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RAF Jets Scrambled To Intercept Russian Bombers

Reading Time: < 1 minute RAF combat aircraft have been scrambled after reports Russian bombers were heading towards UK airspace. The Typhoon jets were dispatched from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire on Wednesday afternoon following the security alert. An RAF spokesman said the situation was “on-going” and was not uncommon.  “We have Typhoons up on a quick reaction alert. The situation is […]

Philippine Airlines Finally Selects Airbus

Reading Time: 2 minutes On the heels of the Singapore Airshow, Philippine Airlines (PAL) decided to order six Airbus A350-900 aircraft.  The deal is valued at $1.85 billion and the first aircraft will be delivered in 2018.   Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer Fabrice Brégier expressed pleasure at the flag carrier’s decision to go with their aircraft. He […]

Vietjet and Airbus To Establish A320 Flight & Maintenance Training Services

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has signed an agreement to provide flight and maintenance training services to Vietjet in Ho Chi Minh City. With this agreement, Vietjet‘s flight training centre will host an Airbus A320 Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) to conduct flight crew training for its A320 family fleet. In addition, the agreement provides Maintenance training services via the Airbus […]

GOL Boeing 737-800 Damaged By Fire At Brasilia

Reading Time: < 1 minute The 737 received damage damaged by an engine fire during push-back at Brasilia Airport with 145 people on board. During push-back from the gate, flames were seen coming out of the right engine (CFM56) exhaust pipe. The heat of the fire resulted in unspecified heat damage to the right fire of the fuselage leaving at least […]

EASA and Ukraine Extend Cooperation On Air Traffic Management

Reading Time: < 1 minute EASA and the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine (SAAU) concluded a new Working Arrangement (WA) on 18 January 2016. While being a step forward in EASA-SAAU relations, the new WA will also facilitate preparations for the implementation of the envisaged EU-Ukraine Common Aviation Area Agreement. The WA ensures the facilitated certification of EU and Ukrainian […]

Airways Aviation Opens Two New Schools in Asia-Pacific

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airways Aviation will open a further two foundation schools in Asia in March 2016; one in Taiwan and one in Bangladesh, bringing the total number of its foundation schools to 16. According to the trainer, there are plans for 30 more in coming 18 months. The ATO has also recently announced that its Gold Coast-based […]

Aerolease Aviation signs LOI with Mitsubishi Aircraft

Reading Time: 3 minutes Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Aerolease Aviation, LLC, an aircraft leasing company based in the United States, announced today that they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for an order of ten firm MRJ90 aircraft with an option to an additional ten MRJ90 aircraft. Based on this LOI, both companies will move forward to conclude […]

South Carolina Delivers 100th Boeing 787 to American Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute South Carolina marked a milestone on 16th of February, with the delivery of the 100th airplane built at the North Charleston site. The airplane, a 787-8, was delivered to American Airlines in front of hundreds of Boeing South Carolina teammates. “Reaching this milestone is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire […]

Turkish Airlines’ Success Becomes Case Study at Harvard

Reading Time: 3 minutes Europe’s leading carrier Turkish Airlines’ success has become a case study at one of the world’s most prestigious collegial institutions — Harvard Business School (HBS). The case study called “Turkish Airlines: Widen Your World” explored the company’s transformation from a regional actor to a global powerhouse in the international aviation industry, and discussed its fast […]

Dublin Airport to Create Over 200 New Jobs With Ground Handling Expansion

Reading Time: < 1 minute Some 200 new positions are to be created at Dublin Airport by ground handling service Swissport. Swissport says its ground handling business at saw growth of 23% last year – and is expected to grow by a further 10% in 2016. The company is recruiting staff for over 200 new positions in the areas of […]