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European Airlines Cancel Flights to Italy

The United Kingdom flag carrier British Airways has decided to cancel all flights to and from Italy until at least April 4. This follows the decision by the Italian government to implement a country-wide lockdown, affecting all 60 million residents. Italy has seen around 9,000 cases of the COVID-19 with around 450 deaths so far, the highest number of infections outside of China. A spokesperson for BA said: "In light of the Italian government’s announcement and the UK government’s official…

UK Regional Carrier Flybe Falls into Administration

After years of uncertainty the airline Flybe, which has been operating UK domestic and European short-haul flights, has gone into administration after 40 years of operation. In a letter to the 2,400 airline employees, chief executive Mark Anderson said: " Despite every effort, we now have no alternative - having…

Foreign Pilots Working in China Removed From Duties Without Pay

Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of more than 450 people, airlines in China are now having to significantly downsize their flying programs due to the lack of demand in travel. Last week saw a great number of major airlines across the globe significantly reduce…

Combatting the ‘Wild West’ of Flight Permits

Although international regulations have been developed to simplify the rules of international air transport, each country around the world maintains its own unique legislation for flight permits. From overflying to landing, each nation, and sometimes each airport, has its own particular rules. A flight plan is not complete if the…

Over the Boneyard: A Look Down at Roswell International Air…

Roswell International Air Center is a public-use airport that serves the city of Roswell, N.M. It was previously known as Roswell Army International Airfield during World War II, and Walker Air Force Base during the Cold War. The base was previously known for a large presence of US Air Force…

Ukranian 737 Crashes After Departing Tehran

A Ukraine International Airlines flight crashed just minutes after taking off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran early Wednesday morning. Flight PS752 departed Tehran’s largest airport at 6:12 a.m. Iran Standard Time. The last ADS-B data was received from the aircraft just two minutes later at 6:14 a.m. according…

Passengers Prepare for Next Wave of French Strikes

As labor strikes enter their fifth day, airlines have continued to cancel flights from, to and through French airspace. The strikes also continue to effect other modes of transportation, with an estimated traffic line stretching over 300 miles long getting in to Paris according to CNBC. London-based British Airways cancelled…

Air Baltic Unveils State-of-the-Art Airbus A220 Simulator for Pilot Training

Air Baltic on Tuesday unveiled the newest addition to its fleet, an Airbus A220 simulator. Installed at the airline’s training center in Riga, Latvia, the full-motion simulator features the latest simulator technology that will aid Air Baltic’s pilots when training on the type. [caption id="attachment_38430" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Air Baltic's new…

The Complex Variables of Efficient Flight Planning

While it may not be top of mind to industry outsiders, flight planning in aviation is virtually an art of its own. It's where it all starts, sometimes even hours before the flight itself. While the subject may seem 'under the radar', it is without a doubt one of the…

SunExpress Places Boeing 737 MAX Order, Boosts Confidence in Struggling…

Boeing received a sign of hope for its struggling Boeing 737 MAX program as Turkey’s SunExpress has announced an order for 10 of the currently-grounded aircraft. The order was announced at the ongoing 2019 Dubai Airshow and is worth approximately $1 billion. The 10 aircraft are in addition to the…