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A New App -- the Uber of Airport Food -- Connects You to Carry-Aboard Meals You Might Actually Like

Don't want to wait in line at airport restaurants to order your next carry-on meal? Enter AirGrub, a new mobile app that allows you to order, pay and pick up your food before you board.   AirGrub, a Silicon Valley company, already has a presence at airports in San Francisco, Boston and New York City. And AirGrub may be heading to Los Angeles International Airport. It...

BRIEF: Iran Needs 550 More Aircraft

Iran's Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Abbas Akhoundi said talks are underway with foreign aviation companies to ensure $60 billion investment worth to buy 550 new planes. "We need 550 more planes which require $60 billion investment. To this end we are discussing the issue of finance package with foreign aviation companies to ensure this investment," Fars News Agency quo...

Dallas Airport to Mark Spot Where LBJ Was Sworn In as President

Love Field airport in Dallas will install a brass plaque to mark the spot where Air Force One sat while Lyndon Johnson was sworn in on the plane as president after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, officials said on Tuesday.   Johnson was hastily administered the oath of office to become the 36th president about 90 minutes after Kennedy was pronounced dead on Nov. 22, 1963...

Optimizing the supply chain is on the doorstep of every operator

Despite successfully cutting down their aircraft spare part pools and eliminating certain inventory costs, airlines, MROs and other industry players these days still find themselves entrapped in vastly inconvenient component procurement processes. Some experts even state that by 2020, most operators will have abandoned their inventory stocks at all. Such transition would translate into an inc...

Alaska Air Group Reports August 2015 Operational Results

Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported August and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 7.0 percent increase in traffic on a 7.7 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2014. Load factor decrease...

Flyers Spent Billions More on Airline Fees Last Year

We spent 18.7% more on fees in 2014 than in 2013. Can you see the day where the average airline trip costs more in taxes and ancillary charges than it does in the actual fare? It is already possible to do that given the array of fees that we pay along the way. According to a recent report by consulting groups IdeaWorks and CarTrawler, in 2014, U.S. air carriers racked up a $2.6 billion incre...

COMAC ARJ21 to enter service in February 2016

The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) said China's first regional commercial jet, the ARJ21-700, will enter service in February next year. Entry into service will follow two months of pilot training and bedding-in trials. The long-delayed delivery of the first operational ARJ21s has seen launch customer to Chengdu Airlines defer delivery of its first two aircraft from the ori...

Aeroflot to buy 75%, plus one share, of Transaero

Russia’s Aeroflot, which revealed plans to buy Transaero Airlines Sept. 1, will acquire 75% plus one share of Transaero for RUB1 (1.53 US cents), TASS news agency reported, quoting Russia’s deputy prime minister Igor Shuvalov. If the transaction is approved by Aeroflot’s board of directors, Aeroflot Group will get half the Russian airline market. The deal follows...

MEBAA Embraces North Africa with Morocco Show

As the two-day MEBAA Show Morocco opened in Casablanca yesterday, event organizer Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) billed the northwest African country as “the new destination for business aviation.” MEBAA chairman Ali Alnaqbi opened the show alongside H.E. Mohamed Najib Boulif, minister delegate to the Moroccan Ministe...

IAG: Aer Lingus Offer Now Closed

On 18 August 2015, International Airlines Group announced that its Offer for Aer Lingus had become wholly unconditional and that the Offer would close at 1500 (Irish Time) on 1 September 2015. Accordingly the Offer is now closed. Level of acceptances As at 1500 (Irish time) on 1 September 2015, AERL Holding Limited (“AERL Holding”), the wholly owned subsidiary of Int...

New Routes for airBaltic from Vilnius

Riga. This week, the Latvian airline airBaltic starts five new routes from Vilnius and improves its schedule of flights linking the Baltic region with Europe. Christophe Viatte, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: “airBaltic’s home market is Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The development in Lithuania is part of our strategy to operate 11 direct services out of Vilnius in the comi...

Ryanair Launches London Summer 2016 Schedule & Unveils Next Phase Of “Always Getting Better” Programme

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (2 Sep) launched its London summer 2016 schedule, with 4 new routes to/from Milan Malpensa, Sofia, Verona and Vilnius, over 150 routes in total and extra flights on 20 routes, which will deliver 22.8m customers p.a. (+1.4m) and support more than 17,000* jobs at London Stansted, London Gatwick and London Luton. Ryanair’s London summer 2016 s...

Delta, China Eastern finalize expanded partnership

Delta and China Eastern Airlines finalized the expansion of its partnership by holding a signing ceremony for its expanded partnership Tuesday in Shanghai. The agreement, which includes a $450 million investment by Delta to acquire a 3.55 percent stake in China Eastern, was signed by Delta President Ed Bastian and Ma Xulun, President of China Eastern, and witnessed by more than 30 executives an...

Jetstar announces low fares to four new regional destinations, five routes

Jetstar today unveiled its new regional network in New Zealand, launching low fares on five routes between Nelson, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Auckland and Wellington. Nelson-Auckland and Napier-Auckland flights will take off from the beginning of December*, in time for the busy tourism season in both popular holiday destinations. New Plymouth-Auckland, Palmerston North-Auckland...

Qatar Airways Rolls Out ‘Croamis’ – The Most Comprehensive And Advanced Cargo Management System In The Industry

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has designed and implemented a next generation cargo management system named CROAMIS to manage its end-to-end airline cargo business processes. CROAMIS, Qatar Airways’ Cargo Reservations, Operations, Accounting and Management Information System, is a single system serving the airline’s entire global cargo network, designed to scale with...

Turkish Airlines reports USD 4.78 billion sales revenue and USD 406 million net profit in the first half of 2015

Passengers carried to GCC increases by 7.8 percent reaching 1.35 million passengers; increases by 6.1 percent to the UAE • Business class passengers to the GCC increases by 9 percent; up 16.5 percent for the UAE Dubai, UAE; September 2, 2015: Turkish Airlines, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, reported first half 2015 consolidated financ...

National Safety Forum to Debut at NBAA2015

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that its inaugural National Safety Forum will be conducted on the third and final day of the Association’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015), which is set for Nov. 17 to 19 in Las Vegas, NV. The daylong forum will bring together top government and industry leaders to discuss the principal safety issue...

Boeing, PGZ to Pursue Broad Aerospace and Defense Collaboration

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), one of the largest defence groups in Europe, have signed a broad-based agreement outlining areas where Boeing and PGZ member companies may collaborate in support of the Technical Modernization Plan of the Polish Armed Forces. Boeing will access talent and innovation within Poland’s defense industry while cooperating with PGZ companies...

AMAC Returns to Service Two A319 VIP Aircraft

AMAC Aerospace Switzerland is proud to announce the successful return to service of two A319 VIP aircrafts. STC level modification and a heavy base maintenance project completed AMAC Aerospace Switzerland AG has successfully returned to service an A319 VIP aircraft after a STC level modification and a heavy base maintenance project. This major refurbishment and modification...

MTU Maintenance Extends V2500 MRO Contract with Turkish Carrier Atlasglobal

Thanks to their long-term relationship, MTU Maintenance and the Turkish carrier Atlasglobal Airlines, formally known as Atlasjet Airlines, have extended their cooperation regarding the maintenance of Atlasglobal’s V2500 engines.  Over the next five years, MTU Maintenance will continue to provide the airline with exclusive MRO services for this engine type. The cooperation between MTU...

Gulfstream Opens Paint Facility In Savannah For Product Support

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it has opened a paint facility in Savannah specifically for in-service aircraft. The state-of-the art building is expected to create 100 new jobs; approximately 80 of which have already been filled. Paint technicians will induct the facility’s first customer aircraft next week. “Demand for new Gulfstream aircraft is strong and so is the dem...