BAA Training and Chinese HNCA to open Pilot Training Centre

BAA Training, a subsidiary of Avia Solutions Group, a global aviation holding, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) announcing the start of cooperation for Henan-based Joint Venture aviation training company in People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Flying big: to be a wide-body aircraft pilot or not?

Enormous wide-body aircraft take everyone’s attention at the airport. Even pilots are impressed by their size. The majority of them have been dreaming of becoming captains of the wide-body aircraft since they started studying at aviation academy or even before that.

Prior preparation – a key to healthy pilot life

Each industry has its own health risks that we need to be aware of. However, we all can take the necessary precautions in order to minimize or to avoid those risks. In the aviation industry, pilots face a number of physical problems. Good news is that most of pilots’ health problems can be reduced with some preparation and preliminary understanding.

Departure of aircraft from Bishkek to Osh delayed by 3.5 hours

The Bishkek – Osh domestic flight in Kyrgyzstan was delayed by 3.5 hours, the passengers of this flight informed

Air Astana to present its new Embraer 190-E2 Dec 14

On December 14, 2018 the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport will hold a presentation a new jet bought by Air Astana – Embraer 190-E2, Kazinform learnt from the Civil Aviation Committee.

The number of air passengers may double worldwide in twenty years

By 2037, the number of air passengers worldwide may double up to 8.2 billion, ATOR reports with reference to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Singapore Airlines recognized the most client-oriented airline according to BBT AWARDS 2018

Singapore Airlines received one of the top awards from Buying Business Travel magazine, becoming the winner in the Most Client-Oriented Airline in the Corporate Segment category in Russia and the CIS. The award ceremony took place at the Hyatt Regency Petrovsky Park Hotel in Moscow, Russia, on December 3, 2018.

Georgian Airways against free market and in favour of regulation

Georgian Airways is unhappy with the liberal policy of the state in this matter. According to the CEO of this air company, Tamaz Gaiashvili, first of all the state aviation policy should be directed to ensure that flights are carried out directly to all cities, and not through other cities, such as Istanbul.

Flight from Kazakhstan to Azerbaijan delayed

Bad weather conditions prevented the Air Astana aircraft from flying from Almaty, Kazakhstan, to Baku, Azerbaijan, on time, Almaty International Airport told Trend on Friday.

The first Airbus A330-800neo flies to the sky

Yesterday, December 6, 2018, the latest Airbus A330-800neo airliner made its first test flight in Toulouse (France). Takeoff, flight tests and landing took place in normal mode at the Blagnac airport.

Kazakh aviators celebrate the International Civil Aviation Day

In 1996, at the initiative of ICAO, the UN General Assembly officially recognized the International Civil Aviation Day within the UN system on December 7, the Civil Aviation Committee, Kazakhstan, reports.

Emirates reveals diamond-encrusted plane

The mock-up image was created by Sara Shakeel, formerly a dentist and now a crystal artist. Dubai’s flagship airline Emirates is known for going the extra mile. Whether it’s an airline safety demonstration in the middle of packed stadiums across the world or a desi dance to celebrate Diwali, the airline knows how to make heads turn, Khaleej Times reports.

Kazakh Minister of Information and Communications: Flight subsidies to assist developing domestic tourism

Air travel subsidies will assist in developing the domestic tourism sector in Kazakhstan, Dauren Abayev, Minister of Information and Communications, Kazakhstan, expressed his opinion during the Open Dialogue Program on Khabar TV channel, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

Turkish Airlines to launch new flights to Uzbekistan, may review prices

Turkish Airlines (THY) plans to increase the number of flights between Istanbul and Tashkent as well as between Istanbul and Samarkand, THY Vice President of Sales Tuncay Eminoglu said, Trend reports referring to Uzbek media.

December 7 – International Civil Aviation Day

On December 7th, not only pilots, navigators, flight mechanics and flight attendants celebrate their professional holiday. Design office workers, flight controllers/dispatchers, tankers and others are all who involved in the work of the ground aviation unit.

Several flights delayed at Kazakhstan’s Almaty International Airport due to fog

The Almaty International Airport, Kazakhstan, reported on the delay of flights, writes.

New Chairperson of Board of Manas International Airport appointed

Nurlan Akmatov was appointed a Chairperson of the Board of Manas International Airport Company, the State Property Management Fund reported.

Turkmenistan Airlines announces the launch of online air ticket sales. One fails to buy a ticket

Turkmenistan Airlines jointly with the Turkmen Post Office launched an online service for booking and purchasing airline tickets for domestic flights on the airline’s website, the Turkmen ‘golden age’ website reported on December 4, 2018.

Passenger traffic at Georgia’s international airports grew by 23 percent

According to the data for Jan-Nov 2018, passenger traffic at international airports in Georgia grew by 23 percent and they served a total of 4,688,177 passengers. Information on this is distributed by the Georgian Airports Association.

Ankara to become the fourth destination for Buta Airways in Turkey

Starting from March 31, 2019, the low-cost airline Buta Airways will launch direct flights to Turkey’s capital Ankara.

Drinking coffee, tea during flight turns out to be dangerous

There may be some bacteria in the drinks served on board the aircraft that are dangerous to humans, as water tanks are not properly cleaned, RIA Novosti reports.

Walk inside Abu Dhabi airport, generate electricity

Abu Dhabi airport on Wednesday announced the launch of an interactive walkway that will convert the energy from the footsteps of travelers into electricity.

Exotic air logistics in high demand

Exotic destinations are becoming more popular – and not only for tourists. The logistics industry is also expanding towards new horizons and discovering new and extraordinary destinations.

Tajik Air reduces its flight altitude: obstacle course for Tajik air carrier

President of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon expressed his dissatisfaction with the Tajik Air’s activities.

“The Fifth Degree of Air Freedom”: Does Kyrgyzstan need this?

The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan has recently been discussed the issue on introducing “the fifth degree of air freedom” in the aviation industry. Some deputies are active and believe that this degree is necessary for Kyrgyzstan, and some experts do not agree with the opinion of the initiators.

New Kazakh air carrier to start flying next spring

The new Kazakh air carrier, Fly Arystan, will begin flying next spring,” Kazakh Investments and Development Minister Zhenis Kassymbek told at today’s plenary session of the Majilis held in Astana.

Medium jets on rise

Avinode captures the increase in demand in the segment of medium business jets, in which the company includes medium, super middle and heavy business jets. Experts wondered why the average jets are popular now? Here are five interesting insights from Avinode.

Pushkin and Lomonosov. The Russians gave names of prominent figures to their airports

This practice exists even in the Central Asian countries, but Tajikistan is still not in a hurry to assign someone’s names to Tajik airports.

Emir Chukuyev says goodbye to staff of Manas International Airport OJSC

On December 4, 2018 Emir Chukuyev met with the staff of Manas International Airport (MIA) OJSC, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Air ticket booking and sale online service is launched

Air tickets for local flights are available now on the internet. General Air Agency of Turkmenhowayollary (Turkmenistan Airlines) Service and the State Postal Company have launched online service for booking and sale of air tickets on Turkmenistan Airlines website.

Airport in Kazakhstan’s Semey to be able to take Airbuses and Boeings

The airport in Semey, Kazakhstan, is registered as complying with international standards, Kazinform reports with reference to the Press Service of the Governor of the East Kazakhstan region.

Buta Airways replenishes its fleet with another Embraer E-190

Azerbaijan’s low-cost airline Buta Airways received another new Embraer E-190, which was delivered to the airline’s fleet directly from the manufacturer in Brazil.

QAZAQ AIR resumes its Almaty – Semei domestic flights

QAZAQ AIR, Kazakhstan, announces the resumption of its domestic air service en route Almaty – Semei since December 14, 2018.

Man tried to take over 60 ampoules with snake poison from Astana to Kiev

A 59-year-old man with his ampoules of poison has been detained at the airport in Astana, Kazakhstan, Interfax reports, citing the Frontier Service of the National Security Committee, Kazakhstan.

Airports in Central Asia and Top-10 largest international

On October 29, 2018 there was opening ceremony of the new airport in Istanbul, Turkey, which, as planned, will be the largest one in the world in terms of passenger traffic in the coming years. CA-News Agency offers to explore the airports of Central Asia, as well as the top 10 largest international airports at the moment.

Mexico’s leader sells off ‘too lavish’ presidential Boeing 787

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is fulfilling a campaign promise by selling the Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner that’s transported his predecessor since 2016.

Kyrgyz Parliament’s Profile Committee approves amendments to Air Code regarding “Open Skies” Policy

Today, December 4, 2018, the Kyrgyz Parliament’s Committee on Transport, Communications, Architecture and Construction supported the draft law “On Amendments to the Air Code of the Kyrgyz Republic” in the third reading.

Bishkek’s Manas International Airport has new head. Emir Chukuev resigns

Chairperson of the Board of Manas International Airport Company, Emir Chukuev, resigned. Own sources informed news agency.

Tourist air routes to become cheaper in Kazakhstan

10 tourist air routes will become cheaper in Kazakhstan thanks to subsidies, Kazinform reports with reference to the Civil Aviation Committee, Kazakhstan.

Ural Airlines to fly from Saint-Petersburg’s Pulkovo to Kazakhstan’s Almaty

Ural Airlines, Russia, will launch a new flight en route St. Petersburg, Russia – Almaty – St. Petersburg since December 24, 2018. Flights No. U6-2523 / 2524 will be operated twice a week: on Mondays and Fridays.

Aviation Economics: How much does a flight cost or how profitable is it to maintain an airline?

In world practice, including Russia, the profitability of airlines is low. On average, it ranges from 1–2% in stable airlines in a good year.

The first month of online voting ends to determine the best airline of 2018 according to passengers

On November 1, 2018 voting was launched on the official website of Manas International Airport (MIA) OJSC (

Plane stylized as a snow leopard appears in Kazakhstan

The Embraer E-Jet E2 aircraft, styled as a snow leopard, appeared from a Kazakh airline, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

One day at Astana’s NURSULTAN NAZARBAYEV International Airport

The Astana’s Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport, founded in 1931, has come from the ability to service the smallest aircraft to service all types of aircraft without restriction and in any weather for 87 years of its existence.

TOP air companies at Georgian civil aviation market

The Georgian civil aviation market is growing from year to year along with the growing number of international travelers. If in 2015, 33 companies operated in the airspace of Georgia, this year their number increased to 57.

Georgian low-cost airline suspends its flights until March 2019

MyWay Airlines, the Georgian low-cost airline, will suspend its flights to all destinations except Tel Aviv until March 2019, said Igor Aptsiauri, Commercial Director of the TV channel, Sputnik Georgia reports.

Qazaq Air gains international recognition for operational safety

QAZAQ AIR, Kazakhstan, has confirmed compliance with international safety standards by successfully passing IOSA – an operational safety audit of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Uzbekistan lowered flights to Moscow to EUR 100. Tajikistan is silent

Uzbekistan Airways has launched a campaign to reduce the cost of flights on routes from Uzbekistan to Moscow.

Unattended Georgian IL-76 stands at Erzurum airport for seven years

The cargo plane of the SKY Georgia Airlines, which was closed several years ago, has been at the Turkish Erzurum airport for seven years and 29 days. According to media reports, after a powerful earthquake in the city of Van in October 2011, this IL-76TD aircraft delivered humanitarian aid from Georgia to Turkey, reports.

Japanese pilot receives 10 months in prison for drunkenness before departure

A British court sentenced the co-pilot of Japan Airlines (JAL) to 10 months in prison for drunkenness before flying from London to Tokyo in October 2018, Interfax reports citing Mainiti.

Plane carrying Angela Merkel to G20 forced to make unscheduled landing

A plane carrying German chancellor Angela Merkel to the G20 summit in Argentina has been forced to make an unscheduled landing after developing technical problems, according to The Guardian.

Air Astana plane from Astana could not land in Omsk yesterday

The plane of Air Astana, Kazakhstan, was supposed to land at Omsk airport at 10:25 am yesterday, however, according to the online scoreboard, the flight was eventually canceled due to weather conditions.

Private airlines, low-cost airlines to appear in Uzbekistan by 2020

Private airlines, low-cost airlines will appear in Uzbekistan by 2020, and a number of airports will be transferred to private management, Uzbek media reported referring to the presidential decree.

SYRIAN AIR commented on the closure of Georgian airspace

Georgia’s closure of airspace for Syrian airlines due to Syria’s recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia’s independence has led to re-routing and increased costs, Talal Abdulkarim, Director General, Syrian Air, told RIA Novosti, Russia.

Ural Airlines to launch its new Volgograd – Tashkent – Volgograd flight

On December 11, 2018 Ural Airlines, Russia, will launch another flight to Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Direct flights en route Volgograd, Russia – Tashkent – Volgograd will begin. The cost of a one-way flight is EUR 137+ or RUR 10,240+.

Boeing crash in Indonesia: the plane was not supposed to fly into the air

Experts in Indonesia, investigating the causes of the collapse of the liner airline Lion Air, which killed all on board 189 people, said that according to its technical condition the plane should not take off, and it should be decommissioned.

Seven flights delayed at Bishkek’s Manas International Airport due to thick fog

Heavy fog is observed at Manas International Airport. Press service of the company reported.

Tajik Air says what caused delay in Dushanbe – Khujand flight

Tajik Air, the national airline of Tajikistan, officially apologized to passengers for the delayed flights on Wednesday.

Khujand children stuck at airport in Dushanbe, as they were returning from Istanbul

A group of schoolchildren who took part in the Olympiad on mental arithmetic in Istanbul, Turkey, has not been able to fly from Dushanbe to Khujand for several hours.

Uzbekistan Airways should become a regional leader

The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a Decree “On Measures for Radical Improvement of Civil Aviation in Uzbekistan.”