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British Tourist Sparks Terror Scare at Airport After "Trying to Board Plane with Toy Bomb"

A British tourist was arrested after he tried to board airplane with a toy bomb and sparked a security scare, according to officials. The man told officers he had bought the item with the intentions of taking it to a New Year's Eve party. After initially declaring the toy, which featured a timer and imitation sticks of dynamite, at security he asked if he could take it on board the...

Doubling of Muslims Refused Entry at Cork Airport

The number of Muslims deemed to be a security risk and refused entry through Cork Aurport has almost doubled in the past two months. Further armed gardaí are expected to be posted to the airport as concerns heighten about the continuing threat of Islamic extremist terrorist attacks in Western Europe. Gardaí are also liaising closely with the Muslim community in Cork and mo...

Heathrow third runway decision set to be delayed

Media reports claim the UK government is putting off a final decision on expanding Heathrow Airport for another six months until the gateway can prove its ability to meet pollution targets. This follows a meeting last week by a committee of MP’s who said the airports should be barred from building a third runway until it can reach the appropriate air quality standards. UK Prime Ministe...

Emirates’ full statement on new European Commission aviation strategy

Emirates strongly supports open, fair and liberal air transport policy as it is the best way to ensure the interests of consumers, businesses and economies. Competition related issues are already covered under existing sovereign bilateral air service agreements, as well as existing EU regulation. Therefore we find it interesting that rather than use these tools to address specific grievances, t...

Russian airline seeks compensation from Egypt after A321 jet crash

Russia’s Kogalymavia airline plans to demand compensation from Egypt’s authorities over the crash of its Airbus A321 passenger jet over the Sinai Peninsula caused by a terrorist attack in late October, the Forbes magazine reported on Monday. Businessman Ismail Lepiyev, who owns the TH&C tourist holding that includes Kogalymavia (brand name Metrojet), said in the interview the ai...

Santa Monica Obligated by Grant Assurances Until 2023

In a December 4 decision on a Part 16 complaint filed by pro-airport interests for the Santa Monica (Calif.) Airport (SMO), the FAA determined that the city of Santa Monica is obligated by grant assurances until August 27, 2023. Essentially, this means that the city must comply with statutory and regulatory obligations in its running of SMO, according to visiting professor at U...

Arabasco Elite Packages Promise More Maintenance Value

Saudi Arabian business aviation services group Arabasco launched new Elite Service packages promising improved value for aircraft maintenance customers. Its new Platinum, Gold and Silver packages offer fixed pricing covering different levels of support. Arabasco—an FAA Part 145 approved operation specializing in support for Bombardier, Hawker, King Air, Gulfstream and Dassa...

European Commission presents an Aviation Strategy for Europe

Today the European Commission adopted an Aviation Strategy for Europe, a milestone initiative to boost Europe’s economy, strengthen its industrial base and reinforce its global leadership position. These are three core priorities of President Jean-Claude Juncker, on which the Strategy will deliver, by ensuring that the European aviation sector remains competitive and reaps the benefits of a...

Ryanair Rejects eDreams’ False OTA Claims

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (7 Dec) rejected claims made by eDreams that Ryanair was preventing online travel agencies (OTA) from providing consumers with the lowest fares, and re-iterated that it will continue with legal proceedings launched against eDreams and Google in the Irish High Courts last week. Ryanair confirmed that it has a number of agreements in place with OTA...

Air France: embark the last flight of the Boeing 747

January 14 2016, Air France offers its customers a unique experience - to board an exceptional tribute flight around France and its iconic sites! More than 45 years after the first flight between Paris and New York was made on June 3 1970  on the plane, known as the "Jumbo Jet", the Company organizes an emotional goodbye to this aircraft,recognizable among...

Daher's TBM 900 reaches 100th delivery milestone

Daher has handed over the 100th TBM 900, just 20 months after the latest iteration of the long-running single-engined turboprop line entered service. Nicolas Chabbert, senior vice-president for Daher’s airplane business unit, describes as "symbolic" the 7 December handover to an unnamed US customer. "The delivery confirms that our TBM 900 not only is the fastest single turb...

Qatar 777 collision probe focuses on intersection riddle

Investigators have revealed that a departing Qatar AirwaysBoeing 777-300ER overran the runway at Miami airport before becoming airborne and striking approach lights as it climbed away. The inquiry into the accident has disclosed that the captain chose to depart from the T1 intersection of runway 09 despite carrying out the calculations for a full-length runway departure, and despite a proh...

TAG Farnborough opens expanded terminal facilities

TAG has opened expanded customer terminal facilities at the Farnborough Airport. The upgrades include additional lounge space for passengers as well as enhanced crew facilities, a gymnasium and second ‘snooze room’. The customer lounge and crew facilities refurbishment has cost £1 million. The new lounge space is accessed via a new spiral staircase in the terminal that lead...

Air Zimbabwe protected from creditors until 2018

Air Zimbabwe has been protected from creditors for the next three years by the Zimbabwean parliament. The heavily indebted carrier has had its assets protected by the Air Zimbabwe Corporation (Repeal) Act, which has been amended to include provisions State Liabilities Act.   The carrier has been given until July 3 2018 to settle its debts with creditors.   Its sole share...

St Engineering Streamlines Its Aircraft Interior Business In The US

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced that it has streamlined its businesses in San Antonio, US in a move to strengthen the Group’s aircraft interior engineering capability and improve operational efficiency. As a result of this initiative, VT DRB Aviation Consultants, Inc. a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Aerospace Incorporated (VT Aerospace...

GrabTaxi Takes to the Skies with GrabHELI

In an exclusive partnership with PhilJets, GrabTaxi adds GrabHeli to their growing product offerings. GrabHeli, which is in its beta stage, will be tested for three months. PhilJets, a startup in itself, is aligned with the goals of GrabTaxi in innovating and providing transport solutions to the country. “We are very happy to partner with GrabTaxi Philippines. In the 2 years th...

Latvia's government resigns amid airBaltic and other scandals

Latvia’s government fell as Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma resigned amid a deal to finance the airBaltic national airline that forced Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss from office. Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma announced her resignation after a meeting with President Raimonds Vejonis. "The time has come to create a new government. New ideas, new input, new energy is...

California Newest Airport Terminal Extends to Mexico

The U.S.-Mexico border is one of the world's most fortified international divides. Starting Wednesday, it will also be one of the only that has an airport straddling two countries. An investor group that includes Chicago billionaire Sam Zell built a sleek terminal in San Diego with a bridge that crosses a razor-wire border fence to Tijuana's decades-old airport. Passengers pay US$18 to...

Airbus Jetliner Orders Top 1,000 Through November

Airbus Group SE on Monday said it has booked more than 1,000 jetliner orders in the first 11 months of 2015, leaving it with a high bar to meet its commitment for plane deliveries this year. Airbus, in its monthly update on business, said it had delivered 556 jetliners this year through November after shipping 61 aircraft last month. The plane maker needs to deliver 73 planes before the year-en...

Saudi Arabia Bans Drones and All Remote-Controlled Flying Devices

Saudi Arabia's civil aviation authority has banned the use of drones and other remote-controlled flying devices, it was reported on Sunday. Such devices are often flown into the kingdom for sale and use as children's toys, but are later modified with precision equipment, making them a threat to national security, Arab News reported. The General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) thi...

US skydiver Curt Bartholomew swoops in for victory at FAI World Air Games

Parachutist Curt Bartholomew triumphed in the classical canopy-piloting competition at the FAI World Air Games in Dubai yesterday. The US skydiver was among the favourites from the start.  “It means everything,” he said. “This is my fifth world title. I was pushing to get this one before I turned 30 because this is the last recognised FAI world title I haven’t wo...