Category: Europe

Airbus Delivers Record 635 Planes in 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus, the French plane-manufacturing rival to Boeing, reported Tuesday that it delivered a company record 635 aircraft last year to 85 customers. Airbus said the total represented its 13th year of gains, surpassing 629 in 2014. “This commercial and industry performance unequivocally proves that global demand for our aircraft has remained resilient,” said Fabrice Bregier, […]

West Atlantic Flight Recorders Were Found by Swedish Investigators

Reading Time: 2 minutes Swedish accident investigators have recovered the two flight recorders from the West Atlantic Bombardier CRJ200 freighter that crashed in Sweden near the Norwegian border in the early hours of Jan. 8, killing the two crew members. The Gothenburg-based European mail and express freight carrier West Atlantic CRJ200PF, operating as flight PT294, was en route from […]

Air France Says Paris Attacks Cost 70 Million Euros in December

Reading Time: < 1 minute Franco-Dutch airline group Air France-KLM said Monday that the November 13 terror attacks in Paris reduced its December turnover by an estimated 70 million euros. But the effect had largely tailed off over the past two weeks, it added. “The negative impact of the Paris attacks on December revenues is estimated to be around 70 […]

Lufthansa Sees Lower Fuel Boosting Profit in 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lufthansa said it expected its fuel bill to be 14 percent lower in 2016 thanks to falling oil prices, which will help boost its profit next year after record earnings in 2015. Oil has dropped around 70 percent since June 2014, touching levels not seen in over a decade this week, bringing a boon to […]

Ryanair Breaks the 100 Million-Passenger Barrier

Reading Time: 2 minutes It seems that Ryanair’s policy to improve its customer service is paying off, based on passenger figures EasyJet also enjoyed record numbers as the low-cost market boomed. The last year may have been marked by terrorist incidents and travel scares, but it seems to have produced remarkable results for the two budget airlines which dominate […]

Record Year for Macedonian Airports

Reading Time: 2 minutes Macedonia’s two international airports have seen record passenger numbers in 2015, with the two handling a combined total of 1.560.381 travellers. The figure represents growth of 22% compared to 2014, with Skopje Alexander the Great Airport positioning itself as one of the fastest growing in the former Yugoslavia. Alper Ersoy, TAV Macedonia’s Deputy General Manager […]

UK to Australia Biplane Flight by Tracey Curtis-Taylor

Reading Time: 2 minutes A British adventurer has completed an epic 14,600-nautical mile flight from the UK to Australia in a vintage open cockpit bi-plane. Tracey Curtis-Taylor, 53, set off in her 1942 Boeing Stearman Spirit of Artemis aircraft from Farnborough, Hampshire, in October. She retraced pioneer Amy Johnson’s 1930 flight, flying over 23 countries and making some 50 […]

Image Released of the Istanbul New Airport

Reading Time: < 1 minute A tower in the shape of a giant tulip will become the iconic symbol of the new 10.2 billion euros ($11 billion) Istanbul New Airport, which set to be opened in the spring of 2018. As part of an international competition to build the future air traffic control tower, the operating consortium IGA selected the […]

Aeros Flight Training and Global ATS Offer New ATCOs Pilot Training

Reading Time: < 1 minute Aeros Flight Training has entered into a partnership agreement with Global ATS (Air Training Services) to provide flight training for trainee air traffic controllers. The training programme, which began in December 2015, will be provided by Aeros at Gloucestershire Airport. “The programme calls for batches of trainees to go through a range of our pilot […]

EASA Opinion on AIR OPS Balloons Published

Reading Time: < 1 minute EASA published draft revised European operational rules for balloons. This activity was conducted in the context of the EASA General Aviation Road Map which represents a change towards more proportionate and simpler rules for General Aviation. At present, the operational rules for balloons are integrated into Regulation 965/2012 which concerns air operations for all aircraft, […]