21 August 2019

Irish courts halt Ryanair Dublin-based pilots’ strike – trouble still looms in the U.K., Portugal and Spain

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has successfully staved off an impending strike after the Irish High Court granted an injunction Wednesday, August 21, preventing the company’s Dublin-based pilots from taking action over pay and conditions. However, shortly afterwards, a London, U.K. court rejected a similar application from Ryanair to stop British pilots from striking. The situation …

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Air Astana posts financial results for first half 2019

Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, achieved an improved financial performance during the first half of 2019. Whilst revenue was marginally down, the Company reported an operating profit of US$6.8 million, with EBITDAR up 49% at US$50.0 million, despite a challenging global economic backdrop. The Company continued to demonstrate its strong cost control, improving …

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VoloCity to become first commercial Volocopter aircraft

Volocopter, a pioneer in Urban Air Mobility, unveiled the design for its newest air taxi model: VoloCity. This will be the fourth-generation electrical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL), by the German Urban Air Mobility developer. The VoloCity has been designed to meet the safety standards specified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (SC-VTOL category enhanced) …

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Jazz Aviation expands instructor pathway with addition of Toronto Airways

Jazz Aviation, a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation reports that it has signed an agreement with Toronto Airways (TAI) for the carrier to become the twentieth organization in the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program (Jazz APP). The Jazz APP will provide potential employment opportunities for qualifying TAI instructors to transition to first officer positions at Jazz, providing …

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328 Support Services to form new Leipzig based OEM – DRA

328 Support Services the type certificate holder of the Dornier 328 aircraft, has formed a new aircraft original equipment manufacturer, DRA GmbH, founded on the proud heritage of Dornier and Germany’s reputation for engineering design, quality and innovation. Representatives of 328SSG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sierra Nevada Corporation and the German Federal & State …

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Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific extend strategic agreement

Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific have welcomed the decision by the Minister of Transport Phil Twyford to re-authorise their joint venture alliance for a further five years until October 31, 2024. Air New Zealand Chief Strategy, Networks and Alliances Officer Nick Judd states the Cathay Pacific partnership plays a significant role in the airline’s …

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Allegiant to open new aircraft base in Lehigh Valley

Allegiant Travel Company announced plans to establish a two-aircraft base at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Allegiant’s growth plans in the state include creating at least 66 new, high-wage jobs. The Las Vegas-based company is investing US$50 million to establish its new base of operations, which will house two Airbus aircraft. …

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