Monthly Archives: June 2016

Volga-Dnepr Airlines completes urgent cable spool delivery to offshore gas drilling vessel in Bulgaria

Volga-Dnepr Airlines was quick to respond to a customer’s request to move a 30-tonne shipment, including a 25-tonne cable spool, from Maastricht in the Netherlands to Varna, Bulgaria, to urgently replace failed equipment on the Noble Globetrotter II drilling vessel developing an offshore gas field. The entire contracting process took just three days from receiving […]

International Brazil Air Show foresees receiving 120 thousand visitors gathering 300 companies, and generating US $350 million in business

Directed to aviation industry, IBAS will be the biggest Brazilian event after the Summer Olympics and will have aircraft and equipment display, air shows and flight simulators The air sector contributes to 1.3% of Brazil’s GDP, in addition to being responsible for almost 1.6 million Jobs, including the tourism trade. The Brazilian companies have more […]

ATCA Stands with Istanbul

As air traffic management experts and lovers of aviation, the members and employees of the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) are deeply affected by the heinous events that took place this evening at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. As an association, ATCA will continue its mission to bring people together and advocate for the world’s safest form […]

Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: 36 dead and more than 140 hurt

A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport has killed 36 people and injured more than 140 others, officials say. Three attackers began shooting outside and inside the terminal late on Tuesday and blew themselves up after police fired at them, officials say. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said early signs suggested the so-called […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo awards GSA contract to VN Cargo Connect in Nigeria

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed VN Cargo Connect as its new general sales agency partner in Lagos, Nigeria. The airline operates daily Airbus A330 flights to and from Nigeria’s largest city and in 2016 celebrates 16 years of services between Lagos and London Heathrow. In support of the new Virgin Atlantic contract, VN Cargo Connect […]

Brussels Airlines registers slight passenger growth in May

In the month of May, Brussels Airlines recorded a light passenger growth of 4.2% compared to May 2015. The Seat Load Factor increased slightly. In May, 697,941 passengers flew with Brussels Airlines to a European, African or North American destination. That’s 28,091 more than the same period last year (+4.2%). The European network generated a […]

Bombardier creates $1bn C-Series aircraft partnership with Québec

Bombardier has entered into a definitive agreement for the $1 billion investment by the Government of Québec in a newly created limited partnership. It will be called the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (the “CSALP”), to which the assets, liabilities and obligations of the C Series aircraft program will be transferred. “We are grateful for […]

Steve Buckerfield joins Virgin Atlantic Cargo as Vice President Sales

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Steve Buckerfield as Vice President Sales. Steve started his career with Emery Worldwide in 1984, becoming Southern Area Sales Manager before moving into the airline cargo industry with American Airlines in 1990. He spent 14 years with the airline, ultimately holding the post of Managing Director Europe. In 2004, he […]

EasyJet urges prioritisation of UK access to EU market

UK budget carrier EasyJet is to concentrate on talks with European governments to ensure that its operations are not interrupted by the UK’s decision to break away from the European Union. The airline says its initial aim is to “accelerate” discussions with governments and regulators to make sure that the UK remains within the single […]

Boeing's deal with Iran to include broad range of jets

A provisional deal calling for Boeing to supply a total of 109 aircraft to Iran includes small and large jetliners worth $20.37 billion (£13.7 billion) at list prices, both sold directly and leased, two people with knowledge of the deal, including a senior Iranian official, said on Thursday. The deal, which is yet to be […]