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American Airlines offering raises of up to 8 percent for pilots, flight attendants

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American Airlines is taking the rare step of offering a mid-contract raise to its roughly 37,000 pilots and flight attendants after months of simmering tensions about pay rates that lagged behind United and Delta airlines. The company said in a regulatory filing Wednesday that it plans to increase pay rates for flight attendants by an average of about 5 percent, while pilots would see an average bump of 8 percent. (www.airlineboarding.net) Ещё...

Qantas eyes non-stop Boeing 787 flights to Paris, Rome, Berlin

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Qantas has pegged Paris, Rome and Berlin as the next non-stop routes for the airline's Boeing 787 network, following the launch of direct Perth-London flights in March 2018. (www.ausbt.com.au) Ещё...

Qantas to axe Melbourne-London Airbus A380 flights

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Qantas will axe its Melbourne-Dubai-London Airbus A380 flights from March 24, 2018 in favour of the airline's new Melbourne-Perth-London Boeing 787 service. (www.ausbt.com.au) Ещё...

FAA and Aireon Announce Space-Based ADS-B Flight Test Success

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The FAA and Aireon today announced a successful flight test of space-based ADS-B, collecting ADS-B data to be used as part of a larger validation effort exploring the new system’s capability from low-earth orbit. The flight took place on Thursday, March 30, 2017, utilizing the FAA’s specially equipped “flying laboratory” Bombardier jet with three Aireon payloads available to receive data. A total of 2,462 ADS-B messages were received and decoded providing comparable data to that of terrestrial… (aireon.com) Ещё...

Lockheed Flies Fury UAS

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA -- Lockheed Martin's advanced tactical Group 3 unmanned aerial system (UAS), Fury, is regularly flying long-range endurance test missions as the company prepares it for low-rate production. (www.ien.com) Ещё...

Qantas' non-stop Australia-London Boeing 787 flights on sale, launching March 24 2018

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Tickets for the world's longest Boeing 787 flight – a 14,498km trek will take around 17 hours between the WA capital Perth and London – go on sale today, but Qantas says passengers will pay a premium compared to one-stop flights via Dubai. (www.ausbt.com.au) Ещё...

WOW Air takes delivery of first Airbus A320neo

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Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW Air has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, sourced from US lessor Air Lease Corp. (ALC). “The new aircraft is the Icelandic airline’s 13th in a rapidly expanding, all-Airbus fleet and will be deployed on WOW Air’s routes to Europe and North America as of May 3,” the carrier said. (atwonline.com) Ещё...

Delta Passenger Kicked Off Flight After Urgent Trip to the Restroom

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The way Kima Hamilton sees it, his urgent need to visit the restroom as a Milwaukee-bound Delta jet awaited takeoff was a misunderstanding blown all out of proportion. In fellow passenger Krista Rosolino's view, it was outrageous that Hamilton was kicked off the flight and that everyone else was forced to exit the plane when it returned to the gate in Atlanta. She took to social media to defend this man she didn't know. (www.jsonline.com) Ещё...

United Airlines Faces Questions Over Death of Giant Rabbit

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Less than three weeks after a passenger was dragged off a United Airlines flight at the Chicago airport, the carrier found itself facing another public relations fiasco on Wednesday after a three-foot-long rabbit died on a flight from Britain... (www.aviationfigures.com) Ещё...

Etihad to Discontinue A380 Service from Melbourne and Add Double to Sydney Route

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Yesterday Etihad announced that they will discontinue A380 daily services from Melbourne to Abu Dhabi as of the 29th of Oct 2017. On April the 25th the brand then went on to announce they would be moving the A380 to Sydney, making all Sydney flights to Abu Dhabi serviced by the A380. This decision comes less than a year since the brand opened their updated lounge in Melbourne. (www.airlineinfo.in) Ещё...

British Airways plans $65mm renovation at JFK Airport

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What will $65 million in improvements look like in Terminal 7 at JFK Airport in New York City? British Airways is set to invest heavily in its operations there and wants the new terminal to look and feel something more like the new First Wing at Heathrow Terminal 5 which just opened for service. The company released a video this morning with some renderings of what the new space will look like. (www.airlineboarding.net) Ещё...