Monthly Archives: June 2018

Southwest Deadly Engine Failures Bring FAA Under Scrutiny

Southwest Airlines is still feeling the consequences of the deadly engine failure on April 17, 2018. In addition to lawsuits by eight passengers of the flight and one passenger’s husband, United States authority body has announced launching an investigation into the supervision of the carrier. The investigation references a similar incident with engine fan blade […]

Airbus warns UK government no-deal Brexit could see it leave

Airbus has published a risk assessment outlining the “urgent risks” to its business arising from the UK exiting the European Union without a withdrawal agreement. It states that the UK exiting the EU next year without a deal – therefore leaving both the single market and customs union immediately and without any agreed transition – […]

AirBridgeCargo Airlines awarded for outstanding contribution to the development of Dutch-Russian economic cooperation

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, one of the major international airfreight carriers, has received a RusPrix Award for its ‘outstanding contribution to the development of Dutch-Russian economic cooperation in the field of logistics and transport’. The award was presented during the annual RusPrix ceremony, which was held in Noordwijk aan Zee in the Netherlands on 15 June. The […]

Ready for the runway: Swoop unveils new uniforms prior to inaugural take off

Swoop – Canada’s new Low Cost Carrier – unveiled their official crew uniforms on June 14th and with only one week to go until Swoop’s June 20, 2018 inaugural flight from Hamilton, ON to Abbotsford, BC, the unveiling of the Swoop uniforms has been much anticipated. Swoop were officially granted its air operating certificate (AOC) […]

Airbus to help boost Côte d’Ivoire aviation

Airbus and the government of Côte d’Ivoire signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a framework of collaboration to support the development of the country’s aerospace industry, which has been identified as strategic for its economic development. Under the terms of the MoU, Airbus and the government of Côte d’Ivoire will explore channels of […]

Virgin Atlantic reveals £10m investment in new cabin design for A330-200 aircraft

Virgin Atlantic unveiled brand new interiors for their fleet of A330-200 aircraft earlier this month. The four aircraft will be retrofitted throughout with their popular Premium cabin, along with a new look and feel for Upper Class and a refreshed look for Economy. Due to roll out globally from November, customers travelling on Virgin Atlantic’s […]

European Commission removes Indonesian airlines from blacklist

The European Commission updated the EU Air Safety list on June 14, 2018, removing all airlines from Indonesia. Meanwhile, Eurocontrol deployed a system that automatically detects any banned aircraft entering the European Union airspace. The decision follows safety improvements from the country airlines. Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc declared: “I am particularly glad that after […]

Airbus and Bombardier in family ties with C Series deal

Airbus and Bombardier closed their C Series agreement after receiving the necessary approvals. The integration of the plane family in Airbus’ catalogue will become effective from July 1, 2018. Airbus is to acquire a majority stake in the Société en commandite Avions C Series (SCAS), a joint venture which was originally created by Bombardier and […]