Reading Time: < 1 minute The flag carrier of Switzerland has welcomed the first out 25 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft on order. Powered by the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines, the plane took off from Hamburg, Germany. The A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new-generation engines, Sharklets and cabin efficiency enablers, which together deliver 20% fuel savings.
Reading Time: < 1 minute The last SkyWork flight landed in Bern Airport on Wednesday night, as ongoing financial difficulties forced the company to declare itself bankrupt. Some 11,000 passengers are affected. SkyWork voluntarily returned its operating licence to the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), after negotiations with a potential investor failed and resulted in SkyWork “being unable to […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Swiss regional carrier Darwin Airline has been declared bankrupt, after attempts to resolve its financial problems failed. The Lugano, Switzerland-based carrier had in recent years traded as Etihad Regional until the Abu Dhabi carrier sold its 33.3% shareholding to Luxembourg-based private equity fund 4K Invest in July 2017. The new owners also own Slovenia’s national […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute A LOT Polish Airlines Embraer ERJ-170, registration SP-LDG performing flight LO-411 from Warsaw (Poland) to Zurich (Switzerland), was on final approach to Zurich’s runway 14 when the crew initiated a go around reporting technical difficulties. The aircraft entered a hold at FL110 while the crew worked the checklists, the crew subsequently advised they were having […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Switzerland has requested CHF10 million to support replacement of its fighter aircraft and keep some of its current combat inventory active for longer than previously intended, the country said. Swiss voters rejected a proposed acquisition of 22 Saab Gripens in 2014, but in February 2016, Bern indicated that it would initiate a second attempt to […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes A contender for the world’s shortest international flight – covering just 13 miles and lasting as little as eight minutes – has been launched by an Austrian airline. People’s Viennaline, founded in 2010 but with just four destinations on its route map, has announced plans to link St. Gallen–Altenrhein Airport in Switzerland with Friedrichshafen Airport […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus Helicopters presents an exclusive first glimpse of the H160 VIP version at this year’s EBACE meeting in Geneva, which will be held from May 24-26. Customers will have the opportunity to experience some of its features like its exclusive cabin interior, electrical footstep and hinged doors thanks to a virtual reality immersion tool. “After […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Piper Aircraft has confirmed the sale of the first Piper M500 into Switzerland to Mr. Michael Hoerler and will be based at Wangen-Lachen. The customer is expected to take delivery of the aircraft within the next few months. Mr. Hoerler is upgrading from a 2011 Piper Mirage and will use the M500 for personal travel […]