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Learning to fly in bad weather

Garmin has started a Weather Radar Operations eLearning Course through the flyGarmin website. The course introduces pilots to basic and intermediate weather radar operations and goes beyond the pilot’s guide, ensuring pilots utilize the benefits provided by on-board weather radar. In addition to operational practices, this course will also cover radar interpretation and analytical...

Jars of Explosive Acid Shut Down Road Near Bellingham Airport

 Two jars of an explosive acid shut down a stretch of road Thursday afternoon, Sept. 3, near the Bellingham International Airport. Staff from Northwest Indian College brought about two quarts of picric acid -- about the size of large spaghetti sauce jars -- to the county's toxic waste disposal facility, 3505 Airport Drive, after the acid dried out and needed to be thrown away, said Lt....

Turbomeca Delivered First Production Arrius 2R to Bell Helicopter

Turbomeca (Safran) delivered the first production Arrius 2R engine to Bell Helicopter in August 2015, on schedule. Selected to power the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, the Arrius 2R is the only turbine in the 500 shp range to feature a dual-channel FADEC. With seven million flight hours already logged by Arrius variants, the 2R will also offer an unmatched level of maturity at entry-into-service. The h...

Etihad Airways becomes founding member of UAE business council in India

Etihad Airways has been announced as one of the founding members of the UAE Business Council in India, formed under the able leadership of Saed Mohammed Saed Al Muhairi, charge de affairs, Embassy of UAE. James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ president and chief executive officer, said: “India is a crucial market not only for Etihad Airways but the UAE itself and therefore we welcomed the op...

Aeroflot agrees to lead Transaero restructuring

Russia’s Aeroflot has agreed to be involved in the restructuring of Transaero Airlines, Aeroflot said in a statement. The board decision comes three days after it agreed to acquire 75% plus one share of Transaero for RUB1 (1.53 US cents). In making the decision, Aeroflot said it “took into account the factor of high social tension in the airline market.” The board re...

China United Airlines, pilots sanctioned over fight in cockpit

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has penalized both China United Airlines and two pilots who reportedly started a fight in the cockpit. The CAAC has imposed a 10% reduction on the airline’s existing route time, and in addition has restricted it from opening up any new flight routings, either scheduled or charter. The regulatory agency also banned the two pilots from flyin...

Juneyao Airlines nearly triples net profit in 1H

Juneyao Airlines reported a 2015 first-half net profit of CNY517.7 million ($84.5 million, nearly tripled from a net income of CNY195.3 million in the year-ago period. First-half operating revenue jumped 20.4% to CNY3.84 billion against a 5.53% increase in operating expenses to CNY2.78 billion. Juneyao’s operating revenue on international routes climbed 112.7% to CNY649.08 million....

Lufthansa CEO Sees Opportunities In Iran

Lufthansa is excited by the possibilities offered by the opening up of Iran, especially for its maintenance and catering divisions, the airline group's chief executive said. Carsten Spohr said he would be travelling to Iran shortly and that talks with partners had intensified. "I think there's a high interest for Lufthansa Technik and catering services, but also for additional d...

Swissport wins cargo handling for Oman Air in Europe

Swissport International has gained Oman Air as a new customer in Europe. The two companies have signed a multi-station agreement for full cargo handling services at Heathrow Airport, Munich Airport, Frankfurt Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Swissport says the new agreement underlines it ability to provide standardised services across a multi-station envi...

Airbus orders reach 754 jets after August surge

European planemaker Airbus (AIR.PA) said on Friday that it won 754 orders in the first eight months of the year, boosted by an order surge last month that included one worth $26.55 billion at list prices from Indian carrier IndiGo. In addition to the order for 250 Airbus A320neo jets from India's biggest airline by market share, the planemaker sold 40 A320-family planes to an undisclosed cu...

Air France May Cut Long-Haul If Pilots Resist Changes

Air France is threatening to cut 10 percent of its long-haul network by 2017 unless pilots accept cost-cutting changes to their work conditions. The airline has a target to make 80 percent of its long-haul routes profitable, up from only half currently. The cuts to the network could involve at least 10 aircraft, union sources told Reuters after a meeting with managers who did not say how man...

European holidaymakers and long-haul traffic boost Norwegian’s traffic figures for August

Passenger growth and solid load factors characterize Norwegian’s traffic figures in August. More than 2.5 million customers flew with the airline this month and the load factor was close to 90 percent. Increased long-haul traffic and holidaymakers in the UK and Europe contributed to the positive traffic figures. Norwegian carried 2,566,179 passengers in August, an increase of 9 percent co...

Austrian Airlines: Flight Service to Bari as of May 2016

  Thursday flights to Bari starting May 26, 2016 · 95 Austrian Airlines flights to Italy every week · Departures from Vienna to Bari with a stopover in Lamezia Terme · Austrian Airlines further expands its network of tourist destinations and remains market leader for Italy Austrian Airlines is expanding its flight service to Italy, and will operate one flight per we...

EIB confirms GBP 280 million support for Rolls-Royce during visit to Derby

The European Investment Bank (EIB), has officially agreed to support the research and development of Rolls-Royce aero engines through a GBP 280 million long-term loan. This loan is the largest ever given by Europe’s long-term lending institution to Rolls-Royce for investment in research and development. The EIB-backed loan supports the development of the higher thrust version...

Inovent Capital and Canada Jetlines Reach Settlement

Inovent Capital Inc. (TSXV: IVQ.P) (“Inovent”) and Canada Jetlines Ltd. (“Jetlines”) are pleased to announce a settlement of the outstanding litigation between them, first disclosed by Inovent in its news release of March 12, 2015. Under the terms of the settlement, Jetlines has paid Inovent $25,000 and is required to pay a further $80,000 by September 30, 2015. In...

Agency orders SkyGreece to prove it is applying its tariff and respecting passengers' rights

Following SkyGreece’s recent suspension of its operations, many complaints have been filed with the Canadian Transportation Agency. These cases are being handled through established dispute resolution processes. Given the urgency of the situation, however, the Agency is taking additional steps to ensure that the carrier meets its legal obligations to the travelling public. In a decisio...

Ryanair’s CEO on Trans-Atlantic Service, In-Flight Wi-Fi and Unbundling

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary addressed the press in Copenhagen yesterday to announce 15 new routes to Europe out of the Danish capital, despite the airline’s ongoing dispute with Danish labor unions, which forced Ryanair to close its bases in at Copenhagen and Billund airports. Skift met with O’Leary in Copenhagen to discuss the airline’s evolution as...

SkyGreece Airlines to file for bankruptcy protection and reorganization

SkyGreece Airlines (Athens) was a short-lived airline with interests in both Greece and Canada. The airline started operations on June 22, 2014 and abruptly ended all operations last month stranding passengers, especially in Canada. The company has issued this statement about its intention to file for bankruptcy protection in Canada: SkyGreece Airlines, S.A. on September 3 announced th...

Man Accused of Pointing Laser at Sheriff's Helicopter

A 55-year-old north Florida man is accused of shining a laser light into the cockpit of a Marion County Sheriff's helicopter. Deputies arrested Mark Allen Geoghagan on Wednesday, hours after they say he pointed the light at the helicopter. It's unclear whether he has an attorney. The Ocala Star-Banner reports the pilot and tactical flight officer were assisting deputies with a suspic...

Penhaligon takes to the skies with British Airways

London perfumer Penhaligon’s will be filling the air with fragrance, as it takes to the skies with British Airways on the airline’s most exclusive jet to New York for a month. British Airways customers flying on the luxury 32-seat jet between London City and New York will receive a complimentary full size bottle of Penhaligon’s unisex perfume in a gift bag, and the cabin crew...

FedEx donates equipment to children’s charity

FedEx has donated essential school equipment to help disadvantaged children and young people across the UK in support of children’s charity Action for Children (AFC). The charity helps more than 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers through 650 projects across the UK. As part of the FedEx Cares programme, team members collected over 2,500 school items, which...