Category: Airlines & Airports

Air France Officially Inaugurates Its A380 Between Paris and Mexico

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France officially inaugurated its Airbus A380, the Company’s largest super jumbo in its long-haul fleet, on the Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Mexico route. To celebrate the event, Frédéric Gagey, Air France Chairman and CEO, Pieter Elbers, KLM President & CEO, and a delegation led by Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the […]

Myanmar Air Force B1900 Crashed Near Naypyidaw

Reading Time: < 1 minute The propeller aircraft crashed immediately after taking off at Naypyidaw International Airport leaving all five people on board dead. Very soon after getting airborne on runway 34 at Naypyidaw International Airport, the twin-prop Beechcraft 1900D lost height and impacted open, flat terrain approximately less than a kilometer north of the airport. The Beech 1900 disintegrated […]

A321neo Takes To The Sky For The First Time

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first A321neo equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines completed its maiden flight on February 9th from Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft, registration D-AVXB, was flown by Experimental Test Pilots Martin Scheuermann and Bernardo Saez Benito Hernandez. Accompanying them in the cockpit was Test-Flight Engineer Gérard Leskerpit and monitoring the flight’s progress were Flight-Test Engineers Sandra […]

RwandAir Selects Ethiopian Airlines as Strategic Partner

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) chief executive officer Tewolde Gebremariam says RwandAir (WB, Kigali) has chosen the Ethiopian national carrier as its strategic partner. Speaking to The Reporter, Tewolde said a delegation headed by RwandAir’s maverick CEO John Mirenge had paid a visit to Ethiopian’s headquarters in Addis Ababa to inform them of their decision. […]

Latvia Closes airBaltic Equity Deal With German Investor

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Latvian government has signed a formal agreement with Ralf-Dieter Montag-Girmes wherein the German investor will acquire a 20% stake in airBaltic (BT, Riga) for EUR52 million (USD57 million). Under the terms of the deal, approved by Riga late last year, government will inject an additional EUR80 million (USD88 million) into airBaltic to be used […]

F-35A Lightning II Completes First Trans-Atlantic Crossing

Reading Time: 2 minutes An Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) F-35A Lightning II aircraft completed very first transatlantic Ocean crossing, arriving at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. from Cameri Air Base, Italy. F-35A aircraft AL-1, the first international jet fully built overseas at the Cameri, Italy, Final Assembly & Check-Out (FACO) facility, was piloted across by the first […]

Vueling and Ural Aircraft Runway Incursion at Barcelona

Reading Time: < 1 minute While one aircraft was about to take-off, the other came into conflict on a crossing runway at Barcelona Airport. ATC defused the situation. At about down, the Vueling Airbus A320 was lining up on runway 07R(right) , while the Ural Airlines Airbus A321 was on final approach to runway 02 with landing clearance already received. […]

New Service Offering Unlimited Flights On Major American Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes All-you-can-fly subscription service OneGo launched on Feb. 1, providing its members with unlimited service on 500 commercial routes around the US for a flat monthly rate of $2,950. Cheaper regional plans include 35 routes in the West, 158 routes in the East, and 35 routes in the central US starting at $1,500 monthly. OneGo books […]

Serbia and Kosovo Accelerate Flight Plans

Reading Time: 2 minutes Serbia and Kosovo have agreed to accelerate plans to establish flights between Belgrade and Pristina. At last week’s high-level EU-moderated reconciliation talks in Brussels, the two sides discussed ways in which to avoid drawn-out bureaucratic procedures and unresolved airspace issues which could delay the service launch. Since Serbia and Kosovo have not regulated portions of […]

Female British Airways Cabin Crew Win The Right To Wear Trousers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two-year battle ends with airline allowing all crew to forgot the skirt and union hailing a victory for equality and common sense. An argument over who wears the trousers at British Airways has been won by the workers, after the airline agreed to allow all cabin crew, male and female, to keep their legs covered. After […]