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404 thousand visitors and exhibitors took part in MAKS-2015 airshow

The 12th MAKS-2015 international airshow was held in Zhukovsky (Moscow Region) during a period from August 25th to August 30th. Despite difficult economic and political situation the value of contracts signed at the airshow exceeded 350 billion rubles. 404 thousand visitors and exhibitors took part in MAKS-2015 airshow, press-service of Aviasalon reports. In his opening speech at the...

Team Russia won silver medals at FAI World Aerobatic Championship

The 28th FAI World Aerobatic Championship was held in France. Following the results of the competition, Russian pilot Mikhail Mamistov took the second place in the men’s overall standings, Svetlana Kapanina came in second in the women’s overall standings, press-service of Airport of Regions Holding Company reports. “Gold medals were won by French pilots – Alexa...

Xiamen Air Receives Its 125th Boeing Jetliner

Xiamen Air (MF) took delivery of a brand new B737-800 aircraft on Sep. 5, marking the carrier's 125th airplane. The new Boeing jetliner, Registration B-6489, became the 12th new plane introduced by the carrier this year. Xiamen Air, which is 51 percent owned by China Southern Airlines (CZ), currently operates a fleet of 125 Boeing aircraft, including 17 737-700s, 97 737-800s, six 757-200...

Saudi-led coalition jets kill 20 at a wake in Yemen: residents

Jets belonging to a Saudi-led coalition killed at least 20 people at a wake in northern Yemen on Sunday, local tribesmen said, as warplanes pounded Houthis and other forces behind a missile strike that had killed dozens of Gulf Arab soldiers. The air strikes targeted troops loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, an ally of the Houthis, across the country and hit a Houthi base in what had...

HAECO Group names new senior managers

HAECO Group today announced seven senior management appointments, which will be effective from September 2015. James Barrington is appointed Group Director Airframe Services. He was previously Director Corporate Development of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited. Greg Hughes is appointed Group Director Components & Engine Services. He was previously Commercial Director and Chief Operating Off...

Riyadh International Airport Terminal 5 work to be completed by the end of 2015

06-Sep-2015 His Excellency Mr. Sulaiman Bin Abdullah Al-Hamdan, President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), visited the new Terminal 5 in King Khaled International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh to inspect the work in progress and the achievements made to date. His Excellency was accompanied by Mr. Yousef Bin Ibrahim Al-Abdan, Director of KKIA, Mr. Basem Bin Abdul...

Small Planet seals 5 year deal with Cambodia's Sky Angkor

Sky Angkor Airlines (ZA, Phnom Penh) has signed a five-year co-operation agreement with the Small Planet Group. Under the agreement's terms, each winter Small Planet Airlines (S5, Vilnius) will base part of its fleet in Asia to provide capacity to the fledgling Cambodian operator. From November 2015 to March 2016, four A320-200s will be used transport tourists, among o...

CAAC supported Hong Kong Airport with third runway plans

Jack So Chak-kwong, Chairman of Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA), recently met with Li Jiaxiang, Director General of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) in Beijing. During the meeting, Mr So introduced the latest developments at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), and also visited Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) to learn about the progress of the new airport that...

Petition Calls for Airline Seat Standards to End the Cabin Crush

With commercial airlines packing more passengers per plane, many fliers believe that the federal government should adopt minimum airline seat standards for legroom and width to ensure the safety and comfort of travelers. That is the sentiment of more than 30,000 people who signed a petition that was sent last month to Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta. The petiti...

Indonesia AirAsia X Could Be Grounded, Stranding Bali Travellers

Indonesia AirAsia X, which sells cheap flights from Melbourne and Sydney to Bali, is in danger of being grounded by Indonesian authorities next month for not meeting a regulatory requirement to have at least 10aircraft in its fleet. The move would be a blow to Australian holidaymakers and to the airline, which already damaged its reputation by selling flights from Melbourne to Bali last ye...

Honeywell's Innovative Helicopter Technologies on Display at the 2015 China Helicopter Exposition

Honeywell Aerospace will display its HTS900 and LTS101 turboshaft helicopter engines as well as its Sky Connect Tracker III communications system at the 2015 China Helicopter Exposition Sep. 9 to 13, 2015, at booth C107 at the AVIC Helicopter - Free Trade Zone area of Tianjin Port. The exposition is the only national level exhibition for helicopters with an air flight show, which aims to prom...

Lufthansa Pilots' Union Calls Strike for Tuesday

A union representing Lufthansa pilots has called a one-day strike at the German airline's long-distance and cargo operations on Tuesday - the latest in a string of walkouts. The Vereinigung Cockpit union has hit various Lufthansa units with more than a dozen short-term walkouts over recent months. The dispute centers on the airline's plans to cut transition payments for pilots want...

Slash Airport Taxes and Reform Visas for Chinese Visitors, British Airways Boss Urges Osborne

The head of the company behind British Airways has stepped up his campaign to cut aviation taxes and reform visas for Chinese visitors, urging George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to implement the measures to boost tourism to Britain. Willie Walsh, the chief executive of International Airlines Group, has written a letter to Mr Osborne calling on him to cut Air Passenger Du...

Chinese Travel Search Site Partners Amadeus for Global Expansion

A fast-growing Chinese travel aggregation site has teamed up with Amadeus as it bids to expand internationally. Shijie99, which targets inbound tourism to China and Chinese travellers in overseas markets, has penned a new multi-year agreement that will give it access to Amadeus' global air, hotel, car rental and rail content. It will also deploy Amadeus' Master Pricer search technology...

Bomb Hoax Delays Chengdu Airlines Flight for Three Hours at Hangzhou Airport

A bomb hoax made by a male passenger at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) delayed Flight EU2206 of Chengdu Airlines (EU) from Hangzhou to Chengdu for nearly three hours last Thursday night. According to the airline, the Chengdu-bound flight is estimated to take off from Hangzhou at 8:10 p.m. During the boarding procedure, a middle-aged male passenger claimed that...

Jet2 Bans 14 Passengers for Life

British leisure airline Jet2 has banned 14 passengers for life after they allegedly threatened cabin crew and forced a plane to divert to Portugal. The plane was flying from Glasgow to Tenerife when the crew decided to make an unscheduled landing in Faro, Portugal so the disruptive holidaymakers could be kicked off the plane. Jet2 claimed the unruly men were "aggressive and ve...

Aeroflot-Transaero Deal, Bigger But Not Better: Analysts

By acquiring its struggling rival Transaero, Russia's largest airline Aeroflot is likely to find itself in a tight spot with an additional debt burden and a fleet of ageing aircraft, analysts said. State-controlled Aeroflot announced this week its purchase of 75 percent plus one of Transaero's shares for the symbolic price of one ruble, citing the privately-held airline's...

Facebook Competition for Free First Class Tickets Is a Hoax: Emirates

Emirates airline has denied any connection with a new social media competition offering free airline tickets, calling it a "hoax". "The recent competition on Facebook offering free flights is a hoax and has nothing to do with Emirates," the airline said in a statement sent to Emirates 24|7. "Our competitions are always run from our officially verified socia...

After Emergencies, Airline Fuel Policy Under Scanner

Two incidents of aircraft declaring fuel emergencies on Thursday night and the diversion of 10 flights to Bengaluru have brought the fuel uplift policies of airlines into question. On Thursday, a Jet Airways ATR (Madurai-Chennai flight) and an IndiGo Airbus A320 aircraft (Kolkata-Chennai) declared fuel emergencies, after being diverted to Bengaluru from Chennai due to runway closure....

A Great Deal of Luck Helped Qantas Reversal

A year ago the Herald's view of Qantas tallied with a commonly held belief among business analysts, economists and, indeed, the flying public. Australia's flag carrier was on the nose, its leadership struggling and its finances shaky to the point where it wanted taxpayers to help out. Some observers even wanted to change the Qantas Sale Act to allow greater foreign investment in the nation...

Emirates Fined 55,000 Rupees for Losing Baggage 7 Years Ago

The state consumer commission has slapped Emirates Airlines with a fine of 55,000 rupees for losing the baggage of a passenger about seven years ago, and said, payment of damages could not be restricted to the terms of any act, as "there is no bar to grant justifiable compensation for causing mental agony." Ashok Balasubramanian said he was doing a commercial pilot license c...