Singapore Airlines becomes First Carrier to Offer Live Onboard e-Shopping

July 9, 2021 @ 12:59 PM

Singapore Airlines became the first airline to offer live e-shopping onboard via KrisShop. Singapore Airlines customers now have access to the worlds largest seatback shopping experience at 30,000ft

ASEAN, EU Conclude Talks for World’s First bloc-to-bloc Air Transport Pact

June 8, 2021 @ 12:12 PM

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU) concluded the world's first bloc-to-bloc air transport agreement recently. The parties concluded the negotiations on the

Bomb Scare Message to Divert Ryanair Flight was Falsely Credited to Hamas

May 24, 2021 @ 08:07 PM

The message about a bomb planted on Ryanair flight FR4978 that was diverted to Minsk on May 23, Belarus was signed off by Palestinian group Hamas and sent to the email address of the Minsk National Airport. A Hamas spokesperson has a subsequently denied the allegation

Ryanair Flight Lands in Lithuania Amidst Clamor to Punish Belarus for Hijacking...

May 24, 2021 @ 06:26 AM

The Ryanair jet carrying scores of passengers finally landed at its original destination in Lithuania after Belarus earlier forced the plane transiting its airspace to land in order to arrest a journalist on board. The Boeing Co

Belarus Hijacks Lithuania-Bound Ryanair Plane to Minsk, Arrests Activist after Landing

May 23, 2021 @ 06:36 PM

The state of Belarus faked a bomb scare, hijacked a Ryanair aircraft flying from Athens to Vilnius to land in Minsk instead and arrested opposition activist Roman Protasevich, 26, who was one of the 122 passengers on board. The Boeing 737 aircraft was on a scheduled commercial flight from Athens, Greece...

Russian MoD Sues State-Owned Irkut Corp for 503.6 Million Rubles

May 17, 2021 @ 06:48 AM

The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has sued state-owned airplane manufacturer Irkut Corporation for 503.6 million rubles ($6

Japan to Develop Spaceships as Intercontinental Passenger Flights by 2040

May 17, 2021 @ 06:25 AM

Japan is gearing up to introduce intercontinental spaceship transportation by 2040 that would allow one to travel between the world's major cities in two hours or faster by utilizing rocket technology. The Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan predicts the market for spaceships departing from and arriving in Japan could reach roughly 5 trillion yen (about $46 billion) in 2040

Japan Airlines to Switch to Alternative Fuels for all Domestic Flights from

April 17, 2021 @ 08:09 AM

Japan Airlines Co. (JAL) wants to replace jet fuel with alternative fuel for all domestic flights from 2040

Russian MC-21 Airliner Deliveries Postponed due to Sanctions

April 15, 2021 @ 01:09 PM

American sanctions and new rules for obtaining export licenses for foreign partners have pushed the deliveries of Russias Irkut MC-21 airliner by a couple of months. "The (U

Southwest Orders 100 Boeing 737 Max Airplanes

March 29, 2021 @ 06:05 PM

Southwest Airlines today signed a contract for a hundred 737 MAX airplanes and 155 options across two models. The Boeing 737 MAX was grounded worldwide in March 2019 following the second of two accidents within just six months, which together claimed 346 lives

Brazil Drops WTO Aero Trade Charges Against Canada

February 18, 2021 @ 03:44 PM

The Brazilian government today decided to withdraw its ongoing World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute with Canada over aircraft subsidies, and said it will launch negotiations on more effective disciplines to regulate government support in the Commercial Aviation segment. At the WTO, Brazil challenged more than $3 billion in illegal subsidies that the Governments of Canada and Quebec provided to Bombardier for the launch, development and production of the C-Series program

Boeing Agrees to Pay $2.5B to Settle Charges Over 737 MAX

January 8, 2021 @ 07:23 AM

Boeing said today it will pay $2.5 billion to settle a Justice Department investigation and admitted that employees defrauded the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) when it first won approval for the flawed 737 MAX jet