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ACI and CANSO launch new initiative on reducing aviation noise

On behalf of airports and air traffic management, ACI (Airports Council International) and CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation) have collaborated closely to launch a new initiative to help reduce noise from aviation. They have today published “Managing the Impacts of Aviation Noise”, a best practice guide for reducing aviation noise, especially for communities near a...

Explore the Challenger 605

VistaJet, global aircraft services provder, presents their new Challenger 605 intercontinental jet with the widest cabin in its category, enhancing personal productivity and performance. The Challenger 605 is an outstanding intercontinental jet with seating up to 12 passengers with five sleeping positions. Under the VistaJet Fleet Renewal Program, VistaJet is proud to present over ten Chal...

When quieter means tastier – science behind the amazingly good private jet food

From coffee made out of cat droppings to puddings sprinkled with edible gold or ice-cream made from water found only on an African mountain top – it is no secret that the successful and wealthy do have the palates that are ‘special’ to say the least. And when it comes to dining aboard a private jet cruising at 30 000 ft, making any kind of food taste delicious becomes a challenge...

Frugal Globetrotter President Xi Jinping Flies Air China Rather Than a Special "Air Force One"

The U.S. President Barack Obama uses his own plane -- widely known around the world simply by its air traffic control call sign, "Air Force One" -- and so does North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. However, China has no special plane. When President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan flew to the U.S. they took a commercial flight. Xi and the first lady Peng Liyuan arrived in the...

President Xi Jinping Boarding Xiamen Airlines' 787 Dreamliner

Chinese President Xi Jinping boarded a Boeing 787 Dreamliner which is due to be delivered to Xiamen Airlines (FM) in the near future and had an interior tour of the airplane during his visit to Boeing's factory in Everett, Seattle on Wednesday. Accompanied by Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner, President Xi boarded the Xiamen Airlines 787, Registration B-2763, experien...

Hainan Airlines Opens First Nonstop Flight Between China and Czech Republic

A Boeing 767 aircraft of Hainan Airlines (HU) landed smoothly at Vaclav Havel Airport (PRG) at 7:10 a.m. on Sep. 23, marking the official opening of the airline's Beijing-Prague route and the first nonstop flight between China and Czech Republic. The nonstop service will be offered by Hainan Airlines three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, using a Boeing 767 a...

Wang Zhiqing Meets with Embraer President and CEO

Wang Zhiqing, Deputy Chief of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) met with Frederico Curado, president and CEO of Embraer in Beijing on Wednesday. During the meeting, the two parties exchanged in-depth views on strengthening exchanges and cooperation between Embraer and China's civil aviation sector.

Ruili Airlines Takes Delivery of Its 7th Boeing 737 Aircraft

China's start-up carrier Ruili Airlines (DR) welcomed its 7th aircraft on Wednesday evening, with a 737-700 landing smoothly at Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG). The new 737-700, Registration B-6110, is configured with an all-economy-class layout with 144 seats. Featured with modern technologies, it will offer more space, lower noise and more comfort for passengers....

Record 67 People Try and Bring Guns with Them onto U.S. Aircraft During 9/11 Anniversary Week

The Transportation Security Administration intercepted 67 firearms in passengers' carry-on bags as they attempted to board flights during the anniversary week of 9/11. The TSA said the passengers were ignoring regulations which prevent them from bringing firearms and explosives into the cabins of aircraft. Of the guns intercepted, 56 were loaded and 26 had a round chambered. Officials di...

Green light for business aviation in Crimea

Last month a meeting was held in Novorossiysk on the development of transport infrastructure in southern Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a list of instructions, including related to the Republic of Crimea. Till 1 of March 2016, Russian government in cooperation with Crimea and Sevastopol authorities must submit proposals- what needs to be done in...

South African Airways partners with Samsung

South African Airways (SAA) has entered into a partnership with Samsung Electronics South Africa to upgrade the in-flight entertainment offered to business class customers travelling on regional flights.     “Our partnership with Samsung is key to our value proposition and will set us apart from our competitors, where no such offering currently exists. We believe tha...

KRET: Yak-130 will be able to attack targets from outside the range of enemy air defense systems

Radioelectronic Technologies Concern (KRET, part of Rostec State Corporation) is developing new radar and new electro-optical target acquisition system for Yak-130; the systems should allow the jet to attack targets from outside the range of enemy air defense systems, RIA Novosti reports with reference to Adviser to the First Deputy CEO of KRET (the Russia’s largest holding co...

Work Stoppage on New Berlin Airport Could Further Delay Opening

Construction on the new, much-delayed Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER) has been halted in the entire area beneath the terminal roof. According to BER, a part of the terminal was closed Sep. 18 as a purely precautionary measure due to preparations associated with installation of the smoke extraction funnels on the terminal roof. Three out of 20 ceiling panels were believe...

EU to Challenge Germany over Pilot Licensing After Germanwings Crash - Source

The European Commission is poised to launch a legal challenge against Germany's air safety authorities and in particular its system for renewing pilots' licences, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The Commission will tell Germany that its licence renewal practices are not in line with EU law in that they gave priority to privacy rules over safety for pilots...

NASA Technology to Help Airlines Cut Fuel Consumption

Two passenger airlines in the U.S. will soon test an application developed by NASA that is designed to help carriers save time, substantially reduce fuel consumption and slash carbon emissions. During the next three years, Virgin America and Alaska Airlines will use the Traffic Aware Planner (TAP) application, to make "traffic aware strategic aircrew requests" (TASAR). &q...

Australia and Qatar Agree to Boost Flight Capacity

The Australian government said on Thursday it had agreed with Qatar to increase flight capacity between the two countries by 50 percent, a significant boon for both tourism and agricultural exports. The changes, effective immediately, allow for up to 21 flights per week, each way, for airlines of both countries to the major gateways of Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Airlines can also operate unli...

Europe's Disappearing National Airlines

Signs in the Vaclav Havel Airport here include a new language: Korean. It's not about an influx of Korean-speaking passengers. Korean has become the language of survival for struggling Czech Airlines. Korean Air, which flies only four times a week to Prague, bought a 44% stake in the Czech Republic's flag carrier, which hasn't earned a profit in more than a decade, for less than US$...

Air Canada Flight Diverted to Regina over Cellphone Worry

A cellphone that didn't seem to have an owner gave emergency crews a scare this morning and led to a flight being diverted to Regina. The incident happened around 9:00 a.m. CST when the Air Canada flight from Edmonton was in the air over Saskatchewan. A passenger who uses Twitter, Cathy Sawyer, said her plane was en route to Toronto, but was diverted to Regina because of a cellphone foun...

Cathay adds fifth Adelaide frequency

Cathay Pacific will add a fifth weekly flight to Adelaide from December 2, thanks to “high demand” from both inbound and outbound passengers, the Hong Kong-based carrier announced on Thursday. The new services will see a new Wednesday evening departure from Hong Kong, arriving and then departing Adelaide on Thursday mornings. “Since we introduced our new schedule in ea...

Sir Angus Houston awarded Oswald Watt Gold Medal

Sir Angus Houston has been awarded the Oswald Watt Gold Medal for his role in the search for MH370 and his work as Australia’s special envoy to Ukraine after the shooting of MH17. The retired Air Chief Marshal and current chairman of Airservices was presented with his medal at Canberra’s Parliament House on Tuesday night, where he delivered the Sir Reginald Ansett Memorial lect...

Macao-Ho Chi Minh City Direct Flight Opens

Jetstar Pacific, a low-cost airline headquartered in Vietnam, has started non-stop flights from Macao to Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, offering schedule service on every Tuesday and Saturday. The direct route will facilitate exchanges of residents and visitors, and further enhance links between the two places in economy, trade and culture, said Simon Chan, president of Macao Civil A...