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Airbus A330-200 with increased range receives EASA certification

The new 242 tonne A330-200 that can fly up to 15 hours non-stop has received European Aviation Safety Agency certification. This certification is for the new 242 tonne Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) version, and it is predicted that certification from the US authorities will follow shortly. The 242 tonne A330-300 was launched in 2012, and the heavier varient is the platform for the A330neo....

Oman Airports' welcomes private Syrian airline Cham Wings

Oman Airports has welcomed Cham Wings airlines to Muscat International Airport. The airline will operate two direct weekly services between Damascus and Muscat/Muscat to Damascus. The first flight was operated on Tuesday the 3rd of September, 2015 at 4:00 PM- (Muscat time); making it Oman Airports’ 63rd destination worldwide reaching up to 31 countries. Oman Airports celebrated the first...

New Oman Air Rahal multi-segment ticket option launched

Oman Air has launched a brand-new multi-segment ticket option, named Oman Air Rahal. The product offers up to 30 per cent savings on multiple Business Class or Economy Class flights between the Omani capital of Muscat and destinations across the GCC, as well as Tehran.  Destinations covered by Oman Air Rahal include Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat, Riyadh and Teh...

Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week to take place in March 2016

Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week (ADAAW) is set to run from March 6 to 12, 2016. The event will run concurrently in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain converging six trade, defence, entertainment, and sports components under its umbrella. Set to become a biennial fixture in Abu Dhabi’s calendar of events, ADAAW is anticipated to attract a constellation of decision makers and international experts...

Pascal Jallier to be new Vice President of Sabena VIP completion programmes

Sabena technics has announced the appointment of Pascal Jallier as the new Vice President of their VIP completion programmes. Jallier will be responsible for all VIP completion programmes from the completion centre in Bordeaux.   Philippe Rochet, Sabena’s Chief Operating Officer, said: "With his excellent record in the completions business and his commitment to customer...

Airbus Defence and Space provides Tetra network to Sharjah International Airport

Airbus Defence and Space will equip Sharjah International Airport with a modern Tetra (terrestrial trunked radio) communications network. The contract has been awarded to the local company Nedaa, which provides telecommunication services to specialised governmental, semi-governmental and private institutions in the region. The new network will include several Tetra base stations (TB3) and 400 T...

Bombardier New Appointments

Today, Bombardier Inc. announced the appointment of Nico Buchholz as Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). In this new position, Mr. Buchholz will lead the Corporation’s supply chain activities and closely manage relations with suppliers across the global value chain. With his team, he will ensure that goods and services purchased by Bombardier’s four business segm...

Atlas Air Worldwide Expands CMI Service with DHL Express

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAWW) today announced that its Atlas Air, Inc. unit will operate two Boeing 767 aircraft leased to DHL Express by the company’s dry leasing entity, Titan Aviation. Atlas Air will operate the aircraft through its sister company, Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., linking the flights with Polar’s existing services for DHL ...

WestJet launches service to Houston

 WestJet today launches new non-stop service between Calgary and Houston six times a week.The inaugural flight leaves Calgary International Airport at 10:25 a.m. MDT. “As the two largest oil cities in North America, Calgary Houston is the most-requested route from our corporate travel clients in Western Canada,” said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, A...

Brussels Airlines doubles flight frequency to Monrovia and Freetown

With today’s flight SN243, Brussels Airlines’ new schedule for flights to Monrovia and Freetown commences. Henceforth, the airline operates flights to both countries on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. With the increased flight frequencies, Brussels but also other Brussels Airlines destinations (in the US, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Scandinavia) are now even...

Jazeera Airways reports July 2015 Operational Performance: 36% Growth in flown passengers

July 2015 highlights: ● Levant and Istanbul routes: 38% increase in flown passengers from July 2014 ● Egypt routes: 26% increase in flown passengers from July 2014 ● Gulf routes: 48% increase in flown passengers from July 2014 Freedom Town, Kuwait, September 8, 2015: Jazeera Airways today released its Operational Performance Report for the month of July 2015, which showed a 36% increase in t...

GE Aviation fired up on CMCs

Ceramic matrix composites (CMC) are a critical pathway on GE Aviation’s technology roadmap, and recent tests on a GEnx demonstrator engine with GE9X CMC components in the combustor and turbine yielded impressive results for the ultra-lightweight, heat-resistant material. The use of CMCs in the hot section of GE jet engines is a breakthrough for the jet propulsion industry. The d...

New International Training Center Will Respond to Global Pilot Demand

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is meeting the increasing global demand for C-130J military and LM-100J commercial flight training with a new International Training Center (ITC) to be located at the corporation's Marietta, Georgia, Aeronautics facility. Featuring academic classroom space and simulator facilities to support the full spectrum of aircrew training...

Russell Wilson Extends Partnership with Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines and Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson today announced that Wilson has extended his exclusive, multi-year partnership as the airline's Chief Football Officer. The airline is also debuting three brand-new television commercials starring Wilson, that air for the first time during Sunday's game. "Russell Wilson and Alaska Airlines go together l...

A masterpiece by Hans Erni in St.Petersburg

A masterpiece by Hans Erni flew to the northern capital - PC-12 NG presented in "Pulkovo-3" Nesterov Aviation (authorized center of the Swiss aircraft manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft Sales turboprop PC-12 in Russia) began a demonstration tour of the popular turboprop Pilatus PC-12NG in Russian cities. The first stop of the aircraft - the "Pulkovo - 3" airpo...

FBO RIGA Business Aviation Center at Riga International Airport - Opening NOW!

FBO RIGA to increase the number of aircraft handled by 35% with the launch of a new business aviation center With the launch of a new state-of-art FBO RIGA Business Aviation Center at Riga International Airport the number of aircraft handled by the company is planned to increase by 35%, said Roman Starkov, co-owner of FBO Riga. A new state-of-art FBO RIGA Business Aviation Center opened at R...

Small Planet Airlines and Sky Angkor to cooperate in Cambodia

In accordance with an agreement made between Small Planet Airlines and Sky Angkor, the two airlines will cooperate flying tourists to Siem Reap in Cambodia from Chinese and South Korean cities for at least five years. Cooperation should help both airlines to decrease seasonality of activities. 'After the summer season ends, the extent of activities in Europe shrinks – the nu...

Union wars: Lufthansa strikes are back

Special timetable now available online – travellers proactively informed – 84 of 1,500 planned Tuesday flights cancelled – 90 intercontinental passenger services and all cargo flights to operate thanks to volunteer pilot. Lufthansa has published a special timetable for its services tomorrow Tuesday 8 September. The action has been taken following a call by the Vereinigung Cock...

China Eastern to Launch Shanghai-Colombo Service in Sep.

China Eastern Airlines (MU) is set to launch a nonstop service linking Shanghai with Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka on September 21, 2015, to provide more convenient choices for travelers. The Shanghai-based carrier will operate the new international service four times weekly (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday), using Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The outbound flight MU231 is sched...

Finnair to Fly First A350 XWB to Shanghai Next Month

Finnair (AY) will operate its first Airbus A350 XWB aircraft on Helsinki-Shanghai service from October 25 as it is due to take delivery of the newest wide-body aircraft next month and becomes the first European carrier to operate the aircraft. Shanghai will be the European carrier's first long-haul destination to be served with the A350 XWB aircraft, with a daily A350 XWB service...

Swiss Tourist "Indecently Assaulted 3 Cathay Pacific Cabin Crew" on Hong Kong-Bound Flight

A Swiss tourist suspected of indecently assaulting three Cathay Pacific flight attendants on board a Hong Kong-bound flight was arrested when he landed in the city today, police said. The man, 45, who was flying economy class, was accused of indecently assaulting the three women aged from 25 to 29 on separate occasions on a flight from Zurich this morning. Hong Kong police were alerted short...