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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...

Russia’s T-50 radar almost ready for serial production

The Tikhomirov NIIP radar system built for Russia’s first fifth-generation combat jet, the Sukhoi T-50, is “99% ready” to enter serial production but must first complete a series of development tests. The active phased array radar consists of one forward-looking X-band radar in the nose section and two side-scanning arrays as well as L-band antennas along the wing flaps. Th...

Russian Helicopters to provide Russian forces with helicopters built for Mistral-type carriers

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) will deliver ship-borne Ka-52K helicopters built for use on-board Mistral-class carriers to the Russian Army. “In the near future the Russian Defence Ministry will receive Ka-52K and Mi-28NM helicopters with dual controls and significantly enhanced flight capabilities and firepower,” Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev sai...

Etihad Airways names S.Ismail as Vice president service and hospitality

Etihad Airways has appointed Sajida Ismail as Vice President Service and Hospitality to lead service design and development of the hospitality culture across all areas of the business. Reporting to Shane O’Hare, Etihad Airways’ Senior Vice President Marketing, Ms Ismail will be responsible for the design of Etihad Airways’ award-winning signature service at all customer touch...

New SkySpa replaces employee downtime with ‘me’ time

For flight attendants, Airport Customer Service agents and other Delta employees, having a bit of downtime in between flights used to mean heading to a break room or lounge, catching up on emails, reading or connecting with colleagues. That will soon change as the airline introduces the new SkySpa –designed exclusively for employees – scheduled to launch at three airport hubs in ear...

TAI signed agreements with WCBKT, WZL1, ITWL and MESKO

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) have signed agreements with WCBKT, WZL1, ITWL and MESKO at MSPO Kielce on 1st September. The producer of the T129 ATAK Advanced Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter signed the MOU’s at their stand on the first day of MSPO.   The MOU’s cover bilateral cooperation between the companies for introducing TAI’s T129 ATAK Advance...

Air Berlin, 1,5% increase in capacity utilization in August 2015

Airberlin is continuing on its path towards restructuring and was able to significantly improve its overall capacity utilization in August, both year on year, and in comparison with the previous month. The capacity utilization rate, taking into account the capacity adaptation carried out, increased by 1.5 percent, thus reaching a record level of 90.9 percent. The capacity utilization for the...

Southwest Airlines and pilots reach agreement in principle

Southwest Airlines announced that it has reached an Agreement in Principle on a new contract for the airline's 8,000-plus pilots. The agreement now heads to the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) Board of Directors which will decide whether to submit it to pilots for a vote. The Company did not disclose the terms of the agreement. "The process is far from complete...

Bell Helicopter Rolls Out Second 525 Prototype

Bell Helicopter is readying its second super-medium 525 twin for first flight later this year. The first Bell 525 flight-test vehicle made its maiden flight on July 1 at the company's Amarillo, Texas plant. Larry Roberts, Bell executive vice president for the 525 program, said Ship One had accumulated approximately 40 hours of test flying through the summer and that, other than some mi...

EASA Proposes Upset Prevention and Recovery Training

All levels of pilots licensed by the European Aviation Safety Agency are affected by a Notice of Proposed Amendment released yesterday that would require aircraft loss of control prevention and recovery training. The main focus of the new training standards is for those who intend to pursue a career as an airline-transport-rated pilot. Nevertheless, upset prevention training is a...

John Ratzenberger Becomes Official Ambassador of Elite Aviation Products

Elite Aviation Products is proud to share that television, film, and manufacturing aficionado John Ratzenberger is now the official ambassador our company! Mr. Ratzenberger is most widely known for his role as "Cliff Claven" on Cheers, as well as multiple voice acting roles in movies like the 'Toy Story' series, 'Planes', 'Monsters Inc.', '...

US$1 Flights? Frontier Airlines Launches "Fly for a Buck" Sale

Unfortunately, you'll need more than US$1 to book a flight. Frontier Airlines may have just announced a "Fly for a Buck" sale, and it's generating plenty of media attention - but it costs more than US$1 to purchase a flight. The full price of a flight runs as little as US$15, after all fees are added in. That's still an incredible bargain, of course. It's...