Pilots who fly for Amazon Air highlight poor working conditions

71 voti Pilots who fly for Amazon Air protested outside the Seattle venue of the Amazon annual shareholder meeting. The pilots, who fly for Amazon Air at contracted carriers including Atlas Air, Southern Air and ABX Air, have alleged poor working conditions. The pilots also launched a website, PilotsDeserveBetter.org, calling for improved working conditions. The protesting pilots held picket signs and a… Inserita da acaainews 25 maggio 2019

Queen Elizabeth adds sheen to British Airways’ centenary celebrations with visit to HQ

47 voti Queen Elizabeth visited British Airways’ headquarters at Waterside, Heathrow as part of the airline’s centenary celebrations. She unveiled a plaque with the airline’s centenary logo and the words: Her Majesty The Queen visited Waterside to mark British Airways’ centenary – 23rd May 2019. She visited British Airways’ museum, The Speedbird Centre, where she was shown artefacts and memorabilia… Inserita da acaainews 25 maggio 2019

Unilode Aviation Solutions has added short- and medium-term ULD leasing to its services portfolio. PMC and heavy-duty pallets will be available immediately, while other ULD types will be added soon.

87 voti Unilode Aviation Solutions has added short- and medium-term ULD leasing to its services portfolio. PMC and heavy-duty pallets will be available immediately, while other ULD types will be added soon. The company aims to service their clients through an expanded asset base and service network. It will let them lease from different strategic storage locations around the world to cover for ULD… Inserita da acaainews 24 maggio 2019

Air India ups number of flights to meet summer demand

48 voti To meet the demand during summer holidays, national carrier Air India has said it will fly various new flights starting June 1, on the domestic and international routes. The airline will offer additional 3,500 seats each per week on the Mumbai -Dubai-Mumbai and Mumbai-Dubai-Mumbai routes from June 1 and 2, respectively. On the latter route, Air India will operate two new flights using its B787… Inserita da acaainews 23 maggio 2019

Lufthansa receives first A321neo in Frankfurt

71 voti The Lufthansa Group has received its first Airbus A321neo in Frankfurt, which will be operated by Lufthansa. The Group expects more than 100 brand-new Airbus A320neo family aircraft by 2025. Italian manufacturer Geven has designed the seats, in keeping with ergonomic pressure distribution. The backrest has been slimmed down to offer passengers more personal space. USB ports in the current and… Inserita da acaainews 23 maggio 2019

Turkish Cargo maintains 7th rank on World Air Cargo Data list

67 voti Turkish Cargo has achieved a growth rate of 11.6 percent in the sold cargo tonnage, and maintained its 7th rank on the WACD (World Air Cargo Data) list, according to the data obtained during the first quarter of the year featuring a shrinkage of -3.1 percent across the industry. The air cargo brand attained a better ranking with respect to the scheduled time of arrival/take-off referred to as ‘On… Inserita da acaainews 23 maggio 2019

Virgin Atlantic’s Mumbai-Heathrow flight to make available 26 tonnes of cargo capacity

73 voti With an aim to win a strong share of a buoyant cargo market, Virgin Atlantic will relaunch its flight between London Heathrow and Mumbai starting October 27. The Mumbai flight will provide up to 26 tonnes of cargo capacity. The flight, to be operated on Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 787-9 aircraft, will also provide seamless connections via Heathrow between India and the US. The additional route will… Inserita da acaainews 23 maggio 2019

Hinduja Group admits evaluating possible bid for Jet Airways’ revival

72 voti The Hinduja Group has admitted that it is evaluating a revival bid for the cash-strapped Jet Airways which shut operations on April 17. The group told a news agency in response to reports that they would start the bidding process this week. According to reports, the group has already received approval of key stakeholders, including founder Naresh Goyal and Etihad Airways, which hold 51 percent and… Inserita da acaainews 21 maggio 2019

Losses, poor demand force Air India to stop Mumbai-New York flight

73 voti Air India has decided to discontinue the direct flight between Mumbai and New York owing to poor demand, and according to reports, losses. The national carrier had suspended the flight in February following the closure of Pakistan airspace and expected to resume it in June this year. However, an AI spokesperson has revealed that the flight will not be resumed due to poor load factor or low seat… Inserita da acaainews 20 maggio 2019

Air Seychelles launches sixth flight from Mahe to Mumbai

91 voti Air Seychelles has launched its sixth weekly frequency between Seychelles Mumbai. Charles Johnson, chief commercial officer of Air Seychelles said: “Since the launch of the flights in 2014, there has been a significant increase in the traffic volumes between the financial capital of Mumbai and the Seychelles, hence to ensure that we keep up with the trend we have also revised the time our flights… Inserita da acaainews 20 maggio 2019

DGCA invites EoI for experimental BVLOS operations of remotely piloted aircraft

94 voti The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has invited expressions of interest (EOI) from consortia of experts for “conducting experiments beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) in India, leading to submission of proof of concept (PoC) for safe BVLOS operations”. The move is likely to pave the way for use of drones for e-commerce. According to the… Inserita da acaainews 20 maggio 2019

Qatar Airways seeks partnership proposal from Indian carriers

100 voti Qatar Airways submitted a formal request to the Indian authorities for an additional capacity on a temporary operating permit basis to meet the air traffic demand in Qatar-India routes, and said it will “seriously” consider any proposal for partnership from Indian carriers. “Qatar Airways is always open for partnership with other airlines, including Indian carriers. We will seriously consider any… Inserita da acaainews 20 maggio 2019

British Airways to fly new A350 aircraft to India

91 voti British Airways has said on Wednesday that it will fly its new Airbus A350 aircraft on Indian routes from later this year. According to a press release, Bengaluru will be the first city in India, and just the fourth destination on the airline’s worldwide network, to get the new A350 aircraft service. “We are delighted to welcome our new A350 aircraft in Bengaluru later this year, featuring our new… Inserita da acaainews 17 maggio 2019

Asia-Pacific air freight carriers’ underperform in Mar’19: IATA

66 voti The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has posted an increase of 0.1 percent in global air freight demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), in the month of March. While this is a significant improvement on the 4.9 percent contraction in February, in seasonally adjusted terms, demand is still down 1.5 percent over the past year. Global freight capacity, measured in available… Inserita da acaainews 8 maggio 2019