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Embraer Studies Turboprop Development With Boeing

Embraer, the world's third-largest commercial aircraft producer and leader of the regional jets market is in "advanced stages of studying" a new model of passenger turboprop in cooperation with Boeing, stated Reuters this Monday. According to the global news agency, the size range of the aircraft would be similar or larger than that of the leading product of the market, the ATR 72, which carries about 70 passengers and the project is pending "corporate approvals". Embraer Commercial Aviation's CEO John…

Ethiopian Airlines Sets Stage for New Hub Airport

Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam on Wednesday said that his airline would look to begin construction on a new $5 billion airport that would enable it to grow well beyond the capacity of its current hub at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Reuters reported that the airport, which Gebremariam believes…

Spirit Breaks Ground on New Florida Headquarters

Spirit Airlines held a groundbreaking ceremony with state officials and business leaders to celebrate the construction of its new corporate headquarters in Dania Beach, Fla. Spirit is investing up to $250 million for the creation of a corporate campus of up to 500,000 square feet of space and the airline…

Berlin Brandenburg Airport Sets New Opening Date For Next Year

After almost fourteen years of construction and delays, the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport is on track to open its gates ten years late on Oct. 31, 2020, the beginning of the 2020 IATA Winter season, The Supervisory Board last week approved the final timetable that should see the first arrivals…

Alitalia Adds San Francisco to Growing U.S. Network

Despite being plagued by financial woes and threats of liquidation, Italian carrier Alitalia has announced that the carrier will begin service between Rome and San Francisco next summer. This is not a completely new service for the carrier as Alitalia previously flew between Milan and San Francisco in 2001, but…

Japan Airlines Introduces Feature To Help Passengers Avoid Screaming Infants

It may be controversial, but the latest initiative by Japan Airlines is bound to prove very popular among a certain group of passengers. The Japanese carrier has introduced a feature in its website booking process that signals the seats that are likely to be occupied by infants “between the age…

JetBlue Names First A321neo After Founder

After a quick transatlantic hop from Hamburg, JetBlue’s first Airbus A321neo touched down at New York’s JFK airport on June 29. Since then, the aircraft has been preparing for its entry into service in Lake City, Flo. where the interior is being fitted as well. N2002J is nearing its final…

JetBlue Names First A321neo After Founder

After a quick transatlantic hop from Hamburg, JetBlue’s first Airbus A321neo touched down at New York’s JFK airport on June 29. Since then, the aircraft has been preparing for its entry into service in Lake City, Flo. where the interior is being fitted as well. N2002J is nearing its final…

Philippines Transportation Department Confirms Addition of New Manila Airport

According to the Department of Transportation (DOTR) in the Philippines, the new international airport project is approved and will be built by San Miguel Holding Corporation (SMHC). The construction is set to commence at the end of 2019 and is expected to be completed by 2025. The government believes that…

Philippines Transportation Department Confirms Addition of New Manila Airport

According to the Department of Transportation (DOTR) in the Philippines, the new international airport project is approved and will be built by San Miguel Holding Corporation (SMHC). The construction is set to commence at the end of 2019 and is expected to be completed by 2025. The government believes that…