Category: The Year in Review

The Results of the First 5 Years of Sukhoi SuperJet 100

As we promised after the first article “Revitalizer of the Russian Aviation – Sukhoi SuperJet 100”, we are coming back to talk more about the orders, clients and routes. It is already 5 years since the first commercial flight of the Russian-made twin engine took off from Armenia. Over the past five years a lot […]

Emirates Group Announces Record Profits

Group records 28th consecutive year of profit, and new record profit of AED 8.2 billion (US$ 2.2 billion) Steady business growth in line with capacity increases, significant investment in the business at AED 17.3 billion (US$ 4.7 billion) Declares a dividend of AED 2.5 billion (US$ 681 million) to the Investment Corporation of Dubai. Emirates […]

Japan’s Fighter Jets Intercepted Chinese Aircraft 571 Times in 2015

The Japan Air-Self Defense Force (JASDF) had to dispatch its fighter jets 571 times during fiscal year 2015 to intercept Chinese military aircraft approaching or intruding Japanese airspace, Japan’s Defense Ministry revealed, according to The Japan Times. This number constitutes an all-time high since the defense ministry’s Joint Staff Office began to keep records in […]

Harold Demuren Managing Director at EAN Aviation
Aviation Industry Contributed $685m to Nigeria’s GDP in 2015

The Nigerian aviation industry contributed $685 million to the country’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP, in 2015,  just as $50 billion would be needed over the next 28 years to grow the sector . These revelations were made by the Managing Director, EAN Aviation, Mr. Olusegun Demuren,   at the Nigerian Business Aviation Conference 2016, held in Lagos. […]

Royal Jordanian Posts JD21 Million Net Profit In 2015

In a meeting held on March 13, 2016, Royal Jordanian’s Board of Directors, presided by Chairman Suleiman Hafez, endorsed the company’s audited financial results. The figures show that Royal Jordanian registered a net profit before tax of JD21 million in 2015, while in 2014 it had registered JD49.5 million net losses before tax. The net […]

Aegean Airlines Reports Passenger Growth Up 15% In 2015

Greece-based Aegean Airlines has reported strong passenger growth in 2015, but faces challenges as the country’s debt crisis continues. It has also been adversely affected by the emigration of high number of Middle Eastern refugees, especially to several Greek islands. Aegean carried 11.65 billion passengers in 2015, up 15% compared to 2014. International passenger traffic […]

Air Serbia Records Strong Passenger and Cargo Growth in 2015

Air Serbia, the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, has delivered strong operational results in 2015, seeing significant growth in passenger and cargo volumes during its second full year of operation. The airline carried 2.55 million passengers last year, representing an 11 per cent increase over 2014, and contributing strongly to the record operational […]

Are Airbus Helicopters In Trouble?

On February 24th, Airbus Group has presented a full 2015 annual report which was held in London, UK. As a part of European multinational aerospace and defense corporation, Airbus Helicopters achievements were overviewed and took place in the annual speech of the CEO of Airbus, Tom Enders. The representative of Airbus was highlighting the importance […]

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Worst Airports in The World 2015

Every year, SleepingInAirports conducts a survey asking travellers to rate their airport experiences based on the services and facilities available within the terminal, cleanliness, customer service, comfort and their overall airport experience. Looking worldwide, there are a lot of airports that didn’t quite make the grade. Those that top our charts for worst airports in […]

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Safest Year in Aviation History

Last year was the safest ever for flying, with an accident rate of just one in five million. But which was the deadliest year on record? With two high-profile disasters resulting in the deaths of 374 people, one could be forgiven for thinking that 2015 was among the deadliest years in the history of aviation. […]