Air Astana, the award-winning flag carrier of Kazakhstan, has confirmed the appointment of Simon Rickman to the role of sales and marketing Manager, UK & Ireland. Based at Air Astana’s London office, he reports directly to Michael Whitehead, regional general manager for the UK, Ireland, Americas, Turkey, and MEA.
Qatar Airways has announced a major expansion in South Africa with the launch of a new destination Durban while simultaneously increasing its weekly frequencies to Johannesburg. The airline will also increase its weekly frequency to Cape Town going up from five flights a week to a daily service.
An oil rig worker who was notoriously fired by his company for saying he saw MH370 come down. Today insisted he thinks the offical search for the MAS Boeing 777-200 is happening in the wrong place. Mike Mckay 57 told mail online almost a year has past,but I stand by what I saw. He state…
Fiji airways has announced a record profit for the airline in many years since re branding it’s former name AIR PACIFIC to Fiji airways. The Fijian Government says it has a record profit of 17.2 million before 1st of April 2015. Yet this has happened before when they also forecast a profit of 20 million…
Over 30 airplanes in 3 minutes. A must see for anyone interested in airplanes. Great shots of Early Flight, WWI, The Golden Age, WWII, modern era and spacecraft, demonstrate the breadth and depth of FLYING TV! Time: 3:10 Link
Airbus has launched The A321neo on the back of an order from Air Lease Corporation (ALC) with the additional range on offer from the re-engining creating new opportunities for African operators with the potential for true Pan African operations. Link
Bombardier Inc. is preparing for its first flight next week of the larger version of its new C Series commercial airliner. The Montreal-based plane and train maker said on Friday that its CS300 prototype has been cleared for takeoff by Transport Canada. Weather permitting, the CS300’s first flight is scheduled to occur between Feb. 26…
Rolls Royce will flight test later this year is new Trent XWB-97 engine with what it claims to be the largest component ever built using Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) Link
With the fighter market stale of any new blood, this highlight reel from famed aerial photographer, Paul Bowen and cinematographer Roger Tonry, is a fresh perspective for a marketing campaign featuring the AT-6C turboprop light attack fighter. Strap some guns on the T-6 Texan II and you’ve got a sexy little fighter. Link
I had always assumed that the Bagram crash was caused by shifting cargo. I’d just assumed that the plane’s balance shifted out of the envelope. It had never occured to me that the load actually went through the back of the plane, taking out the stabilizer. Interesting read in advance of the final report. Link