Category: World

Emirates Loses Case of EU Delay Compensation

The UK Court of Appeal has found that Emirates (EK, Dubai Int’l) is liable to pay compensation to passengers in line with EU regulations for flight delays. Emirates had argued that it was not covered by the legislation, as a non-EU carrier, however, the court has found that non-EU airlines must comply with the rules […]

United Airlines Reports Third-Quarter 2017 Net Income

United Airlines (UAL) reported third-quarter net income of US$637m, pre-tax earnings of approximately US$1.0bn and pre-tax margin of 9.9%. Excluding special charges, UAL reported third-quarter net income of US$669m, pre-tax earnings of US$1.0bn and pre-tax margin of 10.4%. UAL repurchased US$556m of its common shares in the third quarter, bringing the year-to-date share repurchases to […]

Watch A330neo Successfully Making Its First Flight over France

The first of three A330neo Family development aircraft to fly – MSN1795, an A330-900 variant – has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac, France at 14:10 local time after successfully completing its first flight which lasted 4 hours and 13 minutes. The aircraft was powered by the latest technology Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofans. The crew in the cockpit […]

Malaysia to Resume Search for Flight MH370 Missing Since 2014

Malaysian Airlines flight 370 disappeared in the sky over the South China Sea on March 8, 2014. Since then, all attempts to find the crashed plane have failed. The Malaysian government has notified relatives of the passengers of flight MH370 Boeing 777, which went missing in 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, that […]

Delta Airbus A330 Engine Shuts Down in Flight near Tokyo

Delta Airlines Airbus A330 was performing flight from Hong Kong to Seattle, when the crew needed to shut the left hand engine (PW4168A) down. The aircraft diverted to Tokyo’s Narita Airport for a safe landing on runway 34L about 25 minutes later. Japan’s Ministry of Transport reported the crew received an overtemperature indication for the […]

Qantas Considers 737 Max and 797 for Domestic Fleet Renewal

Qantas is set to renew its domestic fleet over the next few years, and is looking at replacing its B737-800s with either A320neo or B737 MAX aircraft, reports Australian Business Traveller. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce told a media briefing that the Australian airline is also keen on Boeing’s proposed New Midsize Airplane (NMA), tentatively dubbed […]

Embraer Announces Delivery of the First E190-E2 in 2018

Brazilian manufacturer, Embraer, announced the delivery of its first E190-E2 in April 2018. Widerøe, the largest regional carrier operating in the Nordic countries, is the launch customer to receive the newest, upgraded version of the prosperous E-Jet family of aircraft. “Since the program was launched, the first half of 2018 has been our target, and […]

Emirates to Receive 100th A380 Aircraft in November

Emirates, the world’s largest A380 operator, is set to receive its milestone 100th A380 aircraft on 3rd November. Over 80 million passengers have flown on the superjumbo in the nine years since it first joined Emirates’ modern fleet. Today, Emirates flies the A380 to over 45 destinations spanning Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, […]

Thomas Cook to Launch Spanish Subsidiary in Mallorca

Thomas Cook Group Airlines has announced that it has applied for a Spanish Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) for a new Mallorca based airline and plans to launch its new airline, Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics, from spring 2018. “With our new airline, we are able to counter seasonal fluctuations, plan more cheaply and offer our customers […]

Airbus’ Latest A330 Version Prepares For Initial Take-off

The new generation of Airbus’ popular A330 jetliner family is ready for its maiden flight. The A330neo features extensive technology transfers from the A350XWB, including new engines, wings, and systems as well as the signature Airspace cabin. These new features will provide significantly enhanced operating efficiency for airlines, and best-in-class comfort for passengers as well […]