Monthly Archives: January 2018

Israeli airlines pull flights for lack of security personnel

A severe shortage of security personnel is forcing Israeli airlines to cancel several international flights, Haaretz news reports. Sun d’Or announced it was pulling three routes and Israir one for summer 2018. Such security impediments will make it difficult for Israeli airlines to keep up with increased air travel, particularly during the busy summer season. […]

High expectations for global aviation at Singapore Airshow 2018

The upcoming Singapore Airshow, Asia’s largest aerospace and defense show, which will take place February 6-11, 2018, promises an exciting look into what’s next for the global aviation industry. There are big things at stake for the global aerospace companies facing challenging times in the aviation industry. At the Airshow these companies will showcase a […]

Bombardier wins trade dispute against Boeing

On January 26, 2018, the International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled in favor of the Canadian plane maker Bombardier in a trade dispute initiated by U.S. rival Boeing. Both Bombardier and Delta Airlines immediately applaud the decision not to impose a 300% trade tax on Bombardier’s C Series jets imported to the United States. Boeing, however, […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo becomes first UK airline to approve CSafe RAP container for pharmaceutical and life science shipments

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is continuing to give customers a wider choice of pharma solutions by becoming the first UK airline to approve the use of CSafe’s new RAP container for temperature-sensitive life-enhancing healthcare products. Following its approval by both the U.S, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the unit has […]

Etihad chooses Boeing 777 over Airbus for cargo operations

Etihad grounded five Airbus 330 freighters and opted for all-Boeing freighter fleet. Reportedly, the grounded aircraft are to be replaced by Boeing 777Fs as part of the restructuring effort the Gulf carrier is currently undergoing. Etihad currently operates five Boeing 777 freighters. The grounded Airbus aircraft reportedly are going to be sold or leased, according […]

Scoot To Take Over SilkAir’s Langkawi, Pekanbaru and Kalibo Services

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines (SIA), will be transferring its services to Langkawi in Malaysia, Pekanbaru in Indonesia and Kalibo in the Philippines to Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of SIA. SilkAir’s last Langkawi, Pekanbaru and Kalibo services are scheduled for 8 April, 30 May and 28 June 2018 respectively. Currently, SilkAir flies three […]

Alitalia is up for sale, but who’s bidding?

After declaring bankruptcy in March 2017, the Italian flag carrier Alitalia is still on auction, struggling to find suitable bidders. Germany’s Lufthansa, British low-cost carrier EasyJet and U.S. private equity fund Cerberus are among companies that have already been named as potential buyers, while it appears that Air France-KLM prefers to bid incognito. The latest […]

Wizz Air to close its base in Prague

On January 23, Wizz Air announced the plans to close their Prague base on June 14. The Airbus A320 that is still based in the capital of the Czech Republic will be transferred to a new base in Vienna. Before leaving Prague, the carrier will close 6 of 9 destinations, performing flights only to London-Luton, […]

easyJet showcases its new Airbus A320neo at Bristol Airport

easyJet showcases its new Airbus A320neo at Bristol Airport and continues its decarbonisation strategy The A320neo aircraft provides 15% savings in CO2 emissions and a 50% noise reduction easyJet reaffirms its commitment to sustainable growth at Bristol Airport Airline posts further reduction in annual CO2 emissions easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, showcased the airbus A320neo at […]

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner approved for commercial service

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner is now clear for commercial service, as the company announced obtaining an approval by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). “We are pleased to have met the rigorous standards set forth by the FAA and are eager to bring the airplane to market for our valued customers,” said Brad Zaback, vice […]