Airbus BelugaXL moving to testing phase and a second aircraft starting its integration

The first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL rolled out from its assembly hangar in Toulouse, France this month. Once operational, a fleet of these next-generation airlifters will be used to transport completed sections of Airbus aircraft among the company’s European production sites and to its final assembly lines in France, Germany and Spain.…

Australia has first electric plane trial

Electro.Aero have begun testing Australia’s first electric passenger plane. The first flight occured 2 January 2018 with the Pipistrel Alpha Electro with two circuits in the traffic pattern at Perth Jandakot Airport. The Alpha Electro is a twin seater, single engine propellor driven aircraft made in Slovenia and is based on the Pipistrel Alpha petrol…

Emirates resumes flights to Tunisia

Emirates Airlines resumed its flights to Tunisia after over two weeks of suspension, the Tunisian Ministry of Transport announced Thursday evening. An agreement has been drawn to stipulate the company to respect the world regulations in the aviation industry and the accord signed between the two countries in the area of civil aviation, said the…

Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF

Airbus has completed assembly of the first A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex) at its facilities in Hamburg. The aircraft powered by CFM Leap-1A engines will undergo ground tests prior to its scheduled first flight in the coming weeks. First delivery of an A321neo ACF to a customer is scheduled for mid-2018. The A321neo ACF is the latest…

Man charged over abusive behaviour at Perth Airport

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) were called to Perth Airport’s domestic terminal on Wednesday after receiving reports from staff about a disturbance involving a 45-year-old man. The intoxicated man was offloaded a Brisbane bound flight due to his aggressiveness and intoxicated state. “Authorities have zero tolerance for abusive and aggressive behaviour in airports or on aircraft.…