BREAKING The big move from Atatürk to new Istanbul Airport delayed until March 2019

Turkish news agency reports that date for moving operations from Atatürk Airport to new Istanbul Airport has been postponed for a second time, now from 31 December 2018 to March 2019.

A meeting took place today at 15.00 at Istanbul Airport with the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure.

After 2. hours, decision was took to postpone the big move which was initaly planned on 1st January 2019.

The big move is delayed until Match 2019.

Aer Lingus to hire over 100 new pilots

Aer Lingus launched the latest pilot recruitment drive, with over 100 direct entry pilot positions available. Positions are open to qualified pilots, who, if successful, will fly aircraft, such as the Airbus A320/321 and A330, to over 80 destinations worldwide.

The pilot recruitment drive comes as Aer Lingus announced our ambitious growth strategy that will see North Atlantic fleet increase from 17 to 30 aircraft by 2023.

Over the coming years, Aer Lingus will add the new Airbus A321neo long-range aircraft, giving pilots the opportunity to fly the longest-range, single-aisle aircraft in the world when introduced.

Aer Lingus operates to over 80 destinations worldwide.

ALERT Two Turkish fighter Jets violated Greek Airspace twice on Monday says The Hellenic National Defense General Staff

The Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) said two Turkish F-16 jets violated Greek airspace twice on Monday.

According to the statement, Turkish jets flew over the Greek island of Oinousses at the height of 26,000 feet on Monday at 16:04 local time (14:04 GMT).

F-16 jets violated Greek airspace while the Greek Minister of Defense, Panos Kammenos was in the eastern Aegean Sea visiting military units on the islands of Chios, Oinousses and Panagia.

The Turkish jets were intercepted by Greek jets and forced Turkish jets out of Athens’ Flight Information Region.

Turkish violations of Greek airspace are common, and the issue has been brought before international authorities numerous times by the Greek government.

Tensions have been escalating between Athens and Ankara due to issues such as sovereignty over airspace and overflights and Greek Cypriot attempts to explore and exploit hydrocarbon reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean.

BREAKING TigerAir A320 flight #TT271 returned to Sydney after claims of a bomb on board

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A Tiger Air plane travelling from Sydney to Melbourne has turned around due to a threat on board.

TigerAir flight TT271 to Melbourne has been forced to return to Sydney Airport after reports of a bomb on board the plane.

Australian Federal Police officers were waiting for the plane when it touched town
on tarmac at Sydney Airport for two hors before passengers were allowed to disembark.

Police say the cabin crew was made aware of a threat on Tigerair Flight TT271 shortly after take-off and alerted the captain, who decided to turn back.

The Airbus A320 (reg. VH-VNF) departed at 6:40pm and the Captain was alerted around 7pm.

The flight touched down safely at Sydney airport around 8:30pm and passengers began to disembark from the plane two hours later.

The Australian Federal Police met with the aircraft on arrival.

No arrests have been made and no one was injured in the incident.

RAF A400M Atlas aircraft conducts first beach landing trials (video)

The British Royal Air Force’s (RAF) A400M Atlas aircraft has carried out beach landing trials on Pembrey Sands beach in southern Wales.

The trials were conducted for the first time and involved 206 Squadron members and engineers front-line squadron LXX based at RAF Brize Norton.

During the trials, the Airbus-built turboprop military transport aircraft performed take-off, landing and taxiing manoeuvres. The test proved the aircraft’s tactical capabilities on a range of surfaces, including natural surfaces.

In addition, it allowed the military aircrew to practice and hone their skills in flying the tactical airlifter.

The RAF will receive a total of 22 A400M aircraft from Airbus, which are expected to be delivered to the service by the early 2020s.

The A400M Atlas is expected to complement RAF’s existing fleet of C-130J Hercules aircraft.

ALERT Jet2 flight #LS887 from Manchester to Prague evacuated after ‘threatening note’ found in the toilets’

Passengers from Manchester were held at Prague airport after a drawing of a bomb was found on a piece of paper in the toilets.

Jet 2 flight from Manchester to the Czech capital landed at around 6.30pm local time last night.

The 183 people on board were evacuated from the aircraft but then held at the terminal building after they were told a ‘threatening note’ had been found.

The officials in the Czech Republic have said it was a drawing of a bomb found in the toilets which sparked the scare.

The flight attendant found a paper on the toilet on the plane, on which a bomb was painted, so the captain informed the control tower.

Staff were also searched as part of the big police operation as well as passengers on some other flights arriving into Václav Havel Airport, Novinky said before everyone was allowed to leave around 10:30pm.

The aircraft was grounded for around four hours while police checked through cabin baggage and interviewed passengers.

In a tweet, officials from Prague Airport confirmed that the disruption is due to a potential bomb threat.

They wrote: “Hello, @PolicieCZ checked the aircraft because of potential bomb threat. At the moment all cabin baggage need to be checked, estimated time is after 10 pm. Please contact handling employees on site for further information. Thank you.”

They later added: “Update: All checks are finished with negative results. The flight back to Manchester will be operated by backup aircraft around midnight. Departing PAX should contact their handling agents in the gate for additional info.”

VIDEO Storm Deidre crosswind landings, go-arounds and departures at Newcastle Airport

Following an Amber warning issued by the Met Office, this morning the start of Storm Deidre brought bitterly cold crosswinds across the Newcastle Airport, making arrivals and departures this morning that little bit more challenging.

BREAKING A man on German terror watchlist has been spotted at Paris CDG airport taking pictures inside Terminal 3

Two individuals, one of whom was listed as potentially dangerous in Germany, were seen taking pictures at Paris CDG airport.

Border Police (PAF) deployed at Paris CDGy airport spotted Thursday “strange behavior” of two people, including one person on a German terror watchlist for radical Islam.

According to the JDD, a man in a Mercedes Sprinter van parked in front of Terminal 3 ran into the terminal building before quickly taking several photographs of the scene.

The man returned to the car where an other bearded man was waiting for him.

The car quickly left the scene.

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VIDEO CLOSE Ryanair 737-800 Late Landing Clearance at London Stansted Airport

A close and late landing clearance at London Stansted Airport on Tuesday as Pegasus A320neo missed its high-speed exit and took more time than usual in vacating the runway.
This put the Ryanair lined up on the runway ready to depart, and the Ryanair on final approach both under pressure to both quickly depart and for the other to land.