Saudia Manila Hijack Alert A False Alarm

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Published: September 20, 2016

September 20, 2016 A Saudi Arabian Airlines flight to the Philippines was surrounded by police at Manila Airport after the pilots sent an alert it was “under threat”. Saudia’s flight 872 from Jeddah to Manila parked in an isolated area of the airport, but passengers were not allowed to leave the aircraft for two hours. […]

Rolls-Royce To Cut 200 Managers

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Published: September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016 Rolls-Royce will cut 200 management positions through voluntary redundancy as it continues its restructuring. The UK-based aero engine maker announced a restructuring in November 2015 under a “simplicity and pace” tagline, aiming to save between GBP£150 million and GBP£200 million (USD$ 196 million – USD$ 261.5 million) annually by 2017. The company […]

EgyptAir Crash Debris Contains TNT Traces – Report

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Published: September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016 French investigators have found traces of TNT explosive on the wreckage of EgyptAir flight MS804, according to a media report. Le Figaro said that French investigators were prevented from further examination of crash debris after detecting the traces. EgyptAir flight MS804, flying from Paris to Cairo, crashed into the Mediterranean on May […]

EgyptAir Crash Debris Contains TNT Traces – Report

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Published: September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016 French investigators have found traces of TNT explosive on the wreckage of EgyptAir flight MS804, according to a media report. Le Figaro said that French investigators were prevented from further examination of crash debris after detecting the traces. EgyptAir flight MS804, flying from Paris to Cairo, crashed into the Mediterranean on May […]

EgyptAir Crash Debris Contains TNT Traces – Report

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Published: September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016 French investigators have found traces of TNT explosive on the wreckage of EgyptAir flight MS804, according to a media report. Le Figaro said that French investigators were prevented from further examination of crash debris after detecting the traces. EgyptAir flight MS804, flying from Paris to Cairo, crashed into the Mediterranean on May […]

Lufthansa, Pilot Union Talks End Without Agreement

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Published: September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016 Informal talks between Lufthansa and its pilot union have ended without agreement, the Vereinigung Cockpit union said. Negotiations have been going on between the airline and VC for four years. Lufthansa said in August, when official talks broke down, that although some progress had been made, no agreement had been reached. The […]

Virgin Atlantic Low Carbon Fuel Test Flights Next Year

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Published: September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016 Virgin Atlantic and technology partner LanzaTech have moved a stage nearer to developing a commercially viable low carbon jet fuel with the production of an initial 1,500 US gallons. The fuel, produced from waste gases, will be used for flight testing next year. The LanzaTech process involves capturing carbon from the carbon […]

John Menzies To Buy BBA Aviation Unit

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Published: September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016 Aviation services group John Menzies has reached an agreement to buy BBA Aviation’s ASIG unit. John Menzies will buy the company for USD$ 202 million in a deal that is expected to close towards the end of the year. ASIG has operations in 88 locations in seven countries, providing aircraft fuel and […]

Hong Kong Airlines Confirms A330 Order

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Published: September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016 Hong Kong Airlines has ordered nine additional Airbus A330-300s to add to the 22 A330s it already operates. The airline also has 15 Airbus A350s on order, with deliveries due from 2017. “The A330’s flexibility… allows us to further deploy these aircraft to some long haul routes in the future, and we […]

Arik Air To Resume Operations

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Published: September 14, 2016

September 14, 2016 Nigerian carrier Arik Air said it was restarting flight operations from Wednesday morning after suspending them on Tuesday. Airlines operating in Nigeria have had difficulty buying aviation fuel as a drop in the local naira currency has caused a fuel shortage. Local media also reported that Arik had changed its insurance company. […]

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