A Spanish Air Force McDonnell Douglas EF-18AM Hornet has crashed near to Torrejón Air Base, killing the pilot. The accident reportedly took place just after 11:00 AM local time, as the aircraft was carrying out a takeoff manoeuvre.
European aerospace giant Airbus has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Bombardier’s next generation CSeries program. The deal, which was agreed on Monday, will see Airbus take a 50.01% stake in CSeries Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP), which manufactures and sells the twin-engine jet.
The Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), the Swiss Civil Aviation Authority, has announced that SkyWork Airlines’ Air Operators Certificate (AOC) will be suspended at the end of October, due to economic reasons.
Atlanta based Delta Air Lines, one of the world’s largest carriers, has said it will refuse to pay the “nonsensical” 300% tariff imposed by the US Government on the import of Bombardier CSeries aircraft to the United States.
A Valan International Cargo Charter Antonov An-26 has crashed into the sea off the coast of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, during bad weather. The aircraft was operating a charter freight flight for the French Army. Four of the ten people onboard are reported to have died in the incident.
Lufthansa has reinforced its position as Germany’s largest and most powerful carrier, by signing a deal for several of Air Berlin’s assets, worth €210 million ($249 million).
In the next few hours, Germany’s national carrier Lufthansa is expected to purchase a large percentage of Air Berlin’s assets. The deal means Lufthansa will likely takeover Air Berlin itself, subsidiary airlines Niki and Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter, and several aircraft.
New Guernsey-based carrier “Waves” has received it’s Air Operators Certificate (AOC) from the Channel Islands’ 2-REG Registry. The license will allow the technology-driven airline to operate passengers and cargo flights.
German carrier Air Berlin will operate its last flights on the 27th of October 2017, before suspending all operations the next day. The date has now been confirmed after months of speculation on when the carrier would finally cease to operate.