the Burraq drone killed three high-profile militants in Shawal Valley in North Waziristan. This is not the first time that the government has been reported to use a domestic drone but it is the...

AAR signs MOU with KAI to help develop commercial MRO in South Korea

AAR a leader in airframe maintenance and supply chain solutions, and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), the largest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider for military aerospace customers in Korea, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to establish a commercial aircraft MRO facility in South Korea. AAR’s 1MRO Networ...

Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Service Between Los Angeles and Baltimore

Alaska Airlines inaugurates new service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Baltimore today, offering introductory one-way fares of $134.* Customers must purchase their tickets by Sept. 18 and travel by Nov. 18, 2015 to take advantage of the introductory fare. "Our new non-stop Los Angeles-Baltimore service provides our Southern California&n...

Skyward launches the first information management solution for commercial drone operators

Skyward introduced its information management solution, the first designed for commercial drone operators. By providing this critical business infrastructure, Skyward is powering a global aerial robotics network. The cloud-based solution integrates a drone airspace map with flight planning tools and a digital system of record, supported by a team of regulatory and operational experts. "In...

Three Major Parts of C919 Delivered in Jiangxi

COMAC and Jiangxi Hongdu Aviation Industry completed the delivery of the forward fuselage and the mid and aft fuselage sections of C919 (serial number 10102) in Nanchang on Aug. 31-Sep. 2, according a notice released on the official website of the aviation watchdog. It is the first time that three major parts were delivered simultaneously since Hongdu Aviation Industry Group took the role of th...

Collapse Unlikely, but Russian Economy Due for Long Slump

Natalia Orlova, chief of market analytics with Alfa-Bank, believes Russia’s current consumer-spending-based economic model has reached its limits, regardless of the political conflict with the West. Even though the geopolitics matter, she said, the economy works in its own ways, and the overall health of the business aviation sector, worldwide, is deeply affected by its ups and downs. Speaki...

Bell Helicopter Accessories approved for use in Europe

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced today its Aeronautical Accessories brand has received four new approvals from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The products can be applied to multiple Bell Helicopter models including the Bell 407, 212, 412 and 429.  The products include: •    Bell 407, High Frequency (HF) Antenna Kit  • &...

Lufthansa Technik: Dr. Jens Krueger - Head of Corporate Communications & Political Affairs

On 1 October, Dr. Jens Krueger (43) will become Head of the Corporate Communications & Political Affairs at Lufthansa Technik AG in  Hamburg. He succeeds Bernd Habbel, who retired on June 30. The trained journalist who studied economic history previously held a similar position with marine electronics specialists Atlas  Elektronik, the German Aerospace Industries Assoc...

Fly to Croatia with airberlin in summer 2016

airberlin is expanding its route network to include Croatia and will operate four new services to the popular holiday destination next summer. airberlin is therefore responding to the increased demand for holidays on the Croatian Adriatic coast. From mid-May 2016 airberlin will operate weekly flights from Berlin-Tegel and Düsseldorf to Split and Dubrovnik. From late June there will be a se...