New Omani startup Salam Air has received the first of three aircraft, an Airbus A320 leased from South America’s LATAM Group, as the low-cost carrier (LCC) prepares to begin services by the end of the year.
Rules governing the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have been amended to enable it to tackle emerging issues. Aspects of the new rules were welcomed by pilots, but criticized by some of the continent’s major airlines.
Three cases of close encounters between unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and airliners heading for London Heathrow Airport were recorded in three consecutive days in July, according to the UK Airprox Board.
United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Air Arabia has posted third-quarter net profits of AED297 million ($80.8 million), up 26% from a net profit of AED235 for the same period last year.
Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation has delivered a Boeing 777-300ER to Air China, the first in a batch of five aircraft leased to the carrier under a purchase-and-leaseback arrangement first announced in October.
Settling into his new role as the head of IATA, director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac has made clear his frustration with government policies that fail to recognize the value of aviation....More
The world’s airlines will continue their streak of collective profitability in 2017, but anticipated higher costs, coupled with a sluggish global economy that lead IATA forecasters to believe next year’s industry net profit will be almost $6 billion lower than 2016’s expected profit....More