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France pledges 15 billion euros for stricken aviation firms

Jun 09, 2020 - 10:45 PM

(UPDATED) The French government says it is taking action to save around 100,000 jobs in the country's aviation industry

AIR FRANCE. A plane of the French airline parked at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. Photo from Shutterstock

[OPINION] The era of cheap flights is over

May 13, 2020 - 1:44 PM

'When the dust settles, whether by reason of conscience, aversion to novel pathogens, or dislike of higher prices, many will put off from taking to the sky'

New Russian jet takes to air in bid to rival Airbus, Boeing

May 29, 2017 - 1:25 AM

The MC 21 manufactured by Irkut Corporation can carry up to 211 passengers and fly up to 6 000 kilometers

Russia challenges Airbus, Boeing with new jet

Jun 08, 2016 - 11:00 PM

The MC 21 plane which can carry up to 211 passengers is Moscow s answer to the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737

epa05351116 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attends an official ceremony of the rollout of the first MC-21-300 mid-range passenger aircraft at Irkutsk Aviation Plant (IAP), an affiliate of Irkut Corporation, in Irkutsk, Russia, 08 June 2016. EPA/ALEXANDER ASTAFYEV / SPUTNIK / GOVERNMENT PRESS SERVICE POOL MANDATORY CREDIT

Dues unpaid: 4 int'l airlines may face NAIA access restriction

Mar 08, 2016 - 6:13 PM

MIAA says the airlines were given demand letters as early as 2014 with final letters sent in 2015 and early 2016

MIAA-AIRLINES DISPUTE. "More than an issue of settling dues, airport management wishes to settle differences with the airlines,” MIAA's Jose Angel Honrado says. File photo from AFP

China revs up new aero-engine group

Mar 03, 2016 - 7:35 PM

The China Aviation Engine Group seeks to develop engines that would power big commercial jets

epa04932785 Visitors watch a model of J-31 gyrfalcon stealth fighter made by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) at Beijing 16th aviation expo in Beijing city, China, 16 September 2015. As many as 140 exhibitors coming from 16 countries display their aviation products during 16 to 19 September 2015. EPA/WU HONG

Asian airlines more cautious with orders – Boeing

Feb 15, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Orders for new planes are affected as carriers profits go down and economic woes hound countries

epa05127352 (FILE) A file photo dated 19 February 2008 showing Boeing staff walking past a Boeing model plane on display at the Singapore Airshow in Singapore. Boeing is to release their annual results 27 January 2016. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Europe 'big 5' airlines launch new alliance

Jan 21, 2016 - 1:27 PM

The Airlines for Europe A4E alliance calls for an end to excessive fees paid by travellers

Singapore Airlines half-year profit down 55.5%

Nov 07, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Considered a bellwether for the industry the airline’s net profit as of September 30 is pulled down by heavy losses in Tiger Airways and warns of a challenging outlook ahead

Think tank: PAL to book losses until 2015

Nov 06, 2014 - 11:55 PM

The parent firm of flag carrier Philippine Airlines will continue to book losses until 2015 due to its ambitious fleet renewal program an aviation think tank says

Malaysia Airlines to trim staff, routes, replace CEO in reform plan

Aug 29, 2014 - 4:48 PM

Khazanah Nasional hopes the measures will enable to save Malaysia Airlines from bankruptcy after two devastating disasters

Malaysia Airlines losses widen after air disasters

Aug 28, 2014 - 10:01 PM

The flag carrier said it posted a 305 7 million ringgit 97 2 million loss in the April June quarter

PAIN OF LOSS. (File Photo) Malaysia Airlines crew members cry during multi-faith prayers for passengers and crew of crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 at the Malaysia Airlines Academy in Kelana Jaya, Malaysia, 25 July 2014. Azhar Rahim/EPA

Govt grounds Cebu Pacific pilots after NAIA incident

Jun 14, 2013 - 4:22 PM

Pilots of the Cebu Pacific aircraft that skidded in the NAIA runway were grounded

GROUNDED. The government grounds the pilot and the aircraft involved in a runway incident. File photo from AFP

2012 YEARENDER: Budget airlines rule Philippine skies

Dec 30, 2012 - 12:01 AM

The year 2012 put the global spotlight on the Philippine aviation industry largely due to the phenomenal performance of the low cost carriers both flying domestic and international routes