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IATA sees jet fuel price drop back, continue on modest decline
Finance
IATA sees jet fuel price drop back, continue on modest decline

Jet fuel fell back below $90 a barrel as oil prices eased slightly in July, but the upward trend remains in place, the I...

Evacuations and lockdowns: how Germany’s top hubs handle breaches
Airports
Evacuations and lockdowns: how Germany’s top hubs handle breaches

When it comes to airport security in Germany, there are no risks taken and no precautions spared, even if it affects hun...

Spate of bomb threats grounds nine passenger planes in S. America
Civil Aviation
Spate of bomb threats grounds nine passenger planes in S. America

Nine planes were forced to make emergency changes to their flights within Chilean, Argentine and Peruvian airspace on Au...

Ethiopian Airlines raises the bar for African, Gulf competitors
Airlines Performance
Ethiopian Airlines raises the bar for African, Gulf competitors

Ethiopian Airlines announced on August 9, 2018, it has registered record success in the 2017/2018 fiscal year that ended...

Qantas sets new speed record for Perth to London non-stop flight
Civil Aviation
Qantas sets new speed record for Perth to London non-stop flight

Qantas has set a new record for its non-stop flight on Boeing 787-9, slicing almost an hour off the scheduled time. The...

Southern Air pilots reach agreement but workplace issues remain
Civil Aviation
Southern Air pilots reach agreement but workplace issues remain

Following a two-week long voting process, pilots at Southern Air have ratified a Letter of Agreement (LOA) to improve th...

Russia’s Aeroflot risks flight-ban due to new U.S. sanctions
Civil Aviation
Russia’s Aeroflot risks flight-ban due to new U.S. sanctions

Russia’s largest carrier, Aeroflot, may be facing flight restrictions to the U.S. if the government does not compl...

France reopens investigation into MH370 amid claims of cover-up
Civil Aviation
France reopens investigation into MH370 amid claims of cover-up

The July 30, 2018, report into the disappearance of Flight MH370 proved investigations have failed to find any explanati...

Aussie airlines can scrap two-person cockpit rule: should they?
Civil Aviation
Aussie airlines can scrap two-person cockpit rule: should they?

Airlines in Australia will be able to re-consider whether to maintain the “two in the cockpit” rule, says th...

China’s hypersonic flight vehicle completes first test flight
Defense
China’s hypersonic flight vehicle completes first test flight

China announced on August 5, 2018, it successfully completed the first flight test of newly developed hypersonic flight...

Taiwan considering reprisals against airlines’ China references
Civil Aviation
Taiwan considering reprisals against airlines’ China references

Taiwan is considering countermeasures against airlines that accepted the Chinese government demand to change their websi...

Is Airbus A380 making a comeback?
Civil Aviation
Is Airbus A380 making a comeback?

The Airbus A380 Superjumbo has found a new life at Portugal’s Hi Fly, which recently began leasing the aircraft to...

Delta breaks free from Georgia’s jet fuel tax punishment
Civil Aviation
Delta breaks free from Georgia’s jet fuel tax punishment

The U.S. state of Georgia is suspending its 4% tax on jet fuel, effective August 1, 2018. The move comes months after th...

Aeroflot’s Pobeda mulls 30 B737 MAX 8 order, conversion options
Civil Aviation
Aeroflot’s Pobeda mulls 30 B737 MAX 8 order, conversion options

Pobeda Airlines, a Russian low-cost carrier and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Aeroflot Group, is planning to purchase...

Embraer drops to $127M loss on fewer deliveries, KC-390 delay
Finance
Embraer drops to $127M loss on fewer deliveries, KC-390 delay

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer on July 31, 2018, released its second-quarter 2018 financial results, posting a...

SAS cancels 700+ flights in three months over crewing issues
Civil Aviation
SAS cancels 700+ flights in three months over crewing issues

It has recently emerged that SAS Scandinavian Airlines cancelled 700 flights in a three-month period between April and J...