Category: Airlines & Airports

Horizon Air Places Largest Order in its History for 30 Embraer E175

Reading Time: 2 minutes Horizon Air announced it will grow its fleet with the purchase of 30 new three-class Embraer E175 jets, which will fly exclusively for Alaska Airlines. The order, which also includes 33 options, will be delivered over three years starting next year, and is valued at $2.8 billion at Embraer’s current list price and represents the […]

Flights Cancelled To And From Brussels Airport As Air Traffic Controller Strike Disrupts Travel

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air traffic into Brussels Airport, which reopened this month after a deadly bomb attack, was disrupted today as a strike among air traffic controllers continued. The airport, one of Europe’s busiest, had reopened on April 3 with limited capacity, restricted by temporary structures and tight security after bombs destroyed the departure hall on March 22. […]

airBaltic Increases its Firm Order to 20 Bombardier CS300 Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Latvian flag carrier Air Baltic Corporation AS (airBaltic) has converted its remaining seven option aircraft to firm. This latest order brings airBaltic’s total firm order to 20 CS300 aircraft. This agreement follows the airline’s conversion of three option aircraft announced in February 2014. The original order for 10 firm […]

Vilnius Airport’s Environmental Policy Evaluated Internationally

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vilnius Airport was evaluated for its efforts to reduce the environmental impact and received ACI EUROPE’s Level 1 accreditation for the annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and carbon footprint. Independent experts confirmed that these indicators are in line with all the requirements laid down in the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme and the established ISO […]

Singapore Airlines Hires Women Pilots for The First Time

Reading Time: 2 minutes Singapore Airlines (SIA) has, for the first time, hired women to fly its planes. Two of them joined in August last year during the last intake of cadet pilots. Their training – in Singapore and Australia – will take between two and three years, after which they will be rostered for commercial flights. SIA spokesman […]

Lufthansa Technick’s Total Component Support for Safair

Reading Time: < 1 minute The South African carrier Safair has contracted Lufthansa Technik to provide comprehensive component support. The corresponding Total Component Support TCS® contract covers component maintenance, repair, overhaul as well as access to an adequate pool of spares. Effective from 1 April the contract comprises the support for up to five Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft operated […]

Airline Routes April, 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minute WestJet begins seasonal Boeing 737 services with 4X-weekly Halifax-Vancouver June 30 and 4X-weekly Halifax-Winnipeg July 2. V Air began Taipei TPE-Ibaraki service March 15. V Air’s also began 4X-weekly Manila-Taipei service. UPS added a new sorting facility and expanded its existing building at Ontario International Airport, Calif. The new building will process UPS next day […]

Air Arabia Training Goes 100% Electronic with Peak Pacific

Reading Time: 3 minutes Leading Low Cost Carrier (LCC), Air Arabia, has moved to a 100% electronic training environment by implementing Peak Pacific’s ‘clear’ Training Management System. The airline completed its transition from a fully paper-based environment to fully electronic in March 2016 – it had earlier received approval from the GCAA for the operational use of the ‘clear’ […]

Investigation Into Flydubai Russian Crash Points to Pilot Error

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Flydubai passenger plane crashed in Russia last month after being flown in a contradictory manner minutes before it smashed into the ground, a statement from investigators said on Friday, suggesting pilot error was to blame. The Boeing 737-800, operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, came down in the early hours of March 19 at […]

European Airlines Protest Ground-Handling Cutbacks at Rome Fiumicino

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airlines for Europe (A4E), the lobbying organization that comprises seven major European carriers, has protested to Italian aviation regulator ENAC over plans to cut the number of ground handling agents at Rome Fiumicino Airport. ENAC is reducing the number of ground-handling licenses from seven to three by mid-May, A4E said, which meant many airlines using […]