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Airbus: Fleets in Russia & CIS to more than double by 2034

According to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF), the Russia & CIS air passenger market will more than double in the next 20 years, with over 2,000 aircraft needed by 2034, compared to the 922 in operation today to meet the countries’ growing demand for air travel. Airbus’ forecast shows that over 1,280 of these aircraft will be new deliveries, valued at US$150...

South African Airways and Jet Airways Expand Codeshare Agreement

South African Airways, Africa’s most awarded airline, and Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, have further expanded their codeshare agreement. With immediate effect, passengers can now book and travel throughout the combined networks of both airlines, and enjoy convenient flight connections between India and South Africa, over Jet Airways’ Abu Dhabi gateway. Th...

Fastjet Fleet Expansion news

fastjet (AIM:FJET), Africa’s low-cost airline, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the purchase of an Airbus A319 aircraft (the Aircraft). The Aircraft is expected to be ready for operations by the end of September 2015 and is planned as the first aircraft for the fastjet Zambia fleet. “Following our recent announcement of the fourth and fifth aircraft joining our fleet, the add...

Flights resume after fire at Dublin Airport

Flight operations at Dublin Airport have resumed after they were suspended this morning when a fire broke out in a hangar. The fire has been contained and there are no reports of any injuries. Daa said that due to the disruption passengers should expect some knock-on delays and are advised to check with their airline for the latest flight information.

Aeroflot and Saudia Announce Codeshare Agreement

Aeroflot and Saudia, the flag carriers and largest airlines in Russia and Saudi Arabia respectively, announce that they have entered a codeshare agreement that expands their networks between popular business and leisure destinations in the two countries. The new codeshare flights are now available for purchase for flights starting from August 1, 2015. Subject to regulatory approval, Aeroflot wi...

Feel yourself a Jet Hunter.

Every year the number of applications and the "original" products for flight bookingin business aviation is growing. In fact it is logical - the Internet becomes a real helper in all areas of the business, making it easier and more mobile. But the project, which we were able to meet recently, "stands out" from this category standard. However, details of the Jet H...

Russian Defense Ministry expects industry to produce more than 200 aircraft in 2015

The current commander of Russia’s Aerospace Forces said the military are to receive about 360 aircraft, air defense weapons and pieces of radio-technical equipment this year ZHUKOVSKY (Moscow region), August 25. /TASS/. Russia’s Defense Ministry expects the national industry to produce more than 200 aircraft this year, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters on Tue...

Half Million Tickets Up To 50 Percent Off On LOT Polish Airlines

LOT Polish Airlines is offering half a million tickets up to 50 percent off for travelers going to Poland and beyond in all classes of service from its Chicago and New York JFK gateways for travel beginning Dec. 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  Blackout dates of Dec. 15, 2015 – Jan. 12, 2016 (Christmas) and March 21 through Apri...

Business growth for the Kimbrell Group

Kimbrell Group headquartered in Miami, Florida, is experiencing charter sales growth both domestically and internationally. The Group is adding to its aircraft management division with its long term partner, My Corporate Jet Inc and Kimbrell Group will now have another aircraft under its air charter operator marketing fleet. Representing the second private jet under aircraft operator marketi...

Republic warns of Chapter 11 if pilots reject new CLA

Republic Airways Holdings Inc., parent firm to Republic Airlines (YX, Indianapolis Int'l) and Shuttle America (S5, Fort Wayne), has warned that it may file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection should it fail to conclude a new Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) with its pilot corps. The two have been at loggerheads since 2007 when a previous CLA fell open to amendme...

Ryanair: Statement Re. Manchester Court Case

“We note this ruling which reverses Lower Court orders that a 2 year time limit for claims is reasonable. Since we believe a 6 year time limit for submitting such claims is both unnecessary and unreasonable, we have instructed our lawyers to immediately appeal this ruling. Ryanair today rubbished the absurd claims about its potential liability under the Manchester Court judgement. Firstly...

Estonian Air earned profit in June and July 2015

Estonian Air earned profit in June and July, 200,000 euros in average in both months. Last time the company had profitable summer months was in 2010. “Profitable summer months indicate that the restructuring plan has helped us to establish a solid foundation for long-term sustainability. Active sales in Estonia and destination markets and capacity providing for other airlines have contrib...

25 Countries Defy Sanctions to Attend MAKS-2015 Air Show

Ignoring the current western sanctions against Russia, many European aircraft makers readily accepted an invitation to take part in the MAKS-2015 international air show that launches outside Moscow on Tuesday and will run through Sunday.     ts first three days are considered to be business days for defense industry officials, and the show opens to the general...

Flying bird: Russia’s amphibious Chirok prototype debuts at MAKS-2015 air show

Russia has unveiled a full-size prototype of its lightweight, amphibious Chirok, capable of manned and unmanned flight, at the MAKS-2015 air show near Moscow. Able to take off and land most anywhere, the air-cushioned aircraft is much in demand. The aircraft is made of carbon fiber composite material, with a wingspan of 10 meters and maximum takeoff weight of 750 kilograms. The Chirok can lift...

Subsidized Russian Far East routes fly more than 300K pax

Russian airlines have carried 306,000 passengers since spring on routes between the Russian Far East and other parts of the country under a government subsidy program, according to Russian figures released this week. The current subsidy program runs from April 1 through Oct. 31 and applies to destinations in the extreme eastern parts of Russia, between Eastern Siberia and the Pacific Ocean. Ele...

Berlin Brandenburg opening “still on track” despite bankruptcy setback

Plans to open the much-delayed and controversial Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER) in Germany  remain on schedule for the second half of 2017 despite  the bankruptcy of its construction company, Imtech Deutschland, officials said. BER has issued a statement saying that the airport opening plans will be only minimally affected by the bankruptcy of Imtech, which w...

Russia’s fifth generation fighter starts missile tests — commander

ZHUKOVSKY (Moscow region), August 26. /TASS/. Russia’s fifth-generation PAK FA (T-50) fighter jet has started test flights with missile launch exercises in which it has demonstrated "excellent results," Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces Colonel General Viktor Bondarev told reporters on Wednesday. According to him, the fighter has confirmed the stated specificati...

VEB and IFC signed a memorandum of cooperation for delivery of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft to Europe

Vnesheconombank (VEB) and Ilyushin Finance & Co leasing company (IFC) signed a memorandum of cooperation at MAKS-2015 international airshow. The document was signed by the First Deputy Chairman – member of the VEB Management Board, Petr Fradkov, and IFC CEO Alexander Rubtsov. Under the memorandum the parties are going to consider possibilities for financing deliveries of Sukhoi Sup...

IFC, RedWings and Sky Angkor Airlines - delivery of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft to Cambodia

On August 25th a trilateral wet lease agreement for delivery of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft to Cambodia was signed by Ilyushin Finance & Co. leasing company (IFC, Russia), Red Wings airline (Russia) and Sky Angkor Airlines (Cambodia) at MAKS-2015 international airshow. The document was signed by RedWings CEO Evgeniy Klucharev, IFC CEO Alexander Rubtsov and Sky Angkor Airlines CEO Mak...

Austrian Airlines set for maiden EMB-195

Austrian Airlines (OS, Vienna) will shortly take delivery of its maiden EMB-195 with the arrival of OE-LWD (cn 19000411). The Brazilian-made jet, the first of seventeen acquired from fellow Lufthansa(LH, Frankfurt Int'l) affiliate Lufthansa CityLine (CL, Munich), recently exited the paintshop inBratislava ahead of its delivery to Vienna....

US DOT approves WALG's assumption of FWIA's authorities

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has given the go-ahead for Worldwide Air Logistics Group, a subsidiary of Southern Air Holdings, to take ownership of Florida West International Airways's certificate and other economic authorities. WALG announced plans to acquire FWIA in February of this year as part of its push into the ACMI/charter market. According to a DOT disclosure, FWIA...