Monthly Archives: October 2016

14 New Boeing 747-8F Freighters for UPS

UPS has announced it has ordered 14 new Boeing 747-8 cargo jets to meet increased demand for the company’s air shipping services. David Abney, UPS … More ››

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Ground Broken on New Istanbul ATC Tower

On October 27, Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication, inaugurated the ground-breaking ceremony of Istanbul New Airport’s Air Traffic Control Tower. The tower, … More ››

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Flybe Airline’s CEO to Step Down Immediately

On October 26, the UK low cost carrier, Flybe, announced that its Chief Executive, Saad Hammad, will step down immediately. Mr Hammad joined Flybe from … More ››

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SAS Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A320neo

On October 25, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) took delivery of its first of 30 A320neo aircraft ordered, becoming the first Scandinavian carrier to operate the type. … More ››

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Government Approves Third Runway for Heathrow

The British government has approved a third runway at Heathrow to expand UK airport capacity. The Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling said the decision was “truly … More ››

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Gulf Air and Swissport Sign Saudi Ground Handling Contract

Swissport Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of Swissport International, has announced a contract with Gulf Air to provide ground handling services for the airline’s Saudi operations … More ››

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UK Government to Make Runway Recommendation Next Week

On October 25, after years of delays, the British Government will announce whether it favours expanding runway capacity at either Heathrow or Gatwick airport. However, … More ››

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Airbus Celebrates the Delivery of its 10,000th Aircraft

Airbus celebrated the delivery of its 10,000th aircraft – an A350-900 for Singapore Airlines – on October 14. The milestone event was marked by a … More ››

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Vagar Airport Gains SAS Copenhagen Route

At a news-conference in Tórshavn on October 11, the Scandinavian carrier SAS announced that it will open a new daily route between Copenhagen and Vagar … More ››

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Monarch Airline Agrees £165m Investment

UK airline Monarch has agreed a deal to receive a £165m investment from its majority shareholder, Greybull Capital. The move has enabled Monarch to renew … More ››

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