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European Airlines Submit Formal Complaint to EU over French ATC Strikes

International Airlines Group (IAG), Ryanair, Wizz Air, and easyJet have together formally submitted an official complaint to the European Commission over France's recent air traffic control strikes. This follows after hundreds of cancellations occurring and thousands more delayed flights thanks to the reduction of controllers carrying out industrial action. This year has already seen a 300 percent increase in strike activity compared to 2017, having a huge knock-on effect on hundreds of thousands of travelers. Whilst the airlines do not question the…

Remembering the Gimli Glider Incident on Its 35th Anniversary

Today marks the 35th anniversary of one of the most significant and impressive feats in aviation to date. On this day in 1983, Air Canada flight 143 lost power from both engines while 41,000 feet above western Ontario. In a miraculous feat, the crew was able to successfully perform an…

Airbus A350-1000 Arrives in the U.S. for the First Time

The Airbus A350-1000, the largest variant of the A350 family, has reached a new milestone in its short flying career, landing in the United States for the first time. Operated by Qatar Airways, the launch customer for the type, the aircraft touched down at Philadelphia International Airport shortly after 11:30…

HiFly’s Strategy Creates a New Game for Second-Hand A380s

While Boeing and Embraer have clearly stolen the show regarding orders, Airbus was determined to close Farnborough with a bang. After frantic negotiations, the European consortium was able to close an order from VietJet for 50 additional A321s, Air Asia's 34 additional A330neo aircraft and the presentation of the first second-hand…

China Airlines to Introduce Airbus A350 Service to Ontario, California

Taiwan’s China Airlines will be introducing the Airbus A350-900 on its nonstop service to Ontario, Calif. from Taipei. The service is currently being operated by the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER but will be switched out starting on Oct. 28, 2018. Service to Ontario began in March this year and has been…

A Home is Found for Air India’s Art Collection

Air India is constantly in the news over its financial troubles or flight issues, with recent focus to privatize the airline in hopes of bringing efficiency and proper management to the airline. Both international and domestic bidders have been vying for Air India’s various assets. However, there is one part of…

Japan Airlines to Expand Cargo Operations, Signs Agreement with Silk…

The flag-carrier of Japan, Japan Airlines (JAL), is looking to expand the horizons of its cargo division, JAL Cargo, by signing a co-operation agreement with Azerbaijan's Silk Way West Airlines. The deal will see JAL Cargo gain access to Silk Way's freighter capacity, who will, in turn, see increased activity in…

AirAsia X Reaffirms Its Commitment to the Airbus A330neo, Places…

A quick-spreading rumor flew through the Airbus Media Chalet at Farnborough International Airshow Thursday morning: Air Asia was going to expand its current A330-900 order, which will position the company as the largest customer for the variant. A few minutes before HiFly's A380 reached Farnborough, AirAsia Co-Founder and AirAsia X…

Opinion: U.S. Airports Should Follow the Lead of Those Abroad

Each year, over 3 billion passengers pass through each of the world's airports, all of them following what is essentially the same path to get from the curb to their gate. That path from the check-in desk to aircraft is the one every passenger knows and is filled with security…

Peruvian Airlines Turns to Russian Aircraft for Fleet Expansion

While H.E. Akbar Al Baker was joyfully being Farnborough’s center of attention with Qatar’s impressive aircraft showcase and JetBlue’s founder David Neeleman surprising spectators as his new startup announced an order for 60 A220’s, one airline was quietly making moves with Russian aircraft manufacturers. Peruvian Airlines met with Sukhoi Civil…