Monthly Archives: January 2020

FC Bayern München Conclude Successful Winter Training Camp in Qatar

Qatar Airways is sponsor of the five-time European champions and the German football champions held their winter training in Doha for the tenth consecutive year. FC Bayern München men’s senior team spent last week in Qatar at their annual winter training camp. The German champions were based at the Aspire Academy in Doha from 4 […]

Airbus demonstrates first fully automatic vision-based take-off

Airbus has successfully performed the first fully automatic vision-based take-off using an Airbus Family test aircraft at Toulouse-Blagnac airport. The test crew comprising of two pilots, two flight test engineers and a test flight engineer took off initially at around 10h15 on 18 December and conducted a total of 8 take-offs over a period of […]

Spirit Airlines Speeds Up Trips at LaGuardia, Rolls Out First Automated Self-Bag Drop in Tri-State Area

Spirit Airlines delivered an industry-first on Tuesday for the New York City metropolitan area. As part of its multi-year Invest in the Guest initiative, the airline unveiled an automated and expedited self-bag drop for processing checked luggage at its ticket counter at LaGuardia Airport. Spirit partnered with Materna Intelligent Passenger Solutions (IPS) North America, a […]

British Airways to Refresh Lounges in Chicago, Edinburgh and Berlin

Customer to benefit from more relaxing atmosphere, extra charging points, and new interactive welcome Lounges to be refreshed as part of £6.5bn investment for customers British Airways has today announced it is refreshing its First and Club lounges at Chicago O’Hare Airport, as well as revealing more details on its lounge improvements at Edinburgh and […]

Air Canada Celebrates the Arrival of its First Airbus A220

Canadian-built aircraft unveiled at the airline’s Montreal headquarters First commercial flight departs Montreal for Calgary January 16, offering customers a modern, spacious new cabin interior A220 technology reduces fuel consumption by 20 per cent per seat Air Canada yesterday unveiled the newest member of its fleet, the Airbus A220-300, before employees and special guests at […]

Delta Flight 89 Returns to LAX Reporting Engine Issue

Delta Airlines Flight 89 from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) returned to LAX shortly after takeoff after experiencing engine issues. The plane reportedly dumped its fuel over several schools before it made its emergency landing. The BBC reported that at least 60 people, mostly children, were treated for skin […]

Air France inaugurates its new lounge at Paris-Orly 3

As from 16 January 2020, Air France is inviting its Business customers and Flying Blue Elite Plus members to discover its new lounge dedicated to long-haul flights departing from terminal 3 at Paris-Orly airport. An area spanning 720 sq. m synonymous with elegance, refinement and tranquillity has been exclusively designed for customers travelling to Cayenne […]

British Airways Appointed Official Airline Partner of Team GB and ParalympicsGB

British Airways has been appointed the official airline partner of Team GB and ParalympicsGB ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. The airline will fly hundreds of athletes and support team, along with their equipment to and from the Games as part of the partnership. British Airways has been supporting British […]

Calhoun Begins Role as Boeing President and CEO

David L. Calhoun today assumed the role of president and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company. “With deep industry experience and a proven track record of performance, Dave is the right leader to navigate Boeing through this challenging time in our 104-year legacy,” said Lawrence W. Kellner, chairman of the Boeing Board of Directors. […]