Tag: global aviation

COVID-19 caused 77% collapse in global aviation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 2, 2020 16:22

The COVID-19 crisis has brought the aviation industry to its knees. This week (30th March – 5th April), international airline seat capacity fell to just 23% of what it was ... Read More

IATA thanks aviation regulators for flexibility, urges others to follow suit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2020 15:31

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators to provide flexibility to airlines and flight crew during the COVID-19 crisis. “Safety is the industry’s top priority. ... Read More

Philippines’ Cebu Pacific Air joins International Air Transport Association

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 18, 2019 17:15

Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific has joined the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), the trade association for the global airline industry. CEB is IATA’s largest member among Philippine carriers, comprising 44% ... Read More

IATA urges EU to support European aviation Green Deal

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2019 17:15

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) asked the European Union to support aviation’s energy transition to sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) as part of the bloc’s Green Deal, being launched tomorrow. ... Read More

IATA: Moderate slowdown in passenger demand growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 5, 2019 15:15

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for October 2019 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 3.4% compared to the ... Read More

Airbus Canada ‘pleased with union ratification vote by A220 workforce’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 15, 2019 18:05

Airbus Canada Limited Partnership is very pleased that its International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) unionized employees at Mirabel, Québec, have announced that they have ratified the proposed ... Read More

Air Partner awarded Managed Services contract by Airbus

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 18:10

Air Partner plc, the global aviation services group, announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract by Airbus, a leading aircraft manufacturer, for Managed Services. Air Partner’s Managed Services ... Read More

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to Host 76th IATA AGM in Amsterdam

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 2, 2019 07:06

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will host the 76th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, ... Read More

IATA sets trends for Global Aviation on Environment, Slots, Baggage Tracking, One ID and Disabled Passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 03:55

IATA's 75th Annual General Meeting in Seoul, South Korea passed five important resolutions setting the trend in the global aviation industry The International Air Transport Association (IATA) at their annual ... Read More

IATA forecast for global aviation in 2019 is not so good for reasons listed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 02:30

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a downgrade of its 2019 outlook for the global air transport industry to a $28 billion profit (from $35.5 billion forecasts in December ... Read More

Largest aircraft PDP financing project in global aviation in Asia signed

editor editor- May 28, 2019 20:03

A total of 17 banks were involved in the syndicated loan in the amount of US$840 million to finance part of Pre-Delivery Payment (PDP) for new CALC aircraft orders. CALC ... Read More

Air Partner’s Travel division celebrates 20th anniversary

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 17:49

The Travel division of Air Partner plc, the global aviation services group, is this month celebrating 20 years of organizing flights for groups travelling on scheduled airlines. During this time, ... Read More

Airbus and SAS Scandinavian Airlines sign hybrid and electric aircraft research agreement

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 16:40

Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SAS Scandinavian Airlines for hybrid and electric aircraft eco-system and infrastructure requirements research. The MoU was signed by Grazia Vittadini, Chief ... Read More

London Heathrow recorded its busiest ever April as the Easter getaway

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2019 08:40

Heathrow recorded its busiest ever April as the Easter getaway sent passenger numbers soaring, securing the airport its 30th month of consecutive growth Figures reveal the UK’s busiest airport welcomed ... Read More

Robert Binns named President of Air Wisconsin Airlines

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 00:10

Air Wisconsin Airlines announced that Robert (Rob) Binns has been appointed President of the airline. Rob will oversee all aspects of operations and performance initiatives for Air Wisconsin and will ... Read More

Air Partner appoints new Managing Director, Charter

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019 19:46

Air Partner, the global aviation services group, announced the appointment of Kevin Macnaughton as Managing Director, Charter, with immediate effect. Kevin is responsible for the development of the Charter division’s ... Read More

Turkish Airlines adds Marrakech to flight schedule

editor editor- April 16, 2019 02:15

Starting on April 15, Istanbul – Marrakech – Istanbul direct flights will be commenced five days of a week as Turkish Airlines reinforces its title of flying to more international ... Read More

The Great Move: Turkish Airlines moves to Istanbul Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 17:15

The biggest logistical operation in the world aviation history was held between 5 and 6 April 2019. In a total of 33 hours, 12 hours earlier than expected, all airlines ... Read More

Istanbul New Airport: First flight was to Ankara and a proud Turkish Nation is celebrating

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 6, 2019 14:06

The Great Move to Istanbul Airport concluded. A proud city, a proud country and a proud airline are celebrating today in Turkey. Turkish Airlines says that 10,000 pieces of equipment ... Read More

Easter School Holidays ring in busy travel season at Frankfurt Airport

editor editor- April 5, 2019 18:51

With the Easter holidays around the corner, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is preparing for this year’s first travel peak. Germany’s largest aviation hub expects to welcome up to 215,000 passengers daily ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines has a statement on preliminary crash report

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019 15:06

Ethiopian Airlines had a tragic year so far, but it appears without fault to the carrier. The preliminary report about ET 302 crash on March 10 came in and the ... 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 CEO Dennis Muilenburg finally is trying to get the record straight

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 19, 2019 02:14

One of the largest companies in the United States is responsible for tens of thousands of jobs and has been under serious attack by the global aviation industry after 2 ... Read More

Pierre Dominique Prümm joins Fraport Executive Board

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2019 16:30

In its meeting today (Thursday, March 14), Fraport AG’s supervisory board appointed Dr. Pierre Dominique Prümm to the company’s executive board, effective July 2019. Prümm will take over board responsibility ... Read More

“The Great Move” begins: Turkish Airlines is moving to its new home

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 11, 2019 20:15

The flag carrier airline Turkish Airlines is ready for the great change in Turkish aviation history. The great move to Istanbul Airport will begin on April 5 Friday night at ... Read More

Boeing 737 Max not safe? 2 Crashes, 62 airlines in danger?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 10:50

How safe is the brand new Boeing 737 Max 8? This a legitimate question to ask while search and rescue operations are in progress in Ethiopia after today's Ethiopian Airlines crash. Here ... Read More

Air Partner announces new offices in Houston and Singapore

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 21:05

Air Partner plc, the global aviation services group, announced the opening of two new offices in Houston, Texas, U.S., and Singapore, as it further extends its global reach to serve ... Read More

Fraport opens training center at Ljubljana Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 18:05

On March 6, Fraport AG inaugurated a €6 million training center for the Fraport Aviation Academy at Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia. This new training facility will allow the Fraport ... Read More

Sweden proposing ambitious aviation greenhouse gas emission reduction target

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 4, 2019 19:10

Sweden has an ambitious target of being fossil-free by 2045. As a part of the initiative, a proposal for decarbonizing aviation in Sweden was announced today, on 4 March. The ... Read More

European Union and Qatar finally signed a Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement (CATA)

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2019 14:19

The European Commission and the State of Qatar initialed today an aviation agreement, the first such agreement between the EU and a partner from the Gulf region. The agreement will ... Read More

How Qatar Airways Tackles Global Wildlife Crime

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2019 13:04

Qatar Airways has launched an industry-leading training programme focused on preventing illegal wildlife trafficking. The bespoke e-learning package, developed by Qatar Airways to enhance employee awareness regarding the illegal trafficking ... Read More

IATA: Airline industry showing continuing safety improvements

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 21, 2019 17:32

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2018 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continuing safety improvements over the long term, but an increase in ... Read More

Airlines from 28 EU states and Qatar now have unlimited access to their respective territories

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 17:25

Today, European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, Mrs. Violeta Bulc, announced that the European Union and the State of Qatar have concluded negotiations for a landmark Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement. ... Read More

Frankfurt Airport opens new Muslim prayer room in Terminal 2

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 15:12

Passengers, employees and visitors of the Muslim faith now have another place to pray and worship at Frankfurt Airport. Today (February 1), a new Muslim prayer room has opened in ... Read More

Global Investment in Aviation Summit to reshape aviation investment landscape

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2019 07:09

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is holding the Global Investment in Aviation Summit on 28-29 January 2019 at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City. GCAA will host more than ... Read More

Qatar Airways CEO addresses Global Aviation Summit in Mumbai

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2019 18:20

A Qatari delegation led by the Qatari Minister of Transport, H.E. Mr. Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, which also included the Chairman of Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority, H.E. Abdullah bin ... Read More