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Sichuan Airlines to Reschedule Flights to Jeju Next Month

China's largest all-Airbus fleet operator Sichuan Airlines (3U) is set to reschedule services to South Korea's Jeju from September. Starting Sep. 14, Sichuan Airlines is scheduled to launch the thrice-weekly Chongqing-Jeju service on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, using an Airbus A321 aircraft. The Jeju-bound flight 3U8269 is scheduled to take off from Chongqing at 5:35 p.m...

Japan Airlines Nonstop Service to Dallas/Fort Worth Returns to Further Strenghten Pacific Joint Busi

Japan Airlines (JAL) today will expand its trans-Pacific network with return-to-service between Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) starting November 30, 2015. Fellow oneworld alliance member and Pacific Joint Business partner American Airlines will add its code to the route. JAL's NRT-DFW service will operate with the state-of-the-art Boeing 787-8 fitted with the airline&...

Guilin Airport Resumes Flights to South Korea As MERS Wanes

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (KWL) has gradually resumed services toward South Korea with the effective control of MERS break, to meet travelers' tourism tide in August. China Eastern Airlines (MU) has resumed its twice-weekly Guilin-Seoul service earlier this month. The Seoul-bound flight MU2015 is scheduled to take off from Guilin at 0:40 a.m. and land in Se...

Russia to Set Up Own Airline Ticket Booking System

Russia is developing its own booking system for airlinetickets, as foreign online booking companies could leave the Russian market due to a new personal data law, Russian government daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported Friday. Russia's personal data protection law comes into force on Sep. 1, and requires that all personal data collected on Russian citizens be stored on servers located on...

COMAC to Deliver First ARJ21 to Chengdu Airlines in November

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) is working toward an internal target to deliver its first ARJ21-700 regional jet to the launch customer Chengdu Airlines (EU) on November 28, 2015, China National Radio reported. ARJ21, short for Advanced Regional Jet for the 21st Century, is equipped with 78 seats in a two-class configuration (including eight first class seats) a...

Taiwan CAA to Allow Passenger Cellphone Use During Takeoff and Landing

As of tomorrow, Taiwan-based airlines are to begin implementing new rules on the in-flight use of portable electronic devices, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said. The agency has amended the Regulations Restricting Use of Different Kinds of Communication Devices or Other Appliances Disrupting Flight to allow passengers to use cellphones or smartphones during take-off or any other ti...

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Said to Seek US$500 Million for Fleet Expansion

Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi state-owned carrier, is seeking to raise as much as US$500 million for fleet expansion, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. The fundraising may include financing from export credit agencies, operating leases and bank loans for five aeroplanes, the people said, asking not to be identified as talks are private. Several groups of local and inter...

With Eye on Future Asia Flights, Las Vegas Airport to Grow

Las Vegas plans to double the number of international gates at McCarran International Airport with the expectation that foreign travel to the destination will climb as officials seek out prized direct flights, particularly with Asia. McCarran International Airport director Rosemary Vassiliadis said that construction to convert part of an existing link between its D concourse and one o...

Asian stocks set for worst monthly drop in three years on global rout

Asian shares fell on Monday and looked set for their worst monthly performance in three years after top Federal Reserve officials kept the door open for an interest rate hike in September and Chinese stock markets took a fresh tumble. Global markets are bracing for Chinese data on Tuesday which is expected to show the world's second-largest economy is continuing to lose momentum. A Reute...

Boeing uses its clout to control supplier consolidation

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $37 billion deal for aerospace supplier Precision Castparts Corp is encouraging investors to consolidate the fragmented aircraft components industry, even as Boeing Co uses its clout as the world's biggest plane maker to put a check on some deals. Berkshire chief Warren Buffett isn't alone in seeing potential for profits from rising demand for commercia...

SCAC may deliver Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft to Iran if sanctions are lifted

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) may deliver Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft to Iran if sanctions against the country are lifted, RIA Novosti reports with reference to SCAC President Ilya Tarasenko. “We are working closely with our Iranian partners and they are interested in purchasing our aircraft. They have very old aircraft and extensive network of regional airports. Moreover, Iran ha...

Russia and China are negotiating deliveries of Il-103 aircraft

Russia and China are negotiating possible deliveries of light Il-103 aircraft (“air taxi”). However, the process is very slow, General Designer of Ilyushin Company Nikolai Talikov told RIA Novosti at MAKS-2015 airshow. Il-103 is the five-seat (pilot plus four passengers) single-engine piston passenger aircraft or an air taxi, which is used as a trainer aircraft. “We are in tal...

MAKS-2015 aerospace show hosts slightly over 400,000 visitors

The previous MAKS airshow that was held in 2013 hosted 340,000 visitors Public attendance of the International Aerospace Show MAKS-2015 that was held from Tuesday through to Sunday on the premises of the Mikhail Gromov Flight Research Institute near Moscow totaled slightly over 400,000 visitors, a spokesman for the directorate of the show told TASS. "On Sunday, the last day of...

Letting the train take the strain

Airport railway and monorail systems can be very complex but, as Keith Mwanalushi finds, advanced mobility solutions for major facilities in the Middle East are increasingly important. Rail transportation is gaining momentum across the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. Investment is at an all-time high and rail projects are being prioritised at the regional, national and local levels. T...

Air show in Austria - during a maneuver a plane crashed

A small plane crashed at an air show in Austria, killing the pilot. The incident occurred near the town of Friesach. The police said that the pilot lost control over the aircraft during the maneuver. None of the spectators was injured.

Pakistan: Militants attack Jiwani airport in Balochistan, kill aviation official, abduct manager

Police said that an aviation engineer was killed and another engineer was injured in the attack while the militants also kidnapped, the manager of the airport.  Heavily armed militants on Sunday attacked an airport and its radar system in Pakistan’s troubled Balochistan province, killing one aviation engineer while kidnapping the manager of the airport. A group of around 12 moto...

How "Domain Expertise" Gave General Electric a Competitive Advantage in Aviation

Nearly 30 years ago, GE developed a super material for power generation that is now helping it win in aviation. General Electric's (NYSE:GE) co-developed LEAP jet engine with Safran has made history as the fastest-selling product in aviation history. To date, CFM International, General Electric's 50-50 joint venture with Safran, has received orders for 9,550 LEAP engines worth...

Ready for take off! Fergie and Josh Duhamel celebrate son Axl's second birthday with aviation-themed bash

She wished her 'little maverick' a happy birthday on Instagram. And in that fashion, Fergie and her husband Josh Duhamel, 42, appeared to take inspiration from aviation when they celebrated their son Axl's second birthday at the Chin Chin restaurant in Los Angeles' Brentwood area. On Saturday, the couple were spotted at the eatery with their little one, who wore a pilot's...

Why Winair’s newest pilot Amber Hellebrand leans into aviation

It is not hard to believe that growing up in an aviation-infused environment can lead to a career in the industry. Growing up across the street from the western edge of one of the more famous runways in the world – the Princess Juliana International Airport in Sint Maarten – was the beginning of just such a path for Amber Hellebrand, Winair’s newest pilot. But even with that imme...

Lufthansa joins EU rivals in space-available business class upgrades

Lufthansa is the latest European airline aiming to capture an additional bit of ancillary revenue on unsold shorthaul business class seats with a new cash upgrade programme — although, given that the upgrade is applied electronically through the booking management pages of Lufthansa’s website, it would actually appear to be a new credit or debit card upgrade programme. Flyers w...

Reynolds Jet leases historic Hangar 4 at Lunken Airport, Cincinnati

Leading aircraft management and on demand jet charter company, Reynolds Jet, has signed an agreement with Landmark Aviation for the exclusive lease of the prestigious Hangar 4 and its associated ramp area and car parking facility, on Lunken Airport, Cincinnati, OH. The leasing of Hangar 4 is the next logical step for Reynolds Jet to further enrich its aircraft services offerings to their aircra...