Category: Europe

IATA Files Formal Complaint in EC Investigation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it has become a complainant in an investigation being conducted by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition (DG-COMP) into alleged abuses of dominant positions by manufacturers of aviation equipment. In 2015 DG-COMP sent questionnaires to several industry stakeholders, including IATA member airlines, requesting information […]

Brussels Airlines Unveils Magritte Livery

Reading Time: < 1 minute Brussels Airlines has unveiled the second in a series of specially designed aircraft liveries inspired by by Belgian icons. Following on from last year’s Tintin livery, the carrier has partnered with the Foundation Magritte to create an exterior livery on one of its A320 aircraft incorporating two of Magritte’s paintings – La Clairvoyance and Le […]

First French Long-Haul Budget Carrier Launches Later This Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first French long-haul low-cost carrier (LCC) will make its debut later this year, as French Blue begins services to the Caribbean. French Blue is a subsidiary of Groupe Dubreuil, a conglomerate that spans sectors including hotels, energy generation and food distribution. Its air transport division already includes another airlines, Air Caraïbes, based in the […]

Bombardier Successfully Concludes C Series Aircraft’s European Route-proving Program

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced the successful completion of the CS100 aircraft’s European route-proving exercises. The program was conducted in the network of launch operator Swiss International Air Lines and included over 30 city-pair flights in European cities over a three-week long period. During an event in Zurich, on March 23rd, executive representatives from SWISS and […]

Brussels Airport to Remain Closed Indefinitely; ICAO Condemns Attacks

Reading Time: 2 minutes Authorities at Brussels Zaventem say it remains unclear as to when the airport will re-open following the March 22 terrorist attack. Ten people died and 81 were injured when two suicide bombers detonated explosives—according to media reports, hidden inside suitcases they had wheeled into the building on luggage trolleys—during the morning rush hour. Around 20 more […]

Worldwide Drone Sales Could Reach US$36.9bn by 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or drone sales continue exponential growth with analysts forecasting global sales to reach a staggering US$36.9bn in just six years. Already one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hobby drones, DJI, generated revenue of US$1bn in 2015 alone. As a consequence of drone systems leading the way in aerospace manufacturing, many […]

RWL German Flight Academy and FSC to Expand Flight Simulation Training in Germany

Reading Time: < 1 minute RWL GERMAN FLIGHT ACADEMY and FLIGHT SIMULATION COMPANY proudly announce their joint effort to expand flight simulation training in Germany. As of October 2016 FSC will have an EASA-certified level D A320 full flight simulator operational at RWL’s training center in Monchengladbach, conveniently located at twenty minutes by car from Düsseldorf Airport. This A320 simulator joins […]

Pegasus Airlines Announce Order for Five Next-Generation 737-800s

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing and Turkey’s leading low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines, have finalized an order for five Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes, valued at approximately $505 million based on expected list prices at delivery. Pegasus Airlines and its subsidiaries, Air Manas and Izair, operate a fleet of 58 737-800s and a total of 69 aircraft. The carrier is based out […]

Brussels Attacks: 32 Dead at Zaventem and Maelbeek

Reading Time: 4 minutes At least 31 people have been killed and many seriously injured in attacks at Brussels international airport and a city metro station.  Twin blasts hit Zaventem airport at 07:00 GMT, killing 11 and injuring 81, Belgium’s health minister said. Another explosion struck Maelbeek metro station an hour later. Twenty people were killed, Brussels mayor Yvan […]

New Pier and Terminal at Schiphol Get the Go-ahead

Reading Time: 2 minutes On 15 March 2016, the Schiphol Group shareholders (the Dutch State, the Municipality of Amsterdam, the Municipality of Rotterdam and Aéroports de Paris) issued their final approval of plans to develop a new pier and terminal at Schiphol. These structures will serve as the foundation for long-term capacity growth at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and are […]