Category: Aviation News

UK Government Supports a New Runway at Heathrow

In a major boost for the UK economy the government announced (25 October 2016) its support for a new runway at Heathrow – the first full length runway in the south-east since the second world war. The scheme will now be taken forward in the form of a draft ‘National policy statement’ (NPS) for consultation. […]

Crew and Passengers Hospitalized after British Airways Emergency Landing

According to Laura Kohli, a spokeswoman for for Vancouver Coastal Health hospitals, 25 passengers and crew members were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. Depending on early reports, the plane was flying from San Francisco to London when it was diverted to Vancouver. Fortunately, it made an emergency landing safely in Vancouver.

Oman Air Wins Best Airline in Middle East, Africa and Europe

Oman Air has been awarded the Signum Virtutis, the seal of excellence, from the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards 2016. The airline was voted winner for the best airline in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. The competitors included leading international airlines from around the world. The Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle […]

STG Aerospace Wins ‘Best Cabin Innovation’ APEX Award

STG Aerospace has won an APEX award for Best Cabin Innovation for its saf-Tglo blu photoluminescent floorpath marking system. saf-Tglo blu is the world’s first blue glowing photoluminescent floor path marking system. For the first time airlines and aircraft cabin designers can introduce an alternative glowing colour within the cabin interior, harmonizing with the latest […]

Singapore Airlines Launches its Nonstop Singapore – San Francisco Route

Singapore Airlines has launched its new Singapore-San Francisco service, linking Singapore with the US West Coast on a nonstop basis. The new flights will be operated daily using Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The inaugural flight, SQ32, departed Singapore Changi Airport at 0925 hrs local time on October 23, 2016 and arrived at San Francisco Airport at […]

Magnetic MRO, Kuehne + Nagel Team Up for Engine Logistics Cooperation

Estonia-based Magnetic MRO has signed a cooperation with logistics firm Kuehne + Nagel to offer a mutual engine stand management and logistics support solution to their MRO, OEM, airline and leasing customers. The deal will see both firms’ offerings being combined: Magnetic MRO’s and Kuehne + Nagel’s KN EngineChain solution, which they said will […]

Air Traffic Regulator Sets Out Five-Year Strategy for Airports

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is working on improvements to the airspace over the UAE to allow for smoother flow of air traffic. The GCAA said it would bring aircraft closer to improve their flow, reducing air corridor space while maintaining safety. Laila Ali bin Hareb Al Mu­hairi, the GCAA’s assistant director general for […]

Boeing Wins Five-Year CH-47F Maintenance Contract

Boeing Defence Australia has been awarded a five-year contract valued at up to $20 million to provide maintenance to the Army’s new fleet of CH-47F Chinook helicopters at Townsville. “The contract integrates defence industry and Australian Defence Force workforces to provide an efficient, flexible and effective maintenance team for Australia’s Chinook helicopter capability,” Minister for […]

Gulfstream G450 Production End, Paving for the All-New G500

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced it will end production of the Gulfstream G450, one of the company’s most iconic and dependable aircraft, as it prepares to launch a new era of business aviation with the all-new G500. Gulfstream is scheduled to deliver the final G450 to a customer in early 2018. The G450 built on the […]

Realizing India’s Aviation Potential

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for a renewed look at the results of Indian public-private partnership in airport privatization, a reduction in taxation and for India to join international efforts on sustainability for air transport. These will be key enablers of a vitally important industry to India to be an even bigger catalyst […]