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17 Boeing Employees Arrested

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to the S.C. Department of Revenue (SCDOR), all seventeen employees turned themselves into authorities after they were charged with a “willful attempt to evade or defeat a tax”. Warrants were reportedly issued for two additional Boeing employees who did not turn themselves in. “The individuals submitted fraudulent W-4 forms to their employer claiming to […]

American Airlines Gets Its First Alabama-Made Airbus A321

Reading Time: 2 minutes American Airlines has claimed its first Alabama-made Airbus A321 passenger jet after a ceremony at the manufacturer’s production facility at Mobile Aeroplex. The A321, sporting American’s logo and colors, is the second aircraft to leave the assembly line at Airbus’ new $600 million Alabama plant. The first – named “BluesMobile” — went to JetBlue on […]

IAG Report Strong Performance For First Quarter 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minute International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) presented Group consolidated results for the three months to March 31st, 2016. IAG reported first quarter operating profit of €155m before exceptional items (2015: operating profit of €25m), excluding Aer Lingus €181m. Passenger unit revenue for the quarter was down 3.5% and at constant currency down 4.7% (excluding Aer Lingus […]

Turkish Airlines Looking At 450-Aircraft Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute Turkish Airlines expects to receive 35 new aircraft this year, including 10 wide-body planes, as part of a drive to increase the size of its fleet and lower the average age of its aircraft. Ahmet Olmustur, Turkish Airlines’ chief marketing officer, told reporters in Dubai that the airline aimed to have almost 450 aircraft by […]

Baggage Mishandling Rate Cut by 61 Percent

Reading Time: < 1 minute There were 7.3 bags reported as delayed, damaged or stolen per 1,000 airline passengers in 2014, according to the 2015 SITA report, a company that tracks baggage performance in aviation each year.  That’s a 61 percent decrease in mishandling since 2007.  Of those mishandled bags, 49 percent were mishandled during transfer, 15 percent were caused by a bag switch or ticketing error and another 15 percent was due to […]

Boeing Secures More AH-64E Apache Upgrades

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing announced another contract to remanufacture AH-64D Apache attack helicopters to the AH-64E Guardian version for the U.S. Army. The latest deal is worth $1.5 billion to the company and covers another 117 helicopters, plus Longbow radar crew trainers, logistical support and spares. It brings the total number of AH-64Es under contract for the U.S. […]

Flydubai Launches Online Memorial Site For FZ981 Victims

Reading Time: 2 minutes FlyDubai has launched a memorial website to commemorate the memory of the passengers and crew of flight FZ981, one month after the flight crashed in Rostov-On-Don. The website – www.withgreatsadness.com – collects the thoughts and photographs of those who wish to express their condolences following the tragic accident. FlyDubai has said its focus over this […]

Turkey’s Biggest Aviation Park ‘Turkish Stars’ Opens

Reading Time: < 1 minute Turkey’s biggest aviation park named “Türk Yıldızları Parkı” (Turkish Stars Park) opened in central Konya province on Saturday with a stunning aviation performance by the Turkish Stars, the aerobatic pilots of the Turkish Air Forces. Stretching along the Konya-Ankara highway, the new park hosted seven planes from the Turkish stars from Konya Jet Base that […]

Airbus ACJneo Family wins First Asian Customer

Reading Time: 2 minutes An Asian customer has become the first in the region to place a firm order for an Airbus ACJ319neo , delivery of which is planned for the second quarter of 2019. The client, which is upgrading from a large, traditional, business jet, is also the first new customer for the ACJneo Family. Engines and cabin […]

Drones will deliver blood in Rwanda starting this July

Reading Time: 2 minutes Drone delivery might be years away in the North America, but it’s becoming a reality in Rwanda this summer. A San Francisco-based drone delivery company says it’ll start making its first deliveries of blood and medicine in Rwanda in July. Zipline International Inc., backed by tech heavyweights like Sequoia Capital and Google Ventures, demonstrated its […]