• Europe & CIS : Spanair MD-82 probe focusing on flaps

    Spain’s Civil Aviation Accident Investigation Commission said in a preliminary report into the 20 August Spanair MD-82 crash released recently that the inquiry is focused on the aircraft’s flaps. According to the MD-82’s flight data recorder, “the value registered...... Read More
  • Middle East : Bisignani: MENA carriers face

    IATA DG and CEO Giovanni Bisignani warned Middle East and North African (MENA) carriers that they are not immune to the current industry crisis and urged them to focus on efficiency, safety and expanding commercial freedoms. Speaking at the...... Read More
  • Etihad Airways

    Etihad Airways chief executive James Hogan has won the prestigious title of “Aviation CEO of the Year” at the CEO Middle East Awards 2008. Hogan, who joined Etihad in September 2006 and has more than 25 years of experience...... Read More
  • Europe & CIS : Air Austral gears up for Sydney flights

    A senior management team from Reunion-based Air Austral (UU) has been in Australia working with its general sales agent World Aviation Cargo ahead of its planned start-up in April next year. The carrier will operate two B777-300 ER flights...... Read More
  • India : Indian gov’t cuts carriers slack on fuel bills

    The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation announced recently that airlines will have an extension until 31 March to pay their present outstanding fuel bills to the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and, in addition, will be able to...... Read More
  • Amerer Air & BAe Systems

    Austrian freighter airline Amerer Air has cancelled a deal with BAe Systems to take the first converted BAe 146, after technical issues delayed the plane’s delivery. “Following some initial delays to the delivery program of the first BAe 146QT...... Read More
  • Europe & CIS : Brussels signs interline deal with Uganda

    Belgium’s Brussels Airlines has inked an interline agreement with Uganda’s Air Uganda which will benefi t both passengers and cargo from Juba, Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Nairobi en route to European destinations, the carriers said. “This...... Read More
  • India : Indian aviation sector set to shrink

    Half of India’s airlines could disappear during the current financial downturn, according to a BBC News interview with Air India boss Raghu Menon. The chairman of the country’s flagship carrier, Air India, believes no more than four or five...... Read More
  • British Airways

    UK carrier British Airways will increase weekly London Heathrow-Dubai UAE flights to 20 from the current 14 from 29 March 2009. The carrier also is increasing weekly services from Heathrow to Johannesburg, South Africa from 14 to19 from 1...... Read More
  • Europe & CIS : China Eastern links Copenhagen to Shanghai

    China Eastern Airlines has begun operating a new service from Copenhagen to Shanghai via Frankfurt. Passengers will once again be able to fly from Copenhagen Airport to Shanghai on China Eastern Airlines’ service to Frankfurt, which will be extended...... Read More