Sustainability

Brought to you by:Northrop Grumman
May 01, 2021
It has taken far too long, but the political will to greatly increase the availability, affordability and use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) is…
Apr 30, 2021
The race for alternative aviation fuels speeds up.

Crossover Narrowbody Jets

Brought to you by:Embraer
May 04, 2021
When discussing aero engines, it’s always tempting to begin by going back to basics with the reminder that without these amazing machines, there…
Apr 29, 2021
Embraer’s second quarter is off to a positive start with an order for 30 E195-E2 jets from an undisclosed customer as the Brazilian manufacturer looks to secure more new orders in 2021. 

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Aircraft & Propulsion

May 12, 2021
Turkish LCC Pegasus Airlines plans to operate a fleet almost entirely made up of Airbus A320neo family aircraft by 2025.
May 12, 2021
Based on Airbus’ latest thinking that single-aisle demand will return sooner than expected, the OEM is resuming preparatory work for a new narrowbody final assembly line in Toulouse to be operational by the end of 2022.
May 12, 2021
The joint venture is owned equally by both parties and its incorporation is expected in the next few months.
May 11, 2021
Boeing’s Commercial Airplanes unit delivered 17 aircraft in April as an increase in 787 hand-overs was more than offset by problems in the 737 program that limited deliveries to just four and continue to keep aircraft idle. 
May 11, 2021
Austrian Airlines’ long-planned retirement of its De Havilland Dash 8-400 fleet has left the carrier with a capacity gap beneath its smallest jet aircraft, the Embraer E195, on short-haul routes.

Interiors & Connectivity

Apr 28, 2021
Enhancing cabin interiors products is still on the agenda for designers and manufacturers as they continuously improve cabin designs for efficiency and safety.
Apr 23, 2021
Dutch carrier KLM plans to equip 39 short-haul aircraft with Viasat Wi-Fi connectivity, while Norwegian regional airline Widerøe is beginning a six-month trial of Inflight Dublin’s wireless inflight-entertainment (IFE) product Everhub.
Mar 25, 2021
Recaro Aircraft Seating reported its 2020 earnings as €295 million, down 60% from 2019. However, the seating company remains focused on moving forward after an unprecedented pandemic year.
Mar 24, 2021
Cabin and technology specialists believe the latest anti-viral solutions could reassure passengers as they gradually return to the skies following the coronavirus crisis. 
Mar 24, 2021
Boosting passenger confidence and creating a sense of well-being aboard aircraft are priorities of cabin interior specialists in the slow recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

Airports & Routes

May 12, 2021
If you live in the U.S., you’re probably within a short drive of what the FAA designates a “primary” airport—one of the nearly 400 facilities that handle 99.9% of annual airline enplanements. 
May 10, 2021
Airport spa and wellness services operator XpresSpa has rolled out rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests at 11 U.S. airports, allowing passengers to take coronavirus tests and receive results in 30 minutes.
May 10, 2021
Maho Beach has the typical Caribbean beach and bar scene that tourists flock to, but it is also a two-lane road away from a major commercial runway (10/28). This makes Prince Juliana International Airport (SXM) one of the most unique airports in the world.
May 10, 2021
The travel bubble established between Australia and New Zealand may be groundbreaking, but two brief suspensions within the space of two weeks highlight the challenges facing such an approach. 
May 10, 2021
Bamboo Airways’ ambitions of serving the U.S. market have moved a step closer after the Vietnamese airline was granted takeoff and landing slots at two airports in California.

Airlines & Lessors

May 12, 2021
Luxembourg national carrier Luxair is cautiously optimistic about its prospects for the coming months, according to its annual report published May 10.
May 12, 2021
International Airlines Group (IAG) has taken further moves to bolster its balance sheet with the launch of an offering of senior unsecured bonds, convertible into ordinary shares. 
May 12, 2021
LATAM Airlines Group and Delta Air Lines have received approval from the Colombian government for their joint venture (JV). 
May 12, 2021
Turkish LCC Pegasus Airlines plans to operate a fleet almost entirely made up of Airbus A320neo family aircraft by 2025.
May 12, 2021
Company shareholders at AerCap’s annual meeting on May 12 approved the lessor’s acquisition of rival GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).

Safety, Operations & Regulation

May 12, 2021
A coalition of nearly two-dozen CEOs from across the travel and tourism industry called on President Joe Biden to take steps to restart air travel between the U.S. and the UK.
May 11, 2021
A bipartisan group of U.S. House lawmakers introduced a bill that would prevent the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) from issuing foreign air carrier permits to so-called “flag-of-convenience” carriers, reviving a multi-year effort to restrict foreign LCCs from operating in the transatlantic market.
May 10, 2021
Regulators, manufacturers and maintenance providers are revamping engine biocide treatment protocols in the wake of a serious incident that forced an emergency landing of an Airbus A321 at London Gatwick in 2020. 
May 03, 2021
New Zealand has agreed to open a quarantine-free travel bubble with the Cook Islands, prompting Air New Zealand to ramp up flights to the popular leisure destination of Rarotonga.
Apr 30, 2021
The FAA’s mandate ordering electrical-bonding modifications to certain grounded Boeing 737 MAXs is out, but operators are still waiting on finalized…

Maintenance & Training

May 05, 2021
Singapore Airlines Engineering Company (SIAEC) is looking at a potential partial acquisition of SR Technics Malaysia to bolster its narrowbody MRO capabilities as it enters a recovery phase “fraught with risks.”
May 05, 2021
Malaysia Aviation Group is giving its smaller airline Firefly more flexibility to capture the domestic and regional market while aiming to avoid cannibalization of routes operated by Malaysia Airlines. 
Apr 30, 2021
The FAA’s mandate ordering electrical-bonding modifications to certain grounded Boeing 737 MAXs is out, but operators are still waiting on finalized…
Apr 26, 2021
The latest survey of more than 40 service providers suggests a shift in MRO spending is well underway.
Apr 21, 2021
This webinar took place April 21, 2021 and sponsored by Collins Aerospace. The pandemic has forced companies to examine their strategies and…