NEWS Brussels airport hall partially reopens

The departure hall at Brussels international airport has partially reopened nearly six weeks after it was damaged during terrorist attacks on the Belgian capital.   More than 30 people died in the March 22 terrorist attacks, in which suicide bombers blew themselves up in the airport departure hall and at the city’s Maelbeek underground railway…

NEWS Former United CEO Gets Out Rich

The former CEO of United Airlines Jeff Smisek has received a $36.8 million severance package, following his resignation due to a federal corruption probe into United’s relationship with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Smirk’s pay included the $4.9 million severance, a $1.7 million reward as part of United’s annual incentive program…

BREAKING British Airways #BA108 from Dubai to LHR was intercepted by Hungarian Air Force today

Two Hungarian Air Force JAS-39C Gripens were scrambled when a British Airways flight from Dubai failed to contact Hungary’s civil air traffic control before entering the airspace. The highest level alert was ordered, the defence ministry said. The Gripens took off at 12.55pm to intercept and identify the aircraft upon entering Hungary’s airspace and secure its safe passage.…

NEWS LATAM Airlines Group Premieres Brand

LATAM Airlines Group, which is the partnership of TAM and LAN Airlines have revealed their new aircraft livery at simultaneous launch events in countries where the group operates! “In the coming days, aircraft with the new LATAM image will take to the skies, representing an historic milestone for the leading airline group in Latin America,”…

NEWS Africa Goes for the NEO!

Air Côte D’Ivoire, the national carrier of the Ivory Coast have announced the signature of a firm order for 2 Airbus A320neo and two Airbus A320 aircraft. This agreement makes Air Côte D’Ivoire the first airline in Africa to order the A320neo. This order also makes the airline a direct new customer with Airbus! Air…

NEWS Philippine Airlines Orders 6 A350’s

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has finalised a purchase agreement with Airbus covering the firm order of six A350-900s, plus six options. The contract firms up a Memorandum of Understanding announced earlier this year during the Singapore Airshow. The A350 XWB will become the flagship of PAL’s future long haul fleet and will be configured with a…

NEWS Delta Orders 37 A321s

Following yesterdays order of 75 Bombardier C Series CS100 aircraft, Delta have also confirmed an order of 37 Airbus A321 aircraft! This brings the airline’s total narrowbody order book to 82 aircraft! “The Airbus A320 family of aircraft continues to be a cost-efficient, reliable and customer-pleasing mainstay of our narrowbody fleet,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s…