Category: Aviation News

Ethiopian Airlines Introduces Boeing 777 Flight Simulator

Reading Time: 1 minute Ethiopian Airlines has finalized the installation of a Boeing 777 flight simulator manufactured by CAE Inc. This 777 flight simulator, which is located in the newly built flight operations building at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, is its fifth full flight simulator (FFS)—following the Boeing 767/757, Boeing 737NG, Bombardier Q400 and the Boeing 787 FFS, […]

Condor’s Airbus Fleet Upgraded with Vortex Generators

Reading Time: 2 minutes Condor’s entire fleet of Airbus aircraft, seven Airbus A321 and nine Airbus A320, is now equipped with Vortex generators. The upgrading process was started in November 2014. The company’s six new Airbus A321-211 aircraft already had this additional feature upon delivery. Vortex generators are aerodynamic devices that are attached to the wings to aid in […]

Russia’s IAC Certification Powers Transferred to Other Authorities

Reading Time: 1 minute The Russian government has transferred the powers for aircraft design, engines, propellers and airfields certification from Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) to other authorities. According to a government statement, these agencies include the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Industry and Trade and Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, although the new scheme is not yet clear. […]

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Russian Tourists May Swap Turkey for Asia

Reading Time: 3 minutes The closing of Egypt and Turkey, two of the most popular destinations for Russian tourists, has forced travel companies to urgently look for a replacement, and some of the main candidates are Vietnam, China, Sri Lanka and Thailand. A month ahead of the New Year break, Russians had to scratch Turkey and Egypt off their […]

British Bombers Make First Air Strikes on Syria

Reading Time: 2 minutes British bombers made their first strikes on Syria on Thursday, just hours after Britain’s parliament voted to target Islamic State targets in Syria, a government source said. Tornado bombers took off from the RAF Akrotiri air base in Cyprus and made strikes on targets in Syria, the source said. The bombers were back at base. […]

U.S. Air Force Pilots Train for F-35 Operations with New Virtual Technologies

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the U.S. Air Force prepares for initial F-35 Lightning II operations, pilots at Hill Air Force Base are rehearsing missions with new simulators delivered by Lockheed Martin. Pilots are now training with four Full Mission Simulators linked together to hone their tactical employment of the F-35 against ground and airborne threats. As a complement […]

British Parliament Votes to Authorize Airstrikes in Syria

Reading Time: 2 minutes British lawmakers on Wednesday voted to approve bombing raids in Syria targeting Daesh, also known as ISIL/The Islamic State. Members of Parliament voted 397 to 223 in favor of launching an air campaign in Syria. Following the approval, two Tornado warplanes and six Typhoon attack jets are set to take to the skies from British […]

Finnair to Sell Facilities at Helsinki Airport to Finavia

Reading Time: 1 minute Finnair’s strategic objective is to double its Asian traffic by 2020 from the level of 2010. To enable its growth, Finnair has ordered 19 new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, which also increase Finnair’s cargo capacity considerably. With a view to the growth of its cargo traffic, Finnair is constructing a new state-of-the-art cargo terminal to […]

CAA Introduces Airspace Changes to Reduce Noise and Emissions

Reading Time: 2 minutes The United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has approved a series of major airspace changes covering eastern and southern England. These changes aim to enable aircraft to fly more efficiently, help reduce the number of low-level flights and reduce the environmental impact of aviation. 

 The proposed plans, known collectively as the London Airspace Management […]

Korea Steps Up Drone Development

Reading Time: 5 minutes In May 2014, many South Koreans were struck by the discovery of three crashed drones in frontline areas that had been flown in from North Korea. Albeit crude, the small devices had taken photos of major military installations on border islands, potential infiltration routes and the presidential palace in downtown Seoul, kindling concerns over a […]