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CommutAir receives FAA certification on ERJ 145XR

CommutAir today has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to add the ERJ 145XR regional jet to its operating certificate, a milestone in the company´s growth plans as it expects to take delivery … Continue reading “CommutAir receives FAA certification on ERJ 145XR”


Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion supports flight of US Navy's 5th MUOS satellite

Aerojet Rocketdyne has played a role in the placement of the US Navy´s fifth mobile user objective system (MUOS) secure, tactical communications satellite into orbit, the company said. This mission was launched from … Continue reading “Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion supports flight of US Navy's 5th MUOS satellite”


SpaceTek, Swiss Belhotel International sign memorandum for space hotel

SpaceTek has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hong-based Swiss Belhotel International have signed an agreement to develop and operate a space hotel in low-earth orbit, the company said. SpaceTek is expected to … Continue reading “SpaceTek, Swiss Belhotel International sign memorandum for space hotel”


Delta Airlines awards 600 employee-funded scholarships

Nearly 600 Delta employees and dependents have received academic scholarships Delta´s Scholarship Fund, the company said. The fund, which awarded more than USD1.0 million in scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year, is primarily … Continue reading “Delta Airlines awards 600 employee-funded scholarships”


Growth drives down costs on Spirit CEO's agenda

Spirit AeroSystems´ newest executive Tom Gentile, who is scheduled to take the role of CEO at the end of July, has unveiled his agenda for future growth and the strength of the company´s … Continue reading “Growth drives down costs on Spirit CEO's agenda”


WestJet Encore celebrates 3 years

WestJet´s regional airline, WestJet Encore, has celebrated its third year in the sky, the company said. The airline, powered by Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 aircraft, recently broke the six million guests-flown mark. Since its … Continue reading “WestJet Encore celebrates 3 years”


Former Spirit Airlines CEO to chair NewLeaf Travel

NewLeaf Travel Company has named Ben Baldanza as board chair, the company said. Baldanza served as CEO and president of Spirit Airlines from 2005 until January 2016. He was a senior vice-president at … Continue reading “Former Spirit Airlines CEO to chair NewLeaf Travel”


Indian budget airlines cut flight fares by 30% to beat lean season

Major Indian low-fare airlines have slashed fares by at least 30 percent to beat the lean season, which falls between June and mid-October, the company said. The company has noted fares decrease by … Continue reading “Indian budget airlines cut flight fares by 30% to beat lean season”


Iraqi Airways plane makes emergency landing in Istanbul

According to a report from the Anadolu Agency, Iraqi Airways has reported engine failure on a June 22 flight from Istanbul to Erbil, Iraq, forced an emergency landing at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, the … Continue reading “Iraqi Airways plane makes emergency landing in Istanbul”


Vacation Express to reinstate non-stop charters from BWI in 2017

Vacation Express has confirmed the return of seasonal, non-stop flights to Punta Cana from Baltimore-Washington International Airport for the 2017 season, the company said. Six-night flights to Punta Cana will depart every Friday … Continue reading “Vacation Express to reinstate non-stop charters from BWI in 2017”


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