Category: Europe

FL Technics Signs CAMO Support Agreement with Somon Air

Reading Time: 2 minutes FL Technics, a global provider of one-stop-shop aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, is delighted to announce the signing of a 4-year long CAMO support agreement with Somon Air, the first private airline in Tajikistan. FL Technics will also provide the carrier with Engine Condition Monitoring services. Under the long-term agreement, FL Technics experts will […]

Promising Direction for Helicopter MROs

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Dubai Air last month proved a true fiasco for airplane manufacturers, as both Airbus and Boeing saw only one notable commercial deal of 30 aircraft placed by Vietnam carrier. On the vertical side of the industry, however, rotorcraft producers can for now rest assured about the immediate future simply because of the stable demand […]

Paris Attacks Cost Air France-KLM €50m in Lost Revenue

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France-KLM has said that the Paris attacks, in which 130 people were killed, led to a €50m ($54m; £36m) drop in revenues as trips were cancelled. However, the airline group said it expected the effect to have largely worn off by the end of December. The group said the attacks “significantly impacted” traffic to and […]

New Aviation Strategy for Europe

Reading Time: 4 minutes European transport commissioner Violeta Bulc has detailed Europe’s new aviation strategy, although some stakeholders have criticized its lack of deliverables. Marking the culmination a year’s work, Bulc unveiled the “Aviation Strategy for Europe” during a media briefing in Brussels Dec. 7. “The goal of the Aviation Strategy is to strengthen the entire EU [European Union] […]

TAP Adapts Christmas Melody Using Aircraft Noises

Reading Time: < 1 minute Inspired by the normal noises heard inside one of its A330s (the Pedro Teixeira) TAP has created a unique version of the Christmas classic, Jingle Bells, using aircraft sounds. The result is a video the company is today sharing with its clients via social networks. In addition to the aircraft, the protagonists are members of […]

EU Aviation Package – Aviation Deserves Ambition

Reading Time: 2 minutes The EU Commission’s long-awaited ‘Aviation Package’, published today, sends a positive signal by stressing that aviation is a “key enabler” of economic growth, job generation, and connectivity. Together with the proposed new regulatory framework for Drones and the revision of EASA’s Basic Regulation, this is an important step forward. However, the ‘strategy’ itself remains short […]

Norwegian Reports Passenger Growth in November

Reading Time: 2 minutes Norwegian carried close to 2 million customers in November, an increase of 11 per cent. Norwegian’s November traffic figures are characterised by growth on intercontinental and European routes. The load factor also increased this month – by 4.1 percentage points to 83 per cent compared to the same month last year. The November traffic figures […]

WikiLeaks: Turkey Planned Su-24 Downing Six Weeks Before the Incident?

Reading Time: 3 minutes The greatest secrets: the West has no people on the ground in Syria to take over the liberated territories; the Russians still seek partnership, Erdogan has bitten more than he can chew, and ISIS is a phantom, after all. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan planned to shoot down a Russian warplane engaged in Moscow’s anti-Daesh […]

Finnair Recruits 400 Pilots and Cabin Crew Members

Reading Time: < 1 minute Finnair prepares for growth in its long-haul traffic starting in 2016 and begins the biggest recruitment drive in the company’s history. In addition to the approximately 70 pilots and 130 cabin attendants recruited this year, the company is seeking to recruit 100 new pilots and 300 new cabin crew members. Some 50 people are also […]

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 […]