Category: Europe

Eindhoven Airport Traffic Grows by 10% in 2015

Reading Time: 1 minute Eindhoven Airport achieved for the year 2015 a passenger growth of 10% over 2014. 4.333 million passengers used the airport; 407,000 more than in 2014 (3.926 million passengers). The growth in the number of aircraft movements in 2015 was 5%: 30,360 aircraft movements in 2015; 28,900 flight movements in 2014. The passengers 10% growth is […]

WizzAir Announces Third Airport in Lithuania in Kaunas

Reading Time: 1 minute Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced it will add operations from Kaunas to complement its Lithuanian offer of low-cost services. From 29 March, the airline will start operating a new service to London Luton from the newest WIZZ airport in Kaunas with five weekly flights. With an initial […]

New European Airline Association Takes Shape

Reading Time: 2 minutes Final preparations are underway to create a new European airline association, called Airlines for Europe (A4E), which is expected to launch around the third week of January 2016. In June 2015, Europe’s five largest airline groups—Air France-KLM, easyJet, International Airlines Group (IAG), Lufthansa Group and Ryanair—joined forces to lobby on European aviation policy. At the […]

Airbus Beluga XL Production Starts

Reading Time: 1 minute The first cut of the Beluga XL MSN001 rear fuselage has been successfully achieved in Spain, paving the way for the final assembly to begin in early 2017. MSN001 will be the first Beluga XL to fly. The rear fuselage, produced by Aernnova, will be the first part to be delivered to the Beluga Final […]

airBaltic Improves Vilnius and Tallinn Service

Reading Time: 1 minute The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new direct route between Vilnius and Tallinn on April 18, 2016. As well airBaltic has improved flight frequencies to its existing services from Tallinn and Vilnius that will offer more convenient travel from and between Tallinn and Vilnius, and beyond to destinations in the Baltic region. airBaltic’s home […]

Magnetic MRO To Launch Painting Hangar in Estonia

Reading Time: 1 minute Magnetic MRO will launch a new dedicated painting hangar at the Tallinn Airport in Estonia. This second painting hangar is scheduled for operation in 2017. The new hangar will be built in cooperation with the Tallinn Airport and is a response to the growing demand for painting services from Magnetic MRO customers. Magnetic MRO has […]

Component Support for Boeing 777-300ER from SWISS

Reading Time: 1 minute Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has contracted Lufthansa Technik to provide component support for its future Boeing 777 long-haul fleet. The corresponding Total Component Support TCS® contract will run for a period of ten years and includes nine aircraft. Wolfgang Weynell, Senior Vice President Corporate Sales & Marketing at Lufthansa Technik, remarked on the first […]

EASA Publishes the Technical Opinion on Safe Use of Drones

Reading Time: 2 minutes The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published today a Technical Opinion on the safe use of drones incivil airspace. The EASA Technical Opinion sets the direction to be followed for all future work to be done to ensure unmanned aircraft are operated safely and interact safely with other airspace users. The aim is to provide […]

Air France 777 Diverted After Fake Bomb Found in Toilet

Reading Time: 1 minute An Air France Boeing 777 enroute from Mauritius to Paris Dec.20 diverted to Kenya after a fake bomb was discovered in one of the lavatories. According to a New York Times report, the fake device was made of cardboard, sheets of paper and a timer; nothing that would have triggered an alert during airport screening. […]

EASA Proposals for Training Outside ATOs Published for Consultation

Reading Time: 2 minutes This NPA on training outside Approved Training Organisations is published as NPA 2015-20. The Agency invites stakeholders to provide their feedback on the proposal by end of February 2016 latest by using the Agency’s comment response tool (CRT). This NPA introduces the concept of the basic training organisation (BTO). This new concept is proposed as […]