Miscellaneous

Brussels Airlines Airbus A330 (OO-SFN) is undergoing salvage at the Pinal Airpark in Arizona

About one month ago, on 13 November, one of the oldest Airbus A330 aircraft left Brussels Airport for her final destination: Pinal Airpark. On 28...

ERA calls for immediate air transport agreement to keep skies open

ERA (European Regions Airlines Association) has sent a letter to the European Commission urging it to take necessary measures in advance of the UK...

Flemish Minister for Environment J. Schauvliege suggests aviation tax at European level

Flemish Minister for Environment J. Schauvliege wants an aviation tax at European level. "In this era, it's far too cheap to take a flight....

Airlines for America applauds new air service agreement reached between U.S. and UK governments

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today applauded the new Open Skies air service agreement reached between the governments...

UK and US agree new open skies post-Brexit arrangements

‘Open skies’ air services arrangement agreed Transport Secretary announces conclusion of UK US air services arrangement ahead of EU exit arrangement to safeguard flights...

Engie Electrabel to rely on jet engines against electricity shortages in Belgium

Recently, Belgium raised concerns about possible electricity shortages in winter. To cover these power shortages, Belgium-based Electrabel GDF Suez, a subsidiary of French Engie, has now found...

World War II P-51 Mustang fighter plane crashes in Texas during re-enactment show, two dead

A privately-owned vintage fighter plane that saw action during World War II and the Korean War crashed into the parking lot of an apartment...

After 25 years of commercial service, Brussels Airlines’ OO-SFN is leaving for Pinal Airpark

This morning (13 November), one of the oldest Airbus A330 aircraft left Brussels Airport for her final destination. On 28 October 2018, the 25-year-old...

[Destination Report] Kainuu, a northeastern region of Finland

Kainuu? Have you ever heard of it? This region bordering Russia, one of the 19 regions of Finland in the Northeast of the country, is nevertheless...

Flight attendant breastfeeds hungry passenger’s baby

Patrisha Organo, a Philippine Airlines Express flight attendant and soon to be cabin crew evaluator breastfed a stranger's baby on a domestic flight in...

No survivors on Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight JT610 that crashed into sea near Java

On 29 October, a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 (PK-LQP) from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang as flight JT610 and carrying 189 people, including...

Leicester City and OHL Leuven owner’s helicopter crashes outside club’s King Power Stadium; none of the five people on-board survived

An AgustaWestland AW169 helicopter (G-VSKP) used by Leicester City FC's club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha impacted a car park just outside LCFC's King Power Stadium...

Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Telenet form a strategic partnership to create airport 3.0

Brussels South Charleroi Airport (BSCA) and Belgian telecom operator Telenet are announcing the signature of a strategic partnership today with regard to the Internet...

Vintage North American Aviation SNJ/AT-6 Texan warbird has crashed on the U.S. Highway 101

On 23 October, a vintage North American Aviation SNJ/AT-6 Texan - painted in German Markings - has crashed on the U.S. Highway 101 in...

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...