How does Richard Branson feel after reaching space in his own ship?

Swashbuckling billionaire Richard Branson hurtled into space aboard his own winged rocket ship Sunday, bringing astro-tourism a step closer to reality and beating out his exceedingly richer rival Jeff Bezos. The nearly 71-year-old Branson and five crewmates from his Virgin Galactic space-tourism company reached an altitude of 53.5 miles (86 kilometers) over the New Mexico … Continue reading How does Richard Branson feel after reaching space in his own ship?

OMG! Man jumps out of moving plane

A passenger was taken to the hospital Friday night after jumping out of a moving plane at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said. United Express United Express flight 5365, operated by SkyWest, was pulling away from a gate shortly after 7 p.m. when the man unsuccessfully tried to breach the cockpit, then managed to open … Continue reading OMG! Man jumps out of moving plane

You can travel to space with Jeff Bezos for only $28m

A mystery bidder paid $28 million at auction Saturday for a seat alongside Jeff Bezos on board the first crewed spaceflight of the billionaire's company Blue Origin next month. Jeff Bezos The Amazon founder revealed this week that both he and his brother Mark would take seats on board the company's New Shepard launch vehicle … Continue reading You can travel to space with Jeff Bezos for only $28m

US to lower Mexico’s aviation safety rating

The American government is making preparations to lower the aviation safety rating of Mexico, thereby preventing Mexican airlines from adding additional flights from the United States, according to knowledgeable sources. An announcement is expected to be made on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) intended step, which ensues a protracted assessment of Mexico's oversight of aviation. … Continue reading US to lower Mexico’s aviation safety rating

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China increasing investment in the aviation sector

China has achieved comprehensive progress in the civil airport sector with a major move forward in building world-class airport clusters, said a senior civil aviation official Thursday. The sector has gained progress in construction scale, speed, investment and effect over the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), said Dong Zhiyi, deputy head of the Civil Aviation … Continue reading China increasing investment in the aviation sector

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United Airlines records huge financial losses

United Airlines' revenues plunged nearly 80 percent in the third quarter compared to last year's levels, but it signaled preparations for a potential rebound in air travel in its earnings report Wednesday. The Chicago-based carrier reported a loss of $1.8 billion on revenues of $2.5 billion, a drop of 78 percent from last year amid … Continue reading United Airlines records huge financial losses

Malaysian airlines in serious financial trouble

Malaysia Airlines is making plans to shut down if lessors do not accept its restructuring bid. The deadline for accepting the restructuring plan is Sunday, which means we could know the fate of the airline soon. The airline’s sole owner has also said it will no longer fund the struggling airline if the plan does … Continue reading Malaysian airlines in serious financial trouble

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Expect new airplane cabins the next time you fly

Headrest canopies and fabric barriers between seats could start appearing in airplane cabins as the embattled industry tries to ward off the coronavirus. Airlines desperate for governments to lift travel restrictions and passengers to return are looking at ways to reassure the public that their health won’t be compromised on a flight. New-look seats and … Continue reading Expect new airplane cabins the next time you fly

FAAN: Recurring monthly losses, a sign of an uncertain future after COVID-19

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it lost N17.5billion of aeronautic charges in 23 weeks and incurred N1.4 billion loss of non-aeronautical charges between April and June, 2020. Its Managing Director, Capt. Hamisu Yadudu, who disclosed this in a virtual interaction said the agency’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) dipped by over 90 per … Continue reading FAAN: Recurring monthly losses, a sign of an uncertain future after COVID-19

NCAA: Incoming international flights won’t carry more than 200 passengers

As Nigeria commences partial resumption of international flights, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said that incoming flights are only permitted to carry a maximum of 200 passengers. This was disclosed in a memo signed by Musa Nuhu, Director-General/CEO of NCAA, on Friday. Nuhu, however, confirmed that there was no limit on the number … Continue reading NCAA: Incoming international flights won’t carry more than 200 passengers