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EASA Releases Preliminary Safety Review

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released its preliminary review for aviation statistics for 2016 in the domain of Commercial Air Transport (CAT) planes, covering worldwide operations and those which involve the 32 EASA Member States. In summary, there was one fatal incident involving any EASA State Member in 2016 where, in January, a […]

Which Aviation Training Centre in Europe Was Voted the Best?

Aviation training is a very important stage in the career of all the aviation-related people: flight crew members, flight dispatchers, air traffic controllers, maintenance personnel and many others. Therefore, in order to have good theoretical and practical preparation and be confident that your professional skills match the requirements, it is important to carefully choose the […]

Gulfstream G280 Sets Speed Record In Dakar

Gulfstream Aerospace has said its Gulfstream G280 aircraft recently set another speed record in Africa, flying from Windhoek, Namibia, in the southern part of the continent to Dakar, Senegal, on the west coast. The flight took 7 hours and 38 minutes. The super mid-sized business jet left Windhoek Eros Airport at 8:20 a.m. local time […]

The Most Deadly Plane Crashes In Aviation History

Probably you will admit that today air travel has become affordable for almost everyone and the aircraft manufacturers are doing everything to meet the growing demand and make our flights as safe as possible. Unfortunately, since the first flight in 1903, the history of air travel has counted more than 1000 deadly accidents. Even taking […]

Watch German Typhoons Intercept a Jet Airways 777 Over Cologne

When passenger aircraft go unresponsive and they don’t communicate with air traffic controllers, especially in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in the United States, defense officials get worried, and understandably so. The typical response is usually a pair of fighter aircraft, armed with a light air-to-air combat payload. In this video, you’ll get to […]

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Debuts on February 17

Boeing’s 787-10, the newest member of the 787 Dreamliner family, will be rolled out on February 17, at Boeing South Carolina in North Charleston. The airplane begins flight testing later this year and will be delivered to airline customers starting in 2018. The 787-10, built exclusively at Boeing South Carolina, has received 149 orders from […]

Flower Shipments Bloom for Valentine’s Day at IAG Cargo

Flower volumes have bloomed at IAG Cargo in the run up to Valentine’s Day and demand for high-end chocolate has also grown. The airline group, which consists of British Airways World Cargo, Iberia Cargo, Aer Lingus, bmi and Vueling, has seen an 18 per cent increase in flower volumes from Columbia and Ecuador, while high-end […]

Jet Engine Maker Rolls-Royce Posts Record Loss

The British engine maker Rolls-Royce reported a record loss of £4.6 billion before tax due to fines related to the settlement of bribery charges and a fall in the pound. Underlying profit before tax, which excluded the impact of the revaluation of derivatives and other one-offs, fell by 49 per cent to £813 million. The […]

US Aviation Industry ‘Encouraged’ By Trump Meeting

US airlines and airports have welcomed US president Donald Trump’s support to modernise the country’s aviation infrastructure, although it is not immediately clear how the administration will proceed next. Air traffic control reform, airport improvements and taxation were among the topics covered during a meeting between Trump and several airline and airport executives earlier today. […]

Travel To The USA Suffers 6.5% Trump Slump

President Donald Trump’s ban on nationals from seven mainly Muslim countries entering the USA appears to be deterring travellers from other countries around the world too, according to data from ForwardKeys, the travel intelligence analyst, which monitors travel patterns by analysing 16 million flight reservation transactions a day. The findings show that after Trump’s initial […]