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    Formula one’s Nico Hülkenberg announced as GlobeAir ambassador

    GlobeAir, the leading European air taxi company, is delighted to announce the signing of Nico Hülkenberg, the Formula One driver and winner of the 2015 Le Mans-24 hours race, as its first brand ambassador. “The decision to approach Nico Hülkeberg and associate our image with the racing driver, allows us to convey to the public […]

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    Qatar Airways launches service to Zanzibar

    Qatar Airways launched its second new destination of the year, touching down in the Spice Island of Zanzibar yesterday. Zanzibar is the airline’s third route in Tanzania, following Dar-es-Salaam and Kilimanjaro. Qatar Airways will initially operate five weekly flights to Zanzibar via Kilimanjaro, and commencing 1st October 2015, the airline will offer an additional two […]

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    Hot-Air Balloons Collide in Utah; Pilot Has Minor Burns

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — The pig couldn’t fly, the cowboy got away, and the pilot’s OK. So it went Thursday at an Independence Day festival in Utah, where officials said a pig-shaped hot-air balloon descended quickly to the ground after colliding with a Wyoming cowboy-themed entry. Paul Warner, a festival executive, said the licensed pilot […]

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    Indonesian plane’s engine likely failed before deadly crash: air force

    (AFP) – The Indonesian military plane that crashed into a residential neighbourhood and killed 142 people likely suffered an engine failure, the air force said Thursday, but denied the aircraft was overloaded after claims civilians had paid to get on board. The Hercules C-130 went down Tuesday in the city of Medan shortly after taking […]

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    Solar Impulse beats new record, but pilot ‘tired’

    Los Angeles (AFP) – A solar-powered aircraft flying from Japan to Hawaii on the most perilous leg of a round-the-globe bid has beaten the record for the longest solo flight, organizers said Thursday. But they admitted that veteran Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg is absolutely exhausted after nearly four days’ continuous flying, making the final 24 […]

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    Airbus and Chinese partners agree on wide-body cooperation

    Airbus and its Chinese partners, namely the Tianjin Free Trade Zone Investment Company Ltd. (TJFTZ) and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), have signed a framework agreement on setting up an A330 Completion and Delivery Centre (C&DC) in Tianjin, China, taking the partnership between Airbus and China a further step forward following the successful […]

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    Fire crews investigate leak at Melbourne Airport

    (The Age) – A chemical spill was found on a Qantas plane at Melbourne Airport on Thursday evening, causing the flight to be cancelled. A Qantas spokesman said the flight to Dubai was initially delayed after the spill was discovered in one of the aircraft’s cargo holds. “No passengers were on-board the aircraft and we’re […]

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    Instructor, student killed in Newberg helicopter crash

    NEWBERG, Ore. (KOIN 6) – An instructor and student died when the Hughes/Schweizer 269C helicopter they were in crashed a short distance off a runway in rural Yamhill County, according to the Federal Aviation Administration and a statement from the aircraft’s owner. The Sheriff’s Office reports the crash occurred around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday near the […]

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    Ryanair says to take legal action after Hertz ends partnership

    DUBLIN, July 2 (Reuters) – Ryanair is to launch legal proceedings against U.S. car rental firm Hertz after the two companies ended a long-running partnership in a dispute over how Ryanair sells its tickets, Europe’s largest low-cost airline said on Thursday. Hertz, which lists Ryanair among its 20 key partnerships alongside Lufthansa, Etihad Airways and […]

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    Brand New B737-800 Joins Aeroflot Fleet

    Aeroflot took delivery of its 10th B737-800 Next Generation aircraft made by Boeing. The plane is named in honour of Sergey Ozhegov, a Russian linguist, lexicographer, Doctor of Philological Sciences and the author of the Russian Language Dictionary. Aeroflot’s Boeing 737-800NG has two-class composition with 20 seats in business class and 138 seats in economy […]

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    Airbus Considers Making Parts in Vietnam After Plane Orders

    (Bloomberg)- Airbus Group SE is considering producing aircraft parts in Vietnam after VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Co. placed $9.8 billion in plane orders in less than two years. Airbus Chief Executive Officer Thomas Enders said the company is thinking of operating components factories and is also willing to set up maintenance facilities in the country, […]

  12. Taiwan Plane Crash

    Taiwan Pilot in February TransAsia Crash Described as Hasty

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday. A preliminary investigation into the Feb. 4 crash of TransAsia flight GE235 […]

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    Dubai International Airport passenger numbers surge 23 per cent

    (The National, UAE) – Passenger numbers surged at Dubai International Airport by 23 per cent in May from a year earlier, when runway repairs slowed growth. A total of 6.26 million passengers used the airport in May compared with 5.08 million during the same period last year. In May 2013, 5.21 million passengers used the […]

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    Taiwan TransAsia pilot shut wrong engine, data confirms

    (AFP) – The pilot of a passenger plane that crashed into a river in Taiwan killing 43 people shut down the plane’s only working engine after the other failed, a new report confirmed Thursday. TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 plunged shortly after take-off from Taipei’s Songshan airport in February with 53 passengers and five crew on […]

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    Boeing raises jetliner list prices by 2.9 percent

    (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) raised list prices for its jetliners by 2.9 percent on Wednesday, citing a range of costs that go into making the planes. The price of the company’s forthcoming 777X, due for delivery by 2020, rose to $400 million in Boeing’s new price list, posted on its website on Wednesday. That […]

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    WestJet flight diverted to Calgary over bomb threat

    A WestJet flight from Vancouver to Toronto was diverted to Calgary Wednesday night after a bomb threat, the fourth such incident targeting the airline in the past five days. The affected flight was WestJet 722, which took off from Vancouver at 5:14 p.m. PT, confirmed WestJet spokesman Robert Palmer. “Yes, we’ve been hit again,” he […]

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    Bell 525 Relentless Makes Successful First Flight

    Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the successful first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless. The maiden flight of the super-medium helicopter took place at the company’s aircraft assembly center in Amarillo, Texas. “The Bell 525 was announced at Heli-Expo in 2012, and we are proud to have achieved this milestone. […]

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    Aero-engine makers seek boost from major Airbus China deal

    (Reuters) – After Airbus’s (AIR.PA) success it was the turn of engine makers to seek a boost from China’s spending power on Tuesday as a major plane order generates lucrative follow-on opportunities. China placed an order for 45 A330 wide-body passenger jets on Tuesday, with plans for a possible further 30 aircraft in a deal […]

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    US Probing Possible Airline Collusion to Keep Fares High

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new […]

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    Delta plane hit by HAILSTORM while flying from Detroit to Seoul

    (Daily Mail) – Photographs have emerged showing the alarming damage a hailstorm can have on a plane. Hundreds of passengers on board the Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit to Seoul experienced a frightening ride as they flew through Chinese airspace last month. Pictures posted online show how the hail battered the nose of Boeing […]

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    CityJet Announces 18 Flights Weekly On New Cork to London City

    CityJet today announced that it is to fly 18 times weekly between Cork Airport and London City Airport, commencing on October 1st. The airline said it will fly three times daily on weekdays with its first flight from Cork to London City Airport (LCY) departing at 07.40am. It will also offer one flight on Saturdays […]

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    Two Pilots Sacked After Letting Playboy Model Into Cockpit To Fly Plane

    TWO pilots have been sacked after allowing a Playboy playmate to fly their plane. Victoria Xipolitakis was invited into the cockpit of the Embraer jet and briefly took the controls during the one-hour flight from Buenos Aires to Rosario. The Argentinian airline learned about the incident when she posted video and photos of the event […]

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    Fast growth of air freight through Dubai bucks global trend

    (The National, UAE) – The “build it and they will come” approach helped to transform the Dubai skyline. Now it is doing the same for its air cargo industry as the region’s rapidly expanding hubs attract surging volumes of freight. The International Air Transport Association (Iata) released data yesterday which showed the Middle East to […]

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  1. General & Biz

    Formula one’s Nico Hülkenberg announced as GlobeAir ambassador

    GlobeAir, the leading European air taxi company, is delighted to announce the signing of Nico Hülkenberg, the Formula One driver and winner of the 2015 Le Mans-24 hours race, as its first brand ambassador. “The decision to approach Nico Hülkeberg and associate our image with the racing driver, allows us to convey to the public […]

  2. Air Transport

    Qatar Airways launches service to Zanzibar

    Qatar Airways launched its second new destination of the year, touching down in the Spice Island of Zanzibar yesterday. Zanzibar is the airline’s third route in Tanzania, following Dar-es-Salaam and Kilimanjaro. Qatar Airways will initially operate five weekly flights to Zanzibar via Kilimanjaro, and commencing 1st October 2015, the airline will offer an additional two […]

  3. Safety & Training

    Hot-Air Balloons Collide in Utah; Pilot Has Minor Burns

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — The pig couldn’t fly, the cowboy got away, and the pilot’s OK. So it went Thursday at an Independence Day festival in Utah, where officials said a pig-shaped hot-air balloon descended quickly to the ground after colliding with a Wyoming cowboy-themed entry. Paul Warner, a festival executive, said the licensed pilot […]

  4. Safety & Training

    Indonesian plane’s engine likely failed before deadly crash: air force

    (AFP) – The Indonesian military plane that crashed into a residential neighbourhood and killed 142 people likely suffered an engine failure, the air force said Thursday, but denied the aircraft was overloaded after claims civilians had paid to get on board. The Hercules C-130 went down Tuesday in the city of Medan shortly after taking […]

  5. General & Biz

    Solar Impulse beats new record, but pilot ‘tired’

    Los Angeles (AFP) – A solar-powered aircraft flying from Japan to Hawaii on the most perilous leg of a round-the-globe bid has beaten the record for the longest solo flight, organizers said Thursday. But they admitted that veteran Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg is absolutely exhausted after nearly four days’ continuous flying, making the final 24 […]

  6. Air Transport

    Vietnam Airlines signs first Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) agreement for A350 XWB

    Vietnam Airlines has selected Airbus to provide Flight Hour Services (FHS) for its new fleet of 14 A350-900s on order. With this contract, Vietnam Airlines becomes the first A350 XWB operator to select Airbus FHS. The agreement, which will run for 12 years, provides an extensive scope including A350 line replaceable units (LRUs), guaranteed spare […]

  7. On the Radar

    Boeing 777-9X Price Rises to $400 Million

    24/7 Wall St.The most expensive commercial plane on the market is the Airbus A380-800, which has a list price of $428 million. The nearest competitor Boeing has to that plane is the 747-8, which now carries a list price of $378.5 million. The A380 can carry as many …Boeing raises jetliner list prices by 2.9 […]

  8. Manufacturer

    Airbus and Chinese partners agree on wide-body cooperation

    Airbus and its Chinese partners, namely the Tianjin Free Trade Zone Investment Company Ltd. (TJFTZ) and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), have signed a framework agreement on setting up an A330 Completion and Delivery Centre (C&DC) in Tianjin, China, taking the partnership between Airbus and China a further step forward following the successful […]

  9. Airports

    Fire crews investigate leak at Melbourne Airport

    (The Age) – A chemical spill was found on a Qantas plane at Melbourne Airport on Thursday evening, causing the flight to be cancelled. A Qantas spokesman said the flight to Dubai was initially delayed after the spill was discovered in one of the aircraft’s cargo holds. “No passengers were on-board the aircraft and we’re […]

  10. Air Transport

    KLM finalizes a new 575 million euro revolving credit facility

    KLM today signed a 575 million euro revolving credit facility with 10 international banks, finalizing the early refinancing of its credit facility which was due to mature in July 2016. The facility has a tenor of 5 years and shows improved terms compared to KLM’s existing facility. The transaction was launched at 500 million euros […]

  11. Safety & Training

    Instructor, student killed in Newberg helicopter crash

    NEWBERG, Ore. (KOIN 6) – An instructor and student died when the Hughes/Schweizer 269C helicopter they were in crashed a short distance off a runway in rural Yamhill County, according to the Federal Aviation Administration and a statement from the aircraft’s owner. The Sheriff’s Office reports the crash occurred around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday near the […]

  12. Air Transport

    Ryanair says to take legal action after Hertz ends partnership

    DUBLIN, July 2 (Reuters) – Ryanair is to launch legal proceedings against U.S. car rental firm Hertz after the two companies ended a long-running partnership in a dispute over how Ryanair sells its tickets, Europe’s largest low-cost airline said on Thursday. Hertz, which lists Ryanair among its 20 key partnerships alongside Lufthansa, Etihad Airways and […]

  13. Air Transport

    Brand New B737-800 Joins Aeroflot Fleet

    Aeroflot took delivery of its 10th B737-800 Next Generation aircraft made by Boeing. The plane is named in honour of Sergey Ozhegov, a Russian linguist, lexicographer, Doctor of Philological Sciences and the author of the Russian Language Dictionary. Aeroflot’s Boeing 737-800NG has two-class composition with 20 seats in business class and 138 seats in economy […]

  14. Manufacturer

    Airbus Considers Making Parts in Vietnam After Plane Orders

    (Bloomberg)- Airbus Group SE is considering producing aircraft parts in Vietnam after VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Co. placed $9.8 billion in plane orders in less than two years. Airbus Chief Executive Officer Thomas Enders said the company is thinking of operating components factories and is also willing to set up maintenance facilities in the country, […]

  15. Safety & Training

    Taiwan Pilot in February TransAsia Crash Described as Hasty

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday. A preliminary investigation into the Feb. 4 crash of TransAsia flight GE235 […]

  16. Airports

    Dubai International Airport passenger numbers surge 23 per cent

    (The National, UAE) – Passenger numbers surged at Dubai International Airport by 23 per cent in May from a year earlier, when runway repairs slowed growth. A total of 6.26 million passengers used the airport in May compared with 5.08 million during the same period last year. In May 2013, 5.21 million passengers used the […]

  17. Safety & Training

    Taiwan TransAsia pilot shut wrong engine, data confirms

    (AFP) – The pilot of a passenger plane that crashed into a river in Taiwan killing 43 people shut down the plane’s only working engine after the other failed, a new report confirmed Thursday. TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 plunged shortly after take-off from Taipei’s Songshan airport in February with 53 passengers and five crew on […]

  18. Manufacturer

    Boeing raises jetliner list prices by 2.9 percent

    (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) raised list prices for its jetliners by 2.9 percent on Wednesday, citing a range of costs that go into making the planes. The price of the company’s forthcoming 777X, due for delivery by 2020, rose to $400 million in Boeing’s new price list, posted on its website on Wednesday. That […]

  19. Safety & Training

    WestJet flight diverted to Calgary over bomb threat

    A WestJet flight from Vancouver to Toronto was diverted to Calgary Wednesday night after a bomb threat, the fourth such incident targeting the airline in the past five days. The affected flight was WestJet 722, which took off from Vancouver at 5:14 p.m. PT, confirmed WestJet spokesman Robert Palmer. “Yes, we’ve been hit again,” he […]

  20. Technology & Engine

    Mactan Cebu International Airport implements Rockwell Collins’ ARINC vMUSE for improved passenger processing

    CEBU CITY, Philippines (July 2, 2015) – Mactan Cebu International Airport has selected Rockwell Collins’ ARINC airport solutions to improve its passengers’ travel experiences. The airport is currently using ARINC vMUSE™ common-use passenger processing system (CUPPS) as well as ARINC SelfServ™ common-use self-service (CUSS) kiosks, and will soon implement many of the company’s other solutions […]

  21. On the Radar

    Has the Dreamliner been ruined by some airlines that fly it?

    Will Air NZ provides us with another 787 economy cabin photo full of All Blacks? There is, at the very least, a note of caution for Qantas in one of those listicles in which a web site has provided 10 illustrated reasons for avoiding flying in economy on Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Qantas is considered highly […]

  22. Manufacturer

    Bell 525 Relentless Makes Successful First Flight

    Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the successful first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless. The maiden flight of the super-medium helicopter took place at the company’s aircraft assembly center in Amarillo, Texas. “The Bell 525 was announced at Heli-Expo in 2012, and we are proud to have achieved this milestone. […]

  23. Manufacturer

    Aero-engine makers seek boost from major Airbus China deal

    (Reuters) – After Airbus’s (AIR.PA) success it was the turn of engine makers to seek a boost from China’s spending power on Tuesday as a major plane order generates lucrative follow-on opportunities. China placed an order for 45 A330 wide-body passenger jets on Tuesday, with plans for a possible further 30 aircraft in a deal […]

  24. On the Radar

    Alaska Airlines Flights Connect Oklahoma City, Seattle

    news9.com KWTVAlaska Airlines is starting a new daily flight that connects Oklahoma City and Seattle. Officials at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City say the non-stop service began Wednesday with daily flights departing from Seattle to Oklahoma City each …Alaska Airlines, Boeing team up to reduce carbon emissions at Sea-TacPuget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)Alaska […]

  25. On the Radar

    This fake Delta Air Lines Facebook page went viral after promising $5000

    Business Insiderdelta airlines passenger REUTERS/Carlos Garcia RawlinsThousands of people were taken in by a fake Delta Air Lines travel promotion on Facebook. A fake Delta Air Lines Facebook page went viral on Tuesday after promising $5,000 and 5 first class tickets …Is Southwest Airlines Co A Better Buy Than Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) ?Bidness […]

  26. Air Transport

    US Probing Possible Airline Collusion to Keep Fares High

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new […]

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    US Probing Possible Airline Collusion to Keep Fares High

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new […]