Monthly Archives: May 2018

Turbulence in highest ranks: Airbus CFO follows CEO exit in 2019

On May 14, 2018, Airbus announced that its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Harald Wilhelm has decided to leave the company in 2019. The long-standing finance chief is following the footsteps of Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tom Enders. Will this create a vacuum in the top ranks of the European plane maker’s management? Announcing his […]

CargoLogicAir Helps Giro D’Italia Teams Make History

CargoLogicAir (CLA), the British all-cargo airline, helped to ensure competitors taking part in the historic 101st Giro d’Italia bike race reached the starting line on-time – in Israel! For the first time, the race has commenced outside of Italy with individual time trials for riders in Jerusalem. In total, CLA transported 1,263 pieces of cargo […]

Brussels Airlines pilots strike, flight cancellations expected

A few weeks after the LOT Polish Airlines staff walkout, European travellers will face another challenge, this time in Belgium. Having not found an agreement with the management over wages, worker unions of the flag carrier Brussels Airlines have scheduled a strike on May 14 and 16, 2018. Having submitted new wage proposals, airline management […]

WestJet unveils its Dreamliner ‘Spirit of Canada’ to the world

WestJet unveiled its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner livery, logo and cabin interior including the airline’s first-ever business class cabin on 8th May. The reveal is part of WestJet’s lead-up to the arrival of its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in early 2019.   “The introduction of Boeing’s 787-9 Dreamliner, a state-of-the-art aircraft, is the dawn of a new […]

AirAsia X and Safran Landing Systems inked MRO deal

AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail (centre left) and Safran Landing Systems Singapore Managing Director Shang Cheow Beng (centre right) announced the signing of a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) service contract for 24 Airbus A330 aircraft on 4th May. Also present were management team from both Safran and AirAsia X. The contract covers complete overhaul […]

AviaAM Leasing, Avion Express sign lease for two Airbus A321s

Avion Express signed a leasing agreement with AviaAM Leasing for two Airbus A321 aircraft. Under the operating lease agreement, Avion Express will operate the aircraft for the next 6 years. Both aircraft will operate for Thomas Cook Airlines during the summer season. The two A321 aircraft will join the 10 aircraft already leased out to […]

Air France survival is at stake, says French minister

In a consultative referendum, 55.44% of Air France employees refused the multi-year salary plan that was offered by the board. As he said he would do on April 20, 2018, Jean-Marc Janaillac, CEO of Air France-KLM since May 2016, resigned. On April 16, 2018, a draft wage agreement was presented to the unions. It offered […]

NTSB releases footage of Air Canada near-collision

In the beginning of July 2017, an Air Canada plane had a near-miss incident at San Francisco airport, when it started landing at the wrong pathway, where four other airplanes were queuing for take-off. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released among other documents the chilling footage showing how close the plane was from a tragedy. […]

Wizz Air UK Receives Air Operator’s Certificate and Operating License

Wizz Air UK Limited (“Wizz Air UK”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air”), one of Europe’s fastest growing airline groups, is pleased to announce that it has been granted an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and Operating Licence (OL) by the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority. Wizz Air UK, headquartered at London […]