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Moscow's MAKS Air Show Opens at Zhukovsky

International aerospace show MAKS-2015 opens on the airdrome of the Mikhail Gromov Flight Research Institute in the town of Zhukovsky to the southeast of Moscow. It will continue through to August 30. Organizers of the show expect a greater number of participants and visitors than the one reported at MAKS-2013. Russian Minister of Industry and Commerce, Denis Manturov, said the list of count...

Aviation training offered online

Corporate Flight Training has launched an E-Learning Portal and is now offering a number of aviation training courses online. The E-learning program portal compliments the current range of training programs offered. “We use an E-learning program to back up the classroom delivery of our food safety program; however, the addition of the portal ensures that we are able to...

SF50 deliveries sought by year’s end

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) for the Cirrus Aircraft Vision SF50, indicating the agency will conduct formal tests on the aircraft’s type design, airworthiness, performance and handling properties. Cirrus hopes to to achieve Type Certification for the Vision SF50 by the end of 2015 and begin customer deliveries...

Malaysia Airlines Announces Leadership Appointments for Executive Counsel and Head, Marketing

Malaysia Airlines today officially announced the appointment of two leadership positions – Nik Azli Abu Zahar as Executive Counsel with effect from 1st November 2015 and Charles D. McKee as Head of Marketing with effect from 14th September 2015. Announcing the appointment, Malaysia Airlines Berhad’s Chief Executive Officer Designate Christoph Mueller said “On behalf of the man...

New Routes, More Choice Across the Atlantic with Delta and Virgin Atlantic

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Virgin Atlantic Airways will offer customers two new routes across the pond with the introduction of Delta’s nonstop service from Salt Lake City to London Heathrow and New York-JFK to Edinburgh, Scotland, beginning in May 2016. The routes add to the value that the Delta-Virgin Atlantic joint venture provides customers through an aligned route netw...

CALC Announces 2015 Interim Results

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (“CALC” or the “Company”, stock code: 01848.HK), the largest independent operating aircraft lessor in China, today announced strong financial and operating results of the Company and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Group”) for the six months ended 30 June 2015. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS The Group’s r...

American Airlines Appoints Ron DeFeo Vice President Of Communications

American Airlines Group Inc. today announced Ron DeFeo will join the company as Vice President – Global Communications. In this role, DeFeo will report to Elise Eberwein, Executive Vice President – People and Communications and will oversee media relations, social media, employee communications, creative services, employee engagement and community relations. DeFeo’s appointment f...

Intrepid Aviation Announces Executive Appointments

Intrepid Aviation is pleased to announce that Olaf Sachau, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, and Doug Winter, the company’s Chief Commercial Officer, has been promoted to the newly created position of President & Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Sachau and Mr. Winter will take over the leadership responsibility from Frank Pray, Intre...

Avianca Holdings Reports an Adjusted Operating Profit1 of $5.1 Million for the second quarter of 2015

Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE: AVH, BVC: PFAVH) presents the following results pertaining to the 2Q 2015. Financial and operational information is provided in millions of US dollars unless stated otherwise. The following information is presented in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The reconciliation between IFRS and non-IFRS financial...

Emirates SkyCargo to Establish a Second Trade Lane with Iran

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is set to increase its cargo capacity to Iran, when Emirates begins its five non-stop flights to Mashhad from1 September 2015. Mashhad will become Emirates’ second Iranian destination after the capital city Tehran, which Emirates has been serving since March 1990. Last year, Emirates carried more than half a million passengers and trans...

Emirates launches second daily A380 service to Frankfurt

Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, has announced a second daily A380 service to Frankfurt, adding 1,155 seats a week on the route, with 280 in First Class and Business Class. Commencing 1st January 2016, Emirates flights EK47/48, currently operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, will be up-gauged to an A380. The first scheduled A380 service between Frankfurt and Dubai was in...

Flybe confirms expanded winter schedule

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has confirmed today (25th August 2015) an expansion of its 2015-16 Winter schedule to include two brand new routes between Edinburgh and Liverpool, and between Southampton and Dusseldorf, the return of a direct daily service between Exeter and Glasgow, as well as added extra frequency on 20 existing routes that includes the return of conveniently tim...

World's Largest Flight Attendant Union Celebrates 70 Years

Seventy years ago, the Airline Stewardess Association was formed and began to pave the way for what is today the world's largest Flight Attendant union, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA). "AFA is where it all began," said AFA International President Sara Nelson. "Seventy years ago, Edith Lauterbach and fellow United Flight Attendants Ada...

Miracle Flights for Kids® Celebrates 30 Yrs. of Service with New Logo

Miracle Flights for Kids, the nation's leading medical flight organization, recently launched a new logo in honor of its 30 yrs. of community service. "We are so excited to introduce this new logo," said Ann McGee, Founder and National President of Miracle Flights. "A lot of thought and consideration went into creating a logo that represents a high growth national charit...

Qantas to pull out of Jetstar Hong Kong

Australian flag carrierQantas will not pour any more funding into the long-delayed Jetstar Hong Kong low-cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary, according to Qantas CEO Alan Joyce. "From a Qantas perspective we won't be investing any more funds in this airline," Joyce said. The attempt to start a Jetstar Hong Kong operation in partnership with China-based China Eastern Ai...

Aviation of Russian navy will take delivery of more than 50 Su-30SM fighters by 2020

Naval aviation of Russian navy will take delivery of more than 50 Su-30SM fighters by 2020, RIA Novosti reports with reference to Commander of the naval aviation, Major General Igor Kozhin. “The first Su-30SM fighter was delivered to naval aviation of Russian navy in July 2014. Last year the naval aviation took delivery of three Su-30SM aircraft; two more jets of the type were delivered t...

Vertis adds Global jet to South African fleet

Vertis Aviation in has added a Bombardier Global business jet to its Johannesburg charter fleet. This is the fifteenth aircraft added to the Vertis worldwide portfolio. The aircraft is the fourth aircraft in the African based fleet and is registered on the Fortune Air (PTY) Ltd AOC. The front of the cabin incorporates seating for 10 in a combination of club seating, whilst the aft provides t...

Contract for new U.S. long-range bomber due soon -Air Force secretary

U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James on Monday said a contract for a new long-range bomber would be awarded soon, and the project would not be considered a "new start" program that could be halted if Congress fails to pass a budget for fiscal 2016. Northrop Grumman Corp, maker of the B-2 bomber, is competing against a team made up of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp for a deal tha...

2015 Global Sustainable Aviation Summit

ATAG and its partners invite the aviation industry, suppliers, governments, NGOs, regulators, environmental groups and other interested parties to attend the 2015 Global Sustainable Aviation Summit, 29-30 September 2015, Geneva. The Summit will enable an exchange of views in preparation for two key events:  the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties climate talks in December 2015, and the 39th I...

Kenya Airways reduces flights to Juba due to runway closure

Kenya Airways has cancelled its weekend flights to Juba, South Sudan, following closure of the international airport’s runway for repairs. Authorities in South Sudan announced closure of the runway every Saturday and Sunday from last week until April 30, 2016. This will affect all airlines operating into Juba. Kenya Airways operates twice daily to Juba on Saturday and Sunday, on the Em...

Ryanair Launches New Car Hire Service, Powered By Cartrawler

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (25 Aug) launched Ryanair Car Hire and announced a new partnership with CarTrawler, a leading travel-technology platform and online aggregator of car rental services, allowing Ryanair customers to book the widest range of cars at the best prices on the Ryanair.com website. Ryanair’s new car hire partnership with CarTrawler offers...