What was the US Presidents 1st personal aircraft?

Please reply to this quiz by commenting. Here are the possibilities: A) The Beriev Be-103 B) The Lockheed Super Constellation C) The C-47 Dakota D) The Spartan Executive E) The Grumman F8F Bearcat Don’t cheat by looking online or in a book. Think about what the answer could be… Take into account military aircraft, transport […]

New Ilyushin Il-114 turboprop completes 1st flight

Yesterday, the Ilyushin Il-114-300 turboprop completed its 1st flight at Zukhovsky Airfield near Moscow, Russia. The aircraft carries up to 68 passengers and is powered by 2 Klimov TV7-117SM engines. It has been created to link passengers in remote parts of Russia with polar or tundra-like climates and poor infrastructure to cities and towns. Yury […]

La Nova: another Swiss start-up?

After Air Ticino, which has not yet started operations, could Geneva-based start-up La Nova be the solution to a rather poor last decade for the Swiss aviation industry? This year, we saw Swiss start-up Fly Bair begin operations this July, but it’s main route network, which consisted of flights from Swiss capital Bern to different […]

Austral Lineas Aéreas has merged into Aerolinéas Argentinas

Yesterday, Argentina’s 2nd biggest airline, Austral Lineas Aéreas merged into Argentina’s flag carrier, Aerolinéas Argentinas. The merger process began in the beginning of May this year after having failed in previous years. As a consequence of the merger, a new cargo division of Aerlinéas Argentinas will be created as well as a new third-party maintenance […]

El Al names new Chief Executive

Israeli flag carrier El Al has named its new Chief Executive (CE), Avigal Soreq, the successor of Gonen Usishkin, who is to step down next January. Avigal Soreq is the Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of Delek US Holdings, an American energy firm specialising in petroleum refining and logistics assets. Delek US Holdings is based in […]

Ryanair could close its Cork and Shannon bases

Ryanair has announced that it will close its Cork and Shannon bases on the 26th of October if the Irish government fails to adopt the EU Travel List allowing flights to and from Green and Amber areas (areas that are not or partially affected by the coronavirus) to take place without restrictions. The LCC has […]

IADA Dealers see move upwards in June-July aircraft sales

Dealers belonging to the IADA (International Aircraft Dealers Association) have reported a move upwards in June-July preowned business airplane sales. Dealers completed a total of 177 transactions in the June-July period in comparison to 100 in the April-May period. On top of this, the number of aircraft sales that fell apart went down from 38 […]

Qantas to store its Boeing 787s

Qantas has announced that it will be moving its Boeing 787s to storage in Victorville, California, where they will join the airline’s Airbus A380s and hundreds of aircraft from other carriers. The move will take place in September. Qantas predicts a significant decrease in travel demand that will last for an extended period, which is […]

Condor could possibly merge with TUIfly Deutschland

German local outlet Boersenzeitung reported that there are possible plans for the formation of a joint venture between German leisure airline Condor and TUIfly Deutschland. After the cessation of Thomas Cook’s operations last year, Condor, 1 one of its subsidiaries, received $447 million in German government aid and another $345 million from Polish flag carrier […]