Monthly Archives: October 2018

Aerospace Technology Week dates announced for 2019

Aerospace Technology Week has announced dates for next years event as 12th-13th March 2019 to take place at the MOC Event Center in Munich, Germany, and is set to be the largest gathering for the avionics, electronics, connectivity, aerospace testing and airline communities. Aerospace Technology Week comprises of THREE complementary co-located Events: (1) AVIONICS EXPO […]

Heathrow extends its Chinese network with new services to Asian Silicon Valley

Heathrow has welcomed the first UK flight arriving directly from the Chinese economic powerhouse and megacity of Shenzhen. Operated by Shenzhen Airlines, this thrice weekly service will transport up to 96,408 passengers a year and 3,120 tonnes of annual exports and imports to the city known as China’s tech hub. Recently, Lonely Planet has ranked […]

Record passenger numbers at Heathrow in early 2018

An all-time record of 60.5 million passengers have travelled through Heathrow so far in 2018. The airport also recorded robust financial performance, as revenues climbed 2.3 per cent to £2,211 million on the back of higher demand to fly and strong retail spend. The results will support an additional £555 million of investment into the […]

“Growth begets growth: India’s Aerospace maintenance sector a huge growth opportunity” – Jayant Sinha

It is said that growth begets growth. India’s GDP growth has had a strong link with the growth of country’s aviation sector; every one percent increase in GDP translates itself into a two percent growth in the aviation sector. India’s increasing GDP growth rate, has spurred continuing large increases in its aviation sector growth. Presently […]

Heathrow offers free landing charges for a year to UK’s first electric plane

In a world airport first, Heathrow has announced that the first electric-hybrid aircraft will not have to pay Heathrow’s landing charges for an entire year when it is put into regular service at the UK’s international hub. In celebration of Green GB Week and inspired by the first flight short electric-powered flight carrying two passengers […]

AirBridgeCargo Airlines to set up its European hub at Liege Airport

Liege Airport and AirBridgeCargo Airlines have signed an historic lease agreement for 10 years. This arrangement will bring the scale of cooperation between two companies to the next level of development, boosting air cargo volumes of ABC to/from the airport and placing Liege Airport among the top 5 cargo airports in Europe by 2020. The […]

MAG-led consortium looks to operate and develop Sofia Airport in Bulgaria

Manchester Airports Group (MAG), the operator of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports in the UK, is looking to expand its portfolio by submitting a tender to operate Sofia Airport in Bulgaria. MAG’s bid will be supported by Chinese construction giant BCEG, which is already working with MAG in Manchester. According to MAG, a […]

DXB sets new record with 8.37 million customers in August

Dubai has 8.37 million reasons to celebrate after that number of customers passed through the world’s #1 international airport Dubai International (DXB) in August, setting a new global standard and surpassing the airport’s former record of 8.23 million set in August 2017. August marks the second consecutive month that DXB has crossed the eight million […]

3rd Future Cities Show to facilitate global investments in smart city solutions

The race to become the world’s first smart city has become more exciting with recent and wider applications of disruptive technologies. The building blocks for smart cities will be showcased at the Future Cities Show on April 8-10, 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With the theme ‘Propelling Globalization through Digital Transformation’, FCS will support […]

First Ground Broken for Avinor Oslo Airport Expansion

On Monday 1 October the expansion project for the area beyond the passport control at Avinor Oslo Airport started. Passengers will only be affected to a minor degree. Three of the current gates will be removed during the development period, and this entails somewhat less capacity in the area beyond the passport checkpoint for the […]