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Airport Famed as Site of Berlin Airlift Has a New Role: Refugee Camp

 It was a onetime Nazi showpiece, an indelible emblem of defiance during the Cold War's Berlin airlift, and more recently, an unexpectedly beloved public space in this most postmodern of cities. Now, the old airport at Tempelhof is about to find yet another incarnation: sheltering some among the massive surge of the migrants and refugees flooding into Germany. Berlin's mayor, Micha...

Jacksonville International Airport Provides 'Lactation Suite' for Mothers

A new room at Jacksonville International Airport is designed to provide mothers nursing children or lactating more comfort and security. The Lactation Suite has been opened at JIA for mothers travelling through the airport. It is located between concourses A and C and offers seating for both the mother and a companion, a Jacksonville Aviation Authority news release said Monday. The suite is...

Air Charter Service sees summer increase by DJs

Air Charter Service has reported a record number of charters for big name DJs chartering private jets over the summer months. “With DJs being in such high demand over the summer period, we find ourselves flying, sometimes groups of them.” Andy Christie, ACS’s group executive jets director said: “With DJs being in such high demand over the summer period, we find ou...

Gama Aviation completes ACJ319 delivery to China

Gama Aviation has delivered an Airbus ACJ319 to a undisclosed client in China. The company carried out a full acceptance programme on behalf of its client, before delivering the aircraft to its home airport. “Demand for business aviation in China continues to grow – especially for aircraft capable of carrying out intercontinental journeys.” Marwan Khalek, C...

First Flies to San Diego with British Airways

British Airways today announced that from March 27, 2016, customers in San Diego will be able to fly to London in First class, as the airline introduces its larger, four cabin Boeing 777-300 on to the route. British Airways began daily services between San Diego International and London Heathrow in June 2011. The new aircraft will be able to accommodate 297 customers – 14 in First, 56 in...

Premium AEROTEC commences its production for the A330neo

Aerostructures supplier Premium AEROTEC started manufacturing of parts for the first A330neo. Airbus COOTom Williams witnessed the first metal cut at the company’s plant in Varel in Northern Germany. Together with further parts, the now commenced aluminium frame will form a door frame for the new Airbus long-range airliner. Premium AEROTEC is a major partner for t...

AR-145 Certificate Extends Amtes Gmbh Capabilities In An-124 Maintenance

Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) issued the certificate of conformance with IAC Aviation Rules, Part 145 (AR-145) to AMTES GmbH (a member of Volga-Dnepr Technics Subgroup). This certificate extends company’s capabilities in AN-124 aircraft maintenance and repair. The document was handed to Ildar Ilyasov, Managing Director, AMTES by Sergey Instrumentov, Man...

Ryanair: New Milan Malpensa Base (No. 73)

Ryanair, Italy’s No.1 airline,announced it will open a new base at Milan Malpensa (No. 73), its 15th in Italy, from 1st December 2015, initially with 1 based aircraft (an investment of $100m) and 4 routes to London Stansted, Comiso, Bucharest and Seville, which will deliver 450,000 customers p.a. and support 450* “on-site” jobs at Milan Malpensa Airport. From 1st December, Rya...

TNT strengthens service to Nordic markets

TNT is strengthening its international express delivery services to the Nordics with improved air connections to Sweden and Finland and additional last-mile delivery capacity in large business centres. With these improvements, which went into effect in August and early September, TNT is expanding the coverage of its international, morning delivery services in Sweden, Denmark, Nor...

Boeing Begins Final Assembly of First 737 MAX

Boeing employees in Renton, Wash., have started final assembly on schedule of the first 737 MAX 8, the first member of Boeing’s new, more efficient single-aisle family. “We continue to meet our plan on the 737 MAX program thanks to the dedication of our employee team and our suppliers,” said Keith Leverkuhn, vice president and general manager, 737 MAX&...

Finnair, Plc. Deploys New AirVault® Records Audit

AirVault today announced that Finnair has deployed AirVault Records Audit and Delivery (AVRAD®), a new cloud-based software service specifically designed for airlines to systematically manage the complex process of compiling records for an aircraft lease return.   The web-based business process application, built on the industry leading AirVault Aircraft Maintenance platform, is desi...

China building third airstrip on disputed South China Sea islets

China appears to be building a third airstrip in contested territory in the South China Sea, a U.S. expert said on Monday, citing satellite photographs taken last week. The photographs taken for Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank on Sept. 8 show construction on Mischief Reef, one of several artificial islands China has created in the Spratly archip...

American accidentally sends uncertified plane to Hawaii

American Airlines confirms to CNN that it accidentally put anAirbus A321S aircraft -- that was not certified to fly over the Pacific -- on a long-haul flight from Los Angeles to Hawaii, reports Look News which quotes CNN. American spokesman Casey Norton said "someone on the ground" realized the mix-up sometime after AA Flight 31 had departed LAX on August 31st, fil...

West Air Trials Self-Service Check-in Kiosk at CKG

West Air (PN) has introduced its first self-service check-in kiosk at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG), marking a start of self-service deployed by Chinese low-cost airlines. A brand new self-service check-in kiosk is now deployed at 01/02 counter of 2D in T2B of Chongqing airport, which could offer check-in, boarding check print, bag tagging, overweight luggage charge, added...

MAEL to provide line maintenance for GainJet

  Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has signed a contract with Greek charter airline GainJet Aviation to provide line maintenance support for its 757-200 aircraft. MAEL will carry out the work at Birmingham Airport and the agreement marks the first time GainJet has worked with the UK-based MRO. Athens-headquartered GainJet currently operates a fleet of eight aircraft, which al...

SAS to go to double daily to the New York area from Copenhagen

SAS is boosting its offer to Scandinavian frequent flyers with more than 60,000 seats between Copenhagen and the New York area in 2016. The additional evening departure will be operated by PrivatAir with a reconfigured Boeing 737-700 that has most recently flown the Stavanger-Houston route. From the start of the SAS winter program in late October, SAS will fly twice daily to the New York area f...

Air BP Continues to Strengthen UK Presence as Gold Sponsor of BGAD 2015

Air BP returns to the 11th Business and General Aviation Day (BGAD) today, September 15th as a Gold Sponsor demonstrating its commitment to provide continued support to the UK General Aviation market. The sponsorship also supports a key Air BP location with London Biggin Hill having been an Air BP customer for over twenty years. The sponsorship complements a continued growth in UK activity for...

ExecuJet Champions Aircraft Maintenance Standards with FAA Certification in Dubai

ExecuJet Aviation Group has been awarded certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) having demonstrated regulatory compliance of its Dubai Repair Station under Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 145. The industry-leading certificate is awarded when a repair station complies with the safety standards necessary to inspect and maintain aircraft and aircraft parts, thus ensuring the...

CAA to Discipline Two TransAsia Pilots for Negligence

The pilot and co-pilot of a TransAsia Airways plane will be severely disciplined for failing to follow the instructions of air controllers and entering a runway without permission, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Tuesday. The CAA said it will discipline the pilot and co-pilot of the plane for their negligence in early October. According to the Civil Aviation Act, they could b...

Qatar Airways continues Europe expansion

Qatar Airways is continuing its rapid growth and responding to increasing demand within Europe with a substantial increase in flight frequencies to Stockholm in Sweden, Copenhagen in Denmark and Brussels in Belgium. From 1 December 2015, flights from Doha to Stockholm, Sweden, will expand from a 10-times weekly service to 13 flights per week, a capacity increase of 30 per cent on the route. The...

Gulf Air posts best annual results since 2004

Gulf Air has posted its 2014 financial and operational results, the airline's strongest financial results in a decade. The results reflect a fall in annual losses from BHD93.3 million in 2013 to BHD62.7 million in 2014 – equivalent to a 32.8% reduction. Commenting on the airline’s ongoing positive development in 2014 H.E. Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa (right), Deputy P...