Category: World

Russian Helicopters Plan to Produce More than 200 Copters in 2018

Holding “Russian Helicopters” plans to produce more than 200 rotorcraft in 2018 for domestic and foreign customers. This was announced on Friday by the general director of the holding Andrey Boginsky, TASS reports. “In total, more than 200. In general, for military products for foreign and Russian customers – more than 80. There are serious […]

Pilot Incapacitated During the Condor Boeing 767 Fligth Over Atlantic

A Condor Boeing 767-300 was enroute over the Atlantic Ocean when one of the flight crew members became incapacitated. The third flight crew member took over, the crew declared Mayday and diverted to St. John’s. Due to the weather conditions at St. John’s the crew subsequently decided to divert to Halifax, Canada where the aircraft […]

Airbus Delivers Two A400M Airlifters to Two Different Nations in One Day

Airbus has for the first time formally delivered two A400M new generation airlifters to two different nations in one day. The company handed over the aircraft on March 20, to the European Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR), in charge of the management of the A400M Programme, representing Germany and France – at a ceremony […]

Etihad Airways Signs Codeshare Agreement with Swiss

Etihad Airways has signed a new codeshare partnership with Swiss International Air Lines (Swiss). Under the agreement, Etihad Airways will have its EY flight code on Swiss services between Geneva and Zurich, while Swiss will market its LX code on the Abu Dhabi carrier’s said services between Zurich and Abu Dhabi. Etihad said the codeshare […]

Russia to Renew Tu-160 Supersonic Bombers Fleet by 2030

The entire fleet of Tupolev Tu-160 supersonic strategic missile-carrying bombers with new weapons is expected to be renewed by 2030, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Wednesday. “We are going to purchase the entire fleet of our strategic Tu-160 bombers in their new version and carry out heavy upgrade of operational aircraft where […]

Russian Authorities Ground Antonov An-148 Passenger Airliners

Russia’s Tranport Oversight Agency (TOA), also referred to as Rostransnadzor, has issued a directive suspending operations of Antonov An-148 regional jets in the country. Agency head Viktor Basargin commented that the regulator has found certain issues with the type, including those related to the Ukrainian manufacturer Antonov, TASS newswire reports. Rostransnadzor has also ordered Saratov […]

China Southern Orders 30 Boeing 737 Max Aircraft for XiamenAir

China Southern Airlines Co Ltd, has placed an order for 30 Boeing 737 MAX family narrow-body aircraft for its subsidiary airline, XiamenAir. According to Boeing, the deal is worth approximately US$3.6 billion. The order should see delivery take place between 2019 and 2022 and will comprise 20 of the 737 MAX 8 and 10 of […]

Boeing Delivers First 737 MAX 9

Boeing and the Lion Air Group celebrated the very first 737 MAX 9 to be delivered. The airplane will go into service with Thai Lion Air, where its added capacity will help the airline launch several international routes. Boeing delivered its very first 737 MAX 9 to Thai Lion Air. The MAX 9’s extra capacity […]

Qatar Airways and Iberia Expand Codeshare Partnership

Qatar Airways and Iberia are pleased to announce the expansion of their codeshare partnership, offering Iberia customers increased connectivity to destinations across the Middle East and Asia, as well as providing enhanced accessibility for Qatar Airways passengers to key destinations across Latin America, including Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay and Panama. Further strengthening the airline’s codeshare partnership […]

Ryanair to Acquire Initial 24.9% Stake in New Airline Laudamotion

In an attempt to gain a stronger foothold in the German and Austrian market, Ryanair has agreed to buy an initial stake in Austrian carrier Laudamotion. Laudamotion is a newly formed carrier rising from the ashes of insolvent Niki, the low-cost subsidiary of the now defunct Airberlin. Niki flew to tourist destinations from Germany and […]