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AirAsia Berhad posts $64 million 2Q net profit

Malaysian low-cost carrer AirAsia Berhad reported second-quarter net profit of MYR243 million ($64.3 million), a 43.7% year-over-year (YOY) drop from the MYR367.2 million the company posted in the June 2014 quarter. AirAsia said the drop in profit was due to unrealized foreign-exchange losses on borrowings and one-off costs related to the company’s sale and leaseback of aircraft during the q...

Air China Announces a New Code Share Agreement with South African Airways

Air China (CA) has announced a code share agreement with South African Airways (SA) that will enable SA to put its code on CA's newly inaugurated non-stop service between Beijing and Johannesburg as well as points beyond Beijing to Chengdu, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Chongqing. Air China will in turn put its code on SA'...

The Mileage Club -- The Easiest Way To Earn Miles

he Mileage Club, a leader in the frequent flyer brokerage industry, today unveiled its new and improved website "themileageclub.com" aimed at frequent flyers. The frequent flyers, seasoned or novices, can now buy miles on their favorite Airlines globally from themileageclub.com. How to Rack Up Frequent Flyer Miles Easily The Mileage Club The new site will offer trem...

Hainan Airlines Sponsors the 2015 Boeing Classic

The 7-day Boeing Classic is just now underway at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, a private golf club in Snoqualmie, Washington, 25 miles east of Seattle, at the foothills of the Cascade Range. The event runs from the 17th to the 23rd of August. The Boeing Classic is one of the professional golf tournaments on the PGA TOUR Champions Tour. Hainan Airlines, as one of the sponsors of the eve...

AJW Aviation signs Ellinair to deliver dispatch reliability as the airline modernises fleet

Ellinair, the Greek airline, has chosen AJW Aviation to provide full power-by-the-hour services for its A320 aircraft. AJW Leasing will also site main base kit at its operational headquarters in Macedonia International Airport in Thessaloniki. Since the company’s launch in 2013, Ellinair has rapidly expanded its route network, connecting mainland Greece and the Greek I...

V Air Launched Taipei-Busan Service Today

Taiwan’s low-fare carrier, V Air began its Taipei-Busan service today with a 100% full load of passengers. The maiden flight (ZV 302) took off Taipei at 4:30 p.m. and arriving Busan at 8:00 p.m. The service is operated 2 roundtrip flights a week initially, using an Airbus A321 aircraft. V Air’s CEO, Ms Eleni Lung, said “V Air is the first Taiwan low-fare carrier stepping...

Irkut Corporation to showcase a full flight simulator for MS-21-200 aircraft at MAKS-2015 airshow

Irkut Corporation will showcase a full flight simulator for MS-21-200 aircraft at MAKS-2015 airshow. The simulator was developed in the network of implementation of an agreement between Irkut Corporation and Aeroflot on development of a training program for personnel operating MS-21 aircraft on the basis of Aeroflot training center. Irkut Corporation is developing the following equipment in ord...

Pakistan is interested in purchasing Yak-130 operational trainers

Representatives of Pakistani air forces negotiated deliveries of Yak-130 operational trainers with Rosoboronexport and Irkut Corporation in the network of their recent visit to Moscow, TASS reports with reference to Defenseworld.net Pakistan is interested in purchasing Yak-130 operational trainers. Representatives of Pakistani air forces already held a meeting with management of Rosoboronexport...

A new high-speed UAV, which does not require an airfield, will be presented at MAKS airshow

Kronshtadt Group to present a high-speed UAV designed for operation in the regions, which have no airfield infrastructure, at MAKS-2015 international airshow, RIA Novosti reports. A new next-generation UAV, which does not need an airfield, will be showcased at MAKS-2015 international airshow held in Zhukovsky (Moscow Region) during a period from August 25th to August 30th, press-service of...

Irkut Corporation and Sberbank Leasing are going to sign a firm contract for delivery of 20 MS-21 aircraft at MAKS-2015 airshow

Sberbank Leasing and Irkut Corporation are going to sign a firm contract for delivery of 20 MS-21 aircraft at MAKS-2015 international airshow, a source close to Irkut Corporation reports. He added that the contract might also include an option for another 30 jets of the type. “It is too early to talk about details, but Sberbank Leasing and Irkut Corporation are going to sign a firm contra...

Russia signed a contract for delivery of Mi-35M helicopters to Pakistan

Russia and Pakistan signed a contract for delivery of four Mi-35M transport and attack helicopters to Islamabad; the signing ceremony was held in Rawalpindi, Interfax reports with reference to a source close to the Russian military-industrial sector. “Representatives of Pakistani Ministry of Defense and Rosoboronexport signed the document last week. These helicopters should be taking part...

AirAsia X cancels A330ceo orders as losses mount

AirAsia X (D7, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) has cancelled twelve A330-300s on order from Airbus Industrie(AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) as part of a drive to stem losses at the AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) longhaul subsidiary.  Announcing a second quarter loss of MYR133 million (USD35.2 million), AirAsia X said that of the aircraft, four were to have arr...

Top 50 Business Aviation Airports Worldwide in July 2015

Business & Commercial Aviation Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, N.J., was the most popular business aviation airport in July 2015, according to an analysis of acukwik.com flight planning traffic. Paris Le Bourget Airport, Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, Opa-Locka Executive Airport in South Florida and Los Angeles International Airport&nb...

Chinese Company Completes Namibia's Airport Expansion

Namibian President Hage Geingob has officially opened a new terminal and a runway built by a Chinese company at Namibia's second biggest airport in the north of the country. The terminal and runway at Ondangwa Airport, with a cost of 84 million Namibian dollars (US$6 million), was built by Qingdao Construction Company. The company was awarded the tender in 2013 ahead of other n...

Auckland Airport: Softer Chinese Economy Will Not Derail Tourism Growth

Auckland Airport says China's economic slowdown is a temporary blip in a long-term pattern of growth in emerging tourism markets. China is the airport's fastest-growing source of passengers but there have been signs that its economy is coming off the boil. Auckland Airport chief executive Adrian Littlewood said it was important not to focus on short-term movements. "...

KLM presents - The 6 Most Fascinating Questions About Aircraft

KLM receives a lot of questions via social media. Some of these need pretty extensive research to provide an answer, especially those about our aircraft. This blog looks at the 6 most intriguing questions about aircraft, as answered by our social media agents. 1. Does an aircraft have a key? The short answer to this is: no. An aircraft isn’t locked with a key and it certainly doesn&r...

Millions needed to strengthen airport tunnels

It's costing tens of millions of pounds and will take another year to be completed. A major project to refurbish and strengthen the famous road tunnels leading to Heathrow airport is continuing. It's to improve safety and allow for the new generation of heavier planes using the runway above. The work is being carried out during the night so the airport can operate as normal during...

Reducing the sector’s carbon footprint

Air BP, BP’s aviation division, has grown rapidly over the past few years.  Now, the focus is on renewable energy and reducing carbon footprints for customers. Air BP General Manager Miguel Moreno spoke about current projects and goals for the future. At Air BP, we’ve been asking ourselves one question that forms our decision-making: how can airports and ope...

MTU Aero Engines in talks with Iran airlines to provide maintenance

MTU Aero Engines has announced it is in talks with several Iranian airlines to supply maintenance services. The company said its talks are done in consultation with German and US export control authorities.  This is while Iran’s aviation is still under West restrictions in supplying plane parts and services.  

Challenger 350, Global 6000 and so on...JetExpo 2015

Bombardier has once again decided to take an active part in the Moscow Exhibition Jet Expo 2015, which will start on September 10 in the Moscow airport "Vnukovo-3". As we were writing, this year Russian customers will have the chance to see several new aircraft. company's static display will present the Challenger 350 and Global 6000. The main event everyone is waiting for&...

Air India B787-8 deliveries to be delayed

Air India's move to consider converting six remaining B787-8 order slots into larger B787-9s has cost the carrier time in terms of their revised delivery dates. While the state-backed carrier eventually decided to retain the -8s, time spent in considering the switch has resulted in Air India losing out on its original slots. "AI's original order was for 787-8 plan...