SIA Fleet Cuts

February 27, 2009 0

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has revealed that it will cut capacity by 11% in the coming financial year commencing April 2009, as it mitigates the impact of the global economic downturn. The airline will decommission 17 […]


Olympic Privatisation

February 25, 2009 0

An international tender for the sale of ailing Greek state-owned national carrier Olympic Airlines has failed. The deadline for the submission of binding offers for the company passed on February 6 without a single suitable […]


SR Technics Closes Dublin Base

February 23, 2009 0

The SR Technics Group has announced that it intends to close its operation at Dublin Airport, Ireland with the loss of 1,135 jobs. According to the company: “The recent loss of major contracts from primary […]


BAE Systems Almost Doubles Profits

February 20, 2009 0

BAE Systems has announced a healthy rise in annual profits for 2008 following a growth in orders and sales. Pre-tax profits for 2008 were £2.37 billion (US$3.4bn), up 91% from £1.24 billion (US$1.78bn) in 2007. […]


Fatalities Fall By 25% In 2008

February 18, 2009 0

Figures released by Ascend, a leading provider of information and consultancy to the global aerospace industry, show that 2008 was one of the best years on record for air safety. In its annual safety bulletin, […]


Kansas City Exceeds 10 Million Passengers

February 17, 2009 0

Kansas City International Airport (KCI) recorded 782,036 passengers in December, which represents a decrease of 8.1% from December 2007. For all of 2008, total traffic at KCI was 10,469,892, a decrease of 7.2% from 2007. […]


Delays to New Dubai Airport

February 16, 2009 0

The giant Al-Maktoum International Airport at Jebel Ali in Dubai will not open until next year, around a year later than originally planned. The new facility, which will have six concourses and two terminals, is […]


Lufthansa Flight Training Facility For Moscow

February 13, 2009 0

Lufthansa Flight Training has signed of memorandum of understanding to establish a new facility at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow. The new project is scheduled for opening in early 2010 and will initially operate with […]


Airlines Threaten Atlanta Reductions

February 11, 2009 0

Although the master lease agreements that apply to airlines at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport do not expire until September 2010, talks between the carriers and the airport authority have already begun. Both Delta Air Lines […]


Five Bidders in Gatwick Race?

February 10, 2009 0

The deadline for formal bids to acquire control of Gatwick Airport passed in late January, sources suggesting that at least five consortia had submitted bids for London’s second largest airport. The facility was offered for […]