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Ryanair is one of the many carriers affected by the ATC strike (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

French Strike Action Causes Flight Disruption Across Europe

Industrial action among nine public-sector unions in France, including the main air-traffic controller's union, has resulted in disruption in the skies over Europe. The strike, lasting from Monday evening until Wednesday morning, has caused cancellations and diversions across the continent. The French General Directorate of Civil Aviation (GDAC) is demanding a 30 percent reduction in all flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Beauvais, along with airports in Lyon, Nice, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, and Nantes. The resulting action has caused…

Boeing Rolls Out Singapore Airlines’ First 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing has confirmed that its first 787-10 model, which will be flown by Singapore Airlines, has rolled off the production line at its Final Assembly Facility in North Charleston, South Carolina. Due for delivery in the first half of 2018, the aircraft will now move on to be painted and…

An Airport to Nowhere: The Curious Case of Berlin Brandenburg

When ground was broken to begin construction of the new Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER) in 2006, it was a signal of intent for a city pushing to reinvent itself. Named after the Nobel Prize-winning former mayor of Berlin and scheduled for completion on October 30, 2011, it…