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India Launches World's First Solar-powered Airport

The world's first ever fully solar-powered airport has been launched in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The Indian government has already directed other airports around the country to start incorporating solar energy into their daily operations. Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan reports from Kochi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YILtyIkeANg    

Swiss Aviation Training completes Airbus-Boeing simulator conversion

Swiss Aviation Training (SAT) has converted the first Airbus full-flight simulator (FFS) to the latest version of theBoeing 777-300ER. The EASA-certified FFS has been put into training operations for Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). The new device was converted from an existing Airbus A330/340 simulator and is located in SAT’s Kloten training facilities, near Zurich Airport. It...

Kaliningrad subsidy program status

Russian airlines carried more than 125,000 passengers on Kaliningrad-Moscow and Kaliningrad-Saint Petersburg routes within the framework of Kaliningrad subsidy program for the first four months. According to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, since April 15, 2015, RUB269 million ($4.09 million) was spent for subsidies, 64% of its budget of RUB420 million. T...

Ankara will become third Turkish Airlines hub

Rapidly growing Turkish Airlines is developing the nation’s capital airport, Ankara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB), into its third hub. Its two other major hubs are in Istanbul—Atatürk and (IST) Sabiha Gökçen (SAW) airports. “We want to make Ankara a hub for scheduled domestic and international operations,” CEO Temel Kotil told ATW....

Etihad Airways teams up with lifestyle concierge service provider Ten Group

Etihad Airways has teamed up with leading global concierge service provider Ten Group to serve the unique needs of guests travelling in The Residence by Etihad, onboard the airline's Airbus A380 fleet. Ten Group will provide a specially trained Etihad Lifestyle Concierge team who will work closely with the airline’s London Savoy-trained Residence by Etihad Butlers. Utilising intellige...

Etihad Airways launches new 'fare choices'

Etihad Airways will implement a new fare structure from 14 September 2015 to provide more choice and clarity when booking flights. A total of eight new ‘Fare Choices’ will be introduced, allowing travellers to tailor their bookings to their individual needs. The ‘Fare Choices’ are transparent and differ in baggage allowance, flexibility and included benefits that otherwi...

Pegasus Airlines to commence services to Baghdad

Pegasus Airlines is to start services from Istanbul Baghdad, Iraq, three times a week from September 1. Pegasus will operate the flights from Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport.  The Turkish airline will also serve Erbil, in the northern Kurdistan region of Iraq, four times weekly from September 10.  

Fedex reaches tentative agreement with pilots

FedEx (FDX.N) pilots tentatively agreed with the package delivery company on an amended collective bargaining agreement, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) said. Fedex and its pilots have been negotiating on employment conditions since 2011. FedEx management filed for a mediation process with the National Mediation Board in October 2014. The terms of the agreement are not being released...

Europe's Stoxx 600 Falls 13% From April High, Enters Correction

A three-day selloff culminated in Europe’s benchmark equity gauge falling 13 percent from its record. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index entered a correction, following the U.K.’s FTSE 100 Index on Thursday. Thirteen out of 18 western-European markets have lost 10 percent or more from their highs, with Germany’s DAX Index down 18 percent. The stock rout that began last week after C...

9th International Aircraft Repossession Summit

Thursday 5th November 2015 Dubai, UAE Following the previous success of the conference in London, Dublin, Miami, Dubai and India, the 9th summit will explore the latest developments in the field of aircraft repossession and recovery.  The event will provide the platform for high level debate, exchange of ideas and information as well as extensive networking opportunities for av...

Capital Assured Announces Strategic Partnership with Florida Lifestyle and Business Exhibition in Dubai

Real estate investment, management and development firm Capital Assured is to become the strategic partner for the Florida Dubai Link: Lifestyle and Business Exhibition in Dubai, September 6-7th 2015.    With a new direct daily flight between Dubai and Orlando offered by Emirates Airlines from September 1st, this is the perfe...

Pan Am International Flight Academy Approved by FAA to Provide ATP-CTP Training

Pan Am International Flight Academy announced today it has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), effective immediately, to conduct the Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP-CTP), a new training requirement for pilots wishing to qualify for the FAA Airline Transport Pilot exam. Increased safety was the number one goal in the FAA changes made which incl...

Flight training for the modern age

FlightSafety International and West Virginia University Institute of Technology have launched an aviation management degree program partnership. The program enables students to receive college credit from West Virginia University Institute of Technology for courses completed at FlightSafety Academy. In addition, WVU Tech and FlightSafety Academy will develop an FAA-approved Bac...

FAA certify Second FlightSafety G280 simulator to Level D

FlightSafety’s second Gulfstream G280 simulator has been qualified to Level D status by the US FAA. Both simulators are located at FlightSafety’s learning centre in Dallas, Texas. “FlightSafety is pleased and proud to support the growing number of Gulfstream aircraft owners and operators around the world.” David Davenport, executive vice president at FlightSafety...

Gulfstream set to exhibit at CIBAS 2015

Gulfstream will display a G550 at the China International Business Aviation Show. The event will take place in September at Beijing International Airport. Gulfstream say that the G550 is the ideal aircraft for people who travel in China. “China has been a strong market for Gulfstream with more than 100 Gulfstream aircraft in the country. Beijing is especially important, because it is h...

Greenpoint starts second 787 VIP completion

Greenpoint Technologies has begun work on its second Boeing 787 VIP interior completion. The VIP 787 is at Greenpoint’s Moses Lake, Washington State widebody facility The Greenpoint designed interior completion will take roughly eighteen months to finish. Delivery of the completed aircraft is expected in early 2017. “The 787 is a fascinating aircraft to modify. The sophisticate...

Boeing, Vietnam Airlines Sign Exclusive Pilot Training Agreement

Boeing and Vietnam Airlines announced a five-year exclusive pilot-training agreement to support the Hanoi-based airline's 787 Dreamliners. Under the agreement, Boeing Flight Services, a business unit of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, will provide flight training for the airline's new 787 Dreamliner fleet at Boeing's Singapore training campus. Nearly 90 Vietnam Airlin...

Eyes on the Skies in India As Aviation Industry Soars

Enforcement of safety standards in India's aviation industry is not keeping pace with the rapid growth of the sector, experts warn. A number of pilots in India have been securing licences after barely flying because of fudged documents, while the regulator is ill-equipped to monitor safety of aircraft and personnel as airlines continue to expand and more carriers take to the skies in the co...

Duncan Aviation Drops AOG Fees for Parts & Exchange Orders

LINCOLN, NEB — Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce that the company will no longer charge AOG fees for aircraft parts and exchange orders, including parts shipped directly from Rockwell Collins or Honeywell. “Our customers know they can contact Duncan Aviation Parts and Rotables Sales and receive emergency parts and exchange services 24 hours a day, including after hours and on w...

Magnetic MRO Introduces High Pressure Compressor Blades Blend Repair Services for CFM56 Family Engines

Total Technical Care provider Magnetic MRO (www.magneticmro.com) based in Tallinn, Estonia launches High Pressure Compressor (HPC) Blades Boroblend Repair Service for CFM56-3, -5A,-5B and -7B Engines. With the addition of HPC Blend Repair Capability, Magnetic MRO will be able to assist in AOG situations caused by FOD and be a very cost-effective solution for aircraft owners and airlines. The af...

Iron Maiden frontman will sell planes.

The frontmen ofIron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson will sell private jets. Specialty shop will be opened in the Harrods, London. There will be six-seater business jets Eclipse 550 for sale. The approximate cost of each aircraft will be around 2.2 million pounds. They are exposed until the end of August. Potential buyers will be able to receive in-store consultation of upplier c...