Air Freight Demand Down 1.1% in November 2019

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 1.1% in November 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the thirteenth consecutive month of year-on-year declines in freight volumes. Despite the decline in demand, November’s … [Read more…]

AirlineRatings.com names Qantas the world’s safest airline for 2020

AirlineRatings.com (www.AirlineRatings.com), the world’s only safety and product rating website has named Qantas as its safest airline for 2020. AirlineRatings.com has also announced its Top Twenty safest airlines and Top Ten safest low-cost airlines from the 405 airlines it monitors. The top twenty are the who’s who of airlines and are in numerical order: Qantas, … [Read more…]

BOEING 787-9 DREAMLINER “HA LONG BAY” TO BE HOME – BAMBOO AIRWAYS OFFICIALLY BECOMES THE FIRST PRIVATE AIRLINE EXPLOITING WIDE-BODY AIRCRAFT IN VIETNAM

On the morning of December 22, 2019, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner landed at Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi) in the warm welcome of Bamboo Airways family and a large number of passengers who are eagerly looking forward to experience. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner “Ha Long Bay” is the first wide-body aircraft to be delivered under … [Read more…]

oneworld and Moscow Domodedovo Airport plan to open a branded lounge for member airline customers

oneworld® and Moscow Domodedovo airport have agreed to build a branded lounge for customers of the alliance’s member airlines. The lounge at Moscow Domodedovo, which is the home of oneworld member S7 Airlines, will be the first oneworld-branded lounge in the world. The new lounge aims to deliver a superior customer experience for premium customers and frequent … [Read more…]

Lockheed Martin LM-100J Commercial Freighter Receives FAA Type Certificate Update

MARIETTA, Ga., Nov. 18, 2019 The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) LM-100J commercial freighter received its type design update certification from the Federal Aviation Administration on Nov. 15. This particular FAA certification allows the LM-100J to operate from any commercial airfield in the world. In 2014, Lockheed Martin announced it would update its existing FAA A1SO type … [Read more…]

H55 ZERO EMISSION ELECTRIC AIRPLANE COMPLETES ITS FIRST FLIGHT, A STEPPING STONE TOWARDS ELECTRIC PROPULSION FOR FLYING TAXIS

Sion, 21 June 2019. H55, a Solar Impulse technological spin off, has successfully flown a new electric airplane. Powered by H55’s electric propulsion system and manufactured by BRM Aero, the Bristell Energic is a 2-seater fully electric airplane to be used for pilot training and flight schools. For H55 this is  a stepping stone for the development of … [Read more…]

Aeroflot affirms global leadership: World’s leading airline brand and World’s best business class according to World Travel Awards 2018

3 December 2018, Moscow – Aeroflot’s leading position in global aviation was affirmed this weekend when it took two top prizes at the Grand Final of the World Travel Awards 2018 – World’s Leading Airline Brand and World’s Leading Airline – Business Class. Aeroflot maintained its status as the No. 1 brand in global aviation for … [Read more…]

Sikorsky Signs Five-Year Production Contract to Build Black Hawk Helicopters for U.S. Army

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 30, 2017 / — The U.S. government and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, today signed a five-year contract for 257 H-60 Black Hawk helicopters to be delivered to the U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. The multi-year contract will yield significant savings for the U.S. government compared with purchasing … [Read more…]

Bell reveals FCX-001 future helicopter concept

HELI-EXPO 2017 – Dallas, TX (March 7, 2017) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, unveiled today its vision for the future of rotorcraft – the FCX-001. This is Bell Helicopter’s first concept aircraft and presents a 3-D roadmap for delivering safer, smarter and more efficient rotorcraft solutions. “For the past 80 years, Bell … [Read more…]