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New Airline: New Orleans to Shreveport, Little Rock, Memphis

A new airline will soon by flying out of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. New Orleans-based Glo (GLOH) said Tuesday that it will begin nonstop service to three cities in November. Glo's public charter flights, operated by Corporate Flight Management Inc., will offer two nonstop flights from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International to Shreveport; Little Rock,...

MH-60R Romeo’s Hellfire missile accepted into Navy service

The Navy has accepted the Lockheed Martin AGM-114N Hellfire air-to-ground missile into service with the weapon to equip the Fleet Air Arm’s MH-60R ‘Romeo’ Seahawk helicopters. Navy says the first live firing of the Hellfire N in Australia in is planned to occur early next year. “Although the Australian Navy now has experience firing the weapon in the US...

Virgin chooses Amadeus system to manage aircraft load control processes

Virgin Australia will manage its aircraft load control processes using a flight management system from airline IT company Amadeus as part of a new partnership between the pair. While Virgin will maintain its use of Sabre for its passenger service system (PSS), the airline has chosen the Amadeus Altea Departure Control Flight Management (Altea DC-FM) system as a standalone product for its a...

Boeing Risks Losing $1.1 Billion Jet Order on Ex-Im Shutdown

South Africa’s Comair Ltd. may have to drop $1.1 billion in Boeing Co jet deliveries due to begin in October after struggling to line up financing without U.S. government assistance. The transaction, described in a Sept. 28 letter to Boeing from Comair, would be the planemaker’s first aircraft order imperiled since the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s charter expired June 3...

Aviation Achievement Awards Debut. And the winners are…

The first Aviation Achievement Awards took place this week as part of the Gulf Aviation Networking Event 2015 held at the Burj Al Arab, Dubai. Organisers ITP have introduced the annual honours to recognise the region's most innovative and inspirational organisations and individuals. The awards follow an application process which was then judged by a committee which focused on unique and exc...

Yes, People Still Get Flight Upgrades Just for Being "Nice"

Rude and uncooperative fellow-passengers make flying difficult for airline staff and fliers alike. And although there will always be die-hards who insist that you can never get upgraded on a flight merely for being "nice," I beg to differ. Consider my experience on a recent American Airlines flight between Los Angeles and New York's JFK. Lo and behold, the seat next to me in busin...

Incident: Delta MD90 Near Baltimore on Sep. 30, 2015, Engine Shut down in Flight

A Delta Airlines  McDonnell Douglas MD-90, registration N959DN performing flight DL-1086 from Atlanta,GA to New York La Guardia,NY (U.S.) with 109 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL310 about 160nm south of Washington Dulles,DC (U.S.) when the crew decided to divert to Washington reporting the right hand engine (V2528) had been shut down prompting ATC to inquire whether the air...

Incident: Logan SF34 at Rotterdam on Sep.30, 2015, Hydraulic Failure, Runway Excursion After Safe

A Loganair Saab 340B on behalf of British Airways, registration G-LGNJ performing flight LC-843 from Rotterdam (Netherlands) to Aberdeen,SC (UK) with 18 people on board, was climbing out of Rotterdam's runway 06 when the crew stopped the climb at 2500 feet reporting a hydraulic failure. The aircraft entered a hold while the crew worked the checklists. The crew declared emergency reporting...

Qatar Airways fly to Sydney as bilateral is relaxed.

A week after the Australian government granted the State of Qatar – and therefore Qatar Airways – a long-sought capacity increase, Qatar Airways has wasted no time and announced a daily Doha-Sydney service from 01-Mar-2016 on the 777-300ER. This finally places Qatar in Australia's largest city, complementing existing daily services to Melbourne and Perth....

SAS rolls out cabin design for new A330s and long-haul fleet

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has rolled out a new cabin design, IFE and connectivity products to coincide with its taking delivery of new Airbus A330-300s, for which it is the first European operator of the 242-tonne version. SAS executives walked journalists through the new interior design and the reasons behind their choices at the APEX Expo in Portland, Oregon, this week. In the...

Business travel gets easier for travelers using Sabre's GetThere online booking tool

Sabre Corporation , the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today announced a new industry-first solution for corporations and business travelers to purchase United Airlines Economy Plus extra-legroom seats in the GetThere online booking tool. Available globally, GetThere Air Extras allows business travelers to select and pay for these seats during the booking proces...

American Airlines and the Communications Workers of America

American Airlines and the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Teamsters (CWA-IBT) have reached a tentative agreement on a new joint collective bargaining agreement. The CWA-IBT represents American Airlines gate and ticket agents, Premium Service representatives, Reservations representatives and Travel CeWebsite - http://www.aa.comnter representatives. "Today&...

Aeromexico Announces AccesRail Alliance

Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, recently signed a commercial agreement with transportation provider AccesRail, to offer customers more and better connectivity options through major railway and bus services inSpain, the United Kingdom and Canada. Aeromexico customers can buy tickets for these services from travel agencies and directly through our Reservat...

Gama Aviation Reports Strong Growth - Growing Focus in the United States

Gama Aviation, one of the world’s largest business aviation service providers, and with a growing presence in the Middle East, has announced its first interim results for the six months to 30 June 2015 (please see attached RNS), following the completion of the reverse takeover of Hangar8 plc on 5 January 2015.  It has seen strong growth in revenue and gross profit.  Gama Av...

30-Day Kickstarter Campaign Launches for B-29 Doc Flight Testing

After a 17-year restoration, Doc, the historic warbird that will soon become the second operational B-29 Superfortress, has now entered the flight-test stage. All four engines were successfully fired up on Sept. 18 for the first time since 1956. But additional funding is needed to support this phase. In an effort to raise those funds, Doc’s Friends, the nonprofit organization re...

Unmanned Dominator XP makes Mexican debut

Aeronautics Defense Systems' Dominator XP unmanned air vehicle has completed a successful first series of flights in Mexico. Based on Diamond Aircraft's DA42 general aviation aircraft, the medium-altitude, long-endurance surveillance system was sold to the Mexican government via local marketing company Balam Security. Aeronautics Defense Systems Speaking on 29 September,...

AgustaWestland cool on development of 10.5t helicopter

AgustaWestland has dismissed the likelihood of an imminent launch of a new 10.5t-class helicopter despite previous indications from its parent company that such a move would be a strategic priority. The Anglo-Italian manufacturer has a gap in its range between the 8.3t AW189 and 15.6t AW101, and in January this year owner Finmeccanica identified the development of a new platform to fill that sp...

ScanEagle to be delivered to Cameroon, Kenya and Pakistan

Insitu has received three export contracts for its ScanEagle unmanned air vehicle that will see it deliver the system to Cameroon, Kenya and Pakistan. Under the USA's Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme, Cameroon and Kenya will receive one ScanEagle system each by September 2016, through deals worth $9.39 million and $9.86 million respectively, the US Department of Defense announced on 2...

LAN Airlines and Jetstar Airways sign codeshare agreement

LAN Airlines, a member of LATAM Airlines Group, the largest airline group in Latin America, and Jetstar Airways , an affiliate of Qantas, have signed a codeshare agreement to complement the current agreements that LAN Airlines maintains with Qantas, effectively strengthening the connectivity between South America and Oceania. Through the codeshare agreement, starting to...

UAE Space Agency seeks cooperation opportunities with Indian space research organisation

The UAE Space Agency carried out an official visit to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to discuss opportunities of cooperation between the two organizations within the space sector. This falls in line with the Agency's efforts to build strategic partnerships and achieve goals of regional and international cooperation within the industry.  The delegation was led by Dr. K...

DAE announced as Presidential Sponsor of Aerospace Supply Chain Summit 2016 hosted by Dubai South

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) will host the second annual “Aerospace Supply Chain Summit” on 25-26th of May 2016, at Dubai South (formerly known as Dubai World Central) headquarters auditorium . The event organised by Arabian Reach FZ LLC, will be attended by industry leaders and top-level executives in the aerospace industry from across the globe. It will focus on various opport...