Monthly Archives: June 2017

Rolls-Royce announces £150m investment in UK aerospace facilities

Rolls-Royce has announced a £150m investment in new and existing civil aerospace facilities in the UK to support the planned doubling of engine production and deliver on our record civil aerospace order book. The investment, which will be made over the next few years, is part of Rolls-Royce’s ongoing industrial transformation and will provide additional […]

Ryanair wants a huge chunk of troubled Alitalia

Ryanair – currently the largest European airline by number of passengers flown – has recently repeated its interest to buy the trouble-ridden Italian airline. However, the Irish have several important conditions that need to be fulfilled first – Alitalia must be restructured and Ryanair must possess the majority stake in the end. Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s […]

Emirates wins 13th consecutive World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award at Skytrax World Airline Awards 2017

Also clinches award for Best First Class Comfort Amenities. Emirates has won World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award for a record 13th year at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2017. The airline also picked up the award for Best First Class Comfort Amenities. The Skytrax World Airline Awards are considered a global benchmark of airline […]

Ransomware strikes Ukrainian airport and plane maker

An alarmingly modern and voracious virus wreaks havoc across the world, creeping its way into key business sectors, aviation not being an exception. Multiple companies in the US and Europe fell prey to the hacker, although Ukraine and Russia have suffered the biggest blow. Kiev’s Boryspil International Airport, Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer Antonov and Russian oil […]

Future of MC-21 revolves around Russian protectionist measures

During a recent meeting with ministers held in the city of Ulyanovsk, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev paid a great deal of attention to the expansion of MC-21 sales at home. The solution he suggests is simple albeit unconventional for today’s market economies – create favorable conditions for domestic airlines to buy indigenous planes, thus […]

Delta and Korean Air create trans-Pacific joint venture

Delta Air Lines and Korean Air have reached an agreement to create a trans-Pacific joint venture, which would be offering an expanded network, same industry-leading products and service and a customer experience between the U.S. and Asia. The joint venture will create a combined network serving more than 290 destinations in the Americas and more […]

Struggling Air Berlin refuses to apply for government guarantee

Despite all the financial problems, which the second largest Germany’s airline has faced in the previous years, as well as consideration to apply for a government guarantee, Air Berlin decided that such measure is not needed. ‘We had made a preliminary application for a surety as part of management’s pre-emptive strategy of investigating all restructuring […]

David Geer appointed Managing Director of Virgin Atlantic Cargo

David Geer has been appointed as Managing Director of Virgin Atlantic Cargo. David succeeds John Lloyd, who in May announced his decision to leave the airline after 30 years. John, who has headed Virgin Atlantic’s cargo division since 2000, officially steps down in August. David joined Virgin Atlantic in April 2012 as Head of Strategy […]

Brussels Airlines grows strongly in May

During the month of May, Brussels Airlines recorded a passenger growth of 18.9%. The seat load factor increased by 3.4 % and the transported cargo volume rose significantly as well. Last month, 839,320 passengers flew with Brussels Airlines. That is 133,572 or over 18.9% more than May 2016.  During the month of May last year […]