Air Traffic Control


Strong First Quarter Results for Finland’s Airports

Helsinki Airport's passenger numbers increased 6.1%, year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017.  (Finavia)

Airport operator Finavia has released figures showing passenger numbers grew by 6.9%, year on year, in the first quarter of 2017. Finavia said the main … More ››

WOW air Acquires First Airbus A320neo

WOWair A320neo

Iceland’s WOW air has taken delivery of the first A320neo aircraft, via an agreement with Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The new aircraft is the airline’s … More ››

Asiana Airlines Takes Delivery of its First A350 XWB

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Asiana Airlines of South Korea has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the 12th airline to operate the new twin engine widebody airliner. Asiana’s … More ››

Airbus Delivers First A321neo to Virgin America

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Airbus delivered the first-ever A321neo to the US carrier Virgin America on April 20. As first announced in April 2016, Virgin America was acquired by … More ››

A First in Germany: Aeroplane Lands Using Only Satellite Navigation

The first aircraft to land in Germany using only satellite-based navigation systems touched down at Bremen on April 6, 2017. The Embraer Phenom 300  was operated by the private jet company NetJets.  (DFS)

At 10am on April 6, Bremen Airport (IATA: BRE) was the setting for a German first. It was the first time that a passenger aircraft … More ››

HSBC Deal Accelerates Development at London Biggin Hill

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London Biggin Hill Airport (IATA: BIG) has agreed a £15 million finance package with banker HSBC to fund the construction of an additional 140,000sq ft … More ››

MH370 Anniversary: Pilots’ Union Renews Call for Improved Aircraft Tracking

Boeing 777, 9M-MRO, went missing in March 2014.  (KEY - Alan warnes)

March 8, 2017 marked the three-year anniversary of one of the most high-profile aviation mysteries of all time – the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight … More ››

Royal Jordanian Airlines Renews Cancer Foundation Agreement

Royal Jordanian’s Chief Commercial Officer, Server Aydin, seals the agreement with Ms, Nisreen Qatamish, Director General of KHCF.

Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJ) and the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) have renewed their social partnership agreement regarding donations of frequent flyers miles in the … More ››

Remote ATC Tower Services for Jersey Airport

Jersey ATC Tower

Jersey Airport (IATA: JER) is set to become the first provider of Remote Tower Service technology in the British Isles. The move follows a development … More ››

Reykjavik Airport Experiences Huge Overnight Snowfall

The snowfall was so deep at Reykjavik Airport that its runways simply ‘disappeared’.  Here, Runway 31 is completely obscured by the deep blanket of snow. (Reykjavik Airport)

The city of Reykjavik, Iceland, experienced an exceptionally heavy snowfall during the night of February 25/26. The city‘s international airport, Keflavik (IATA: KEF), had ‘only’ … More ››