Tag: USA

CAE Expands Its Pilot Training Capacity In Phoenix

CAE announced at the 42nd Regional Airline Association (RAA) Annual Convention the deployment of a new Bombardier CRJ900 full-flight simulator in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, which is now ready for training. The new CAE 7000XR Series FFSs will be equipped with the CAE Tropos 6000XR visual system, offering unprecedented realism. Furthermore, a CAE-built Embraer ERJ-145 full-flight […]

World’s Most Promising 5th Generation Fighter Jets

The current world situation makes every country consider its ability to confront a military threat posed by modern weapons. These days the F-22, T-50 PAK FA or J-20 stealth fighter jets, high technology weapons with a diverse range of sophisticated precision guided munition, are the key to the successful military campaigns. The 5th generation fighter […]

Southwest Pilots Ratify New Labor Contract After 4+ Years of Talks

Southwest Airlines pilots have voted by an 84%-16% margin to ratify a new labor contract, ending more than four years of sometimes contentious negotiations. The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA), which represents the carrier’s 8,400 pilots, said 96.3% of eligible flight deck crew participated in the vote. The new contract will run through August 2020. […]

China Will Need Almost 6,000 New Aircraft in the Next 20 Years

Airbus forecasts that China will need nearly 6,000 new passenger aircraft and freighters from 2016 to 2035, with a total market value of US$ 945 billion. It represents 18 per cent of the world total demand for over 33,000 new aircraft in the next 20 years. According to Airbus’ 2016-2035 Global Market Forecast, new deliveries […]

Low-Cost Air Carriers Spreading Wings Over the Atlantic

Low-cost air carriers are spreading their wings across the Atlantic, much to the chagrin of the major airlines now forced to serve new destinations and cut fares. Transatlantic flights operated by Norwegian Air, Iceland’s Wow air, Canada’s WestJet and Morocco’s Royal Air Maroc have multiplied in recent years as jet fuel has grown cheaper. Frequently […]

Delta Air Lines’ 3rd Quarter Profit Drops

Delta Air Lines (DAL) reported financial results for the September 2016 quarter. Adjusted pre-tax income for the September 2016 quarter was US$1.9bn, a US$278m decrease from the September 2015 quarter. The technology outage and subsequent operational recovery Delta experienced over four days in early August reduced pre-tax income for the quarter by an estimated US$150m. […]

US Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers Shifting to Text Messaging

Airline pilots and air traffic controllers are on schedule to switch to text communications at most of the nation’s busiest airports by the end of the year, a milestone that holds the potential to reduce delays, prevent errors and save billions of dollars in fuel cost, says the Federal Aviation Administration. Controllers and pilots will […]

Russia To Conduct Observation Flights Over Greece, US

Russian monitors will fly over Greece and the United States as part of Russia’s Treaty on Open Skies responsibilities, according to the statement published by Russian Defense Ministry on Monday. “The flight [over Greece] will depart at some point on September 26-30 from Nea Anchialos “open skies” airport,” Sergei Ryzhkov, head of the Russian Defense […]

New Flight Opened Between China’s Two Major Economic Zones And Seattle

An inaugural ceremony was held at the Seattle International Airport on Monday to welcome the opening of a new flight route connecting two of China’s major special economic zones and an economic heavyweight on the U.S. West Coast. China Xiamen Airlines’ Xiamen-Shenzhen-Seattle service marks the first long haul route originating in Xiamen with an end […]

US Approves $1.9Bln Sale of Boeing Refuelling Aircraft to Japan

The US Department of State approved a sale worth nearly $2 billion of four Boeing aircraft to Japan, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release. “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for [four] KC-46A aerial refuelling aircraft and related equipment, training and support,” the release stated on […]