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Russia, China agree to accelerate negotiations on heavy helicopter project

Russia and China agreed to accelerate their negotiation process for a project aimed to jointly develop Advanced Heavy Lifter (AHL) helicopter, the Minister of Industry and Information of China Miao Wei said on Friday at a press conference following the meeting of the Russian-Chinese subcommittee on industrial cooperation in Kunming, administrative center of Yunnan Province, Southwest China, TASS reports.

London’s Heathrow has the most international flights

The London’s Heathrow became the airport with the largest number of international flights – on the busiest day of 2018, it provided the connection of about 66 thousand arrivals and departures within six hours, according to the rating of Megahubs International Index 2018 from OAG. When it was compiled, the experts compared the data for the 200 largest airports worldwide.

Qatar Airways is losing $ 480 million due to the boycott

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of Qatar, lost over QR 1.759 billion (more than USD 480 million) because of the blockade imposed by neighbouring countries of Qatar, which forbids its aircraft to fly into their airspace, the airline reported on the results of the 2017/2018 fiscal year.

GAMA welcomes adoption of EASA Basic Rules

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) welcomes the entry of new Basic Safety Rules in the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) system into force this week. The new rules, known as the “Basic Rules”, update the EASA mandate and establish more pragmatic, forward-looking methods for proper regulation of the industry.

The most popular flights in the world named

The Seoul – Jeju (the capital of Jeju Province in South Korea and the largest city on Jeju Island) flight has become the most popular air route in the world, as it follows from the data of the Routes online air service, RIA Novosti writes.

Over thousand flights canceled in the United States, as Florence Hurricane approaches

Almost 1.4 thousand flights were canceled at airports in the southeast of the U.S. due to the approach of the Florence hurricane to the U.S. coast, the USA Today reports with reference to the data from FlightAware.

Airbus to deliver the first two ACJneos to its customers before the end of 2018

Until the end of 2018, Airbus will give the first two ACJneos in the so-called “green version to its customers, according to Chadi Saade, Vice President Commercial, Airbus Corporate Jets. At a briefing on the eve of the RUBAE Exhibition, Airbus representative noted that Russia and the CIS are still one of the main markets for the manufacturer.

Russia’s Minister of Transport reports on shifting formation of IAC analogue for EAEU

The timing of the signing of an agreement to create an agency that will investigate air crashes within the EAEU countries and replace the Interstate Aviation Committee is shifting, Transport Minister Yevgeny Dietrich told reporters on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum – 2018.

Boeing plans to sell almost 7.7 thousand aircraft to China during 20 years – calculations

The Boeing Company, the U.S. largest aircraft building corporation, said that, according to its estimates, China can buy some 7,690 aircraft from Boeing in the next 20 years.

Currently every person uses airlines’ services in every 22 months nowadays

Air travel has never been as affordable as it is now: for today, the average person uses the services of airlines in every 22 months – almost twice as often as in 2000. Such data are given by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in the next World Airline Transport Statistics Report, BBT writes.