BA cabin crew vote to take action over performance management

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Published: August 18, 2016

Trade union Unite is urging British Airways to drop a new performance management system after cabin crew voted for industrial action short of a strike. Members of the 8,800-strong union BASSA, part of Unite, were 91% in favour of the action, which will take the form of “non-completion of specific performance management processes”. Dates […]

PICTURE: ANA takes delivery of 50th 787

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Published: August 18, 2016

Launch customer All Nippon Airways has taken delivery of its 50th Boeing 787, becoming the first carrier to do so. The 787-9, which features a small “ANA’s 50th 787” decal on its forward fuselage, was handed over in a ceremony at Boeing’s Everett delivery centre on 17 August. Boeing The particular aircraft was involved […]

PICTURE: ANA takes delivery of 50th 787

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Published: August 18, 2016

Launch customer All Nippon Airways has taken delivery of its 50th Boeing 787, becoming the first carrier to do so. The 787-9, which features a small “ANA’s 50th 787” decal on its forward fuselage, was handed over in a ceremony at Boeing’s Everett delivery centre on 17 August. Boeing The particular aircraft was involved […]

Xiamen Airlines makes CNY800m loan guarantee for subsidiary

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Published: August 17, 2016

Xiamen Airlines has entered into an agreement with ICBC, to provide CNY800 million ($ 120.5 million) in loan guarantees for Hebei Airlines’ borrowings. Hebei’s loans with the bank are for local and foreign currency borrowings, as well as a foreign exchange loan contract, says Xiamen’s parent China Southern Airlines in a stock disclosure. China […]

Cathay cuts A340s as A350s roll in

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Published: August 17, 2016

Cathay Pacific is moving to retire all its Airbus A340-300s by the end of 2017, as it prepares to take A350-900s in quick succession over the next two years. In the release of its first-half results, the Hong Kong carrier says it has retired two A340s so far this year, and will retire another […]

ANALYSIS: Maturity brings change of focus for airline alliances

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Published: August 16, 2016

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ANALYSIS: Flight Fleet Forecast’s single-aisle outlook 2016-2035

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Published: August 16, 2016

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Inmarsat awaits regulatory standards for flight-data streaming

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Published: August 16, 2016

Inmarsat is awaiting regulatory details on the scope of flight-data streaming but believes its new broadband service will easily be able to support such applications. The satellite communications company has been validating the SwiftBroadband-Safety service in trials undertaken by Hawaiian Airlines on Boeing 767-300s, using the capability for ACARS transmissions and updating electronic flightbag […]

HAECO Xiamen completes 777F C-check for Lufthansa Cargo

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Published: August 15, 2016

HAECO Xiamen completed its first C-check on a Boeing 777-200LR Freighter for Lufthansa Cargo in June. The MRO says in a statement completing the check on the aircraft, registered as D-ALFA (MSN 41674), adds another type to its heavy maintenance roster. It also adds to a long-term relationship with Lufthansa Cargo, having previously carried […]

PICTURE: Belavia ditches ‘Soviet’ image on new 737s

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Published: August 15, 2016

Belarussian flag-carrier Belavia has taken delivery of a Boeing 737-800 in the airline’s new colour scheme. The aircraft is the first of three ordered by the airline in June 2014. Minsk-based Belavia says the twinjet will be used on both scheduled and charter services, and it is aiming to put the aircraft into service […]

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