2015 was a rough year for Estonia and its national flag carriers. After European Commission concluded the airline had been given illicit state aid, Estonian Air went bankrupt as it could not afford to return the sums – € 85 million.
The U.S Transportation Department has released 2017 figures for the number of passengers ‘bumped’ off flights, revealing a total of 23,223 passengers were forced off an aircraft or had their flights tickets revoked.
The best-selling A320 Family marked a new milestone with Paris-to-New York nonstop flight flown by the A321LR – demonstrating this jetliner version’s ability to serve new markets and operate on heavily-travelled North Atlantic routes with the highest levels of efficiency and comfort.
The arrival of a Russian-built Sukhoi Superjet 100 at Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport has signaled the beginning of a renewed offensive by Russia to find new customers for its commercial passenger jet.
Lockheed Martin broke ground on a new, $50 million, 255,000 square foot office facility and announced plans to hire about 1,800 people over the next two years, of which about 500 will be based in Orlando.