China Eastern Airlines Flight Discharged 45 Tons of Fuel to Save a Passengers Life A passenger suddenly fell ill with symptoms of coughing blood and quickening heartbeat on China Eastern Airlines flight MU587 from Shanghai Pudong Airport to New York on July 16. The airline crew found three Chinese and foreign doctors on board who checked the conditions of the patient. Jul. 17, 2019 Boeing 737 MAX Unlikely to Restart Carrying Passengers by 2020: Officials Grounded Boeing 737 MAX planes are unlikely to restart carrying passengers until 2020 as it will take time to fix flight-control software and complete other work, government and industry officials have said. Jul. 15, 2019 Wizz Air to Start Flights from Pulkovo Airport to London On October 1, 2019, Wizz Air, the European low-cost airline, will launch scheduled service between St. Petersburg and London, the capital of the United Kingdom. The daily flights from Pulkovo Airport to London Luton Airport will be operated by a subsidiary airline Wizz Air UK. Jul. 12, 2019 Biofuels and Carbon Offsets Power Deltas First Carbon-Neutral Flights Delta Air Lines to take 20 carbon-neutral new aircraft deliveries from the Airbus final assembly line in Mobile, Ala. Jul. 13, 2019 Why Xiamen Airlines Finds Favor with the United Nations The United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) session on Review of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) implementation and interrelations among goals: Discussion on SDG 13 - Climate Action was held at the UN headquarters in New York on July 12, local time. Due to the cooperation between Xiamen Airlines and the United Nations on SDGs, Xiamen Airlines, as the sole Chinese business representative, was invited to join this session as a leading discussant by the President of ECOSOC. Mr. Zhao Dong, Chairman of Xiamen Airlines, participated in it. He shared Xiamen Airlines sustainable development practices, summarized the valuable experience in energy conservation and emission reduction, and expressed the gritty determination to diffuse the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) globally in the discussion. What he said was well received by the guests present and was highly rated as an excellent Private Sector representative practicing sustainable development. As the overriding part in HLPF, the session was moderated by Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC. High-level officials including the Special Envoy of the 2019 Climate Summit, president of COP-25, and Executive Secretary of ESCWA attended the meeting and gave speeches. Jul. 13, 2019 Delta Air Lines Announces June Quarter 2019 Profit Delta Air Lines today reported financial results for the June quarter 2019 and provided its outlook for the September quarter 2019. Highlights of the June quarter 2019 results, including both GAAP and adjusted metrics, are below and incorporated here. Jul. 11, 2019 Atlantic Airways Takes Delivery of Its First A320neo Atlantic Airways, the Faroe Islands flag carrier, has taken delivery of its first A320neo, MSN8918. Leased from Air Lease Corporation, this aircraft is powered by CFMI LEAP-1A engines and is configured in an all-economy cabin layout. Jul. 12, 2019 Air China to Buy 20 A350-900 Planes from Airbus Chinas national flag carrier Air China signed agreement Thursday to buy 20 A350-900 planes from global aircraft producer Airbus to improve its transport capability. Jul. 12, 2019 First Direct Flight Connecting Central China and NYC Celebrated in Manhattan A ceremony marking the launch of the first direct flight connecting Central China and New York City was held in downtown Manhattan on Thursday. Jul. 12, 2019 Airline Industry Heading for Summer Boom With the approaching of the peak air transport season in summer, and the grounding of troubled B737 MAX aircraft, demand has exceeded supply in the domestic aviation market, which will lift flight ticket prices and boost the sales of carriers and their stock performance, industry analysts said. Jul. 12, 2019 British Airways to Move All Beijing Services to Daxing Airport British Airways announced on Wednesday it will move all its services to Beijing to the newly built Beijing Daxing International Airport. Jul. 11, 2019 Dozens Injured as Turbulence Forces Air Canada Flight to Divert to Honolulu An Air Canada flight Thursday morning was forced to divert to Honolulu, capital of US Hawaii, after suffering turbulence, local media reported, adding that dozens of people were injured in the incident. Jul. 12, 2019 Central China Opens First Direct Flight to New York Wuhan on Wednesday launched the first direct flight connecting Central China and New York in the United States. Jul. 11, 2019 Permanent Electronic Bag Tag Unveiled at China Eastern Airlines First Special Exercise at Daxing International Airport On July 10, China Eastern Airlines launched its first special exercise at Beijing Daxing International Airport. Covering the arrival, departure, connection, and baggage sorting processes for domestic and international passengers, the exercise adopted a preset special scenario mode to simulate a number of processes, such as services for premium travelers, travelers with special needs and check-in for oversized baggage. Jul. 10, 2019 Daxing Airport to Be a Star Attraction The new gigantic star-shaped Beijing Daxing International Airport, due to open by Sept 30, will have its domestic and international departure halls stacked vertically. This is the first such design among global airports, and will offer passengers more convenient and faster check-in and transfer services, its designer said on Tuesday. Jul. 10, 2019 Saudi Airline Drops Boeing MAX, Opts to Buy Airbus Craft Saudi Arabias discount carrier flyadeal has backed out of an order for up to 50 Boeing 737 MAX jets, opting for the Airbus A320neo, but the decision doesnt necessarily indicate turbulence ahead for the US aircraft manufacturer. Jul. 09, 2019 CAAC Aims to Keep Airlines on Schedule This Summer Chinas civil aviation watchdog is stepping up efforts to keep airlines on schedule amid a midsummer travel peak that coincides with frequent extreme weather, including storms and heavy rain. Jul. 09, 2019 First Guiyang-Bangkok Primetime Flight to Open The first primetime direct flight between Guiyang, capital of Southwest Chinas Guizhou province, and Bangkok, capital of Thailand, will open from July 11. Jul. 08, 2019 VariFlight: Korean Air Became the Worlds Most Punctual Airline while Japans New Chitose Airport Maintained Leadership in June 2019 VariFlight, a leading aviation data service provider, has released its latest Airport and Airline On-time Performance (OTP) Reports for June 2019 based on its comprehensive flight database between June 1 and June 30, 2019. The study reveals that New Chitose (CTS) tops the TOP10 global hubs, while Korean Air takes the top spot in the global OTP chart with an on-time arrival rate of 96.69 percent. Jul. 09, 2019 China Eastern Introduces RFID-tech in Luggage Tracking at Shanghai Airports China Eastern Airlines has comprehensively introduced radio frequency identification devices (RFID) in luggage tracking at two major civil airports in Shanghai, according to the airline Wednesday. Jul. 04, 2019 Longest Strike in Taiwans Aviation History to Conclude Taiwan airline EVA Air has reached an agreement with a union of flight attendants to end the longest strike in Taiwans aviation history, starting Wednesday. Jul. 07, 2019 Zhanjiang-Sihanoukville Flight to Open on July 11 Zhanjiang Airport, the only civilian airport in west Guangdong province, is slated to open a new air route to Sihanoukville, Cambodia on July 11, enabling travelers to head for Cambodia and Southeast Asia. Jul. 08, 2019 Boeing Takes New Technologies Out of the Lab and onto Ecodemonstrator Flying Test Bed Boeing is launching its latest round of flight-testing to assess new technologies that could address real-world challenges for airplane operators and passengers -- from enhancing safety and sustainability to improving the flying experience. The company is debuting a Boeing 777 that will serve as the 2019 flying test bed for 50 projects. Jul. 01, 2019 Etihad Airways Launches Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Chengdu An Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down in Chengdu yesterday, completing its inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Flight EY818 departed Abu Dhabi at 08:15 local time in the morning and arrived in Chengdu at 19:40 last evening. Jul. 03, 2019 Welcome Cocktails, Hot Towel Service, Bistro-Style Dining: Delta to Debut Wholly Reinvented International Main Cabin Experience Customers can expect to be impressed on board Deltas international routes* starting this November when the airline debuts its industry-leading Main Cabin experience. Free Welcome Aboard cocktails featuring Bellinis to start, hot towel service and mix-and-match options for premium appetizers and larger entrees are just a few of the ways Delta is differentiating its international Main Cabin service. Jul. 08, 2019 Novus and Vietjet Sign MoU for Financing and Leasing of 10 Aircraft Global aircraft leasing and financing company Novus Aviation Capital and new-age carrier Vietjet Air have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the financing and leasing of 10 aircraft over the next 18 months. The investment is valued at approximately $1.3 billion at list price, encompassing a combination of operating and finance leases. The aircraft will be a mix of single aisle aircraft from Vietjets order book. Jul. 03, 2019 Ethiopian Makes its Maiden Flight to Marseille Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, commenced thrice weekly flights to Marseille, France on 2 July 2019. Jul. 03, 2019 May Air Freight Volumes Remain Weak The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.4% in May 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This was a slight improvement on the 5.6% contraction in April. Jul. 03, 2019 APOC Aviation Moves Towards Expansion in China APOC Aviation, the innovative aircraft and engines leasing, trading and part-out specialist, recently participated in a trade conference with Chinese Government representatives in Amsterdam. It is APOCs intention to expand its global footprint with a trading presence in Asia and it has signed an MOU with its Chinese partners to progress a far-reaching growth plan throughout the region. This is likely to include stock hubs in designated parts of the Chinese mainland together with warehousing and AOG support offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. Jul. 03, 2019 Etihad Airways Celebrates Commencement of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Services to Shanghai Yesterday, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, celebrated the deployment of the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on its daily scheduled services to Shanghai by hosting a spectacular Abu Dhabi Night reception. The event took place at Bellagio Shanghai, a five-star hotel inspired by the Art Deco history of the citys famous Bund and styled on a modern interpretation of Shanghais past. The occasion was attended by leading figures from the UAE and local government officials, diplomats, corporate partners, members of the travel industry and social influencers from the two countries. Jul. 04, 2019