Sustainability

Brought to you by:Northrop Grumman
May 13, 2022
Graham Webb, Pratt & Whitney’s Chief Sustainability Officer, tells Lee Ann Shay about what needs to be done now to reduce aviation’s carbon footprint.
May 02, 2022
The accelerating trend in offtake agreement and production plans for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) continues, with new initiatives to establish plants in Sweden and Thailand.

Crossover Narrowbody Jets

Brought to you by:Embraer
May 09, 2022
As ever more airline markets are seeing increasing use of crossover narrowbody jets, the airlines operating such aircraft from the Embraer E-Jets E2…
May 05, 2022
Responding to the growth in e-commerce and increased demand for cargo capacity, we’ve launched the E190F and E195F freighter program. Two new aircraft that are set to revolutionize the cargo/freight sector.

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Aircraft & Propulsion

May 13, 2022
TAP Air Portugal will operate its entire fleet this summer but the carrier is having issues with the engines that power its fleet of Airbus A330-900s.
May 13, 2022
ATR has undertaken the first flight of the STOL variant of the ATR 42-600 regional turboprop.
May 13, 2022
Fast-growing freight volumes in the Middle East have led Bahrain-based cargo specialist Texel Air to step up the speed of its expansion. 
May 12, 2022
Boeing is awaiting FAA feedback on its latest plan to get 787 deliveries re-started, and company executives are confident that its list and proposed remedies will satisfy the regulator’s requirements.
May 12, 2022
Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC) has completed the bench test of the first prototype of its PD-8 turbofan engine. 

Interiors & Connectivity

May 11, 2022
Air France is investing €140 million ($148 million) to upgrade the cabins of 12 of its Boeing 777-300 aircraft.
May 10, 2022
AirShield aims to further clear the cabin air by improving the effectiveness of overhead vents to prevent the spread of viruses by creating a protective air barrier around each passenger. It is expected to be FAA-certified by July.
May 04, 2022
Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways have joined Boeing, Safran, Panasonic Avionics and U.S. IT company Riverbed Technology in the Seamless Air Alliance (SAA), which aims to make it easier for passengers to access inflight connectivity.
Apr 04, 2022
Etihad Airways has begun operation of its Airbus A350-1000, with an inaugural flight from the company’s Abu Dhabi hub to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport at the end of March 2022. 
Mar 30, 2022
When Finnair made a €200 million ($250 million) investment to upgrade its premium economy and business cabin products, neither the airline nor the…

Airports & Routes

May 13, 2022
The application for three of the remaining available slots would enhance United’s African offering by creating direct connections between the U.S. and South Africa capitals.
May 12, 2022
The Japanese airline is restoring Airbus A380 flights to Hawaii, as well as reinstating service to London.
May 12, 2022
European domestic travel is expected to make a full recovery in 2022, while international arrivals will recover to 70% of 2019 levels.
May 11, 2022
Complexity created by operations at a new reliever airport near Mexico City International is creating additional safety risks in the region’s airspace, industry groups warn.
May 11, 2022
This summer Iberia expects to operate approximately 85% of the capacity it offered during the same period of 2019, in line with a group-wide estimate given by parent company International Airlines Group (IAG).

Airlines & Lessors

May 13, 2022
The application for three of the remaining available slots would enhance United’s African offering by creating direct connections between the U.S. and South Africa capitals.
May 13, 2022
A spokesman for the airline said the airport located 60 mi. north of New York City could not handle the quantities of freight the airline was envisaging carrying.
May 13, 2022
TAP Air Portugal will operate its entire fleet this summer but the carrier is having issues with the engines that power its fleet of Airbus A330-900s.
May 13, 2022
Fast-growing freight volumes in the Middle East have led Bahrain-based cargo specialist Texel Air to step up the speed of its expansion. 
May 13, 2022
The capital increase comes on top of a $3.1 billion capital increase made by its owner the previous year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Safety, Operations & Regulation

May 13, 2022
Embraer has linked the inflight loss of an E170 winglet to cracking, prompting regulators to issue an emergency airworthiness directive calling for inspections. 
May 13, 2022
The FAA isn’t known for moving quickly on many things.
May 12, 2022
A Tibet Airlines Airbus A319 was severely damaged during a runway excursion May 12 at Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport.
May 11, 2022
Boeing will not get the 737-10 certified in 2022, but it is confident that a looming deadline that would require a major flight-deck change will not apply to the largest 737 MAX variant.
May 11, 2022
Complexity created by operations at a new reliever airport near Mexico City International is creating additional safety risks in the region’s airspace, industry groups warn.

Maintenance & Training

May 04, 2022
Convincing U.S. lawmakers to revisit the 2010 law that required the FAA to boost minimum flight hours for airline pilots to 1,500 hr. will require a unified push backed with data to support revised standards, executives from two major carriers said. 
Apr 28, 2022
Listen in as Aviation Week and ATW air transport editors discuss the pilot shortage U.S. airlines are grappling with during the post-pandemic rebound.
Apr 27, 2022
Air New Zealand has revealed a plan to relocate its headquarters to Auckland Airport, and is also restarting its project to build a new maintenance hangar there.
Apr 13, 2022
US domestic capacity in 2022 is returning to 2019 levels, but this follows the early retirements in 2020 and 2021 of thousands of flight crew. The…
Apr 08, 2022
Unlike in the U.S., the pilot market is still tough in Europe and in the Lufthansa Group in particular.