Category: Europe

Traffic At Paris Airports Down After Attacks

Reading Time: 2 minutes After the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France, which killed 130 people, it has now been revealed that despite early indications to the contrary, passenger traffic at the city’s two principal airports has fallen. “We are seeing an impact on traffic today, but it is too soon to say whether there is a longer-term trend,” […]

CAE Signs Pilot and Cabin Crew Training Contract with Vueling Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes CAE and Vueling Airlines, S.A. have concluded a new training services agreement. As part of this contract, a second A320 full-flight simulator will be relocated to CAE’s Barcelona training centre to further increase training capacity at this location. In addition, the CAE Barcelona centre will be extended to provide further classrooms and training facilities to […]

EASA Alleviates Rules for Single-Engined Turbine Aeroplanes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Opinion 06/2015: Commercial air transport aeroplane operations at night or in IMC using single-engined turbine aeroplanes – CAT SET IMC Single-engined turbine aeroplanes (SET) are aeroplanes with one turboprop or one turbojet engine. They are currently only allowed to be flown commercially in daytime, with weather conditions allowing the pilot to fly the aeroplane with […]

Frankfurt Airport Monthly Record for Passenger Traffic

Reading Time: < 1 minute Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed 5.7 million passengers in the reporting month – growing by a noticeable 4.3% and setting a new October record. In comparison, the 2014 October statistics were influenced by Lufthansa’s two-day pilot strike. This was also reflected in October 2015 by the growth rates registered for aircraft movements and accumulated maximum takeoff […]

Wizz Air Renewed MRO Contracts with Lufthansa Technik

Reading Time: < 1 minute Eastern European low-cost carrier Wizz Air has renewed two eight-year MRO contracts with Lufthansa Technik Maintenance International (LTMI) and Lufthansa Technik Budapest (LTB) for line maintenance services on its fleets based in Romania, Slovakia and Hungary. Under the agreements, LTMI and LTB will provide a single point of contact for all line maintenance issues, preventive […]

Romania Hosts Airbus Production of New H215 Helicopter

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a ceremony held today by Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, and in the presence of Alexandru Nastase, Secretary of State, Airbus Helicopters set down the foundation stone of its new Romanian factory, established to assemble the latest helicopter to join the H Family of aircraft – the H215. The H215 is an evolution […]

European Parliament Urges Measures to Boost EU Aviation Sector

Reading Time: 2 minutes European Union (EU) lawmakers have called for a series of measures to improve the position of the EU air transport economy. The European Parliament in Brussels passed a resolution—428-149 (with 53 abstentions)—calling for a level playing field between airlines, while upholding high safety and social standards. The motion is intended to feed into the forthcoming […]

Etihad and Air France-KLM Expand MRO Cooperation

Reading Time: < 1 minute Etihad Airways has expanded its cooperation with Air France-KLM through a component maintenance agreement for its Boeing 777 fleet. The precise value of the 10-year deal was not given, although Etihad said it was worth several hundred million dollars and would start February 2016. It will give Etihad and its equity partners access to a […]

Portuguese Government Approves TAP Sale

Reading Time: 2 minutes The deal agreed back in June to sell a 61% stake in the country’s airline, TAP, to the American-Brazilian aviation tycoon David Neeleman and Portuguese bus company owner Humberto Pedrosa has been approved by the outgoing caretaker government, despite strong objections from the Socialist party. On Wednesday, just one day after the ousting of the […]

TAP Portugal Signs Major Airbus Order

Reading Time: < 1 minute Portuguese national carrier TAP Portugal has signed a firm order with Airbus for 53 aircraft from the European manufacturer, it announced Nov. 13. The deal will see TAP Portugal taking 14 A330-900neo plus 39 A320neo family models, consisting of 15 A320neos and 24 A321neos. The carrier is already an all-Airbus customer, with a current fleet […]