Category: US & Canada

Emirates Group Announces Record Profits

Reading Time: 8 minutes Group records 28th consecutive year of profit, and new record profit of AED 8.2 billion (US$ 2.2 billion) Steady business growth in line with capacity increases, significant investment in the business at AED 17.3 billion (US$ 4.7 billion) Declares a dividend of AED 2.5 billion (US$ 681 million) to the Investment Corporation of Dubai. Emirates […]

TOP 12 World’s Busiest Passenger Airports In 2015

Reading Time: 3 minutes A few weeks ago Airports Council International (ACI) made their calculations and information updates about the world‘s busiest passenger airports in 2015. With the updated traffic results of the world’s biggest hubs it will be our pleasure to reveal TOP 12 busiest airports for passenger traffic in 2015. The definition of world’s busiest airport has […]

Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Cover Falls Off

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Delta flight from Atlanta to Chicago made an emergency landing at the Nashville International Airport following an engine-related issue, an airline spokesman said. Flight 765, carrying 109 passengers and a crew, landed in Nashville after one of the Boeing 717’s two engine’s outermost covering, or cowling, fell off on the aircraft’s starboard side during […]

The Transatlantic Market in Summer 2016

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Transatlantic market between North America and Europe is still the single largest intercontinental market in the world, and with dozens of airlines offering nonstop service on trans-Atlantic routes, it is also highly competitive. After 2012 and 2013 featured a tepid growth in the face of staunch capacity discipline for major U.S. airlines and financial […]

Purdue Becomes Tecnam Sales and Training Center

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Purdue Research Park Aerospace District in West Lafayette, Indiana, announced a partnership that will make the university a sales, maintenance and training center for Italy’s Tecnam, a maker of general aviation piston airplanes. “There is a tremendous challenge of pilot scarcity in U.S. aviation. One of our most important endeavors is to train and […]

Alaska Airlines With First FAA-Approved Flight Simulator

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last week, Alaska Airlines became the first commercial airline in the world to receive FAA certification of an enhanced full-stall model in a flight simulator, which helps pilots train to recognize and recover from a full aerodynamic stall. While this type of mid-air stall is extremely rare, simulator training helps pilots prepare for worst-case scenarios. […]

IATA: Moderating Demand Growth in March

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 5.3%, compared to the same month last year. Capacity grew slightly faster at 5.9% which pushed the average load factor down by half a percentage point to 79.6%. March performance shows […]

Boeing-Equipped Training Center Enhances Worldwide P-8A Maintenance

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has equipped the U.S. Navy’s new P-8 Maintenance Training Facility with a suite of realistic, interactive training systems, another key step in the service’s efforts to fully integrate the aircraft into the fleet. Based at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, the center allows the Navy to provide immersive training for those maintaining P-8A Poseidon aircraft […]

Air Canada And Avianica Brasil Announce Codeshare Agreement

Reading Time: < 1 minute Star Alliance partners Air Canada and Avianca Brasil announced yesterday they have implemented the first stage of a codeshare agreement. Initially, Air Canada will sell, in all its channels, tickets for flights operated by its partner Avianca Brasil under the AC code, significantly expanding its distribution in the local Brazilian market. The agreement includes flights […]

Allegiant Honors Entire Staff at Elementary School With Free Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Allegiant celebrated Teacher Appreciation Day today by giving away two round-trip tickets to every teacher and support staff member at Helen Herr Elementary School in Las Vegas. Allegiant worked with Clark County School District personnel to plan a surprise evacuation drill at the local elementary school, after which airline representatives surprised more than 70 unsuspecting […]