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Živilė Zalagėnaitė
Air Berlin fallout: Etihad sued for $2.3B, given deadline
Civil Aviation
Air Berlin fallout: Etihad sued for $2.3B, given deadline

Air Berlin insolvency administrator is suing Etihad for withdrawing financial aid of then-troubled German airline in August 2017. The Berlin court confirmed that such claim was filed, noting that the Gulf airline is sued for 500 million euros and further damages that could amount...

Rūta Burbaitė
Civil Aviation
Emirates receives its 190th Boeing 777, teases “blinged-out” jet

Emirates announced it has taken delivery of the final Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its order books, marking this th...

Clément Charpentreau
Civil Aviation
New head takes control of Air France, braces for negotiations

Anne Rigail, currently Deputy General Manager of Air France, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company,...

Clément Charpentreau
Wizz Air flight diverts for medical emergency, one passenger dies
Civil Aviation
Wizz Air flight diverts for medical emergency, one passenger dies

A Wizz Air flight from Kutaisi, Georgia, to Milan, Italy, diverted to Belgrade, Serbia, due to a medical emergency. One...

Clément Charpentreau
After mishaps series, Germany to acquire new governmental plane
Defense
After mishaps series, Germany to acquire new governmental plane

After the recent failure of the plane that was supposed to take Angela Merkel to the G20 summit in Argentina, the German...

Rūta Burbaitė
Avianca Brazil bankruptcy filing: jet repossession debacle
Aviation Economics
Avianca Brazil bankruptcy filing: jet repossession debacle

It has been a week since Avianca Brazil filed for bankruptcy protection. Faced with the prospect of repossession of a la...

Clément Charpentreau
Caught in trade war Boeing opens first 737 assembly line in China
Civil Aviation
Caught in trade war Boeing opens first 737 assembly line in China

Boeing is strengthening its presence in China. Its first aircraft to come out of a Chinese-based factory, a Boeing 737 M...

Živilė Zalagėnaitė
Aeromexico Boeing 737 lands with a mysteriously damaged nose
Civil Aviation
Aeromexico Boeing 737 lands with a mysteriously damaged nose

Taking off from Miguel Hidalgo and Costilla de Guadalajara International Airport  (GDL) and safely landing at Gener...

Živilė Zalagėnaitė
Air Berlin fallout: Etihad sued for $2.3B, given deadline
Civil Aviation
Air Berlin fallout: Etihad sued for $2.3B, given deadline

Air Berlin insolvency administrator is suing Etihad for withdrawing financial aid of then-troubled German airline in Aug...

Rūta Burbaitė
Sixteen shades of blue: ANA unveils Japan’s first A380
Civil Aviation
Sixteen shades of blue: ANA unveils Japan’s first A380

It was a day of a lot of “firsts” for Japan and its largest airline (by fleet size) All Nippon Airways. On D...

Živilė Zalagėnaitė
WOW Air hangs by a thread: to cut fleet, layoff hundreds of staff
Civil Aviation
WOW Air hangs by a thread: to cut fleet, layoff hundreds of staff

And so the inevitable happened. On December 13, 2018, Icelandic ultra low cost carrier WOW air confirmed it is entering...

Živilė Zalagėnaitė
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“Unity, Welcome to Space”: Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space

Once only imagined in fiction, commercial travel to space just got another step closer to reality. Virgin Galactic&rsquo...

Rūta Burbaitė
Civil Aviation
Emirates receives its 190th Boeing 777, teases “blinged-out” jet

Emirates announced it has taken delivery of the final Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its order books, marking this th...

MEBAA Show
Events
Boeing launches the BBJ 777X, longest-range business jet ever

With more than 70% of the world’s wide-body business jets in the Middle East, the Dubai Business Aviation Show (ME...

Clément Charpentreau
Civil Aviation
New head takes control of Air France, braces for negotiations

Anne Rigail, currently Deputy General Manager of Air France, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company,...

IATA launches turbulence information sharing tool
IATA GMD
Events
IATA launches turbulence information sharing tool

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched its Turbulence Aware data resource, which augments an airlin...

IATA GMD
Events
Aviation death rate climbs to 500 in 2018

“Safety improvement is a marathon with no finish line,” says Gilberto Lopez Meyer, IATA senior vice presiden...

IATA GMD
Events
Incidents on board becoming more common & more serious

Unruly passenger incidents are not only increasing, but also becoming more serious, IATA warns. In 2017, one incident wa...