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Delta, China Eastern finalize expanded partnership

Delta and China Eastern Airlines finalized the expansion of its partnership by holding a signing ceremony for its expanded partnership Tuesday in Shanghai. The agreement, which includes a $450 million investment by Delta to acquire a 3.55 percent stake in China Eastern, was signed by Delta President Ed Bastian and Ma Xulun, President of China Eastern, and witnessed by more than 30 executives an...

Jetstar announces low fares to four new regional destinations, five routes

Jetstar today unveiled its new regional network in New Zealand, launching low fares on five routes between Nelson, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Auckland and Wellington. Nelson-Auckland and Napier-Auckland flights will take off from the beginning of December*, in time for the busy tourism season in both popular holiday destinations. New Plymouth-Auckland, Palmerston North-Auckland...

Qatar Airways Rolls Out ‘Croamis’ – The Most Comprehensive And Advanced Cargo Management System In The Industry

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has designed and implemented a next generation cargo management system named CROAMIS to manage its end-to-end airline cargo business processes. CROAMIS, Qatar Airways’ Cargo Reservations, Operations, Accounting and Management Information System, is a single system serving the airline’s entire global cargo network, designed to scale with...

Turkish Airlines reports USD 4.78 billion sales revenue and USD 406 million net profit in the first half of 2015

Passengers carried to GCC increases by 7.8 percent reaching 1.35 million passengers; increases by 6.1 percent to the UAE • Business class passengers to the GCC increases by 9 percent; up 16.5 percent for the UAE Dubai, UAE; September 2, 2015: Turkish Airlines, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, reported first half 2015 consolidated financ...

National Safety Forum to Debut at NBAA2015

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that its inaugural National Safety Forum will be conducted on the third and final day of the Association’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015), which is set for Nov. 17 to 19 in Las Vegas, NV. The daylong forum will bring together top government and industry leaders to discuss the principal safety issue...

Boeing, PGZ to Pursue Broad Aerospace and Defense Collaboration

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), one of the largest defence groups in Europe, have signed a broad-based agreement outlining areas where Boeing and PGZ member companies may collaborate in support of the Technical Modernization Plan of the Polish Armed Forces. Boeing will access talent and innovation within Poland’s defense industry while cooperating with PGZ companies...

AMAC Returns to Service Two A319 VIP Aircraft

AMAC Aerospace Switzerland is proud to announce the successful return to service of two A319 VIP aircrafts. STC level modification and a heavy base maintenance project completed AMAC Aerospace Switzerland AG has successfully returned to service an A319 VIP aircraft after a STC level modification and a heavy base maintenance project. This major refurbishment and modification...

MTU Maintenance Extends V2500 MRO Contract with Turkish Carrier Atlasglobal

Thanks to their long-term relationship, MTU Maintenance and the Turkish carrier Atlasglobal Airlines, formally known as Atlasjet Airlines, have extended their cooperation regarding the maintenance of Atlasglobal’s V2500 engines.  Over the next five years, MTU Maintenance will continue to provide the airline with exclusive MRO services for this engine type. The cooperation between MTU...

Gulfstream Opens Paint Facility In Savannah For Product Support

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it has opened a paint facility in Savannah specifically for in-service aircraft. The state-of-the art building is expected to create 100 new jobs; approximately 80 of which have already been filled. Paint technicians will induct the facility’s first customer aircraft next week. “Demand for new Gulfstream aircraft is strong and so is the dem...

New Chengdu Airport Secures 12 Billion Yuan Bank Loan

Chengdu's new airport is set to be built after Agricultural Bank of China agreed to bankroll its development, Sichuan Daily reported Tuesday. The bank has agreed to loan the 12 billion yuan to fund the development of the new airport, which is set to be built on near Lujia town of Jianyang city, 51.5 kilometers away from the center of Chengdu city. With a total investment of 69....

IndiGo Adjudged Best Low-Cost Airline in Central Asia, Qatar Airways Tops World Ranking

Skytrax, the specialist research advisors to the air transport industry, recently declared the ranking forairlines and airports from across the world. Among the leading airlines in the world featured India's IndiGo Airlines, which was adjudged the best low-cost airline in central Asia. The World's best airlines ranking, which was topped by the Qatar airways featured IndiG...

Stratajet Set to Launch Online Charter Booking Engine

Online charter booking engine Stratajet is set to roll out its service to private aviation consumers on September 28. The UK-based company, which claims to offer the only real-time online booking engine for charter flights, has established a database of up to 500 available aircraft for which its software will generate live pricing information. In a project called Operation Long Reach,...

Air Canada seeks to turn Toronto into premier international hub

Air Canada plans to aggressively market Toronto Pearson International Airport as “North America’s first global transit hub.” Speaking at the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas, Air Canada president-passenger airlines Ben Smith said the airline has failed to properly leverage Toronto’s location on the world map in the past, but plans to re...

The future of Transaero VIP "Imperial"

News about "Aeroflot" buying "Transaero" scattered all over the Russia in just minutes. Experts are giving estimates, the passengers are worried, the number of reposts in socil media is growing. Aerocredo, as a company operating in the market of VIP transportation, is thinking about the essential matter - business aviation. The aircraft fleet of the company...

Air Seychelles welcomes new Airbus A320 Aircraft into Fleet

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, today celebrated a momentous occasion when it officially welcomed a new Airbus A320 aircraft into its international fleet. The aircraft is named “Silhouette” after the third-largest granitic island in the archipelago, located 20 kilometres northwest of the main island of Mahé. The new aircraft has been regist...

Jeppesen Distribution Manager Now Available For Windows-based Avionics Updates

Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, will now offer customers a new service platform to update their avionics data, Jeppesen Distribution Manager (JDM) for Windows. The former Jeppesen Services Update Manager (JSUM) is now available as JDM for Windows and is being released in a phased approach across the Jeppesen large avionics data services customer base to ensure a seamless t...

First Look: KLM's First 787-9 Dreamliner

First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines(KLM) today emerged from the final assembly line at Paine Field, Everett. The Dutch carrier published a photo of its first 787-9 Dreamliner via its official Twitter account on Aug. 31, saying "Work in progress: our first Boeing 787-9!" The 787-9, Registration PH-BHA, is still in the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington...

Pilots' union threatens renewed strikes at Lufthansa

Pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) threatened renewed strike action at Lufthansa, saying the German flag carrier had rejected its offer of concessions in a long-running dispute that has cost the airline hundreds of millions of euros. Walkouts could start any time and could hit Lufthansa, its cargo arm Lufthansa Cargo and its budget carrier Germanwings, VC said in a statement on Wednesday....

FL Technics receives EASA Part 145 certificate for Sukhoi Superjet 100-95

FL Technics, a global provider of one-stop-shop aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, is delighted to announce the extension of its EASA Part 145 certificate by addingSukhoi Superjet 100-95 aircraft type to its capabilities. From the 31st of August, 2015 onwards, FL Technics engineers are ready to offer both scheduled and unscheduled checks, defect rectification, minor component r...

Lufthansa Begins GDS Surcharge, Claims Direct Connectivity Gaining Interest

European carrier Lufthansa has not bowed to any of the industry pressure of recent months and today introduced its controversial GDS levy. Every booking made via an intermediary using a global distribution system (Sabre, Travelport or Amadeus) will now face an additional Eur16 levy on the fare. Lufthansa announced in June that it would begin the Distribution Cost Charge on September 1, trigg...

Halifax-Based Airline CanJet Suspends Operations

CanJet, a Halifax-based charter airline, has suspended its operations due to unprofitability. CanJet's president, Stephen Rowe, confirmed to CTV News on Tuesday that his company is suspending all flight operations because management has been unable to find a place in the marketplace. The last remaining scheduled flight has been flown, he said. Rowe says the company is taking a step...