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Malaysia Airlines dismisses report of plans to scrap A380 unit

13 December, 2017 - 04:34
Malaysia Airlines says it is on track to establish its Airbus A380 subsidiary, and that it will deploy the widebodies "opportunistically" during peak periods to high traffic markets.

US government plans new talks on alleged Gulf subsidies: reports

12 December, 2017 - 22:40
The US State Department is planning talks with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates over alleged subsidies to their state-owned airlines, say reports.

EasyJet outlines 20 new summer UK routes

12 December, 2017 - 13:53
EasyJet has detailed plans to add 20 new routes to its UK network next summer across seven different airports.

​Vietnam Airlines assesses 777X, A350-1000 for USA service

12 December, 2017 - 07:59
Vietnam Airlines is determined to launch services to the United States by the end of 2019, with more clarity expected soon about the country's FAA status.

Crew lapse allowed A319 to enter runaway descent

12 December, 2017 - 07:08
Investigators have found that an EasyJet Switzerland crew inadvertently allowed an Airbus A319 to descend at excessive speed, before a sudden sidestick input threw several cabin crew to the floor.

Pilot shortage alive and well in Vietnam: Jetstar Pacific

12 December, 2017 - 04:00
A shortage of qualified pilots remains an issue Vietnam low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific.

Lufthansa latest to switch to revenue-based loyalty programme

11 December, 2017 - 18:18
German airline group Lufthansa has become the latest operator to switch the earning mechanism for its frequent flyer programme from a miles to a revenue basis.

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.

Air NZ wet-leases Hi Fly aircraft to cover 787 maintenance

11 December, 2017 - 04:58
Air New Zealand is wet-leasing an Airbus A330 and an A340 from Portuguese carrier Hi Fly to cover a shortfall in capacity caused by unexpected maintenance on the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines that power its Boeing 787-9 fleet.

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.

Air Canada prices $719m EETC below 4%

7 December, 2017 - 22:29
Air Canada has priced a $719 million senior secured enhanced equipment trust certificate (EETC) transaction for 13 Boeing aircraft.

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.