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Oman Air Inflight Services awarded ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certificate

Oman Air Inflight Services has been awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certificate by Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS and has been recognised by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). Inflight services join a number of business units already holding ISO certification, including Supply Chain management and Oman Air’s First and Business Class...

Vietnam Airlines welcomes Boeing Dreamliner to London Heathrow route

Vietnam Airlines has welcomed the inaugural arrival into Heathrow of its first new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The UK hub becomes the first international destination on Vietnam Airlines’ network to be served by the new aircraft. After touching down at 09:18 this morning, aircraft VN-A861 was officially welcomed by Nguyen Van Thao, Vietnamese ambassador to the UK. Also on hand were Le T...

Air Alliance named as new Pilatus PC-6 sales and service centre for Germany

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd has appointed Air Alliance GmbH as Authorized Pilatus Sales and Service Centre for the PC-6. Air Alliance GmbH will be responsible for all future sales and maintenance activities in connection with the legendary Pilatus Porter PC-6 in Germany and Austria. Pilatus has opted to reinforce its business relationship with Air Alliance GmbH at Siegerland Airport in Germany. Alr...

Boeing and Emirates celebrate airline's 150th 777 delivery

Boeing and Emirates Airline today celebrated the simultaneous delivery of three 777s – two 777-300ERs and one 777 Freighter – marking the entry of the 150th 777 into Emirates' fleet.   The delivery marks the first time in 15 years that Boeing has delivered three 777s at one time to a single customer.  Emirates is the world's largest operator of the 777 and al...

IAM opposes Delta on issues that harm U.S. aviation jobs

The Machinists Union (IAM) continues to oppose Delta on key issues that affect jobs at U.S. airlines. This week the IAM issued a call to action for its 600,000 members to support a full reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The Machinists union claims the Bank’s loan guarantees “...create U.S. jobs by helping foreign companies buy American-made products, like ...

Boeing, Jet2.com finalize order for 27 next generation 737-800s

Boeing and UK Leisure Airline Jet2.com have finalized an order for 27 Next Generation 737-800s, valued at approximately $2.6 billion at current list prices. Jet2.com currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of nearly 60 aircraft; however, this is the organization's first direct Boeing order. The aircraft will be used to take the company's package holiday and flight only customers...

Passenger number rise 29.6% at Dubai International in July 2015

Dubai Airports today announced that 6.68 million passengers passed through Dubai International in July up 29.6 per cent from the same month last year when traffic numbers were affected by a runway refurbishment programme. Passenger numbers in July totalled to 6,682,676 compared to the 5,155,771 handled in July 2014 when the airport was reduced to one runway while a billion dollar refurbishment...

AviationCV.com launches a mobile version of its aviation job platform

AviationCV.com, a comprehensive HR services provider engaged in the business of aviation personnel selection,training and post-delivery support, is delighted to announce the launch of the mobile version of its aviation job search platform. Multiple airlines, MRO providers and other industry players who have already grown to appreciate online access to a wide variety of potentia...

EUROCONTROL hits five year record for daily aircraft movements

12-Aug-2015 For the first time in Europe in the last five years, our average daily traffic was over 31,000 flights/day. Compared with July 2014, there was a 2.1% increase in flights – in line with the baseline forecast. Traffic avoiding Ukraine distorted flows, making more work for air traffic control centres in Budapest,Bratislava an...

Ryanair Refines Crew's Blue-Collar Look to Boost Business Appeal

Ryanair Holdings Plc unveiled a new range of flight-attendant uniforms that Europe's biggest discount carrier says will bring a subtler look to its aircraft cabins as part of a push to lure up-market travelers. The uniforms are in a toned-down "royal blue" a shade or two less garish than the "Chelsea blue" previously sported by crew, Chief Marketing Officer Ken...

Kenya Airways Gets US$240 Million in Loans from Government, Afreximbank

Kenya has provided a 4.2 billion shilling (US$40 million) loan to loss-making Kenya Airways , the country's finance minister said, while African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has approved a US$200 million bridging loan for the airline. The money is needed to support Kenya's national carrier, which has not made a profit in three years because the country's tourism industry ha...

Philippine Airlines Says to Shed 117 Jobs in Non-Core Services

Philippine Airlines Inc (PAL) said on Thursday it is laying off 117 domestic ground crew, or about 2 percent of its total staff strength, in November to focus on its core operations for sustaining profitability. "PAL will disengage from non-core services such as our ground-handling activities in domestic stations which can be turned over to qualified third-party service providers...

Air Cargo Volumes Drop as China's Economy Stumbles

Airports from Seattle to Amsterdam are reporting a fall-off in cargo traffic to and from Asia, in what transportation executives and analysts say is a worrying sign for the health of global trade. The data, released in recent days by individual airport authorities, brought to an end a months-long stretch of rapid growth in air freight volumes across the U.S. and Europe. The abrupt reversal...

Tupolev: configuration of Tu-160M2 bomber will be defined by the year-end

Configuration of the new version of Tu-160 strategic bomber will be defined by the end of 2015, Tupolev Company CEO Nikolai Savitskikh told RIA Novosti at MAKS-2015 international airshow. This spring Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu ordered to resume the production of Tu-160 aircraft. According to the Ministry of Defense, Tu-160M2 will be a brand-new aircraft fitted with new equipment....

Israel and Russia started development of two AWACS aircraft for India

Israel and Russia started development of two AWACS aircraft for India, IzRus reports with reference to Voenny Vestnik.  This refers to a joint project designated “Falcon”: early warning radar systems developed by Elta will be installed on Il-76 aircraft manufactured by Ilyushin Company.  In 2004 India signed a contract for delivery of three aircraft of the type; the veh...

Eurowings Austria applies for widebody, ETOPS certification

Eurowings (EW, Dusseldorf) has requested B767 and B777 operational permits as well as ETOPS authorization for its nascent Austrian subsidiary according to a report by Austrian Aviation Net. The carrier, founded as Eurowings Europe GmbH, is currently undergoing certification with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) and expects to launch operation...

College Senior Develops FBO Fuel-order Software

There’s an old joke about being sure to hire someone who’s young, while he still knows everything. But here, the laughs might be on those who dismiss this college senior who says he has a better idea. John Hill went to work as a janitor at a local FBO at Leesburg (Va.) Executive Airport while still in high school four years ago. In the time since then, he’s clim...

Russian airlines carry 52.5 million passengers in 1H

Russian airlines carried 52.5 million passengers in the 2015 first half, the same number compared to the year-ago period. In July, passenger numbers grew 2.8%, continuing a trend of May and June. First-half International traffic was down 13.8% year-over-year (YOY) to 23.257 million, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia. Domestic traffic grew 14.6%...

France's Atlas Atlantique Airlines to open Paris Vatry base

Atlas Atlantique Airlines (L5, Nantes) is planning to open its first Paris base at Paris Vatry ahead of plans to commence scheduled flights to Algeria and Morocco this autumn. As previously reported, the carrier, formerly known as Atlantique Air Assistance (TLB, Nantes), will lease an A320-200 for flights to Algier (3x weekly), Oran (7x wee...

Australia’s carriers improve punctuality in 2014/15

Australia’s major carriers posted significant improvements in punctuality during the 12 months to June 2015, figures show. The overall figures from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) showed 86.5 per cent of domestic flights arrived on time in 2014/15, while 85.1 per cent of flight arrived at the gate on time. The equivalent figures for 2013/14 were 8...

Townsville Airport welcomes arrival of Jetstar’s Bali service

Townsville Airport’s ARFF service has given the arrival of Jetstar flight JQ101 with a traditional ‘monitor cross’ salute. The Jetstar flight, operated by Airbus A320 VH-XSJ, arrived at Townsville Airport from Bali a little before 0930 local time on Thursday. The arrival was Jetstar’s inaugural international service from Bali to the North Queensland city. The...