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India’s IndiGo orders 30 Airbus A350 widebody aircraft

Source: Airbus A350, the aircraft of choice for IndiGo’s long-haul ambitions A320 Family has powered IndiGo’s expansion in domestic, regional markets IndiGo, India’s largest airline, has placed a firm order for 30 Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The order will help expand IndiGo’s international network to long-haul destinations. India, the world’s fastest growing major aviation market, is on the verge of an international travel boom as the economy grows and household incomes rise. The A350 is perfectly positioned to serve the country’s aspirations for long-range travel. The choice of the A350 is a reaffirmation of IndiGo’s continued trust in Airbus and is yet another validation of the aircraft as the undisputed leader in long-haul air travel. “Today’s historic moment marks a new [...]

2024-05-06T21:26:38+03:00May 6th, 2024|AROUND THE WORLD, MANUFACTURERS, News|

Emirates flies Real Madrid in style ahead of the Spanish Super Cup in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Source: Emirates Emirates, the world’s largest international airline and the Official Main Partner of Real Madrid, helped the iconic football club take to the skies in style and 'fly better' from Madrid to the Saudi capital on a specially planned charter flight, ahead of the Spanish Super Cup match. Onboard the special charter flight, Nacho Fernández, Eduardo Camavinga, Vini Jr., Luka Modric and other star players experienced bespoke inflight services to rest and recharge ahead of the match. A customized menu for the club featured creative culinary delights inspired by their trip. Specially branded touchpoints and meticulous attention to detail rounded off the inflight experience. The players were also spoilt for choice as they browsed their favourite shows, movies and music on Emirates’ iceinflight entertainment system. [...]

2024-01-12T10:07:07+02:00January 12th, 2024|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Turkish Airlines announces new appointment decisions

Source: Turkish Airlines Turhan Özen, who was appointed to the position of Chief Cargo Officer at Turkish Airlines with the decision of the Board of Directors dated 7 October 2016, has decided to pursue his career outside our Incorporation after more than seven years of successful service. He will hand over his duties to Ali Türk as of 1 January 2024. Turhan Özen, who joined Turkish Airlines with over 25 years of experience in supply chain management and logistics sectors, significantly increased the revenues and global market share of the airline's cargo brand, Turkish Cargo. In early 2022, Turkish Cargo moved to SmartIst, Europe's largest air cargo facility, and recorded significant improvements in customer focus, service quality, and product range [...]

2024-01-02T02:00:23+02:00January 2nd, 2024|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Sustainability Forum in Tampere gathers Aviation, Innovation, and Environmental experts

Source: airBaltic At the end of November 2023, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, in cooperation with Business Tampere and the Latvian airlineairBaltic, joined forces to address and discuss the challenges aviation is facing and to explore more sustainable ways of flying. The event, Sustainability Forum: Shaping the Future of Aviation, the first of its kind in the city, took place in Tampere. It drew together diverse professionals and decision-makers from the fields of aviation, innovation, and environment. The forum was expertly moderated by Stephen Wright, a renowned commercial aviation expert and Professor at Tampere University. Marja Aalto, Senior Specialist, Aviation Investments and Global Operations at Business Tampere, emphasized the significance of the event: “The Sustainability Forum in Tampere was an exceptional platform for collaboration and ideation on [...]

2023-12-29T19:04:05+02:00December 29th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

ACI World Airport Excellence (APEX) program celebrates historic 200th review at Bahrain International Airport

Source: ACI World ACI World today celebrates the Airport Excellence's (APEX) 200th review, at Bahrain International Airport, marking a historic milestone in the program's mission of raising aviation standards globally. Since 2011, the ACI World APEX program has provided comprehensive onsite airport reviews led by industry peers and experts to optimize airport operations, regulatory compliance, and aviation standards worldwide. APEX is based on International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, international regulations, and ACI best practices and offers reviews on four priority areas: security, cybersecurity, safety, and environment. During the five-day review from 26–30 November, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) and ACI World also signed a Declaration of Commitment and Collaboration, solidifying their shared dedication to promoting excellence in airport operations. Luis [...]

2023-11-30T18:01:01+02:00November 30th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Pegasus Airlines selects SkyBreathe® 360° eco-flying platform to increase fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions

Source: Pegasus Pegasus, Türkiye’s leading low-cost airline, has taken a significant step towards further enhancing its operational efficiency and environmental action by adopting SkyBreathe® 360° eco-flying platform to reduce fuel costs and CO2 emissions from its flights. With this agreement, the airline will be able to monitor flight data, analyze various fuel-efficient procedures to implement, and identify areas of improvement. By leveraging this data-driven approach, Pegasus Airlines aims to achieve significant reductions in fuel consumption, leading to both financial savings and a notable decrease in its carbon footprint. The SkyBreathe® 360° eco-flying platform, developed by OpenAirlines, utilizes sophisticated Big Data algorithms, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to analyze numerous data from each flight and provide actionable insights, allowing airlines to [...]

2023-11-27T19:17:48+02:00November 27th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Two historical aircraft are traveling back in time, thanks to Zela Aviation

Source: Zela Aviation One is a BAC1-11 in the colours of the Hellenic Air Force, one of the few aircraft of this type worldwide, which belonged to the Cyprus Airways fleet for many years The second aircraft is a Boeing 727, acquired in 1968 by Aristotle Onassis for the legendary fleet of the Olympic Airways Beautiful memories from the past are expected to be awakened by two historical aircraft recently acquired by the Cypriot company Zela Aviation. The two aircraft, which had been abandoned at the Hellenikon Airport since 2001, are a real treasure for the history of aviation in Greece and Cyprus. One is a BAC1-11 in the colours of the Hellenic Air Force, one of the few aircraft [...]

2023-11-17T10:02:06+02:00November 17th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, News, SUPPLIERS|

CANSO meets with China’s Aviation Authorities

Source: CANSO Simon Hocquard, Director General of CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation), travelled to Beijing, China last week for a far-reaching conversation with Ma Bing, Deputy Administrator of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), and separately with Wen Xuezheng, Acting Director General of the Air Traffic Management Bureau (ATMB), where they discussed the challenges being faced by air traffic management (ATM) in the Asia Pacific region. The Asia Pacific’s aviation landscape finds itself at a critical juncture, with challenges looming in the face of post-COVID financial strains on some Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs). The region has fallen behind with the Asia Pacific Seamless ANS Plan and Beijing Declaration. To overcome these challenges, Mr. Hocquard underscored the pressing [...]

2023-11-13T08:42:38+02:00November 13th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Dubai Airshow 2023: Boeing to showcase innovations in sustainable aviation and its leading commercial, defense and services portfolio

Source: Boeing Boeing 777-9 will perform in the airshow's flying display; customer 777, 787 Dreamliner and 737 MAX airplanes on static display Advanced F-15 taking flight; CH-47F Chinook, AH-64E Apache, P-8A Poseidon and KC-46A Pegasus on static display, T-7A simulator exhibited Boeing will show its market-leading commercial, defense and services portfolio at the 2023 Dubai Airshow, with its new widebody 777-9 jet appearing in the flying display. The company also will demonstrate the state-of-the-art F-15QA (Qatar Advanced) fighter, the first time the digitally advanced Qatar Emiri Air Force F-15 has performed at an air show. As a strategic sponsor of the airshow's Aerospace 2050 conference, Boeing will highlight its commitment and actions towards a more sustainable aerospace future and support of [...]

2023-11-06T18:35:59+02:00November 6th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, MANUFACTURERS, News|

Opening of the 56th Annual General Meeting of the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization

Source: AACO The 56th Annual General Meeting of the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) will be held between 30 October and 01 November 2023 at the “Crowne Plaza RDC” hotel in Riyadh, hosted by Saudia under the Patronage of His Excellency Engr. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Minister of Transport and Logistic Services and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation, with the participation of more than 200 Arab and global aviation experts gathering Chief Executive Officers of AACO member airlines, partner airlines and industry partners from aircraft and engine manufacturers, global distribution systems, information technology partners and others. The Directors General of the Arab Civil Aviation Organization and the International Air Transport Association are also [...]

2023-10-30T19:02:31+02:00October 30th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News, ORGANISATIONS|