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Rūta Burbaitė
Rūta Burbaitė
The many casualties of European airline industry
Civil Aviation
The many casualties of European airline industry

October has certainly not been a kind month for European aviation in the past few years. Nordic budget carrier Prim...

Haunted by labor dispute, is El Al nearing agreement with pilots?
Civil Aviation
Haunted by labor dispute, is El Al nearing agreement with pilots?

Israeli news media rallied around the news on October 15, 2018, that following months of negotiations and major flight d...

Another European airline goes bust: Cobalt Air ceases operations
Civil Aviation
Another European airline goes bust: Cobalt Air ceases operations

Another European airline just collapsed. The Cypriot budget carrier Cobalt Air announced on October 18, 2018, it is canc...

First supersonic business jet on track to fly in 2023
Civil Aviation
First supersonic business jet on track to fly in 2023

Supersonic jet maker Aerion revealed a concrete timeline for the final stages in the development of its first supersonic...

Korean Air: from raging heiresses to chief’s embezzlement probe
Civil Aviation
Korean Air: from raging heiresses to chief’s embezzlement probe

Another scandal hits the largest airline and flag carrier of South Korea, and this time it involves the man at the top....

Airbus speeds up CEO search with a favorite in mind
Promotions & appointments
Airbus speeds up CEO search with a favorite in mind

Several sources familiar with the matter have indicated a company insider favored to succeed the outgoing boss Tom Ender...

World’s largest aircraft nearing production with EASA’s go-ahead
Civil Aviation
World’s largest aircraft nearing production with EASA’s go-ahead

The European Aviation Safety Agency has given the green light to Hybrid Air Vehicles – the developer of the A...

Lockheed Martin ventures into space with new lunar lander
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Lockheed Martin ventures into space with new lunar lander

Lockheed Martin unveiled on October 3, 2018, its crewed lunar lander concept designed for ferrying future astronauts fro...

Irish airspace reopens after “complete radar failure”
Airports
Irish airspace reopens after “complete radar failure”

The airspace of the Republic of Ireland has reopened after flights to and from the country’s two primary airports...

Indonesian air controller dies after helping jet escape quake
Civil Aviation
Indonesian air controller dies after helping jet escape quake

An Indonesian air traffic controller has been hailed as a hero after he guided a passenger plane into the air before jum...

E-190 E2 “shark” finds a loyal customer months after Farnborough
Airlines Performance
E-190 E2 “shark” finds a loyal customer months after Farnborough

Embraer first unveiled the shark-faced regional jett at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow, where the B...

MQ-9 Reaper downs target drone in first air-to-air kill
Defense
MQ-9 Reaper downs target drone in first air-to-air kill

A U.S. Air Force officer revealed on September 18, 2018, that a MQ-9 Reaper drone scored a first-of-its-kind unmanned ai...

China Southern aims for the skies: to grow fleet to 2,000 by 2035
Civil Aviation
China Southern aims for the skies: to grow fleet to 2,000 by 2035

China Southern Airlines has revealed plans to increase its fleet to a staggering 2,000 aircraft by 2035 and is now explo...

Qatar Airways reveals heavy cost of embargo but sheds no tears
Airlines Performance
Qatar Airways reveals heavy cost of embargo but sheds no tears

Qatar Airways' latest manifest of defiance – revealing the large cost of the blockade on its annual earni...

UPDATE: SIA’s drunk pilot, lying crew and disgruntled passengers
Civil Aviation
UPDATE: SIA’s drunk pilot, lying crew and disgruntled passengers

UPDATED: Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight between Melbourne, in southeastern Australia, and New Zealand’s capital,...

Delta en route to take the first A220 delivery in U.S.
Civil Aviation
Delta en route to take the first A220 delivery in U.S.

Delta Air Lines is en route be the first U.S. airline to take delivery of the Airbus A220, and its first A220 narrow-bod...