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Lang Lang to Collaborate with Luxaviation-CMI Group

Luxaviation-CMI Group, the second largest corporate aircraft operator in the world, has announced a special collaboration with Lang Lang, the virtuoso Chinese pianist. At a time when Luxaviation-CMI is becoming increasingly active in the high-growth markets of Asia-Pacific, as part of its mission to become the leading global provider of business aviation world-wide, Lang Lang will per...

United Airlines' Computer Woes Return with Website Not Working

United Airlines' website stopped working for 2 1/2 hours Tuesday, prompting the carrier to guide passengers to mobile apps and airport kiosks to check in for flights. The problem, the most recent in a string of computer woes to beset the airline, didn't cause any flight delays or cancellations, said spokeswoman Jennifer Dohm. United notified customers of the outage via its Twitter...

Virgin Australia Boss Opens New Terminal Facilities in Brisbane

International business icon and Virgin founder Richard Branson walked the red carpet to officially open new facilities at Brisbane's domestic airport on Wednesday. Fresh off the plane from Sydney, Branson opened Virgin Australia's new terminal facilities - a lounge and terminal upgrades. Virgin Australia's latest move came after rival Qantas last month announced it woul...

Lucky Air Welcomes Its 10th Boeing 737-800 Aircraft

Lucky Air (8L), a regional subsidiary of HNA Group, welcomed a new Boeing 737-800, Registration B-6016, on Sep. 3, which brings its fleet size to 10 aircraft. The 737-800 aircraft, leased from AerCap, is the second new plane to be delivered to Lucky Air in 2015, followed by another 737-800, Registration B-6800, pending on delivery. Now, the Kunming-based carrier operates a fleet of 28 p...

Emergency Landing of Air India Airbus A320 Plane Brings to Fore Pilots' Concerns

The emergency landing of a 21-year- old Airbus A320 aircraft of Air India in a close shave for 159 people on board here yesterday brought to the fore concerns raised by pilots that these "lethal snag-prone" aging planes endangered passenger safety. As the incident triggered a debate over passenger safety, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma today refuted allegations that Air India was operat...

Results of Summer 2015

Emperor Aviation, the first Maltese operator working on the Russian business aviation market, published rating of the most popular destinations of business jets based on the results of its operations summer of 2015. Summer month traditionally are high season, increase in flight activity comparing to the weak performance in January-February 2015. By the end of the summer...

As Russian saying says - Prepare sledge in summer

"JetPort St. Petersburg",managing company for Business Aviation Center "Pulkovo-3", began preparations for the autumn-winter period (AWP), which traditionally shows an increase in business traffic. One of "JetPort St. Petersburg" structures is own airfield services company. To ensure  perfect apron condition and the quality of passenger servic...

Northrop Grumman Eyes Accelerated JStars Timeline

Northrop Grumman (NG), teaming with Gulfstream Aerospace and L-3 Communications for the U.S. Air Force Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JStars) replacement competition, believes it could have a platform ready to replace the current E-8C aircraft three years ahead of the current plans. Like rival contender Boeing, NG has not yet confirmed a partner for the rad...

Court Allows Lufthansa Pilot Strike

Lufthansa failed in a legal bid to halt a pilot strike planned for Wednesday which resulted in about 1,000 flights being cancelled. Pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) staged a strike on long-haul routes on Tuesday and has called another walkout for Wednesday on short-haul flights - and warned there could be more pain to come. "We cannot rule out further strikes this week,"...

Qantas Adds More Flights to Hong Kong and Manila

Qantas will add more flights between Australia and Hong Kong and Manila as a result of increasing demand from travellers. From 26 October 2015*, Qantas will operate an additional four Sydney-Hong Kong services each week, on top of the current daily services available from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Services from Sydney to Manila will increase from four to five per week between early Dec...

Skymark Sheds A380 Training System

Japanese carrier Skymark Airlines, which is undergoing civil rehabilitation proceedings, has sold a flight simulator for the Airbus A380, the superjumbo jet at the root of its bankruptcy filing. The simulator's buyer and price were not revealed, but it appears to have been sold for several hundred million yen to a Middle Eastern airline. The sale is part of a move by Skymark, which has...

Haze Affects Indonesia Flights, Worsens Air Quality in Singapore

Smog from forest fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island is disrupting flights at a number of local airports and fouling air quality as far away as Singapore and Malaysia. At least six airlines canceled flights Tuesday from Sultan Thaha Airport in Jambi city, after all flights there were canceled Monday, transport ministry spokesman J.A. Barata said. No flights were operating Tuesday...

United C.E.O. Is Out Amid Inquiry at Port Authority

The chief executive and two senior officials of United Airlines resigned on Tuesday amid a federal investigation into whether the airline had traded favors with the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The United States attorney for New Jersey has been investigating whether United, the nation’s third-largest airline, agreed to reinstate money-losing flights...

Services by Airbus: going for growth

A new business unit called “Services by Airbus” has been launched within Airbus’ Customer Services operation, bringing a more integrated approach for worldwide operators and reinforcing the company’s service offering that keeps its market-leading jetliners competitive on every level. “Our customers want to maintain, upgrade and operate their fleets, as well as trai...

Oman Air and Air Lease Corporation Announce New Lease Agreements

Today Oman Air and Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) announced long term lease agreements for 14 jet aircraft. The lease agreements cover three new Boeing 737-800s, seven new Boeing 737-8MAXs, and one new Boeing 787-9, all from ALC’s order book with Boeing. This transaction also includes one used Boeing 737-700 (MSN 33103) and two used Boeing 737-800 aircraft (MSNs 33104 and 34242). The...

United Airlines Names Oscar Munoz Chief Executive Officer

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) today announced that it has named Oscar Munoz as president and chief executive officer. Munoz will also continue to serve on United’s board of directors. The board appointed Henry L. Meyer III, United’s lead independent director, to serve as non-executive chairman of the board of directors. The company also announced that Jeff Smi...

From Amsterdam to Zagreb, Transat to offer direct flights to 29 European destinations

Transat is pleased to announce that it is adding two new destinations, Croatia in Eastern Europe and Pisa in Italy, to its European portfolio for 2016 as well as increasing frequency and capacity on many of its European flights. Air Transat thus remains the leisure airline with the most diversified offer on the market with direct flights to a total of 29 destinations. In addition, newly launched r...

British Airways plane catches fire at Las Vegas airport; 14 injured

A fire broke out Tuesday on an outbound British Airways flight at the Las Vegas airport, leading 14 people to be transported for medical care for what a fire official called "minor injuries." A majority of the injuries came as passengers slid down the inflatable chutes to evacuate the Boeing 777, Clark County Fire Department Deputy Chief Jon Klassen said. The incident occurred shor...

Business model of lasting growth in a difficult market

Year 2015 Avinco confirmed once again its leading position in the secondary market of helicopters, and an extensive portfolio of solutions tailored to today's market. Avinco - a global company with assets in Monaco, Ireland, Dubai, Singapore, Russia and the United States has been growing steadily, despite various upheavals in the industry. Since January Avinco closed 18 deals for...

FAA Selects UTC Aerospace Systems to Develop Greener Advanced Nacelle Technologies for Its CLEEN II Initiative

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that UTC Aerospace Systems’ Aerostructures business has been selected to participate in a program to develop new enabling nacelle technologies to reduce engine fuel burn and noise as part of the FAA’s Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) initiative. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Te...

Lufthansa to take legal action against Vereinigung Cockpit’s Group Collective Labor Agreement Committee

The response from the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union to the numerous proposals and offers of talks submitted by Lufthansa has been further strike action, which today is affecting long-haul services and tomorrow will affect all the company’s short- and medium-haul routes, and thereby again subject its customers to unacceptable inconvenience. For the past two years, right up until...