First ACJ-320 NEO is preparing for the flight

The assembly of the first ACJ320neo1 aircraft was completed at the Airbus plant in Toulouse. The CFM International LEAP-1A engines were installed on the plane and it was painted in the corporate livery of Airbus Corporate Jets. Its first flight will be operated in the coming weeks.

Uzbekistan Airways’ airplane could not fly out of Moscow

The Boeing-787 Dreamliner belonged to Uzbekistan Airways could not fly from Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport to Tashkent due to a failure of its on-board computer, the airline’s representative told RIA Novosti, Russia, on Monday.

Airlines tell about some whims of their rich passengers

Private airlines told about the “crazy” requests that they received from rich clients, RIA Novosti, Russia, reports with reference to the Daily Mail.

Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan to launch new flights

Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan have increased the number of mutual flights to four per week, the press service of Uzbekistan Airways company said in a statement on August 20, 2018.

Bell 525 tested by heat and cold

The U.S. manufacturer Bell Helicopter reported that tests of the super-middle Bell 525 helicopter have been completed at high temperatures, up to + 50°C at altitudes of 4,270 m. Previously, there were tests at low temperatures, -39°C. At the beginning of summer, the fourth prototype of the Bell 525 helicopter joined the test program.

Secondary market of business jets reaches the pre-crisis level

Consulting company JETNET published a report on the state of the secondary market of business aircraft and helicopters in June and for the first half of 2018. The main world trends in all market segments were analyzed from June 2017 to June 2018. In June, in all segments, the share of the fleet in the secondary market declined. June 2018 showed the lowest level (9.1%) of business jets put up for sale in relation to the fleet in operation since the beginning of the big recession.

Turkmenistan Airlines: queues, lack of air tickets and protection

In the summer season, Turkmenistan again has problems with air tickets. If the local airline ticket can still be bought after standing in queues during 2-3 hours, but, as regards international flights, there are no available for sale air tickets until the end of October 2018. Particularly, this regards to such air destinations, as Moscow, Kazan, St. Petersburg, Minsk, Ankara and Istanbul. ANT sources say that if there are connections or money, the coveted air ticket can be bought even for the next week.

Only one air company repeatedly participates in tender for domestic flights in Georgia

Only one air company, Ak Air Georgia, took part in the tender for subsidizing domestic flights announced by the Georgian Airports Association.

Uzbek government OKs import of drones to develop country’s tourism potential

Geoinnovation center under the State Committee of Uzbekistan for Land Resources, Geodesy, Cartography and State Cadastre will import and use drones, the committee said in a statement on August 17, 2018.

Four planes make emergency landings in Chile and Peru after bomb threats: authorities

Four planes were forced to make emergency landings in Chile and Peru on Thursday due to bomb threats issued to the Chilean Civil Aviation Authority, it said in a statement, Reuters reported.

Chinese Xiamen Boeing airline crash-lands at Manila Airport

China’s airlines 737-800 Boeing crash landed at Manila Airport, Sputnik reported citing AirLive. The media specified that the emergency evacuation was underway.

Turkish Airlines posted USD 258 million Operating Net Profit in the first half of 2018

Turkish Airlines total revenue increased significantly during the first half of the year approximately by 30 percent compared to the same period of last year, reaching USD 6 billion. Thus, having displayed a remarkable growth performance in 2017, Turkish Airlines managed to increase both passenger and cargo revenue in the first half of 2018.

One more Tajik Air’s aircraft arrives in Uzbekistan for maintenance

Today, August 16, 2018 the aircraft belonged to Tajik Air landed at the Tashkent International Airport named after I. Karimov, Uzbekistan, as it arrived for technical maintenance to be fulfilled by   Uzbekistan Airways Technics, which is part of the Uzbek national air carrier Uzbekistan Airways. It is symbolic that the Boeing 757-200 passenger plane of the Tajik airline flew to Tashkent on the eve of the official visit of the President of Tajikistan to Uzbekistan.

SW Bank customers can get discount on purchases at Azerbaijan’s Heydar Aliyev airport

SW Bank customers now have the opportunity to get a 12% discount on purchases at the Heydar Aliyev airport!

Two planes collide at Chicago airport

Two passenger aircraft collided on the ground at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, the USA, the CBS Chicago television channel reported on Wednesday with reference to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, TASS reports.

Uzbekistan Airways to operate its additional Tashkent – Kazan – Tashkent flight

On August 31, 2018 Uzbekistan Airways will operate an additional international flight en route Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia – Tashkent.

Uzbekistan Airways to fly to Mumbai

During the forthcoming autumn-winter air navigation season, Uzbekistan Airways will launch its new flight to Mumbai, India.

Uzbekistan Airways to launch its flights to Saudi Arabia

Since October 28, 2018 Uzbekistan Airways will launch its regular flight from Uzbekistan to Saudi Arabia en route Tashkent – Jeddah, Uzbekistan Airways reported on August 15, 2018.

China’s domestically-made ARJ21 completes high-temperature flight test

The country’s domestically-made ARJ21 regional plane has completed its high-temperature flight test in Turpan, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, said its developer yesterday.

AZAL to restore Baku – Tbilisi – Baku flights

Since October 28, 2018, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) will resume its flights en route Baku, Azerbaijan – Tbilisi, Georgia – Baku. According to the airline’s announcement, distributed on Wednesday, AZAL flights will be carried out according to the classic transportation scheme, including free transportation of luggage, hand luggage and meals on board.

Ural Airlines to launch Krasnoyarsk – Dushanbe flight

On October 3, 2018 Ural Airlines, Russia, will launch a new flight en route Krasnoyarsk, Russia – Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Flights from the Krasnoyarsk’s Yemeliyanovo International Airport to the Dushanbe International Airport will be carried out on Wednesdays on Airbus A320 airplanes according to the following flight schedule:

Uzbekistan Airways to provide discounts for all domestic flights

Uzbekistan Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways) will provide discounts for all domestic flights to celebrate the 27th anniversary of independence of Uzbekistan from August 31st through September 4, 2018.

Cheap flights to Kazakhstan’s Bayanaul promise to be sold next year

Bayanaul airport is already ready to receive its guests, however, to resume passenger air traffic, it is necessary to undergo some legal procedures and recruit staff, www.pavlodarnews.kz reports. This was announced at a briefing in the regional communications service by the Governor of the region Orazgeldy Kairgeldinov.

Amadeus accelerates expansion in hospitality sector with $1.52bn agreement to acquire TravelClick

Deal will significantly expand Amadeus’ presence in the hospitality sector. Addition of TravelClick’s cloud-based solutions for mid-chain and independent hotels will enable Amadeus to reach all segments of the market with an en-hanced portfolio.

Air tickets to rise in price in Russia since August 15 because of weak ruble

In Russia, flights for international flights may rise in price by 5-7% since August 15, 2018 due to the weakening of the RUR against the US Dollar and Euro, aviaport.ru writes.

Medical aviation plane crash: why investigation was delayed

The Ministry of Investment and Development, Kazakhstan, explained why the investigation of the medical aviation plane crash that took place in 2017 was delayed, Kazinform reports.

Uzbekistan Airways participates in Thai International Travel Fair – 2018

This year, over 1,100 companies of Southeast Asian countries engaged in the tourism industry present their services at the 23rd international tourist exhibition named Thai International Travel Fair – 2018, which took place in Bangkok on August 9 – 12, 2018. These are national and regional travel companies, prestigious hotels, resorts, air carriers, insurance companies, travel agencies, suppliers of travel equipment, etc. Thai Tour Operators Association was the organizer of this exhibition.

NordStar Airlines confirms compliance with IOSA standards

The Russia’s NordStar Airlines confirmed compliance with IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) standards in the field of operational safety for the second time. The new IOSA certificate issued to the airline by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) will be valid since August 27, 2018 through August 26, 2020, the air carrier informed.

Robinson increases its supplies of helicopters

According to BizavNews, the Russia’s leading business aviation website, Robinson Helicopter delivered 173 helicopters to its customers for Jan-Jun 2018. The total cost of all helicopters amounted US $ 90.845 million. The deliveries were distributed as follows:

Emergency Situations Committee of Tajikistan names preliminary reason for Mi-8 crash-landing in Tajikistan

According to preliminary data and indications of the air mechanic, difficult weather conditions namely strong wind and poor visibility caused the tragedy with the MI-8 helicopter in the mountains of Tajikistan, Umed Yusufi, Spokesperson, Emergency Situations Committee, said on her Facebook page.

Deliveries of business jets froze

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) published the results of the industry in the first half of 2018. According to the Association’s report, from the beginning of the year, general aviation aircraft deliveries increased by an annualized rate of 5.3%, but the cost of all delivered aircraft decreased by 5%, as compared to the same period last year.

Kyrgyz State Agency for Environmental Protection intends to purchase eight drones to control pests and poachers

The State Agency for Environmental Protection and Forestry of the Kyrgyz Republic holds a tender for the purchase of drones, the Agency’s Press Service reported.

Turkmen ambassador in Georgia overestimates number of Azerbaijanis in Turkmenistan, justifying launch of new flight

Dovletmurad Muratov, Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Georgia, told how the establishment of air communication between countries can bring benefits, Sputnik-Georgia reported on August 10.

Helicopter with 3 crew and 13 mountaineers on board forced to make crash landing in Tajikistan – THE LATEST INFO

The Committee on Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CES) under the Government of Tajikistan has reported that an Mi-8 helicopter with 3 crew and 13 mountaineers on board was forced to make a crash landing yesterday afternoon, at about 4:30 pm, as it approached the base camp at the Fortambek Glacier.

Air Astana offers special fares for registered Astana Marathon participants

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s award winning national carrier, is offering special fares for travel to this year’s Astana Marathon taking place on September 16, 2018 in the Kazakh capital, Kazinform has learnt from the company’s press service.

Helicopter with mountain climbers makes crash landing in Tajikistan, one dies

During transportation of mountain climbers, who ascended to the Isomoili Somoni peak in Tajikistan, the Mi-8 helicopter had a heavy touchdown at the Fortambek glacier, the Emergency Committee of Tajikistan said.

Airline employee hijacks passenger aircraft in the U.S.: the plane crashed

The airline employee hijacked the Horizon Air’s Q400 short-haul turboprop from Seattle, WA. The plane collapsed in the Puget Gulf, the official airport account on Twitter reported on Saturday, TASS reports.

Domestic air companies of Kyrgyzstan to undergo international audit

The Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev instructed the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz Republic to step up work to ensure the technical safety of aircrafts of domestic airlines. The Information Support Department of the Government’s Executive Office reported.

Russia’s Pobeda Airlines opens air tickets sales for Perm – Tbilisi flights

Pobeda Airlines, the Russian low cost air carrier, has launched the sale of its air tickets for flights en route Perm, Russia – Tbilisi, Georgia. The airline said in May 2018 it could launch this flight. In turn, the Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency agreed three flights a week.

250 flights canceled in Germany due to Ryanair pilots’ strike

Due to the strike of the pilots of the Irish Ryanair Airlines, which began on Friday night, 250 flights were canceled in Germany, as a result of this, there were inconveniences for almost 42,000 air passengers, RIA Novosti writes.

Russia’s S7 Airlines to fly to seven cities of Kazakhstan in the summer of 2019

The Russia’s S7 Airlines has opened air tickets sales to Kazakhstan for the summer of 2019, Kazinform reports with reference to the Kazakh Embassy in Russia.

Georgian airspace’s load factor increased by 10.1%

The load factor of the Georgian airspace has increased by 10.1%, the Georgian Air Navigation Agency reports.

Manas International Airport to have separate area squared 1,555 sq. meters for domestic arrivals

Construction and installation work is currently under way in the eastern part of the terminal building of the Manas International Airport, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to improve the quality of passenger service. The project is aimed to re-profile and expand the area for domestic flight arrivals.

Turkish Airlines reached the highest Load Factor in July with 85.3% LF

Turkish Airlines, which has recently announced the results of passenger and cargo traffic in July, achieved the highest July load factor (LF) in its history with 85.3%. Despite the high base of July 2017, growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, has been an important indicator of the continued increase in global interest to Turkey and Turkish Airlines.

Istanbul’s largest Atatürk airport closes on October 31

Since October 31, 2018, the largest airport in Istanbul, Turkey, named Ataturk will cease taking any passenger flights.

ICAO approves Aviation Safety Improvement Plan in Kazakhstan

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has approved an Aviation Safety Improvement Plan, developed by the Civil Aviation Committee (CAC) under the Ministry of Investment and Development, Kazakhstan, Kazinform reports.

Flight schedule for Dushanbe – Bukhara flights – new destination for Somon Air

On August 6, 2018 Somon Air, Tajikistan, launched its new regular flight en route Dushanbe, Tajikistan – Bukhara, Uzbekistan – Dushanbe. Flights to Uzbekistan along this air route are carried out once a week on Boeing-737-300 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Monument to Tu-134 plane installed in front of airport building in Tajikistan’s Khujand

A pedestal with Tu-134 plane was installed in front of the terminal building of Khujand International Airport, Tajikistan. According to Kurboni Alimardon, CEO, Khujand International Airport JSC, this airplane was installed in honour of the 21st anniversary of National Unity and in memory of the plane, which had served the inhabitants of the region since 1974.

Uzbekistan Airways to begin flying to Vladivostok on a regular basis

Starting from September 15, 2018 Uzbekistan Airways will start operating its regular flights en route Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Vladivostok, Russia – Tashkent.

Georgia’s airports served a record number of passengers for Jan-Jul 2018

According to the information published by the Georgian Airports Association under the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgian airports in aggregate provided their services to 2,719,920 passengers for Jan – Jul 2018, which is by 28% more than for the same period last year (2,130,469 passengers).

Turkish Airlines offers Azerbaijani passengers complimentary accommodation within Stopover service

Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries than any other airline in the world, pleases local customers once again by expanding the scope of its Stopover service to Azerbaijan. Stopover offers Azerbaijani passengers a complimentary accommodation and a great opportunity to discover the unique beauties of Istanbul.

Business aviation flight intensiveness grows

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading independent provider of maintenance and financial services in business aviation, published the Business Aviation Index for Q2 2018.

Sichuan Airlines receives its first A350-900

Sichuan Airlines has received its first A350-900. The solemn ceremony of transferring the aircraft took place at the Airbus plant in Toulouse, France. The aircraft will be operated under a leasing agreement with AerCap.

The first flight with Kazakh pilgrims arrives in Saudi Arabia

The SCAT Airlines’ first of seven scheduled flights aimed to transport Kazakh pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for Hajj-2018 took place, Kazinform reports with reference to the Press Service of the Civil Aviation Committee under the Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 2.5 million passengers during first seven months of 2018

During the first seven months of 2018, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served 2.5 million passengers. This indicator exceeds the same indicator of the previous year by 14 percent.

BOMBARDIER makes profit of US $114 million in H1 2018 against loss in 2017

According to the H1 2018 results, the net profit of the Bombardier Inc., Canada, amounted to US $ 114 million against a loss of US $ 237 million a year earlier, the company reports.

The most effective airport in the world named

The Air Transport Research Society (ATRS), jointly with the Embry-Riddla Aviation University, presented their results of an analysis of airports around the world at a conference in Seoul, South Korea.

Azerbaijan intends to purchase AN-178s in Ukraine

Azerbaijan confirmed its intention to purchase ten An-178 aircraft from Ukraine. This was reported by Alexander Donets, President, Antonov State Enterprise, in his interview with 112.ua.

Uzbekistan Airways begins operating its flights on Hajj-2018 Programme

Uzbekistan Airways has started operating its flights on the Hajj-2018 Programme since July 29, 1018, the air company’s information service informed on July 31, 2018.

Europe offers to sell AZAL

The European Union (EU) proposes the Government of Azerbaijan to privatize Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), the ‘Report’ reports with reference to its own sources on Monday, July 30, 2018.