Category Archives: World News

Repair of aircraft or buy a new one: the pros and cons

The repair market in the business aviation segment is on the rise. Many of the aircraft delivered in the past 15 years are still in excellent working condition, so many owners of private commercial aircraft are investing in upgrading existing machines, rather than replacing them with younger or recently released models.

IATA CEO: “Electro-planes to hit the market in 15 years”

Airplanes of the near future will be quieter and more economical. But only the electric planes, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles, can truly change the rules of the game. The Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Alexander de Juniac told in his interview for Business Insider about the main trends.

Russia’s Aeroflot deprives its regular client of privileges due to his criticism in social networks

Aeroflot Airlines, Russia, repeatedly deprived one of its regular customers of privileges due to unflattering feedback on the air carrier’s activities. This time, the businessman, the creator of the Tooligram and the blogger Alexander Sokolovsky, suffered, Kommersant writes.

Strike action continues at German airports

Following strikes and severe disruptions of air traffic last week, Germany’s second largest workers’ union ver.di called on security staff at eight German airports to go on strike in the continuing wage dispute, the union announced on Monday, Trend reports citing Xinhua.

Boeing 707 cargo plane takes off from Kyrgyzstan and crashes in Iran killing 15 – detailed information

A Boeing 707 cargo plane that crashed in Iran on Monday belongs to the Iranian air force, not to Kyrgyzstan as initially reported by Iranian state media.

Iranian Telegraph Agency: Boeing 707 flying from Bishkek crashed

The Boeing 707, flying from Bishkek, crashed today near Tehran, Iran, according to the Iranian Telegraph Agency.

Airbus delivered 800 aircraft to its customers in 2018

Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) delivered 800 commercial aircraft to 93 customers in 2018, meeting its full year delivery guidance and setting a new company record. Deliveries were 11 percent higher than the previous record of 718 units, set in 2017. For the 16th year in a row now, Airbus has increased the number of commercial aircraft deliveries on an annual basis.

German airport security staff strike hits more than 600 flights

More than 640 flights in Germany were canceled on Thursday due to security staff strikes at Duesseldorf, Cologne and Stuttgart airports as workers sought to put pressure on management in wage talks, Trend reported citing Reuters.

What will mean opening of a new airport in Istanbul for Central Asia?

The Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport is connected with the largest number of cities in 122 countries of the world by means of direct flights. Turkish Airlines operates its flights from this airport to 49 Turkish and 255 foreign airports, including seven Central Asian airports in Almaty, Astana, Tashkent, Samarkand, Dushanbe, Bishkek and Ashgabat.

International Civil Aviation Organization announces convening the next 40th session of the ICAO Assembly

The Secretary General of ICAO notifies by his letter dated December 28, 2018, distributed to the 102 Member States of the Organization, on convening the 40th regular Session of the ICAO Assembly, which will be held at the ICAO’s Headquarters in Montreal, Canada, from September 24th through October 4, 2019.