British Airways and Lufthansa have been identified as among the least fuel-efficient airlines flying on transatlantic routes, according to research by the group that helped expose the Volkswagen emissions scandal.
The two carriers, alongside Scandinavian airline SAS, were at the bottom of a table ranking the top 20 transatlantic airlines in 2014 for their carbon footprint compiled by the International Council on Clean Transportation, the independent environmental research group.
The multibillion-dollar effort to create the homegrown C919 jetliner is aimed at clawing back some of the commercial benefits that flow to foreign suppliers.
A state-owned manufacturer on Monday unveiled the first plane produced by a Chinese initiative to compete in the market for large passenger jetliners.
China is one of the biggest aviation markets but relies on Boeing and Airbus aircraft. The multibillion-dollar effort to create the homegrown C919 jetliner is aimed at clawing back some of the commercial benefits that flow to foreign suppliers.
Optimisé pour des vols sans escale à destination des Etats-Unis, l'A350-900ULR permettra à Singapore Airlines de reprendre ses vols sur Los Angeles et New York au départ de Singapour. Deux lignes qu'elle a exploitées dans le passé avec des Airbus A340-500 aménagés pour un peu plus de 180 passagers dans une configuration deux classes (Affaires et Premium Economie) et réduits par la suite à 100 répartis en classe Affaires unique.
C'est avec l'A340-500 que Singapore Airlines avait inauguré, bien avant d'autres, la formule du bar convivial et conséquent afin d'occuper ses passagers sur des vols de 16 heures pour Los Angeles et de 18 heures pour New York.
Finnair's Airbus A350s will include free inflight Internet plus a dedicated ladies-only lav.
The satellite-based WiFi service will be free to all passengers in business class, along with Finnair Plus Gold and Platinum frequent flyers and their Oneworld Sapphire and Emerald equivalents (which includes Qantas Gold and Platinum card-holders).
For sale: One very, very large used passenger jet. Price negotiable.
Airbus Group SE may find out that price when Singapore Airlines Ltd. decides whether to return the world’s first superjumbo to its owner in 2017 following the expiration of a 10-year lease.
Should the Asian carrier send the plane back to German investor Dr. Peters Gruppe, which holds the title, or negotiate a drastically reduced rate to keep it, the model’s residual value will be established at a lower level than Airbus would wish, said Bertrand Grabowski, head of aviation at DVB Bank in London.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9, which the Dutch flag carrier has acquired on lease through leasing company AerCap.
“We are very proud to welcome our first Boeing 787 Dreamliner today,” says Pieter Elbers, KLM president & CEO. “This aircraft symbolizes a new phase in the future of KLM. Investment in our customers is one of our priorities. This efficient aircraft is part of that investment.”
Japan's first domestically produced passenger jet, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), takes off from Nagoya Airport in Toyoyama, central Japan, for its first flight Wednesday morning, Nov. 11, 2015. Mitsubishi, a maker of the Zero fighter, took a step toward reclaiming Japan's one-time status as an aviation power Wednesday with the maiden flight of its regional jet.
Mitsubishi, a maker of the Zero fighter, has taken a step toward reclaiming Japan's one-time status as an aviation power with the maiden flight of its regional jet.
Le vol Tokyo-Zurich de mercredi a dû changer de cap: un passager gravement malade a bien failli mourir. Récit du commandant à son retour chez lui.
Un septuagénaire japonais doit la vie à un pilote vaudois. Mercredi, le commandant de bord vaudois Jean-Daniel Gerhard a dérouté son Airbus avec plus de 207 passagers à bord et 13 membres d’équipage pour le poser en urgence à Ekaterinbourg, en Russie.
At approximately 04:13 UTC, 31 October 2015, Metrojet flight 9268 crashed into the Sinai Peninsula. The flight’s planned route was from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, Russia. We acquired a signal from the aircraft shortly after takeoff and tracked it until 04:13:22 UTC. At the time of last contact we were receiving a signal from the aircraft to three of our receivers, all of which stopped receiving data from the aircraft at the same time.
Five years after receiving its first Airbus A380 aircraft, Lufthansa has completed refitting its entire fleet with fully flat business class seats, premium economy and inflight connectivity. During a summertime tour of D-AIMN in Lufthansa Technik’s Frankfurt hangar, RGN took a fine-toothed comb to the passenger experience improvements (and what could be considered a few missed opportunities) in the airline’s refurbished version of the world’s largest passenger aircraft.
With first class remaining at the front of the upper deck, the biggest change on board the A380 is in business class, where Lufthansa’s significantly outdated angled lie-flat seats — some of the least comforable examples of their kind — have been replaced with fully flat beds.
This Air France Concorde F-BTSD may take-off again as it remains in very good condition and was one of the youngest of the fleet having been fully overhauled just three months before the planes were grounded.
In 2008, air passenger demand was dipping, Gulf countries were building up their national fleets, and easyJet set up shop in Paris. Other European airlines cut routes and jobs in response. Air France did not. It has not made a profit since.
The timing of its attempt to catch up seven years later plays into the hands of aggressive competitors, former airline executives, analysts and union officials say, and its decision to slash long-haul routes by 10 percent leaves unsolved the problem of a bloated cost base.
"Many of us in senior management saw this coming," said a former Air France boss now working for one of its fast-growing competitors.
The revolutionary design would maximize space in wide bodied aircraft.
In rows where passengers are normally seated six across, the middle rows would alternate between floor level and elevated seating to fit an additional two passengers per row. The raised seats would be accessible by a stair or ladder and would be able to fully recline above the passengers seated below.
The new design will maximize seating capacity on planes that have yet to reach their full potential, according to the plane manufacturer.
Etihad Airway’s chief executive has said Alitalia cannot afford to “revert to past practices”, as the Italian airline begins to show signs of improvement.
The Abu Dhabi-based airline made a $627 million investment in Alitalia, equating to a 49 percent equity stake, as part of a $1.9 billion restructuring plan for the Italian carrier.
Alitalia recorded a 2015 first-half net loss of $144 million in its latest figures released last month, which the airline’s board described as “in line with business plan forecasts” and a “slight improvement” on expectations.
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