Emirates engages experienced captains to fly the airline’s future fleet

Source: Emirates Emirates is rolling out the red carpet to welcome experienced Airbus captains, as the airline continues to expand its all wide-body fleet while enjoying exceptional demand across the network. The airline is now inviting applications from seasoned commanders to join its Direct Entry Captains programme for its fleet of Airbus A380s. Emirates has launched a recruitment drive globally. Interested pilots and their families can join an online info session on 4 October at 1pm Dubai time, attend open days in select destinations, and keep an eye out for exciting opportunities here: https://www.emiratesgroupcareers.com/pilots/ The Direct Entry Captains programme is for technically skilled captains with a minimum of 3,000 hours of recent command on Airbus fly-by-wire wide-body aircraft such as the A330, [...]

2023-09-22T20:55:03+03:00September 22nd, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Vietnam Airlines Selects 50 Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes to Grow its Fleet

Source: Boeing New deal for 50 737 MAX jets enables airline to grow and meet market demand With 737 MAX efficiency and flexibility, Vietnam Airlines will expand service and add new routes across their network Boeing and Vietnam Airlines announced today the carrier has selected the 737 MAX family to expand its single-aisle fleet, with a commitment to order 50 737-8 airplanes. With enhanced fuel efficiency and environmental performance, the 737 MAX will provide best-in-class flexibility for Vietnam's growing aviation market. The commitment was announced during a signing ceremony with President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, White House officials and Vietnamese government leaders on Monday, Sept. 11.   U.S. and Vietnam officials said the commitment will bolster jobs [...]

2023-09-13T19:51:27+03:00September 12th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Turkish Airlines places order for ten additional Airbus A350-900

Source: Airbus Türkiye’s national flag carrier, Turkish Airlines, has announced a new order for 10 additional A350-900 aircraft, taking its total for the type to 40. This latest agreement is in addition to one announced in August for four A350-900s. Turkish Airlines already operates a fleet of 14 A350-900s Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, said, “We are delighted that Turkish Airlines has decided to further enlarge its fleet with the purchase of 10 more A350-900 aircraft. With greater range capability, passenger capacity and comfort, the A350 is the perfect platform to connect Istanbul to the world. This repeat order demonstrates the confidence for our unique new generation aircraft that offers airlines unbeatable economics and [...]

2023-09-06T19:23:20+03:00September 6th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, MANUFACTURERS, News|

Embraer E195-E2 Granted Type Certification in China

Source: Embraer Embraer E195-E2, the largest member of the E-Jet family, has been granted its Type Certificate by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). This follows the certification of the E190-E2 received from CAAC in November last year, during the Zhuhai Air Show. “We’re excited to now have both the E190-E2 and E195-E2 certified by CAAC, paving the way for sales in the Chinese market,” said Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation. “Our team in China is actively working with potential customers and making good progress. There are significant opportunities for the E2 in China, which offers complementary capacity to China’s indigenous ARJ21 and C919 aircraft; combined, they provide flexible, efficient, and eco-friendly options for Chinese [...]

2023-08-25T13:31:59+03:00August 25th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, MANUFACTURERS, News|

Emirates launches movie collection onboard honouring 100 years of Warner Bros. Studios

Source: Emirates Emirates is launching a special collection of 100 films to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros. Studios, marking a history signposted by some of the world’s most beloved films. The capsule collection of classic films and documentaries will be available on the award-winning inflight entertainment system - ice, on Emirates flights from 1 September 2023. Emirates is the first airline to bring Warner Bros. centennial celebration to the skies with this unique collection of entertainment on ice. Alongside 6,500 channels of on-demand entertainment, 45 Academy Award® winning films, over 2,000 movies, 650 TV shows, and 4,000 hours of music, podcasts, and audiobooks across 40 languages, the newly launched Warner Bros. 100 films collection will feature milestone movies from the earliest [...]

2023-08-24T20:26:07+03:00August 24th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

South African Airways increases connections to Europe through codeshare agreement with Lufthansa Airlines

Source: SAA South African Airways (SAA) customers can now fly to Frankfurt and connect to a host of European destinations thanks to a new codeshare agreement between Lufthansa Airlines and SAA. The SAA codeshare on Lufthansa is now open for sale. The agreement allows customers to book a long-haul trip with SAA to European destinations serviced by Lufthansa from Johannesburg. Furthermore, SAA is excited to announce that once regulatory approval is granted, Swiss Airlines which also belongs to the Lufthansa Group will codeshare with SAA.  Customers will similarly be able to book on the SAA codeshare on Swiss to flights out of Johannesburg to Zurich and onward to other European destinations on a single ticket. “We are thrilled to resume [...]

2023-08-21T20:48:35+03:00August 21st, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

New ICAO Pacific Islands Liaison Officer established

Source: ICAO ICAO has taken a major step to improve its engagement and support for Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) with the appointment of a new Liaison Officer. The new position responds to the Ministerial Port Moresby Declaration on Aviation Safety and Security of 2021, the Pacific Regional Aviation Strategy (2022 – 2032) adopted by countries at the UN agency’s 41st Assembly last October, and has been realized in collaboration with the Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) and essential financial support from the government of Singapore. “This new Liaison Officer post is being established in recognition of the distinct sustainable development and ICAO compliance challenges which many States in this region presently face,” emphasized ICAO Secretary General Juan Carlos [...]

2023-08-03T21:03:51+03:00August 3rd, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Pegasus Airlines Places Order for 36 New A321neo Aircraft

Source: Pegasus Airlines Pegasus Airlines has signed an agreement with Airbus for 36 new A321neo aircraft, in line with its strategy to modernise its fleet, focusing on reducing emissions while saving fuel and unit costs. Pegasus had previously modified its Airbus order signed in 2012, to include a total of 114 new aircraft with amendments made in 2017, 2021, and 2022. The delivery of the 36 newly ordered aircraft, in addition to its existing orders, is planned to be completed by the end of 2029. As a result, the original order for 100 A320/321neo family aircraft, placed by Pegasus with Airbus in 2012, has now been extended to a total of 150 aircraft. Among these, 108 are A321neos. In her [...]

2023-07-17T21:13:18+03:00July 17th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Aeroflot has resumed the regional program of flights to Thailand

Source: Aeroflot Aeroflot has resumed direct flights to Thailand from Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Vladivostok and Khabarovsk. On July 7 the program of services started to Thailand from the regions of Russia with the first flight from Novosibirsk to Bangkok. On July 8 Aeroflot to resume flights to Bangkok from Irkutsk (twice weekly flights) and Krasnoyarsk (twice weekly) on July 9 — from Vladivostok (twice weekly). Also, direct flights to Phuket from Khabarovsk (twice weekly) will open on July 9, and from Novosibirsk (twice weekly) on July 11. Thanks to Aeroflot’s direct flights the residents of Russia’s Far East and Siberia will be able to travel to Thailand bypassing Moscow. This will significantly reduce the travel time and make the trip [...]

2023-07-10T15:19:03+03:00July 10th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

IATA Revises Hong Kong Aviation Recovery to Year End 2024

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government's efforts to ease the city's labor crunch in the aviation sector. This comes as IATA upgraded passenger traffic projections for Hong Kong that now see a recovery to pre-crisis levels by the end of 2024. This revision brings Hong Kong's recovery in line with expectations for a faster recovery in the Asia-Pacific region. "The situation is looking bright for Hong Kong. China's earlier than expected reopening is providing a much-needed boost to the passenger recovery. By the end of 2024, we expect to see Hong Kong's traffic return to pre-crisis levels. And it is encouraging to see the Hong Kong government preparing for [...]

2023-07-04T20:55:37+03:00July 4th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, News, ORGANISATIONS|