Tag: air traffic

RECORD | Russia Reaches 1,681 Million Flights in 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute The air traffic intensity in Russia increased by 9.8% in 2018 and reached record-breaking 1.681 million flights, the Russian aviation authority Rosaviatsiya reported. “The traffic in upper airspace of the Russian Federation reached the record level of 1.681 million flights [of Russian and foreign airlines – TASS] in 12 months of 2018; growth versus the […]

7,400 New Aircraft for a Single Country?

Reading Time: 1 minute China will need over 7,400 new passenger aircraft and freighters from 2018 to 2037, with a total market value of US $1,060 billion, according to Airbus’ latest China Market Forecast. China represents more than 19 percent of the world total demand for over 37,400 new aircraft in the next 20 years. In the Small segment […]

European Flights Back to Normal After Eurocontrol IT System Crash

Reading Time: 1 minute Normality has returned to European air traffic after approximately 15,000 trips, roughly half of those in European airspace, were affected by the failure of Eurocontrol’s Enhanced Tactical Flow Management System (ETFMS), which took place at around 2000 BST on Tuesday April 4. It is believed that 29,500 flights were scheduled over Eurocontrol-managed airspace, out of […]

Airports in Russia To Suspend Air Traffic For Victory Day

Reading Time: 1 minute Airports in three Russian cities, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, will suspend air traffic at the times when the Victory Day Parade is rehearsed and held, Russia’s state-run air traffic control corporation said on May 3, TASS reports. Moscow’s airports will impose temporary restrictions on May 4, 7 and 9. “On May 4, 7 and 9, […]

Airways New Zealand Reports Strong Half Year Result

Reading Time: 1 minute Airways New Zealand today announced its interim results for the period ending 31 December 2016, reporting a strong operational, safety and financial performance. The State Owned Enterprise has achieved an interim net profit after tax (NOPAT) of $13.8m, a 20 per cent increase on the prior year’s $11.5 million result. During the period, Airways recorded […]

Brussels Airport Seeks to Generate 120,000 Jobs in 2040

Reading Time: 1 minute CEO of Brussels Airport Company (BAC) Arnaud Feist unveiled Thursday its strategic vision 2040, an ambition to double the activities and the job opportunities by 2040. The airport will start by optimizing its existing infrastructure by 2020. Air traffic is expected to increase over the next 20 years: about 3.8 percent per year for passenger […]

Russia and China Eye New Air Corridors for Civil Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia and China discuss opening new air corridors over the border between the two countries, a move to optimize air travel, sources from the Civil Aviation Administration of China told TASS. It said last week representatives of the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia), the State Air Traffic Management Corporation of the Russian Federation and […]

EASA: Requirements for Air Traffic Services

Reading Time: 2 minutes As a milestone of Rulemaking Task 0464, on 16 September 2016, the Agency has published its NPA 2016-09 ‘Requirements for Air Traffic Services’ with the objective to harmonise the provision of such essential air navigation services throughout the Union and, consequently, to maintain a high and uniform level of safety in aviation. The NPA proposes […]

European ATC Strikes Hit 1 Million Minutes of Delay in 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) condemned the effects of air traffic controller strikes, which have caused 1 million minutes of delay across Europe this year, and called for governments to take steps to ensure service continuity in the face of industrial action. “The current frequency of disputes is totally unacceptable. European air travelers have […]

Ryanair Says 85% Of July Flights Landed On Time

Reading Time: 1 minute Ryanair has said 85 per cent of its 62,000 flights arrived on time at their destinations last month. The airline noted the figure was down on the 90 per cent punctuality achieved in July 2015, but said this was due to air-traffic control issues in the UK, France and Germany, as well as poor weather. […]