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Thai shipowner equips one of his boats with aircraft seats

A nice surprise for Bram Botterman when he boarded his boat from Phuket to Phi Phi Island, a Thai shipowner equipped one of his...

Saudi Royal Air Force Hawk plane crashes during training mission

A Saudi Royal Air Force plane crashed on during a training mission in the northwest region, leaving all of its crew dead, an official...

Heads of airlines meet with Scottish Government in Edinburgh and discuss Brexit

The European aviation industry is currently meeting at the ERA General Assembly in Edinburgh. A record number of airline and airport CEOs are attending...

Barcelona court rules that Ryanair does not have to pay EU261 compensation for internal strikes

Ryanair today (4 Oct) welcomed the Commercial Court of Barcelona’s recent ruling confirming that no EU261 compensation is due to customers whose flights are...

UK issues Brexit technical notices for aviation – ACI Europe reacts

UK guidance The UK guidance on aviation security says the current regulations – based on EU rules – will remain in place, but if the...

Airbus delivers to JetBlue the first aircraft from Mobile (Alabama) powered by sustainable jet fuel blend

Airbus’ A320 Family production facility in the U.S. will this week deliver its first aircraft partially powered by sustainable jet fuel. The latest A321...

Ryanair rejects the Belgian CNE/LBC union claim that the cabin crew strike of 28 September will create chaos

Ryanair today (13th Sept) rejected "false" claims made by Belgian union CNE/LBC that strike action by its small minority of cabin crew on the...

Ryanair cancels 150 of its 400 German flights on 12 September due to pilot strike

All affected passengers have been e-mailed this morning The VC pilot union has called a surprise strike with just 24 hours’ notice in Germany on Wed, 12 Sep. While...

The biggest strike ever organised at Ryanair looms for 28 September

The biggest strike in Ryanair's history looms for the last week of September, said the various European unions that met in Rome on Friday. The...

Test Aankoop/Test Achats to court against “no-show” clause of Air France KLM group

Belgian non-profit organization Test Aankoop/Test Achats, which promotes consumer protection is going to court against the Air France KLM group for their very strict "no-show" clause....

Freddie for take-off ! A Bohemian Rhapsody baggage handlers tribute

https://youtu.be/oWQ5K4lsucQ Mercury worked as a Heathrow baggage handler before he joined Queen in 1970 British Airways and Heathrow staff will celebrate Freddie For A...

Mid-air collision between Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 and a Neos Boeing 767 narrowly avoided

On 29 August, a mid-air collision above Southern Kenya was narrowly avoided thanks to a TCAS alert (*) and the alertness of the pilots....

Striking a bargain ? An Airbus A310, located on a terrain near Gilly (Belgium), is for sale

An Airbus A310, located on a terrain near Gilly - close to Charleroi - is for sale. In 1999, the aircraft "landed" on the...

Air traffic at Antwerp Airport disrupted after belly landing of small Piper PA-28-161 aircraft

On 28 August around 11:00 (UTC+2), air traffic at Antwerp Airport got disrupted after a belly landing of a small aircraft. The pilot of...

Brussels Airlines A320 “Aerosmurf” heads back to London Heathrow after engine failure

On 26 August, Aerosmurf, the Brussels Airlines Airbus A320 with a Smurfs livery, suffered an engine failure shortly after take-off from London Heathrow runway...

Flightright takes Ryanair to court over compensation for passengers affected by recent pilot strikes

German passenger rights company Flightright is taking Ryanair to court over whether it should pay financial compensation to passengers affected by the recent pilot strikes...

Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787 hits tail of a Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 at Istanbul Atatürk Airport

On 9 August, a Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787 (CN-RGT) destination Casablanca was taxiing out to the holding point at Istanbul Atatürk Airport when...

Oman Air signed in as the official carrier of Ironman

The iconic and internationally acclaimed sporting event Ironman 70.3 will be held in the Sultanate of Oman, supported by the Ministry of Tourism (MoT)....

Five killed after Cessna 414 crashes near South Coast Plaza, California

On Sunday 5 August, a Cessna 414 (N727RP) crashed on a parking lot near South Coast Plaza, a shopping mall in Costa Mesa, California....

Ju-Air Junkers Ju-52 historical plane crashed at Piz Segnas, Switzerland – nobody survived the crash

On Saturday 4 August, Ju-Air lost one of its historical planes. A Junkers JU-52 (HB-HOT) "Tante Ju", "Auntie Ju" crashed when it impacted terrain...