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MAKS-2015 aerospace show hosts slightly over 400,000 visitors

The previous MAKS airshow that was held in 2013 hosted 340,000 visitors Public attendance of the International Aerospace Show MAKS-2015 that was held from Tuesday through to Sunday on the premises of the Mikhail Gromov Flight Research Institute near Moscow totaled slightly over 400,000 visitors, a spokesman for the directorate of the show told TASS. "On Sunday, the last day of...

Letting the train take the strain

Airport railway and monorail systems can be very complex but, as Keith Mwanalushi finds, advanced mobility solutions for major facilities in the Middle East are increasingly important. Rail transportation is gaining momentum across the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. Investment is at an all-time high and rail projects are being prioritised at the regional, national and local levels. T...

Air show in Austria - during a maneuver a plane crashed

A small plane crashed at an air show in Austria, killing the pilot. The incident occurred near the town of Friesach. The police said that the pilot lost control over the aircraft during the maneuver. None of the spectators was injured.

Pakistan: Militants attack Jiwani airport in Balochistan, kill aviation official, abduct manager

Police said that an aviation engineer was killed and another engineer was injured in the attack while the militants also kidnapped, the manager of the airport.  Heavily armed militants on Sunday attacked an airport and its radar system in Pakistan’s troubled Balochistan province, killing one aviation engineer while kidnapping the manager of the airport. A group of around 12 moto...

How "Domain Expertise" Gave General Electric a Competitive Advantage in Aviation

Nearly 30 years ago, GE developed a super material for power generation that is now helping it win in aviation. General Electric's (NYSE:GE) co-developed LEAP jet engine with Safran has made history as the fastest-selling product in aviation history. To date, CFM International, General Electric's 50-50 joint venture with Safran, has received orders for 9,550 LEAP engines worth...

Ready for take off! Fergie and Josh Duhamel celebrate son Axl's second birthday with aviation-themed bash

She wished her 'little maverick' a happy birthday on Instagram. And in that fashion, Fergie and her husband Josh Duhamel, 42, appeared to take inspiration from aviation when they celebrated their son Axl's second birthday at the Chin Chin restaurant in Los Angeles' Brentwood area. On Saturday, the couple were spotted at the eatery with their little one, who wore a pilot's...

Why Winair’s newest pilot Amber Hellebrand leans into aviation

It is not hard to believe that growing up in an aviation-infused environment can lead to a career in the industry. Growing up across the street from the western edge of one of the more famous runways in the world – the Princess Juliana International Airport in Sint Maarten – was the beginning of just such a path for Amber Hellebrand, Winair’s newest pilot. But even with that imme...

Lufthansa joins EU rivals in space-available business class upgrades

Lufthansa is the latest European airline aiming to capture an additional bit of ancillary revenue on unsold shorthaul business class seats with a new cash upgrade programme — although, given that the upgrade is applied electronically through the booking management pages of Lufthansa’s website, it would actually appear to be a new credit or debit card upgrade programme. Flyers w...

Reynolds Jet leases historic Hangar 4 at Lunken Airport, Cincinnati

Leading aircraft management and on demand jet charter company, Reynolds Jet, has signed an agreement with Landmark Aviation for the exclusive lease of the prestigious Hangar 4 and its associated ramp area and car parking facility, on Lunken Airport, Cincinnati, OH. The leasing of Hangar 4 is the next logical step for Reynolds Jet to further enrich its aircraft services offerings to their aircra...

"Heliport Moscow" to exhibit on JetExpo 2015

Top Business aviation show in Russia JetExpo 2015 will be held at the Centre of Business Aviation Vnukovo- 3 from 10 to 12 September 2015. "Heliport Moscow" will present the latest models of helicopters from leading manufacturers for the Russian market. For the first day of Jet Expo 2015 "Heliport Moscow" has prepared a surprise for all visitors and invites...

"Aerocredo" traditionally on JetExpo 2015

One of the leaders of Russian market of business aviation,"Aerocredo" traditionally takes part in the main event of the year in Russia - JetExpo 2015. Same as previous years, "Aerocredo" will be presented at the stand. "We look forward to meet our partners, colleagues and clients, actuals and future ones. Jet Expo is always an incredibly great&n...

Show Observer selected as official daily publication for JetExpo 2015

Organizers of the 10th International business aviation exhibition JetExpo 2015, which will be held from 10 to 12 September 2015 in Center for Business Aviation Vnukovo-3, made their choice -  Show Observer JetExpo will be official daily publication of the exhibition. A team of leading Russian aviation journalists will prepare materials Show Observer directly on JetExpo 2015 to pr...

The Uber for Helicopters Would Really Like an Endless Summer

Making Blade more than a well-branded novelty is a challenge when it’s based on seasonal travel behaviors. — Jason Clampet “The under-34 crowd is a large part of our customer base, and I often ask them: How do you pay for this?” says Rob Wiesenthal, chief executive officer and founder ofBlade, a 15-month-old service that connects travelers to helicopter and seapl...

More than 152,000 spectators visit MAKS’2015 aerospace show on Saturday

A record of attendance in the days of general public admittance was set on the fifth day of the MAKS’2013 show when the venue was visited by 157,000 people Moscow international aerospace show MAKS’2015 hosted 152,300 visitors on Saturday, a spokesperson for the directorate of the show told TASS on Saturday. "In spite of unstable weather (sporadic short showers - TA...

Air India Pilots to Vote on Stopping Operations

Fresh trouble could be brewing for debt-laden Air India (AI), a section of whose pilots will vote on Monday to decide on whether to stop working in protest against a recent order that prevents them from striking. An 800-member strong pilots' union, comprising commanders and co-pilots operating the airline's domestic and short-haul international flights, will start a secret bal...

Nigeria Says Uncovers Boko Haram Spy Ring at Abuja Airport

Nigeria has uncovered a spy cell run by militant Islamist group Boko Haram at the international airport in the capital Abuja apparently aimed at selecting targets for attack, the country's national security agency said. In a statement late on Friday, the Department of State Services (DSS) said it discovered the ring on Monday and was working with aviation authorities to pre-empt a...

Airport Delays Expected As Workers Set to Strike Sunday

Airport workers will strike Sunday morning in solidarity with Israel Broadcast Authority employees, shutting down operations for two hours, the union said Saturday. Ben Gurion International Airport's management said they'd attempt to appeal to the Labor Court to prevent the strike, which was expected to cause massive delays for many of the 70,000 passengers expected to pass through...

Flight from Vegas to Germany Diverted over Unruly Passenger

An international flight from Las Vegas to Frankfurt made an emergency landing at Denver International Airport escorted by two F-16 fighter jets Friday night after what officials called a "disturbance on the plane." A pilot on the Condor Airlines Boeing 767 reported an in-flight emergency, and the fighter jets were sent as a precaution, said Air Force Capt. Ashleigh A. Peck,...

With Heavy Hearts, Pilots Perform at NY Air Show After Death

The first-ever New York Air Show opened Saturday with a moment of silence and tributes to mark the death a day earlier of a Texas stunt pilot killed when he crashed during practice. Daredevils spiraled, corkscrewed and rolled through sunny skies in New Windsor, about an hour north of New York City, the same day a National Transportation Safety Board investigator arrived to examine the death of...

Qantas's Next Dilemma: Whether to Buy with Blood on the Streets

Qantas Airways Ltd. has just posted its best profit result in seven years. Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce must now decide whether to throw the cash at expansion in a region where competitors have lost US$462 million over the last 12 months. The best time to buy is when there's blood on the streets, according to a maxim attributed to a member of the Rothschild banking dynasty....

Lufthansa Offers Direct Booking Savings and Agents Aren't Happy

As Lufthansa Group airlines get ready to charge more for bookings made outside direct channels, travel agents will end up passing the extra fee along to their clients. Lufthansa Group's EUR16 surcharge is still set to go into effect on September 1, despite intense backlash from booking sites and travel agencies.But what does all this mean for travelers? Flyers booking directly...