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Air Canada Inaugurates Non-Stop 787 Dreamliner Service to Dubai

With the departure of AC056, Air Canada inaugurated new service between Toronto and Dubai, the newest addition to its growing international network. The new route will be operated using Air Canada’s most modern aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner featuring its new cabin interior design with three classes of service, including its next generation, lie flat suites in International Busin...

Six Passengers Were Kicked Off Plane at LAX Accused Of Being Unruly, They Claim Discrimination

Six black passengers, who were kicked off a Spirit Airlines plane at Los Angeles International Airport Monday night, accused a flight attendant of discrimination. The African-American travelers said they were singled out and booted off the aircraft because of their skin color. "I'm really humiliated just for the simple fact that you hear about this type of stuff happening in Am...

Eighth and final RAAF C-17 delivered

The RAAF officially welcomed its eighth and last Boeing C-17 Globemaster airlifter into service at RAAF Base Amberley on Wednesday. The aircraft, A41-212, landed at Amberley on Monday, with the final delivery marked by a small ceremony at Amberley on Wednesday attended by Minister for Defence Materiel and Science Mal Brough, Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Leo Davies and ...

Tigerair Australia credits BAE Systems Australia for improved punctuality

Tigerair Australia has credited BAE Systems Australia for helping the low-cost carrier improve on-time performance and reduce cancellations over the past two years. In October 2013, BAE Systems signed its first non-military engineering support contract in Australia to provide base maintenance services for Tigerair’s fleet of Airbus A320s. To support the Tigerair business, BAE...

Warbirds Downunder 2015 to feature a pair of Red Bull racers

Warbirds Downunder 2015 will feature flying performances from Red Bull Air Race competitors Nigel Lamb and Matt Hall. Having recently competed against each other in the Red Bull Air Race World Championships, Lamb and Hall will turn their attention to flying warbird aircraft when they head to Temora for the airshow. Hall, a former Royal Australian Air Force Wing Commander, finished second in...

Qantas and Vietnam Airlines Unveil Big Growth Plans for Jetstar Pacific

Qantas and Vietnam Airlines have committed to a long-term expansion of their Jetstar Pacific joint venture that could more than double the size of the Vietnamese low-cost carrier's fleet to 30 over the next five years. That would make Jetstar Pacific the largest of Qantas's budget Asian offshoots, ahead of Singapore's Jetstar Asia and Jetstar Japan, which have 18 and 20 aircraf...

Hong Kong Airport Studies Adding Day and Night Flights Ahead of 2-Runway Capacity Crunch

The Airport Authority may increase take-offs at night to tackle a looming capacity crunch at Chek Lap Kok before a third runway is built, lawmakers were told yesterday. Daytime capacity could also be raised from the present maximum of 68 take-offs and landings per hour -- which the operator said would be reached next year -- to 70 movements. The plans were part of a two-pronged approach...

Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Nine-Month Net Profit Up 24% Year on Year

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) reported its net profit increased 24.35 percent in the first nine months of this year due to strong air travel demand. Its net profit for the nine months ended September 30 was 926.277 million yuan, climbing 24.35 percent over the same period a year earlier. Basic earing per share stood at 0.81 yuan. According to a statement filed with the Sh...

Small Airlines Push for More Access at New York Airports

Virgin America Inc. and four other small carriers are pressing federal regulators to change "slot management" practices at New York's three big airports to boost competition in the largest U.S. air market, said Virgin America Chief Executive David Cush. His San Francisco-based discount carrier and the other four filed a letter on Tuesday urging the chiefs of the Federal Aviat...

Volcano Spews Fresh Ash Cloud, Forcing Bali Airport to Close

Flights to and from Bali, including several involving Singapore, were cancelled yesterday due to a new volcanic ash cloud from Mount Rinjani in Lombok, Indonesia's second-highest volcano that is active. The ash forced the Indonesian authorities to issue an order to close the Ngurah Rai International Airport on Bali for four hours until 11:30 p.m., temporarily grounding all flights to t...

Goat Farts Force Singapore Airlines Plane to Make Emergency Landing After Gas Set Off Smoke Alarms

An aeroplane was forced to make an emergency landing after the gas of 2,186 animals was mistaken for smoke in the cargo hold. The Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter plane, which was en-route from Adelaide, Australia to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, was diverted to Bali Denpasar on October 26 following the urgent announcement. Upon landing, emergency services boarded the aircra...

Jet Aviation expands aircraft management services with insurance benefits analysis

Jet Aviation has introduced a new comparative analysis of insurance benefits service based on specific aircraft flight operation requirements. The service aims to clarify insurance options and help ensure maximum flight operation safety at competitive rates. In response to numerous client and industry requests for clarification of aircraft insurance schemes available to the market, Jet Aviation...

Possible buyer emerges for TNT Express airline activities

Belgian maritime group Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB), which is a 51% shareholder in Dublin-based ASL Aviation Group, has registered an interest in taking on TNT Express’ airline activities. TNT Express is being acquired by FedEx and, if the deal succeeds, TNT’s European airline operations will have to be divested due to airline ownership regulations. This has sparked inte...

Wizz Air shareholders approve order for 110 Airbus A321neos

Wizz Air’s shareholders have approved the proposed purchase of 110 Airbus A321neos from Airbus during a general meeting held on Nov. 3. The airline’s owners voted 100% in favor of the aircraft acquisition during the meeting, which was held at Wizz Air’s Geneva offices. Wizz Air signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the aircraft at the Paris Air Show in Ju...

S7 Group owner abandons Transaero deal

S7 Group co-owner Vladislav Filev—who bought 51% of Transaero shares right before authorities pulled its air operator’s certificate—has pulled out of the deal. The official reason given is that Transaero owners failed to consolidate 51% of shares that are free and discharged. But Transaero co-founder Alexander Pleshakov accused Filev of the deal collapse. In a statement,...

Shaheen 737 heavily damaged during landing

A Boeing 737-400 aircraft operated by Pakistani carrier Shaheen Air International has suffered severe damage upon landing at Allama Iqbal International airport in Lahore. Local media says the aircraft, registered AP-BJO, had operated flight NL142 from Karachi when its main landing gear failed upon landing. Images on social media show the aircraft resting on grass, with at least one...

Wings Alliance looks to transform UK pilot training

A new training system initiative about to be launched in the UK is intended to offer prospective commercial pilots a route to the cockpit at around half the cost of the integrated courses created for major airlines. Being established by partners including Bristol Groundschool, Cardiff Aviation and several other approved training organisations, the Wings Alliance will be formally launc...

Nextant G90XT certification "imminent"

Nextant Aerospace has completed certification testing of its G90XT twin-engined turboprop, and says US approval for the remanufactured Beechcraft King Air C90 is “imminent”. The programme was launched by Nextant two years ago in partnership with engine manufacturer GE Aviation, with the G90XT having made its first flight in January 2015. The upgraded aircraft features GE H75-10...

WestJet reports record third quarter 2015 net earnings

WestJet today announced its third quarter 2015 results, with record net earnings of $101.8 million, or $0.82 per diluted share, as compared with the adjusted net earnings1 of $85.4 million, or $0.66 per diluted share reported in the third quarter of 2014, up 19.2 per cent and 24.2 per cent, respectively, notwithstanding the significant weakening of the Canadian dollar year over year and...

AFI KLM E&M Components China Granted EASA Certification

AFI KLM E&M Components China, a wholly owned AIRFRANCE KLM subsidiary, was established in Shanghai in 2013 to repair avionics components and wasCAAC-certified in November of that year. Recently in 2015, EASA, the European Aviation Safety Agency also awarded the China subsidiary EASA Part-145 approval under number EASA.145.0721. “This is a v...

Avtrade announce appointment of new Regional Sales Director – Dubai

Avtrade is pleased to announce the appointment of Aymeric de Warren as Regional Sales Director – Dubai. An aviation professional, based in Dubai, Aymeric will be responsible for the Dubai office and team. Focus will be on progression of business opportunities, strong sales growth and development of existing and new customer relationships and support. With valuable knowledge and experie...