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Irkut Corporation and Sberbank Leasing are going to sign a firm contract for delivery of 20 MS-21 aircraft at MAKS-2015 airshow

Sberbank Leasing and Irkut Corporation are going to sign a firm contract for delivery of 20 MS-21 aircraft at MAKS-2015 international airshow, a source close to Irkut Corporation reports. He added that the contract might also include an option for another 30 jets of the type. “It is too early to talk about details, but Sberbank Leasing and Irkut Corporation are going to sign a firm contra...

Russia signed a contract for delivery of Mi-35M helicopters to Pakistan

Russia and Pakistan signed a contract for delivery of four Mi-35M transport and attack helicopters to Islamabad; the signing ceremony was held in Rawalpindi, Interfax reports with reference to a source close to the Russian military-industrial sector. “Representatives of Pakistani Ministry of Defense and Rosoboronexport signed the document last week. These helicopters should be taking part...

AirAsia X cancels A330ceo orders as losses mount

AirAsia X (D7, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) has cancelled twelve A330-300s on order from Airbus Industrie(AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) as part of a drive to stem losses at the AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) longhaul subsidiary.  Announcing a second quarter loss of MYR133 million (USD35.2 million), AirAsia X said that of the aircraft, four were to have arr...

Top 50 Business Aviation Airports Worldwide in July 2015

Business & Commercial Aviation Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, N.J., was the most popular business aviation airport in July 2015, according to an analysis of acukwik.com flight planning traffic. Paris Le Bourget Airport, Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, Opa-Locka Executive Airport in South Florida and Los Angeles International Airport&nb...

Chinese Company Completes Namibia's Airport Expansion

Namibian President Hage Geingob has officially opened a new terminal and a runway built by a Chinese company at Namibia's second biggest airport in the north of the country. The terminal and runway at Ondangwa Airport, with a cost of 84 million Namibian dollars (US$6 million), was built by Qingdao Construction Company. The company was awarded the tender in 2013 ahead of other n...

Auckland Airport: Softer Chinese Economy Will Not Derail Tourism Growth

Auckland Airport says China's economic slowdown is a temporary blip in a long-term pattern of growth in emerging tourism markets. China is the airport's fastest-growing source of passengers but there have been signs that its economy is coming off the boil. Auckland Airport chief executive Adrian Littlewood said it was important not to focus on short-term movements. "...

KLM presents - The 6 Most Fascinating Questions About Aircraft

KLM receives a lot of questions via social media. Some of these need pretty extensive research to provide an answer, especially those about our aircraft. This blog looks at the 6 most intriguing questions about aircraft, as answered by our social media agents. 1. Does an aircraft have a key? The short answer to this is: no. An aircraft isn’t locked with a key and it certainly doesn&r...

Millions needed to strengthen airport tunnels

It's costing tens of millions of pounds and will take another year to be completed. A major project to refurbish and strengthen the famous road tunnels leading to Heathrow airport is continuing. It's to improve safety and allow for the new generation of heavier planes using the runway above. The work is being carried out during the night so the airport can operate as normal during...

Reducing the sector’s carbon footprint

Air BP, BP’s aviation division, has grown rapidly over the past few years.  Now, the focus is on renewable energy and reducing carbon footprints for customers. Air BP General Manager Miguel Moreno spoke about current projects and goals for the future. At Air BP, we’ve been asking ourselves one question that forms our decision-making: how can airports and ope...

MTU Aero Engines in talks with Iran airlines to provide maintenance

MTU Aero Engines has announced it is in talks with several Iranian airlines to supply maintenance services. The company said its talks are done in consultation with German and US export control authorities.  This is while Iran’s aviation is still under West restrictions in supplying plane parts and services.  

Challenger 350, Global 6000 and so on...JetExpo 2015

Bombardier has once again decided to take an active part in the Moscow Exhibition Jet Expo 2015, which will start on September 10 in the Moscow airport "Vnukovo-3". As we were writing, this year Russian customers will have the chance to see several new aircraft. company's static display will present the Challenger 350 and Global 6000. The main event everyone is waiting for&...

Air India B787-8 deliveries to be delayed

Air India's move to consider converting six remaining B787-8 order slots into larger B787-9s has cost the carrier time in terms of their revised delivery dates. While the state-backed carrier eventually decided to retain the -8s, time spent in considering the switch has resulted in Air India losing out on its original slots. "AI's original order was for 787-8 plan...

Uralsk, Kazakhstan to close for 6 weeks next month

Uralsk International Airport, situated in north-western Kazakhstan, is to close from September 1 to October 15, 2015 to allow for the completion of ongoing runway upgrade and expansion works. Since resuming control of the airfield, government set about upgrading the 2,400m-long 04/22 early last year with the aim of resuming widebody operations that were suspended in 2013 as a result of the...

Etihad Airways to highlight the contribution of Emirati women in aviation

Etihad Airways will mark the inaugural Emirati Women's Day by hosting a series of events under the theme of 'Celebrating Emirati Women in Aviation'.   The airline will focus on raising awareness of the important role Emirati women play in aviation and will demonstrate the immense and diverse opportunities this vital economic sector can present for women.  Announced b...

GECAS Regional Aircraft Group delivers three leased Embraer E195s to BoraJet Airlines

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, has said its Regional Aircraft Group completed delivery of three leased Embraer E195 aircraft to Istanbul based BoraJet Airlines. BoraJet currently operates a fleet of 14 aircraft to 19 destinations in Turkey and surrounding areas.  

Moscow got two medical EC145

Airbus Helicopters Vostok fulfill the contract with the Department of Health of Moscow for the supply of two EC145 helicopters. They are equipped with everything necessary for safe transport of the victims, including medical equipment and intensive care neonatal incubator. All equipment is certified in Russia. The helicopters will be operated from Moscow Aviation Center (IAC), which alread...

Man Born on Turkish Airlines Plane Becomes Turkish Airlines Flight Attendant

You have to love it when life comes full circle. That has been the case for Erkan Geldi. In 1990, Geldi's mother went into labor unexpectedly on a Turkish Airlines flight from Izmir, Turkey to Frankfurt. It just so happened to be his mother's first flight ever - talk about an in-flight surprise! Geldi's mother named him in honor of the pilot of that plane. Fast for...

Irish Court Grounds Congolese Plane over Debt Row

An Irish court has grounded a plane owned by Democratic Republic of Congo's new national airline after plaintiffs sought its seizure to recuperate an outstanding debt from the government, Congo's prime minister and local media said. Congo's government recently purchased two used Airbus A320s for the launch of Congo Airways, expected before the end of this year. The firs...

Russian Air Force Looks Forward To First Il-76MD-90 Deliveries

The Russian air force is preparing to take delivery of the first two Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A airlifters by the end of the year. The Russian defense ministry placed an order for 39 of the new version of the twinjet in October 2012, worth 140 billion rubles (then $4.5 billion), with deliveries to complete by 2020. Nearly 1,000 original Il-76s were produced at the Tashkent Aviation Production Associatio...

DHL: Continued Investment in Americas Hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is Key for Future Growth in Region

DHL, the world’s leading global express and logistics company, is continuing to invest in its Americas hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to ensure that it will have the capacity needed to meet the demands of future growth generated by international shipping and global trade. In the last seven years, DHL Express has expanded its operations at&nbs...

Boeing Delivers Nok Air's First Direct-Purchased Next-Generation 737-800

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Nok Air today celebrated the airline’s first direct-purchased Next-Generation 737-800. The delivery marks the first of seven Next-Generation 737-800s the airline has on order with Boeing. “We are pleased to welcome additional 737-800 airplanes into our fleet as we continue to expand our regional and international route network,” said Piya Yodmani, Deputy&...