Category: Aviation News

Chapecoense Crash: Operated Without Mandatory Fuel Reserves

Colombia’s Civil Aviation Authority has officially confirmed that the Bolivian BAe Avro RJ85 operated by Lamia crashed near Medellin with empty fuel tanks. During a press conference held on 30 November, Aerocivil’s Secretary of Aviation Safety Freddy Bonilla assures that “the aircraft did not operate with the mandatory fuel reserves mandated by international regulations”. He […]

First Major 787-10 Sections Delivered to Final Assembly

Major sections of the first 787-10 have been delivered to Boeing’s final assembly site in North Charleston, South Carolina, Boeing confirms. The mid- and aft-body sections are ready to be loaded into Position 0, as soon as elements such as the forward fuselage arrive. Made with sections manufactured by Kawasaki and Fuji in Japan, Leonardo […]

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FL Technics Officially Opens its MRO Centre in Jakarta

FL Technics, a global provider of one-stop-shop aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has announced the official opening of its MRO hangar at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta, Indonesia. FL Technics Indonesia has also reached cooperation agreements with ten Asian airlines.   The newly opened 9 000 sq. m. facility accommodates up to 3 narrow-body aircraft […]

Japan Airlines and Finnair Expand Codeshare Cooperation

Finnair and Japan Airlines will expand their codeshare cooperation. Finnair’s flight numbers will be added to Japan Airlines flights from Frankfurt to Tokyo Narita starting on January 1, 2017. The codeshare expansion gives customers more flexibility and connectivity between Europe and Japan, enabling combinable routings via Frankfurt in one direction and via Helsinki in the […]

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Emirates Lands in Doha With World’s Shortest A380 Flight

Emirates today launched the world’s shortest scheduled A380 service, flying a distance of 379 kilometres with a total travel time of 1 hour and 20 minutes from Dubai to Doha, and 1 hour 10 minutes on the return journey. The A380 flight touched down this morning at Hamad International Airport, taxiing in to a water […]

Malaysia Airlines Announce Order For Up To 50 Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes
Malaysia Airlines Sees ‘Steady Progress’ in Q3 Performance

Malaysia Airlines says in a quarterly update that it showed “steady progress” in the three months ended 30 September, and is “on target to deliver ahead of budget”. The airline did not provide any financial figures, but says that cost control continues to be its “central focus”. During the period, aggressive sales campaigns led the […]

Boeing-Saab T-X Trainer Jet Will Soon Soar in First Flight

After completing nearly 1,200 test points, the Boeing-Saab T-X training jet is on pace to make its first flight before the end of the year. The T-X trainer finished up its afterburner engine tests last week, Defense News reports, and just a few substantial tests stand between now and the plane’s inaugural flight. Next, the […]

Falcon’s AW169 in Global Offshore Debut

Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation is planning to put its recently received twin-engined, AgustaWestland 169 into offshore service – the first AW169 to operate in the global offshore oil industry. The company is currently finalising pilot training and anticipates having the 8-seater oil and gas variant of the helicopter in service for French oil giant Total […]

EU Renewable Energy Directive Must Prioritize Sustainable Aviation Fuels

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the European Commission’s revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) to incentivize sustainable fuels, and urged policy-makers to go even further in prioritizing their use for air transport. The largest user of renewable fuels, the road transport sector, has increasing options to move towards electrification; however, aviation has […]

Lufthansa Makes New Offer to VC Pilots’ Union

Deutsche Lufthansa AG has made the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union (VC) a new offer to resolve the present industrial dispute. The company is now offering a two-step 4.4% increase in remuneration plus a one-off payment. Remuneration would be increased by 2.4% for 2016 and by a further 2.0% for 2017. This latest offer is not […]