Sad Details of Alaska Helicopter Crash Killing Five Passengers

The helicopter carrying Czech billionaire Petr Kellner, 56, just missed clearing an Alaskan ridge by three to five metres when it crashed, preliminary investigations show.

Mr Kellner, who is worth an estimated US$17.5 billion (A$23 billion) according to Forbes, was one of five passengers on board the fatal flight on Saturday (local time).

Three new mountain response bases to be created with freshly procured aircraft

Head of the Department for Emergency Situations, Raed Arafat, announced today that three new mountain response bases will be created following the purchase, through the 'Vision 2020' project, of six light helicopters, three of which were handed over today.

Airbus Helicopters Romania delivers first new generation of H135 helicopters to Romanian state

Airbus Helicopters Romania has completed the delivery of the first three of the H135 helicopters to the General Aviation Inspectorate, with the next three deliveries scheduled by mid-2021, the company announced on Thursday.

First charter flights to Sharm El-Sheikh from Sibiu Airport to take off in April

For the first time, charter flights to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, will take off from the Sibiu International Airport this April, according to a press statement released by the airport on Thursday. The flights that will be operated in partnership with the Cocktail Holidays tour operator and EgyptAir will depart every Saturday, between April 3 - May 8, 2021.

Turkey to launch 5A satellite next week

Turkey plans to launch a communication satellite on the night between Monday and Tuesday next week, the country's transport and infrastructure minister announced on Dec. 30. 

Following the Turksat 5A satellite, the country will also launch another communication satellite, the Turksat 5B, in June, Adil Karaismailoğlu announced in Turkey's Black Sea province Ordu.

Bulgaria Resumes Flights From UK and Northern Ireland

At 12 pm today Bulgaria resumed flights from the UK and Northern Ireland, which were cancelled due to the new strain of Covid-19. Passengers arriving from the UK will have to make antigen tests and will be put under a 10-day quarantine. From January 1, a negative PCR test will be required performed 72 hours before the arrival in Bulgaria.

Turkish Airlines may delay delivery of Airbus, Boeing planes

Turkish Airlines, which halted its passenger flights as a result of the coronavirus crisis, may delay the delivery of some Boeing and Airbus planes, its chairman said on May 27.

Turkey's flag carrier company had received half of its orders for 25 Boeing 787-9 planes, but the delivery of the rest could be delayed, İlker Aycı told daily Hürriyet.

European shares sink again as coronavirus deaths mount

European shares were stuck near seven-year lows on Monday after several countries expanded measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, with Italy banning even domestic travel as the number of fatalities there topped 5,400.

The benchmark STOXX 600 index was down 4.6 percent at 0806 GMT, with bourses in Germany, Spain and London leading declines.