Delta Orders State-of-the-Art, Fuel-Efficient Bombardier C Series

Order for 75 CS100 small narrowbody aircraft balances improved customer experience, operating economics with efficient capital deployment ATLANTA, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will continue its narrowbody fleet renewal with the state-of-the-art Bombardier C Series, providing for added network flexibility with more fuel-efficient mainline aircraft. As the U.S. launch customer, Delta’s … [Read more…]

Oslo Airport: RusLine opens direct route to St. Petersburg

Russia’s largest regional airline is opening a direct route from Oslo Airport to St. Petersburg. Travellers will be able to fly direct to the world’s northernmost metropolis three-five times per week. “This is good news for tourists and businesses in both countries. St. Petersburg is one of the world’s most famous and mythical cities, soon … [Read more…]

F-22 Raptors arrive in Lithuania

4/27/2016 – ŠIAULIAI AIR BASE, Lithuania  — Two F-22 Raptors and one KC-135 Stratotanker arrived at Šiauliai Air Base Air Base, Lithuania, today. The F-22s and approximately 20 supporting Airmen are from the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. The KC-135 is from the 100th Air Refuel Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England. The aircraft and Airmen were … [Read more…]

Saab And Atech Partner In Brazilian Gripen Programme

Defence and security company Saab has selected Atech Negocios em Technologia S/A as partner in the Brazilian Gripen NG programme. The partnership covers simulators, training systems and ground support systems. The agreement with Atech is part of Saab’s commitment to deliver industrial co-operation as part of the Brazilian Gripen NG programme, which was signed between … [Read more…]

Japan succeeds in test flight of first stealth fighter jet

Tokyo, April 22, 2016 – On April 22 / Today Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) successfully completed the maiden flight of the “X-2,” an advanced technology demonstrator jet. The aircraft took off from Nagoya Airport and went through a series of trials to confirm basic maneuvers including climbing, descent and circling operations. It then landed … [Read more…]

The ATSB has released its investigation report into the Airspace related event involving a Boeing 737, VH-VOM, near Darwin, NT on 27 February 2014

At 1253 Central Standard Time on 27 February 2014, a Boeing Company 737-8FE, registered VH-VOM (VOM), was radar vectored when outside controlled airspace, near Darwin, Northern Territory. Radar vectoring outside controlled airspace was not permitted, and may have brought VOM into conflict with aircraft that were unknown to air traffic control. The ATSB found that … [Read more…]

Hong Kong Airlines Launches New Direct Flight Service to Tokyo Narita

HONG KONG, April 15, 2016 /Commencing on 1 July 2016, Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, will launch a twice daily service between Hong Kong and Narita Airport in Tokyo, Japan. Airbus A330 aircraft will be deployed on the route. Tokyo will be Hong Kong Airlines’ seventh destination in Japan, further strengthen the airline’s … [Read more…]