Tag: Airlines

Wizz Air Adds Cockpit Simulator To Budapest Pilot Training Centre

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wizz Air today announced it will install an advanced cockpit simulator at its crew training center in Budapest, adding increased capability for what is already considered one of the industry’s leading airline-owned pilot training programs. The A320 aircraft family fixed base simulator will be operational this summer and supplement Wizz Air’s full motion simulator, giving […]

Asia-Pacific Is A Key A380 Market Today And For The Future

Reading Time: 2 minutes The A380 has literally changed the shape of air transportation in Asia-Pacific, and will continue to play an important role as this region’s dynamic passenger traffic develops during the years to come. Asia-Pacific is a major “home” for the A380: almost half of the global customer base for Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner is located […]

FAA Urges Airlines to Assess Lithium Battery Risks

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a safety alert to U.S. and foreign commercial passenger and cargo airlines, urging them to conduct a safety risk assessment to manage the risks associated with transporting lithium batteries as cargo. The FAA also is issuing guidance to its own inspectors to help them determine whether the airlines […]

New Service Offering Unlimited Flights On Major American Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes All-you-can-fly subscription service OneGo launched on Feb. 1, providing its members with unlimited service on 500 commercial routes around the US for a flat monthly rate of $2,950. Cheaper regional plans include 35 routes in the West, 158 routes in the East, and 35 routes in the central US starting at $1,500 monthly. OneGo books […]

Female British Airways Cabin Crew Win The Right To Wear Trousers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two-year battle ends with airline allowing all crew to forgot the skirt and union hailing a victory for equality and common sense. An argument over who wears the trousers at British Airways has been won by the workers, after the airline agreed to allow all cabin crew, male and female, to keep their legs covered. After […]

British Airways To Exit London City If Charges Raised

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways has warned it would consider leaving London City airport should any new owner raise service charges to cover the GBP2 billion (USD2.915 billion) asking price. In August last year, the airport’s majority shareholder, Global Infrastructure Partners, put the airport up for sale with several entities – Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings, Atlantia Spa, Macquarie […]

Emirates Brand Value Grows 17% To Reach US$7.7 Billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute Emirates has come out on top again as the world’s most valuable airline brand, according to the 2016 Brand Finance Global 500 report, which was released yesterday. The airline’s brand value grew 17% over last year to reach US$ 7.7 billion. For the fifth year running, the airline has steadily risen up in the global […]

Record Year for Sydney Airport Traffic

Reading Time: 2 minutes A record 39.7 million travellers checked through Sydney Airport’s three terminals in 2015 with inbound arrival growth strongest from China (up 31.4 per cent), followed by the UK, the US, Korea, India and Singapore. Total passenger numbers rose 3 per cent from 38.5m in 2014 with the domestic market up 2.3 per cent to 25.35m […]

ATR Achieves 2 Billion Dollars Turnover in 2015

Reading Time: 3 minutes ATR achieved a new record turnover in 2015, increasing to 2 billion dollars (2014: 1.8 billion). During the year, the aircraft manufacturer also set a new record in terms of aircraft deliveries, with a total of 88 aircraft (2014: 83), an increase of 72% over the 51 deliveries made in 2010. Firm orders for 76 […]

Virgin Atlantic to Spend $4.3 Billion on 12 Airbus Jets

Reading Time: 2 minutes Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. is set to announce a deal for 12 Airbus Group SE A350-1000 jets with a list price of $4.3 billion as Richard Branson’s flagship carrier renews its wide-body leisure fleet, according to people with knowledge of the plan. U.K.-based Virgin will probably buy nine of the twin-engine planes directly from Airbus […]