Category: Europe

World’s Most Promising 5th Generation Fighter Jets

The current world situation makes every country consider its ability to confront a military threat posed by modern weapons. These days the F-22, T-50 PAK FA or J-20 stealth fighter jets, high technology weapons with a diverse range of sophisticated precision guided munition, are the key to the successful military campaigns. The 5th generation fighter […]

AirBaltic Accelerates Growth in 2017

The Latvian airline airBaltic achieved +10% passenger growth in 2016, and is set to accelerate its growth with +16% of additional tickets or seats on sale in 2017 throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic Martin Gauss: “We are proud that 2016 was a successful […]

Lufthansa, airberlin Deal Focus of Ryanair’s Attention

The news that Lufthansa plans to wet lease 38 aircraft from its competitor, airberlin, has resulted in Ryanair CCO, David O’Brien, announcing at a media briefing in London that the Irish low-cost carrier will soon be lodging a complaint based on the grounds it is anti-competitive. The deal between Lufthansa and airberlin, which was agreed […]

Africa Sees Slow But Positive Increase in Tourism

Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges. International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of 1,235 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Some 46 million more tourists (overnight visitors) travelled internationally last year compared to 2015. Available data for Africa points to an 8% rebound in […]

Airbus Will Test Flying Cars By The End Of 2017

Rush-hour traffic is unbearable for many commuters today – and the problem is growing. By 2030, 60% of the world’s population will live in cities, which is 10% more than today. To address this rising concern, Airbus is harnessing its experience to make the dream of all commuters and travellers come true one day: to […]

Turkish Fighter Jets Violate Greek Airspace Over Aegean Sea

Four Turkish fighter jets violated the Greek airspace over the eastern part of the Aegean Sea, local media reported.  Two F-16s and two F-4s entered the Flight Information Region shortly before 2 p.m. (12:00 GMT) south of Lesvos. The four jets then proceeded to fly over Makronisi and Agathonisi islands, the Kathimerini newspaper reported. According […]

Aeroflot Files For Bankruptcy of Orenair, Donavia Subsidiaries

Russia’s Aeroflot Airline has filed for bankruptcy of its Orenburg-based Orenair and Rostov-on-Don-based Donavia subsidiaries, according to documents filed in Orenburg and the Rostov region’s commercial courts this month. A trial date for OrenAir has been set for Feb. 9, according to the commercial court database, reported by ATWonline.com. In August 2016, Aeroflot recovered a […]

India Will Need 250 Additional Fighter Jets In Next 10 Years

The IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, said that an additional 200-250 fighter aircraft needed to be inducted in the next 10 years to meet operational requirements, even as he termed the disappearance of an AN-32 transport one of the “worst memories” of his career. India has sufficient numbers in the heavy category in […]

Eurowings Jet Lands in Kuwait Over Hoax Bomb Threat

Eurowings carrying 299 passengers made an emergency landing in Kuwait on Sunday over a hoax bomb threat, authorities in the Gulf emirate said. The aircraft operated by Eurowings, a low-cost carrier owned by Lufthansa, had been travelling from Salalah in Oman to Cologne in Germany when the captain requested an emergency landing. Upon its arrival […]

Accident Reports Published in the Second Half of 2016

Georgian Airways Bombardier CRJ100ER (4L-GAE) On 4 April 2011 a Georgian Airways Bombardier CRJ100ER (4L-GAE) crashed following a sudden loss of height on final approach to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The official investigation believes it encountered a severe microburst associated with a thunderstorm squall line. The aircraft had been cleared to conduct a […]