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Concourse Upgrade at Dulles

January 28, 2009 0

The modernisation of Concourse C at Washington’s Dulles International Airport has been completed. The $9.78 million project has been finished in nine months. As a result of the renovation, travellers will move faster through the […]

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Steve Fletcher 1964-2009.

January 27, 2009 0

Everyone here at KEY Publishing was shocked and upset to hear that our long-time friend and colleague, Steve Fletcher, has been killed in a light aircraft crash in Florida on January 25. Steve was greatly […]

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CATIIIB For Abu Dhabi

January 26, 2009 0

The Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has gained approval from the country’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) for Category IIIB operations at Abu Dhabi International Airport. It will cover the airport’s newly opened second runway […]

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Volga-Dnepr Develops New Cargo Technology

January 23, 2009 0

Engineering staff at Russian freight carrier Volga-Dnepr Airlines have developed a special ‘hook’ system to secure heavy, single pieces of cargo. The product was put into service on December 4, 2008, holding a 98ton hydro-turbine […]

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Frankfurt’s Fourth Runway Approved

January 22, 2009 0

On January 16, the Hessen regional court in Germany approved the construction of a fourth runway and new Terminal 3 at Frankfurt’s Rhein-Main Airport; the penultimate step towards possible final approval by the German State […]

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Heathrow Hosts Three A380s

January 19, 2009 0

On Saturday January 17, in a world first, Heathrow Airport played host to three Airbus A380 ‘superjumbos’ as Qantas joined Singapore Airlines and Emirates in making its maiden A380 flight to the UK. The manufacturer […]

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St Helena Airport On Hold

January 14, 2009 0

Plans to boost the tourism industry on the island of St Helena have been put on hold by a decision to delay building an airport. The British dependency in the Atlantic Ocean, off the west […]

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India Extends Security Screening

January 6, 2009 0

In light of the recent terror attacks in the country, the Indian government has decided to extend its Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) – which allows real-time passenger/crew screening by security agencies – to six […]

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Airlines To Compensate For ‘Tech’ Cancellations

December 23, 2008 0

The European Court of Justice has ruled that airlines must pay compensation to passengers when flights are cancelled because of technical problems with the aircraft. The only exceptions, says the court, is when the technical […]

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Lufthansa Continues European Consolidation

December 22, 2008 0

German flag carrier Lufthansa is acquiring a 41.56% stake in Austrian Airlines from the country’s state holding company Österreichische Industrieholding AG (ÖIAG) and plans to submit a full takeover offer in 2009. It has initially […]