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Samantha Wishart-Mizsei promoted at Landmark Aviation Luton

Samantha Wishart-Mizsei has been promoted to general manager of Landmark Aviation’s FBO facility at London-Luton Airport. She was formerly the location’s assistant general manager. Cy Farmer, vice president of Landmark Aviation said: “Samantha has been a dedicated member of our leadership team in Luton, and I’m happy to announce her promotion to General Manager. Her indu...

Wheels Up takes delivery of pink King Air for breast cancer awareness

Wheels Up has taken delivery of a pink King Air 350i. The aircraft will fly for a year in the pink version of the Wheels Up scheme as a way to increase awareness of breast cancer. heels Up’s Kenny Dichter hopes that pink King Air will not only raise awareness, but also help raise funds for Dubin Breast Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Starting in October, Wheels Up...

Critical Due Diligence Discovered Amidst Bankruptcy Speculation - BrokerBank Securities

Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET) shares have fallen from $8.50/ share on July 24th to a low of $2.01 on August 27th as the airline battles the Teamsters union representing its 2,200 pilots. There is speculation that RJET will file bankruptcy should the negotiations fail. On Friday the company's shares bounced up, closing at $2.65. O...

United Airlines Cargo Goes Live With RTS Cargo Revenue Management Solution

United Airlines went live with RTS CargoProfitOpt - capacity management module to forecast capacities, predict show up behavior, and compute optimal overbooking levels.  Apart from updating these values in the United Cargo's reservations system, the RTS solution also reacts to schedule changes and re-forecast values in real time. RTS CargoProfitOpt is a de...

FLY Leasing Acquires New Boeing 737-800

FLY Leasing Limited (NYSE: FLY) ("FLY"), a global leader in aircraft leasing, today announced it has acquired a new Boeing 737-800 aircraft in a sale and leaseback transaction with an airline. The aircraft is on lease until 2027. "This brand new B737-800 is our latest acquisition as we look to deploy capital to grow earnings," said Colm Barrington, CEO of FLY. &quo...

DWC cargo traffic continues to climb

Cargo volumes at Al Maktoum International - Dubai World Central (DWC) continued to rise sharply in the first half of 2015, as the airport continues to rise up the ranks of the top cargo airports worldwide edging into the 19th position up from 20th earlier in the year. Freight volumes surged 42 per cent in the first half of 2015 to 443,012 tonnes, up from the 311,365 tonnes achieved in the same...

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim reveal website makeover

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has launched a new website with improved functionality, design and navigation. “This new website design was developed to better connect with our existing and potential customers by offering them an improved user experience where they can easily view all our services and offerings,” commented Holger Ostheimer, General Manager of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim....

Segmen Flight Academy receive Light Turboprop ALX

Alsim announced Guneydogu Aviation (GDH) school has acquired a Light Turboprop ALX for the Segmen Flight Academy.  The ALX will benefit Segmen Flight Academy as it can be used for many phases of flight training and is compatible with the types of aircraft used at the academy and can simulate all emergency situations.  The ALX also offers its user the ability to change the type of a...

Etihad Airways announces three key UAE executive appointments

Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of three UAE nationals to executive positions within the airline. Hareb Al Muhairy becomes senior vice president corporate and international affairs; Mohammed Al Bulooki joins Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi Airports Company to become vice president UAE commercial; and Haitham Al Subaihi becomes Vice President UAE Sales. James Hogan, Etihad Airways&...

Nasmyth Technologies Coventry - Chinn Ltd Receives IQS Gold Award From AgustaWestland

Nasmyth Group, a leading global supplier of precision engineering products and services, is delighted to announce that one of its subsidiary businesses, Nasmyth Technologies Coventry - Chinn Ltd, has received an IQS Gold Award from AgustaWestland, one of the world’s leading helicopter companies. Nasmyth Technologies Coventry - Chinn Ltd was one of just 18 suppliers selected from the Agust...

Abu Dhabi International Airport MTB roof to be finished February 2016

Abu Dhabi Airport starts the de-propping process for roof structure of the Midfield Terminal Building (MTB), with aim for the structure to be self-standing by February 2016. The curved roof of the Midfield Terminal Building will appear to be floating on 18 steel arches once the structure has been de-propped.   The process is the first of nine de-props will take a team of 45 speci...

Bell 505 Assembly Centre in Lafayette opens

Bell Helicopter has opened a new assembly centre in Lafayette. The new centre will assemble the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Secretary Steven Grissom and other state, regional and local officials joined Bell Helicopter’s president and CEO, John Garrison, to commemorate the occasion at the Lafayette Regional Airport. “Today’s dedication...

"Hitler's Airport" to Become Germany's Biggest Refugee Centre

Plans are underway to turn "Hitler's airport" - the iconic Tempelhof in Berlin that is now an abandoned listed building - into Germany's biggest refugee centre. As Germany is poised to accept as many as 800,000 refugees this year, city authorities confirmed they are studying plans to turn the airport into a giant home for asylum seekers. Once described by architect Sir...

Ryanair Traffic Threat to Airport over Low-Cost Second Runway

The airline says their future growth at the country's busiest airport hinges on Dublin being able to cope with demand. Ryanair's Head of Communications Robin Kiely told the Irish Independent that they support a second runway being built at an appropriate price. "If Dublin Airport isn't able to offer the growth opportunities that we want then those passengers, those...

Sydney Airport Launches Online Charity APP

Sydney Airport is taking off as a jumbo-sized charity fundraiser. And it's all down to its annual offload ... of lost property. Thousands of unclaimed bits of booty ranging from iPods, surfboards, ukuleles and even microwave ovens raise a motza at the airport's charity auction. Now it has now launched an online app to help decide which four good causes will receive the p...

Safety and aviation insurance a priority investment for Vietjet

Investing in flight safety is an absolute must for all carriers operating in the aviation industry today. But considering the rapid growth of the aviation industry and the ever-increasing levels of competition worldwide, how can consumers recognize which airlines apply the most rigorous safety standards? One way is the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate, which is granted by the In...

Woman Thrown Off Flight for Reportedly Punching Attendant

A drunk and disorderly passenger on a flight from London to Ibiza reportedly punched an easyJet flight attendant and was arrested in Spain when the plane was forced to make an emergency landing. In a report from John Hutchinson of the Daily Mail, a female passenger boarded easyJet Flight EZY3043 at London Stansted Airport at around 6:00 a.m. local time. According to witness...

Asian Pilot Demand Lifts Flight Schools

The outback Australian airstrips of Glenn Innes and Mangalore were built to repel potential Japanese invaders during World War II. Now, these runways and some near California's wine country and in Arizona are looking to welcome droves of Asia's student pilots. These schools -- some planned and some already operating -- are aiming to tap the boom in commercial aviation in Asia, where a g...

And the World's Busiest Airport Is ...

Winning -- politicians, sports legends and actors will tell you -- never gets old. The same is true with airports. For the 17th year in a row, Atlanta operated the busiest passenger airport in the world in 2014, according to the AirportsCouncil International's World Airport Traffic Report, released Monday, August 31. More than 96 million passengers went through Hartsfield-Ja...

Rebuilt Flybe Flies Higher With Improved Load Factors

wo years into a three-year restructuring plan, British regional airline Flybe says it is on track to return to profitability. The rescue program has seen the carrier get out of its $1.4 billion order for Embraer E175 twinjets and abandon its Flybe Finland joint venture to focus on services out of the UK using its fleet of 48 BombardierQ400 twin turboprops. “T...

Airline Pilots Union: Drones Could be Link in Accident Chain

Aviation accidents often result from a chain of missteps, and the presence of unauthorized small drones in controlled airspace is one potential link that cannot be discounted, said the president of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). With incidents of rogue drone encounters on the rise, the pilots’ union is backing legislation that would give the Federal Aviation Administration more powe...