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Tony Tyler to Retire as IATA Director General and CEO in June 2016

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that its Director General and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tony Tyler, will retire in June 2016 after serving five years in the position. “Tony Tyler is a very effective leader of IATA, who is achieving much in his role as Director General and CEO. I regret that he will be leaving the Association, but...

Skygreece Airlines - Important Message

SkyGreece Airlines would like to apologize to all of its passengers who have been affected as a result of the Company’s current operational crisis. The founders, managers and employees of SkyGreece care deeply about their passengers and have been working around the clock to resolve the problem. Shortly after launching scheduled international service in May, SkyGreece suffered financial se...

Republic teetering after pilot union refuses to allow vote

Republic Airways Holdings said stalled labor talks with its pilots could force it down “an alternative path” that may include a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Indianapolis-based Republic, the parent company of regional carriers Republic Airlines and Shuttle America, has presented its “last, best and final”contract offer to its more than 2,000 pilots, who are represen...

Filipino, Russian carriers look to expand market

Following the signing of an upgraded air services agreement (ASA) between Russia and the Philippines, at least five carriers have flagged interest in operating new schedules between the two countries. “We were able to come to an understanding that is mutually beneficial and . . . that significantly expands cooperation between our countries,” said Philippines’ Transportati...

China Express Airlines Takes Delivery of 19th CRJ900NG

A brand new Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional aircraft touched down at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG) at 12:35 p.m. on Friday, and officially joined the fleet of China Express Airlines (G5). This is the 7th CRJ900NG introduced by the regional airline in 2015 and the 19th CRJ900NG in its fleet.  The arrival of the new aircraft increases it...

Okay Airways Chairman Donates 500,000 Yuan for Firefighters Killed in Tianjin Blasts

Mr. Wang Shusheng, chairman of Okay Airways (BK) made a personal donation of 500,000 yuan on Aug. 14 to the families of firefighters who lost their lives in Tianjin blasts. The money was donated through Tianjin Society for Promotion of the Guangcai Program to offer condolences to the families of the martyrs. 

Etihad Airways Appoints Lindsay White Vice President Australia and Asia Pacific

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Mr Lindsay White to the new position of Vice President for Australia and Asia Pacific. In this role, Mr White will assume responsibility for the entire Asia Pacific region, adding China, Japan, Korea and Thailand to his current portfolio of Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and...

New Direct Flight from China to Bring NZ$100 Million Spending Boost to the South

The South Island's economy will be boosted by an extra NZ$100 million of visitor spending with a new year-round service to Christchurch from Asia's largest airline. Christchurch Airport announced on Friday that China Southern Airlines will fly directly between Guangzhou, in the south of China, and Christchurch from December this year. President and chief executive of China South...

BAA Training and TSI hosting an Open Door Day

Aviation training centre BAA Training (Vilnius, Lithuania) and Transport and Telecommunications Institute (Riga, Latvia) are inviting to the open door day in order to introduce newly developed Engineering Science in Aviation Transport and ATPL(A) pilot license studies program. The event will take place on the 29th of August at the TSI facilities in Riga, Latvia. The newly developed studies prog...

HAITEC Successfully Completes First D-Check on Boeing 747-400

HAITEC Aircraft Maintenance recently performed its first D-Check on a Boeing 747-400. "A D-Check is by far the most comprehensive and demanding check for an aircraft. The aircraft is basically taken apart completely, each part is checked thoroughly. Any material fatigue, hair cracks or any other damages are detected and repaired”, explains Frank Rott, CEO at HAITEC. Completing such a...

STLC and SCAT signed a lease agreement for 15 Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft

State Transport Leasing Company (STLC) and SCAT air carrier (Kazakhstan) signed a lease agreement for 15 Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft at MAKS-2015 international airshow, press-service of STLC reports. The document was signed by STLC CEO Sergey Khramagin, and SCAT President Vladimir Denisov. “Under the agreement the lease term for each jet is 144 months since the date of delivery. Other...

Russia delivered a batch of Mi-35M and Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopters to Iraq

Another batch of Mi-35M and Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopters was delivered to Iraq by An-124 Ruslan transport aircraft, a source told TASS at MAKS-2015 airshow. In accordance with the delivery schedule, Iraq took delivery of four Mi-35M and four Mi-28NE attack helicopters. The vehicles feature the full combat configuration and are fitted with the night vision equipment, TASS reports with...

Turkish Airlines and LOT to partnership towards future joint venture agreement

Turkish Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines have agreed on a major expansion of commercial ties. Both sides have signed a letter of understanding, which will initiate an enhanced cooperation between relevant Polish, Turkish and beyond markets and also deepen commercial cooperation on the existing ones.   Recognising the great significance of deepening the cooperation and desiring to create...

Emirates forms strategic partnership MCI

mirates and MCI have announced a global alliance which will see Emirates becoming the official airline of its large and international events. MCI in turn will be the preferred Professional Congress Organiser (PCO) for Emirates. The strategic partnership will help Emirates build a strong MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition) commercial brand in the meetings industry and bette...

Dr Temel Kotil to speak at ACI Airport Exchange

General Manager and CEO of Turkish Airlines Dr Temel Kotil is to deliver the keynote speech at the Istanbul New Airport Development Conference.The conference will be a key feature of this years ACI Airport Exchange, hosted by İGA Havalimanı İşletmesi A.Ş who are due to open the €10.2 billion Istanbul New Airport in 2018. The ACI Airport Exchange is to be held in Istanbul and is expecting t...

Superjet move for Iran as Sattari visits Moscow show

Reports that Iran's days of buying Russian aircraft are over, have been scuppered by the country's vice president for science and technology, Sorena Sattari, who attended MAKS - Russia's largest air show near Moscow this week. Sattari spent more than two hours touring exhibits with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He paid special attention to Sukhoi Superjet. According to the...

Mohamed Bouderbala steps up as new chief executive for Air Algerie

Air Algerie is hoping to draw a line in the sand with the appointment of new chief executive Mohamed Bouderbala. Martin Rivers and Vincent Chappard look at the challenges facing Algeria's flag-carrier.  Mohamed Bouderbala takes to the helm of Air Algerie following a tumultuous period at the state-owned flag-carrier, which suffered its worst ever disaster in 2014 and is coming under inc...

New European Union regulation to affect Middle East aviation

A new European reporting regulation is intended to encourage an open aviation safety culture and has implications for Middle East organisations aligned to European standards. Chuck Grieve reports. The ancient Greek historian, Plutarch, recognised the folly of killing the messenger who brought bad news. Despite ample evidence to support that view, some modern cultures continue to punish peopl...

New Saudi-Ukrainian aircraft programme launched

Ukrainian manufacturer Antonov has formally announced the launch of its new Antonov An-132 military freighter. The aircraft, which is a derivative of the existing An-32 Cline, will be produced jointly by Ukraine and Saudi Arabia for both military and civilian use. Jon Lake looks at the programme.  This Antonov announcement, at the Paris International Airshow, followed the signature of cont...

Brisbane Airport breaks ground on new hotel complexes

Construction of the $150 million Brisbane Airport Hotels and Conference Centre commenced 26 of August. Owners and developers, Anthony Flynn of Flynn Property Group and Scott Flynn of Scott Flynn Properties, were on site with Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and Brisbane Airport Corporation’s Julieanne Alroe to mark the milestone with the first turning of the sod. The development sets a new benc...

Frankfurt Airport - Construction of its new €3 billion Terminal

Construction of its new €3 billion Terminal set to begin before year-end. PROJECT DETAILS Location: Frankfurt Airport Important developments: New Terminal 3 Scheduled opening date: 2022 Principal companies involved: TBC Total investment: Up to €3 billion Frankfurt Airport has confirmed its intention to start work on the construction of its new T...