Monthly Archives: April 2017

Lufthansa Group reports best first quarter earnings since 2008

Lufthansa Group has reported adjusted EBIT of €25 million, up €78 million from last year, for the first quarter of 2017. The earnings improvement was driven by service companies Lufthansa Techno and Lufthansa Cargo. Revenue at the German group was up 11.2 per cent to €7.7 billion. The increase was achieved through consolidation of Brussels […]

CargoLogicAir strengthens executive team with Technical Director and CFO appointments

British all-cargo airline, CargoLogicAir (CLA), has announced two new appointments to its executive team. John Nicholas has joined the airline as Technical Director. A qualified aircraft engineer, he began his career in 1982 as an Aeronautical Airframe/Engine Technician with British Airways. In 1992, he joined Caledonian Airways as Technical Services Engineer before rejoining British Airways […]

Boeing a step away from launching 737 MAX 10X

Boeing is close to launching an enlarged variant of the 737 in two months after solving a problem with the design of the aircraft’s landing gear. Several sources quoted by Reuters have revealed that the solution would not increase the cost per unit and would not trigger delays. As 737 MAX 10X will be longer […]

Huge explosion rocks Damascus airport

This morning a massive explosion has shaken the area surrounding Damascus International Airport (DAM), according to Syrian and international media. Syria’s Al-Mayadeen TV channel reports that the blast had caused a fire in close proximity to Damascus International Airport. The cause of the explosion is still not known. Videos from the area have instantly emerged […]

Rolls-Royce wins $300M order from Lion Group

Rolls-Royce has announced that it has won a $300 million order from Indonesia-based Lion Group for Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to power three new Airbus A330 aircraft, supported by Rolls-Royce’s engine service, TotalCare. The Lion Group already operates three of the aircraft, all powered by the Trent 700 engine. Edward Sirait, CEO of Lion Group, […]

Alitalia future uncertain after workers reject deal

Alitalia, the flag carrier of Italy, is facing an uncertain future after its workers revolted against an agreement inked several weeks ago between the company and its unions. The controversial deal involved cutting salaries and positions. According to the deal, headcount was supposed to be reduced by up to 2,000 permanent and temporary roles in […]

SriLankan Airlines further enhances service excellence for passengers of all airlines at BIA

SriLankan Airlines further enhanced its customer service capabilities with more specialized training for its airport service staff at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) to serve passengers of all airlines even better. SriLankan Airlines (www.srilankan.com) is the sole airport ground handler for all airlines that operate to BIA in Colombo, where it annually handles nearly 9 million […]

C919 completes final ground test, closer to first flight

China’s homegrown commercial jet COMAC C919 has completed a series of high-speed taxi tests which bring the much-anticipated commercial jet closer to its maiden flight. The first test was taken on April 16, 2017, and the fourth test was performed on April 23, 2017, at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). According to CNN Money, the […]

Norwegian Dreamliners to serve London – Singapore route

Norwegian LCC Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) announced that it will launch new low-cost non-stop services connecting London Gatwick (LGW) and Singapore Changi (SIN) on September 28, 2017. It will use a 344-seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in a two-class configuration offering economy and premium cabins. The airline will initially fly four times per week, with […]

JAL deploys robots to help passengers with their luggage

Airline operator Japan Airlines (JAL) has begun trialing the use of automated robots to carry passengers’ luggage in the domestic terminal at Fukuoka Airport in Japan. The Omron LD Mobile Robot is a self-navigating autonomous intelligent vehicle (AIV) designed for moving materials in challenging environments such as confined passageways and busy public locations. The AIV […]