ATR 42-600 a Soaring Success in Yunnan ATR 42-600 proves its quality in serving high-altitude airports with successful Demo Tour. Nov. 13, 2018 Japan Airlines to Serve Beaujolais Nouveau on November 15 To celebrate this years release of Beaujolais Nouveau, Japan Airlines will serve a wine produced by Pierre Ferraud1 on select international routes and airport lounges in Japan on November 15, 2018. The Pierre Ferraud Estates is a highly-acclaimed, long-established winery, which has been making Beaujolais since 1882. In addition, the winery has received the highest four-star rating in the Beaujolais region by wine critic, Robert Parker. Nov. 13, 2018 Pilot Honored As Most Beautiful Veteran for Emergency Landing A pilot who made a successful emergency landing in May has been honored as one of Chinas 20 most beautiful veterans of 2018, authorities announced at an honoring ceremony. Nov. 11, 2018 Companys Intelligent Systems Make Airports Run More Smoothly To improve efficiency and safety, Huawei Technologies is helping airports to offer intelligent systems and services based on its latest technologies, according to the company. Nov. 12, 2018 Ethiopian Airlines Restarts Addis Ababa-Mogadishu Flights after 41 Years Ethiopias flag carrier Ethiopian Airlines (ET) has launched thrice weekly direct passenger flights between Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and Somalias capital, Mogadishu, after 41 years break, adding momentum to increasing bilateral economic ties. Nov. 10, 2018 Thousands Protest Cancellation of New Mexico City Airport Thousands of people marched in Mexico City on Sunday to protest President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obradors plans to cancel a new US$13 billion airport for the capital. Nov. 11, 2018 Air India Operations Director Stopped from Piloting Flight after Failing Breath Tests A senior pilot who is also director of operations for Air India, and has had responsibility for flight safety and training, said he was told by the carrier he failed two breathalyzer tests on Sunday before a flight to London from New Delhi. Nov. 12, 2018 Emirates Cuts Fees for Home Check-in As Travel Rush Begins Soon Emirates is lowering the cost of its home check-in service as it prepares to cope with a huge travel rush during the upcoming holidays. Nov. 11, 2018 Schumer: FAA Too Slow Tackling Airline Seat Size Concerns The Senates top Democrat says the Federal Aviation Administration isnt moving fast enough to roll out a plan to stop airlines from shrinking passengers seats. Nov. 11, 2018 Changi Airports US$323 Million T1 Upgrade 85% Complete New check-in counters, baggage belts, carpets and floor tiles are in place at Changi Airports Terminal 1, where renovation work is 85 per cent complete. Nov. 11, 2018 Air New Zealand Working with ATR to Develop Hybrid Electric Planes Air New Zealand is working with European planemaker ATR on hybrid electric aircraft and what is needed to support them. Nov. 09, 2018 Make Some Noise, Its Time to Rock at DXB! Dubai International raised its rock star credentials to new heights by welcoming globally recognised brand, Hard Rock Café, to the DXB playlist. Nov. 09, 2018 Ryanair Reaches Deal with German Cabin Crew Union Ryanair has reached an agreement with German union Verdi relating to pay and conditions for cabin crew that will be put to workers for approval next Tuesday, the Irish budget airline said on Thursday. Nov. 08, 2018 Vietnams Bamboo Airways Expects to Get Aviation Licence Next Week Vietnams new carrier Bamboo Airways expects to finally get an aviation licence next week and start flying within weeks, the chairman of its parent firm said on Thursday. Nov. 08, 2018 Bombardier Sells Aging Q400 Turboprop Line, Cutting 5,000 Jobs As It Sharpens Focus on Business Jets Bombardier is offloading its slow-selling Q400 turboprop passenger plane line to Viking Air, it announced Thursday, in another step away from the airliner business after the handover of a majority stake in its budget-busting CSeries program to Airbus this summer. The plane and train maker is also selling its business jet training program to partner CAE and cutting 5,000 jobs in a restructuring initiative. Nov. 08, 2018 ATR and Air New Zealand Explore the Future of a Regional Aviation Ecosystem Including Hybrid Aircraft ATR and Air New Zealand have signed an agreement to explore the role of new propulsion technologies, could play in the future of the regional aircraft ecosystem. Nov. 09, 2018 Cham Wings Airlines Has Launched Flights to Sheremetyevo Sheremetyevo International Airport met the first flight from Damascus operated by Cham Wings Airlines on November 07, 2018. New regular flights on the route Damascus -- Moscow (Sheremetyevo) -- Damascus will be performed on Wednesdays on Airbus A320 aircrafts with 12 first-class seats and 144 economy-class seats. Passengers will be served at Terminal F. Nov. 08, 2018 Airbus Holds Its First Technology Symposium in China Aeronautical and technology industries, leading universities and research institutes join forces during a symposium held by Airbus Beijing Engineering Center (ABEC). Nov. 08, 2018 Airbus and AVIC Won Best Partner Aerospace Laureate Awards Airbus and AVIC jointly won the Best Partner award at the 13th Aerospace Laureate Awards held during the 2018 China Airshow in the southern coastal city Zhuhai, China. Nov. 08, 2018 Russian Helicopters to Open Service Centers in China The Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and the Chinese company United Aviation Technology negotiated about establishing a maintenance and repair center for Russian helicopters in Shenzhen (China) as part of Airshow China 2018. The contract is to be signed by the end of the year. Nov. 08, 2018 Russian Helicopters Ready to Deliver Six Mi-171A2 Helicopters to a Chinese Company The Chinese company China General Aviation Service reaffirmed its intention to purchase a batch of Mi-171A2 helicopters manufactured at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAZ). Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) is planning to manufacture six air vehicles and deliver them to the customer by 2022. Nov. 08, 2018 Russian Helicopters Sign a Contract for Delivery of 20 Ansat Helicopters to China The Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) signed a contract for delivery of 20 Ansat helicopters for Chinese Association for Disaster Emergency Rescue Medicine (CADERM) during Airshow China 2018. The rotorcrafts will be delivered to the customer in multi-purpose configuration. Nov. 08, 2018 SAS Traffic Figures - October 2018 - SAS scheduled traffic compared to the same month last year: Nov. 08, 2018 TrueNoord Secures Further Funding to Drive Growth Plans TrueNoord, the independent regional aircraft lessor, has secured new investment from existing and new investors. This brings total equity available to nearly US$400m to expand TrueNoords aircraft portfolio and partially refinance the existing fleet as it embarks upon the next phase of growth. It complements a senior secured debt facility of US$500m which was announced in July. Nov. 08, 2018 Air Astana to Launch a Low Cost Airline, FlyArystan Air Astana is pleased to announce that it is to launch a low cost airline in the first half of 2019. The airline will be called FlyArystan. It will operate a fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft configured to an all-economy class of 180 seats. It will operate a classic LCC model, following the examples of highly successful airlines such as easyjet, Indigo, Cebu Pacific, and Air Asia. It will offer low airfares - approximately half of what Air Astana offers today - on mostly domestic routes - but it is expected to expand onto regional international routes in the mid-term. Nov. 08, 2018 Boeing Issues Operations Bulletin to Airlines Following Indonesian Plane Crash U.S. top aircraft manufacturer Boeing Company has issued an Operations Manual Bulletin to 737 Max operators after Indonesian Lion Air Flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea last month, killing all 189 people aboard. Nov. 08, 2018 Satcom Direct to Showcase SD Xperience Connectivity Solution on Multi-Leg International Flight Following on from the SD Xperience launch at NBAA, Satcom Direct is taking its Gulfstream GIV on a circumnavigation of the globe to showcase the power of the new connectivity offering to the international business aviation community. A team of SD executives, including Chief Operating Officer Chris Moore, will spend just under ten days flying the aircraft into leading business aviation destinations to demonstrate the full SD Xperience in-situ, in-cabin. Nov. 08, 2018 Hainan Airlines Selects Airbus Flight Hours Service - Components Solution for Its A350 XWB Fleet Hainan Airlines, part of HNA Group, selected Airbus FHS-Components services for its A350 fleet. Through this new contract, Airbus Flight Hour Services reaffirms its leading position on the A350 XWB Powered By flight hour services market both globally and in China. Nov. 07, 2018 Etihad Airways Launches New Economy Space Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is introducing Economy Space, a new seating option across its wide-body fleet, to enhance its product offering and to provide more choice to its customers on longer flights. Nov. 05, 2018 Airbus Is Growing Fast on the Chinese Commercial Aviation Services Market In order to best serve the growing fleet forecasted in China (over 7,400 new aircraft deliveries over 20 years), and better understand Chinese customers needs and environment Airbus is accelerating its development in China on the Services market for commercial aviation to help them optimize their operations. Nov. 07, 2018