Category: US & Canada

FAA To Award $290.6 Million In Airport Infrastructure Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $ 290.6 million in airport infrastructure grants to 105 airports in 38 states across the United States as part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The airport grant program funds various types of airport infrastructure projects, including runways, taxiways, and airport […]

Turkish Airlines Looking At Equity Investments In Asia

Turkish Airlines chief is looking at buying stakes in airlines across India, China and the US. Speaking to reporters last month, the airline’s CEO Ilker Ayci mentioned he is looking at investing in equity stakes in airlines as a way to offset potential shocks from growing protectionism. “We have grown organically so far, but politicians […]

Global Expansion Through Business Acquisition In Aviation: The Better Way?

To increase geographical presence, decrease competition, accelerate expansion – just a few reasons why companies choose business acquisition as an inorganic mode of expansion. With yearly worth of worldwide mergers and acquisitions topping €41 billion it’s only natural that increasing number of deals has been recorded and anticipated in the aviation industry as well. With […]

Last Middle East Airline Cleared From Laptop Ban

The TSA has said Saudia Airlines passengers flying from Jeddah to the US can use laptops on board, clearing it the last remaining Middle East airline to be affected by the laptop ban. The notice applies only to passengers flying from Jeddah airport the TSA clarified on Twitter; there is no notification concerning passengers flying […]

United Defers First Four A350s

United Airlines has deferred its first four Airbus A350-1000 deliveries, as it continues to consider alternatives to the aircraft. The Chicago-based carrier says the deliveries have been moved “out of 2018”, in a quarterly earnings statement today. It does not say when the A350s will be delivered. It remains unclear whether United will take the […]

Plane Stuck In The Mud After Asheville Flight Uses Wrong Taxiway

A plane at the Asheville Regional Airport got stuck in mud after landing Sunday.   Airport officials say 106 people were on Delta flight 2492, which was traveling from Atlanta. Airport officials said that around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night the pilot was taxiing and tried to use a taxiway connector that is under construction when […]

5 Airports Prove to Be the Best in the World

Air travel is no longer a luxury commodity – on the contrary, it proves to be as indispensable to everyday life as medicine or telecommunications. Apart from occupying a pivotal role in the social development, aviation also brings enormous benefits to modern economies by unlocking their potential for more profitable trade and tourism. Without a […]

UPS Adds 400 Dangerous Goods To Fly List Due To Demand

UPS has announced it is ready to handle a wider range of higher-risk goods with the addition of 400 ‘dangerous’ commodities onto its fly-list for its global air network. The express giant has also increased the size of allowable shipments. The newly added items include chemicals to clean laboratory equipment, paint, compressed gases, adhesives and […]

Embraer Flies First Legacy 500 Assembled In Florida

Embraer has flown the first Legacy 500 jet assembled in Melbourne, Florida, completing the company’s efforts to set up final assembly operations outside of Brazil. The Legacy 500’s first flight from Melbourne comes only after the smaller Legacy 450 made a debut flight from the same facility. Embraer also continues to assemble and deliver Legacy […]

DOT Tentatively Approves Norwegian UK Air Permit

The US has tentatively granted low cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian UK a foreign air permit, saying it sees no persuasive basis to deny the application. The tentative go-ahead from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) comes more than 18 months after Norwegian filed its application in December 2015. The application was met with considerable opposition […]