Ram Mohan Naidu’s task: Pilot the aviation industry amidst operational turbulence | Airlines

The Telugu Desam Party’s (TDP’s) love for aviation is well known. In 2014, the TDP, as part of the NDA, picked the aviation ministry, and Ashok Gajapathi Raju was at the helm of affairs for four years. Back on the pilot seat to tread the Indian aviation sector is TDP MP Ram Mohan Naidu, the youngest to secure a cabinet…

Volunteer Spotlight — Don and Shay Lusk

This piece originally ran in the May 2024 issue of EAA Sport Aviation magazine. Don and Shay Lusk, EAA 1475013 and 1495171, of EAA Chapter 586 in Show Low, Arizona, have a passion for sharing the wonders aviation has to offer with people of all ages. Don has been fascinated by airplanes since he was a young child, taking trips…

Does Your Airline Offer Compensation? How To Check | Airlines

Summary Southwest Airlines’ 2022 debacle led to better passenger compensations and rights established by the DoT’s Flight Rights Dashboard. Airlines like American, Delta, and Alaskan now offer meal reimbursements, hotels, & cash compensation to passengers facing delays. DoT’s push for more transparency in airline compensations includes automatic refunds for delayed/canceled flights and other service failures. Let’s go back in time…

IAG Loyalty CEO Talks Avios’ Ambitions to Be a ‘Global Currency’ | Airlines

Skift Take Skift spoke with IAG Loyalty CEO Adam Daniels about the program’s plans to partner with more airlines and other businesses in the loyalty space. Meghna Maharishi IAG Loyalty, the frequent flyer program that operates Avios, is probably one of the most overarching programs in the airline industry — and it wants to continue expanding.  While Avios houses IAG…

NGPA Scholarship Applications Open for 2024

We are all unique in our own exceptional way. And we should all have the same opportunities to pursue careers in the various fields of aviation.  NGPA, a worldwide organization for the LGBTQ+ community, is doing its share to encourage its members to begin their aviation careers by once again offering its annual scholarship program to those interested in becoming…

Offer and order management: what it means for the travel sector | Airlines

There has been serious talk of ‘offer and order management’ in the airline industry for some years now. In fact, this was a key topic for delegates at the IATA World Financial & Passenger Symposium in Chicago late last year, where it became clear that offer/order was finally gathering pace. But for many of online travel agencies (OTAs), tour operators…

Bargain Buys on AircraftForSale: 1979 Cessna 152

One of the worst things one can do to an airplane is let it sit unused. Conversely, one of the very best things one can do is fly it regularly and maintain it with an open checkbook. Today’s bargain is firmly in the latter category and is available for $79,950 on AircraftForSale. Cessna 150s and 152s run the gamut between…

Globe editorial: How to get airline reform on the runway | Airlines

Open this photo in gallery: An Air Canada flight taxis to a runway as a WestJet flight takes off at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on March 20, 2020.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press The top complaint among air travellers in Canada has long been obvious. As former federal minister David Emerson stated in his transportation study tabled in the House…

Bonza collapse leaves hundreds jobless, as Virgin promises to prioritise employment | Airlines

Hundreds of Bonza airline staff have learnt their fate, as the airline officially terminates their employment. The troubled budget airline suspended all its flights and entered voluntary administration in April, with aircraft seized and repossessed little more than a year after its planes first took off. The Transport Workers Union (TWU) said Virgin Australia had committed to prioritising job opportunities…

Efficient Israeli Response to Iranian Attack Leads To Resumption of Flights, Tourism Ministry Adviser Tells TML | Airlines

Although fewer visitors than usual are expected to fly to Israel this summer due to the war, restarted airline operations and the reactivation of Ben Gurion’s Terminal 1 might help the local tourism industry catch a break Tourism in Israel is still in a slump, after a significant downturn in the fourth quarter of 2023 according to data from Israel’s…

Honeywell Demonstrates SURF-A Runway Incursion Avoidance Tech

When an aircraft is someplace it isn’t supposed to be, it often results in a potentially dangerous situation, putting the lives of the flight crew and passengers at risk. These run the gamut from incursions when an aircraft doesn’t have permission to be on the runway because another one is already there, excursions—or runway overruns—and wrong-surface events, such as an…

Industry leaders share their view at the 2024 IATA AGM | Airlines

On June 2-4, 2024, a comprehensive cross-section of the commercial aviation ecosystem gathered at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Dubai.  The event attracted a good number C-level executives and decision makers, plus the world’s largest airlines and aviation governing bodies.  AeroTime was on the sidelines of the event to take the pulse…

How airlines can foster environmentally responsible practices: Lessons from major Indian airlines – Airlines/Aviation News | Airlines

The Indian aviation sector growth continues to rapidly increase, there is an underlying concern about its greenhouse emissions and a growing carbon footprint. The aviation industry over recent years has been facing pressure to adopt environmentally responsible practices. Airlines across the sector are making efforts for a more sustainable future as environmental degradation along with climate change is causing huge…

Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines partner on sustainability | Airlines

Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on various sustainability initiatives. This partnership aims to promote the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and share best practices to enhance sustainability in the airline industry. The MoU was signed on June 5, 2024, by Cathay Group CEO Ronald Lam and Singapore Airlines CEO…

YouTuber’s helicopter firework stunt ends in federal charges- AeroTime | Airlines

A YouTuber who hoped to get millions of likes for a special 4th of July video is now facing federal charges due to the dangerous nature of the stunt he staged. Alex Choi (real name Suk Min Choi), a YouTuber with over 900,000 subscribers, shot a video stunt in June 2023 involving two women shooting fireworks at a moving Lamborghini…

FAA orders G500, G600 inspections over engine mount concerns | Airlines

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced a new airworthiness directive (AD) affecting certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVII-G500 and GVII-G600 airplanes. This action follows a concerning report of a failed rear engine mount, discovered during a routine preflight walk-around, which revealed visible engine misalignment. The new directive mandates the inspection of engine mount points within the pylons and…