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Turkish Airlines ensures the absolute customer satisfaction by delivering personalized experiences to its global travelers.

The flag carrier has yet added a recent component to its enhanced strategy by increasing the number of foreign languages offered in its ground handling services for its transit passengers. Turkish Airlines, the “Best European Airline”* for the fifth year in a row, continues to implement significant investments designed to bring the passenger experience to a new level. I...

KC-46A: Big Airplane Being Delayed by a Few Big Problems

Aug. 30--Delays with development of a new Air Force tanker scheduled to be based and serviced in Oklahoma are causing turbulence at the Pentagon, but local leaders say they're not too worried about a project that is expected to pump millions of dollars into their economies. Both Tinker Air Force Base and Altus Air Force Base will serve important roles in maintaining and operating the KC-46A...

ST Engineering’s Aerospace Arm Reorganises Its Aircraft Leasing Business

Singapore, 31 August 2015 – Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today said that further to its announcement dated 6 November 2013, the joint venture agreement (JVA) between ST Aerospace Resources Pte. Ltd. and Wings Capital Partners Holdings, Ltd has been terminated. The joint venture, WingStar Pte. Ltd., was set up to acquire mid-life to end-of-life a...

CAAC Penalizes China United Airlines for Safety Oversight

China's aviation authority will impose restrictions on China United Airlines (KN) following a series of incidents and mass disturbances.   In a notice, the CAAC North China Regional Administration said, starting September 1, it will cut flying hours of the low-cost carrier by 10 percent and withhold approvals of new air routes, chartered services and additional flights....

Ariana-NAS launch ground handling services at key Afghan airports

Ariana-NAS, a joint venture between National Aviation Services (NAS) and Ariana Afghan Airlines, has launched ground handling services in Herat and Kandahar International Airports in Afghanistan, in a move that it is hoped will facilitate the integration of Afghanistan into the wider global economy. Stephen Irwin, general manager of NAS Afghanistan said: “At NAS, we fully understand the o...

Etihad Airways welcomes Saudi Arabia's Al Ittihad Fottball Club

Etihad Airways has welcomed players and management staff from Al Ittihad Football Club to Abu Dhabi as they start their UAE pre-season training camp. The Jeddah-based team will spend the next week training as well as playing friendly matches against Baniyas Club in Dubai and Al Jazira Club in Abu Dhabi.  Etihad Airways was announced as the official airline of Al Ittihad in July 2015....

High-speed UAV Fregat was presented at MAKS-2015 airshow

Kronshtadt Group held a presentation of advanced high-speed UAV Fregat, which does not require an airfield, at MAKS-2015 international airshow.  Kronshtadt Company (part of Kronshtadt Group) is starting development of Fregat UAV, which does not require an airfield. In accordance with the performance specification, Fregat will combine a vertical takeoff and landing capability with a good ai...

Mid-Atlantic aviation partnership explores tethered drone opportunities with florida company

The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech will collaborate with Drone Aviation Holding Corp., a Jacksonville-based aviation company, to research, test, and advance the commercialization of the company's tethered unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones. The organizations began test flights this month in Jacksonville, Florida, to explore the reliability, safety, and...

Aeroflot Announces 1H 2015 IFRS Financial Results

Aeroflot Group ("the Group", Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today published its consolidated interim financial statements for the six months ended 30 June 2015, in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. 1H 2015 Operating and Financial Highlights for Aeroflot Group: Group passenger traffic increased by 14.0% year-on-year, with 33.4% year-on-year growth i...

Jeppesen And Virgin Australia Announce Crew Operations Agreement

Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, will provide Virgin Australia with its Crew Tracking solution through a new service agreement. The Jeppesen crew management tool will help the airline monitor and resolve changes or disruptions to set crew schedules. Virgin Australia General Manager, Operations Planning, Shane Lord said: "Efficient crew management is a key...

Onboard Fight Delays Air China Flight for Six Hours

Yesterday's Air China flight CA4121 from Jiuzhaigou to Beijing was delayed for nearly six hours because of a fight onboard, according to a source familiar with the matter by Weibo user @Everviva. A passenger onboard somehow had a flight with the flight attendant. Pilot in command refused to take off and let the passenger down the aircraft. Detailed information are still unknown but the furi...

Tianjin Airport to Own 20 City Terminals by Year-End

Tianjin Binhai International Airport (TSN), which now has 13 city terminals in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, is planning to expand the number to 20 by the end of 2015. With Terminal 2 coming into service in August 2014, Tianjin airport has entered a brand new stage of development, and its soft power and brand effect have improved significantly. Meanwhile, it took the first step i...

Gulfstream delivers a G280 to Taiwan

Gulfstream has delivered a G280 to a Taiwanese customer for the first time. 280 MSN 2073 / B-66666 arrived in Taiwan on August 30, having completed its delivery flight from Gulfstream’s Savannah manufacturing facility. The aircraft flew to Anchorage, and then onto Sendai Japan. Following a nightstop at Sendai, the aircraft flew on to Taipei. The Gulfstream G280 will be privately ope...

Afghan airfields built for war seen as economic hubs

It is a striking vision for a country torn to pieces by war and jihadi insurrection: a series of airports, built by NATO to fight the Taliban, are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil aviation upgrade that optimists hope will fuel not only regional trade but even tourism. The eight airfields, worth an estimated $2 billion, are scattered around a landlocked and mountainous land...

FlySafair: R1 sale set '°"new domestic aviation record"

Cape Town - FlySafair has taken the optimistic, highroad approach to its R1.00 birthday sale crash, apologising to customers for the manner in which its servers crashed within hours of its launch. In celebration of its first year in business, the low-cost carrier released 30 000 tickets for just R1.00 each on 25 August, including airport taxes, for travel on any of its routes between...

Profits up, traffic down at NORWAY'S AIRPORTS

Norwegian airport operator, Avinor, has reported an upturn in income and profits for the first half of 2015 despite a decrease in traffic. Avinor's operating income for the first half of the year was NOK5,117 million compared with NOK5,101 million for the corresponding period last year.  During the first six months of the year, the Group had a profit after tax of NOK566 million agai...

Jetstar's Kiwi Arm Poised for Capacity War Against Air New Zealand

Jetstar New Zealand will boost its overall capacity in the New Zealand domestic market by 8 percent as it launches five new regional routes with turboprops in direct competition with the national carrier, Air New Zealand. The NZ budget arm of Qantas Airways, which first flagged its entry into the regional market in June, on Monday unveiled promotional fares on five regional routes from as low a...

Malaysia Airlines Gets Green Light to Take Off with New Name

From September 1, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will take on a new moniker as the beleaguered national carrier restructures into a new company and undergoes a major rebranding to shake off the taint of recent disasters. Having fulfilled the requirements to receive the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) in Malaysia, MAS was given the thumbs up to opera...

Cat Dispute on Flight Escalates to F-16 Scramble, Emergency Landing

A Condor Airlines flight bound for Frankfurt, Germany from Las Vegas came to a premature end Friday night with an emergency landing in Denver while accompanied by two fighter jets. A dispute between a passenger and crew over a cat had turned violent, with the aggressor making terroristic threats, the Daily Mail reported. The trouble started when a woman boarded the Boeing 767 with a c...

Nok Air Hits Bird, Makes Emergency Landing

Nok Air Flight DD7805, travelling from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Don Mueang with more than 200 passengers and crew on board, made an emergency landing at Surat Thani airport on Sunday morning after hitting a large bird, Thairath Online reported. The aircraft departed from Nakhon Si Thammarat airport at 7:40 a.m. About 20 minutes after departure, the captain of the flight announced tha...

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...