Alan Dron

Air Arabia A321neoLR
Air Arabia takes delivery of first A321neoLR
LCC Air Arabia has taken delivery of the first of six Airbus A321neoLRs, the first Middle Eastern airline to operate the extended-range version of the type.
Uganda Airlines CRJ900
Uganda Airlines receives first CRJ900
New African flag carrier Uganda Airlines has taken delivery of the first two of four Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets ordered in July 2018.
Etihad Aviation Group CFO steps down
Etihad Aviation Group CFO Mark Powers has left the Abu Dhabi-based company to return to the US for what the airline described as “personal reasons.”
ACI Europe urges centralization, coordination to ease ATC shortfalls
Fixing Europe’s air traffic control (ATC) problems will be a test not only of the continent’s technical abilities, but its resolve to combat global warming, according to Europe’s airport trade association.
GoAir A320neo
New Abu Dhabi carriers to expand UAE-India subcontinent flights
Links between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Indian subcontinent continue to grow with the arrival of two new carriers in Abu Dhabi. Thousands of expatriates from the subcontinent work in the UAE.
Europe begins public consultation on US sanctions
The European Commission (EC) has launched a public consultation on a preliminary list of US exports that could be subject to tariffs in the latest stage of the Airbus-Boeing subsidies saga.
European experts suggest measures to ease ATC crisis
A panel of experts has proposed a set of measures it believes would help improve the efficiency of Europe’s air traffic control (ATC) system.
Icelandair fills Boeing MAX gaps with 767s, 757
Icelandair is wet-leasing Boeing 767s and acquiring a Boeing 757 on a temporary basis to compensate for its 737 MAX 8s affected by the global grounding.
AIX Hamburg 2019: Astronics shows new rescue kit
It’s a piece of airline equipment that everybody hopes will never be needed. But if an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) does have to be pressed into use, it’s important is as efficient as possible.
AIX Hamburg 2019: Lufthansa Systems broadens range for BoardConnect
Lufthansa Systems is widening the number of companies that can use its BoardConnect platform for inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC), the company said at AIX in Hamburg.
AIX Hamburg 2019: UK seat maker Acro aims for LCC market
UK seat manufacturer Acro is using AIX for the first showing of its Series 6LC seat, optimized for low-cost carriers.
AIX Hamburg 2019: Astronics charges to the rescue of power-poor passengers
Battery anxiety. It’s not an ailment that our grandparents would have recognized, but it preoccupies many of the present generation, who live in fear of their personal electronic devices (PED) running out of power.
AIX Hamburg 2019: Gogo, Phasor NextGen satellite antenna progresses
Inflight internet specialist Gogo and electronically steerable antennas (ESA) developer Phasor have achieved their initial core-technology performance objectives in developing a next-generation satellite antenna and will now progress to the next stage of their joint project.
AIX Hamburg 2019: Honeywell ready to move data expertise to airliners
Honeywell is seeking to translate its experience of high-speed inflight Wi-Fi in the business aviation market into the airline sector, as carriers seek more uses for the greater connectivity now available from the new generation of satellites.
AIX Hamburg 2019: Full Atmosphère cabin unlikely in early CRJ550s
Bombardier is prepared to offer the full Atmosphère cabin for new-build aircraft of its recently announced CRJ550 regional jet, a senior executive said April 3, but because initial examples of the new model are conversions from existing CRJ700s, most users are likely to shy away for cost reasons.
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