Category: Top Stories

Hurricane Ophelia Affects Scandindavian Airlines Flight to Stockholm

SAS Scandindavian Airlines Boeing 737-800 performing flight from Malmo to Stockholm was on approach to Stockholm Arlanda Airport’ when the crew reported the smell of smoke in the cockpit. The aircraft continued for a safe landing about 5 minutes later and was received by emergency services. No trace of fire, heat or smoke was found, […]

Second U.S. Import Duty Blow For Bombardier

Following on from last week’s 219.63% duty levied by the U.S. government on Canadian plane manufacturer Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft for “countervailable subsidies”, the U.S Commerce department has added a duty of 79.82%. This latter figure is based on a predetermination of what has been referred to as the investigation into the ‘dumping’ of the CSeries […]

Indian Air Force Women Pilots Set To Fly Sukhoi-30

India’s first female combat aircraft pilots are likely to fly supersonic fighter jets after they finish the last leg of their training later this month, Indian Air Force officials told Hindustan Times. Three women are currently training on British Hawk advanced jet trainers at an IAF facility at Kalaikunda in West Bengal. Bhawana Kanth, Mohana […]

Passenger Airport Charges Double in 10 Years

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) calls on the European Union to significantly strengthen economic regulation of major European airport monopolies by focusing on the interests of passengers. Enforcing greater cost-efficiency at Europe’s airports will feed through into cheaper air fares, stimulate travel and enhance European competitiveness. In turn, this will support jobs and grow […]

Broadband In The Sky Will Be A $130 Billion Market By 2035

Inflight broadband has the potential to create a $130 billion global market within the next 20 years, resulting in $30 billion of additional revenue for airlines by 2035. Inflight broadband has the potential to create a $130 billion global market within the next 20 years, resulting in $30 billion of additional revenue for airlines by […]

USA Government Recommends 220% Import Tariff On CSeries

The U.S. will begin collecting preliminary duties to offset the public assistance, a move that would potentially upend Bombardier’s planned deliveries of its C Series jets to Delta Air Lines Inc. next year. Bombardier employs about 1,000 people in Belfast linked to the C-series, and about 4,000 people in total in Northern Ireland. “Bombardier has […]

Is Pilots’ Motivation Really Affected By The Salary Only?

Have you ever tried to figure out the underlying elements framing the concept of a pilot job? Six-figure salaries, limitless horizons above the head, a phenomenal way of the world acquisition are only a few of the most widely known aspects making this job extremely desirable; however, there exist plenty of extra peculiarities the occupation […]

How Blockchain And Cloud Can Reinforce Cyber Security In Commercial Aviation?

From keeping aircraft in the air to checking passengers in, aviation organizations rely heavily on IT systems. But data collected from the growing number of aircraft, routes and passengers has increased the pressure on these systems, while legacy and inflexible IT systems are also leaving airlines vulnerable to the growing threat of cyber-attacks. Jeff Cass, […]

Etihad Backed Virgin Australia Continues To Struggle

Etihad backed Virgin Australia posted $185 million in annual losses last month. The results were the fifth consecutive annual loss by Australia’s second-biggest carrier, in which Etihad has a 21 percent stake. CEO John Borghetti says that the losses, a 17.6 percent improvement year on year, indicate that the airline is “on the right track” […]

200 Air Berlin Pilots ‘Call In Sick’ – Over 100 Flights Canceled

In what has been seen as a wildcat strike, 200 Air Berlin pilots called in sick on September 12, at short notice, forcing the insolvent carrier to cancel over 100 flights, resulting in chaos at many German airports and the cancellation of a number of trans-Atlantic flights. With the ailing carrier presently up for sale, […]