Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines to offer internet access on shorter journeys

Internet access also on inner-European routes Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines starting next phase of testing to include free service to passengers Product launch in the first quarter, initially on 10 Airbus aircraft from the A320 family Three service packages available in future, priced at EUR 3, EUR 7 and EUR 12. Frankfurt/Main, 2017-Jan-11 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Qatar Executive becomes the first ‘Business Aviation Operator’ in the Middle East to be awarded the EASA third-country operator safety certificate

Qatar Airways’ corporate jet division obtains European safety authorisation DOHA, Qatar, 2015-11-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Executive, Qatar Airways’ corporate jet division, is the first ‘Business Aviation Operator’ in the Middle East and one of first worldwide to be awarded the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) third-country operator (TCO) safety certificate. By 2016, all… Read the full press release

Small Planet Airline: two crew members must be in the cockpit at all times

Vilnius, Lithuania, 2015-3-30 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to the information provided by media regarding possible contributing factors to the Germanwings plane crash, Small Planet Airlines informs that the company follows a standard procedure stating that two crew members must be in the cockpit at all times. If one of the pilots need… Read the full press release

Bombardier’s Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircrafts receive full type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency

Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft granted full type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency on September 12, 2014 EASA-registered customers to start taking delivery of the new aircraft Montréal, 2014-9-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier, the world’s leading business aircraft manufacturer, announced today that the Learjet 70 andLearjet 75 aircraft have received… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines permits passengers to use electronic devices during the entire flight starting on May 1, 2014

Use in flight mode possible during takeoff and landing Approval applies to all Austrian Airlines aircraft The new rule is valid for smart phones, tablets, notebooks and other electronic devices weighing up to one kilogram Vienna, Austria, 2014-04-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting on May 1, 2014, Austrian Airlines passengers will be permitted to use their… Read the full press release

The European Aviation Safety Agency to simplify and improve General Aviation (GA) regulations

Cologne, Germany, 2014-04-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published a Decision on the 1st April to accompany the recently published regulation on new and more accessible instrument ratings (IRs) focused on General Aviation (GA) pilots. This is part of the Agency’s on-going work to simplify and improve GA regulations. This decision… Read the full press release

Wizz Air now allows use of Portable Electronic Devices on board of all its flights

Budapest, Hungary, 2014-1-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe*, today announced that passengers are now allowed to use Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) such as mobile phones, electronic readers and tablet computers, on all Wizz Air flights. The new guidelines for the use of PEDs on board aircraft have… Read the full press release

Shehab Al Shehhi is Etihad Airways’ first Emirati aviation engineer to obtain an Airbus A320 authorisation certificate

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2013-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has celebrated the graduation of thefirst Emirati certified aircraftengineerwho successfully completed the airline’s Graduate Engineering Traineeprogram. Shehab Al Shehhiis Etihad Airways’ first Emirati aviation engineer to obtain an Airbus A320 authorisation certificate, allowing him to certify the certificate of… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority’s statement on Super Puma suspension

2013-09-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — A spokesperson for the UK Civil Aviation Authority said: “As the UK’s aviation safety regulator, protecting the public is our fundamental purpose. It was right that Super Puma operations were suspended in the immediate aftermath of the accident on 23 August, until further information was available. “Since the accident, our experts have… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority study reveals loss of control responsible for 40 per cent of air accidents

2013-06-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published a study of recent world-wide air accidents. The CAA said the findings of its Global Fatal Accident Review 2002-2011 will help it identify major safety issues and trends allowing it to develop key safety initiatives in co-ordination with UK airlines. The CAA’s Global… Read the full press release