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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 […]

Principles to Manage Aviation’s Security Challenges

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on industry and governments to work together in an even stronger partnership to provide durable solutions to aviation’s security challenges. These efforts, which must be based on common principles, include such areas as overflying conflict zones, landside security at airports, insider threats, cyber security, harmonization of PNR (passenger […]

Singapore Airlines Launches its Nonstop Singapore – San Francisco Route

Singapore Airlines has launched its new Singapore-San Francisco service, linking Singapore with the US West Coast on a nonstop basis. The new flights will be operated daily using Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The inaugural flight, SQ32, departed Singapore Changi Airport at 0925 hrs local time on October 23, 2016 and arrived at San Francisco Airport at […]

Boeing Wins Five-Year CH-47F Maintenance Contract

Boeing Defence Australia has been awarded a five-year contract valued at up to $20 million to provide maintenance to the Army’s new fleet of CH-47F Chinook helicopters at Townsville. “The contract integrates defence industry and Australian Defence Force workforces to provide an efficient, flexible and effective maintenance team for Australia’s Chinook helicopter capability,” Minister for […]

IATA Chief Keen India Sign Carbon Offsets Pact Early

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has expressed “disappointment” that India “did not come to the table as an early adaptor” of the carbon offset and reduction scheme for the aviation sector that was agreed to at the International Civil Aviation Organisation Assembly meeting earlier this month in Montreal. “We are disappointed because other developing […]

Coles and Virgin Team Up to Rival Qantas and Woolworths

From the sky to the grocery aisle, two of Australia’s biggest loyalty programs, flybuys and Velocity Frequent Flyer, are teaming up. Under a new partnership launched today, Coles customers will earn frequent flyer points with Virgin Australia. As well as points, the airline-retailer deal will also include status credits, meaning shoppers will be able to […]

Mitsubishi Regional Jet Begins US Flight Tests

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has started flight tests of its Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) program at the company’s Moses Lake Flight Test Centre just outside Washington State in the United States. The company said in a statement flight test aircraft FTA-1 successfully completed a three-hour-and-18-minute flight on Monday, October 17. The aircraft, with its distinctive pointed […]

IATA Forecasts Passenger Demand to Double Over 20 Years

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects 7.2 billion passengers to travel in 2035, a near doubling of the 3.8 billion air travelers in 2016. The prediction is based on a 3.7% annual Compound Average Growth Rate (CAGR) noted in the release of the latest update to the association’s 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast. “People want […]

Transforming the Passenger Journey

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) laid out a transformative vision for air travel that will enable aviation to successfully accommodate a near doubling in demand for air travel over the next two decades. According to IATA’s latest passenger forecast, some 7.2 billion air trips will take place in 2035, up from 3.8 billion in […]

Air India Plane with 128 Passengers Suffers Tyre Burst

An Air India plane carrying 128 passengers and crew members from Ahmedabad suffered a tyre burst while landing at the city airport Tuesday morning. All passengers are safe and another aircraft has been arranged to ferry passengers to their onward journey, an Air India spokesperson in New Delhi said. “Air India flight AI 614 from […]