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AirAsia to launch new Chinese low cost carrier

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd signed a joint venture agreement with China on Sunday to establish a low cost carrier (LCC), with a base in the east-central city of Zhengzhou. AirAsia (China) is a joint venture between AirAsia, Everbright Group and Henan Government Working Group, the airline said in a statement. AirAsia (China) will also invest in aviation infrastructure, including a dedicated LCC terminal at Zhengzhou airport and an aviation academy to train pilots, crew and engineers, as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities to service aircraft, the statement said. No further details of the LCC were provided. Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is on a visit to China, witnessed the signing of the joint venture agreement. “This Chinese venture repr...

Malindo to be renamed Batik Air

BATIK Air is going to be the new name for Malindo Air. This will come into effect in the second half of this year, but everything else will remain the same. The rationale behind the branding change is to better align the offerings within Indonesia’s Lion Air Group stable of airlines to ensure there is seamless full service travel domestically and internationally. “The feeder traffic from Lion Air group is not much now but the dynamics will change with Batik Air in the second half of this year,’’ Malindo Air CEO Chandran Rama Muthy says. “We, Malindo Air (Batik Air Malaysia) will be the international link within the Lion Air group while the existing Batik Air Indonesia will continue to serve the Indonesian market and it is a full service carrier. We will promote Batik Air Malaysia brand acr...

Driverless flying taxi service set to launch in Dubai

Dubai will soon get flying taxis according to the city’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA), which plans to start flying passengers across the city in July, as envisioned in this rendering. The driverless passenger drones, called Ehang 184, can carry one person and a small suitcase. Powered by eight propellers, the drone will cruise at around 60 kilometers per hour. The so-called Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV) has been seen hovering over the sand dunes at an airfield in Dubai during test flights this winter. The model was on display at the World Government Summit 2017 in Dubai, where the partnership between the RTA and Chinese drone makers Ehang was announced. The routes will be pre-programmed with set locations for pick up and landing, and monitored by a team on the ground. Once in...

Aviation Scholarships 2017

Are you looking for an aviation scholarship?   Aviation is a thrilling and vastly appealing profession. There are a limited number of Aviation Scholarships available for those who are practicing aviation courses. All these following scholarships such as Calvin L Carrithers Aviation Scholarship, VABA Aviation Scholarship, Aerosim Flight Academy Seasonal Aviation Scholarship and much more are sponsored by different colleges, universities, organization and foundation. Browse our list of resources and learn how many organizations can help to finance your education in aviation. These scholarships are intended to the professional pilot, student pilot, technical School Senior and Undergraduates students who are seeking a career in the aviation, aircraft electronics and transportation technol...

Youngest Emirati Female A380 Pilot

The video shows captain Nevin Darwish, from Egypt, and first officer Alia Al Muhairi, an Emirati, flying the iconic Airbus A380 from Dubai to Vienna.

Vietnam’s “Bikini Airline” VietJet soars in value after listing

The value of Vietnam’s ‘bikini airline’ overtakes national carrier: Vietnamese private budget airline VietJet’s VJC.HM market capitalisation surpassed that of state-owned Vietnam Airlines HVN.HNO on Monday, only a week after it was listed. VietJet grabbed headlines with bikini-clad flight attendants when it was launched in 2011 and its success on the Ho Chi Minh stock exchange reflects its rapid ascent since. It has become known in Vietnam as the “bikini airline” and female crew do still wear them, but only on some flights. Its market share is expected to top that of Vietnam Airlines this year, a feat it has achieved by tapping into a fast-growing economy and a young population starting to travel more. The listings of VietJet and Vietnam Airlines were pa...

Jet Airways Plane Escorted By German Air Force After Going Silent Mid-Air

Dramatic footage of the incident, posted by website Aviation Herald, showed the Jet Airways flight being escorted by two fighter jets - vapour trails billowing in their wake. NDTV cannot verify the authenticity of the video.

Free Airline Pilot and Aircraft Engineer Information Seminar in Kuala Lumpur 15th Jan 2017

Ever thought about an aviation career and becoming an Airline Pilot or Engineer? It’s a dream job for many, and lets face it, you’ll the chance to travel the world, get a pretty great view from the office window! The International Aviation Centre’s Pilot & Engineer Career Seminar is completely free to attend and will talk you through step by step what’s required to obtain you commercial pilot licence, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence, and get both feet onto the career ladder where many graduates have started and quickly progressed onto fulfilling careers flying and maintaining Airlines from all over the world. Whether you already have some previous experience, or you are a complete newcomer to aviation, the Aviation Career Seminar is the best place to find out how to achieve your ...

China Eastern Airlines Celebrates 60 Years in 2017

2017 is the 60th birthday of China Eastern Airlines. With the effort of these 60 years, we already have 1062 destinations. Join our Light the World game to celebrate with us. Check in with your location information in this event before 24 February. Moreover, we will randomly draw 10 participants to win a plane model! For more information and your chance to win  >>CLICK HERE<<

Qatar Airways Passengers Injured During Severe Turbulence

Qatar Airways flight forced to land in Portuguese military base in the Azores islands after bloodied passengers thrown from seats into aisles.   Lisbon: A Qatar Airways jet made an an emergency landing at a Portuguese military base in the Azores islands Sunday after heavy turbulence injured passengers. The Boeing 777, bound from Washington to Doha, was re-routed during a storm to the Azores, a Portuguese territory in the North Atlantic, and landed at the Lajes Air Base. Officials and witnesses said the plane had dropped steeply in altitude, hurling several passengers out of their seats and causing one traveller to suffer heart trouble. “All the passengers were taken to a hotel in the evening and are due to depart on Monday morning,” said an airbase spokesman, adding that s...

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