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Boeing 737 MAX 9 Awarded FAA Certification

Boeing announced today that the 737 MAX 9 has received an amended type certificate from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), officially certifying the airplane for commercial service.This certification marks the culmination of a successful flight test program that began …

Qantas and Emirates welcome Accc darft determination

Qantas and Emirates welcome the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) draft determination that proposes to grant authorisation for their partnership for another five years.   The continuation of the joint business, announced in August 2017, will see the airlines …

United Airlines expands security checkpoint lanes

United Airlines has undertaken quite an aggressive approach to its automated security lanes at the Chicago O’ Hare International Airport.   The airline has currently opened four brand new lanes for seven automated security checkpoints inside the airport. These new …

London City Airport back to business after successful detonation of Second World War bomb

London City Airport returned to business as usual on Tuesday, welcoming over 13,000 passengers and operating 264 flights, following the discovery of a Second World War bomb submerged in King George V Dock on Sunday morning, which closed the airport …

Etihad cargo transports 51 horese to world’s most prestigious show jumping event

Etihad Cargo has successfully shipped a very special consignment of show jumping horses from Belgium to Hong Kong for the annual Hong Kong Longines Masters. It is the second year in a row that the freight division of Etihad Airways …


  • Boeing 737 MAX 9 Awarded FAA Certification

    Published on : Saturday, February 17, 2018

    Boeing announced today that the 737 MAX 9 has received an amended type certificate from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), officially certifying the airplane for commercial service.This certification marks the culmination of a successful flight test program that began …

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  • Qantas and Emirates welcome Accc darft determination

    Published on : Saturday, February 17, 2018

    Qantas and Emirates welcome the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) draft determination that proposes to grant authorisation for their partnership for another five years.   The continuation of the joint business, announced in August 2017, will see the airlines …

    Read More

  • United Airlines expands security checkpoint lanes

    Published on : Saturday, February 17, 2018

    United Airlines has undertaken quite an aggressive approach to its automated security lanes at the Chicago O’ Hare International Airport.   The airline has currently opened four brand new lanes for seven automated security checkpoints inside the airport. These new …

    Read More

  • London City Airport back to business after successful detonation of Second World War bomb

    Published on : Saturday, February 17, 2018

    London City Airport returned to business as usual on Tuesday, welcoming over 13,000 passengers and operating 264 flights, following the discovery of a Second World War bomb submerged in King George V Dock on Sunday morning, which closed the airport …

    Read More

  • Etihad cargo transports 51 horese to world’s most prestigious show jumping event

    Published on : Friday, February 16, 2018

    Etihad Cargo has successfully shipped a very special consignment of show jumping horses from Belgium to Hong Kong for the annual Hong Kong Longines Masters. It is the second year in a row that the freight division of Etihad Airways …

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  • Cathay Pacific implements codeshare deal with Cotai Water Jet

    Published on : Friday, February 16, 2018

    Travellers from around the world will soon enjoy more convenient access to the tourism and entertainment centre of Macao and the Pearl River Delta beyond, thanks to a new Cathay Pacific codeshare agreement with ferry operator Cotai Water Jet.   …

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  • Etihad Airways Honours Record Breaking Executive

    Published on : Thursday, February 15, 2018

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has honoured its high flying executive Andrew Fisher following his record-breaking feat of travelling around the globe in the fastest time and in the fewest number of flights.   Clocking …

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  • Boeing Invests in Global Learning and Innovation Institute Singularity University

    Published on : Thursday, February 15, 2018

    Boeing announced its investment in Mountain View, Calif.-based Singularity University (SU), an immersive and digital educational program provider, business accelerator, and global online community furthering the application of exponential technologies, including artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, nanotech fabrication and robotics. …

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  • Aeroflot improves regulations on carrying musical instruments as hand luggage

    Published on : Thursday, February 15, 2018

    Following requests from a number of Russia’s leading musical ensembles, Aeroflot has increased the size of musical instruments that can be carried as hand luggage from 115 to 135 cm (total combined dimensions), which will allow the majority of musical …

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  • Cathay Pacific Group Releases Combined TRaffic Figures For January 2018

    Published on : Thursday, February 15, 2018

    Cathay Pacific Group today released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for January 2018 that show a decrease in number of passengers carried and an increase in cargo and mail uplifted compared to the same month in 2017. …

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  • Qatar Airways launches new service from Doha to Canberra

    Published on : Thursday, February 15, 2018

    The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Canberra, the capital city of Australia, touched down today at Canberra Airport, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute.     Qatar Airways flight QR906 departed Hamad International Airport …

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  • Norwegian launches UK’s first low-cost route to South America

    Published on : Thursday, February 15, 2018

    Norwegian, voted world’s best low-cost long-haul airline, is continuing its global expansion by launching the UK’s first low fare route to South America, with a non-stop service from London Gatwick to Buenos Aires.       The new year-round service …

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  • Fire detection alert prompts emergency landing of WestJet flight

    Published on : Thursday, February 15, 2018

    A Vancouver-bound flight of WestJet that was travelling from Fort St. John was compelled to opt for an emergency landing in Prince George this morning.   WestJet flight 3205 had to be diverted to Prince George on account of a …

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  • Veovo, a predictive collaboration platform fo airport operations launched

    Published on : Thursday, February 15, 2018

    Gentrack Group a leader in essential software for airports and utilities, launched Veovo – a new brand for its airport group. Veovo combines the Airport 20/20 operations solution with the recently acquired BlipTrack guest predictability and Concessionaire Analyzer+ revenue maximisation …

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  • Airlines leverage technology to solve overbooking puzzle

    Published on : Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Being offered cash at the fate to avail of a later flight due to overbooking might end up a rare occurrence if technology being examined by major airlines including JetBlue, Qantas and British Airways catches on fast.   Several airlines …

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  • Engine issue compels Delta Airlines to make emergency landing

    Published on : Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    An Atlanta-bound airplane made an emergency landing in Lagos, Nigeria following an engine issue on Tuesday.   Delta Airlines said that flight 55 that was travelling from Lagos to Atlanta that had taken off around 10.50 p.m. local time returned …

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  • United flight makes emergency landing in Hawaii

    Published on : Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    A flight of United Airlines was capable of making an absolutely safe landing on Tuesday in Honolulu after an engine cover suddenly came off while it was in the midst of a flight from San Francisco, according to the airline. …

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  • Changi Airport celebrates 25 years of service excellence

    Published on : Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Since 1994, Changi Airport has been honouring outstanding individuals who have exemplified service excellence by going beyond their call of duty. To celebrate the silver jubilee of the Annual Airport Celebration (AAC), Changi Airport Group (CAG) introduced three new awards …

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  • Drunken flier creates nuisance on board, flight diverted

    Published on : Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    A JetBlue flight was forced to be diverted after an allegedly “drunk” female passenger “flirtatiously” touched a fellow passenger on the head, tossed around snacks, swore at other passengers and tried to free herself from handcuffs.   The passenger, who …

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  • British Airways appoints Louise Evans for top communications role

    Published on : Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    The news of British Airways appointing Louise Evans for top communications role comes after the airline’s two longstanding PR staff, communications director, Paul Marston and head of international communications named Amanda Poole left the company.   Evans is expected to …

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