Category: General Aviation

FlightStats 2016 Airline On-Time Performance Service Award Winners Announced

FlightStats, Inc., the leader in global flight information services, part of FlightGlobal, has released the winners for the 8th Annual Airline On-Time Performance Service Awards. FlightStats have published the On-time Performance Service (OPS) Awards for the last eight years. The awards recognize the “Best of the Best” Airlines that demonstrate consistently high performance and deliver […]

How Blockchain Technology Can Improve the Airline Industry

The airline industry – a data intensive industry with complex procedures and requirements – has much to gain from blockchain technology, an analysis from consulting firm Accenture reveals. Using cryptographic techniques and a distributed messaging protocol, a blockchain provides shared ledgers that decentralize reconciliation-based processes. Blockchain technologies differ from traditional technologies in that they are […]

BBA and Gama Merge US Charter and Management Operations

Two UK-headquartered business aircraft services providers, Gama Aviation and BBA Aviation, have merged their US charter and management operations to form the largest aircraft management business in the country, with a combined 200-strong fleet. The partnership – which will trade as Gama Aviation Signature Aircraft Management – will create what Gama calls “a market-leading platform” […]

The 7 Most Exciting New Airline Routes Coming This Year

Although not every traveler may abide by the phrase “to infinity and beyond,” it seems like airlines are increasingly keen on going further than ever before. In the continuing trend of airlines jockeying for the title of “World’s Longest Flight,” many airlines will premiere all-new extra longhaul flights in 2017. But next year will also […]

US Airlines Reducing Flights to Cuba

Some airlines in the United States are reducing flights to Cuba, with Silver Airways planning to trim its flight schedule to the Spanish-speaking Caribbean country early in the New Year. Travel Weekly said on Wednesday that Silver Airways has become the second US airline to reduce the frequency of flights to Cuba. Between January and […]

Mauritius Holds Air Service Negotiations With 12 Countries

Mauritius had air service negotiations with 12 countries. Namely, it negotiated with Brazil, Canada, Cambodia, Côte d’Ivoire, Greece, India, Republic of Korea, Namibia, Poland, the Seychelles, Spain, and United Republic of Tanzania, initialed nine Bilateral Air Services Agreements, and signed nine corresponding Memoranda of Understanding/Agreed Minutes, during the recent International Conference on Air Services Negotiations […]

Trump Vows to Slash F-35 Costs After CEO Meeting

Incoming US president Donald Trump called the Lockheed Martin F-35 “very expensive” and vowed to bring down the stealth fighter’s costs after a 21 December meeting with the chief executives of Lockheed Martin and Boeing. “We’re going to get the costs down and we’re going to get it done beautifully,” Trump told a pool reporter […]

Delta Chief ‘Encouraged’ by New Trump Administration

Delta Air Lines chief executive Ed Bastian is “encouraged” by the US president-elect Donald Trump’s platform to enforce international trade agreements. “I’m very encouraged by the president-elect’s platform to enforce American trade agreements and to bring back American jobs,” says Bastian responding to questions on the status of the Atlanta-based carrier’s on-going push to limit […]

PIA Chairman Resigns in Wake of Fatal Crash

Just under a week after Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PH661, an ATR 42-500 turboprop airplane, crashed on its approach to Islamabad, killing all 48 passengers and crew on board, Azam Saigol, PIA’s Chairman, has resigned, stating personal reasons. While it is still not clear what caused the crash near Havelian, officials have indicated that […]

Half of Airline Pilots Report Fatigue Which Could Jeopardise Passenger Safety

Half of airline pilots have reported that fatigue is not taken seriously by airlines, in the first large-scale survey of pilots’ perceptions of safety within the European aviation industry. The survey was conducted by The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and EUROCONTROL, an intergovernmental organisation committed to delivering safe and efficient air […]