NEWS Belgocontrol In Trouble?

The TUEM (Trade Union Eurocontrol Maastricht) made a post on Facebook about the Belgian ATC’s social conflicts with Belgocontrol, the local Belgian Air Traffic Control organisation. The TUEM posted this on Facebook: “The Belgian Air Traffic Controllers have for some time been in a social conflict with their employer, Belgocontrol. The retirement age is a small…

NEWS HNA Group To Takeover Monarch?

The HNA Group, which is the Chinese Conglomerate of Hainan Airlines have supposedly been in talks with Monarch Airlines to acquire the airline as part of their global takeover spree. If the deal is completed, it would represent the biggest investment into a British Airline.  Monarch is owned by Greybull Capital who got the airline…

NEWS Emirates Orders 2 More A380’s

Dubai state-owned carrier Emirates said on Wednesday that it has ordered an additional 2 Airbus A380 aircraft from Airbus for an estimated delivery of Q4 2017. This brings the airline’s total orders to 142 aircraft. The airline currently has 75 in service and are to receive another 67 more on firm order. The ordered aircraft…

NEWS Horizon Air Places Huge Embraer Order

Horizon Air today announced it will grow its fleet with the purchase of 30 new three-class Embraer E175 jets, which will fly exclusively for Alaska Airlines. The order, which also includes 33 options, will be delivered over three years starting next year, and is valued at $2.8 billion at Embraer’s current list price and represents…