Category: Europe

AirBaltic Cash Injection Receives Latvian Parliament Backing

Reading Time: 1 minute In a political move aimed at stopping Airbaltic from purchasing Sukhoi Superjets, the Latvian government has continued with its aggressive policy against Moscow and is now prepared to inject €80 million into the airline to help complete the purchase of thirteen Bombardier CS300 jets, 10 ordered in December 2012 and 3 which were ordered in […]

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Russian Tourists May Swap Turkey for Asia

Reading Time: 3 minutes The closing of Egypt and Turkey, two of the most popular destinations for Russian tourists, has forced travel companies to urgently look for a replacement, and some of the main candidates are Vietnam, China, Sri Lanka and Thailand. A month ahead of the New Year break, Russians had to scratch Turkey and Egypt off their […]

Finnair to Sell Facilities at Helsinki Airport to Finavia

Reading Time: 1 minute Finnair’s strategic objective is to double its Asian traffic by 2020 from the level of 2010. To enable its growth, Finnair has ordered 19 new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, which also increase Finnair’s cargo capacity considerably. With a view to the growth of its cargo traffic, Finnair is constructing a new state-of-the-art cargo terminal to […]

CAA Introduces Airspace Changes to Reduce Noise and Emissions

Reading Time: 2 minutes The United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has approved a series of major airspace changes covering eastern and southern England. These changes aim to enable aircraft to fly more efficiently, help reduce the number of low-level flights and reduce the environmental impact of aviation. 

 The proposed plans, known collectively as the London Airspace Management […]

Traffic At Paris Airports Down After Attacks

Reading Time: 2 minutes After the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France, which killed 130 people, it has now been revealed that despite early indications to the contrary, passenger traffic at the city’s two principal airports has fallen. “We are seeing an impact on traffic today, but it is too soon to say whether there is a longer-term trend,” […]

CAE Signs Pilot and Cabin Crew Training Contract with Vueling Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes CAE and Vueling Airlines, S.A. have concluded a new training services agreement. As part of this contract, a second A320 full-flight simulator will be relocated to CAE’s Barcelona training centre to further increase training capacity at this location. In addition, the CAE Barcelona centre will be extended to provide further classrooms and training facilities to […]

EASA Alleviates Rules for Single-Engined Turbine Aeroplanes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Opinion 06/2015: Commercial air transport aeroplane operations at night or in IMC using single-engined turbine aeroplanes – CAT SET IMC Single-engined turbine aeroplanes (SET) are aeroplanes with one turboprop or one turbojet engine. They are currently only allowed to be flown commercially in daytime, with weather conditions allowing the pilot to fly the aeroplane with […]

Frankfurt Airport Monthly Record for Passenger Traffic

Reading Time: 1 minute Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed 5.7 million passengers in the reporting month – growing by a noticeable 4.3% and setting a new October record. In comparison, the 2014 October statistics were influenced by Lufthansa’s two-day pilot strike. This was also reflected in October 2015 by the growth rates registered for aircraft movements and accumulated maximum takeoff […]

Wizz Air Renewed MRO Contracts with Lufthansa Technik

Reading Time: 1 minute Eastern European low-cost carrier Wizz Air has renewed two eight-year MRO contracts with Lufthansa Technik Maintenance International (LTMI) and Lufthansa Technik Budapest (LTB) for line maintenance services on its fleets based in Romania, Slovakia and Hungary. Under the agreements, LTMI and LTB will provide a single point of contact for all line maintenance issues, preventive […]

Romania Hosts Airbus Production of New H215 Helicopter

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a ceremony held today by Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, and in the presence of Alexandru Nastase, Secretary of State, Airbus Helicopters set down the foundation stone of its new Romanian factory, established to assemble the latest helicopter to join the H Family of aircraft – the H215. The H215 is an evolution […]