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Crew caution advised over latent CPDLC message risk

11 December, 2017 - 11:09
Cockpit representatives are urging caution from crews when receiving controller-pilot datalink clearances, particularly altitude changes, after incidents in which delayed messages were transmitted to the wrong flight.

Vietnam market 'over stimulated': Jetstar Pacific

11 December, 2017 - 09:22
Vietnamese low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific says domestic passenger growth has slowed in 2017, to a rate of 14-15% compared with 30% per annum previously.

Bulgarian authority probes in-flight parts loss on ATR 72

11 December, 2017 - 09:02
Bulgarian authorities have disclosed that they are probing the in-flight loss of parts from an Air Serbia ATR 72-200 in the vicinity of Sofia.

New deal to further raise UK-China flight capacity

11 December, 2017 - 07:39
China and the UK have signed a deal to boost the number of flights permitted between the two countries by 50% to 150 per week.

SpiceJet concludes seaplane trials

11 December, 2017 - 06:19
Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet has concluded trials for possible services with the Quest Kodiak aircraft equipped as a seaplane.

PICTURES: Qatar A321 substantially damaged in fire

11 December, 2017 - 02:59
A Qatar Airways Airbus A321 suffered substantial damage in a fire that occurred when it was maintenance at Doha's Hamad International airport on 8 December.

OPINION: Travel disruptors are airline investment opportunity

8 December, 2017 - 13:55
Japan Airlines flight JL001, operated with a Boeing 777, needs roughly 12h to fly about 4,500nm (8,330km) from Tokyo to San Francisco. A Mach 2.2 airliner could cover the same distance in about 5.5h, or around the time it takes a subsonic airliner to fly across the USA.

FESTIVE QUIZ: Can you outsmart Uncle Roger?

8 December, 2017 - 12:22
The festive season, yet again, inspires a little verse. The skies are dark, the snow is deep, it couldn t be much worse! But no, fear not! Tis end of year, not really end of days and through the gloom a beacon shines, to guide us through the haze. Red nose a-blazing, hoofs clip-clap, it s time for mirth and cheer; Santa? Reindeer? No, dear friends, it s Uncle Roger here! So test your skill, your knowledge base, but please don t fret and stew!

Malaysia Airlines sees small RASK rise in Q3

8 December, 2017 - 09:40
Malaysia Airlines disclosed that its RASK rose 2% year-on-year during the quarter ended 30 September, despite strong competition and adverse currency movements.

Fiji Airways breaks ground on aviation training facility

8 December, 2017 - 08:13
Fiji Airways has broken ground on a new $45 million aviation training facility that will house two simulators and also provide ab initio training.

Qatar replaces tainted A320neo deal with pact for 50 A321neos

7 December, 2017 - 15:40
Qatar Airways is replacing a previous order for Airbus A320neos with a revised agreement for 50 A321neos configured with a new fuselage door arrangement.

Era of free meals on short-haul flights to end: BA chief

7 December, 2017 - 12:57
British Airways' chief executive Alex Cruz has defended its decision to end free meals on its short-haul flights and predicted that all airlines would eventually follow its example.

Air France retrieves stranded A380 from Canada

7 December, 2017 - 11:58
Air France has retrieved the Airbus A380 stranded in Canada, flying it back to Paris, but the aircraft will not be returned to service for several weeks.

Late autopilot disconnect behind Jet Airways 737 tailstrike

7 December, 2017 - 08:42
A late transition from autopilot to manual flying caused a Jet Airways Boeing 737-800 to over-pitch and lose airspeed as it came in to land at Kolkata airport, resulting in a tailstrike.

Air NZ forced to trim schedule due to 787 engine maintenance

7 December, 2017 - 07:22
Air New Zealand will cancel six international flights and retime others between 7 and 10 December to accommodate urgent maintenance on the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines that power its Boeing 787-9 fleet.

Airbus braces for another hectic end to the year

6 December, 2017 - 19:49
Airbus is set for another busy final month as it ended November with deliveries still short of the 600 mark.

Delta and WestJet propose joint business for cross-border flights

6 December, 2017 - 15:06
Delta Air Lines and Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet have reached an agreement to create a joint business on routes between the USA and Canada.

PICTURE: Flybondi marks delivery of first 737

5 December, 2017 - 18:16
Argentina's low-cost start-up Flybondi has marked the delivery of its first aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 leased from SMBC Aviation Capital.

ANALYSIS: Denver airport moves on master plan to address growth

5 December, 2017 - 16:01
Denver International airport will break ground in the new year on a $1.5 billion expansion project that will see it add 39 gates to its bursting facilities by 2023.

INSIGHT FROM FLIGHTGLOBAL: Big Data, the big picture

5 December, 2017 - 15:19
In a recent survey of airlines and aerospace professionals we looked at the role of Big Data within the aviation industry and how airlines can benefit from sharing their aircraft health data with OEMs and MROs.