Entries by Barry

Nigeria Air relaunch grounded  

Nigeria has suspended plans to relaunch its national airline two months after the attempt to revive the carrier was announced. Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika broke the news on Twitter after a cabinet meeting, saying ministers had made ‘the tough decision’ to suspend the project. No reason has been given for the about-turn. The airline, which was set to […]

Investors demand change as Ryanair survives revolt  

Ryanair has suffered a ‘major shareholder revolt’, with nearly a third refusing to back the re-election of its chairman, and leading City institutions publicly criticising its corporate governance. There are growing concerns about the independence of the chairman and the management’s ‘souring’ employee relations, 29.5 per cent of shareholders voting at Ryanair’s annual meeting in Ireland yesterday […]

Emirates said to seek Etihad takeover to create world’s largest airline 

Online news outlets are suggesting Emirates is looking at taking over ‘unprofitable’ Etihad, in a move that would create the world’s biggest carrier by passenger traffic. Journalists claims that talks, which are at a preliminary stage, would see Dubai-based Emirates acquire the main airline business of Abu Dhabi’s Etihad, which would keep its maintenance arm. […]

2018 APAS X Beijing Capital Airlines A320 & A330 SIM check roadshow in USA

APAS (Asia Pacific Aviation Services) has announced that along with our airline partner Beijing Capital Airlines, they are arranging worldwide Roadshow Presentation and a Company Simulator check for A320 and A330 pilots, and the First Stop will be in the USA in this upcoming November! APAS state – “Amazing pay and commuting contracts on offer, […]

Airline on collision course with pilots over strike  

Flybmi pilots in the Balpa union have been balloted over strike action. The threatened strike follows a wave of industrial action that forced Ryanair to cancel hundreds of flights over the summer.  Flybmi operates more than 600 flights a week across 10 European countries. It has a fleet of 19 Embraer jets and employs more than 400 staff and […]

Final call to end misery of flight delay compensation

A long-running campaign continues by consumer group Which? calling for airline passengers to be automatically compensated for delayed flights, rather than having to claim what they are due. Their research suggests that 13,076 flights arrived more than three hours late in the year to June, which would trigger an EU261 pay out if it was within the […]

Tui ‘comfort’ deal with CAA would cushion Brexit fallout 

Tui is in talks with the CAA over a bespoke 12-month transition deal to mitigate the fallout should there be a no-deal Brexit. The holiday company is negotiating a ‘letter of comfort’ to allow flights to continue as normal, despite Tui, in theory falling foul of EU ownership rules.  Twenty four per cent of shares are held by […]

Aviation industry told to attract more female pilots 

UK press write that the male-dominated aviation industry needs to attract more women into the workforce to avoid the “impending crisis” of not having enough pilots, a senior executive has warned. Angela Gittens, director-general of the Airports Council International, said that if demand for flights continued to rise rapidly, men alone could not provide sufficient pilots. According to […]