Category: Top Stories

Ryanair Carries Over 1 Million US Customers in Summer 2016

Ryanair reported record bookings from American customers on its dedicated USA website, as it carried over 1 million US citizens across Europe during the summer season, a 50% rise on summer 2015. Record numbers of US customers logged on to Ryanair’s dedicated American website, which enables flight bookings to be made in dollars, as more […]

Airbus Helicopter’s Open Letter to the Polish Prime Minister

In light of recent statements regarding the status of the multirole helicopter tender in Poland, Airbus Helicopters feels the need to refute a number of misleading allegations reported in the media. It is our belief that Polish citizens and the Polish armed forces deserve full transparency on the tender process in which Airbus Helicopters and […]

Aviation Training Management Software – A Key to Digital Optimization

Digitalization is considered to be one of the major trends impacting the modern global aviation training industry and aviation technologies which are currently in use. Social media, mobile computing, cloud computing, analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) are the principal tools used in order to implement digital transformations. As a whole unit these technologies […]

Boeing Lands $18.6 Billion Deal with Qatar Airways for 100 Aircraft

Boeing Co. landed an $18.6 billion deal with Qatar Airways for as many as 100 aircraft, providing a sales boost to the US company’s upgraded 737 jetliner with one of the year’s largest commercial aeroplane deals. The Doha-based carrier pledged to buy as many as 60 of the 737 Max 8 jet, valued at $6.9 […]

Airbus C295W Demonstrates Air-to-Air Refueling Capability

Airbus Defence and Space has successfully demonstrated the Airbus C295W medium transport as an airborne tanker. The C295W, equipped with a palletized air-to-air refuelling unit and associated computer control system, conducted multiple contacts with a standard Spanish Air Force C295 in a test flight on 29 September. Both crews reported extremely smooth operation at various […]

Ryanair To Create Over 3,500 New Jobs In 2017

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline,  announced that it is to launch a major recruitment drive as it plans to take delivery of 50 new aircraft in the next 12 months. Ryanair announced that it will be hiring 2,000 new cabin crew, 1,000 pilots and 250 aircraft engineers, as well as promoting over 300 First Officers on […]

World’s Best Business Jets for Your Local or Transatlantic Flights

It does not matter what we do; from time to time there comes a moment when we are forced to choose. Business aviation is not an exception, as long as this sector also provides people with a range of choices. The fact that rich and successful people all around the world got used to flying […]

No Need to Fly Real Aircraft to Keep Valid Licences in Canada

Canadian pilots are no longer obligated to fly an aircraft or helicopter in order to maintain a valid licence after Ottawa changed the rules to require only flight-simulator testing, a move aviation experts say threatens public safety. The sweeping rule change puts Canada at odds with the United States and European Union, which still compel […]

Donald Trump is Right: America’s Airports are Awful

Last night during an acrimonious debate performance against Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump had some pretty rough things to say. About the Democratic candidate, yes — but also about America’s airports. “You know, it’s one thing to have a $20 trillion debt and our roads are good and our bridges are good, everything is in great […]

UPS Capt. Christian Kast points to the Data Communications Data Comm technology in the cockpit of an UPS Boeing 767-300F aircraft at Dulles International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower in Sterling, Va., Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Data Comm gives air traffic controllers and pilots the ability to transmit flight plans, clearances, instructions, advisories, flight crew requests, and reports via a digital message service. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ORG XMIT: VACO103
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 […]