Category: General Aviation

Bombardier Creates $1bn C-Series Partnership with Québec

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier has entered into a definitive agreement for a $1 billion US investment by the Government of Québec in a newly created limited partnership. It will be called the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (the “CSALP”), to which the assets, liabilities and obligations of the C Series aircraft program will be transferred. “We are delighted to […]

The A350 XWB Embarks on Its First Demonstration Tour of China

Reading Time: 2 minutes The world’s newest airliner, the Airbus A350XWB, will make its first demo tour of China between June 25th and July 2nd. During the eight day trip, A350 XWB test aircraft MSN2 (Manufacturer serial number) will fly to Beijing (PEK), Shanghai (SHA), Guangzhou (CAN), Haikou (HAK) and Chengdu (CTU). The tour follows the A350’s endorsement by […]

FedEx to Buy 6 Boeing 767 Freighters Valued at $1.2 Billion

Reading Time: 1 minute FedEx is buying six Boeing 767 freighters valued at $1.2 billion as the world’s biggest cargo airline continues to modernize its fleet. The six aircraft are scheduled for delivery in fiscal 2019 and 2020, according to a FedEx spokesman. They were among the options included in a 50-jet order that FedEx placed almost a year […]

Si2 Attempts First Emission-Free Solar Electric Transatlantic Flight

Reading Time: 3 minutes Si2 took off early Monday morning from JFK, NY, to attempt the crossing of the Atlantic and prove that an efficient energy future is possible. Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) took off early Monday morning from Kennedy Airport, New York, to attempt the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean and prove that an efficient energy future is possible. […]

Emirates Reveals 360-Video Tour of A380 Flight Deck

Reading Time: 1 minute Emirates, the world’s largest operator of the Airbus A380, has released the world’s first 360-video tour of the A380 cockpit. Watch Captain Thomas Ziarno from New Zealand and First Officer Abdulrahman Mohamed Al Busaeedi from the United Arab Emirates give an immersive 360-view tour of the flight deck controls of an Emirates A380, the world’s […]

Wreckage of Missing EgyptAir Plane Found

Reading Time: 1 minute Egyptian officials said they have identified pieces of the cabin of missing flight MS804. The plane’s crashed last month in the Mediterranean Sea, and investigators feared signals from its black boxes would expire soon. The Egyptian committee investigating the plane’s disappearance said on Wednesday it had spotted pieces of the plane cabin in several locations, […]

Football Fans Warned of Further Air Traffic Control Strike

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than 100 flights will be cancelled and many others delayed according to Airlines for Europe (A4E), a lobby group representing carriers such as easyJet, Ryanair and British Airways’ parent company IAG. The industrial action will disrupt flights operating to or from France, or over French airspace. It is the 50th strike by French ATCs […]

IATA: Aviation Could Be Worth $88b to Singapore Economy in 20 Years

Reading Time: 2 minutes The number of air travellers and aviation-related jobs in Singapore could more than double in 20 years, according to a new study by a global airline body. This would increase the industry’s contribution to Singapore’s gross domestic product by the same quantum to an estimated US$65 billion (S$88 billion) in 2035, said the International Air […]

FAA: Military Testing Might Interfere With Planes’ GPS

Reading Time: 1 minute The Federal Aviation Administration has warned pilots flying on the West Coast of potential GPS outages. In a recent Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), the agency alerts pilots to upcoming “GPS Interference Testing,” which will reportedly be conducted by the US military this month. As a result, GPS signals in the southwestern US could be blocked […]

Austrian National Football Team Took Off for France

Reading Time: 1 minute Today, at 1:05 pm the special Austrian Airlines flight number OS2651 took off from Vienna Airport heading for the UEFA EURO 2016 being held in France. The red-white-red national carrier deployed an Airbus A320 to fly Head Coach Marcel Koller and the Austrian National Football Team together with team trainers, support staff and representatives of […]