New Indian Civil Aviation Policy May Be Out In April

Reading Time: < 1 minute Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday said new National Civil Aviation Policy is likely to be out next month. “At present, we are working on the policy which is likely to be out next month. We have received many suggestions on the draft policy and we are hopeful that new policy will […]

First French Long-Haul Budget Carrier Launches Later This Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first French long-haul low-cost carrier (LCC) will make its debut later this year, as French Blue begins services to the Caribbean. French Blue is a subsidiary of Groupe Dubreuil, a conglomerate that spans sectors including hotels, energy generation and food distribution. Its air transport division already includes another airlines, Air Caraïbes, based in the […]

Australian Government: Mozambique Debris ‘Almost Certainly’ From MH370

Reading Time: < 1 minute Australian minister for infrastructure and transport Darren Chester said Australia has concluded aircraft debris recently found off the coast of Mozambique “almost certainly” came from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Aircraft debris found washed up on a sandbank off the coast of Mozambique at the beginning of March was sent to Australia for analysis, and Malaysian […]

Brussels Airport to Remain Closed Indefinitely; ICAO Condemns Attacks

Reading Time: 2 minutes Authorities at Brussels Zaventem say it remains unclear as to when the airport will re-open following the March 22 terrorist attack. Ten people died and 81 were injured when two suicide bombers detonated explosives—according to media reports, hidden inside suitcases they had wheeled into the building on luggage trolleys—during the morning rush hour. Around 20 more […]

Pegasus Airlines Announce Order for Five Next-Generation 737-800s

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing and Turkey’s leading low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines, have finalized an order for five Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes, valued at approximately $505 million based on expected list prices at delivery. Pegasus Airlines and its subsidiaries, Air Manas and Izair, operate a fleet of 58 737-800s and a total of 69 aircraft. The carrier is based out […]

A4A CEO Calls Senate FAA Bill ‘Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airlines for America (A4A) president and CEO Nicholas Calio slammed proposals circulating in the US Congress that he said “look a lot like pre-1978” regulation of the US airline industry. During a luncheon address at the US Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit in Washington DC, Calio reiterated his strong criticism of the Senate’s proposed FAA […]

Brussels Attacks: 32 Dead at Zaventem and Maelbeek

Reading Time: 4 minutes At least 31 people have been killed and many seriously injured in attacks at Brussels international airport and a city metro station.  Twin blasts hit Zaventem airport at 07:00 GMT, killing 11 and injuring 81, Belgium’s health minister said. Another explosion struck Maelbeek metro station an hour later. Twenty people were killed, Brussels mayor Yvan […]

India All Set to Become the World’s 3rd Largest Aviation Market by 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last year, the country’s biggest IPO came from the aviation sector when Gurgaon-based IndiGo decided to hit the bourses. Soon after, the Narendra Modi government unveiled a new aviation policy that tried to ease operations for airlines and lower the cost of flying. This year, three of India’s biggest airlines are on course to make […]

New Pier and Terminal at Schiphol Get the Go-ahead

Reading Time: 2 minutes On 15 March 2016, the Schiphol Group shareholders (the Dutch State, the Municipality of Amsterdam, the Municipality of Rotterdam and Aéroports de Paris) issued their final approval of plans to develop a new pier and terminal at Schiphol. These structures will serve as the foundation for long-term capacity growth at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and are […]

UPDATED: Explosions at ‘American Airlines’ Check-in Desk at Brussels Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes Several people have been injured and hundreds are trapped after two explosions rocked Brussels Airport. Witnesses said they ‘felt the shockwaves’ of the blast which are believed to have centred on the American Airlines check-in desk at 8am (7am GMT). Pictures show the terminal windows blown in from the force of the explosion and smoke […]