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Passenger Demand Accelerates in June

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for June showing that demand rose by 7.8% compared to June 2017. This was up from 6.0% year-over-year growth recorded in both May and April. June capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 6.5%, and load factor rose 1.0 percentage point to 82.8%. […]

Gulfstream G600 To Make Latin American Debut At LABACE

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s next aircraft to be certified, the award-winning Gulfstream G600, will make its Latin American debut as part of the company’s static display at the upcoming Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) in São Paulo. More than 205 Gulfstream aircraft are based in Latin America; nearly 70 percent are large-cabin models […]

Air China Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A350-900

Air China has taken delivery of its first A350-900 in Toulouse today. The national flag carrier is the first Chinese mainland customer to order and take ownership of the world’s newest and most efficient twin-engine widebody aircraft. Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, Air China’s A350-900 aircraft features a comfortable three-class cabin layout of 312 […]

Saudi Arabia Suspends Flights To Toronto Due to Deteriorating Diplomatic Relations

Saudia, the national carrier of Saudi Arabia, has declared that it would be suspending flights in and out of Toronto from the 13 August. Announced over Saudia’s official Twitter account, the development is the latest in the deteriorating diplomatic relations between Canada and Saudi Arabia. As part of the ongoing row, Saudi Arabia has recalled […]

Fraport Sells Its Stake in Hanover Airport

Fraport AG signed an agreement to sell its entire 30 percent stake in Flughafen Hannover-Langenhagen GmbH (FHLG) to iCON Flughafen GmbH (iCON)  for 109.2 million euros. FHLG is the operating company of Hanover Airport in northern Germany. Fraport acquired shares in FHLG in two steps: initially 20 percent in 1998, followed by another 10 percent […]

In Pursuit of a Prestigious Profession?

Almost everyone in life is entitled to a great choice of future when leaving school. Limitless potential, endless career opportunities, a broad range of possible destinations, areas and industries to enter into… and many other aspects to consider. How do young people choose the right path to pursue their career? Probably the most common criteria […]

Airbus Production Cuts Could Impact A380 Aftermarket

Airbus’ decision to reduce A380 deliveries from 15 this year to 12 in 2018 and eight in 2019 will have noticeable effects on the aftermarket in the near-future, an industry analyst has forecast. Jonathan Berger, managing director of Alton Aviation Consultancy, says the cuts announced in July 2017 will present a barrier to entry for […]

China to Limit North Korean Airline’s Operations After Forced Landing

China will limit the operations of North Korean carrier Air Koryo after one of its aircraft made an emergency landing in a northeastern Chinese city last month, and has told the airline to improve training and maintenance. The plane, a Russian-built Tupolev TU204-300, was flying to Beijing from Pyongyang when it made a forced landing […]

UK CAA to Open EASA Part 66 Exam Centre in Istanbul

On behalf of the UK CAA, CAAi is set to open a brand new EASA Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence electronic examination centre in Istanbul. The first exams will be delivered on Thursday 22 September 2016 at British Side Language School, in Besiktas, Istanbul. This new exam service will give aircraft maintenance engineers in Istanbul and the […]

Jet Aviation Dubai Earns EASA and GCAA Approvals

Jet Aviation’s Dubai facility has secured approvals from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for its non-destructive testing (NDT) shop. The MRO provider has introduced non-destructive testing as part of its maintenance service portfolio upon receiving FAA approval for its NDT shop. […]