Category: Europe

Turkish Airlines Enjoys Record Q3 Profit Figures

Turkish Airlines has soared back into profitability with $939 million in the third quarter taking the year to date profit to $956 million. The third quarter figures are a record for the Istanbul carrier. The successful 3rd quarter marked a 23 percent increase on total revenues compared to the same period of 2016, reaching USD […]

Sukhoi to Decide on New Superjet Variant by 1Q 2018

Russian manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Corp. (SCAC) must decide by 1Q 2018 about whether to begin developing a smaller or larger variant of the SSJ100 Superjet. Speaking at the Dubai Air Show, newly installed SCAC president Alexander Rubtsov said discussions were underway with customers as to whether a shortened 75-seat version or a stretched variant […]

IATA Urges Swift GASeP Implementation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the swift implementation by states of the first Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) which was established this week by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). “Flying is secure, but it is also clear that aviation faces security challenges. GASeP has the potential to strengthen security […]

British Airways to Recruit New Captains

BA CityFlyer, a wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways, is visiting Birmingham at the end of November as part of a campaign to recruit new captains. The airline is holding an open day at the Hilton Metropole hotel at Birmingham NEC on Monday November 27 seeking pilots to operate flights on its growing network. BA […]

This is Airbus Largest Single Announcement Ever

Airbus and Indigo Partners’ four portfolio airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase by the four airlines of 430 additional A320neo Family aircraft. The aircraft will be allocated among the ultra low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines (United States), JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico) and Wizz Air (Hungary) upon the completion of final purchase agreements […]

Flybe de Havilland Dash 8 Lands Without Nose Gear

Flybe de Havilland Dash 8-400, performing flight from Belfast City to Inverness, with 53 passengers and 4 crew, was climbing out Belfast City Airport when the crew stopped the climb at 4000 feet reporting problems with their gear. The aircraft entered a hold while the crew was troubleshooting the problem, but was unable to resolve […]

First Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 Now In Storage

Tarmac Aerosave has received the first-ever Airbus A380 to enter storage at its Tarbes, France, facility. The aircraft, bearing serial number MSN 03, entered service in 2007 with Singapore Airlines. The carrier just returned the aircraft to its owner, German-based lessor Dr. Peters Group. The aircraft will be stored “in flight condition,” meaning Dr. Peters […]

Pilots Haven’t Ever Been Able to ‘Replay’ Their Landings, Until Now

Video of a recent landing in Sao Paolo went viral as an aircraft, billowed by gale force cross-winds, was forced to abort a landing attempt despite touching down on the runway with its rear wheels. Unfortunately, that video would be the only time the pilot operating that particular flight would be able to see himself land. […]

Airbus Develops World’s First Mixed Reality Trainer for A350 XWB

Airbus, in cooperation with Japan Airlines (JAL) and JAL Engineering (JALEC), has developed a prototype application supporting new training solutions, taking advantage of the world’s most advanced Mixed Reality technology, Microsoft “HoloLens” and immersive headsets. This will enable the airline community to benefit from cost-effective and highly enhanced training and operational solutions, pushing the boundaries […]

Aeroflot Expands Fleet with New Airbus A321

Aeroflot has taken delivery of new A321 aircraft equipped with aerodynamic wing-tips known as Sharklets. The VP-BTH aircraft is named in honour of Robert Rozhdestvensky, a prominent Russian poet of the second half of the XXth century. The airliner is designed in a new enhanced two class composition with 16 seats in business and 167 […]