Category: World

Singapore’s SATS Ltd to build $29M Cargo Facility at Saudi’s KFIA

Singapore’s biggest ground handler at Changi Airport, SATS, is investing about SR108 million to build new air cargo facilities at King Fahd International Airport (KFIA) in Dammam. The move is part of an ambitious plan to expand SATS reach in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, said top Singapore officials while speaking to Arab News […]

SAS Takes Delivery of Its First A320neo

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), has taken delivery of its first of 30 A320neo aircraft ordered, becoming the first Arline in Scandinavia to operate the world’s most fuel efficient single aisle aircraft. SAS ordered the A320neo as part of its strategy to modernize its fleet with more fuel-efficient aircraft, reducing environmental impact such as emissions and aircraft […]

Lufthansa Soft Launches GX for Aviation

Inmarsat has announced that its next generation in-flight broadband service, GX for Aviation, has gone live under a ‘soft launch’ phase with Lufthansa. The landmark achievement was unveiled during an evening reception organised by Inmarsat for airlines, partners and the media at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, where the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) is currently […]

Etihad, Partners to Support Nearly 425,000 Jobs in Africa in 2016

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) and its equity airline partners will support almost 425,000 jobs and are expected to contribute $3.6 billion GDP to the African economy in 2016, as Abu Dhabi becomes a key hub for business travel both into and out of the continent. A report released by leading international research organisation Oxford Economics […]

Qantas’s 787-9 Cabin Designed to Go The Distance

While Qantas’s first destination with the Boeing 787-9 has been kept under wraps for now, the aircraft’s seat configuration is the strongest indication yet the Dreamliner will be deployed on some of the world’s longest routes. In front of invited guests, media and airline staff at Qantas’s Mascot base on Thursday morning, chief executive Alan […]

CIS Countries Launch Training of the Joint Air Defence System

More than 130 command and control centres of 7 CIS countries launched training of the Joint air defence system at 8.00 a.m. (MSK) on October 26. Command and control centre of the Russian Aerospace Forces coordinates air defence duty forces of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan from the Moscow Region. The servicemen […]

Russia About to Receive Three Il-22PP Electronic Warfare Aircraft

Russia’s Defense Ministry will receive three Ilyushin Il-22PP electronic countermeasures planes with the advanced Porubshchik electronic warfare and reconnaissance system in the imminent future, Managing Director of the Experimental Machine-Building Plant Alexander Gorbunov said. The Experimental Machine-Building Plant is the producer of the Il-22PP plane. “A prototype Il-22PP plane has passed state trials. Recommendations have […]

Boeing Reports Third-Quarter Results and Raises Full Year Guidance

The Boeing Company reported third-quarter GAAP earnings per share of $3.60 and core earnings per share (non-GAAP)* of $3.51 reflecting overall solid execution on production programs and services, favorable tax items ($0.98 per share), and timing of aircraft deliveries. Revenue guidance has been increased $500 million to between $93.5 and $95.5 billion on higher commercial […]

Big Wizz Air Expansion at Warsaw Chopin

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe announced that it will base a seventh aircraft at its Warsaw base. From June 2017 the airline will start operating seven new services connecting Warsaw with four Central and Eastern European capitals, Bratislava, Bucharest, Kiev and Vilnius and three popular leisure destinations, Lyon and […]

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P&W Adding Capacity to Accelerate Engine Deliveries

Pratt & Whitney executives say they will open two new factories over the next six months to get delayed geared turbofan engine deliveries back on track, but they also appeared to lower the bottom range for planned deliveries in 2017. Production capacity and early manufacturing mistakes have plagued shipments of titanium-aluminium fan blades for the […]