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Bombardier sells four Global 6000 bizjets

03.01.2019 - 18:23 UTC
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Bombardier (BBA, Montréal Trudeau) has announced it sold four Global 6000 business jets to an undisclosed customer.

The deal includes a contract for services and is worth USD310 million at list prices.

The Global 6000 is a member of the Global Express family of business jets and shares a fuselage cross-section with the CRJ-100 and CRJ-200.

Croatia's SmileAir eyes 2019 launch with ACMI opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

03.01.2019 - 17:12 UTC
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Air Berlin liquidator goes after ex-management, repays morech-aviation PRO exclusive

03.01.2019 - 15:12 UTC
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Nepalese carriers to add turboprops in 1Q19ch-aviation PRO exclusive

03.01.2019 - 14:06 UTC
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Pakistan's Shaheen Air conditionally okayed for relaunch

03.01.2019 - 13:01 UTC
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The Pakistan Civil Aviation Administration (PkCAA) has approved the relaunch of Shaheen Air International (SAI, Karachi Int'l) subject to the settlement of all outstanding fees and the return of responsible executives to Pakistan, local website Pakistan Aviation has reported.

"It has been decided that Shaheen Air International may be facilitated for resumption of their operations subject to payment of CAA duties and return of the management, i.e. CEO/Director to Pakistan for resolution of other liabilities," the PkCAA wrote in a...

Rostransnadzor finds dozens of safety issues at KrasAviach-aviation PRO exclusive

03.01.2019 - 11:55 UTC
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Despite US sanctions, multiple start-ups eye Iranian marketch-aviation PRO exclusive

03.01.2019 - 10:50 UTC
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Denmark's Alpeflyet charters VIA Airways' A320ch-aviation PRO exclusive

03.01.2019 - 09:44 UTC
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Russia's iFly Airlines ends B757 operations

03.01.2019 - 08:39 UTC
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iFly Airlines (F7, Moscow Vnukovo) has transitioned to an all-Airbus fleet following the retirement of its last B757-200 after flying it from Moscow Vnukovo to Kemble on December 29.

Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows EI-CJY (msn 26161)'s last commercial service took place on December 20 as flight I4 9848 Bari-Moscow Vnukovo.

As it stands, iFly's fleet consists of two A319-100s, six A330-200s, and one A330-300. It currently plies charter flights for and on behalf of Russian tour operator Tez Tour.

Eilat Ramon, Israel to open in early 1Q19

03.01.2019 - 07:33 UTC
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Israel's Minister of Transportation, Yisrael Katz, has announced that Eilat Ramon International Airport will officially to commercial traffic on January 22.

In the first stage, Katz told Calcalist that Arkia Israeli Airlines (IZ, Tel Aviv Ben Gurion) and Israir (6H, Tel Aviv Sde Dov) would operate domestic flights to the airport from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion, Tel Aviv Sde Dov and Haifa following which foreign carriers plying international services will begin operating. Once commissioned, Eilat Ovda...

Nigerian CAA punishes four carriers for errant ops

03.01.2019 - 06:28 UTC
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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says it has sanctioned four operators, both scheduled and chartered, for various degrees of violations. It did not name the errant airlines.

The regulator said in a statement that it had taken action after an impromptu audit showed various shortcomings including failure to implement mandatory training programmes for maintenance personnel, irregularities concerning helicopter flight identification, deliberate violation of Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (NCAR), performing maintenance...

Avianca Holdings sells off stake in Getcom

03.01.2019 - 05:23 UTC
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Avianca Holdings has announced it has sold its 50% stake in Getcom to Panama-based Seger Investments, Corp. for an unspecified amount.

Seger is the Spain-based business outsourcing specialist's other 50% shareholder and, as such, with the closure of the deal, becomes its sole shareholder.

In November last year, Avianca Holdings confirmed plans to sell off its interest in a number of non-core shareholdings in order to raise USD100 million in much-needed capital.

Aside from Getcom, other Avianca...

Ariana Afghan Airlines adds maiden B737-500ch-aviation PRO exclusive

03.01.2019 - 04:17 UTC
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Mayotte's EWA Air adds maiden ATR72-600s

02.01.2019 - 23:40 UTC
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EWA Air (ZD, Dzaoudzi) has taken delivery of two ATR72-600s as part of its fleet renewal and replacement plan.

F-OJZA (msn 1535) and F-OJMZ (msn 1537) arrived in the French Indian Ocean possession of Mayotte on December 31. Of the duo, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows F-OJMZ has already been pressed into service plying routes from Dzaoudzi to Majunga and Nossi-Be in Madagascar.

A unit of Air Austral (UU, St. Denis de la Réunion), EWA Air will use the two -600s to replace its current fleet of two ATR72-500s. From...

India's Zoom Air to resume operations in early 1Q19

02.01.2019 - 22:04 UTC
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Zoom Air (India) (ZOM, Delhi Int'l) plans to resume operations on January 15, 2019, after its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) was renewed by the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the Financial Express has reported.

"We will start operations from January 15 on the Kolkata Int'l-Tezpur sector which is an UDAN route," CEO Koustav Dhar said.

The carrier is also talking to new prospective investors about a INR1 billion rupee (USD14.3 million) capital injection. If successful, the new funds could become...

China's SF Express to establish Chengdu hubch-aviation PRO exclusive

02.01.2019 - 20:28 UTC
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Qatar Airways secures 5% stake in China Southern

02.01.2019 - 18:52 UTC
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Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int'l) has acquired an approximately 5% shareholding in China Southern Airlines (CZ, Guangzhou), the Chinese carrier has announced.

In a Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) disclosure, China Southern said the Qatari carrier's purchase consisted of 430,036,166 A shares (3.5056%) and 183,324,000 H shares (1.4944%). The value of the transaction was not disclosed.

"Qatar Airways regards our shareholding in China Southern Airlines as an important part of our strategic investment in the largest...

US sanctions hit Iran's SuperJet plans, VIP carrierch-aviation PRO exclusive

02.01.2019 - 17:16 UTC
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Japan's Peach studying widebody opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

02.01.2019 - 13:55 UTC
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Argentina's SAPSA commences scheduled pax opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

02.01.2019 - 12:19 UTC
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Istanbul New Airport to fully open in late 1Q19 - report

02.01.2019 - 10:43 UTC
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Istanbul New Airport will fully open on March 3, five months later than originally planned, Milliyet has reported.

The new airport, which serves Turkey's largest metropolis, was initially due to open at the end of October this year. However, at that time Turkish Airlines relocated only a small number of flights to the new gateway, keeping Istanbul Atatürk as its main hub for the time being. Subsequently, the full opening of the new airport was delayed to the end of 2018 and then to the first quarter of 2019....

Argentina's Buenos Aires International Airlines secures ATLch-aviation PRO exclusive

02.01.2019 - 09:07 UTC
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Brazil's competition watchdog to assess Azul-Correios JVch-aviation PRO exclusive

02.01.2019 - 07:31 UTC
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China's GX Airlines takes delivery of first A320neoch-aviation PRO exclusive

02.01.2019 - 05:21 UTC
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Eastern Airlines to add B767s, mulls freightersch-aviation PRO exclusive

02.01.2019 - 03:43 UTC
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