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Failte Ireland: Once Upon A Time On An Island Not So Far Away…

This week Fáilte Ireland is hosting a group of high profile international journalists on a trip to Skellig Michael to follow in Luke Skywalker’s footsteps to see for themselves how the force was awakened. The journalists visit is being hosted …

Airbus Defence and Space and Telespazio France selected to provide satellite-based maritime surveillance service for the French Navy

The French Navy has awarded a four year contract covering the provision of a satellite-based maritime surveillance service to a consortium of Airbus Defence and Space and Telespazio France. Under the Trimaran 2 contract, a follow-up to Trimaran 1, Maritime …

Britain’s Busiest Airport – Episode 2 ones to watch

The second episode of ITV’s ‘Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport’ airs on Monday night at 9pm and promises to give viewers more fascinating insights into UK’s only global hub. There are hopes it will top the 3.7 million viewers received for …

Denver International Airport Shops and Restaurants

Denver International Airport (DEN) shops and restaurants looking to fill more than 400 jobs will host a job fair on Saturday, June 4. The job fair, which is sponsored by the airport’s Concessionaires Association, will take place from 10 a.m. …

Airbus Defence and Space and Telespazio France selected to provide satellite-based maritime surveillance service for the French Navy

The French Navy has awarded a four year contract covering the provision of a satellite-based maritime surveillance service to a consortium of Airbus Defence and Space and Telespazio France.       Under the Trimaran 2 contract, a follow-up to …

  • Spirit Airlines Updates Baggage Policy for Active Military Members

    Published on : Saturday, February 27, 2016

    Spirit Airlines announced today it will change its baggage policy for active military members. Effective immediately, all passengers with an active military ID will receive two free checked bags and one free carry-on. Spirit will also offer refunds at its …

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  • Lufthansa flying more quietly in Munich

    Published on : Saturday, February 27, 2016

    Even before introducing the A350 long-haul aeroplane with an up to 50 percent smaller noise footprint, in future Lufthansa medium-haul planes will also be flying more quietly. This is because the Airbus A320 fleet is being fitted with ‘sharklets’, which …

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  • Bangkok Airways Announces Its Operating Results Of 2015

    Published on : Friday, February 26, 2016

    Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited announces its operating results for the year of 2015 which has the total revenue amounting to 24,902.9 million baht, increasing from the previous year by 12.6 percent. Net profit was reported at 1,849.1 million baht; …

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  • Norwegian takes delivery of its first 787-9 Dreamliner

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    Norwegian took delivery of its first 787-9 Dreamliner. Norwegian already operates eight 787-8s and will use its 787-9s to launch new routes across North America, South America and South-East Asia.   The 787-9 complements and extends the super-efficient 787 family. …

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  • Etihad Airways signs CITI as International cash management Bank partner

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced an enhanced agreement with Citi as its international cash management bank partner. The new mandate, covering Etihad Airways’ worldwide operations outside the GCC, will enable the airline to …

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  • airBaltic – Best in Public Relations

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    Riga. Latvian airline airBaltic has been nominated best for the Baltic PR Awards considering the carrier’s achievements in communicating its punctuality leadership and innovative digital outreach to its customer. Jānis Vanags, Vice President Corporate Communications of airBaltic: “The aviation industry …

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  • Munich’s “Airport subway” successfully completes first trip

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    The test trip was over in no time. The modern personal transport system (PTS) linking Munich Airport’s Terminal 2 to the new infield satellite facility whisked the invited media representatives through the tunnel in less than a minute. Proudly presenting …

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  • Boeing Launches Next-Generation 737 Boeing Converted Freighter

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    Boeing [NYSE: BA] today launched the Next-Generation 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) with orders and commitments for up to 55 conversions from seven customers. “The Next-Generation 737 provides exceptional value to express freight carriers through its superior payload, range, reliability …

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  • Air Canada and Bombardier Sign a Landmark Order for up to 75 Bombardier C Series Aircraft

    Published on : Thursday, February 18, 2016

    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Air Canada announced today that the parties have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the sale and purchase of 45 CS300 aircraft with options for an additional 30 CS300 aircraft, which also includes conversion rights …

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  • U.S.-Cuba agreement to resume commercial air traffic for first time in five decades

    Published on : Thursday, February 18, 2016

    An agreement inked between US-Cuba on Tuesday to resume commercial air traffic between the two countries for the first time in five decades has sent US airlines in a queue to resume flights to Cuba. New flights could be operating …

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  • Qatar Airways Awarded For On-Board Entertainment Innovation

    Published on : Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    Qatar Airways was recognised for Middle East Content Innovation at the third annual Inflight workshop and awards held in partnership with F&E Aerospace, the organiser of Aircraft Interiors Middle East. The award recognises the outstanding quality of Qatar Airways’ on-board …

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  • Air Canada Named One of Montreal’s Top Employers for the Third Consecutive Year

    Published on : Saturday, February 6, 2016

    Air Canada has been recognized for the third year in a row as one of “Montreal’s Top Employers” in an annual employer survey by Mediacorp Canada Inc. The 2016 survey recognizes employers with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace …

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  • Airport near China’s Mount Wudang starts operation

    Published on : Saturday, February 6, 2016

    Expected to boost tourism on the Taoist mountain in China, an airport near Mount Wudang in central China’s Hubei Province started operation on  Friday.Mount Wudang is known for its Taoist temples.   The first flight arriving at Wudangshan Airport was from …

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  • SWISS Dedicates Its First Boeing 777 To Its Employees

    Published on : Saturday, February 6, 2016

    As an expression of its new “employer value proposition” and a sign of its appreciation of all their work, service and commitment, Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is dedicating its first Boeing 777-300ER to all its employees: from today onwards …

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  • Boeing Completes Successful 737 MAX First Flight

    Published on : Saturday, January 30, 2016

    A pair of larger than life haggis were unveiled today at Edinburgh Airport but the female of the species – identifiable by her long eye lashes and curly tail – ran off in the direction of Edinburgh Trams. There have …

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  • Heathrow shuttles “take off” from Terminal 5

    Published on : Saturday, January 30, 2016

    Heathrow will be working in collaboration with Westfield Sportscars, and Oxbotica, to develop new iconic automated pods for public trials this summer. Using entirely British engineering and software capabilities, the three companies will develop pods capable of operating fully autonomously …

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  • Horizon Air Flight Attendants and Pilots Pass Vote to Ratify Labor Contracts

    Published on : Saturday, January 30, 2016

    Horizon Air flight attendants and pilots together with their unions approved new contracts this week. With these agreements in place, pending board approval and acceptable commercial terms for the aircraft, Horizon Air is set to move forward with its plan …

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  • Spirit AeroSystems and Boeing Celebrate 737 MAX First Flight

    Published on : Saturday, January 30, 2016

    Spirit AeroSystems and Boeing celebrated the first flight of the 737 MAX 8 — the first member of Boeing’s efficient 737 MAX family — today when it took to the skies from Renton Field near Boeing’s 737 Final Assembly plant …

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  • United Flight Attendants Protest at Airports Around the World: Call for Contract Now

    Published on : Saturday, January 23, 2016

    United flight attendants – from pre-merger groups United, Continental, and Continental Micronesia – continue public protests at airports around the world as they call on management to complete contract negotiations and finish the operational merger. The 24,000 United Airlines flight …

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  • Lufthansa becomes the first airline to possess the Airbus A320neo

    Published on : Saturday, January 23, 2016

    Lufthansa took possession of the first Airbus A320neo. Carsten Spohr, CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier as well as Robert Leduc, the President of Pratt & Whitney and David Hess, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer …

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