Sustainability

Brought to you by:Northrop Grumman
Jul 26, 2021
Europe is making the introduction of sustainable aviation fuels at airports a big part of its strategy to fight climate change.
Jul 22, 2021
It is high time for ICAO to integrate climate concerns into its statutes, otherwise little progress can be expected at its next general meetings, the French air and space academy (AAE) says.

Crossover Narrowbody Jets

Brought to you by:Embraer
Jul 19, 2021
By June 30, the UK-headquartered company had 121 aircraft on its books, on lease to 19 customers.
Jul 14, 2021
When it comes to crossover narrowbody jets, the number of lessors which have ordered from either the Embraer E-Jets E2 family or the Airbus A220 pairing is considerably fewer than those with Airbus A320neos or Boeing 737 MAXs in their portfolios.

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Aircraft & Propulsion

Jul 26, 2021
Supersonic airliner developer Boom is evaluating a forward-looking vision system (FLVS) as part of preparations for flight tests of the XB-1 high-speed demonstrator as well as design planning for the follow-on full-scale Overture passenger aircraft.
Jul 23, 2021
Rolls-Royce's Power Generation System 1 (PGS1) demonstrator is designed to pave the way for future hybrid-electric regional propulsion system development.
Jul 22, 2021
Southwest Airlines could exercise up to 44 options for Boeing 737 MAX jets in 2022 to either fuel growth or accelerate retirements of older 737-700s. 
Jul 22, 2021
In France a wide-ranging study is underway to model how climate change is going to affect commercial air transport, from takeoff performance to airport submersion and leisure travel demand.
Jul 21, 2021
Airbus handed over the first A350-900 from its Tianjin Completion & Delivery Center (C&DC) to China Eastern Airlines on July 21. 

Interiors & Connectivity

Jul 16, 2021
Lufthansa subsidiary unveiled subsidiary Eurowings Discover during a July 15 launch event in Frankfurt.
Jun 30, 2021
On June 28, 2021, Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) unveiled its new Premium Economy Class, which will supplement its existing Economy, Business and First Classes from the 2021 fourth quarter.
Jun 28, 2021
Swiss International Air Lines has begun to invest again, unveiling its new premium economy class that is scheduled to be rolled out from mid-November on its Boeing 777 fleet.
Jun 24, 2021
Starting from June 28, passengers traveling on selected Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus A350s will be able to shop, buy and pay for duty-free products online from their inflight entertainment (IFE) system.
May 21, 2021
After attracting several investors, including aerospace giant Safran, air-to-ground (A2G) specialist SkyFive is working to create high-speed aircraft Wi-Fi networks in China, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia.

Airports & Routes

Jul 26, 2021
Less than eight months after Israel and Morocco agreed to normalize diplomatic relations, El Al Israel Airlines and Israir have launched their first commercial flights between the countries.
Jul 26, 2021
ACI Europe, the body that represents Europe’s airports, believes the European Commission (EC) ruling for a 50% minimum slot-use threshold for the 2022 winter season could have gone even further, sharply contrasting with vocal opposition from IATA.
Jul 26, 2021
Seaplane operator Tailwind Air said it will begin a scheduled service connecting New York and Boston on Aug. 3.
Jul 26, 2021
In 2021, China wants to build six new airports, bringing the total number of commercial airports to 247.
Jul 23, 2021
The Aer Lingus request seeks authority to display JetBlue’s B6 code on flights operated by the Irish carrier from any point or points behind any member state in the European Union, via any points in the EU, and via intermediate points to any destination in the U.S. and beyond. 

Airlines & Lessors

Jul 26, 2021
Delta Air Lines plans to increase its capacity between Canada and the U.S. by 150% in September, responding to the Canadian Government’s decision to relax border restrictions on Aug. 9.
Jul 26, 2021
South African Airways’ (SAA) low-cost subsidiary Mango plans to enter business rescue, the South African equivalent of administration, just as SAA prepares to resume flights following its own business-rescue exit.
Jul 26, 2021
Aviation is accustomed to being described as a sector to blame for climate change—but it is also about to become a victim of global warming.
Jul 26, 2021
Less than eight months after Israel and Morocco agreed to normalize diplomatic relations, El Al Israel Airlines and Israir have launched their first commercial flights between the countries.
Jul 26, 2021
The Dublin-based LCC said it was seeing a strong rebound into August and September as pent-up demand is released into the market.

Safety, Operations & Regulation

Jul 26, 2021
The UK government launched a consultation July 23 to explore the introduction of mandates that would require a certain percentage of fuel on board an airliner to be sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Jul 23, 2021
A pair of federal lawmakers are seeking to bolster the security of cargo aircraft flight decks, part of an effort to address a longstanding safety loophole raised by pilots of freighter aircraft.
Jul 23, 2021
IATA sharply criticized the European Commission’s (EC) decision to set the continent’s minimum slot-use threshold at 50% for the 2022 winter season, slamming the move as “out-of-touch” with the harsh economic reality facing airlines.
Jul 23, 2021
The UK High Court has rejected a legal challenge against the government’s handling of COVID-19 travel restrictions, which called for greater transparency in how decisions are being reached.
Jul 23, 2021
Although international travel recovery remains a distant prospect, some Asia-Pacific countries are looking ahead and developing scenarios for reopening their borders. 

Maintenance & Training

Jul 16, 2021
Advanced air mobility offers a clean sheet for development of training centered on pilot competencies rather than traditional prescriptive models, says CAE, as the training provider partners with Volocopter to support the German startup’s electric air taxi services.
Jul 08, 2021
Virtual learning and cross-training employees to fill multiple roles as needed are two significant airline industry training trends that will help shape the near-term workforce, an IATA survey found. 
Jul 06, 2021
As commercial aftermarket business ramps up to support steadily increasing flight activity, log jams are inevitable. 
Jul 06, 2021
This webinar took place July 6, 2021. Airlines, airports and the air transport industry are urging governments to make data-based decisions so that…
Jun 25, 2021
As the gradual lifting of travel restrictions sets the stage for a swift traffic recovery this summer, Airbus and Boeing plan on sticking to strategies that can now be described as proven.