Category: Europe

Passenger Traffic at Munich Airport Rises to New All-Time Record

Munich Airport’s dynamic growth continued in 2017 with new traffic records in several categories: Passenger traffic increased by an impressive 2.3 million to a new all-time high of 44.6 million. This was a 5.5 percent gain over the 2016 figure. The airport also saw a strong surge in take-offs and landings, with an increase of […]

Hahn Air Reports Huge Network Growth in 2017

Hahn Air, a German scheduled and business charter airline, has reported a significant uptick in network growth of over 16% in 2017. A total of 46 new carriers comprising of air, rail and shuttle partners were integrated into the airline’s network. The company’s HR-169 document product was reportedly selected by 29 additional partners, which included […]

Airbus Commercial Aircraft Delivers Record Performance

Airbus’ Commercial Aircraft deliveries in 2017 were up for the 15th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 718 aircraft delivered to 85 customers. Deliveries were more than four percent higher than the previous record of 688 set in 2016. The 2017 total comprises: 558 single aisle A320 Family (of which 181 […]

Austrian Airlines Looking to Hire 600 New Employees

Austrian Airlines can look back at a successful year in 2017. Close to 12.9 million passengers flew with Austria’s red-white-red national carrier last year, comprising a rise of 12.8 percent compared to 2016. The airline plans another small expansion step in the current year, namely the integration of another long-haul aircraft, a Boeing 777-200 jet, […]

LOT Polish Airlines DH8D Suffers Hard Landing in Warsaw

A LOT Polish Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration SP-EQG performing flight LO-3924 from Krakow to Warsaw (Poland) with 59 passengers and 4 crew, was climbing out of Krakow when the crew spotted a problem with the nose gear, stopped the climb at FL100 and turned to return to Krakow, but then decided to continue […]

Business MRO in China – Rise of Trade in Rotables

With an average fleet age of 8 years, most Chinese business aircraft operators are still covered by aircraft warranty. If, however, they find themselves in need of acquiring new parts, these tend to come from relatively young fleets. As these fleets are inevitably aging, in the near future the rotable aircraft parts market in China […]

Small Planet Airlines Enters the Scandinavian Market

Leisure charter carrier Small Planet Airlines will open two new European bases in 2018: in Chania on the Greek island of Crete and in Stockholm-Arlanda airport which serves the Swedish capital. Together with major Scandinavian tour operators, Small Planet Airlines will perform flights to Albania, Croatia, Greece, and the Canary Islands. The flights will commence […]

First BelugaXL Transporter Rolls off Assembly Line

The first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL rolled out from its assembly hangar in Toulouse, France this month. Once operational, a fleet of these next-generation airlifters will be used to transport completed sections of Airbus aircraft among the company’s European production sites and to its final assembly lines in France, Germany and Spain. […]

Aviation Voice Launches Ranking of Aviation Training Centres

Aviation Voice, a global aviation news provider, is glad to announce the launch of an ambitious project, Ranking of Aviation Training Centres, aimed at a broad comparison of aviation training centres located all over the world. Considering general tendencies within the rapidly developing aviation market and intensifying interest in aviation training, Aviation Voice has decided […]

British Airways A320 Deals with the Gear Problem at Amsterdam

A British Airways Airbus A320-200, registration G-EUUC performing flight BA-446 from London Heathrow, EN (UK) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was on final approach to Amsterdam’s runway 06 when the crew initiated a go around reporting a gear problem. The aircraft requested a long downwind and 15nm final approach while working the checklists, the crew subsequently advised […]