AIRLINES

Air France inaugurates the first Boeing 777 equipped with its new cabins

Air France inaugurates the first Boeing 777 equipped with its new cabins

Air France has inaugurated its first Boeing 777 equipped with new cabins. Flight AF008 took off Monday from Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 19:10 for New York. For the first time, customers were able to enjoy the new Economy cabin, offering optimum travel comfort, and Premium Economy, with 40% additional space.…

Tianjin Airlines becomes launch user of Embraer’s AHEAD-PRO System

Tianjin Airlines becomes launch user of Embraer’s AHEAD-PRO System

Embraer welcomes Tianjin Airlines, the first E190 Chinese operator and the largest E-Jets carrier in Asia, as the launch user for E-Jets AHEAD-PRO (Aircraft Health…

Wizz Air to get new aircraft hangar at Budapest

Wizz Air to get new aircraft hangar at Budapest

On the day of its 10th anniversary, Wizz Air announced that its new maintenance hangar will be built at Budapest Airport. The hangar is scheduled…

United Airlines Pilot Forcibly Removed for Refusing to Fly to Israel

United Airlines Pilot Forcibly Removed for Refusing to Fly to Israel

A pilot who refused to fly his scheduled United Airlines flight to Israel was eventually removed from the cockpit – with 300 passengers stuck on…

Boeing, Belavia Airlines Announce Order for Three Next-Generation 737-800s

Boeing, Belavia Airlines Announce Order for Three Next-Generation 737-800s

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Belarus flag carrier Belavia Airlines have reached an agreement on an order for three Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes. Valued at $272 million…

French air traffic controllers call off strike

French air traffic controllers call off strike

Paris (AFP) – French air traffic controllers Wednesday ended a two-day strike that was supposed to run till the weekend after marathon talks with the…

MANUFACTURER

Boeing Delivers 1,500th 747

Boeing Delivers 1,500th 747

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has delivered the 1,500th 747 to come off the production line to Frankfurt, Germany-based Lufthansa. The milestone airplane is a 747-8 Intercontinental, the 14th one that Lufthansa will incorporate into its long-haul fleet. “Reaching this milestone delivery is a testament to the capabilities of the airplane and…

Airbus poised to revamp A330 with Rolls-Royce

Airbus poised to revamp A330 with Rolls-Royce

PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus is very close to a decision to upgrade its A330 with engines provided by Rolls-Royce , setting the stage for a…

Cessna Citation X+ receives FAA certification, celebrates initial deliveries

Cessna Citation X+ receives FAA certification, celebrates initial deliveries

Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has announced that it has earned Federal Aviation Administration type certification…

Cessna TTx receives FAA certification of FIKI system

Cessna TTx receives FAA certification of FIKI system

Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has announced that it has received Federal Aviation Administration certification of…

Bombardier Receives FAA Certification for the Challenger 350 Aircraft

Bombardier Receives FAA Certification for the Challenger 350 Aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace has announced that it has received certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Challenger 350 business aircraft. Transport Canada certification…

SAFETY

Ryanair jets damaged in Stansted Airport collision

Ryanair jets damaged in Stansted Airport collision

Two Ryanair jets were damaged when they collided on the the ground at London’s Stansted Airport. One plane was approaching the stand and the other was “pushing back” when the incident happened at about 06:45 BST. The wing-tip of one plane and the tail-cone of another “made contact”, said Ryanair…

‘Highly likely’ MH370 on autopilot when it went down: Australia

‘Highly likely’ MH370 on autopilot when it went down: Australia

Sydney (AFP) – Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was almost certainly on autopilot when it ran out of fuel and crashed, Australian officials said Thursday as…

Mass arrests in Pakistan after gunmen shoot at PIA Airbus

Mass arrests in Pakistan after gunmen shoot at PIA Airbus

Pakistani police have arrested hundreds of people after gunmen opened fire on a passenger plane during its landing approach, as fighter jets hit militant targets…

NTSB: Asiana plane crash due to pilot mismanagement

NTSB: Asiana plane crash due to pilot mismanagement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pilot mismanagement and confusion caused Asiana Flight 214 to crash in San Francisco last year, federal accident investigators concluded Tuesday. The National…

VietJet Air plane lands at wrong airport 100km away

VietJet Air plane lands at wrong airport 100km away

Vietnam’s aviation authority has suspended the crew of a plane operated by budget airline VietJet Air after a flight bound for the tourist hub of…

BIZ & GENERAL

Pilot retracing ‘Flight of Passage’ journey

Pilot retracing ‘Flight of Passage’ journey

Chris Nesin and his wife, April, are flying across the United States in a restored Piper Cub. What makes their journey unique is that the 1949 Piper PA-11 is the same airplane that was flown across the country in 1966 by teenagers Kern and Rinker Buck. Later, Rinker Buck penned…

Cessna Citation X+ receives FAA certification, celebrates initial deliveries

Cessna Citation X+ receives FAA certification, celebrates initial deliveries

Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has announced that it has earned Federal Aviation Administration type certification…

Bombardier Receives FAA Certification for the Challenger 350 Aircraft

Bombardier Receives FAA Certification for the Challenger 350 Aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace has announced that it has received certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Challenger 350 business aircraft. Transport Canada certification…

Cessna Citation M2 receives EASA certification

Cessna Citation M2 receives EASA certification

Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company (NYSE:TXT), has announced that the company has received European Aviation Safety Agency…

SonAir takes delivery of a new EC225 from Airbus Helicopters for oil and gas missions in Africa

SonAir takes delivery of a new EC225 from Airbus Helicopters for oil and gas missions in Africa

Airbus Helicopters’ EC225 presence in the African oil and gas heli-lift market will expand following delivery of an additional workhorse rotorcraft to SonAir, which is…

AOPA and Jeppesen Announce New Corporate Alliance

AOPA and Jeppesen Announce New Corporate Alliance

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Jeppesen, the renowned aviation services company, announced a new corporate premier alliance today that will support many…

AIRPORTS

Wizz Air to get new aircraft hangar at Budapest

Wizz Air to get new aircraft hangar at Budapest

On the day of its 10th anniversary, Wizz Air announced that its new maintenance hangar will be built at Budapest Airport. The hangar is scheduled to be opened in September 2015 and will help create over 70 additional jobs for skilled engineers. Wizz Air’s CEO Jόzsef Váradi, said: ”This is…

Sydney flights backlogged after blackout

Sydney flights backlogged after blackout

Power has been restored at a Sydney airport terminal but not before an outage caused a huge backlog of flights that has left many passengers…

Abu Dhabi Airports Begins Summer Training Programme for UAE National Students

Abu Dhabi Airports Begins Summer Training Programme for UAE National Students

In line with its commitment to raise awareness about careers within the aviation industry, Abu Dhabi Airports will welcome 100 UAE National students this year…

FAA Awards Environmental Grant to Denver International

FAA Awards Environmental Grant to Denver International

WASHINGTON– U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a $442,500 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to Denver International Airport to reduce emissions and improve air…

London Gatwick’s record breaking year strengthens case for second runway

London Gatwick’s record breaking year strengthens case for second runway

London Gatwick announced today that it has delivered record passenger growth, increasing its share of traffic in the London market, and achieving a profit. The…

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