Category: Europe

Will Brexit Impact the Private Aviation Industry?

Reading Time: 2 minutes With Brexit due to finally come to a climax in March, industries throughout the UK are starting to worry about the impact it’s going to have. There has been a lot of uncertainty over whether a deal will be reached, and if not, how that could affect the UK economy. One sector which could be […]

SAS Boeing 737 Scraps Tail on Departure

Reading Time: 1 minute A SAS Scandinavian Airlines Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Alesund to Oslo (Norway),  scraped tail on departure. Aircraft departed Alesund’s runway 07 when the tail of the aircraft contacted the runway surface. The crew continued take-off, stopped the climb at about 6500 feet and diverted to Trondheim (Norway) where the aircraft landed safely on runway 27 […]

Newly-Formed Consortium Rescues Struggling Flybe

Reading Time: 1 minute A consortium of Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital is purchasing the struggling UK regional airline Flybe for just $2.8 million. The airline will operate under the Virgin Atlantic brand. To be more precise, Flybe is being bought by Connect Airways, a joint venture company established by Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital. […]

Travel Service Boeing 737 Goes Off the Runway

Reading Time: 1 minute A Travel Service Boeing 737-900 on behalf of Smartwings, performing flight from Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia) to Prague (Czech Republic) with 40 passengers and 7 crew, went off the runway. Aircraft was taxiing northbound along taxiway 14 between the two runways at about 14:15L (11:15Z) and was about to line up runway 24C when the aircraft went […]

Lufthansa Group Hits the Record

Reading Time: 1 minute In 2018, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group carried a total of 142 million passengers, setting a new passenger record. With more than 1.2 million flights and a seat load factor of 81.4 per cent, the aircraft load factor was higher than ever before. The growth drivers for the network airlines were the Zurich hub […]

Security Strike in Germany: 640 Flights Cancelled

Reading Time: 1 minute Following Monday’s four-hour strike at Berlin’s Tegel and Schönefeld airports which saw 80 flights delayed, union-backed strikes on Thursday, January 10, at Cologne, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart have seen nearly 640 flights canceled. Verdi, Germany’s largest trade union, is seeking an across-the-board wage increase to €20.00/hr (US$22.79) for all security staff checking passengers, freight, goods and […]

Battle of 2018: Airbus or Boeing?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Never-ending competition between two aircraft manufacturing icons, Boeing and Airbus, has already become an integral part of the aviation world followed with great curiosity, especially in terms of commercial aircraft deliveries and orders. As 2018 came to an end, let’s look through their performance results and find out who lead the year of 2018. Deliveries. […]

airBaltic – Most Punctual Airline in Europe

Reading Time: 1 minute Latvian airline airBaltic has retained its place as the most punctual airline in Europe and is the second most punctual in the world according to the OAG analysts. They tracked the performance of over 58 million flight records in 2018 to create a ranking of the best on-time performance (OTP) for the world’s largest airlines […]

ATR and Aurigny Confirm Order for Three ATR 72-600s

Reading Time: 1 minute ATR and Aurigny confirm the acquisition of three ATR 72-600 aircraft, following approval from the States of Guernsey and after the initial signature of a Letter of Intention at the Farnborough Airshow, in July 2018. The first aircraft will be delivered in August 2019 and all three will be equipped with the new ClearVision™ Enhanced […]

First Low-Cost Introduces Wi-Fi on Intercontinental Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute Norwegian is taking off the new year by upgrading the passenger experience for long-haul customers with the introduction of inflight Wi-Fi on its growing long-haul fleet of aircraft. Norwegian customers flying between Europe, USA, South America and Asia will be able to stay connected in the skies with the rollout of free and premium high-speed […]