UK Government increases number of eligible countries for ePassport gates

UK Government increases number of eligible countries for ePassport gates

🕔13:19, 23.May 2019

The UK Government has increased the number of eligible countries available to use ePassport gates upon entry. Visitors from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States will be able to use ePassport gates at ports

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Chorus Aviation enters purchase agreement with Flybe for five Bombardier Q400

Chorus Aviation enters purchase agreement with Flybe for five Bombardier Q400

🕔13:18, 23.May 2019

Chorus Aviation will acquire five, mid-life Bombardier Q400 aircraft currently on lease with airline Flybe. The transaction is expected to close by this summer and is subject to customary conditions precedent to closing – this marks 50 commitments to its

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United Airlines extends biofuel commitment

United Airlines extends biofuel commitment

🕔13:18, 23.May 2019

United Airlines has renewed its contract with Boston-based World Energy, agreeing to purchase up to 10 million gallons of sustainable aviation biofuel over the next two years. The biofuel, which United currently uses to help sustainably power every flight departing

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Virgin Atlantic restarts London to Mumbai service

Virgin Atlantic restarts London to Mumbai service

🕔13:17, 23.May 2019

Virgin Atlantic will be restarting flights between London Heathrow and Mumbai, India on October 27 – as the airline looks to take advantage of the recent demise of Jet Airways’ operations, which used to codeshare with Virgin Atlantic on the

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British Airways introduces new Islamabad route; scraps St Petersburg and Kiev services

British Airways introduces new Islamabad route; scraps St Petersburg and Kiev services

🕔13:17, 23.May 2019

British Airways is beginning flights between London and Islamabad, Pakistan, starting in June, operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Andrew Brem, chief commercial officer at British Airways, said: “The excitement is building as we put the final touches to this exciting

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Lufthansa offers technical support for South African carrier Comair

Lufthansa offers technical support for South African carrier Comair

🕔15:06, 22.May 2019

Lufthansa Technik has announced a partnership with South African owned carrier Comair for technical services and integrated fleet management. Operations at the first two local line maintenance stations of the MRO company have already begun. Comair has contracted Lufthansa Technik

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Airbus and SAS sign hybrid and electric aircraft research agreement

Airbus and SAS sign hybrid and electric aircraft research agreement

🕔12:13, 22.May 2019

Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SAS Scandinavian Airlines for hybrid and electric aircraft eco-system and infrastructure requirements research. The MoU was signed by Grazia Vittadini, chief technology officer, Airbus and Göran Jansson, Deputy President EVP Strategy

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Boeing troubles continue as Turkish Airlines looks for compensation

Boeing troubles continue as Turkish Airlines looks for compensation

🕔11:43, 22.May 2019

It’s being reported that Turkish Airlines is looking for compensation from Boeing for losses over the grounding of 12 737 MAX aircraft. The report suggests that the airline’s chairman Ilker Ayci has said he plans to meet Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg

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IBA Group establishes presence in Tokyo

IBA Group establishes presence in Tokyo

🕔11:35, 22.May 2019

Aviation consultancy IBA Group has established a representation in Tokyo, Japan as the company aims to increase its presence in the region. IBA’s main services include aviation data, appraisals, asset management and advisory. “Introducing formal and experienced representation in Japan

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TAG Aviation Macau awarded IS-BAH stage 1 certificate

TAG Aviation Macau awarded IS-BAH stage 1 certificate

🕔11:32, 22.May 2019

TAG Aviation Macau’s Fixed Base Operation (FBO) has been awarded the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage 1 certificate of registration from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). The IS-BAH standard, which focuses on the refuelling, ground handling

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