Archive

Saudi Arabian Airlines in Boeing 777X order talks

Posted By Tony Sanchez / Airlines / 0 Comments

July 9, 2018 Saudi Arabian Airlines is exploring a potential order for Boeing 777X widebody jets, according to three sources familiar with the matter. It was not immediately clear when Saudi Arabia’s state-owned airline, also known as Saudia, could reach a deal or how many 777X jets it is interested in. Boeing declined to comment. […]

First Air and Canadian North to merge

Posted By Tony Sanchez / Airlines / 0 Comments

July 9, 2018 Makivik Corporation (Makivik) and the Inuvialuit Corporate Group (ICG) today have signed an agreement in principle to merge First Air and Canadian North in order to provide the best possible essential air services across the Canadian Arctic. Makivik took this initiative to begin the discussion under the new direction of Charlie Watt, […]

Volga-Dnepr flies world’s largest jet engine home

Posted By Tony Sanchez / Airlines / 0 Comments

July 9, 2018 Volga-Dnepr Airlines has returned the world’s largest jet engine to Ohio, partnering with GE Aviation following the GE9X’s successful on-wing testing in Victorville, California. The airline provided logistics support for the GE9X engine’s return to Ohio for additional testing at GE Aviation’s Test Operations facility in Peebles. This was the second flight […]

Garuda pilots call off strike plans, airline to break even this year: CEO

Posted By Tony Sanchez / Airlines / 0 Comments

July 6, 2018 Pilots at Indonesian flag carrier Garuda have agreed not to go on strike, Chief Executive Pahala Mansury said on Friday, easing pressure on the airline’s earnings at a time when oil prices are surging. The Garuda Pilot Association (APG) had threatened last month that at least 1,300 pilots and 5,000 cabin crew […]

Singapore Seletar Airport’s New Terminal On Track

Posted By Tony Sanchez / Airlines / 0 Comments

July 5, 2018 Singapore’s Seletar Airport is on track to open its new passenger terminal later this year in preparation for the transfer of regional airline Firefly’s operations there. The SGDS$80 million (USD$58.6 million) two-level airport is six times bigger than the terminal it will replace, and has a capacity of 700,000 passengers a year. […]

Japan’s ANA to cancel 113 domestic flights to inspect Rolls-Royce engines

Posted By Tony Sanchez / Airlines / 0 Comments

July 4, 2018 Japanese airline ANA Holdings Inc. said it will cancel 113 domestic flights between July 6 through July 12 to inspect Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc. engines for compressor issues that have led to service interruptions for airlines globally. The affected Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines are used on ANA’s Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner jets, […]

Nippon Cargo Airlines to restart operations

Posted By Tony Sanchez / Airlines / 0 Comments

July 4, 2018 Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) will resume operations tomorrow (5 July) after suspending flights due to maintenance issues. The Japanese airline, which has a fleet of five Boeing 747-400Fs and eight Boeing 747-8Fs, suspended operations on 16 June following the discovery of inappropriate maintenance records concerning the lubricating oil supply to aircraft parts. […]

Network Airline Management expands managed fleet

Posted By Tony Sanchez / Airlines / 0 Comments

July 4, 2018 Network Airline Management (NAM), a division of the Network Aviation Group (NAG), and Astral Aviation have expanded their managed fleet adding a B747-400BCF to their fleet. The B747-400BCF is wet-leased from Air Atlanta Icelandic and joins the B747-400F nose loader also supplied by the Icelandic carrier. This further compliments the two MD11Fs […]

MIAT Mongolian Airlines joins BARIG

Posted By Tony Sanchez / Airlines / 0 Comments

July 3, 2018 MIAT Mongolian Airlines has joined the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG), an association representing the interests of 100 national and international airlines. The national airline of Mongolia has operated since 1956 and serves eight destinations via its home airport in the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator. Besides services to Beijing, Hong […]

Indian mango exports prove fruitful for Emirates SkyCargo

Posted By Tony Sanchez / Airlines / 0 Comments

July 2, 2018 Emirates SkyCargo has transported record volumes of mangoes from Mumbai in May and June with growth of more than 50 per cent. Close to 1,130 tonnes of mangoes were uplifted from Mumbai to other destinations around the world using the belly space of passenger aircraft as well as freighters. Since April 2018, […]