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British Airways to Launch First Nonstop Transatlantic Service from San José, California to London, England

British Airways today has announced that it will begin service between Mineta San José International Airport and London Heathrow from May 4, 2016. This marks the first regularly scheduled nonstop service to the UK for the city of San José. British Airways will operate the newest aircraft in its fleet, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, featuring the airline’s newly designed First cabin...

Avtrade NPS appointed as authorized distributor for HR Smith products

Avtrade is pleased to announce that HR Smith Ltd. has appointed Avtrade NPS as Authorized Distributor and Representative for the HR Smith Group of Companies (including Techtest Ltd and HR Smith (Technical Developments). This appointment allows Avtrade NPS authorization to supply and distribute products designed and manufactured by the H.R. Smith Group of Companies. The HR Sm...

Avianca Holdings And Its Subsidiaries Carried More Than 2.5 Million Passengers

In July 2015, Avianca Holdings and its subsidiaries carried 2,564,518 passengers, a 10.8% increase over the same period in 2014 In July, the subsidiary companies of Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE: AVH) (BVC: PFAVH) (*) transported 2,564,518 passengers, up 10.8% compared to July 2014. Capacity, measured in ASKs (available seat kilometers), increased 8.5%, while passenger traffic, measured...

Russia's UAC Awaits Kremlin Approval To Build Turboprop

Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) expects the Russian government will decide later this year on whether to allow the state-backed aerospace group to build a new 50-to-70-seat passenger version of Ilyushin's Il-114. The aerospace company and the government are now discussing options that include restarting production of the Ilyushin Il-114 twin turboprop. During a press c...

Turkish Airlines launches a new Venice-Istanbul route

Turkish Airlines is to launch flights from Venice Marco Polo Airport to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. As well as the already existing 24 weekly flights connecting the Venezia Marco Polo Airport to the Istanbul Atatürk Airport, the airline will inaugurate a new connection to the Sabiha Gökçen Airport, located in the Asian side of the city. The new flight will be op...

Double passenger record for Abu Dhabi International Airport in July

July was a record breaking month for passenger figures at Abu Dhabi International Airport, as not only did the total number of passengers travelling through the airport hit the two million mark for the first time ever, but the figure for the departing passengers alone also reached a record, with over a million travellers leaving from Abu Dhabi International Airport. A total of 2,100,929 pas...

Virgin Galactic names new pilot for world's first commercial space line

Virgin Galactic, owned by Abu Dhabi's Aabar Group and Richard Branon's Virgin Group, has named Nicola Pecile as the world's first commercial spacecraft's new pilot. Pecil joins Virgin Galactic after four years at the National Test Pilot School (NTPS) in Mojave, with 20 years spent in the Italian Air Force prior to this. He served as a fighter pilot and later as an experimental t...

Iran officials says Russians off the tender list for new aircraft

An Iranian official has said that it is unlikely that Iranian airlines will be buying Russian-made passenger aircraft anymore after a turbulent history. As they move away from Russian aircraft it is becoming more likely that Iranian companies would seek Airbus and Boeing products, said Maqsoud Samani Assadi, secretary of Iran’s Airlines Association in an interview with Trend News Age...

Preparation for the First Eastern Economic Forum is Nearing Completion

Around 300 foreign business people and entrepreneurs have registered for participation. Interestingly, almost 1,000 representatives of the foreign business community applied for participation, but corporate delegations were reduced according to the established quotas. Based on the results of the completed accreditation, the largest foreign delegation is arriving from China - 104 people. We...

XOJET Releases 2015 Mid-Year Update

XOJET, Inc., a leader in private jet charter services, announced today that it has surpassed projections in the first half of 2015, delivering 51 percent increase in EBITDA and 20 percent increase in retail charter business.  In addition, the company added 100 new Preferred Access clients, as well as continued to grow its portfolio of enterprise clients, representing Fortune 500 companie...

Dassault to display Falcon 7X at CIBAS

Dassault will display a Falcon 7X at the upcoming China International Business Aviation Show show in Beijing. Held at the Civil Aviation Authority of China’s flight inspection unit at Beijing Capital Airport, 2015 will be the forth year that the show has been running that CIBAS has been held. ccording to Asian Sky Group’s 2014 Greater China year end report, there were 26 Falcon 7...

Constant Aviation completes milestone 96-month inspection

Constant Aviation has completed their 30th 96-month inspection on the Embraer Legacy 600. “The 96-month inspection is one of the two most in-depth inspections on the Legacy 600. It averages approximately 3,300 man-hours and requires specialised tooling, equipment and knowledge of the airframe to complete successfully.” Jim Rady, Embraer program manager said: “The 96-mon...

Spirit Aeronautics gains FAA Turbine engine service ratings

Spirit Aeronautics has expanded their FAA Approved Capabilities List to include additional service ratings for turbine powered (jet) engines. “Our customers are always looking for ways to minimise downtime and enhance the value of the services they receive from a provider like Spirit Aeronautics.” Tony Bailey, president & COO of Spirit Aeronautics said: “Our custome...

Stocks in Europe Resume Retreat as Rebound Proves Temporary

Even the best day since 2011 wasn’t enough to reverse fortunes for European stocks, which resumed declines on Wednesday. Investors have dealt with zigzags this week, as European stocks first slid the most since the financial crisis, before rallying yesterday after China cut interest rates. A late-day announcement that Monsanto Co. abandoned efforts to acquire Syngenta AG sent sh...

Greece deal points to flexible approach to bank rescues in EU

European Union rules to shield taxpayers from having to rescue ailing banks should be applied flexibly because of broader economic imperatives highlighted by the latest Greek rescue package, analysts and lawyers say. That flexibility may mean that European taxpayers cannot be given cast-iron guarantees that they will not be called upon again to bail out banks as during the financial crisis....

Airbus: Fleets in Russia & CIS to more than double by 2034

According to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF), the Russia & CIS air passenger market will more than double in the next 20 years, with over 2,000 aircraft needed by 2034, compared to the 922 in operation today to meet the countries’ growing demand for air travel. Airbus’ forecast shows that over 1,280 of these aircraft will be new deliveries, valued at US$150...

South African Airways and Jet Airways Expand Codeshare Agreement

South African Airways, Africa’s most awarded airline, and Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, have further expanded their codeshare agreement. With immediate effect, passengers can now book and travel throughout the combined networks of both airlines, and enjoy convenient flight connections between India and South Africa, over Jet Airways’ Abu Dhabi gateway. Th...

Fastjet Fleet Expansion news

fastjet (AIM:FJET), Africa’s low-cost airline, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the purchase of an Airbus A319 aircraft (the Aircraft). The Aircraft is expected to be ready for operations by the end of September 2015 and is planned as the first aircraft for the fastjet Zambia fleet. “Following our recent announcement of the fourth and fifth aircraft joining our fleet, the add...

Flights resume after fire at Dublin Airport

Flight operations at Dublin Airport have resumed after they were suspended this morning when a fire broke out in a hangar. The fire has been contained and there are no reports of any injuries. Daa said that due to the disruption passengers should expect some knock-on delays and are advised to check with their airline for the latest flight information.

Aeroflot and Saudia Announce Codeshare Agreement

Aeroflot and Saudia, the flag carriers and largest airlines in Russia and Saudi Arabia respectively, announce that they have entered a codeshare agreement that expands their networks between popular business and leisure destinations in the two countries. The new codeshare flights are now available for purchase for flights starting from August 1, 2015. Subject to regulatory approval, Aeroflot wi...

Feel yourself a Jet Hunter.

Every year the number of applications and the "original" products for flight bookingin business aviation is growing. In fact it is logical - the Internet becomes a real helper in all areas of the business, making it easier and more mobile. But the project, which we were able to meet recently, "stands out" from this category standard. However, details of the Jet H...