Author: Deimante Raščiūtė

UPDATED: Explosions Hit Turkey’s Largest Airport

Reading Time: 4 minutes Suicide bombers killed 36 people in a coordinated terror attack on Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Turkey’s largest airport. UPDATED: After the estimated death toll fluctuated throughout Tuesday night, climbing as high as 50 at one point, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim put the number of dead at 36 and wounded at close to 150, according to […]

FAA’s Final Policy On The Use of Airport Hangars

Reading Time: 1 minute The FAA’s final policy on the non-aeronautical use of airport hangars appears in today’s Federal Register and will take effect on July 1, 2017. The FAA is issuing the policy to clarify how aviation facilities – including hangars can be used on airports that receive federal funds. The final policy strikes a balance between hangar […]

Vistara, AirAsia Can Soon Fly International as 5/20 Rule Gets Abolished

Reading Time: 1 minute Vistara and AirAsia will soon be able to fly international as the Union Cabinet has cleared the civil aviation policy. “In the aviation policy, we had proposed that the government should charge Rs 8,000 per landing from airlines to fund the regional connectivity plan,” said a senior aviation ministry official, who did not want to […]

Aviation Ministry Hopes Cabinet Will Take Up New Policy in New Delhi

Reading Time: 3 minutes The civil aviation ministry expects the new aviation policy will be taken up today by the Union Cabinet. The Union Cabinet, which is meeting at 10.30am, is likely to take up the much delayed policy, besides a proposal to increase the age of practising doctors to 65 years from the current 60, said a government […]

Drones Hunt Down Poachers in South Africa

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the midst of Africa’s poaching crisis, a dedicated group of aviators may have uncovered a solution to ending this illegal practice. Air Shepherd, an initiative of the Lindbergh Foundation, is flying advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in high-risk areas in South Africa — and soon, other countries on the continent. Air Shepherd’s UAVs, equipped […]

Greece’s Civil Aviation Workers to Strike Over Airport Concessions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Greek civil aviation workers plan a five-day strike next week in protest at the long-term lease of 14 regional airports, complicating government efforts to implement a privatization program linked to the country’s bailout. Authorities agreed to lease the airports to German operator Fraport last year and are now considering offering concessions for 23 others. The […]

Football Fans Warned of Further Air Traffic Control Strike

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than 100 flights will be cancelled and many others delayed according to Airlines for Europe (A4E), a lobby group representing carriers such as easyJet, Ryanair and British Airways’ parent company IAG. The industrial action will disrupt flights operating to or from France, or over French airspace. It is the 50th strike by French ATCs […]

Embraer Executive Jets Delivers First Phenom 100E to Etihad Flight College

Reading Time: 2 minutes Embraer Executive Jets has delivered the first Phenom 100E to Etihad Flight College, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. The aircraft arrived yesterday in the city of Al Ain, base of the flight school established to train ab-initio pilots for the airline’s rapidly expanding fleet. “Designed for […]

Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence (AACE) inaugurates new A330 FFS

Reading Time: 1 minute Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence (AACE), the joint venture between Air Asia and CAE, announced today it has reached another milestone since its inception in 2011 with the inauguration of a new A330 CAE 7000XR Series full-flight simulator (FFS). The new simulator is located at the AACE training centre in Glenmarie, Selangor, Malaysia and brings […]

Air France Pilots Strike on 11th-14th June

Reading Time: 1 minute Following the call for strike action which has been confirmed by Air France pilots’ unions for the period from 11 to 14 June 2016, the schedule of flights operated by Air France aircraft is disrupted. Air France regrets this situation and is making every effort to minimize the inconvenience this strike action may cause to […]