Kazakhstan’s Bek Air Airlines suspends its operations after plane crash

The activities of Bek Air airline were suspended until the circumstances of the crash in Almaty were clarified, the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan said on Friday, Trend reports citing RIA Novosti.

Fokker 100 aircraft operations suspended in Kazakhstan after air crash

Flights of the type that crashed near Almaty, Kazakhstan have been suspended, the Fokker-100 is in the airline’s fleet, the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan reports, Trend reports citing RIA Novosti.

Thai airline to start operating on Georgian civil aviation market

Thai Air Asia X Airlines has started direct charter flights from the capital of Thailand Bangkok to Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, Trend reports referring to TAV Georgia.

Fly Gangwon Airlines launches its first international flight

The new low-cost South Korean airline named Fly Gangwon launched its first international flight, KBS reported with reference to air company representatives.

BAA Training becomes ENAC partner for pilot training

BAA Training is one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe and ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile), internationally recognized as the leading aeronautics and aviation university in Europe, joins forces to prepare professional pilots. According to the agreement, BAA Training becomes a partner for ATPL Integrated theoretical training provided to ENAC students.

Passenger dies, as Moscow – Tashkent plane returns to Moscow’s Vnukovo

The passenger, due to whom the Moscow, Russia – Tashkent, Uzbekistan plane was forced to return to Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport last night, died, the law enforcement agency informed Moscow Komsomolets Newspaper.

Plane from Georgia makes emergency landing in Russia’s Rostov

On Wednesday, December 25, 2019 the liner, which was operating its direct flight en route Tbilisi, Georgia – Minsk, Belarus made an emergency landing at Russia’s Rostov Airport due to the deterioration of well-being of one of the passengers.

Launching direct flights between Georgia and India postponed

Launching direct flights between Georgia and India, which was scheduled for March 5, 2020, has been postponed, Georgian Civil Aviation Agency said, Trend reports citing Georgian media outlets.

Airbus delivers its first A350 with touchscreen displays in cockpit

Airbus has begun delivering its first A350s with touchscreen displays in the cockpit. The new technology, developed in collaboration with Thales, will increase crew efficiency, simplify interaction between pilots and improve dashboard ergonomics.

Spokesperson for Russian President redirects compensation to airlines for prohibition of flights to Georgia to Russian Government

The issue of compensation to airlines for the prohibition of flights to Georgia lies with the Russian Government, the Spokesperson for the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov announced to reporters.

Forest fire rages in eastern Georgia – border police helicopter involved in extinguishing

The Georgian Interior Ministry’s emergency management service has deployed additional forces to the Athens Gorge, where a forest fire is raging, the agency’s Facebook page says.

Uzbekistan Airways provides New Year discounts to its passengers for Internet services during flights

During the New Year holidays, Uzbekistan Airways provides its passengers with the opportunity to stay in touch with their friends and family members at a better price: all types of Internet packages available on board the aircraft have a 45% discount.

Rolls-Royce aims to build world’s fastest electric airplane

Rolls-Royce has introduced the plane it hopes will set a new record for the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft, announcing plans to try for the top spot in late Spring 2020.

AZAL to serve passengers at a high level on holidays

On holidays, Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC (AZAL) will operate in an intensive mode, Pasha Kesamanski, Spokesperson, AZAL, told Trend on Wednesday.

EU steps up Boeing Embraer takeover investigation

European authorities are actively requesting materials from the Boeing Co., USA to create a joint venture (JV) with Embraer, Brazil, TASS reported with reference to Reuters.

EasyJet Airlines refuses dividing passengers into men and women

EasyJet Airlines, The Great Britain has refused to divide passengers into men and women during a greeting or a call on board, according to the Daily Mail.

Moscow – Andijan – Moscow flight launched

After a long break, the Andijan International Airport, Uzbekistan resumes its activities by the efforts of Uzbekistan Airports JSC.

Eight unusual airline services you haven’t even dreamed of

To make your trip comfortable and memorable, some air carriers arrange tours for the travelers waiting for a connecting flight and city tours, and massage the tired passengers on board. And this is far from the most surprising.

Samara – Baku new flight launched

Starting January 15, 2019 Samara, Russia – Baku, Azerbaijan flight will be added to the flight schedule for Kurumoch International Airport, Samara.

Passenger worries about technical condition of Tez Jet airplanes

Tez Jet Airlines’ Bishkek – Osh domestic flight No. Tez 127 departed at 00:16 pm on December 22, 2019, but almost immediately the plane returned back to Bishkek’s Manas International Airport, one of the passengers of that flight reported.

Boeing changes its leadership due to two air crashes

Dennis Muhlenberg, CEO, The Boeing Co., the leading U.S. aircraft manufacturer, left his post amid scandal over problems with the company’s aircraft. They caused two major air crashes resulted the fact that 346 people were killed, according to euronews.com.

Seven business aviation predictions for 2020

It’s been a busy year for on-demand private charter company PrivateFly, which has been integrating into Directional Aviation’s OneSky family, while continuing to generate growth that outperforms the market, in both Europe and the US.

SW Business Aviation announces interim-year results

According to preliminary results of the outgoing year, the Azerbaijani business operator named SW Business Aviation (Silk Way Business Aviation) was able to significantly increase the number of aircraft served at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Baku, Azerbaijan.

Air traffic record: Kazakh airlines carried 7.9 million passengers for Jan-Nov 2019

For January – November 2019, 7.9 million people have been transported by air in Kazakhstan and this figure is by 7.5% higher, as compared to the corresponding period last year (7.3 million people), Kazinform reports with reference to Finprom.

QAZAQ AIR to carry over 380 thousand passengers in 2019

The main event for the airline this year was the relocation from Almaty to Nur-Sultan in order to create a more extensive air service between the regions of Kazakhstan. This step allowed the airline to increase the efficiency of its use of the air fleet and open up the possibility for Kazakhstanis to travel even more conveniently between regions within the country.

Ural Airlines reduces its airfares for Zhukovsky – Almaty – Zhukovsky flight

Ural Airlines reduces the cost of its air tickets for Zhukovsky, Moscow, Russia – Almaty, Kazakhstan and Almaty – Zhukovsky flights. The minimum cost for one-way flight comes to EUR 96+, whereas roundtrip flight costs EUR 192+.

Russian plane makes emergency landing in Baku

The Russian Azur Air’s passenger plane that flew from India’s Goa state to Russia’s capital Moscow made an emergency landing in Baku, the Heydar Aliyev International Airport told Trend.

Turkmenistan Airlines delays Malaysia resumption to Feb 2020

Turkmenistan Airlines has delayed planned service resumption to Malaysia, previously scheduled from late December 2019. The airline now plans to operate Ashgabat – Kuala Lumpur route from February 02, 2020, with Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. This air route is served twice weekly.

Somon Air has been awarded with ‘Brand of the Year 2019′

Somon Air received the award ‘Brand of the Year 2019’ bestowed by the Republic of Tajikistan. During a glorious ceremony Somon Air was handed over the Gold Award.

Airports in Kyrgyzstan served over 3.3 million passengers for Jan-Nov 2019

Manas International Airport OJSC, which serves all airports in Kyrgyzstan, served 3,344,746 passengers for January – November 2019, which is by 99,000 more than for the same period in 2018.

Perth Airport chooses Amadeus to transform the passenger experience and support growth

Fully-integrated suite of automated, self-service technology solutions from Amadeus and ICM Airport Technics create a flexible, modern airport environment.

Kazakhstan’s SCAT Airlines launches its New Year’s flight

Very soon the most beloved and magical holiday will come – New Year.

5 millionth passenger identified at Kazakhstan’s Nur Sultan International Airport

The five-millionth passenger was identified at Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport, Tengrinews.kz reports with reference to the airport’s press service.

Moscow – Ferghana flight delayed due to medical aid to passenger

The Uzbekistan Airways’ plane, bound for flight No. HY-628 en route Moscow (Vnukovo), Russia – Ferghana, Uzbekistan will arrive late at the destination airport.

Russia’s Ural Airlines prepares to launch Yekaterinburg – Almaty flight and reduces airfare

In anticipation of launching a new flight en route Yekaterinburg, Russia – Almaty, Kazakhstan – Yekaterinburg, Ural Airlines is reducing its airfares.

Embraer E175-E2 makes its first flight

The latest Embraer E175-E2 airliner made its first flight on December 12, 2019. The airliner passed the first flight tests at its base in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The flight was normal.

Uzbekistan and Japan’s Aichi Prefecture may be linked with direct flight

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has met Aichi Prefecture Governor Hideki Omura on December 18, 2019.

Tashkent – Namangan – Novosibirsk flight delayed due to weather conditions in Uzbekistan’s Namangan

Due to the deterioration of weather conditions at the airport in Namangan, Uzbekistan, (fog, lack of visibility), the departure of the flight No. HY-669 en route Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Namangan – Novosibirsk, Russia was delayed until 11:30 am local time.

Additional Astrakhan – Baku flights to be in demand – Governor of Astrakhan Region

During his final press conference, Igor Babushkin, Governor, Astrakhan Region, Russia, spoke about the results of the recent business visit of the Astrakhan delegation to Azerbaijan, Trend reports citing the ‘Astrakhan Region’.

Flights delayed in Uzbekistan due to adverse weather conditions

Uzbekistan Airways informs that due to the deterioration of meteorological conditions at the airports in Ferghana and Nukus, Uzbekistan, (fog, poor visibility), the departure time of flights No. HY-627 Ferghana – Moscow and HY-017 Tashkent – Nukus is delayed until weather conditions improve.

BCAA audit results reveal high flight safety level

The Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) is responsible for the regulation and oversight of the aviation industry in Bermuda, as well as the oversight of all aircraft listed in the Bermuda Register.

Israeli Ministry of Health: passengers from Georgia may be infected with measles

Passengers of one of the planes arriving from Georgia in Israel are asked to contact the nearest medical facilities. This announcement was circulated on December 17 by the Israeli Ministry of Health.

Chinese, British airlines agree to work together at Daxing Airport

China Southern Airlines and British Airways have signed a joint venture agreement at Beijing’s Daxing International Airport, Xinhua News Agency reported.

AZAL announces ‘Winter Sales Campaign’

National air carrier Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) announces special discounts on air tickets.

Kazakhstan’s low-cost FlyArystan Airlines launches Nur Sultan – Kostanay domestic flight

Following Moscow, Russia, the first Kazakhstan’s low-cost airline named FlyArystan is pleased to announce launching a new domestic flight en route Nur-Sultan – Kostanay.

SkyUp to launch flights from Ukraine’s Kharkov to Georgia’s Batumi, Tbilisi

As part of summer air navigation season, SkyUp Airlines, Ukraine, will launch its flights from Kharkov, Ukraine to Batumi and Tbilisi, Georgia.

Fog causes delays of several flights at Manas International Airport in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

On December 17, 2019 thick fog was observed once again at Manas International Airport, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

United Airlines to acquire 50 Airbus aircraft worth about US $ 7 billion

United Airlines placed an order to buy 50 A321XLR aircraft from Airbus for a total of about US $ 7 billion, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, Trend reports with a link to TASS.

FAA plans to attract inexperienced pilots to test new software for 737 MAX

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to attract pilots with little experience managing Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to test the operation of updated software for the MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System), Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing industry sources, Trend reports citing TASS.

Boeing to suspend production of 737 MAX liners

The Boeing Co. has decided to suspend the production of 737 MAX airliners from January 2020, the company said in its statement on Tuesday, Trend reports citing RIA Novosti.

Plane crashed in Ethiopia belonged to the best-selling Boeing 737 series

The Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed in Ethiopia on Sunday belonged to the latest generation of the Boeing 737 Max, which is available in four versions and is the most sold out in the history of the American corporation. This information is presented on the website of Boeing Corporation, Trend reports with reference to TASS.

AZAL to significantly expand capabilities of its Flight Training Centre

“Azerbaijan Airlines” acquires the next generation flight simulator for Embraer E-190 aircraft from FlightSafety International.

Civil Aviation Academy of Kazakhstan names reasons for revoking its license

The Civil Aviation Academy responded to statements about a possible suspension of the university’s license, Tengrinews.kz reports with reference to the Civil Aviation Academy.

IATA: net profit of global aviation industry to achieve US $ 25.9 billion in 2019

The International Civil Aviation Association (IATA) has published its forecast for the global aviation industry, the main conclusion of which is that after a challenging year of 2019, an improvement is expected in 2020.

Heavy fog at Bishkek’s Manas International Airport delayed several morning flights on December 16, 2019

Thick fog was observed at Manas International Airport, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on December 16, 2019. Due to weather conditions, a number of flights was delayed.

Buta Airways launches Baku – Lviv flight

On December 23, 2019 Buta Airways, the Azerbaijan’s low-cost airline launches its new flight en route Baku, Azerbaijan – Lviv, Ukraine. Flights from the Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport to Lviv’s Danila Galitsky International Airport will be operated twice a week on an Embraer 190 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Uzbekistan Airways reduces business-class tariffs for domestic flights and provides New Year’s discounts for students and schoolchildren

Starting December 12, 2019, Uzbekistan Airways has reduced its business class airfares for domestic flights to/from Namangan, Ferghana, Samarkand, Navoi, Bukhara and Karshi. To determine the cost of air tickets for the date of interest please call 78-140-02-00.

Kazakhstan signs agreement with Russia to assemble Mi-8/171 helicopters

Kazakhstan Engineering national company, the aircraft repair plant No. 405 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Russian Helicopters JSC have signed an agreement to assemble large-assembly Mi-8/171 helicopters in Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Kazakhstan reported on Saturday, Trend reports citing RIA Novosti.

FlyArystan makes its first international flight

On December 13, 2019 the first Kazakhstan’s low-cost airline made its inaugural international flight along the route Nur-Sultan – Zhukovsky – Nur-Sultan on its fourth Airbus A320 aircraft. The aircraft replenished the fleet of the airline on the eve of Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Vistara renews partnership with Amadeus, expanding its global footprint for continued growth

Vistara, Indian full-service airline and a joint venture of TATA Sons and Singapore Airlines, reinforces its growth strategy with an extended distribution and IT partnership with Amadeus.