Category: Europe

Airbus Offers a Peek at Its Flying Taxi

European aerospace giant Airbus has quietly lifted the curtain on an ambitious Silicon Valley project called Vahana. It’s a pilotless passenger aircraft that aims to someday add a vertical component to your commute. Think of Uber-like air taxis that can beat the traffic on Highway 101 by flying over it. Airbus has shared few details […]

Airlines Technology Signs Pact with British Airways

Airlines Technology (AT), an IT solutions provider funded by Travel Startups, has signed a commercial agreement with British Airways as an interface between the airline and its passenger for creating seamless travel experience. While ticketing aggregators and travel portals provide sketchy information about fares and schedules, Airlines Technology, working on the International Air Transport Association […]

Heathrow Plans 25,000 More Flights a Year as Revenue Increases

Heathrow Airport is planning an extra 25,000 flights per year from 2021 on its existing runways to give the UK a ‘Brexit Boost’ as nine month revenues rise. Revenue rose by 1.2 per cent to just under £2.1 billion ($2.6 billion) with adjusted profit before tax rising 11 per cent to £202 million. Heathrow made […]

Emergency Landing in Canada: Smoke in Lufthansa Jumbo Jet Cockpit

A Lufthansa Boeing 747 jumbo jet with 363 people on board made an emergency landing in eastern Canada on Tuesday after being diverted due to smoke in the cockpit, the German airline says. The 345 passengers and 18 crew members on the flight from Frankfurt bound for Orlando, Florida, were uninjured and were able to […]

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 […]

Lufthansa Technik Introduces the Next Level of Predictive Maintenance

Lufthansa Technik AG announced the launch of Condition Analytics. The new and highly intelligent platform allows airlines to predict precisely when components should be replaced and recommends measures to be taken to avoid failures before they actually happen. Among other advantages, operators benefit from reduced fuel consumption, optimized use of expendable parts and enhanced safety. […]

KLM UK Engineering Signs a Contract with Coredon Dutch Airlines

KLM UK Engineering is delighted to announce that they have been awarded Two Heavy Maintenance Checks for Corendon Dutch Airlines on their Boeing 737-800’s commencing in December 2016.   KLM UK Engineering is excited to announce that Corendon Dutch Airlines has signed a contract for two heavy maintenance checks during 2016 & 2017 on their […]

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 […]

LOT Orders 10 Boeing 737s, Including the Most Modern Boeing 737 MAX 8s

LOT develops its fleet of mid-range planes. In 2017 the Polish airlines, being one of the first airlines in the world, is going to have the first Boeing 737 MAX 8 – a state-of-the art aircraft belonging to the popular 737 family. In the first half of next year, LOT’s fleet will be extended also […]

Lufthansa Technik to Provide Paperless Maintenance

From now on Lufthansa Technik documents the resolution of defects on aircraft from Lufthansa Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo in electronic form. The electronic job sheet (eJobcard) has already been introduced at all German line maintenance stations, and the Ground Log Book (GLB), a paper-based document, has been replaced with the electronic Ground Log (eGL). In […]