Category: Europe

Delta Air Lines Offering More Trans-Atlantic Flying Than Ever

This Memorial Day weekend marks the start of Delta’s biggest ever summer on the trans-Atlantic. Some 11 routes – both new and old favorites – will begin over the next couple of days connecting the U.S. and nine countries in Europe. Portugal is proving to be a hot destination for U.S. visitors this summer and […]

Maintenance Demand Growing For Boeing 737 NG

By the end of this year there will be more than 5,000 of the world’s most popular aircraft, the Boeing 737-800, in service. Aviation Week Network’s Commercial Aviation Fleet & MRO Forecast also predicts that 737-800 num This is obviously great news for maintenance providers, which receive a steady stream of work from an aircraft […]

Russia Creates Substitutes for Ukrainian Aircraft and Naval Engines

Russia has coped with the task of import substitution in the field of aircraft and naval engine engineering, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said on Thursday. This reported by TASS. “I can say that there is no dependence on Ukrainian products any more. The situation with western supplies is changing cardinally. We’ve coped with the […]

Rising Fuel Prices Could Trigger Retirement Jump

Rising fuel prices may ground some older aircraft if airlines cut capacity, but most are putting off the decisions until after the peak summer season. “You won’t see a lot of change in the summer schedule as we move forward, but everybody’s looking at the fall schedule,” American Airlines CFO Derek Kerr said at a […]

World’s Worst Passengers 2018

Smelly passengers and out of control children have emerged as the leading complaints of passengers in the annual www.Airlineratings.com “Passengers from Hell” survey. Airlineratings.com, the global airline safety and product ratings website, surveyed its readers on 10 passenger types who they felt caused the most grief on planes. Respondents were asked to rank passenger types […]

Ryanair Full Year 2018 Profits Rise 10% to €1.45 Billion

Ryanair has reported a 10% increase in full year profit after tax to €1.45bn, as lower fares (down 3%) stimulated 9% traffic growth to over 130m guests and 95% load factor. Average fares last year declined by 3% and traffic grew 9% to over 130m with Germany, Italy and Spain being the 3 largest growth […]

Airlines Faced with Critical Decision Making as Jet Fuel Prices Rise

With fuel coming second only to wages as an airline’s greatest outgoing, a period of critical planning awaits them with rising prices coinciding with the traditionally busy summer season. In 2018 alone jet fuel prices have risen 15 percent, while over the last twelve months they have risen by approximately 60 percent. With schedules and […]

Ryanair Boeing 737 Overran Runway on Landing in Hamburg

Ryanair Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Barcelona to Hamburg, landed on Hamburg’s runway 05 following a non-precision approach but overran the (displaced) end of the runway. The aircraft vacated the runway via taxiway E6 instead of last usable exit A6 and taxied to the apron. The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Hamburg for […]

Real Benefits to Aviation from a Virtual Source

From video games to aviation, and even video games about aviation, virtual reality has a strong foothold in society; and thanks to rapidly developing technologies virtual reality is earning an invaluable place in the very real field of aviation. More effective training for pilots and mechanics In the purest sense, virtual reality is already implemented […]

Air Italy Receives Its First Boeing 737 MAX In Striking New Livery

Air Italy unveiled its long awaited first Boeing 737 MAX in striking new livery at the Boeing Everett Delivery Centre in Seattle, in front of a crowd of VIP dignitaries and guests, including His Highness Prince Rahim Aga Khan, alongside international media. The aircraft, the first of approximately 50 new aircraft to be added to […]