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Japan Airlines takes delivery of first Airbus A350 XWB

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 15:09

Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL. The milestone ... Read More

Vietjet launches direct Bali flight from Ho Chi Minh City

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 19:35

Vietjet officially launched its newest direct route, Ho Chi Minh City – Bali, connecting the largest city in Vietnam to one of the world’s most famous holiday destinations just in ... Read More

Seven tourists drown as Danube sightseeing boat collides with another ship, sinks in Budapest

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 23:10

A tourist boat with dozens of people on board has collided with another vessel and capsized on the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary. There were at least 34 people on ... Read More

Maritime security the Seychelles way

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 25, 2019 02:42

Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation, and proactive measures to protect its exclusive economic zone. As the ... Read More

European pilots: Before Boeing’s MAX returns, we need answers and transparency

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 16:20

Regulators from across the globe are meeting today in Texas (USA), to discuss a possible return to service of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX. The FAA is currently reviewing Boeing’s ... Read More

New lawsuits filed against Boeing in Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 00:35

Additional wrongful death lawsuits in the crash of the Boeing 737-8 MAX, operated as Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, were filed in Chicago, IL, in the deaths of Virginia Chimenti, originally ... Read More

Burning Superjet-100 plane crash-lands at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 5, 2019 16:48

Russian pilots landed a flaming Superjet-100 aircraft at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, after an in-flight emergency forced a crash landing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkwBukD3nQs Aeroflot Flight SU1492 declared an emergency shortly after departing Sheremetyevo ... Read More

Two federal wrongful death lawsuits filed against Boeing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 4, 2019 17:15

Two federal wrongful death lawsuits were filed on May 2 in Chicago, IL by the law firm Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, along with co-counsel Power Rogers & Smith LLP, on ... Read More

Fiji Airways to become A350 XWB operator

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- May 2, 2019 08:14

Fiji Airways has adopted the A350 XWB as part of its expansion plans to broaden its international network. Two A350-900s will be leased from Dubai based DAE Capital, making Fiji ... Read More

Allegiant announces new Senior Vice President, Flight Crew Operations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019 22:48

Allegiant has announced that Tracy Tulle has been appointed to the role of senior vice president, flight crew operations. Tulle, an industry veteran who has led Allegiant's in-flight services since ... Read More

Puerto Rico Tourism: Out with the old, in with the new

editor editor- April 25, 2019 00:44

“Since our inception last July, we hit the ground running to accelerate the tourism economy,” said Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico. “This brand campaign follows a strong publicity ... Read More

Dubai Runway closure: What is means for travel to or from DXB

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 15, 2019 07:32

With the Southern Runway revamp starting tomorrow at Dubai International Airport, Emirates has been working hard to implement measures to further maximise operational efficiencies at DXB and deliver a seamless ... Read More

Vietjet launches direct route between Hong Kong and Phu Quoc

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2019 17:30

Today in Hong Kong, Vietjet announced the commercial launch of a new route linking Hong Kong and Phu Quoc Island, one of Vietnam’s best loved beach destinations and its operation ... Read More

Boeing CEO: Safety is our responsibility, and we own it

editor editor- April 5, 2019 20:58

Boeing CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg issued the following statement in response to its 737 Max software, production: As we work closely with customers and global regulators to return the 737 ... Read More

Boeing releases statement in response to Ethiopian Airlines Boeing Max crash report

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019 16:19

Boeing issued the following statement regarding the release today of the preliminary investigation report of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 by the Ethiopian Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) on the Boeing Max ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines CEO believes in The New Spirit of Africa and pledges to work with Boeing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 25, 2019 07:53

Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines issued a statement today. He wrote: "It has been more than two weeks since the tragic crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302. The heartbreak for ... Read More

Boeing 737 MAX’s disasters could impair global Artificial Intelligence development

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 23, 2019 19:29

Two deadly crashes involving Boeing’s newest airplane in less than six months puts in jeopardy not only the credibility of the manufacturer, but also new technologies actively being pushed by ... Read More

Taiwan’s STARLUX Airlines orders 17 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2019 15:30

STARLUX Airlines of Taiwan has signed a firm order with Airbus for 17 widebody aircraft, comprising 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s. The new airline plans to deploy these aircraft on ... Read More

Swiss-Belhotel International appoints new General Manager for Swiss-Belinn Muscat

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2019 15:20

Swiss-Belhotel International has appointed Paul Uglesic as the General Manager for Swiss-Belinn Muscat in Oman. Paul has ten years of outstanding experience in the hospitality industry working with some of ... Read More

Why didn’t Boeing prevent the Boeing MAX 8 Crash of Ethiopian Airlines?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2019 20:00

A first result is out after the black box of ET 302 was examined by French aviation experts at  France's BEA air safety agency. 157 passengers died in the Ethiopian Airlines Crash on ... Read More

Search underway for missing plane heading from Tennessee to South Carolina

editor editor- March 15, 2019 20:18

Macon County Emergency Management agency reported that crews are searching for a plane that took off from Knoxville, Tennessee, but never reached its destination in Aiken, South Carolina. Macon County ... Read More

Lufthansa orders 20 additional Airbus A350-900 wide-body jets

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 16:12

Lufthansa Group, the biggest Airbus operator, has signed an order for 20 additional A350-900 wide-body aircraft, following a decision by the company’s supervisory board. This latest agreement brings Lufthansa Group’s ... Read More

Airline pilots and crew enduring high levels of fatigue

editor editor- March 6, 2019 02:08

A new study based on real-life operations of 24 airlines and carried out on behalf of the EU Commission and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) shows that night flights and ... Read More

European Commission: Critical flaws in airline employment practices

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 1, 2019 15:34

A long-awaited wake-up call to EU Member States and an Expert Group are the two essential elements of the EU Commission’s new plan to prevent social abuses in aviation. Published ... Read More

183 passengers trapped on Amtrak train, stranded in snow since Sunday

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 26, 2019 16:10

183 people remain trapped on the Los Angeles-bound Amtrak train in rural Oregon after the train struck a downed tree shortly before 6:20 p.m. Sunday. The train had left Seattle ... Read More

Tourists stranded 80 feet in the air for hours after SeaWorld Skyride malfunctions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019 17:35

Sixteen tourists were trapped 80 feet in the air when a SeaWorld San Diego ride malfunctioned, leaving them suspended for nearly four hours as rescue crews scrambled to free them. ... Read More

Buddhist World Peace Center Opens in USA

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 17, 2019 21:05

The Fernwood Hotel and Conference Center in Pennsylvania, USA has been transformed into a Buddhist ‘World Peace Center’. The new owners want this to be a place the community can enjoy again. The ... Read More

17 people dead, many injured in New Delhi hotel fire

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 12, 2019 20:03

In a major fire in New Delhi shoddily built budget hotel, at least 17 people have died and several others were injured. The blaze in the early hours of the ... Read More

Southwest Airlines: We hide our compliance issues under the Warrior Spirit

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 7, 2019 22:52

Just yesterday, eTurboNews reported about Boeing being speechless about the question of safety when flying on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 to Honolulu. Today, the Transport Workers of America union ... Read More

US Transportation Secretary to award FAA Astronaut Wings to Virgin Galactic pilots

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2019 23:35

On Thursday, February 7, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao will pin FAA Astronaut Wings on Virgin Galactic’s Space ShipTwo test pilots Mark “Forger” Stucky and Frederick “CJ” Sturckow in ... Read More

Wedding ends in tragedy in Peru after hotel wall collapses killing 15

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 27, 2019 17:20

At least 15 people were killed and 29 others were injured when wedding in the Peruvian city of Abancay has ended in tragedy after a wall of a hotel hosting ... Read More

Government of Canada investing in safety at Baie-Comeau Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2019 02:10

Canadians, tourists and businesses benefit from safe and well-maintained airports. From visiting friends and family, to travelling to medical appointments, or getting goods to market, we rely on our local ... Read More

Safe air travel in winter

editor editor- January 22, 2019 19:51

At Munich Airport over 600 employees work with special equipment to battle ice and snow during the winter. Read More

Ryanair pilots: New year, same threats

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2019 15:25

2018 was a pivotal year for Ryanair and its pilots and cabin crew, engaging in the previously unchartered territory of social dialogue. As negotiations on Collective Labor Agreements (CLAs) continue ... Read More

Air France junks Millennial-oriented Joon airline brand

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2019 20:30

Air France/KLM’s Joon - a Millennial-oriented airline brand, created to compete with the low-cost sector in Europe and long-haul, is to be axed just after one year. The project was ... Read More

Delta Air Lines enhances its anti-human trafficking campaign

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2019 16:30

In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Day on January 11, Delta Air Lines is hosting ‘Silence Breaker’ Terry Crews, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Polaris CEO Bradley Myles and trafficking ... Read More