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09-20-2019 15:34
Delta CEO Ed Bastian told Bloomberg that the SkyTeam, of which Delta is a part, hasn’t “brought a lot of great value to customers..[or] to member airlines” and so they’re trying to create their “own international network of carriers” with Delta “as the centerpiece.”The Atlanta-based carriers is shifting away from an alliance focus and “taking a different approach” where they use local airline brands that can operate in local markets around the world and influence those airlines to be more efficient.There’s no indication that Delta will leave SkyTeam and his notion that it hasn’t brought value to customers or airlines…
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09-20-2019 15:26
Last year, the internet freaked out when Emirates posted a photo of one of its 777 planes totally covered in crystals. The photo, which is only a rendering of what the plane would look like, was created by Sara Shakeel, an artists famous for blinging out mundane objects. Considering the airline's upscale taste and the poshness that comes from Dubai, people around the world speculated whether or not the photo was real.
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09-20-2019 15:24
Conflicting fortunes Thursday for Ryanair staff, and the Ryanair boss. Europe's largest budget airline says it plans to cut as many as 700 positions. Some could go at the Dublin headquarters. At least some will be compulsory redundancies. The move comes after the airline said it had a surplus of 500 pilots. It's a different story though for high-profile boss Michael O'Leary. On Thursday (September 19) Ryanair shareholders narrowly approved a bonus scheme that could see him pocket 100 million euros over five years. That's about 111 million dollars.
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09-20-2019 15:21
Rolls-Royce will take longer than expected to fix problems with its Trent 1000 engine, frustrating efforts to get Boeing 787s grounded by the glitch flying again and knocking the British company's shares.Rolls-Royce, whose engines power large civil and military planes, said on Friday it had sped up turbine blade replacement for some models, leading to additional removals and delaying a reduction in the number of grounded aircraft to single figures until the second quarter of 2020.The company faces 1.6 billion pounds ($2 billion) in extra costs and disruption as a result of the engine problem, which is due to the…
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09-20-2019 15:19
Azur Air, Russia’s largest charter airline, is expanding its network in the upcoming IATA 2019/2020 winter schedule in late October. The airline has also announced plans to increase the number of flights to selected existing destinations. Overall this winter season, Azur Air will operate flights from 40 Russian cities to 15 international holiday destinations.The network expansion includes new flights to Dubai’s Al Maktoum airport from Arkhangelsk, Belgorod and Kaliningrad; to Vietnam’s Phú Quốc from Kemerovo, Blagoveshensk and Vladivostok; and to Phuket (Thailand) from Chelyabinsk. The airline is also to start serving Colombo from St Petersburg, in addition to the previously-launched…
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09-20-2019 15:18
The delivery of a new Boeing 777-200LR wide-body aircraft to Turkmenistan Airlines (TUA) is scheduled for January 2021. A contract for the purchase of the new, long-range aircraft, the fourth of the type in the long-haul fleet of the Turkmen state carrier, was signed with Boeing Corporation by central Asian country Turkmenistan Howa Yollary agency of the Ministry of Industry and Communications, following an August 2, 2019 resolution of the president of Turkmenistan.Turkmenistan Airlines first revealed its intention to acquire the US$346.9 million B777-200LR in June. The aircraft will be powered by GE90-110B1L engines and will be able to accommodate…
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09-20-2019 15:16
The new, third runway of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) welcomed its first regular flight on September 19, making SVO the first major airport in Russia to be equipped with three landing and take-off strips.Runway-3 is located north of the airport’s so-called new Northern Terminal complex (comprising of Terminal B and C1, which is currently under construction), whilst the two existing runways of the country’s biggest airport are located between the Northern and Southern Terminals (D, E, F) complexes.Runway-3 is poised to increase the capacity of Sheremetyevo from 65 to 90 take-off and landings per hour. The first two runways are…
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09-20-2019 02:59
SAS has lifted the veil off its virtual A350, showcasing the airline’s newest livery. The update which will be featured on its upcoming A350s and A320neos, represents the airline’s first change in the last 21 years.
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09-19-2019 21:29
A Vietnam Airlines flight came within a minute of touching down on the tarmac at Melbourne Airport when air traffic controllers realised the plane's landing gear wasn't deployed.The Boeing 787 Dreamliner was flying into Melbourne from Ho Chi Minh City when the issue was spotted at 8.04am on Thursday, according to the air safety bureau.https://7news.com.au/travel/vietnam-airlines-flight-landing-aborted-after-air-traffic-flags-gear-failure-c-462432
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09-20-2019 06:44
A NATUREZA CRIOU a LUA e o HOMEM CRIOU os SATELITES ARTIFICIAISos Satélites ArtificiaisSatélite artificial é qualquer corpo feito pelo ser humano e colocado em órbita ao redor da Terra ou de qualquer outro corpo celeste. Até hoje já foram efetuados milhares de lançamentos desses corpos ao espaço, mas a maioria já está desativada. Quando ocorrem falhas no lançamento ou no próprio satélite, partes dos mesmos podem ficar orbitando o planeta por tempo indefinido, formando o lixo espacial. Tecnicamente, esses objetos também são satélites, embora o termo por si só seja usado para se referir ao aparelho que foi colocado…
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