Korea’s largest airport joins ITF Corporate Partnership Board

ITF Secretary-General José Viegas: “Incheon Airport will help ITF deliver sound policy advice for the whole aviation sector” Korea’s largest airport, Seoul Incheon International, is the latest member of the International Transport Forum’s Corporate Partnership Board (CPB). In the presence of Korea’s Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Il-ho Yoo, a Memorandum of Understanding was … [Read more…]

Air Lituanica stops flight operations

Air Lituanica will operate flights from/to Amsterdam, Paris and Tallinn on May 22. Flights to Berlin, Prague, Brussels, Stockholm, Hamburg are cancelled on May 22. All flights are cancelled from May 23 and onwards. Air Lituanica, seeking to reduce inconvenience for the passengers and taking into account the financial resources, agreed with Air Baltic that … [Read more…]

Sikorsky S-97 Raider Helicopter Achieves Successful First Flight

Sikorsky S-97 Raider Helicopter Achieves Successful First Flight West Palm Beach, Florida – WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, May 22, 2015 – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary (NYSE: UTX), today announced the successful first flight of the S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, … [Read more…]

Boeing Delivers Transaero’s First Next-Generation 737-800

Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered today Transaero’s first Next-Generation 737-800. The airplane, sporting a new livery, arrived at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Transaero’s newest 737 has a recognizable radome “bump” on top of the fuselage just behind the wings. The dome-shaped radome covers a Ku-band satellite antenna system that enables broadband passenger connectivity all over the world … [Read more…]

Boeing Returns Air Force E-4B Aircraft to Service Ahead of Schedule

Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently completed maintenance on a U.S. Air Force E-4B advanced airborne command post earlier than planned, enabling the Air Force to quickly return the vital aircraft to operational service. It was the first E-4B serviced at Boeing’s San Antonio site. Boeing also performs maintenance on Air Force C-17 Globemaster III airlifters, KC-135 … [Read more…]

Airbus launches ACJneo Family with order from Acropolis Aviation

Airbus has launched the ACJneo (New Engine Option) Family with an order for an ACJ320neo from Acropolis Aviation of Farnborough, near London, which is the first to order the new aircraft. Delivery of Acropolis’ ACJ320neo, which will seat 19 passengers, is planned for the fourth  quarter of 2018. Cabin outfitting details and engine choice will be … [Read more…]

JetBlue Announces New Routes Serving Baltimore and Philadelphia to Florida

New Once Daily Service Between Orlando and Baltimore-Washington to Launch November 12, 2015; Twice Daily Service Between Philadelphia and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood to Launch November 19, 2015 NEW YORK, NY — (Marketwired) — 05/19/15 — JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced plans for two new routes that will grow its presence in the Baltimore-Washington and Philadelphia … [Read more…]

Bombardier Adjusts its Global 5000 and Global 6000 Aircraft Production Rate

Business jet market size impacted by short-term softness in international markets Approximately 1,750 employees in Montréal, Toronto and Belfast impacted Bombardier Business Aircraft confirmed today that current economic conditions and geopolitical issues in some market regions, such as Latin America, China and Russia, have impacted order intake levels industry-wide. As a result, Bombardier Business Aircraft … [Read more…]

Boeing, TUI Group Finalize Order for 787-9 Dreamliner

Leisure group places order for one 787-9, substitutes two 787-8s for 787-9s SEATTLE, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and TUI Group, one of the world’s largest integrated leisure travel companies, have finalized an order for one 787-9 Dreamliner with an option for one further 787-9. The order is valued at $257 million at … [Read more…]