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Boeing delivers first BBJ MAX private jet to market

Boeing Business Jets has delivered the first BBJ MAX airplane to a customer the company announced at the National Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition. The aircraft is scheduled to fly to an interior finishing centre. “We are excited to begin delivering a longer-range and more capable version of the world’s most popular business jetliner,” said […]

Civil Aviation Authority releases new hidden disability guidelines to airlines

The Civil Aviation Authority has published new industry guidance on assisting passengers with hidden disabilities. The guidance to airlines follows similar advice given to airports in 2016 and has been formulated in association with disability groups. Acknowledging existing good practice by some carriers, the CAA expects to see passengers with hidden disabilities treated with an […]

Volga-Dnepr Airlines among the first to respond to devastating tsunami and earthquake in Sulawesi with delivery of 29 tons of vital equipment

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered generators and a water purification system to Indonesia to support the international humanitarian mission dealing with the cataclysmic aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi Island at the end of September 2018. The flight was performed by one of Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ modernised IL-76TD-90VD freighters from Châlon Vatry Airport in […]

Chinese cargo airline Uni-top Airlines set to start operations between Kunming and Dubai

Chinese carrier Uni-top Airlines is planning to operate B747 freighter flight between Kunming in China and Dubai, according to Mr Yang Fan, Vice President of Uni-top Airlines. Addressing an air transport cooperation promotion conference held by Chinese Yunnan provincial delegation in Kempinski Hotel Mall of Emirates in Dubai, Mr Yang Fan said: “In order to […]

Knock Down Barriers Limiting Aviation’s Benefits

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for European transport leaders to eliminate the barriers which limit the contribution of the aviation industry to Europe’s competitiveness. “Two centuries ago, the Congress of Vienna agreed the borders of a new Europe. Today I call on Europe’s leaders, meeting in Vienna, to knock down barriers that limit […]

Aviation Marks Ten Years of Emissions Strategy, Reaffirms Carbon Commitments

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) joined air transport businesses and associations to reaffirm its commitment to a sustainable future as the aviation industry marked ten years since agreeing an ambitious joint strategy for reducing carbon emissions. “Ten years ago, the entire aviation sector committed to a joint strategy for carbon-neutral growth and to work […]

Virgin Atlantic partners with LanzaTech for sustainable fuel flight

The aviation industry has taken a step toward making commercially-viable sustainable aviation fuel a reality – thanks to a world first flight by Virgin Atlantic and LanzaTech, supported by long-term partner Boeing. The first batch of LanzaTech jet fuel was used on a commercial flight for the very first time – Virgin Atlantic’s VS16 flight […]

Malaysia Airlines partners with Amadeus for new chatbot

Malaysia Airlines has launched MHchat, a new feature which helps travellers’ book flights and pay through the popular social media app, Facebook Messenger. Jointly developed with Malaysia Airlines as its pilot customer, the Amadeus Chatbot for Airlines is a new solution designed to make it easier for travellers to book flights, retrieve bookings, and ask […]

Air Peace orders 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

Nigerian airline Air Peace ordered ten Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, the manufacturer announced on September 13, 2018. The deal could be worth approximately $1.17 billion at list prices. “Africa is a growing market for commercial airplanes and we are proud that airlines like Air Peace are selecting Boeing aircraft to be part of that […]