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‘Buy airline tickets like you bought toilet paper.’….

‘Buy airline tickets like you bought toilet paper.’ Virgin Atlantic captain Chris Pohl plea travellers. The most senior A350 training captain at Virgin Atlantic, Chris Pohl, 56, who has been flying for 38 years, posted a picture of himself holding up a piece of cardboard carrying the message to his Instagram profile. The post on […]

“British Airways plans to fire vast majority of workers and rehire in worse terms” – complains the union

The Unite union that represents British Airways says that the airline plans to layoff vast majority of its workforce and rehire them on reduced pay and worse terms. Last month British Airways held meetings with union to cut 12,000 jobs before the 15 June 2020. Union says that British Airways is taking the COVID-19 crisis […]

KLM began testing sustainable ways to taxi aircraft at Schiphol Airport.

KLM today began testing sustainable ways to taxi aircraft at Schiphol Airport. The trial is being carried out with a Taxibot. This is a hybrid towing vehicle which, unlike the normal pushback trucks, is licenced to tow full aircraft to near the start of the runway, without the aircraft having to start its engines. This […]

The world’s “largest all electric commercial aircraft” has completed its maiden flight…

The world’s “largest all electric commercial aircraft” has completed its maiden flight at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, on Thursday. The Cessna 208B Grand Caravan powered by a 750-horsepower all-electric magni500 propulsion system took off from AeroTEC Flight Test Center in Moses Lake. The zero-emission all electric commercial aircraft was developed by […]

Airbus A400M achieves Automatic Low Level Flight certification…

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has achieved a new decisive milestone after the certification of its Automatic Low Level Flight capability, offering a unique in its class capability for a military transport aircraft. The certification campaign, performed in April above the Pyrenees and central France, involved operations down to 500ft, including transitions from low […]

Rescue officials found Rs 30 million (USD 184,716) in cash in the wreckage of flight PK-8303

Rescue officials have found around Rs 30 million (USD 184,716) in cash in the wreckage of the Pakistan International Airlines’ aircraft that crashed in a residential area near Karachi International Airport on Friday Flight PK-8303 from Lahore with 99 people onboard Karachi crashed on approach to the Karachi International Airport killing 97 people onboard. Investigators […]

Boeing slashes 13000 jobs….

Boeing began involuntary layoffs by notifying the first 6,770 of Boeing staff at U.S. facilities that this week they will be affected. Nearly 13,000 employees of Boeing will be losing their jobs in coming weeks. The reductions had been expected since Boeing revealed plans last month to slash its global workforce by 10% – or […]

Lighting strike damages Volga Dnepr Airlines

Nose cone on Volga Dnepr Airlines An-124 was damaged while flying through lightning and a thunderstorm on approach to Krasnoyarsk in Russia on 27 May 2020. The flight #VDA3469 from Vatry landed safely with no reported injuries.

Delta airlines urging staff to take early retirement and buyout packages…

Delta Airlines is planning to offer early retirement and buyout packages to employees in an effort to cut costs as COVID-19 slashed the air travel by almost 95%. “While we never dreamed just a few months ago that we would be talking about a smaller Delta – this was expected to be a year of […]

Air New Zealand grounds Boeing 777s until at least end of this year…

Air New Zealand has grounded Boeing 777-200 and 777-300 fleet until at least end of this year or April 2021, as part of cost saving measures it undertake. As a result, the airline plans to lay off nearly 1,000 flight attendants from its international fleet. The number of employees who work on the Boeing 787 […]