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No-fly zone over Eastern Ukraine – a $200 million fortune for neighbouring countries, including Russia

Ukrainian Airspace
Following the MH-17 crash near Donetsk in July 2014, the Ukrainian and international aviation authorities promptly reviewed their safety recommendations and closed the airspace over Simferopol and Dnepropetrovsk FIRs.

Budget Airlines Shop the World for Cheaper Pilots

Crash

Travelers have demonstrated a willingness to sacrifice comfort and convenience for cheap airfares. Now this low-cost ethos is extending into the cockpit, with budget airlines chasing the lowest pay and most relaxed work rules for pilots.

10 Aviation Quotes That Save Your Life

Bold Pilots

1) Aviate, Navigate, Communicate.

2) Truly superior pilots are those who use their superior judgment to avoid those situations where they might have to use their superior skills.

3) When in doubt, hold your altitude; nobody ever collided with the sky.

4) Rule one: No matter what else happens, fly the airplane.

IFALPA briefing leaflet: The RNAV Visual

IFALPA Banner

IFALPA is strongly opposed to the current implementation of RNAV Visual approaches.
The concept of RNAV Visual approaches has merit but ICAO has yet to define Standards and Recommended Practices for this type of approach. Until these standards are established, there continues to be a lack of global harmonization in how these approaches are designed, approved, implemented, trained, and flown.

Saudia Airline Introduces In-Flight Wi-Fi App

WiFi on board

Saudia has become the first airline to develop and deploy a mobile phone application for free in-flight Wi-Fi. With the app, passengers can scan their ticket’s bar code for Wi-Fi access delivered by aircraft connectivity provider OnAir.

The windowless plane

Windowsless Airplane

No, this is not about an airplane without the Windows operating system of Bill Gates. Or maybe it is. It is a glimpse into the future that will inspire wonder in some people but perhaps strike terror into the heart of the nervous flyer: a windowless plane that nonetheless allows passengers to see what’s going on outside, as well as checking their email and surfing the net.

Air France-KLM Is at the Mercy of Middle East and Low-Cost Carriers

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Air France-KLM Group, after a year that saw three profit warnings and its worst strike in 40 years, said there’s little cause for optimism in 2015 as revenue comes under “very strong pressure” from low-cost and Gulf carriers.

Air Europa orders 14 Dreamliners

Air Europa Dreamliner

Air Europa has announced an order for 14 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $3.6 billion at list prices — the largest ever Boeing wide-body order from a Spanish carrier. The order was booked in December 2014 and was previously attributed to an unidentified customer.

Airborne espresso: your votes please?

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Tja, de 'koffie' aan boord. Kunnen jullie deze beoordelen met behulp van onderstaande mindmap? Ik ben benieuwd... — drinking tea at FL410.

How the Wreckage of AirAsia 8501 Will Tell Us What Went Wrong

Air Asia Airbus

Search crews are retrieving debris and bodies from AirAsia Flight 8501 in the Karimata Strait between Sumatra and Borneo. As the recovery continues, the focus of the inquiry will shift to determining what brought the Airbus A320-200 down on Sunday morning.

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