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Air BP Continues to Strengthen UK Presence as Gold Sponsor of BGAD 2015

Air BP returns to the 11th Business and General Aviation Day (BGAD) today, September 15th as a Gold Sponsor demonstrating its commitment to provide continued support to the UK General Aviation market. The sponsorship also supports a key Air BP location with London Biggin Hill having been an Air BP customer for over twenty years. The sponsorship complements a continued growth in UK activity for...

ExecuJet Champions Aircraft Maintenance Standards with FAA Certification in Dubai

ExecuJet Aviation Group has been awarded certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) having demonstrated regulatory compliance of its Dubai Repair Station under Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 145. The industry-leading certificate is awarded when a repair station complies with the safety standards necessary to inspect and maintain aircraft and aircraft parts, thus ensuring the...

CAA to Discipline Two TransAsia Pilots for Negligence

The pilot and co-pilot of a TransAsia Airways plane will be severely disciplined for failing to follow the instructions of air controllers and entering a runway without permission, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Tuesday. The CAA said it will discipline the pilot and co-pilot of the plane for their negligence in early October. According to the Civil Aviation Act, they could b...

Qatar Airways continues Europe expansion

Qatar Airways is continuing its rapid growth and responding to increasing demand within Europe with a substantial increase in flight frequencies to Stockholm in Sweden, Copenhagen in Denmark and Brussels in Belgium. From 1 December 2015, flights from Doha to Stockholm, Sweden, will expand from a 10-times weekly service to 13 flights per week, a capacity increase of 30 per cent on the route. The...

Gulf Air posts best annual results since 2004

Gulf Air has posted its 2014 financial and operational results, the airline's strongest financial results in a decade. The results reflect a fall in annual losses from BHD93.3 million in 2013 to BHD62.7 million in 2014 – equivalent to a 32.8% reduction. Commenting on the airline’s ongoing positive development in 2014 H.E. Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa (right), Deputy P...

Qatar Airways' wins “Up In the Air” Experience award

Qatar Airways' has been awarded the “Up In the Air” Experience award during the Future Global Travel Experience 2015. FGTE 2015, held in Las Vegas from September 9-11, is an independent travel conference focused on the theme of “transforming the passenger experience through customer-focused innovation and collaboration. “We are honored to receive this coveted awar...

Gulfstream G280 gets performance boost through software upgrade

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that an avionics software upgrade resulting in improved aircraft performance is now available for the Gulfstream G280. The new PlaneView280TM software, offered in conjunction with supplier Rockwell Collins, results in slower approach speeds, shorter landing distances and enhanced flight management system performance.  “The G280 was already a top-...

Global 7000 Aircraft Flight Test Vehicles Achieve Key Development Milestones

Bombardier Business Aircraft announced that theGlobal 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft program is making significant progress with the achievement of major development milestones. The engines have been mounted on the first Global 7000 flight test vehicle (FTV1), which includes all major structural components: rear, centre and forward fuselage sections, wing, landing gear...

DC Aviation expands Bombardier fleet

DC Aviation has added another Bombardier Challenger 300. The company now operates nine Bombardier business jets. The Challenger can accommodate up to eight passengers and has a range of about 3,100 nm. “We are very happy to be able to expand our fleet by the Challenger 300.” Michael Kuhn, CEO of DC Aviation said: “We are very happy to be able to expand our fleet...

Company Fined S$9,000 for Tainting Changi Airport T3 Water Supply

A company carrying out pipe diversion works has been fined S$9,000 for affecting Changi Airport Terminal 3's water supply earlier this year, said PUB on Tuesday (Sep. 15). Sam Lain Equipment Services was also given a composition fine of S$5,000 for engaging five unlicensed workers to carry out water service works. PUB issued a warning letter to each worker as well, the national wa...

Revealed: 5 Most Common Items Passengers Forget at Dubai Airport

Have you ever wondered what are the most common items that people forget at the airports in general, and Dubai Airport in particular? And what happens to those items? A Dubai International Airport spokesperson gave a list of the five most common items found at the airport. "Generally, we have found that mobile phones, wallets, wrist watches, glasses and hand bags are the most...

TransAsia Airways Chairman Charged for Driving Recklessly

The chairman of accident-plagued TransAsia Airways was formally charged Tuesday for driving recklessly when he caused the injury of a motorcyclist earlier this year. The Taipei District Prosecutors Office said that on March 14, Vincent Lin made an illegal lane change in his Porsche in a mountainous part of Xindian in New Taipei, forcing a motorcycle in the oncoming lane off the road....

Schools Shut, Flights Diverted As Southeast Asia's Haze Worsens

The haze blanketing parts of Southeast Asia worsened as smoke from Indonesian forest fires forced Malaysia to close schools in some states and divert flights, and put Singapore's Formula One race at risk after other outdoor events were canceled. The city-state's three-hour pollutant index surged to 249 as of 9:00 p.m. on Monday, the highest this year and crossing into the "very unh...

FBI: Flight Attendant Created Hoax Forcing Emergency Landing

The FBI says a flight attendant fabricated a story about a suspicious package on a Delta Airlines flight that led to an emergency landing at a North Dakota airport last week. The allegations are included in documents unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court in Bismarck. A complaint charges Justin Cox-Sever with interfering with the operation of an aircraft and communicating false inform...

Credit Suisse to pay $80 million to settle dark pool allegations

Credit Suisse Group AG will pay more than $80 million to settle allegations that it did not disclose how it operated its dark pool private share trading exchange to clients, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. The Swiss bank will pay more than $50 million in fines and disgorgement to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and about $30 million to the New York...

Exclusive: Deutsche Bank to cut workforce by a quarter - sources

Deutsche Bank aims to cut roughly 23,000 jobs, or about one quarter of total staff, through layoffs mainly in technology activities and by spinning off its PostBank division, financial sources said on Monday. That would bring the group's workforce down to around 75,000 full-time positions under a reorganization being finalised by new Chief Executive John Cryan, who took control of Germany&#...

North Korea says readying satellite, suggesting long-range missile launch

North Korea's space agency is close to developing a new satellite and readying it for launch, state media said on Monday, suggesting it will fire a long-range rocket around a national anniversary next month. North Korea will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of its ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on Oct. 10 and has been expected to launch an upgraded long-range ballist...

Fitch Upgrades Delta to 'BB+'; Outlook Positive

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Delta Air Lines’ Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to ‘BB+’ from ‘BB’. Fitch has also upgraded Delta’s Seattle project bonds to ‘BB+’ from ‘BB’ and assigned ratings of ‘BBB-’ to Delta’s 2015 secured credit facility. The Rating Outlook is Positive. The ratings upgrade reflects on-going improvements...

VAS Aero Services Announces Tommy Hughes as New CEO

VAS Aero Services, a global leader in aviation logistics and aftermarket services, reported today that it has named VAS’ Chief Commercial Officer and distinguished aviation industry executive Tommy Hughes as the Florida-based company’s new Chief Executive Officer and shareholder. A prominent and longtime professional with decades of experience in aviation and aerospace, Mr. Hug...

Batik Air Indonesia eyes int'l expansion outside of Jakarta

Batik Air (ID, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) is planning to commence international operations out of the tourist town of Manado a CAPA report has suggested. In line with Lion Airlines CEO Rusdi Kirana's comments last year that the Group intends to develop international hubs in the east and west of the Indonesian archipelago, so Batik's long-term strategy is to devel...

Airbus CEO Doesn't Expect China Slowdown to Hit Aircraft Orders

Airbus Group SA doesn't anticipate taking a hit to aircraft orders from the economic slowdown in China, Chief Executive Tom Enders said on Monday, as Airbus opened its first jetliner factory on U.S. soil. "Obviously we watch our markets with great interest," Enders said in an interview at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the US$600 million plant in Mobile, Alabama. "Bu...