• Bird Academy introduces ‘Safety Management System For airlines’ in India

    Published on : Tuesday, June 25, 2019

    On the 21st year celebration of Bird Academy reaffirms its position as a regional aviation-learning hub by becoming the first ever IATA Regional Training Partner. The first RTP course IATA’s ‘Safety Management System Course for Airlines’ received overwhelming response and …

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  • Turkmenistan Airlines orders Boeing 777-200lr

    Published on : Thursday, June 20, 2019

    Turkmenistan Airlines said that it would be adding a single Boeing 777-200LR to its fleet. In fact, the national carrier of Turkmenistan will now have a total of four of the Boeing wide-body aircraft. However, it is commonly known that …

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  • Federal Court ordered Jetstar to give $2 million over misleading refund policy

    Published on : Friday, May 31, 2019

    Budget air-carrier Jetstar has been ordered to give almost $2 million in penalties after misleading passengers about their rights to refunds on cheap airfares.   Following action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Federal Court has found that …

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  • China and European Union sign new aviation agreements

    Published on : Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    China and European Union regulators have signed two “landmark” aviation agreements boosting their cooperation in the sector, China’s state-run CCTV and the EU said on Monday.     Under the deals, civil aviation authorities will facilitate the recognition of each …

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  • British Airways becomes the first UK autism-friendly airline

    Published on : Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    British Airways became the first airline to be awarded an autism friendly award accredited by the National Autistic Society.  The announcement was made on World Autism Awareness Day. The carrier has made enhancements to support passengers requiring additional assistance, including …

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  • Virgin Trains USA plans to partner with airline for Orlando airport link

    Published on : Friday, March 22, 2019

    Virgin Trains USA plans to partner with airlines to offer its seamless connections to travellers when its extension to Orlando International airport opens which will be the country’s first in-terminal long-distance rail connection at an airport.     The private …

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  • British Airways declares emergency at 30,000 ft, toxic smell hospitalises 10 crew

    Published on : Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    British Airways declared an emergency due to toxic smell at 30,000 ft. Crew members on a Boeing 747 from Heathrow to Boston spoke of a ‘strange toxic smell’ after landing in the U.S. They were taken to hospital for checks. …

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  • Wheelchair user not allowed boarding the plane by Hong Kong Airlines staff

    Published on : Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    Hong Kong Airlines staff disallowed wheelchair user to board the flight because she was alone and unable to walk. Lawmaker asks the carrier to make its instructions clearer. Shen Chengqing, 22, was to board Hong Kong Airlines 3.5 hours’ flight …

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  • 250 United Airlines passengers suffer 16-hour ordeal, freezing at Canadian tarmac

    Published on : Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    A medical emergency and a mechanical problem left 250 passengers on a United Airlines flight stuck for about 16 hours on the freezing tarmac of a Canadian airport. United Flight 179 had taken off late Saturday from Newark, New Jersey …

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  • AIBB starts probe – 3 international planes came close enough; ATC alerts averted mid-air collision

    Published on : Monday, December 31, 2018

    The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) started a probe on an incident that took place on December 23, when three aircrafts came extremely close to each other in the Delhi Flight Information Region. These flights were Dutch carrier KLM, Taiwan’s …

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  • Wideroe Airline to boost Aberdeen city tourism

    Published on : Friday, December 28, 2018

    VisitAberdeenshire has partnered with Wideroe in order to entice Norwegians to hop over the North Sea and visit Aberdeen. The initiative is part of the plan to grow Aberdeen tourism across the north-east. It is expected that the Aberdeen tourism …

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  • Hi Fly operates no single-use plastics passenger flight

    Published on : Friday, December 28, 2018

    Portuguese charter carrier Hi Fly is operating a passenger flight which will have no single-use plastic items. The plastics-free Airbus A340 flight ferried passengers from Lisbon to the northeastern Brazil city of Natal on Tuesday.         The …

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  • American Airlines makes emergency landing due to turbulence; 2+ injured

    Published on : Thursday, December 27, 2018

    American Airlines plane encountered turbulence on Wednesday evening and made an emergency landing at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The plane carrying 79 people was flying from San Luis Potosí International Airport in Mexico to Dallas, when it faced turbulence caused by severe weather …

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  • Flight delay due to smoking passenger

    Published on : Monday, December 24, 2018

    Travel plans for passengers from Delhi to Kolkata on Vistara flight UK 707 went up in smoke when a passenger started to smoke and refused to give it up – causing a delay by three hours for fellow passengers.   …

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  • United Airlines flight attendants protest staff reduction outside airports

    Published on : Friday, December 14, 2018

    Staffing cuts, forced hundreds of United Airlines flight attendants to protest outside several airports. United Airlines plans to reduce one flight attendant on international routes in the business-class cabin. The meals will be pre-plated by ground caterers instead of the …

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  • Gulfstream G650ER flies from New Jeresy to Dubai in record time

    Published on : Thursday, December 13, 2018

    The G650ER flew from Teterboro, New Jersey, to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, a distance of 6,142 nautical miles/11,375 kilometers, in 11 hours and two minutes. The aircraft saved one hour, 48 minutes off previous record demonstrating impressive speed. The flight …

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  • China’s multi-billion dollar airport is slated to open in September 2019

    Published on : Friday, December 7, 2018

    As China is taking the position of world’s biggest air travel market by 2022, the government undertook several multi-billion dollar projects to develop Chinese aviation industry.     The government has plans to build or expand 74 airports nationwide by …

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  • Alaska Airlines opens new hangar at Anchorage Airport

    Published on : Saturday, November 10, 2018

    Alaska Airlines has commissioned its newest aircraft maintenance hangar and regional headquarters at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in the US state of Alaska.     It was constructed with an investment of $50m, the new anchorage hangar covers 105,000ft². …

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  • Kenya to review airline incentive program to boost tourism

    Published on : Monday, November 5, 2018

    The Kenyan government said that it will review a charter incentives programme to incorporate low-cost carriers and scheduled flights to boost tourist numbers into the country.     Joe Okudo, permanent secretary at the tourism ministry, said the number of …

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  • Women’s outrageous behavior in the China Southern flight

    Published on : Thursday, November 1, 2018

    Two women were noticed putting their feet up on the tray table – one with socks on and other with no socks. They refused to oblige when the flight attendant approached them.     One of the woman argued with …

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