Category: Europe

Heathrow Ranked The Best In The World For Connectivity

London Heathrow has taken the number one spot in OAG’s annual list of the top 50 international megahubs, with the top three airports all hailing from Europe. Frankfurt took second spot while Amsterdam sat in third place. However, Heathrow was the only UK airport to feature in the top 50 list. Measured through OAG’s connections […]

AviaAM Financial Leasing China Concludes $500 Million Aeroflot Project

AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed aircraft leasing company, is delighted to announce that its joint venture with the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) – AviaAM Financial Leasing China – has brought a $500 million-worth aircraft delivery project to a conclusion. Eight brand new aircraft were delivered to Aeroflot -Russian Airlines […]

From Biofuels To 3-D Printing, Aviation Is Going Green

The aviation industry is rapidly expanding, particularly within the Middle East and Asia Pacific. In fact, China alone is projected to overtake the U.S. as the world’s leading aerospace market by 2024. In addition, the rise of low-cost airline fares and budget flyers mean that air travel will soon be accessible to much of the […]

Lufthansa Set To Land Air Berlin Assets

Germany’s Air Berlin filed for insolvency in August and its creditors are now discussing how to carve it up. Lufthansa is set to pick up a large part of insolvent rival Air Berlin, and easyJet is also still in the running for some assets, two sources familiar with the matter said. Air Berlin’s creditors met […]

Ryanair Crisis Continues, More Flights Are About To Be Cancelled

A NUMBER OF Ryanair pilots have rejected a cash bonus offer for them to work extra days this year and forego their holidays, and have threatened work to rule action. In a letter sent to management and seen the by the BBC and other outlets – a group representing staff at 17 of the company’s […]

Thomas Cook Launches Economy Plus

UK leisure carrier Thomas Cook Airlines will launch Economy PLUS service on its short- and medium-haul flights from Nov. 1. The new product offering includes services such as priority boarding, an increased luggage allowance and complimentary drinks inflight. Economy PLUS will supplement Thomas Cook’s existing Economy fare, giving customers the option to add small, but […]

Ryanair Drops Nose Wheel In London While Taking Off

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, performing a flight from London Stansted, EN (UK) to Copenhagen (Denmark) with 182 passengers and 6 crew, was climbing out of Stansted’s runway 22 when the crew stopped the climb at FL170 after ATC told them they had lost a wheel on departure. The crew decided to divert to East Midlands, EN […]

Su-24 Practised Bombing At Zapad 2017 Exercise

In course of the Zapad 2017 strategic exercise, the crews of Su-24 bombers carried out precision bombing targeting mock enemy’s command posts, personnel and combat hardware at the airfield in the Kaliningrad region. The bombers performed the task at altitudes ranging from 200 m up to 2 km. All the actions were monitored by objective […]

Wizz Air Rejects Take Off Due To Engine Failure

A Wizz Air Airbus A321-200 performing flight from Bucharest Otopeni (Romania) to Billund (Denmark), was accelerating for takeoff from Otopeni’s runway when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed (about 45 knots over ground) due to a right hand engine failure. The aircraft slowed safely, vacated the runway and stopped on the adjacent taxiway where […]

Ryanair To Cancel 40-50 Flights Daily To Improve Punctuality

Ryanair will cancel up to 50 flights a day over the next six weeks as it seeks to “improve its system-wide punctuality” which has fallen below 80% in the first two weeks of September.” Ryanair blamed air traffic control delays, strikes and weather disruptions as causes of delays outside its control. It is also in […]