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P&W Renews Agreement for Customer Training Center in Beijing

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company, has signed a 15-year renewal for its joint venture agreement between United Technologies Far East Ltd. and the China Aviation Supplies (CAS) Holding Company to support the Pratt & Whitney Customer Training Center located in Beijing, China. The Customer Training Center has been in operation for more than a decade and has provided tail...

Russia closes airspace to Ukraine airlines from Oct 25

Russia said it would close its airspace to Ukrainian airlines from October 25 in reprisal for a ban that Ukraine has slapped on Russian airlines. Acting on instructions from Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev, the federal transport agency "has been asked to inform (Ukrainian) air companies providing flights to Russia that they will be forbidden to use Russian airspace from Oc...

Beijing Capital Airport Sets New Record in Daily Flights

Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) operated a total of 1,915 flights on September 25, creating a new record for daily aircraft movements since the airport opened. The new figure, breaking the previous single-day record of 1,831 flight movements set in April, exceeded the daily average of 1,600 movements by 14.4 percent. Hundreds of flights were cancelled or delayed at Beij...

China Express Airlines to Spread Wings Abroad

China Express Airlines (G5), a Chongqing-based regional carrier, has applied to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for expansion of its business scope, in a bid to spread wings abroad, according to its brand release on Sep. 25, which was devoted to the company's nine-year anniversary. Since its maiden flight in Sep. 2006, China Express Airlines has be...

China Airlines Chosen as No. 2 in Top Online Passenger Choice Airline Brands

China Airlines (CAL) was placed second among a top 10 passenger choice airline brands for 2015, according to Design Air, a leading site for airline product news and reviews. Design Air said that it was surprised to see China Airlines so high on the list, but "there seems to be a lot of love for the carrier in Taiwan, maybe due to its next-generation program, which has seen new un...

Qantas Foundation reveals new Museum of Contemporary Art Australia donation

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Qantas and Tate have today announced an unprecedented International Joint Acquisition Program for contemporary Australian art. Made possible through a $2.75 million corporate gift from the Qantas Foundation, this ground-breaking collaboration will increase the international profile of contemporary Australian art as part of the national carrier’s r...

Blaming the Airlines for Flight Delays – And An Idea to Fix Them

Who is to blame for flight delays? Airlines are happy to suggest that weather and the Air Traffic Control system are the primary culprits. There is another view on the topic voiced at the recent International Aviation Forecast Summit and the airlines are squarely in the crosshairs. For Captain Michael R. Baiada, CEO of ATH Group and a retired pilot, this fight has become something of...

Chalair links Lyon with Luxembourg

Welcoming the inaugural Chalair flight crew in Luxembourg were: Johan Vanneste, CEO Luxembourg Airport (left); Jérôme Latrasse, Commercial Director Chalair (centre); and Jérôme Le Bris, Commercial Director Luxembourg Airport (right). The service from Lyon will operate five times weekly. Chalair starts its third route from France’s second city on 28 Septe...

XTI Aircraft Company Reaches $10 Million in Expressed Global Interest

XTI Aircraft Company Reaches $10 Million in Expressed Global Interest Through Aviation's First Equity Crowdfunding Campaign. Equity crowdfunders from around the world have reserved shares for more than $10 million to support development of the TriFan 600. The TriFan 600 will be the world's first commercially certified vertical takeoff airplane. It will have the speed,...

Jeppesen Optimizes Crew Management For SkyWest And ExpressJet

Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, has entered into an agreement to provide crew management services for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, which are both operated by SkyWest, Inc. Through a recent agreement, Jeppesen now provides SkyWest and ExpressJet with its Crew Pairing optimization solution, to maximize scheduling efficiency. "Jeppesen Crew Pairing allows...

Tigerair Australia Recognised as "Australian International Airline"; Gets Official Nod to Fly to Bali Amid Qantas' Objections

Virgin's subsidiary Tigerair will soon fly to Bali. This follows the recognition of a government body that Tigerair Australia is an "Australian international airline." The official nod came despite concerns raised by rival airline Qantas. The ruling from International Air Services Commission gave the much needed tag of "Australian international airline" to Tige...

Virgin Galactic makes progress in LauncherOne project

Virgin Galactic, part-owned by Aabar Investments of Abu Dhabi, has announced it has made significant progress with LauncherOne rocket propulsion after test firings. The Abu Dhabi based stock company owns a 37.8 per cent stake in Virgin Galactic, whose engineers and technicians have achieved longer duration, steady state firings of the small satellite launch vehicle’s gas generator in Cali...

Etihad campaigning for Emiratis to join its foundation programme

Etihad Airways is continuing its search for UAE nationals to join its innovative Fursati – “my opportunity” in Arabic – foundation programme which aims to produce customer-facing ground service agents and other key roles for years to come. Fursati, operated in partnership with Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council, is looking to recruit more than 500 UAE nationals during the next tw...

Fastjet take delivery of owned A319

Fastjet has taken delivery of its first owned aircraft last week, after announcing intent to purchase in August. Ed Winter, CEO of Fastjet, said: “I am particularly pleased that we have purchased this aircraft from BBAM who showed confidence in the Company by leasing the first aircraft to fastjet in 2012. This aircraft has been earmarked to be the first in the fastjet Zambia fleet and f...

Raytheon says new U.S. civilian cyber contract worth about $1 billion

Raytheon Co on Monday said a new five-year contract it won from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help more than 100 civilian agencies manage their computer security could be worth $1 billion, a key win for the company. Raytheon said DHS selected it to be the prime contractor and systems integrator for the agency's Network Security Deployment (NSD) division, and its National Cyber...

Wizz Air raises forecast on strong summer demand

Low-cost airline operator Wizz Air Holdings Plc (WIZZ.L) raised its profit forecast for the year, citing strong performance during the European summer and an expanded network. The airline operator, however, cautioned on lower unit revenues continuing through the second half of the year ending March 2016, as lower fuel prices led to reduced air fares. The company joins peers easyJet (EZJ.L) a...

Cargolux may buy five Boeing jets, says iPhone shipments strong

Cargolux is in talks with Boeing (BA.N) to buy five more 747-8F freighter jets, the chief executive of Europe’s largest all-freight carrier said on Tuesday. Such a deal could be worth $1.9 billion at list prices. The aircraft would serve a planned joint venture between Cargolux and its 35-percent shareholder Henan Civil Aviation Development & Investment (HNCA) to be based in Zhengz...

Air China to Offer Nonstop Flight from Chengdu to Paris in December

Air China (CA) is planning to launch a nonstop flight between Chengdu, the capital city of southwest China's Sichuan province and Paris, France on December 12, the airline said at a press conference on Tuesday.  This is the first nonstop service linking Chengdu and Paris, providing more travel options for people from Chengdu to Europe. 11-Hour Flight from the "Country...

EVA Air Flight Diverted to HK After Circling Above Typhoon-Hit Taipei Airport

EVA Air (BR) flight BR191 from Tokyo Haneda International Airport (HND) to Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA) was diverted to Hong Kong after circling for over 1 hour above typhoon-hit Taipei region yesterday. After the captain onboard flight BR191 failed to land the aircraft at Taipei Songshan Airport for three times, he decided to divert to Macao International Airport (MFM) due...

Cathay Pacific to Spend HK$180 Billion on Fleet Expansion

Cathay Pacific Airways (CX) plans to take delivery of 70 large long-haul aircraft in the next 10 years, Hong Kong media reported. James Tong, Director Corporate Affairs of Cathay Pacific Airways, revealed that with the expansion of the carrier's fleet, they are considering launching more Europe and U.S. services, including Tel Aviv in Israel and Madrid in Spain, correspo...

Mumbai Airport on High Alert After Bomb Threat

The Mumbai airport received a threat call on Monday night following which security was stepped up. "Around 11:30 p.m., a unknown person called a landline number of the airport and spoke to an airport staffer. He said he was near Andheri railway station when he heard five people talking about attack at Mumbai airport and hotel Taj with explosive laden 16 hired vehicles," said...