Monthly Archives: March 2018

Aegean Airlines signs MoU for up to 42 Airbus Α320neos

Aegean ‎Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for 20 A320neo and 10 A321neo aircraft. The order might increase even further – up to 42 new generation aircraft of the A320neo family. The deal is estimated to be worth $5 billion at list prices, making it “the largest private investment in Greece”, according […]

Vietnam: a thriving market for French aviation industry

The France, Toulouse-based, Airbus and the France, Paris-based Safran Group have signed separate deals with major Vietnamese airlines. French aviation industry relies heavily on the growing Vietnamese  market and is a privileged partner of the country’s airlines. On March 28, 2018, the French group Safran has signed a $6.5 billion Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with […]

IAG adopts new technology to reduce carbon emissions, save fuel

International Airlines Group (IAG) announced on March 20, 2018, it is partnering with Honeywell to introduce innovative technology to reduce carbon emissions and boost fuel savings. The airline group is aiming to enhance the efficiency of its entire fleet with the GoDirect Flight Efficiency and GoDirect Fuel Efficiency software. IAG – the parent company of […]

Visit Lecapell at Airport Interiors Expo 2018, Hamburg on 10-12th April

Leather is tactile elegance. Lecapell GmbH has worked exclusively in the processing and finishing of leather for the past three decades. Initially, we only manufactured products for the fashion and furniture industries, focusing primarily on high quality, fashionable aesthetics, and a pleasant feel. Our years of experience were invaluable when we later expanded into the […]

Brussels Airlines reveals Aerosmurf

7 months, 1415 submitted ideas and 14 painting days after the start of the Belgian Icon contest, Brussels Airlines’ fifth iconic plane is ready to carry out its Belgian colors around Europe and beyond. The Smurfs design by the Italian Marta Mascellani, chosen by the public, will represent Belgium on a Brussels Airlines A320 named […]

Qantas and Emirates hail reauthorization of alliance until 2023

The alliance between Australia’s Qantas Airways and the UAE, Dubai-based Emirates airline was reauthorized by an Australian regulatory body for a further five years, subject to the condition of addressing continuing competition concerns on the Sydney (Australia) – Christchurch (New Zealand) route. In separate press releases, both Qantas and Emirates have hailed the Australian Competition […]

Concorde successor’s first test flight in 2018

The Colorado-based startup company Boom Technology has announced that its XB-1 “Baby Boom” flight demonstrator would make its first flight in 2018. It could be the first supersonic commercial flight since the Concorde retired in 2003. The company has already attracted several buyers such as Virgin Galactic and Japan Airlines. The latter even invested $10 […]

Boeing 787 set to beat Airbus A330neo for American jet order

Airbus has lost a keenly fought contest with Boeing to sell wide-body jets to American Airlines, the plane maker says. Boeing is now set to supply its 787 Dreamliner to the U.S. carrier, beating Airbus pitch of A330neos. It is the latest blow to the European plane maker’s efforts to boost the sluggish A330neo sales. Discussions with American […]

Qantas starts history-making flight direct from Heathrow to Perth

Qantas’ first non-stop London to Perth took off yesterday, marking the start of the only direct air link between Europe and Australia – and the fastest way of travelling between the two countries. The history-making QF10, carrying more than 200 passengers and 16 crew, pushed back at Heathrow around 1pm yesterday afternoon and landed in […]

Air India makes first direct flight to Israel via Saudi airspace

The inaugural Air India flight from New Delhi, India, to Tel Aviv, Israel, made history when it flew over Saudi Arabia late on March 22, 2018, after the airline received permission to use Saudi airspace for the route earlier in the month, ending a 70-year-long overflight ban. The Air India Flight 139 took off from […]