Qatar Airways in Talks Over Transaction With Italy's Meridiana

05 Feb 2016- Meridiana SpA, Italy’s second-largest airline, said a holding company of its owner the Aga Khan has signed a preliminary accord on a partnership with Qatar Airways.

 

Boeing sets 737 MAX's first flight for Jan. 29

27 Jan 2016- Boeing has scheduled the first flight of the 737 MAX for Jan. 29, though it cautions the date is subject to change.

 

Airlines are changing their perks, testing fliers' loyalties

20 Jan 2016- Early boarding privileges, waived checked bag fees, free flights and upgrades from the back of the plane to the front are just some of the benefits air travelers have come to expect from airline loyalty programs.

 

Heathrow celebrates 'highest ever' passenger numbers as it pushes for expansion

12 Jan 2016- Almost 75m passengers passed through Heathrow's terminals last year, a record annual figure and a 2.2pc rise on the year before.

 

MRJ's first delivery to ANA delayed by another year

29 Dec 2015- Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has announced another major delay to the service introduction of its Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ).

 

FAA to require small UAV registration starting Dec. 21

15 Dec 2015- A small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) registration website administered by FAA will go live Dec. 21 and all small UAV owners in the US will be required to register their devices.

 

Boeing rolls out first 737 MAX

09 Dec 2015- Boeing rolled out its first Boeing 737 MAX Tuesday morning in Renton, Wash.

 

Boeing finishes 787-10 design details

04 Dec 2015-Boeing finalized the detailed design for the forthcoming 787-10, the third and largest model in the Dreamliner jet family, releasing the necessary engineering specifications for procurement of parts to begin. Major assembly will begin in 2016 and first delivery is due in 2018.

 

Airbus wants to build 'shipping container' cabins that detach from planes

27 Nov 2015- Airbus could be set to create the next-generation of planes after filing a patent featuring detachable cabins. The proposal would see passengers "board" the cabin and take their seats, before it is lifted like a shipping container onto the back of the plane.

 

Controllers may soon guide planes via remote video

16 Nov 2015- Air traffic controllers would one day guide planes to take off and land by watching them on remote video from airports that don't have their own control towers if an experiment at an airport in suburban Virginia works out.

 

Russian jet broke up in mid air, too early for conclusions, official says

02 OCt 2015- A Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula broke up in mid-air, an official of a Moscow-based aviation agency said on Sunday after visiting the disaster site, but stressed it was too early to draw conclusions from this.

 

IndiGo owner to float despite India aviation turbulence

29 Sep 2015- IndiGo is not like other Indian airlines. Its flight attendants dress in retro uniforms, including wigs. It is obsessed with taking off and arriving on time. It has more than 400 aircraft on order from Airbus. And it has made money every year since 2009.

 

Airbus takes fight to Boeing's backyard as it opens Alabama factory

14 Sep 2015- Airbus will step up its battle with American rival Boeing this week when the European plane-maker officially opens its airliner plant in the US.

 

Airlines invest in DIY to improve passenger services

01 Sep 2015- While self check-in has been around for years, airlines are now investing in more do-it-yourself options that could enable travellers to arrive at the airport with their bags already tagged and ready to drop off with no assistance from staff.

 

Boeing raises China 20-year aircraft demand, says outlook rosy

27 Aug 2015- Boeing Co on Tuesday raised its forecast for China's aircraft demand over the next 20 years, saying it was optimistic about the long-term outlook for the world's second largest aviation market despite a slowing economy and weak stock market.

 

ACCC drops opposition to Qantas-China Eastern alliance

21 Aug 2015- The competition regulator has caved in to pressure from a wide range of government, tourism and transport bodies, dropping its opposition to a deepening of Qantas' alliance with China Eastern, one of Asia's largest airlines.

 

23 nations issue Thailand travel advisories

19 Aug 2015-Twenty-three countries by Tuesday had issued travel advisories in the wake of Monday’s Erawan shrine bombing, with most advising caution rather than avoiding travel to Thailand.

 

India's IndiGo finalizes $26.5 billion purchase of 250 new Airbus jets

17 Aug 2015-Indian budget airline IndiGo has finalised the purchase of 250 A320neo aircraft, Airbus (AIR.PA) said on Monday, handing the European company its biggest-ever order by number of planes in a deal worth $26.55 billion at list prices.

 

Wing part could help solve what happened to MH370

03 Aug 2015- A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished more than a year ago.

 

Middle Eastern and US airlines are having a massive dispute about the future of air travel

29 Jul 2015- The dispute between America's three major domestic airlines — American, Delta, and United — and the Middle Eastern trio of Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways is heating up. This feud is far more than average business argument.

 

Boeing makes planes heavier to save money

27 Jul 2015- Boeing, which loses about $30m (£19.4m) on every 787 Dreamliner passenger jet that leaves the factory, is trying to stem the losses by cutting the use of one of its signature ingredients: titanium.

 

Airlines need 558,000 new pilots over 20 years: Boeing

21 Jul 2015- Commercial airlines will need to recruit and train 558,000 new pilots over the next 20 years to meet rising travel demand, according to a Boeing forecast released Monday.

 

Silence, please. This is an airport

09 Jul 2015- In June, Helsinki Airport in Finland -- a country where the tourism slogan is, aptly, "Silence, Please" -- became the most recent airport to adopt the silent concept.

 

Heathrow to start planning third runway

06 Jul 2015- Heathrow will today start laying the groundwork to build a third runway, even though the Government is yet to give the green light to the controversial £17.6bn infrastructure project.

 

Boeing raises jetliner list prices by 2.9 percent

02 Jul 2015-Boeing Co raised list prices for its jetliners by 2.9 percent on Wednesday, citing a range of costs that go into making the planes. The price of the company's forthcoming 777X, rose to $400 million in Boeing's new price list.

 

JetBlue details new bag fees, moves to charge for bags

01 Jul 2015-JetBlue began charging extra for checked bags starting with itineraries booked from Tuesday onward. The change was announced in November, but JetBlue had not revealed details until now.

 

Heathrow says goodbye to Terminal 1 as it waits for expansion news

30 Jun 2015-Once the biggest airport terminal in Europe, T1 closes its doors on Monday evening. As Heathrow waits to see if it can grow once more, a chapter in its past expansion comes to an end.

 

Airline checked bag, reservation change fees set 1Q record

23 Jun 2015- U.S. airlines continue to collect record fees from passengers who check suitcases or make changes to their reservations. In the first three months of this year, airlines took in $1.6 billion in such fees.

 

Boeing, Airbus talk profits over orders in Paris

17 Jun 2015- With their order books packed and some airlines scheduled to wait well over five years for their planes, Airbus and Boeing are talking about converting that backlog into profits.

 

Boeing sees potential for over 1,000 jets in mid-market

15 Jun 2015- Boeing Co (BA.N) is exploring a potential market of over 1,000 aircraft in a niche between its single-aisle 737 and wide-body 787, but has not decided whether to invest in a new jetliner, its sales chief said on Sunday.

 

Malaysia Airlines plane makes an emergency landing at Melbourne Airport

12 Jun 2015- A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane bound for Kuala Lumpur turned back to Melbourne Airport shortly after take-off after reports an engine fire broke out.

 

Nasa and Verizon plan to monitor US drone network from phone towers

09 Jun 2015- Verizon, the US's largest wireless telecom company, is developing technology with Nasa to direct and monitor America's growing fleet of civilian and commercial drones from its network of phone towers.

 

Micromanaging new CEO impresses at Malaysia Airlines but doubts run deep

01 Jun 2015- The 52-year old German has successfully restructured Ireland's state-backed Aer Lingus and spearheaded a revamp at Lufthansa. He has also already impressed in his new job with his micromanaging ways, according to one long-time Malaysia Airlines executive.

 

IAG steps closer to Aer Lingus takeover

25 May 2015- International Airlines Group (IAG), the owner of British Airways, is taking a step closer to its £1bn takeover of Aer Lingus after the Irish government received a report by its steering committee into the deal.

 

FBI: Hacker claimed to have taken over flight's engine controls

18 May 2015-A cybersecurity consultant told the FBI he hacked into computer systems aboard airliners up to 20 times and managed to control an aircraft engine during a flight, according to federal court documents.

 

Mitsubishi releases new photos of flight test fleet

14 May 2015- Mitsubishi Aircraft has released a series of photos of its fleet of five flight test aircraft for the MRJ regional jet programme.

 

Some amazing plane ideas to shape the future of flying

08 May 2015- Aircraft manufacturers have some wild inventions in the works.

 

NTSB recommends changes to prevent wrong airport landings

06 May 2015- The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is recommending changes to air traffic control procedures to prevent airplanes from landing at the wrong airports.

 

Business jet group Luxaviation to buy rival ExecuJet Aviation

05 May 2015- Luxaviation, a business jet management and charter group based in Luxembourg, will on Tuesday acquire Zurich-based ExecuJet Aviation in a deal that will create the world's second-biggest corporate aircraft operator.

 

Fracturing airline alliances could signal wave of industry consolidation

28 Apr 2015- Alliances between airlines that allow them to compete globally could be starting to fall apart, potentially triggering a fresh round of consolidation in the industry.

 

Health App Might Tell Flight Crew When You’re Blue or Green

27 Apr 2015- The old flight attendant call-button could be on its way out if a clever health app by Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands takes off.

 

The jumbo jet faces a make or break year at Boeing, Airbus

16 Apr 2015- Last year, there were zero orders placed by commercial airlines for new Boeing 747s or Airbus A380s, reflecting a fundamental shift in the industry toward smaller, twin-engine planes.

 

Airline official: Germanwings probe shouldn't set precedent

13 Apr 2015- The Germanwings air crash investigation shouldn't set a precedent for future investigations because it sought to assign blame before the probe was complete, which could jeopardize airline cooperation if it became the practice.

 

Lufthansa’s grim struggle in crash aftermath

02 Apr 2015- Carsten Spohr looked shell-shocked as he faced the press in Cologne last week. The normally self-confident Lufthansa chief executive was beginning to comprehend the news.

 

Cyber-attacks hit British Airways, GitHub and Slack

31 Mar 2015- British Airways' air-miles accounts, the coding site GitHub and the work chat service Slack have all been hit in the latest wave of cyber-attacks.

 

Germanwings co-pilot had serious depressive episode

27 Mar 2015- The pilot who appears to have deliberately crashed a plane carrying 149 others into the French Alps received psychiatric treatment for a "serious depressive episode" six years ago, German tabloid Bild reported on Friday.

 

Expired beacon battery on MH370 could be key for compensation: lawyers

09 Mar 2015- The disclosure that an underwater locator beacon battery in the flight data recorder of MH370 had expired could be key in legal action against Malaysia Airlines over the fruitless search for the jetliner.

 

Amadeus set to soar on airline bookings

27 Feb 2015- Amadeus, the Spanish company that provides the technology behind airline flight bookings, is set to report results in stark contrast to the airlines it serves, as it benefits from a 40 per cent share of a growing air travel market.

 

Federal Document Sheds Light on Proposed Drone Rules

15 Feb 2015- Federal regulators plan to propose rules that would limit commercial drone flights to below 500 feet, daytime hours and within sight of the operator, while also requiring operators to pass written exams, according to a federal document posted online Friday.

 

Apple Pay takes to the skies via JetBlue

11 Feb 2015- Apple Pay is poised to take off — quite literally. Starting next week, passengers on select JetBlue Airways flights can use Apple Pay on their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets to buy food, drinks and certain onboard amenities.

 

Inflight empire: How Ink Global is cornering airline magazine market

06 Feb 2015- The front pocket of an airline seat may seem an unlikely place to find a winning business model, but the slender space in front of the laminated safety card has been a goldmine for the UK publisher Ink Global for the better part of 20 years.

 

ICAO seen pressing for quick implementation of flight tracking

04 Feb 2015- A United Nations agency may press on Tuesday for rapid adoption of new aircraft tracking proposals, weeks ahead of the anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, officials said.

 

Bombardier struggles to break Airbus and Boeing duopoly

26 Jan 2015- When temperatures fell this month at Mirabel airport outside Montreal, engineers from Canada's Bombardier seized the opportunity. The C Series passenger jet under development at this site was due to undergo an extreme cold weather test.

 

U.S. airlines expect big fuel savings, steady fares

23 Jan 2015- U.S. airlines on Thursday forecast enormous fuel savings in 2015 but hinted that ample consumer demand would allow them to avoid fare discounts and pass savings on to shareholders.

 

Airbus' Beluga: Giant of the skies set to get even larger

19 Jan 2015- It's the white whale of the skies and one of aviation's rarest and most loved planes currently in service. The Airbus A300-600ST, popularly known as the "Beluga".

 

Dubai replaces Heathrow as busiest airport

13 Jan 2015-Dubai leapfrogged Heathrow to become the world's busiest airport for international passengers in 2014. Dubai International airport dealt with about 71m international passengers in 2014.

 

FAA could change how airlines gain foothold in New York

09 Jan 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration proposes changes in the way airlines get the limited slots at airports around New York City, an effort to boost competition at the congested LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy and Newark airports.

 

Indonesia naval captain says may have located missing plane's tail section

05 Jan 2015- An Indonesian naval patrol vessel found on Monday what the captain said could be the tail of a missing AirAsia jet, the section where the crucial black box voice and flight data recorders are located.

 

Two Flights Go Missing, but Their Stories Are Not the Same

30 Dec 2014 - Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501, an Airbus A320 airliner carrying 162 people, disappeared from radar screens early Sunday, about 40 minutes after leaving the Indonesian city of Surabaya en route to Singapore.

 

Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at 'bottom of sea'

29 Dec 2014 - A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of the sea after it was presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries around Asia sent ships and planes to help in the search effort.

 

American Airlines says 'strong' profit to allow bigger wage hikes

26 Dec 2014 - American Airlines Group Inc said Tuesday that it plans to pay flight attendants an additional four percentage points on top of raises already averaging 10 percent, thanks to profits that have strengthened as oil prices have collapsed.

 

First Airbus A350 XWB delivered to Qatar Airways

23 Dec 2014 - The wait is finally over for aviation fanatics wanting to book a flight aboard the Airbus A350 XWB. Qatar Airways, the global launch customer of the A350 XWB, accepted delivery of the commercial plane on Monday morning.

 

Third profit warning for Air France-KLM

22 Dec 2014 - Air France-KLM began the year predicting earnings before interest taxes, depreciation and amortisation of 2.5bn, is now set to gain as little as 1.5bn to 1.6bn.

 

Air travel: the low-frills, long-haul gamble

18 Dec 2014 - The destinations are unremarkable: New York, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale. But, if successful, the gamble Norwegian Air Shuttle is taking would transform the business model for long-haul travel.

 

Delta aims for $1.7bn fuel price boost

16 Dec 2014 - Delta Air Lines expects lower fuel prices to produce an annual net cost benefit of $1.7bn, the company said on December 11, in the latest sign of how falling fuel costs are boosting the fortunes of big US carriers.

 

Are the Super Jumbo's days numbered?

12 Dec 2014 -Boeing (BA)'s European rival faces a crunch decision on whether to upgrade the A380 or pull the plug.

 

Delta announces five-tiered seating plan

11 Dec 2014 - No advanced seat selection, no changes or refunds. Sound like Spirit Airlines? Nope. It's Delta Air Lines' new "Basic Economy" fare, part of the airline's new five-fare class of pricing starting March 1.

 

The‘smart airports’checking in apps and beacons

10 Dec 2014 - SITA says the two technologies most likely to have an impact on airports in the short term are “tracking beacons” – small, low-powered transmitters that send Bluetooth signals that can be picked up by smartphones – and wearable devices.

 

A350 timeline: Countdown to first delivery

08 Dec 2014 LONDON - With the first delivery to launch customer Qatar Airways scheduled for this Saturday in Toulouse, Airbus is poised to see years of development work turn to reality in the form of its latest widebody, the A350.

 

Airbus lags Boeing but faces tense end to order race

05 Dec 2014 PARIS - Europe's Airbus sold 248 jets in November, but remained behind Boeing as both planemakers accelerated towards what could be a tight finish to their annual order race.

 

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