Dubai Airport

Regional Sales Forecasts Reflect Importance of Middle East as Hub

The Middle East, most particularly the Arabian (or Persian) Gulf area, is the center of the commercial-aviation universe, according to the manufacturers. “The unique geographic positioning allows [local] carriers to capture a significant share of long-haul market growth,” according to Embraer. “The concept of connecting through the region is decades old, but the competitive landscape…
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United Airlines’ top pilot has a lot to say about perceived pilot shortage

United Airlines Capt. Todd Insler, head of the Chicago-based airline’s powerful pilots union, is upset about what he would undoubtedly classify as “fake news” about the nation’s airline industry — namely all the talk in recent months about an alleged shortage of commercial airline pilots in the United States. The perceived shortage would seem to…
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Beijing New Airport Terminal Building 1 - Zaha Hadid

Plans for world’s largest airport terminal – Zaha Hadid

China currently boasts the world’s largest building, could soon be home to the world’s tallest pair of towers, and according to Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), we will soon be able to add an airport passenger terminal to the list. The firm has unveiled plans for its Beijing New Airport Terminal Building, which it says will…
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Air India airplane tail

Air India to hire 80 co-pilots for wide-body Boeing planes

State-owned Air India is hiring over 80 junior pilots for its wide-body Boeing B777 and B787 aircraft to meet the shortage of cockpit crew. The process to induct these first officers or co-pilots is in the final stage and they are expected to join Air India by next month, an airline source said here. Air…
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Istanbul Airport

Istanbul New Airport terminal construction 95 pct complete

The countdown for the opening of Istanbul’s third airport, known as Istanbul New Airport, has started. About 95 percent of the construction of the terminal building has been completed; elevators and escalators have been installed in some sections and installation of the facade and roof has commenced. The rough construction of the Air Traffic Control…
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Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar

Skytrax World’s Best Airport Award

In news that should come as little surprise to global air travelers, Singapore’s done it again. For the fifth year in a row the city-state’s Changi Airport has been named “world’s best airport” at the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards. The awards, announced during a ceremony in Amsterdam on March 14, are based on millions…
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Portland International Airport

The 10 Best U.S. Airports for a Stress-Free Trip

To help you smooth out the stress of air travel, MONEY analyzed 31 of the nation’s largest airports to pick the ones that offer the best, most drama-free destinations and layovers. Key factors included customer experience data from J.D. Power, on-time arrival rates, and ease of baggage pickup and security lines—as well as traveler amenities…
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  • AirBaltic signs for 30 more CS-300s: FlightAware June 1, 2018
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  • Dreamliner engine faults... May 30, 2018
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  • ZED Aerospace set to disrupt airline industry with AURA May 30, 2018
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    It appears Delta has cut it's ties with the NRA. NRA members will no longer be permitted to get a discount when flying Delta........DUMB!!!! So here we go!.... is more gun laws needed to fix the problem of gun violence. Some facts to know are most violence takes place in gun free zones, so only […]
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