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China United Airlines Denies Two of Its Pilots Brawled During a Flight

A Chinese airline has been punished for safety violations, according to a news website, but the carrier has denied that one offence involved two of its pilots brawling during a flight.   China United Airlines said in a statement that there had been "physical contact" between two pilots over a "misunderstanding" about a work dispute during a flight, but deni...

China Eastern Launches Customer Airlines Services Center

China Eastern Airlines (MU) officially inaugurated the Customer Airlines Services Center in Shanghai last Friday, marking its efforts in building a comprehensive ground services provider.   China has become the world's second largest air travel market and attracted the global attention for its fast-growing potential in the civil aviation sector. Shanghai Pudong International Airport...

Hainan Airlines Takes Delivery of Its 10th A330-300 Aircraft

Hainan Airlines (HU) took delivery of a brand new Airbus A330-300 aircraft, Registration B-5972, on Aug. 31, 2015, which is the tenth type of the Haikou-based carrier. The A330-300, MSN1634, will officially join the fleet of Hainan Airlines following a delivery flight from Toulouse to Haikou. Flight HU5972 took off from Toulouse Airport (TLS) Monday and will land in Haikou on Sep. 1,...

Pensacola Airport Could Start Keeping Bees

Honeybees around the world are finding unlikely new homes at airports, and the Pensacola International Airportcould be next in line to host local hives. The hives are typically kept along the outskirts of airport property, far from the runways, air traffic controllers and baggage carts. "It would be beneficial for both the bees and the community," Interim Airport Director Dan...

Does Air Quality on Planes Make You Ill? 1 in 5 Passengers Believe Flights Have Made Them Sick

More than one in five plane passengers believe they have become ill because of poor air quality on board planes. A new study found 23 per cent of people believe they have been affected by 'aerotoxic syndrome' following high-profile claims by cabin crew against airlines. At the altitude at which commercial planes fly, humans cannot breathe independently because of the air pressure so...

Police to Use Segway to Enhance Haneda Airport Security

Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department said Monday that the Segway two-wheel electric vehicle will be introduced to strengthen security at Tokyo International Airport at Haneda, ahead of key international events in Japan. It is the first time for Japanese police to use the Segway, which can travel about 40 km per charge and 20 kph. The MPD said its anti-terror squad for the air...

Turkish Airlines Selected Comarch Loyalty Management to Further Implement Its Frequent Flyer Program, Miles&Smiles

Turkish Airlines has chosen to implement Comarch Loyalty Management (CLM) for their Frequent Flyer Program called"Miles&Smiles". The carrier operates the largest network in terms number of international destinations and number of flying countries. Their broad offer allows the clients to choose over 260 destinations. In the year 2014 Turkish Airlines handled over 54,7 million passenge...

FAA Grants Measure Approval To Operate Largest Commercial Drone Fleet In The Nation

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made Measure the only company with permission to fly more than 300 different types of drones for a broad range of commercial applications. "Measure now has the ability to leverage the vast number of high quality aircraft available for our customers. We don't believe that a one-size-fits-all approach makes a lot of sense when drones can be u...

GOL announces conclusion of USD 300 million Term Loan

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), (S&P: B-, Fitch: B-, Moody's: B3), the largest low-cost and best-fare airline in Latin America, announced that on August 31, 2015, in compliance with CVM Instruction 358/2002, as amended ("INCVM 358"), hereby informs its shareholders and the market the following, in complement to the m...

Transaero Airlines to be acquired by Aeroflot group

The Government of the Russian Federation held the meeting of the Intergovernmental commission chaired by Igor Shuvalov, First Deputy Prime Minister, on the issues of air transport industry. In the interests of the development of the commercial aviation and creating one of the largest in the world group of airlines, the commission has approved the acquisition of JSC Transaero Airlines...

Business aviation world comes to Casablanca

MEBAA Show Morocco Inaugurated by Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Logistics MEBAA Show Morocco launched in Casablanca today, hosting the biggest names in business aviation from around the region at Mohammed V International airport. The show was inaugurated by H.E. Mohamed Najib Boulif, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics, H.E. Aziz Rebbah, in Morocco, wi...

Business aviation show debuts in Morocco

MEBAA Show Morocco, the first business aviation show in North Africa, opens today with African companies such as Air Ocean Maroc, AfricAir and Waga Engineering & Distribution exhibiting alongside key business aviation players such as Bombardier and Gulfstream. The two-day event features a static display area, around 50 exhibitors and 25 aircraft and is being held under the high patronage of...

New Managing Director at Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services Dr. Christian Langer Takes on New Role

Dr. Christian Langer (44) has been appointed as Managing Director of Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) with effect from September 1, 2015. He takes over this role from Andreas Meisel, who moved from this position after more than four years to join Ameco Beijing as Chief MRO Operation Officer of the Executive Management. Dr. Christian Langer has been employed at Lufthansa Technik since...

Taking a Ride on a Corporate Plane

Why would a company buy a multimillion-dollar airplane? To get more than that in results. The question is "how?" According to one study, the use of business aircraft can increase the time available to business travelers by at least 40 percent. That doesn't sound like much until you realise that 40 percent can: -- Add two weeks to your company's business calendar. -- Add ano...

Did Air India allow 90 crew members to skip compulsory medical check?

To ensure that flight operations during the Haj season are not hampered, Air India has allowed around 90 crew members to skip the mandatory medical check-up. According to rules, the crew will not be allowed to fly without certificates that say that they have undergone the check-up. If licences expire -- as in this case -- the airline could be short of crew, hampering flight operations. The Haj...

Korean Air Pilots Protest Influx of Malaysian Flight Crew

The Korean Air Pilots Union (KAPU) has expressed opposition to the scope of KAL’s plan to accept several Malaysia Airlines captains and senior first officers on secondment despite a shortage of pilots at the Korean flag carrier. Korean Air plans to hire some 50 to 70 MAS 777 pilots on temporary assignment starting October 1 under the Malaysian flag carrier’s rest...

The Leather Institute gains FAA certificate

The Leather Institute has been awarded the Federal Aviation Authority Air Agency certificate. The FAA certification allows the company to offer return to service for work done at their repair station and work done in the field with the D100 designation. The company has been refurbishing leather interiors for 15 years and has worked with many OEMs as well fractional and charter companies....

Embraer expands European sales team

Embraer Executive Jets has appointed Atlas Air Service as an authorised sales representative (ASR) in Europe. The deal with the Germany-based company comprises marketing and sales for Embraer’s entire business jet portfolio in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. “I would like to welcome Atlas Air Service and its 45 years of expertise in aviation that will support our sales team f...

airBaltic launches direct flights between Riga and Stockholm Bromma

Riga. Today the Latvian airline airBaltic launched a new route between Riga and Stockholm Bromma airport. The new route will offer convenient travel between the two cities and support business communities in both Latvia and Sweden. Starting today, September 1, airBaltic flies from Riga to Stockholm Bromma airport five times weekly. Passengers will board a Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft for a...

Saab Signs Contract With Airbus for A321 ACF Door Plug

Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with Airbus to become a supplier on the A321 Airbus Cabin Flex Programme. The agreement covers design, development and manufacturing of the Door Plug 3 and Cover Plate. This is Saab’s first design-to-build programme within the Airbus Doors Community and gives Saab a greater role on this fast-growing aviation programme. The fixed Door...

Virgin America CEO predicts big fare hikes by US airlines in 2016

Virgin America CEO David Cush predicted big fare increases by US airlines, and urged the US government to protect the “competitive structure” of the industry. “My expectation is in 2016 and 2017, we’re going to see considerable increases in flight tickets [in the US] simply because you have the Big Four airlines [American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and So...