Alitalia in chaos after workers vote to reject rescue deal

April 25, 2017 · 180 Views

After trade unions had managed to strike a deal with Alitalia’s management ten days ago to reduce the level of stringent measures contained within a rescue package for…

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Dubai Aerospace Enterprise acquires AWAS to create top-10 aircraft leasing company

April 24, 2017 · 256 Views

Through the signing of a definitive agreement, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has announced its intention to acquire the AWAS group of companies, a leading global aircraft leasing company.…

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Republic Airways plan of reorganization receives final approval

April 23, 2017 · 246 Views

Republic Airways Holdings, the parent of Republic Airline, one of the largest independent regional airlines in the United States, released that the Honorable Judge Sean Lane of the…

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Russia’s UEC to prepare for mass production of Irkut MC-20 engines

April 20, 2017 · 392 Views

Rostec State Corporation, the parent company of Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC), has announced this week that a 21.9 billion ruble investment will be made between 2017 and…

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Alitalia staff vote on restructuring deal to rescue ailing airline

April 19, 2017 · 272 Views

After lengthy negotiations between unions and the Italian flagship carrier Alitalia, mediated by the Italian government, a rescue package for the ailing airline has been put to the…

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Slowing aircraft sales sees Boeing lay off more engineers

April 18, 2017 · 193 Views

Following on from the announcement that 245 workers are to be laid off on May 19 after action taken by Boeing in January and March this year, the…

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United alter crew policy to avoid displacing passengers

April 17, 2017 · 222 Views

In response to last week’s highly publicised incident where a passenger on a United Airlines jet was forcibly removed to make way for a United crew member, the…

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Silk Way orders ten 737 MAX 8 airplanes

April 17, 2017 · 239 Views

Boeing and Silk Way have announced an order for 10 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The order, valued at US$1.1bn at current list prices, was previously attributed to an…

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Air Gearbox International opens new 13,500m² Polish facility

April 13, 2017 · 455 Views

Established as a joint company by Rolls-Royce and Safran Transmission Systems in 2015, Air Gearbox International (AGI) is celebrating the opening of a new 13,500m² plant in Ropczyce,…

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FCC in-flight call ban likely to remain in place

April 11, 2017 · 178 Views

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, would seem to have put an end to the possible lifting of a current ban on in-flight cell phone…

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Boeing 737 celebrates 50th anniversary

April 10, 2017 · 269 Views

Just weeks before Boeing delivers the first of its latest version of the 737, the 737 Max, the plane manufacturer is celebrating the 50th birthday of the first…

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EASA issues safety reminder over lithium batteries

April 9, 2017 · 197 Views

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released a safety bulletin reminding aircraft operators and airlines of the critical principles with regard to safety over transportation of portable…

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SITA and Airbus combine to produce advanced cybersecurity services for the air transport industry

April 5, 2017 · 214 Views

Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques (SITA) and Airbus have combined resources to create new Security Operations Center Services which have been specifically tailored to meet the needs of…

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Boeing signs US$3 billion 30-plane deal with Iran’s Aseman Airlines

April 4, 2017 · 281 Views

Four months after Iran Air signed a US$16 billion 80-plane deal with Boeing, Iran’s Aseman Airlines has signed a US$3 billion 30-plane deal with the American plane manufacturer.…

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ALPA requests NMB services to help mediate Mesa pilot negotiations

April 3, 2017 · 181 Views

After six years of contract negotiations with Mesa Airlines, the carrier’s pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) have sought mediation services from the National…

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Airbus forecasts 2,750 new aircraft for South American market over next 20 years

April 2, 2017 · 267 Views

The most recent Airbus Global Market Forecast has indicated a potential need for 2,030 single-aisle and 540 widebody passenger and freighter aircraft in South America by 2035. According…

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Gulf airlines swift to prove workaround for electronic device ban

March 30, 2017 · 334 Views

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has announced it is to provide business-class and first-class passengers with iPads. At the same time, Doha-based Qatar airways has decided to offer the…

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USA and UK urged by IATA to rethink recent electronic device measures

March 29, 2017 · 230 Views

In a press release issued from its headquarters in Montreal, Canada, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has confirmed that it is looking to the U.S. and U.K.…

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American Airlines to invest US$200m in China Southern Airlines

March 28, 2017 · 435 Views

Two industry giants, American Airlines and China Southern Airlines, have created the foundation for a long-term relationship, with American Airlines’ commitment to make a US$200 million equity investment…

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ASA to manage four-year EU and South Asia civil aviation project

March 27, 2017 · 228 Views

At the Global Aviation Safety forum on Regional Safety Oversight Organizations in Swaziland, The European Union (EU) and South Asian states announced the launch of a new project…

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