Monthly Archives: November 2016

Malaysia Airlines to create Hajj-oriented carrier

On the 30th of November, Malaysia Airlines announced that it was on the verge of creating a new carrier that will fly Muslim pilgrims to Mecca on the six Airbus A380 superjumbos belonging to the company. The airline stated that it was already carrying pilgrims to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ant that it could […]

LOT Polish Airlines Set Record Taking As Many As 5 Million Passengers From The Beginning Of 2016!

LOT Polish Airlines has taken on board of its aircraft a total of 5 million passengers from the beginning of 2016! This outstanding number is a record in the history of LOT Polish Airlines and the result of intensive development of the carrier – only this year, LOT introduced 23 new connections. All LOT passengers […]

Boeing Response to WTO Ruling on Washington State Tax Incentives

The World Trade Organization (WTO) rejected virtually all of the European Union’s challenges to the Washington state tax incentives. In the case, the EU challenged seven different state tax incentives. The WTO rejected entirely the EU’s challenge to six of the seven incentives and rejected most of the challenge to the seventh. The WTO held […]

RAKDCA celebrates National Day in great splendour

Ras Al Khaimah’s Department of Civil Aviation (RAKDCA) held a celebratory event with great pomp and show to celebrate the 45th National Day of the UAE at the Civil Aviation Department premises. Presided over by His Excellency Engr. Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman, Department of Civil Aviation, Ras Al Khaimah, the […]

WTO: Tax cut for Boeing is unlawful

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Panel (DS487) has concluded the European Union request for consultations with the United States with respect to conditional tax incentives established by the State of Washington in relation to the development, manufacture, and sale of large civil aircraft. WTO found that the tax incentives given by Washington State government in […]

Plane with 81 on board crashes in Colombia

A chartered aircraft with 81 people on board, including a Brazilian first division soccer team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has crashed on its way to Medellin’s international airport. Aviation authorities said there are reports of at least six survivors. “It’s a tragedy of huge proportions,” Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez told Blu […]

Mubadala and HNA Group Announce Expanded Collaboration

Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi investment and development company, and HNA Group, a global Fortune 500 company focused on Tourism, Logistics, and Financial Services, today announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) regarding expanded investment collaboration between the two organizations. Following a series of senior leadership meetings in Abu Dhabi, Mubadala and HNA […]

Flybe Announces Opening Of First European Base In Dusseldorf

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has announced plans to open its first European crew base on 1st February 2017 having secured an agreement with Dusseldorf Airport. Germany is becoming an increasingly important market for Flybe, which now offers six routes to Dusseldorf. These are from Birmingham, Cardiff, Doncaster Sheffield, Manchester and Southampton with the latest […]

First A350-1000 takes its maiden flight in France

The first A350-1000 took off on the 24th of November 2016 morning for its maiden flight at Blagnac in Toulouse, France at 10.42 AM local time. The A350-1000 is Airbus’ largest and most powerful twin-engined airliner, equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 turbofans. The crew in the cockpit on board this flight comprise Hugues Van Der […]

British Airways launches its own brand of gin

British Airways is introducing its very own exclusive brand of gin for premium customers. From November 23, the specially made tipple – British Airways Gin – will only be served to the airline’s First customers, from the bar of the prestigious Concorde Room at Heathrow’s Terminal 5. It has been blended for British Airways following […]