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Norwegian Air to fly from Denver to Paris; fares start at $229 one way

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Norwegian Air is adding another U.S. route, revealing plans for non-stop service between Denver and Paris. Starting April 9, the fast-growing European discount carrier will fly two flights a week on Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The flights – which will operate on Mondays and Fridays – will connect Denver to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport. Norwegian is launching the route with economy class fares starting at $229 one way. (www.usatoday.com) Ещё...

United Airlines grounded a flight after passengers witness jet fuel gushing from the wing

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United Airlines was forced to cancel a Venice, Italy-bound flight after the plane suffered a massive fuel leak while waiting to take off at Newark Liberty International Airport. Video captured by a passenger on board the Boeing 767-300 shows fuel gushing from its left wing..... (www.businessinsider.com) Ещё...

Airbus claims successful test of unmanned aircraft

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Unmanned jet powered craft flies for 7 minutes, including take-off and landing. Concept plane is seen as crucial to developing unmanned flight. (www.airguideonline.com) Ещё...

Aeroflot Firms Order For 20 More Sukhoi Superjet 100s

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Russia’s Aeroflot has firmed orders for 20 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft July 18 at the MAKS Air Show. The agreement follows an MOU that was signed in January 2015. (atwonline.com) Ещё...

Air France Names Boost Airline ‘Joon’

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French Skyteam carrier Air France has christened its new lower-cost airline, which was previously known as the Boost project, as ‘Joon’ and named Jean-Michel Mathieu as CEO. (atwonline.com) Ещё...

Bombardier Inc. Wins US$1 Billion Contract, Debt Concerns Persist

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Bombardier Inc. (TSX: BBD.B) and privately-held CPB Contractors have been awarded US$1 billion contract by the Victorian Government to install high-tech railway signaling that could enable trains in Melbourne to run as little as two minutes apart. The high-capacity signaling technology will be installed on the Pakenham/Cranbourne and Sunbury lines, two of the city’s busiest railway corridors, which are due to be connected by the $11 billion Metro rail tunnel by 2026. (smallcappower.com) Ещё...

Airbus Takes on Stratasys 3D Printing for Serial Part Production

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At last month’s Paris Air Show, Stratasys made an important announcement indicating that 3Dprinting polymers were just about ready for prime time. With the release of a new configuration of a Fortus 900 3D printer and its ULTEM 9085 thermoplastic, fused deposition modeling (FDM) may now be capable of repeatable reliability to the extent that it can be qualified for production parts for use in aircraft. (www.engineering.com) Ещё...

US and Australia to fly hypersonic missiles

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The US has been working on hypersonic aircraft missiles that could fly at a mile per second.Australia joined the testing process to research and pilot weapons that are able to fly at least five times faster than the speed of sound. (www.airguideonline.com) Ещё...

Etihad abandons Swiss-based Etihad Regional arm in sale to Slovenia's Adria Airways

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In yet another retreat from its big-spending expansionist era, Etihad is pulling the plug on its upscale Swiss arm Etihad Regional, launched in early 2014 to attract Europe's well-heeled business travellers. (www.ausbt.com.au) Ещё...

IT'S WAR: United Airlines President Slams Frontier After $39 Ticket Announcement and Vows 'United Will Win'

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On Wednesday, United Airlines president Scott Kirby weighed in on Frontier Airlines' plan to double the number of its routes and return to a network business model. (www.businessinsider.com) Ещё...

Denver's On the Verge of Landing a Nonstop Flight to Another European City

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Denver’s run of landing new international flights may not be over just yet. Colorado Economic Development Commission members today approved the offering of as much as $500,000 in incentives to aid Denver officials in landing a nonstop flight to an unnamed European destination that they said would create an economic impact of some $12 million annually. (www.bizjournals.com) Ещё...

Brazil: Itapemirim Group assumes control of Passaredo

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According to Sidnei Piva, the decisive point to take control of Passaredo Airlines was the technical and operational quality of the airline... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Ещё...

Helicopter Carrying WWE Exec Makes Emergency Ocean Landing

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The son of World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon has been rescued unhurt from a helicopter that made an emergency landing in the ocean waters off New York. Shane McMahon was the passenger in the Robinson R 44 helicopter that came down in the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island’s Gilgo Beach late Wednesday morning. The red aircraft could be seen bobbing on its bright yellow pontoons as small boats circled. (sports.nbcsports.com) Ещё...

EasyJet's new airline is a clever but expensive response to Brexit

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There will now be three easyJets, all with a capital letter in the wrong place and all located in different places - one in the UK, one in Switzerland and now one in Austria. (news.sky.com) Ещё...

Airbus, Boeing Report June 2017 Commercial Aircraft Orders, Deliveries

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Boeing and Airbus delivered 75 and 64 commercial jets in June 2017, respectively, compared to 74 and 64 during the same month last year. This year to date, Boeing has delivered 352 jets (375 by this time last year), while Airbus has delivered 306 (298 in 2016). (www.defenceweb.co.za) Ещё...

Thanks to Climate Change, Heat Waves Will Keep Grounding Planes

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Last month, Phoenix enduring a blistering heat wave, with temperatures so high that airport officials had to cancel dozens of flights. The reason was two-fold. First off, some jet engines risk catching on fire in extreme heat. And when air gets hot, it expands and becomes less dense—so an airplane’s wings can’t generate enough lift to get off the ground. Planes either need to speed up during take-off or use a longer runway. (www.wired.com) Ещё...

Russia’s MC-21 and IL-114 Win New Orders at MAKS Air Show

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Russian-manufactured aircraft—the Irkut MC-21 and Ilyushin IL-114—won new orders on the second day of the MAKS Air Show in Moscow. (atwonline.com) Ещё...

Heroic pilot praised for narrowly avoiding a mid-air collision with an Emirates Airbus A380, saving up to 892 passengers

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A pilot has been commended for avoiding what would have been a fatal mid-air collision with another plane. Captain Captain Roberto Vallicelli, who was flying an Air Seychelles Airbus A330 over Mauritius, made a sharp turn in order to dodge an Emirates Airbus A380 - the world's largest passenger jet - which was headed straight into his path. (www.aviationfigure.com) Ещё...

Jeppesen charts available on ForeFlight mobile

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Access Jeppesen’s global library of departure, arrival, and terminal procedures. Also in this release: Logbook detail reports, import custom charts, and global Procedure Advisor. (foreflight.com) Ещё...

Expect longer delays at Canadian airports as new security measures for U.S.-bound flights come into effect

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Both Air Canada and WestJet are advising passengers to arrive at airports at least two hours prior to scheduled departures to allow for additional screening. (globalnews.ca) Ещё...

Tighter Electronics Screening Underway For Mexican Flights Into US

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Beginning Wednesday, passengers on all direct flights coming into the United States from Mexico can expect more stringent electronics screening at Mexican airports. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security informed the Mexican Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) that extra security screenings will be required for large electronic devices, such as laptops and tablets. Passengers traveling to the U.S. should arrive at the airport three hours before their flight due to the extra security… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Ещё...

United Airlines Posts $818 Million 2Q Net Profit

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United Airlines posted an $818 million net profit for the second quarter of 2017, a 39.1% increase over the Chicago-based airline’s $588 million net income in 2Q 2016. (atwonline.com) Ещё...

Delta to Expand Trans-Pacific Service With Nonstop Shanghai-Atlanta Flight

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Delta Air Lines is expanding in Asia with new service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport starting in July 2018. (news.delta.com) Ещё...

Thomas Cook Airlines Announce New Manchester to Seattle Route for Summer 2018

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Thomas Cook Airlines is today launching its long haul-flight programme for Summer 2018 and announcing a new route from Manchester to Seattle, USA from May next year. The addition of Seattle reinforces Thomas Cook Airlines’ position as the largest long-haul carrier from Manchester, serving more USA routes than any other airline. (thomascookairlinesuk-newsroom.condor.com) Ещё...

World’s Best Domestic Airline

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This has been a big year for airlines but not always in a good way. With increasing fees and seemingly constant stories of fights between passengers and staff, many airlines had to cope with exhausting challenges. (www.airguideonline.com) Ещё...

The data behind the search for MH370

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The Australian Government led search operations for the missing Boeing 777 aircraft operating Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The search involved the collection and analysis of large volumes of marine data from a remote area. The data obtained during the first phase of sea floor mapping is now available to the public. (geoscience-au.maps.arcgis.com) Ещё...

Check out Bombardier's next generation $73 million Global 7000 private jet

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On Monday, Bombardier confirmed that the first examples of its next generation Global 7000 private jet are undergoing final assembly at its factory near Toronto, Canada. Thus far, the Montreal-based airplane maker says its three Global 7000 test planes have conducted over 500 hours worth of flight testing. (www.businessinsider.com) Ещё...

Chorus Aviation announces agreements to acquire two Embraer 190 aircraft on lease to KLM Cityhopper and Aeromexico Connect

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Chorus Aviation Inc. announced agreements by Chorus Aviation Capital's subsidiaries to acquire two Embraer 190 aircraft. One of these aircraft is currently on lease to Dutch carrier KLM Cityhopper, a subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The other aircraft is currently on lease with Aerolitoral, S.A. de C.V. (d.b.a. Aeromexico Connect), a subsidiary of Aerovias de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (d.b.a. 'Aeromexico'). (www.traveldailynews.com) Ещё...

4 Bengaluru startups will work with Airbus to shape the future of aerospace

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Airbus offers commercial contracts to Neewee, eFlight, Symbosim and Stelae Technologies, says Indian startups ready to forge global partnerships. Global aircraft manufacturer Airbus has pulled off what other corporate accelerators in the manufacturing industry have not been able to. (yourstory.com) Ещё...

U.S. issues readjusted security directive to airlines

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a revised directive to airlines around the world in response to requests that it clarify aviation security measures scheduled to begin taking effect... (www.airguideonline.com) Ещё...

American Airlines dedicates Boeing 777 to 91-year-old mechanic for 75 years of service

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After 75 years with American Airlines, Azreil “Al” Blackman says he isn’t thinking about retirement. “That’s not my style,” he told ABC News. Based out of New York City his entire career, the 91-year-old aviation maintenance technician started off making 50 cents an hour as an apprentice in the sheet metal shop, when American was known as American Export Airlines. (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

New Yorker, 91, breaks airline mechanic record

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He started out as a 16-year-old apprentice on 50 cents an hour. Seventy-five years later Azriel Blackman holds the world record for having the longest airline mechanic career. He may not be as hands on as he once was, but the 91-year-old... (news.mb.com.ph) Ещё...

Aircraft debris found on island

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Aircraft incident investigators will be dispatched to retrieve and secure debris discovered on Farquhar, the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) said on Thursday. (www.seychellesnewsagency.com) Ещё...

Unusual spy plane

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The U.S. military, including the U.S. Coast Guard, has a long history of operating high-flying surveillance aircraft based on or otherwise derived from powered gliders. Recent pictures show U.S. special operators are at least training with one particularly rare type, the Grob G 520. (www.thedrive.com) Ещё...

Alaska Air CEO on replacing Virgin America's Airbus jets with Boeing jets

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As you know already, or probably now hearing. Alaska Airlines will be acquiring Virgin America in 2019. And now with all the Airbus A320 family aircraft acquired from Virgin America, just what Alaska Airlines are planning to do with them? The CEO of Alaska Airlines explains the future of the Airbus aircraft in the URL below. (www.bizjournals.com) Ещё...

Several IndiGo Airbus A320neos Sitting Idle Due to GTF Glitches

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Indian low-fare carrier IndiGo, one of Airbus’s biggest A320 family customers and the first A320neo operator in India and Asia, now has at least seven neos sitting idle following technical hitches with the airplanes’ Pratt & Whitney PW1100 geared turbofan engines. (airsoc.com) Ещё...

Boeing 737 MAX 10 Set to Reach New Heights

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During the June 19-25 Paris Air Show, Boeing unveiled the Boeing 737 MAX 10, the latest addition to the Boeing 737 family. So far, it has gained more than 360 orders from 16 clients globally, including more than 60 orders from the Chinese market, positioning customers in China as pivotal to Boeing's continued success in the aviation market. (www.globaltimes.cn) Ещё...

Iran-Airbus Deal Facing Financial Challenge

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Iran has failed so far to fully settle the financing issue of the purchased planes from Airbus and ATR, Ali Abedzadeh, Iran's deputy minister of roads and urban development, said. (www.aviationpros.com) Ещё...

Analyst: Emirates' Long-Awaited Boeing 787 Dreamliner Order a 'Done Deal'

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Emirates Airlines is getting closer to announcing a big order for Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliner as the carrier teams up with low-cost partner FlyDubai to expand regional service, according to an analyst's report Monday. (www.postandcourier.com) Ещё...

The Snowbirds Demonstration Team (431 Squadron) is a Canadian icon

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Canada Day on the Hill. Strap in with Snowbird 5 and join in the festivities in this interactive video! Don’t forget to look around! (www.facebook.com) Ещё...

Frontier Airlines Adds 21 New Destinations Out of Denver International Airport, Marking Renewed Focus on Home Hub

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Frontier Airlines announced an expansion of its network Tuesday — including 21 new destinations from Denver International Airport — and a fare sale to fill the seats. (www.denverpost.com) Ещё...

Hundreds of families STILL waiting for British Airways to pay out after IT glitch caused travel chaos

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HUNDREDS of disgruntled passengers have complained about delays in receiving compensation after a British Airways IT failure caused chaos for more than 75,000 travellers. British Airways’s computer meltdown across the Bank Holiday weekend in May left thousands of passengers stranded, facing huge delays or with lost luggage... (www.daviationnews.com) Ещё...

British Airways Has Finally Unveiled a New Safety Video and People are Still Unhappy 18th July 2017

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British Airways has finally released a new onboard safety video. The video, which will start appearing on British Airways flights from September 2017 is a world apart from the current animated production. Featuring Bafta and Emmy winning actor, Asim Chaudhry, as a loveable but slightly incompetent director, the video plays out through a series of 'auditions' for a new safety video. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Ещё...

Lufthansa Group Increases 2017 Profit Forecast

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The Lufthansa Group increased its profit forecast for 2017 as first-half preliminary figures showed adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) more than doubled to €1.04 billion ($1.2 billion) from €529 million in the year-ago period. First-half revenue increased 13% to €17 billion, up from €15 billion a year ago. (atwonline.com) Ещё...

Smartwings QS1482 A320 runway excursion at Bourgas

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Local weather at the time consisted of overcast skies and intense rainfall. After an apparent normal touchdown the aircraft veered to the right and left the concrete surface until it rolled across soft ground for a hundred meters until it came to a standstill with all undercarriage on soft soil. (www.jacdec.de) Ещё...

EASA and Singapore Partner on Airworthiness Certification

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have signed a “working arrangement on airworthiness certification” (WA-AC), agreeing to recognize one another’s certifications. (atwonline.com) Ещё...

Chorus Aviation Capital to Buy Embraer E190 Leases from KLM, Aeromexico

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Halifax-based Chorus Aviation Capital (CAC), the leasing arm of Chorus Aviation, will acquire two Embraer E190s with attached leases, the company said June 17, bringing in the first Embraer aircraft to the CAC portfolio. The aircraft, both three years old, will come from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ regional subsidiary KLM Cityhopper and from Aeromexico’s regional subsidiary Aeromexico Connect. (atwonline.com) Ещё...

Norwegian Performs First Transatlantic Boeing 737 MAX Flight

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Low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian has performed its first commercial transatlantic flights using the Boeing 737 MAX, with two aircraft now in revenue service. (atwonline.com) Ещё...