ETIHAD AIRWAYS ENGINEERING EXPANDS EXTENSIVE INHOUSE CAPABILITIES WITH A350 MRO SERVICES

Etihad Airways Engineering, the largest independent maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider in the Middle East, has announced the addition of Airbus A350 maintenance capabilities to its extensive inhouse portfolio. Etihad Airways Engineering is part of the Airbus MRO Alliance and has emerged as a centre of excellence for the Airbus A380, having supported the A380 fleets of Etihad Airways and third-party customers in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Australia. The company continues to extend its coverage of major commercial aircraft types and has now received the landmark approval for Airbus A350 maintenance, awarded by the UAE General … Continue reading ETIHAD AIRWAYS ENGINEERING EXPANDS EXTENSIVE INHOUSE CAPABILITIES WITH A350 MRO SERVICES

Travelport campaigns to support airline passengers with intellectual disabilities

Travelport launches a global campaign to improve awareness and use of the DPNA Special Service Request (SSR) code, which can be used by travel agents, among others, to alert airlines when a passenger has intellectual or developmental disability and needs assistance. The campaign was initiated after Travelport found evidence of exceptionally low use of the code on bookings made through its global distribution system (GDS). GDS are vast hi-tech reservation networks that allow travel agents, travel management companies and large corporations, to search and book airline seats, hotel rooms, rental cars, and other travel related items. Despite registering more than 250 million … Continue reading Travelport campaigns to support airline passengers with intellectual disabilities

IATA Releases 2018 Airline Safety Performance

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2018 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continuing safety improvements over the long term, but an increase in accidents compared to 2017. The all accident rate[i](measured in accidents per 1 million flights) was 1.35, which was the equivalent of one accident for every 740,000 flights. This was an improvement over the all accident rate of 1.79 for the previous 5-year period (2013-2017), but a decline compared to 2017’s record performance of 1.11. The 2018 rate for major jet accidents (measured in jet hull losses per 1 million flights) … Continue reading IATA Releases 2018 Airline Safety Performance

Beyond Borders

Turkish Airlines starts flights from Sharjah By Shereen Shabnam Turkish Airlines started its journey into the UAE more than 38 years ago with the first flights operating to/from Abu Dhabi since 1981. The Airline recently announced another milestone in its international expansion relating to the UAE with the launch of direct flights between Sharjah and its Istanbul hub. With existing services from Dubai International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport (cargo flights), and Abu Dhabi International Airport, Turkish Airlines’ new Sharjah route marks its fourthdestination into the UAE. Flights from Sharjah International Airport will be operated 7 times a week in … Continue reading Beyond Borders

Flying Colours Corp. moves into fifth St. Louis hangar as customer demand grows

Flying Colours Corp., the North American maintenance, repair, overhaul and completions business has taken up residence in its fifth hangar at the Spirit of St. Louis airport. The existing building, which is ideally located adjacent to the KSUS runway, adds a much-needed 30, 000 square feet to the St. Louis footprint, and complements the expanded cabinetry and interiors workshop opened at the facility in January 2018. Since taking over the hangar lease in December 2018 the local team has been outfitting the building, installing new state-of-the-art tooling and supplementary maintenance equipment as well as revamping the office décor. The completed … Continue reading Flying Colours Corp. moves into fifth St. Louis hangar as customer demand grows