Daily Archives: 20.05.2019

Flying taxi named Lilium Jet makes its maiden flight

The German startup named Lilium involved in the creation of a flying taxi, reported on the first tests of a five-seater aircraft named Lilium Jet, which runs on an electric motor, The Verge writes.

Foundation laid for international airport in Kazakhstan’s Turkestan

During the visit of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Askar Mamin, to Turkestan, a ceremony was held to lay the foundation for a new international airport. It was attended by the head of the Government of Kazakhstan, Askar Mamin, Governor of the Turkestan region Umirzak Shukeyev and media representatives, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

Military helicopter’s air crash investigation in Kazakhstan’s Kyzylorda region completed

A special commission formed by order of the Minister of Defense Major General N. Yermekbayev to investigate the air crash of the Mi-8 helicopter that occurred on March 27, 2019, completed its work, Kazinform reports with reference to the Ministry of Defense, Kazakhstan.

Kutaisi Airport to be four times larger in 2020

The expansion of the Kutaisi International Airport’s terminal in Georgia takes place actively and in 2020 the airport will be four times larger, both physically and regarding its passenger permeability, said George Chogovadze, Director General, Georgian Airports Association, according to Business Partner.

TAV Urban Georgia plans to invest $10M to expand Batumi airport

Turkish TAV Urban Georgia (Tepe-Akfen-Ventures), managing international airports in Tbilisi and Batumi, plans to expand the capacity of the airport in Batumi, Georgia, by more than twice.

Korean Air to carry out charter flights to Georgia

The Civil Aviation Agency under the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia satisfied the application of Korean Air, South Korea, to operate its charter flights en route South Korea – Tbilisi.

Uzbekistan refuses Russian airlines in free choice of frequencies for flights

Uzbekistan and Russia could not agree on free choice of frequencies for flights of Russian airlines on contractual routes, Trend reports with reference to the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency.

Boeing says it has corrected simulator software of 737 MAX jets

Boeing Co has made corrections to simulator software that mimics the flying experience of its 737 MAX jets, which were involved in two fatal crashes, and the company has provided additional information to device operators, a spokesman said on Friday, reports Trend citing to Reuters

Wizz Air postpones launch of its six new European destinations from Georgia’s Kutaisi

Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air has postponed the launch of six new European destinations from Georgia’s Kutaisi for a month, the airline press service said, Trend reports via Georgia Online.

Regular flights from Georgia to Eindhoven (The Netherlands), Tallinn (Estonia), Brussels (Belgium), Copenhagen (Denmark), Bari (Italy) and Basel (Switzerland) Wizz Air postponed from August 1 to September 10. The reason is called the “operational obstacle” – an additional, third Airbus A320 will be delivered to Kutaisi Airport by Wizz Air later than planned.

The airline has informed all passengers who purchased tickets to one of the six destinations for the dates from August 1 to September 10, and promised to refund 100 percent of the ticket price or change the ticket. They can get it in return as a ticket for the same direction, but for another number, and in another direction. In case that air tickets are purchased through a travel agency, passengers should contact their tour operator.

According to the Civil Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Economy of Georgia, Wizz Air became the most popular airline in Georgia in 2018. The share of the Hungarian low-cost airline in the country’s aviation market is 12 percent. Over the past year, Wizz Air has served 587,179 passengers in Georgia.

Wizz Air has been operating in Georgia since 2012. Currently, the airline operates flights from Kutaisi International Airport to more than 20 destinations.

Source – https://en.trend.az/

U.S. issues warning on airspace near Gulf as Iran tensions simmer

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an advisory to U.S. commercial airliners flying over the waters of the Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to exercise caution as tensions between Washington and Tehran continue to simmer, reports Trend citing to Reuters